Past year’s attendees rave about the learning opportunities provided by SoTeC’s interactive Panel Discussions! The SoTeC Speaker Committee is proud to present four exciting and relevant Panel Discussions as part of the SoTeC 2015 program. All Panel Discussions will be moderated and provide an opportunity for conference attendees not only to hear from the panelists, but also to interact with both the panelists and their fellow attendees to maximize the sharing of information and experience.
Ageism in the IT Market place: Finding a job after 50.
It will happen to all of us!! You are over 50 years old and looking for a job. More than likely, you will be interviewed by someone younger than you. How you present yourself at this point of your career is quite different than the last time you looked for a job. Come hear a panel discuss how to navigate your career search from an over 50 perspective and learn what works best and what mistakes to avoid.
- Carole Schlocker / iSpace
- Celeste C. Collins / World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT)
- Gary Michael / KARL STORZ-ENDOSKOPE
- Hollie Choi / 20th Century Fox
Risk Assessment Panel
Risk Management: How to Access and Manage the Risk on your Project
Every project has its risks. How do you properly identify them and once you identify them how do you access and mange them? What is the best approach and the mistakes to avoid? What are the surprises that you need to plan for? What tools do you use? Come hear a panel of Senior Directors discuss the issues of risk and how to access, avoid and manage risk.
- Heidi Kujawa / Ernst & Young Advisory Services
- John Angelini / 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment
- Silvia Tejero-Suarez / Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting
- Téa Brojeni / Tribune Publishing
Doing More With Less Panel
Doing More with Less: Getting Things Accomplished as a Mid-Sized IT Department
How do technology leaders in mid sized IT departments accomplish their strategic goals despite smaller budgets and less staff?Their challenges are the same- user requests, security, new applications, changing infrastructure and many other demands. Yet their staff and budgets are much smaller. Come hear the challenges that face the leaders of these mid sized IT departments and how they provide more with less.
- Chad Berryhill / Dogeared Jewelry
- Boban Dragojlovic / Crystal Cruises
- Dennis Ebuen / Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)
- Marcela Bailey / Hispanic Scholarship Fund