Program Overview (2016)

The SoTeC program is packed with opportunities for education, entertainment, networking, and information sharing.

Schedule Overview

  Friday Saturday
Registration 7:30 am – 8:30 am 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Sessions 8:30 am – 12:15 pm 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sessions 1:15 pm – 4:45 pm 1:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Drawing(must be present to win) 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Below is a brief description of the major components of the program.

Keynote Speakers
Throughout our history, SoTeC has been known for providing attendees with dynamic, cutting edge, informative, and entertaining Keynote Presentations. With two Keynote Speakers on Friday and two on Saturday, SoTeC promises more of the same!

Concurrent Sessions
SoTeC has built a reputation for providing an environment for knowledgeable and interesting speakers to share their ideas and experience. With five Concurrent Sessions each day, SoTeC will feature a slate of events that will cover a variety of technical, professional, and leadership topics in an interactive and entertaining manner. The concurrent session tracks are:

  • Project Management/ Business Analysis
  • Quality Assurance/ IT Service Management
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Professional Development
  • Alliance Partner Case Studies

Panel Discussions
Past SoTeC attendees have given very positive reviews on the addition of Panel Discussions over the past few years. SoTeC will include Panel Discussions on the following topics:

  • Hiring Junior Talent
  • One Size Fits All (Not Always)
  • Cross Generational Teams

Professional Networking
In previous years, many SoTeC attendees provided feedback requesting more networking opportunities. The SoTeC Planning Committee listened! This year, SoTeC attendees will have the opportunity to participate in structured and moderated Professional Networking sessions on both days of the conference. Along with valuable tips for networking experts on how to develop your networking skills and your professional network, participants will get the opportunity to share information and experience on topics of interest with other conference attendees.

SoTeC Inspiration Award
In a time when giving back is so important, SoTeC is proud to announce the continuation of the SoTeC Inspiration Award to recognize inspirational community service by a Southland technology professional. With this award, we seek to:

  • Recognize inspirational community service among technology professionals
  • Promote the paradigm of community service among technology professionals
  • Inspire others to action

The SoTeC Inspiration Award will be presented following lunch on Saturday.

Alliance Partner Showcase
SoTeC has always provided an opportunity to attendees to find out about the latest in products and services to help them accomplish their personal and professional objectives. Visit the Alliance Partner Showcase throughout both days of SoTeC to find out about the products and capabilities of our partners who are so critical to the support the conference and the sponsoring associations.