2018 Program1

Saturday, 6 January 2018
NoonRegistration Opens
2:00 pm – 6:00 pmIcebreaker – Capture the Flag Cybersecurity competition
Joaquin Fuentes, Early Warning Services
6:00 pm – 6:30 pmWelcome
Jim Jeffries (2018 IEEE President)
Thomas Coughlin (2018 IEEE-USA President Elect)
Kathleen Kramer (IEEE Region 6 Director)
Matthew Smith (2018 IEEE Rising Stars Conference Chair)
Ramesh Nair (2018 IEEE Rising Stars Conference Vice-Chair)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pmKeynote: "How Technical Education is Driving Change at Google"
• Kevin O’Malley (Engineering Director at Google)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmYoung Professionals in Industry panel discussion
Moderator - Mario Milicevic
Panelists - Jennifer Hunter, Walter Iu, Skyler Nix
8:00 pm – 9:00 pmNetworking Meetup & Mixer – with Food Service Sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals
Sunday, 7 January 2018
7:30am – 9amBreakfast & Registration
9:00 am – 9:45 amKeynote 2: Data Management in the Age of Big Data
• William Hurley (Whurley) – Strangeworks Inc.
9:45 am – 10 amBreak and Networking
Room AssignmentRM: EFGHRM:CRM: DRM: AB
10:00 am – 10:45 amSeedTECH AI: Dreaming New, Plausible Scenarios
• Terence S Yeoh (Aerospace Corporation)
Entrepreneurship – Startup 101
• Arjun R Pillai (FullContact Inc)
Virtual Reality – Industry in the future and your role in shaping your future
• Duane Mathes (Blackbox)
Symbiotic Autonomous Systems
• Thomas Coughlin (Coughlin Associates)
10:45 am – 11:15 amBreak and Networking
11:15 am – 12:00 pmAutonomous Vehicles & Self Driving Cars
• Gaurav Pandey (Ford Motors)
Science of Self – The Key to Success
• Kyla Bonnstetter (TTI Success Insights)
Humanitarian Technology – Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology
• Timothy Lee (IEEE SIGHT Chair)
Agile Development
• Tina Gustafson (Engility Corporation)
12:00 pm – 01:15 pmKeynote 3: Affordable Connectivity across the globe
• Jin Bains, Head of Connectivity Lab, SCL, Facebook
01:15 pm – 2:00 pmTaking on Technical Interviews
•Antoine Picard (Google)
IT Revolution and DevOps Effect
• Jennifer Hunter (Microsoft)
Software Technology & Quality
• Mark Paulk (University of Texas, Dallas)
Right to repair: How I am leading the fight for ownership in the 21st century
• Kyle Wiens (iFixit)
2:00 pm – 2:15 pmBreak and Networking
2:15 pm – 3:00 pmIoT and Smart Cities
• Jefferey Voas (IEEE Reliability Society)
Financial Education – Investing in your future
• Mathew Allred (Ameriprise Financial)
Space Discovery – The James Webb Space Telescope
• Matthew Greenhouse (NASA)
Corporate Engagement & Global Disaster response
• Catherine Nelson (Google)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmBreak and Networking
3:30 pm – 4:30 pmSCADA Engineering & Integrated Power generation systems
• Shelly Born (Arizona Public Service)
• Carlos Rivera (Arizona Public Service)
Adventures in Professional Networking – personal and social media
• Carolyn Andrews (Inspired Leaders Now)
• Timothy Worboys (Linkedin)
Innovation, Reliability, and Technical Quality
• Stephen Guine (Northrop Grumman)
Real World Penetration Testing
• Joaquin Fuentes (Early Warning Services)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pmCorporate Networking and Resume Review Lab
Monday, 8 January 2018
7:30 am – 9:00 amBreakfastRM: EFGH
9:00 am – 9:45 amAwards Ceremony - Capture the Flag, EPICS in IEEE and Region 6 Director Awards
9:45 am – 10:30 amKeynote 4 - "Adventures in Producing Earthbound Products in Zero G Environments"
• Andrew Rush (President at Made in Space)
10:30 am – 10:45 amBreak and Networking
10:45 am – 12:15 pm“The Next Big Thing” panel discussion
Panel Moderator

• Thomas Coughlin and Michael Andrews
Panelists:Arjun Pillai (FullContact Inc)
Whurley (Honest Dollar by Goldman Sachs)
Gaurav Pandey (Ford Motors)
Kyle Wiens (iFixit)
Tim Worboys (LinkedIn)
12:15 pm – 12:30 pmClosing Remarks
Matthew Smith