2016 Program

[table id=2 \]

Saturday, January 2 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
3:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
3:00pm – 5:30pm Spaghetti Tower Competition and Ice Breaker
6:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome
Emily Cheung, Symantec, Conference Chair
Tom Coughlin, Coughlin @ Associates, Region 6 Director
Sean Collison, Hewlett Packard, Young Professionals Region 6 Coordinator
Peter Eckstein, Northrop Grumman (retired), IEEE-USA President
6:30pm – 7:30pm Opening Address:
Jamie Garcia – IBM
Sustainable Polymers – Global Impact to Humanity through a New Class of Materials
7:30pm – 8:00pm Reception – Networking Mixer
Sunday, January 3 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Keynote Address:
Monica Giffin – Raytheon (Strategic Missile Defense)
How Do You Cope with Complex Systems? It Depends.
Technical Innovation Professional Development Meet the Sponsors
10:00am – 10:45am Joey Yang – Google
Software Emersion – Developing Systems That Excite, Engage and Enhance the User Experience
Tiffany Finley – Southwest Research Institute
Mission to Pluto
Guru Madhavan – National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Natalia Baklitskaya
– Qualcomm
Networking: How to Get That First Job
11:00am – 11:45am Don Houde – Houde Consulting Group
Cybersecurity: Reducing the Fear and Minimizing the Risk
Iris Bomdelyn – Lockheed Martin
Lessons Learned from a Career in Space
Ron Hadley – IEEE
Leading in a Multi-Generational World
Carolyn Andrews – Inspired Leaders Now
Make it Big: Your First Ninety Days
12:00pm – 1:15pm Keynote Address / Lunch
Tenaya Hurst
Wearable Tech Hackathon – a.k.a. Sewing Class
1:30pm – 2:15pm Young Professional Panel – Lance McBride – Great Basin Scientific,
Sean Collison – HP
Linking IEEE, Professional Society Involvement, Career Growth and Personal Satisfaction
Michelle Yung – Orbital ATK
From Sea to Space: Diversity of Solid Rocket Boosters, Today and Tomorrow
2:30pm – 3:15pm Kate Jenkins – Ejenta, Inc.
Mind Your Own Business: Keys to making successful entrepreneurial ventures
Peijung Tsai – L-3, Matt Smith
Lightning Presentations:
– What IEEE did for me as a Student Member, Young Professional, Senior Member, Life Member
– Effectively Using Social Media
– Pitching Your Idea or Creating and Impactful Elevator Pitch
– Building Stories for Your Resume or Interview
– Information Interviews (Learning About Other Fields)
3:15pm – 3:45pm Break / Poster Session
3:45pm – 4:30pm Keynote Address:
Karen Bartleson – Senior Director, Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys
Maximizing the Value of Soft Skills
4:30pm – 6:00pm Michael Andrews, Facilitator
Introducing Technology to the Next Generation – What Schools and Teachers Need – Resources and Activities
– Arduino projects, Tenaya Hurst
– Maker Fairs
– Science Olympiad
– First Robotics, Carol Popovich, Microchip
– Future City, Pom Jintasawang
– SMART, Michael Andrews
Kate Jenkins, Facilitator
Pitching Workshop
– 4:30 – 5:00 Introduction and team forming
– 5:00 – 6:00 Pitch to other teams
6:00pm – 8:00pm Reception, Resume Lounge, Corporate Mixer
Monday, January 4 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
7:30am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am – 9:30am Kate Jenkins, Facilitator
Pitch Your Team Idea
9:30am – 11:15am Patrick Griffins – Dolby
Andrew Rush – President, Made in Space
William Pomerantz – VP, Virgin Galactic
Steve Diamond – General Manager, Office of the CTO, EMC
Brian David Johnson – Intel FuturistThe Next Big Things – Where We’re Going and How to Prepare to Get There
– Entertainment systems
– In-space manufacturing
– 3D printing in extreme environments
– Space colonization-related technologies
– Small satellite launch vehicle and space research
– Hybrid Cloud Computing
– Big Data
– Data Protection
11:15am – 11:30am Awards and Recognition


11:30am – 12:00pm Closing Address:
Michael Andrews
Your Outbound Challenge
6:00pm – 8:00pm Storage Visions Reception (at Luxor)
Tom Coughlin, host