Program

Friday, 3 January 2020     
9:00 AMRegistration Opens
Room AssignmentRM: BallroomRM: CRM: DRM: ABRM: South Beach Grill
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWorkshop 1:
Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Workshop 2 (Session 1):
Drone - SkyFire Consulting
Workshop 3:
Giving Engineering a Voice - IEEE USA
Workshop 4:
Zombie Apocalypse
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWorkshop 5:
Cyber Warfare (Early Warning Systems)
Workshop 2 (Session 2):
Drone - SkyFire Consulting
Workshop 6:
Answering the Employers “Why” – Your Job Search
Workshop 7:
Humanitarian Activities
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMPhoto Booth
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Welcome
Anis Ben Arfi, Conference Chair, Keith Moore (2020 IEEE Region 6 Director). Tom Coughlin – IEEE-USA, President – IEEE
5:45 PM – 6:30 PMKeynote
Whurley, Founder and President, Strangeworks – Innovation and Quantum Systems
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Poster Area Set-up
6:45 PM – 9:30 PMNetworking and Special Activity
Saturday, 4 January 2020   
7:30 AM – 8:15 AMBreakfast & Registration
8:30 AM – 9:30 AMKeynote 2: Jonathan Chew, Leo Szeto, Disney (Imagineers, VIP production)
9:30 AM – 9:45 AMBreak and Networking

Poster Session begins
Room AssignmentRM: BallroomRM:CRM: DRM: AB
9:45 AM – 10:45 AMLinkedIn Systems and Network Architecture
Tim Worboys
Senior Manager, Software Engineering, LinkedIn
Engineering At Mayo Clinic:
How Engineers Directly Impact the Practice of Medicine

Mark Wehde, Section Head, Technology Development,
Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering
Putting Technology into Perspective
Joe Decuir
University of Washington, Microsoft, Cisco, Atari
10:45 AM – 11:00 AMBreak and Networking
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMCreating Smart Cities using Reality Modeling
Mark Schneider,
Global Technical Director of Utilities and Mapping,
Bentley Systems
A New Spin on AI
Tom Coughlin
President, Coughlin & Associates
Creating a Successful Career
Emily Cheung
Program Manager, Splunk
Transition from Engineer to Manager
Irena Atov
Principal Architect, Microsoft
12:00 PM – 01:45 PMKeynote 3: Frank Soqui, VP & General Manager of the Gaming Division in the VR, Gaming and E-Sports Group. Intel
01:45 PM – 2:45 PMCyber Security
Ilene Klein, CISSP, CISM, CIPP/US
Cybersecurity Program Coordinator
Urban Area Security Initiative
City of Phoenix
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Autonomous transportation:
One step at a time

Teken Mericli, CTO of Locomation
Project Management - Building Successful Teams
Rick Hefner, Cal Tech
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak and Networking
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM5G and Beyond
Fawzi Behmann
President, TelNet Management Consulting Inc
3D Printing
Sonita Lontoh – HP
Finance & Wealth creation
Mathew Allred, CRPC®, AAMS®, APMA®,
Ameriprise Financial, Franchise Owner, The Flynn Group

The Terrific Top Ten, the 10 Soft Skills Every Technical
Professional Should Develop

Susan Land, Program Manager for the Missile Defense Agency
4:00 PM – 4:15 PMBreak and Networking
4:15 PM – 5:15 PMAdvanced Flight
Kevin Noertker
Co-Founder and CEO
Amparie Corporation

Nereida Rodriguez Alvarez
NASA JPL
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMPanel Discussion
6:30 PM – 6:40 PMConference Group Photo Session
6:40 PM – 8:30 PMCorporate Mixer and Conference Networking