Program

Friday, 3 January 2020 
9:00 AMRegistration Opens
Room AssignmentRM: BallroomRM: South Beach Grill
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWorkshop
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 1
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 AMWomen in Leadership
Michelle Yung
Northrup Grumman
LinkedIn 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 PMDigital Twins for the Digital World
Mark Schneider,
Global Solutions Architect – Digital Workflow Adviser
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
Dave Chambers Physicist, Beth McCormick,
Recruiting and Diversity Manager
Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL)
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
Enabling Digital Transformation and Creating Impact
Sonita Lontoh,
Global Vice President and Head of Marketing,
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

Signals of Opportunity in Earth and Planetary Science
Nereida Rodriguez Alvarez
NASA JPL
Manufacturing in Space
Andrew Rush, President, Made in Space
Role of Memory in AI/Autonomous Vehicles/Big Data Applications
Nancy Lomeli
Senior Manager, Process Integration, Micron
5:30 PM – 6:30 PMPanel Discussion
Volunteerism: Why do you volunteer? Why be an active volunteer? What Associations and relationships can help you personally and/or in your career? Building relationships with non-IEEE entities.
6:30 PM – 6:40 PMConference Group Photo Session
6:40 PM – 8:30 PMCorporate Mixer and Conference Networking
Sunday, 5 January 2020 
8:00 AM - 8:45 PMBreakfastRM:EFGH
9:00 AM - 9:45 AMAwards and Recognition - - Competition awards and IEEE Region 6 awards
President-elect, IEEE
9:45 AM - 10:30 AMKeynote 4
Tamara Dull, Principal Open Source Technologist, AWS Open Source: Blockchain & IoT
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMBreak and Networking
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM“The Next Big Thing” panel discussion
Andy Miller, SVP Innovation and Product Development, AARP
Dr. Tim Grayson, Director of DARPA's Strategic Technology Office
Andrew Rush, President, Made in Space
Jonathan Chew, Asst. Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering
12:15 PM - 12:30 PMClosing Remarks and Outbound Challenge
Michael Andrews, Keith Moore