2016 Program

Saturday, January 2 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
3:00pm - 6:00pmRegistration
3:00pm - 5:30pmSpaghetti Tower Competition and Ice Breaker
6:00pm - 6:30pmWelcome
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 - 7:30pmOpening Address:
Jamie Garcia - IBM
Sustainable Polymers - Global Impact to Humanity through a New Class of Materials
7:30pm - 8:00pmReception - Networking Mixer
Sunday, January 3 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
7:30am - 8:30amBreakfast
9:00am - 9:45amKeynote Address:
Monica Giffin - Raytheon (Strategic Missile Defense)
How Do You Cope with Complex Systems? It Depends.
Technical InnovationProfessional DevelopmentMeet the Sponsors
10:00am - 10:45amJoey 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 MedicineNatalia Baklitskaya
- Qualcomm
Networking: How to Get That First Job
11:00am - 11:45amDon 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 - 1:15pmKeynote Address / Lunch
Tenaya Hurst
Wearable Tech Hackathon - a.k.a. Sewing Class
1:30pm - 2:15pmYoung 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 - 3:15pmKate 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 - 3:45pmBreak / Poster Session
3:45pm - 4:30pmKeynote Address:
Karen Bartleson - Senior Director, Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys
Maximizing the Value of Soft Skills
4:30pm - 6:00pmMichael 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 - 8:00pmReception, Resume Lounge, Corporate Mixer
Monday, January 4 (Excalibur Banquet Hall)
7:30am - 8:45amBreakfast
8:45am - 9:30amKate 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 Futurist

The 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 - 11:30amAwards and Recognition

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