Conference Schedule

2014 Spring Conference Schedule

8:00 – 8:30Onsite registration and light breakfast, networking
8:30 – 8:45Welcome Remarks
8:45 – 10:05Opening and Educate Keynote The Internet of Everything: Digital Disruptions and your Career Converging digital disruptions – social, cloud, mobility, and big data – are coming together in profound ways. Whether we point to the emergence of cloud-based services or the proliferation of mobility and connected devices, multiple disruptive technologies are creating new types of organizations that mandate new ways to work and chart your career course. Co-keynoters Manjula Talreja, Vice President, Global Cloud Practice Cisco Consulting Services for Cisco and Tracey Seward, Managing Director of Global Offering Development for Accenture, will share their perspectives on these exponential changes, drawing from the thought-leadership of their respective global leading firms and their personal career experiences.
10:05 – 10:15 Mini Break: Announcement from Steve Bullington
10:15 – 11:15Educate Panel Discussion on Data Analytics: Collecting, Analyzing, and Decision Making, Moderator: Jennifer Jones, Senior Indirect Sales Manager,CBT.

Kristina Bolin, PMP, CPCU, Humana
Gretchen Loss, Director Sales Engineering, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
Suzanne Plesha, Associate Director at the Center for Digital Marketing Advancement, Ball State University
11:15 – 11:20Break
11:20 – 12:10Connect Breakout sessions on Networking:

1. Leverage LinkedIn for Professional Development, presented by Andy Heiser, Business Development Manager at NEXTFLY Communications - an Indianapolis based website company

2. In-person Networking Techniques presented by Stephanie Wilson, Ball State Graduate School Recruiter
12:15 – 1:15Lunch and networking
1:15 – 1:45Ignite Session – Six 5-minute presentations on hot topics such as:
Health IT, Cloud Computing, Posture in the Work Place, 3D Printing, Mentoring, TBD.
1:45 – 2:45Inspire Session: "Heart Based Work in a High Tech World”, Estelle Broduer and Lauren Lawrence will lead a participatory session. Estelle is an integrative health coach at MindBody Health, LLC (Richmond, VA) with experience in the corporate environment. Lauren is an integrative health coach and owner of Oxbow Health and Wellness, LLC and Director of Account Management, Six Feet Up.
2:45 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 4:00Closing and Inspire Keynote – “Taking Charge of Disrupting Yourself” Melissa Norcross, VP Finance & Strategy at Ontario Systems; Non-linear lives and career paths are no longer the exception, they are the rule. Learning how to harness the valuable principles of disruptive innovation can make all the difference. How do you create a system and a network around you that supports healthy disruption? How do you harness its power as a positive change in your life? How do you decide when to “disrupt” the course of your career and when to stay the traditional course? What kinds of people should you cultivate in your network to help in this process?
4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-up, Feedback, Final Drawing for Prizes