Schedule

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2017 Conference Schedule

8:00 amCheck-In
Breakfast Bar
Open Networking
Vendor Expo
Headshot Session 1
8:30 amOpening Remarks
Kirsten Smith, Associate Director, BSU Center for Information & Communication Sciences
8:45 amOpening Keynote
Lauren Koenig, CEO & Founder, TWIP
9:30 amDesign Thinking: Thinking Inside & Outside the Box
Megan McNames, Product Owner, Emplify
10:30 am Break / Breakfast Bar Remains Open until 11am
10:45 amBreakout Session 1
Career Chat - Young Professionals: Networking and Perfecting the Pitch – Melanie Howe, President, Addison Avenue Marketing
Career Chat - Advanced Leadership - Michelle Shaw, Independent IT Consultant, Luetschine Consulting
Data Analytics Part 1 - Statistics Lie: How to Make the Most of your Presentation - CJ Clingler, Compliance Analyst, Ontario Systems and David Pilkington, Director - Software Engineering, Ontario Systems
Bring your laptop! This is a follow-along workshop.
Self-Aware and Successful - Becky Perez, Director - Diabetes IT, Eli Lilly and Company
How to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Even When You're Not - Suzanne Plesha, Director of Faculty Support and Assessment, Office of Entrepreneurial Learning at Ball State
12:15 pmLunch
Vendor Expo
Networking
Headshot Session 2
Giveaways
1:15 pmIgnite Sessions
Congratulations, You Failed: Embracing Failure, Encouraging Innovation
Rebecca Parker, Technology Coordinator, Muncie Public Library
Stop and Smell the Success
Sarah Stefl, Creative Communications Manager, PayPal
Leadership Isn’t Only for “Leaders”
Todd Finnell, Director – Product Development, ADESA
Design Thinking in an Agile Environment
Amy King, Sr. UI/UX Designer & Developer, Allegient – A DMI Company
The “Hidden Figures” to Increasing Black Girls’ Access to STEM
Bryant Seaton, IT Global Business Analyst, Rolls-Royce
2:00 pmBreak - Transition & Networking Time
2:30 pmBreakout Session 2
Career Chat - Young Professionals: Networking and Perfecting the Pitch – Melanie Howe, President, Addison Avenue Marketing
Career Chat - Advanced Leadership - Michelle Shaw, Independent IT Consultant, Luetschine Consulting
Data Analytics Part 2 - Deep Dive with Data… and Sharks! - CJ Clingler, Compliance Analyst, Ontario Systems and David Pilkington, Director - Software Engineering, Ontario Systems
Bring your laptop! This is a follow-along workshop.
Self-Aware and Successful - Becky Perez, Director, Diabetes IT, Eli Lilly and Company
How to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Even When You're Not - Suzanne Plesha, Director of Faculty Support and Assessment, Office of Entrepreneurial Learning at Ball State
4:00 pmClosing Keynote
Karen Mangia, VP Customer & Market Insights, Salesforce
4:45 pmClosing Remarks
Kirsten Smith
5:00 pm Post-Event Reception & Book Signing by Karen Mangia - All attendees invited
6:30 pmEnd

NOTE: Times and speakers subject to change.