SASE National Conference

2016 Workshops

Friday, Oct. 14 - Breakout Sessions 1

9:15 - 10:30 am Innovative Leadership: Leading is Everybody’s Business
Hyatt: Reunion A Presented by Jim Bagnola
Erase the mythology surrounding leadership to create a new mental model. Introduce new knowledge so that authentic leadership is multiplied at every level of the organization, increasing productivity. Take the individual to their next level of success by focusing on the improvement of influence skills. Are there natural born leaders? Is ‘followership’ a derogatory term? Do people follow titles? Are there differences in leading and managing? Why is feedback required to influence others?
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Nourishing Your Financial Stability: Pursuing the “American Dream,” Building Wealth & Protecting Your Nest Egg
Hyatt: Reunion B Presented by Trang Dang-Le, James Eng, Bob Lamse and Francis Mesina
If you’re a recent college graduate or a young professional who has spent a few years working and saving, you may be thinking about buying a home, investing in real estate, etc. However, is now a good time? Is this the right step for you? What are all your options? Wealth building and protecting your nest egg, what are the steps and how do you get started?
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Growth in Science and Technology: View from the Executive Suite - Building Your Path to Success
Hyatt: Reunion C Presented by Abhi Ingle
Being smart helps, but it’s not enough. What is the path to a successful career in technology? Join Abhi Ingle as he shares his journey to leadership in one of the world’s leading technology companies. Discover how to take purposeful risks, differentiate your skills and develop your personal roadmap to build a fulfilling career. Learn to navigate and manage Asian and American cultural differences in the business environment in order to reach your full potential.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Panel: Strategies that College Doesn’t Teach You
Hyatt: Cumberland B Presented by a panel
College teaches you math, physics, chemistry, computer programming, etc. but is that enough to succeed in the workforce? Some things such as work ethics, work-life balance and time management cannot be learned from a textbook. Take advantage of the advice and lessons given by professionals who have figured out these strategies before entering the workforce.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Emotional Intelligence
Hyatt: Pegasus B Presented by Carolyn D. Jones
Sponsored by Raytheon
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, the emotions of others and the capacity to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. The goal of this workshop is for participants to be able to examine connections between emotional intelligence and effective leadership. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Assess their current level of emotional intelligence
  • Explore concepts of personality and habits
  • Examine the levels of emotional intelligence leadership
  • Identify emotionally intelligent strategies for success
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Predix: Industrial Internet Opportunities and Outcomes
Hyatt: Cumberland F Presented by Gautam Subbarao
Sponsored by GE
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the Industrial Internet. We will discuss its significance, how it differs from the consumer internet and examples of some of the outcomes that can be achieved. The workshop will also provide an overview of GE’s Predix, a platform for developing, deploying and monetizing industrial internet applications.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Effective Leadership
Hyatt: Cumberland G Presented by Kristina M. Allen
Sponsored by America's Navy
Effective Leadership: What is effective leadership, and why is it important? This presentation will cover how to develop qualities of effective leaders, define leadership styles, create a vision and solid goals, identify personal strengths and weaknesses, build and motivate an effective team, run productive meetings and learn the art of communication.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Presentation Skills Matter! How to Enhance Them
Hyatt: Pegasus A Presented by Dr. Binghui (Bing) Li
Sponsored by Shell
When giving a presentation, many things matter: well-prepared slides, a proper introduction, vocal variety, connection with audience, etc. If you know how to recognize and avoid the many common “issues,” then you can make your presentation more captivating. In this workshop the presenter, with years of experiences as a teacher, toastmaster, facilitator and trainer, will discuss how to prepare good slides, and how to avoid common “issues” to help you enhance your presentation skills.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am History of Autonomous Systems
Hyatt: Cumberland I Presented by Thomas McCloud
Sponsored by Northrop Grumman
Please join us for an overview of Autonomous Systems as Tom McCloud, Northrop Grumman Director of Software Engineering, provides legacy history and its vital role in the safety of our nation. The workshop will also include a closer look at how software is used to develop complex, autonomous systems.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Professional: The Future of Work and the AAPI Professional
Hyatt: Cumberland A Presented by Ryan Namata
Work is changing. And fast. Your job and your workplace today will change dramatically in several years. This workshop will present the latest research in the ways we will be working in the future and explore strategies to prepare and position yourself best. More importantly, the workshop will have the unique needs and considerations of the Asian American Pacific Islander professional in mind.
   
9:15 - 10:30 am Professional: Become a Better Leader: A Six Sigma Overview
Hyatt: Gaston A Presented by Tony Webster
In this interactive workshop, you will discover why a recent survey revealed that leadership programs which include Six Sigma training are six times more likely to be called “highly successful” than those without. You will discuss critical thinking, communication skills and leadership changes as competencies that make Six Sigma trained leaders highly valued in today’s organization.
  • Recognize the 5 step DMAIC process
  • Learn process-oriented problem solving
  • Gain key Six Sigma takeaways you’ll use everyday
  • Receive Certificate of Completion of Yellow Belt
Note: Additional $20 fee required at registration.
   
   

Friday, Oct. 14 - Breakout Sessions 2

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Innovative Leadership: Leading is Everybody’s Business
Hyatt: Reunion A Presented by Jim Bagnola
Erase the mythology surrounding leadership to create a new mental model. Introduce new knowledge so that authentic leadership is multiplied at every level of the organization, increasing productivity. Take the individual to their next level of success by focusing on the improvement of influence skills. Are there natural born leaders? Is ‘followership’ a derogatory term? Do people follow titles? Are there differences in leading and managing? Why is feedback required to influence others?
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Nourishing Your Financial Stability: The Future of Work and the AAPI Professional
Hyatt: Reunion B Presented by Ryan Namata
Work is changing. And fast. Your job and your workplace today will change dramatically in several years. This workshop will present the latest research in the ways we will be working in the future and explore strategies to prepare and position yourself best. More importantly, the workshop will have the unique needs and considerations of the Asian American Pacific Islander professional in mind.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Growth in Science and Technology: Medical Device Prototyping Made Easy - Nine Easy Steps
Hyatt: Reunion C Presented by William Cohn
Dr. William Cohn has spent an increasing percentage of his professional career intimately involved in the development of novel medical technology and the creation of life science start-ups over the last eighteen years. He will focus on some of the projects where he has leveraged additive manufacturing to accomplish these objectives. He will also share some of what he has learned about how to run with an idea, assemble a team, raise capital and create value.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Panel: Advancing in Life
Hyatt: Cumberland B Presented by a panel
Everyone, at some point in their career, has been stumped with the question, "what direction do I want to take?" This could relate to what career to pick, which path to take towards a specific career or even how to change career paths later on in life. What ultimately leads us to decide if we want to climb the corporate ladder or become more involved in research and design or something in between? More importantly, how do we determine our successes and measure our contentment as we strive towards certain goals and passions?
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm The 787 Advance Flight Deck and Enhanced Vision System Technology
Hyatt: Pegasus B Presented by Julian K Chang
Sponsored by The Boeing Company
Introduction of the Boeing 787 Advanced Fight Deck – a flight deck design which integrates new technology with a state of the art layout - as a new generation for future Boeing commercial airplanes. The 787 flight deck includes dual HUD (heads up displays) and allows incorporation of future technology enhancements, such as 3D synthetic vision, an enhanced vision system and more. There are descriptions, pictures and videos showing how the enhanced vision system works at night as well as in all weather conditions. A technological introduction in image fusion by software, or pseudo coloring, is also used to enhance images for a pilot’s situational awareness.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Prioritization and Survival
Hyatt: Cumberland G Presented by Jonathan R. Holton
Sponsored by America’s Navy
In a survival situation, your "life" and "death" depends upon how well you can prioritize items for survival in a relatively unfamiliar environment. This problem is fictional, although the ranking to which you will compare your results was done by a number of experts. During moments of crisis, whether it be environmental, engineering, or manmade, the ability to recognize the importance of tasks/items can mean the difference between life and death.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Transforming Fear into Performance
Hyatt: Pegasus A Presented by Han Oh
Sponsored by P&G
Whether it is talking to a recruiter, starting a new internship or sharing your ideas with others there is a natural hesitation that holds us back. In starting your career it is imperative that you leave a solid first impression as this becomes the basis for how you are perceived. In this workshop, Han Oh will share some tips and advice on distinguishing between fear and real danger as you navigate through these crucial times in the start of your career.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Engineering The Art of Storytelling
Hyatt: Cumberland F Presented by Carlos Cruz and George Hakim
Sponsored by Toyota
Explore advanced techniques in mieruka (visual control) through an interactive workshop focused on developing creative storytelling skills for the workplace and beyond. Develop techniques to share complex ideas in a scalable way (going from ELI5 to rocket science).
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm 3D Printing: Cutting Through The Hype
Hyatt: Cumberland I Presented by SSgt Josh Hurtley
Sponsored by U.S. Air Force
The AFTAC Innovation Lab's mission is to explore and employ new technologies, concepts, and ideas to combat age-old problems and expand AFTAC's capabilities as the only US organization dedicated to detecting nuclear explosions worldwide. Come get a glimpse into the world of innovation as we explore common methods, tools and applications for 3D Printing in support of our national defense.
   
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Professional: Hidden Design Flaws Cost the Bottom Line
Hyatt: Cumberland A Presented by Curtis Swisher
This series of case studies, published in Chemical Engineering Magazine, reveals fundamental flaws in actual operating units. These defects have unintended consequences to the bottom line such as increased energy consumption, yield loss and product contamination. A vital link to continuous improvement is the individual who is observant in the field and continually asks, “why do we do this?" In this seminar, participants will learn how to discover opportunities for improving their processes.
   
   

Friday, Oct. 14 - Lunch & Keynote

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Keynote: Farook Sait
Hyatt: Landmark ABC Sponsored by Navy Civilian Services
   
   

Friday, Oct. 14 - Breakout Sessions 3

1:45 - 3:00 pm Innovative Leadership: Leadership & Motivation
Hyatt: Reunion A Presented by Huei-Ren Pan
What is a leader? How do you motivate subordinates, peers or even superiors to do what you want them to do? What can you do to maximize the results produced by all team members? This workshop will characterize the various roles a leader can play, focus on understanding why motivation is a key tool of the best leaders and recommend specific behaviors to improve others' perception of you as a leader.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Nourishing Your Financial Stability: Developing a Health Relationship with Money
Hyatt: Reunion B Presented by George Carroll
What is your relationship with money? Your relationship with it will determine, largely, how you earn it and manage it. In the long-term you must develop a healthy relationship with money in order to have the financial abundance you seek. Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how your relationship with money determines your financial future
  • Explore the associations to money
  • How your relationship with you impacts your relationship with money
  • Simple tips to develop a healthy relationship with money
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Growth in Science and Technology: Medical Device Prototyping Made Easy - Nine Easy Steps
Hyatt: Reunion C Presented by Dr. William Cohn
Dr. William Cohn has spent an increasing percentage of his professional career intimately involved in the development of novel medical technology and the creation of life science start-ups over the last eighteen years. He will focus on some of the projects where he has leveraged additive manufacturing to accomplish these objectives. He will also share some of what he has learned about how to run with an idea, assemble a team, raise capital and create value.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Styled for Success
Hyatt: Pegasus B Presented by Sage Onderdonk
Sponsored by JCPenney
Styled For Success is designed to show students headed to the workforce how to incorporate their own personal style into their interview attire while remaining professional. It’s no secret that when you look good, you feel good, and that boosts confidence. Don’t be afraid to put your best style forward with different colors, patterns, silhouettes and accessories that are both trendy and professional.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Panel: Empowerment
Hyatt: Cumberland B Presented by a panel
As racial minorities, many of us have been caught off guard by some type of off-colored comment directed to us at work. Having to handle these comments can be frustrating, especially in a professional environment. How can highly capable students in STEM break these barriers and overcome the personal challenges as they strive for success in the workplace? Learn strategies for handling different adversity in the workplace.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Creating Chemistry: Career Development with BASF
Hyatt: Cumberland G Presented by Kelley Barber
Sponsored by BASF
Learn what is needed to prepare yourself for your next interview. This interactive workshop will give you a deep dive into writing your resume, preparing your elevator speech and the dos and don’ts of interviewing.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Successfully Navigating the High Technology Workplace
Hyatt: Cumberland F Presented by Carlo Domaoan
Sponsored by United Technologies Corporation
Do you want to know what it’s like to work at a global high technology company? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Come listen to professionals speak about their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Our experienced panelists will touch on a variety of topics, with a particular focus on the professional skills required to be successful in a demanding technical environment. Discover ways to improve your competencies and confidently navigate the workplace.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm How Agile Are You? How to Boost Your Learning Agility and Adapt in Uncertain Times
Hyatt: Pegasus A Presented by Julia Chu
Sponsored Lockheed Martin
Learning agility is a key factor used by management in assessing talent and determining an employee’s ability to perform successfully, especially when being considered stretch positions. This workshop will help attendees understand what being “agile” means, learn about “agile” behaviors and take steps to increase their agility. In doing so, attendees can expect a boost to their self-confidence and to be more relevant and valued by employers during uncertain times. During the workshop, attendees will participate in an exercise to demonstrate the concept of learning agility using a real-time example. If you want to be recognized by your employer as being able to adapt rapidly to changing business needs, knowing what to do when solutions aren’t readily apparent, and being ready to step into diverse situations, then this workshop is for you!
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Air Force Engineering: Soaring Above the Competition
Hyatt: Cumberland I Presented by US Air Force STEM Outreach Team
Sponsored by U.S. Air Force
Employing over 20,000 scientists and engineers worldwide, the US Air Force utilizes the skills of both military and civilians to ensure our Nation maintains dominance in air, space and cyberspace. A panel of the USAF's most seasoned engineers has been assembled to share their experiences with the USAF's innovative STEM programs and how you, too, can serve either in or out of uniform.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm One-on-One Career Coaching
Hyatt: Cumberland A Presented by Curtis Swisher
Do any of these describe you?
  • Lack career direction or a vital skill
  • Need guidance for your resume, LinkedIn profile or professional networ
  • Unemployed and can’t seem to land a good job
  • Dread going to work every day
Register for a free, 15-minute consultation with career strategist and conference speaker Curtis Swisher who has helped SASE members grow their careers. Curtis worked 30 years at Dow Chemical before starting a consulting business.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Professional: Examining Our Unconscious Bias - Growing the Circles of Inclusion ™
Hyatt: Cumberland K Presented by Tasnim McCormick Benhalim, Ishani Baruah and Irma Kusuma
Expand conventional diversity concepts to include the vital role of cultural agility. We will examine a range of differences, more broadly “cultures,” and the implicit biases they generate across all cultural groupings, not only as exclusionary behaviors but also in the more subtle forms of in-group favoritism. We will focus on the purposeful, nuanced development of a cadre of inclusion advocates to systematically enlarge the talent pool with competencies and behaviors to positively impact inclusion across the organization.
   
1:45 - 3:00 pm Professional: Leadership Means Living at Life's Boundaries
Hyatt: Cumberland L Presented by Donna Cole
Who will follow you? How do you lead a more purposeful life? Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way. Learn how to network to build valuable and lasting relationships. What are people saying about you when you are not in the room?
   
   

Friday, Oct. 14 - Breakout Sessions 4

3:15 - 4:30 pm Innovative Leadership: Translating Diversity with Cultural Agility™
Hyatt: Reunion A Presented by Tasnim McCormick Benhalim, Ishani Baruah and Irma Kusuma
Identify and develop the interconnected skill sets of cultural agility. A range of differences define modern workplaces, among them, race, gender, generations, ethnicity, national identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, accent, educational level, personal/thinking style, rural/urban/geography, etc. All of these elements comprise the larger definition of "culture." The ability to engage across differences with authenticity and agility is key to success. Join us for an interactive and lively session.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Nourishing Your Financial Stability: Developing a Health Relationship with Money
Hyatt: Reunion B Presented by George Carroll
What is your relationship with money? Your relationship with it will determine, largely, how you earn it and manage it. In the long-term you must develop a healthy relationship with money in order to have the financial abundance you seek. Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how your relationship with money determines your financial future
  • Explore the associations to money
  • How your relationship with you impacts your relationship with money
  • Simple tips to develop a healthy relationship with money
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Silicon Valley Culture and Leadership
Hyatt: Reunion C Presented by Dave Chen
Leaders in today's world are expected to be agile, innovative, thoughtful, measured, etc, etc. I'll be discussing my own philosophy on what leadership means in Silicon Valley, specifically focused on how to enable innovation, how to motivate people, and how to be a leader in every role, regardless of if you have management responsibilities or not.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Critical Experiences for the Early Career Professional
Hyatt: Pegasus B Presented by Ellen Kapoor
Sponsored by ITW
Combining research with real-world experience, this discussion will explore how performance, image, and exposure are essential in making a successful transition from life as a student to life as a productive employee. Participants will walk away with practical tips on how to develop these experiences, whether at an internship, co-op, rotational program, or at any stage for the early career professional.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Panel: Turning Failure into Success
Hyatt: Cumberland B Presented by a panel
Sponsored by Exelon Corporation
We don't often acknowledge it, but failure is a fundamental element of our success. Whether it’s falling into debt or experiencing setbacks in our career, our instinct is to feel ashamed and humiliated, as though we have done something that we cannot fix. However if we can shift our perspective and look at failure not as something to be ashamed of but as something of value, we can begin to understand that it's through failure that we truly learn to succeed.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Directed Energy – the Application of Lasers, Optics and High Power Radio Frequency Systems
Hyatt: Cumberland G Presented by Mark W. Neice
Sponsored by DEPS
DEPS Mission: The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) was founded in 1999 to foster research, development and transition of Directed Energy (DE) technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. We are recognized as the premier organization for exchanging information about and advocating research, development and application of Directed Energy to include high energy lasers (HEL) and high power radio frequency (HPRF) technologies.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Demystifying the CIA – APA officers leading the way
Hyatt: Cumberland F Presented by Michael Mau – Moderator
Sponsored by Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is comprised of officers from a multitude of careers and cultures who collect, analyze, and report on global intelligence - political, social, economic, technological and military in the interest of safeguarding our national security. What is the fact versus the fiction of this highly secretive government agency? Join the panel discussion and come learn how the CIA is facing the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Panel members of Asian Pacific American (APA) heritage will discuss their technical and management experiences, sharing their unique journeys as CIA officers living and operating in a digital world. Topics will include: CIA’s cool and complex engineering projects (and solutions), manager versus non-manager career conversations, formal and informal leadership experiences, and life as a public servant in an era of shifting priorities and other workforce challenges. You might be surprised by the variety of internship and career opportunities offered at the CIA for both STEM and non-STEM talent. The panel will be moderated by Michael Mau, Chief Diversity Program, Talent Acquisition Group.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm NASA PATHWAYS/NASA OSSI/Application & Resume Tips
Hyatt: Cumberland I Presented by Jeff Bolognese and Jenny Tieu
Sponsored by NASA
Have you always dreamed of interning or working at NASA? The Federal Pathways Internship Employment Program (formerly Cooperative Education [Co-op]) for current college students and Pathways Recent Graduates allows the opportunity to work at NASA during a trial period to achieve a “pathway to employment.” NASA One-Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is NASA’s single database for students to apply for NASA internships, fellowships, and scholarships. NASA representatives will conduct a workshop on the mechanics of applying to Pathways employment internships and spring, summer, and fall educational internships. The goal of the presenters is to provide insight and information for students and recent graduates to float above the sea of qualified candidates and to inform them how to apply for employment at NASA.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Professional: Personal Leadership - Keeping Yourself on Solid Ground
Hyatt: Cumberland K Presented by Susan Hodge
How do careers go off track? How do people and businesses end up in the headlines and in a not-so-favorable light? It’s not as obvious as it seems when we read about crises in the news. In this interactive workshop, look deeper into how good business people can end up making bad decisions. Learn to insulate yourself and your career by learning the three keys to solid personal leadership.
   
3:15 - 4:30 pm Professional: Leadership & Communication
Hyatt: Cumberland L Presented by Huei-Ren Pan
The best leaders know how to use effective communication to produce results in others. How do you ensure people are receptive to the feedback you give them? What should you do to maximize the chances someone will continue to do the things you want, and stop doing the things you don’t? This workshop will demonstrate an extremely simple technique, which when practiced, can yield significant and surprising results.

 

Saturday, Oct. 15 - Breakout Sessions 1

7:00 - 8:00 am Wake Up and Workout with the Marines
Hyatt: Pegasus B Presented by USMC
Come work out alongside Marines during their morning physical fitness training. The training will require the use of your own body weight. Marines will encourage and motivate you throughout the training exercise.
   
8:00 - 8:30 am Yoga for Peak Performance
Hyatt: Pegasus A Presented by Laura Fonville
In “Yoga for Peak Performance,” Laura brings together a traditional class based on classical teachings. It is also adapted to meet the needs of the students so they may achieve their personal goals and objectives. It is a class for weekend warriors, corporate warriors and anyone wanting an uplifting, challenging and satisfying yoga experience. The class focuses on bringing balance and symmetry to the physical form, developing awareness of the breath and increasing mental focus and strength. No prior yoga experience is needed but a moderate fitness level is recommended.
Friday OCT 14, Breakout Sessions 1