LEAD BEYOND – Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World

CONFERENCE AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019

05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Registration

CONFERENCE AGENDA: THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019

06:30 AM – 05:30 PM Registration (Closed at Lunch)
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Welcome/Introduction Kathy Herring (Chair @ IEEE WIEILC)
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM IEEE President 2019, José M.F. Moura
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Keynote: Candace Worley, Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist, McAfee Exhibit Area: Griffin Hall
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break & Energize Activities
Exhibits
Track Track 1: Executive Leadership Track 2: Empowerment Track 3: Innovation Track 4: Disruptive Technology
Track 5: Workshop
Location Grand Salon 1. Level 4 Grand Salon 2, Level 4 Grand Salon 3, Level 4 Grand Salon 4, Level 4 201-202, Level 2
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Lisa Finneran: Key steps to Executive Leadership Vice President of Engineering, General Dynamics Mission
Systems
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Candy Barone:
Stop Managing Your Time, Start
Managing Your Focus!
CEO & Founder, You Empowered
Strong, LLC11:10 AM – 12:15 PM Lauren Hasson:
Become a NegotiatHer: Learn the
Secrets to Make More $ in Your Tech Career
Kathy Chou:
How to Transform your Organization through InnovationVP, Research & Development Operations and Central
Services, VmWare
Kathy Gruver:
Communication mastery between introverts
and extroverts. Learn how to get anything
done with anyone.
Speaker, Author, Educator, Kathy Gruver
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Elizabeth Freedman: Women
Leaders and Executive Presence: The Surprising Truth About How Women Can Level the Playing Field and Lead BeyondPrincipal,Bates Communications
Rhonda Holt:
Leading Innovation at PBS Though the Era of Digital Transformation Vice President Software Development & Operations,
Public Broadcasting Service(PBS)
Prasanna Venkatesan:
Demystifying Blockchain: Session on Blockchain Technology with use cases for key industries.
Co-Founder, DataChain Inc
Aneshia Smith:
The 5 Innovative Solutions to Embracing the
Challenge
Executive Director, Aneshia Y. Smith
Institute for Women and Girls
12:15 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch (Buffet) & Networking
01:30 PM – 02:00 PM
Track Track 1: Executive Leadership
Track 2: Empowerment
Track 3: Innovation
Track 4: Disruptive Technology
Track 5: Workshop
Location Grand Salon 1. Level 4 Grand Salon 2, Level 4 Grand Salon 3, Level 4 Grand Salon 4, Level 4 201-202, Level 2
02:15 PM – 03:00 PM Rashi Khurana:

War Room Warrior: How to Stay Cool When the World is Crumbling

VP of Engineering, Shutterstock

James Lukaszewski: Take Charge of Your Career and Destiny Chairman, The Lukaszewski Group
Candy Barone: Stop Managing Your Time, Start Managing Your Focus!CEO & Founder, You Empowered Strong, LLC
Dr. Rosemary Francis
How to invent something cool and make it a realityCEO and Founder, Ellexus

Jenny Ta: Women Taking the Lead in the Crypto World

Founding Partner, VCNetwork.co

Zona Kostic: Active Bidirectional Learning in Autonomous Digital Society

Research Fellow, Harvard University
COO and Co-Founder, ArchSpike

AdaptiLab (Techstars Startup)
Technology Workshop – Hands on (Laptops
Required)
James Wu
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Lauren Zack: Hiring Alligator Wrestlers: How Building a World Class Senior Team Directly Impacts your
Ability to LeadHead of UX Research & Insights, PlayStation
Marcela Fujiy: Strength
and power of an entrepreneurial journey and how I realized I could be a changemakerCo-Founder, Be.Labs Aceleradora
Hagit Messer Yaron: Female engineers – an engine for disruptive leadership in technologyProfessor, Tel Aviv University
[PANEL] Innovation and cultural change fueling the Energy Revolution in a Sustainable way.

Veronica Bermudez Benito (Energy Center Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). Iga Hallberg –
CEO Pivot MKGT Suzanne Russo – CEO Pecan Street Helen Brauner – Senior Director of Origination Erin Keys – Austin Texas
Incubator

Program Manager

03:00 PM – 03:30 PM Stephanie
Butler

Texas Instruments03: 30 PM- 04:00 PM

Orly Liba:
The Brains Behind the Camera: How Computational Photography Overcomes Physical LimitationsResearch Scientist, Google

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Coffee Break & Energize Activities
05:00 PM – 05:10 PM IEEE WIE Chair 2019, Lisa Lazareck-Asunta
05:10 PM – 05:30 PM Closing Remarks – Kathy Herring Hayashi, Chair 2019 WIE ILC
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Empower Hour – Learn how you innovate. Collaborate
with others.

CONFERENCE AGENDA: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019

07:00 AM – 03:00 PM Registration & Office (Closed at Lunch)
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Welcome/Introduction
Kathy Herring Hayashi, Chair WIE ILC
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Thomas M. Coughlin, 2019 President, IEEE-USA
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM Keynote: Victoria Mitchel, VP Technology Services Group, Arm Ltd.
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM  Brynn Watson, VP, Digital Information, Lockheed Martin Corporation Exhibit Area: Griffin Hall Exhibit Area: Griffin Hall
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break & Energize Activities (Yoga with Heather Quinn)
Career Fair & Exhibits
Track Track 1: Executive Leadership Track 2: IEEE
Track 3: Diversity and Inclusion
Track 4: Disruptive Technology Track 5: Workshop
Location Grand Salon 1. Level 4 Grand Salon 2, Level 4 Grand Salon 3, Level 4 Grand Salon 4, Level 4 201-202, Level 2
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Jessica Winchester: Patenting
Innovations in Technology and Engineering Attorney, Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC
 

[PANEL] IEEE Panel (Publications and Policy, Technical Activities, Humanitarian Activities, IEEE Foundation)
Susan K Land (Ex-TAB VP), Tom Coughlin (IEEE USA President), Nita K Patel (Director, IEEE Foundation), Prasanna Venkatesan
(Ex IEEE-EAB), IEEE Standards/Policy

[PANEL]: Empowering Women to Power
Up to the Executive Ranks

Moderator – Ms. Katie JerezaAmbassador – Ms. Joan WillsAmbassador – Dr. Karen L. Butler-PurryAwardee – Dr. Sarah Kurtz

Professor K. Subbalakshmi:
Stevens Institute of Technology
TBD

CCL Workshop

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Pratima Gluckman: Becoming
a Persistent and Successful Leader Engineering Leader, Blockchain Engineering, VmWare
WIELEAD discussion – Charmain Williams,
Senior Manager, WIE Program | w/Tech Survey Data Kristen Russel, IEEE Senior Elevation, IEEE WIE 2019Candy Barone, CEO (You Empowered Strong, LLC)
Sreeja Nair: Unraveling the mystery of Wifi Mesh networks
Senior Product Manager, Qualcomm
Jean McManus –
Applicability of Blockchain to
Telecommunication Providers
Executive Director, Verizon
Trust, Credibility and Value, Super Powers for Exceptionally Inspirational Leaders

Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD, MBA  

Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University 
12:15 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch (Buffet) & Networking
Track Track 1: Professional Development
Track 2: Empowerment
Track 3: Innovation
Track 4: Disruptive Technology
Track 5: Workshop
Location Grand Salon 1. Level 4 Grand Salon 2, Level 4 Grand Salon 3, Level 4 Grand Salon 4, Level 4 201-202, Level 2
01:45 PM – 02:30 PM Timoni West:
Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline through
Active Mentorship
Director of XR Research, Unity
Technologies”
Ameni Channoufi: Women Leaders in Technology: WolTec Tunisia Initiative.
IT security Consultant/ WoLTech organisation president, Gemalto
Neetu Agarwal

Microsoft

Shweta Shrivastava: AI at the Edge
Vice President, Products, Nauto
Cecilia Flavia da Silva: How to
Perform Innovation Using Machine
Learning and How Women Are
Leading AI Technologies
Reseracher, UFPB
Conrad Tucker – From Pixels to Vitals: How Computer Vision and Mobile
Devices are Broadening Access to HealthcareAssociate Professor, Penn State University
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM Babette Ten Haken:

The Voice of Your Professional Purpose is Your Key to Professional Innovation

Founder
and President, One Millimeter Mindset / Sales Aerobics for Engineers

Jennifer He: Women on Non-Profit Boards

Product Manager, Visa’s Innovation Lab

Eileen Scully: How Women Can Succeed in a World Built Without Them

Founder, CEO, The Rising Tides

02:45 PM – 03:15 PM 

Xin Hu: Platformize LinkedIn Flagship Feed To Improve Product Iteration
VelocitySr. Staff Software engineer, LinkedIn

03:15 PM – 03:45 PM 

Emma Feshbach: Engineering Soft GoodsProduct Design Engineer, Nest

Robin Austin – Our Lives Are Disrupted by the IoT (SMART) Digital Revolution.
Are You Ready?CEO, Cyber Defense ResourcesKay Aikin – The use of Autonomous Artificial Intelligence in re-imagining the Electrical Grid

CEO,
Introspective Systems LLC.

Carrie Severson: Expressing Your Unapologetic Voice Founder of The Unapologetic
Voice and Story Coach, Carrie Severson LLC
03:45 PM – 04:15 PM Coffee Break
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM Nita Patel, Founder IEEE WIE ILC
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM Negar Feher: VP of Product and Business Development at Momentus | Why Should You
Care About New Space (Inform, Inspire, Entrepreneurs)
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM Closing Comments – Kathy Herring Hayashi, Chair WIE ILC
Please note that the program agenda shared here is a draft and is subject to change due to session priorities, speaker appointments, etc