COMPES PDC 2022 Conference Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Pre-Conference Yoga with Detroit Yoga Lab

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Keynote Speaker: Marcus Bullock, Founder/CEO, Flikshop

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM

Breakout Session 1

  • Panel: Career Evolution to Business Ownership

  • Resume Workshop

  • Switching it up; using Design and Behavioral Economics to connect to your users

  • Communicating Inclusively

  • Digital App Innovation

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Breakout Session 2

  • Panel: Level Up - Tips from Career Coaches, Engineering Leadership & HR

  • Design a Killer Pitch Deck even You’re Not a Designer

  • Work Life Integration

  • NextPlay Tools and Resources

  • Design Thinking

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Break

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM

Breakout Session 3

  • Interactive LinkedIn Workshop

  • Burnout: A Practical Conversation

  • Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance

  • The 3 Keys to Demystifying Data Analytics for Your Operations

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session 4

  • A Woman on a Mission: Thinking Bigger

  • Job Search Like A Recruiter: How To Transform Your Job Search

  • Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace

  • Conveying Your Talent: Identifying & Transferable Skills

  • Web3.0

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Any Time AM/PM

On-Demand Sessions

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Session Descriptions

Breakout Session 1

Panel: Career Evolution to Business Ownership

Moderated by: Amy Rossi - M&B Rossi Consulting LLC

Speakers: Katie Bigelow - Mettle Ops, Lisa Lark - Lisa Lark Communications, Krystal Lawrence - Hariimao, Angela Morrill - Angela Morrill Leadership & Life Coaching, Mariyah Saifuddin - Innovative Solution Partners

Your career should be an evolution; the 5 year plan is obsolete. Let's talk to engineers at various levels to understand their career evolutions even to business ownership - best practices, what to avoid, and their personal victories.

Resume Workshop

Speakers: Jeremy Santiago - Ford, Julie Bellamy - Sequelle HR Suite

This session will cover an overview of developing you resume and advice on differentiating yourself from other applications. We will cover: content/formatting, who views your resume, company considerations, and live review of example resumes.

Switching it up; using Design and Behavioral Economics to connect to your users

Speaker: Qa'id Jacobs - Hudl

We are often trying to convince our customers to abandon their familiar tool or service for our shiny new thing. Combining notions of the Switch Mountain Hypothesis, Prospect Theory, Acquisition Utility and fundamental design principles, we can elevate user experiences to highlight the real-life value of our product above our competitors’.

Communicating Inclusively

Speaker: Shahnaz Broucek - OptimizeU Partners LLC

Inclusion is created through the way we communicate in our relationships. For teams, it's about the quality of your connections, self-awareness and social awareness, curiosity and openness to learning. How might you communicate more inclusively yourself? In this workshop, we'll explore contributing to an inclusive climate through the way you communicate.

Digital App Innovation

Speaker: Merrie Williams - Microsoft

Breakout Session 2

Panel: Level Up - Tips from Career Coaches, Engineering Leadership & HR

Moderated by: Rachel Westbrook - Ford

Speakers: Ashwini Balasubramanian - Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Amy Rossi - M&B Rossi Consulting LLC, Victor Xian - Zebra Technologies, Julie Bellamy - Sequelle HR Suite, Louis Lawson - KLA

Looking to make that next step? Join our panel of Career Coaches, Engineering Leadership, and Human Resources / Employee Engagement for the latest strategies.

Design a Killer Pitch Deck even You’re Not a Designer

Speaker: Kung Pik Liu - Design Angel

Bring your deck! I'll share tips on upgrading your design and we'll fix it up together.

Work Life Integration

Speaker: Geetu Garg - IBM India

As women technical leaders, moving up the chain is not easy. Work Life integration needs to be decoded effectively for us to perform in all aspects of our lives. Would share my experience and guidance on how to keep going.

NextPlay Tools and Resources

Speaker: Moses Amarteifio - NextPlay

Design Thinking

Speakers: Shel Kimen - Ford, Barbra Blake - Ford

Come enjoy a skill building seminar on Design Thinking. You’ll get a brief overview of Design Thinking at Ford and a practice exercise using one of our most popular tools. There will also be Q&A time to answer any and all questions about Human Centered Design.

Breakout Session 3

Perfect Your Personal Brand LinkedIn Workshop

Speaker: Jenna Ritten - IBM

 

Get interview ready to land your dream job, and learn how to tell YOUR personal story of your journey into tech. Show employers you're more than ready for their opportunities!

 

Build your personal brand on LinkedIn, and practice your new skills with opportunities to network with other techies. This is an opportunity to BUILD YOUR NETWORK! Your next job in tech will come from your network, not from cold applying, so come make those connections.

Burnout: A Practical Conversation

Speaker: Anna Greenwald - On the Goga

Have you ever experienced burnout? Maybe you're feeling it right now...In "Burnout: A Practical Conversation", we will dive into how burnout shows up in our daily lives and discuss how incorporating small breaks throughout the day can prevent our cups from overflowing.

Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance

Speaker: Elizabeth Permberton - Island Holistic Wellness

An introduction to mindfulness meditation and breath work. The benefits of taking time to regroup and find inner peace in an ever-changing, stressful world.

The 3 Keys to Demystifying Data Analytics for Your Operations

Speaker: Mariyah Saifuddin - Innocative Solution Partners

The data your company keeps is inherently valuable. But how do you connect the dots between people, operations, and technology to use this data to move your business forward? Listen in for 20+ years of industry experience that will demystify how to tackle this most vital company asset to produce insights for you and your team to use strategically. As technology keeps changing faster and faster, the ability to manage your data plays an even bigger part. Expect to leave with takeaways you can put into action immediately; no matter what your role is in your organization.

Breakout Session 4

A Woman on a Mission: Thinking Bigger

Speaker: Angela Morrill - Angela Morrill Leadership & Life Coaching

In many organizations, engagement scores continue to lag for many different reasons. According to Gallup, nearly two-thirds of employees across the U.S. are not engaged in their work. One factor is that individuals struggle to find purpose and meaning in what they are doing and why they are doing it. Individuals who have clarity in their personal mission often have greater success in identifying and creating more meaning in their work.

Job Search Like A Recruiter: How To Transform Your Job Search

Speaker: Anthony Holloway, Nebula

  1. The job search mistake that 90% of candidates make and how to avoid it

  2. How to be 20X more likely to land a job in 90 days or less

  3. How top performers ace interviews and secure the bag

  4. Free resources, bonuses, and more!

Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace

Speaker: Kim Lark - Lisa Lark Communications

This interactive session will provide an overview of mindfulness and explore the ways that it can be applied in workplace settings

Conveying Your Talent: Identifying & Transferable Skills

Speaker: Lisa Lark - Lisa Lark Communications

Thinking of making the move from academia to the corporate world or vice versa? Ready to try your hand at a new career path but not willing to start from scratch? This session will help you identify your transferable skills and convey them convincingly - regardless of industry. 

Web 3.0

Speaker: Galit Ariel