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I See Potential In You!

Monday, August 7, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Regency Ballroom

Thurl Baily photoThurl Bailey
Professional speaking, broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and University of Utah, an actor, and an award winning singer/song writer

Thurl Bailey attended North Carolina State University and was a key player in the 'Wolfpacks' miracle run to the 1983 NCAA Championship. That same year, Thurl led NC State in both scoring and rebounds. The Utah Jazz drafted Thurl in 1983 as the 7th pick of the draft. Jazz management reported that he was selected for the quality of his character, as well as, the quality of his game. This was the beginning of 16 years of his playing professional basketball, 12 of those years were with the NBA.

At 6'11", Thurl Bailey is often first noticed as a basketball player, but he is a man of as much depth as height. His strong sense of service has led to countless hours of volunteer work and to numerous awards for leadership and contributions to the community. Included in his awards are: the NBA's prestigious Kennedy Community Award, the Utah Association for Gifted Children's Community Service Award, Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity's Exemplary Manhood Award, the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America's American Champion Award and the Italian League's 1998 All Star Games Most Valuable Player. He has directed basketball camps for youth since 1984 where he teaches young people lessons about life and basketball. Many of his students have special needs including coming from disadvantaged backgrounds or having serious illnesses, and they attend the camps on scholarship.

In addition to professional speaking, Thurl is a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah, an actor, and an award winning singer/song writer.

Session Title: I See Potential In You!


Each of us has untapped potential that lays within us. How do we discover it to achieve a common goal?

Insider Threat, Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Investigator

Monday, August 7, 2017
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Regency Ballroom

Louis Bladel picLouis Bladel
Executive Director, Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP

Lou Bladel is an executive director in the Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. He is the National Coordinator for Insider Risk and Threat Management services, which assists clients in responding to, investigating and remediating insider threats, as well as developing and implementing comprehensive insider threat programs and services. Lou consults with U.S. federal law enforcement agency directors, government regulators and key executives of Fortune 100 companies, Fortune 500 C-suite officials and boards of directors from across industry sectors on matters of economic espionage and insider threats.

Lou has more than 26 years of federal law enforcement experience serving in the U.S. Marshals Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), retiring from the FBI in 2016. The majority of Lou’s law enforcement career involved leading and investigating counterintelligence matters in the New York and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. Lou has held numerous leadership positions within the FBI, including Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York office of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, where he led the recent espionage/insider threat arrest and successful plea negotiations of an FBI employee.

As Chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section, he led the espionage investigations of General David Petraeus and Edward Snowden. In 2013, he successfully testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission to enhance the criminal penalties for theft of propriety information and managed the DuPont economic espionage investigation, which resulted in the FBI’s first-ever jury conviction for economic espionage. The case won the 2014 FBI Director’s Award for Counterintelligence Excellence. Lou also won the National Counterintelligence Executive Award for Community Excellence in leadership for his role in the FBI operation that led to the arrest and deportation of three Russian Intelligence Service illegals.

Session Title: Insider Threat, Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Investigator


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The Last Mile Problem: How Big Data and Behavioral Science Can Work Together

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Regency Ballroom

Jim Guszcza photoJames Guszcza
Chief Data Scientist, Deloitte

Jim is the US chief data scientist of Deloitte Consulting, and a member of Deloitte’s Advanced Analytics and Modeling practice. Jim has extensive experience applying predictive analytics techniques in a variety of public and private sector domains. He has also spearheaded Deloitte’s use of behavioral nudge tactics to more effectively act on model indications and prompt behavior change. Jim is a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison business school, and he holds a PhD in the Philosophy of Science from The University of Chicago. Jim is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and on its board of directors.

Session Title: The Last Mile Problem: How Big Data and Behavioral Science Can Work Together


Presentation Abstract: Big data and the science of behavioral nudges are two of today's hottest topics in both public sector and business domains. This talk will outline a framework and give examples of how data science and behavioral science can work together synergistically.

Influence Redefined ... Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Regency Ballroom

Stacey Hanke photoStacey Hanke
Founder and Communication Expert
StaceyHanke, Inc.

Stacey is author of the books; Yes You Can! Everything You Need to Know From A to Z to Influence Others To Take Action and Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®. Her books provide practical and immediate skills and techniques that have given thousands the ability to enhance their influence Monday to Monday®. Stacey helps individuals eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery — to persuade, sell, influence and communicate face-to-face with a clear message. She has trained over 15,000 people to rid themselves of bad body language habits and choose words wisely. She has delivered over 500 presentations for business leaders, from the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, Kohl’s, the United States Army, Navy and Air Force, Leo Burnett, AT&T and the FDA.

Whether you find Stacey delivering a keynote, mentoring a CEO on the art of presenting or changing participants’ communication behavior, you will understand why clients keep coming back as a result of her practical strategies and concepts.

Session Title: Influence Redefined ... Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday


You may not be as influential as you think you are! Most of us believe if we know our topic or if we feel good we must be good. One of the biggest mistakes we make is assuming how we feel determines how others perceive us. This session will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at what’s really going on.

Stacey Hanke will help you eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery - to persuade, sell your ideas, motivate and influence others to act on what you have to say. She will explain the positive actions you can take to increase your impact and value to your peers, clients and teams. This highly interactive session will show you how to immediately implement the influence skills and techniques you learn Monday to Monday®.

Legislative Update ~ The Texas Economic Outlook

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Regency Ballroom

Ray Perryman  photoRay Perryman
CEO, The Perryman Group

Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. His firm has served the needs of more than 2,000 clients ranging from major corporations to small startups and from local communities to the federal government. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Perryman has helped recruit corporations providing tens of thousands of jobs through economic development work, resolved billion-dollar legal issues, and revamped public policy through impact assessments and other studies. His firm has measured economic impacts for corporate locations and expansions involving billions in investments, and his economic forecasts are used by corporations and government agencies alike.

Dr. Perryman has provided economic analysis and expert testimony for civil litigation across a wide range of practice areas including antitrust and competition, patent infringement and other intellectual property disputes, securities, and commercial and complex litigation. His work combines strong expertise in economic damages calculation, asset valuation, market analysis, and statistical methods and econometrics. Dr. Perryman has consulted and testified on disputes in numerous industries such as telecommunications, personal and mainframe computers, software and networking, consumer electronics, microelectronics, energy, health care, consumer products, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial markets, banking, transportation, media content and distribution, and hospitality. His list of clients includes nationally renowned law firms and Fortune 500 companies and his expert opinions have helped shape important legal decisions.

Dr. Perryman holds a BS in Mathematics from Baylor University and a PhD in Economics from Rice University as well as an honorary doctorate from the International Institute for Advanced Studies.

Session Title: The Texas Economic Outlook


Dr. Perryman will discuss his economic forecast for the Texas economy, including a look at likely gains for major industry groups. Key trends affecting growth patterns will also be described, including potential effects of the most recent Texas legislative session.

How to Successfully Manage Software Audits and Reduce Noncompliance Cost Risk With Gartner’s C9 Process

Monday, August 7, 2017
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Regency Ballroom

Joann Rosenberger photoJoAnn Rosenberger
Research VP, Gartner Research

JoAnn Rosenberger is a Research VP with Gartner Research. Ms. Rosenberger provides expertise in all areas of IT procurement, with an emphasis on IBM software. Her expertise includes knowledge, background, and experience in negotiating pricing and terms and conditions to result in one-time and ongoing savings to organizations.

Previously, Ms. Rosenberger managed the IT Finance Department to support data center, application development and telecommunications activities. Her IT Finance Department managed the following functions: Financial analysis/planning/reporting, budgeting and forecasting, capital budgeting/planning, contract and asset management, compliance, and IT procurement.

Session Title: How to Successfully Manage Software Audits and Reduce Noncompliance Cost Risk With Gartner’s C9 Process


Software audits have rapidly become a high-risk and high-cost challenge for most organizations. Each year, Gartner takes hundreds of inquiries on this important topic, and has developed a powerful, highly effective nine-step process known as "C9". C9 will help you develop your own audit-readiness kit and take the necessary steps to successfully manage the audit and reduce noncompliance cost risk.

Reinvent, Redesign, Reimagine - Building Organizations for the 21st Century

Monday, August 7, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Regency Ballroom

Mike Walsh photoMike Walsh
CEO, Tomorrow

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s bestselling books include ‘Futuretainment’ and ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas’. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikewalsh

Session Title: Reinvent, Redesign, Reimagine - Building Organizations for the 21st Century


Mike Walsh will outline the mega-trends shaping the future of business and consumer behavior, and how to leverage disruptive innovation, adopt a data-driven mindset and lead change through digital transformation

LIFE101: Lessons from College Students in the New Digital World

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Regency Ballroom

Mike Wesch photoMike Wesch
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Kansas State University

Dubbed “the prophet of an education revolution” by the Kansas City Star and “the explainer” by Wired Magazine, Wesch is a recipient of the highly coveted “US Professor of the Year” Award from the Carnegie Foundation. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. After years of experimenting with social media and assessing the learning potential of these tools, Wesch argues that they don’t automatically foster significant learning or establish genuine empathy or meaningful bonds between professors and students. Using social media is but one of the many possible ways to connect, but the message that Wesch’s experimentation brings is that only genuine connections may restore the sense of joy and curiosity that we hope to instill in our students.

Session Title: LIFE101: Lessons from College Students in the New Digital World


It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Yet today, a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new app. A Tweet or Snap here, a Yak there... and a new way of relating to others emerges, along with it new types of conversation and collaboration. Using examples from anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, and college campuses, Professor Wesch offers a fascinating look at the often-unnoticed but profound ways in which media “mediate” our culture and transform our lives.

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