SUMMIT PROGRAM WEDNESDAY: 2 NOVEMBER 2016

TIME SESSIONLOCATION
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM REGISTRATIONEllington
Pre-Function

SUMMIT PROGRAM THURSDAY: NOVEMBER 3rd, 2016

TIMESESSION LOCATION
7:30 AM - 5:30 PMREGISTRATIONEllingtion Pre-Function
7:30 AM - 8:00 AMNETWORKING BREAKFASTEllingtion Pre-Function
8:00 AM-8:30 AMPJ2A4846_2 OPENING REMARKS
TAKOI HAMRITA, PhD: LET'S EMBRACE FEMININE QUALITIES AND TRANSFORM THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT


Summit Chair, National Medal of Science and Education Laureate, Professor and Inaugural Chair, School of Electrical &Computer Engineering, UGA, Regional Coordinator of IEEE-Women in Engineering
Ellington Ballroom
8:30 AM-9:30 AMLESSONS LEARNED
Moderator: Takoi Hamrita, PhD - Summit Chair
Jennifer Van Buskirk - Regional President, Northeast, AT&T Mobility
Jeff Hoffman - Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder, Priceline.com
Karen Leland - President, Sterling Marketing Group
Jill Tietjen - Author; Former National President, SWE
Parisa Khosravi - Former SVP, CNN Worldwide, CEO Payam Global Strategies
Karen Pedersen - IEEE-USA President-Elect 2016
Jean Smith - Leader in Professional Services and IT

Ellington Ballroom
9:30 AM-10:00 AMjenniferJENNIFER VAN BUSKIRK: BAN THE WORD "CAN'T"
Regional President, Northeast, AT&T Mobility
Ellington Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCOFFEE BREAKEllington Pre-function
10:30 AM-11:20 AMPJ2A4846_2 REAL TALK: OUR ASPIRATIONS AND FRUSTRATIONS
Facilitator:
Takoi Hamrita, PhD - Summit Chair

Audience
Ellington Ballroom
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
PARALLEL SESSIONS
POWER AND INFLUENCE: WHY YOU NEED THEM AND HOW TO CULTIVATE THEM
Moderator: Jean Smith Leader in Professional Services and IT
Steve Bucherati - Retired Global Chief Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Miyako Schanely - Commander, 102nd Training DivisionJennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD - Global Speaker and Author
Neva Alexander, PhD - Director, National Educational Venture Alliance
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WORKSHOP: THE MARKETING MASTERY PYRAMID - 3 PERSONAL BRANDING STEPS
Karen Leland - President, Sterling Marketing Group
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FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW UNIVERSITIES ARE ADVOCATING FOR STEM
Moderator: Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D - Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, UGA
Serita Acker - Director, PEER/WISE, Clemson University, College of Eng., Computing and Applied Sciences
Jennifer Stanford Johnson - STEAM Program Development Manager, Spelman College
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PATHS AND STRATEGIES TO SUCCESSFUL AND FULFILLING CAREERS IN ACADEMIA
Moderator: Elena Karahanna, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor, Terry College of Business, UGA
Dana Randall, PhD - Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science; ADVANCE Professor of Computing, Georgia Tech.
Nancy Manley, PhD - Distinguished research professor of Genetics, University of Georgia
Ritu Agarwal, PhD - Senior Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, University of Maryland
Carlee Bishop, PhD - Executive Director, Professional Masters Degree inApplied Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech
Ayanna Howard, PhD - Bioengineering Chair, School of ECE, Georgia Tech; CTO, Zyrobotics

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLUNCH Overlook East
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMvalerie-montgomery-riceVALERIE MONTGOMERY RICE, MD: PASSION AND PURPOSE - THE UNSPOKEN KEYS TO SUCCESS
President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
Ellington Ballroom
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMjeff-hoffmanJEFF HOFFMAN: KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Serial Entrepreneur - Co-founder, Priceline.com
Ellington Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMRachel_Schutt (1)Rachel Schutt: MY JOURNEY DOING BIG DATA
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, News Corp
Ellington Ballroom
3:00 PM - 3:30 pmCOFFEE BREAKEllington Pre-function
3:30 PM – 04:30 PM
PARALLEL SESSIONS
PATHS AND STRATEGIES TO SUCCESSFUL AND FULFILLING CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY
Moderator: Crystal Leach - Director of Discovery and Innovation, University of Georgia
Jill Tietjen - Author, Former National President, SWE
Jennifer Tillson - Vice President of Information Technology, Cricket Wireless
Kim Reitterer - President and Founder, Elm Engineering, Inc
Leanne West - Principal Research Scientist, GTRI
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SUCCESS STORIES OF BIG ENTREPRENEURSHIP VENTURES
Moderator: Andrea Hershatter, Sr. Associate Dean, Goizueta School of Business, Emory
Jeff Hoffman - Co-founder, Priceline.com
Jennifer Van Buskirk- Founder of Aio and the New Cricket Wireless
Radhika Subramanian - Co-founder and CEO, Emcien
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ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Moderator: Jennifer Sherer, PhD - Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Michelle C. LaPlaca, PhD- Associate Prof. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech;Co-developer, DETECT
Jenna Jambeck, PhD - Associate Prof. Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, UGA
Rebecca Levit, MD - Assistant Prof. Division of Cardiology, Emory University
Adriane B. Randolph, PhD - Executive Director, BrainLab; Associate Prof., Kennesaw State University
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THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED OUT MY CAREER
Moderator: Michelle Wilcox - Senior Technicall Manager, Honeywell Aerospace
Keli Kemp - Associate Vice President and Group Director of Planning Services, HNTB
Angela Battle – Transmission Projects Manager, Georgia Transmission Corporation
Susan Wyant – Oracle Data & Analytics Technologies Leader, PWC
Andrea Razzaghi - Deputy Director of Astrophysics, NASA Headquarters
Shelley Gager- Product Marketing Manager, Baldor
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HOW NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADVOCATING FOR STEM
Moderator:Cathy Freeman - President, Freeman RF & Microwave Solutions LLC
Mary Ellen Randall - IEEE/MOVE; Founder and CEO of Ascot Technologies, Inc
Aneshia Smith - Executive Director of the Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls
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Centennial
04:40 PM – 05:30PM
PJ2A4846_2

jennifer
REAL TALK: PUTTING OBSTACLES ON THE TABLE
Facilitators:
Takoi Hamrita, PhD - Summit Chair
Jennifer Van Buskirk, President AT&T NorthEast

Audience

Ellington Ballroom
05:30 PM – 06:30PM
RELAX AND RECHARGE
06:30 PM – 07:00PM
PRE_DINNER MIXER Ellington Pre-Function
07:00 PM – 9:00PM
DINNER BANQUET (Welcome Remarks: Don Leo - Dean, College of Engineering, UGA)

Overlook East

SUMMIT PROGRAM FRIDAY: 4 NOVEMBER 2016

TIME SESSIONLOCATION
7:30 AM - 3:00 PMREGISTRATIONEllington Pre-function
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Ellington Pre-function
8:30 AMPJ2A4846_2OPENING REMARKS: TAKOI HAMRITA, PhD

Summit Chair, National Medal of Science and Education Laureate, Professor and Inaugural Chair, School of Electrical &Computer Engineering, UGA, Regional Coordinator of IEEE-Women in Engineering
Ellington Ballroom
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM











jenniferLESSONS LEARNED
Moderator: Jennifer Van Buskirk - President AT&T Northeast
Alicia Philipp - President, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Nita Patel - Systems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems
Rachel Schutt - Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist, News Corp
Towanna Freeman, PhD, PCC President of CoachDiversity Institute
Saswati Collam - Principal Innovation Evangelist, TCS CTO Office, US, Canada & Latam
Betsy Higgins, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Paige Kassalen - Commercial Trainee for Covestro LLC
Liesl Folks -Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Gloria Chan - Senior Vice President of CoachDiversity Institute
Ellington Ballroom
9:30 AM – 10:00AM



SaswatiCollam2015SASWATI COLLAM: INNOVATION LEADERSHIP IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD
Principal Innovation Evangelist, TCS CTO Office, US, Canada & Latam
Ellington Ballroom
10:00AM–10:30AM


TOWANNA FREEMAN HEADSHOTTOWANNA FREEMAN, PhD: THE POWER OF DIVERSITY IN TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES AND THE WORLD
PCC President of CoachDiversity Institute
Ellington Ballroom
10:30AM-11:00AM
COFFEE BREAK
Ellington Pre-function
11:00AM–11:30AM

CEO Space Photo LargeKAREN LELAND: THE POWER OF PERSONAL BRANDING
President, Sterling Marketing Group
Ellington Ballroom
11:40AM–12:30PM
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FIVE STEPS TO SECURING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE
Kristian Hunter - Financial Advisor, Ransom Hunter Heir Financial Services
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WORKSHOP: THE ART OF SELF PROMOTION: TELL YOUR STORY-TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER
Debby Stone, Executive Coach,
Author of "The Art of Self Promotion: Tell your Story, Transform your Career"
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM THE TOP
Moderator: Maryam Alavi Dean, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
Christina Ruggiero - Chief Procurement Officer, Coca Cola Refreshments
Kelly Barrett
- Senior Vice President of Home Services, The Home Depot
Betsy Higgins, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Julia Davis - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Aflac
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STEM OUTREACH: HOW ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADVOCATING FOR STEM
Moderator: Cathy Freeman President, Freeman RF & Microwave Solutions LLC
Gilda Lyon - STEM Coordinator, Georgia Department of Education
Anne Kaiser - Vice President, Community and Economic Development, Georgia Power
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ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
Moderator: Pamela Whitten, PhD Senior Vice President and Provost, University of Georgia
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD - President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
Liesl Folks, PhD - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Buffalo
Annie Anton, PhD - Professor and Chair, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
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Dunwoody
12:30PMLUNCH (Welcome Remarks: Pamela Whitten, Senior VP of Academic Affairs, UGA)
Overlook East
1:30PM–02:00PM




alicia-phillipALICIA PHILIPP: LEADING WITH PASSION, WORKING WITH PURPOSE
BUILDING A BILLION DOLLAR COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT
President, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Ellington Ballroom
2:00PM – 02:30PM



jill-tietjenJILL TIETJEN : TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES
Author; Former National President, SWE
Ellington Ballroom
2:30PM – 03:00PM



Parisa-Khosravi_190x190PARISA KHOSRAVI: BE PROUD
Former SVP, CNN Worldwide, CEO Payam Global Strategies
Ellington Ballroom
3:00PM
COFFEE BREAK
3:30PM–4:20PM
PARALLEL SESSIONS
INSPIRING LESSONS AND SUCCESS STORIES FOR THE UNDERGRAD
Moderator: Emilia Suarez - B.S Environmental Engineering
Sarah Cannon - Fourth year PhD Student, Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, Ga Tech
Paige Kassalen - Commercial Trainee, Covestro LLC
Dirichi Onyeukwu - Civil Engineering/Project Management Consultant
Anya Brown - PhD Student, Ecology, UGA
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WORKSHOP: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION, EMPOWERMENT, TEAMWORK
Gloria Chan - Senior Vice President of CoachDiversity Institute
Towanna Freeman,PhD PCC President of CoachDiversity Institute
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LEADING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Moderator: Marisa Pagnattaro - Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs,Terry College of Business, UGA
Michelle Wilcox - Senior Technical Manager, Honeywell Aerospace
Saswati Collam - Principal Innovation Evangelist, TCS CTO Office, US, Canada & Latam
Pam Estes Brewer PhD- Associate Professor, Mercer University’s School of Engineering
Mononita Ghosal - President, Globally Competent
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HOW ENTREPRENEURS ARE ADVOCATING FOR STEM
Moderator:Cathy Freeman, President, Freeman RF & Microwave Solutions LLC
Stephanie Espy, Founder of MathSP Academic and Test Prep Coaching and Author of STEM GEMS
Angelicque Tucker Blackmon PhD, CEO of Innovative Learning Concepts, LLC (ILC)
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FIRESIDE CHAT: BEING BOLD IN BUILDING YOUR CAREER, ELEVATING YOUR INFLUENCE AND IN BUILDING A POWERFUL NETWORK
Moderator: Becky Blalock - Former CIO, SouthernCo; Author of Dare
Tami Barron - CEO of Southern Linc Wireless
Marie Mouchet - CIO of Colonial Pipeline
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Ellington Ballroom
4:30PM – 05:30PM
PJ2A4846_2
rachel-schuttREAL TALK: TURNING ASPIRATION INTO ACTION
Facilitators:
Takoi Hamrita, PhD - Summit Chair
Rachel Schutt, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, News Corp

Audience
Ellington Ballroom
05:30 PM




PJ2A4846_2CLOSING REMARKS: TAKOI HAMRITA, PhD

Summit Chair, National Medal of Science and Education Laureate, Professor and Inaugural Chair, School of Electrical &Computer Engineering, UGA, Regional Coordinator of IEEE-Women in Engineering
Ellington Ballroom