HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce

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Wednesday, July 24, 8:30–9:45 a.m.

Opportunities for Growth in a Time of Extraordinary Change

Todd McLees, Founder, Pendio Group and Rethink Ecosystem Hub

Todd will offer insights on three key areas related to the speed of innovation. He will discuss the current and future rate of change in technological innovation; its impact on Work of the Future and how educators can prepare students for the changing jobs in the new economy; and the need for new levels of collaboration to meet the needs related to reskilling, upskilling and “newskilling” the workforce of today and tomorrow.


Thursday, July 25, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Cultivating and Leading Change in Big Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence: Empowering and Advancing Women and Underrepresented Groups in STEM

A keynote panel of industry leaders will provide perspectives on emerging trends, future requirements, and workforce characteristics that are necessary to meet global demand and fulfill national security interests. The opportunity for women and underrepresented groups to play an important part in developing and leading these technology initiatives will be explored.

Ann Beheler

Moderator
Ann Beheler
Principal Investigator, National Convergence Technology Center (CTC)

Aaron Burciaga

Panelist
Aaron Burciaga
Chief Technology Officer at Analytics2Go

JC Caesar

Panelist
JC Caesar
Chief Operations Office at Addx and retired Rear Admiral US Navy

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

Panelist
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie
Vice President of Industry Outreach and Thought Leadership at Kinaxis