Midwest 2018 Schedule


2018 Schedule

May 18, 2018

5 pm to 7 pm – Networking Reception hosted by JLL  – 200 E Randolph St, Chicago

May 19, 2018


8:45 AM – 9:00 AM                        Registration 

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM                         Keynote  (Auditorium)

Bias in New Innovations

Rokeya Jones

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM                        Networking

10:00 AM – 10:00 AM                      Breakout Sessions

Innovate yourself – Tackling Technology’s Gender Problem Through Education and Empowerment (Auditorium)

Tracey Welson-Rossman

June Sugiyama

Theresa Cauvel

Tara Chklovksi

Tech Trends – IoT – Present, Predictions and Pitfalls  (IMSA Classroom)

        Mary Malone

Workshop – Become a NegotiatHer: Learn Secrets to Make More $ in Your Tech Career (2.03 Classroom)

Lauren Hasson

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM                   Networking

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM                    Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself – Leadership for Non-Managers  (2.03 Classroom)

Emily Triplett Lentz

Tech Trends – Blockchain: why it is important to know how to create solutions today and the near future  (Auditorium)

        Karen Gordon

        Marie De Luna

        Alexandra Prodromos

        Christine Rodos

        CM Winters

Workshop – TBD

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM                        Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM                         Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself – Tech Skills are Important, but do You Have the Soft Skills to Succeed?  (2.03 Classroom)

        Lauren Pierce

Tech Trends – Did I Do That? People Data Problems and Their Ramifications  (Auditorium)

        Morgana Carter

Workshop – Building while Flying: Bringing new products to market while you’re still figuring out what to build (IMSA Classroom)

Amanda Conrad

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM                           Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                          Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself – Offices are Over: How (and Why) to Lead a Remote Workforce in the Digital Age (2.03 Classroom)

        Laura Janusek

Tech Trends – The Future of Technology Beyond the Now  (Auditorium)

        Kayte Malik

Workshop – What do you need to turn your data into a story?  (IMSA Classroom)

        Shannon Kreps

3:35 PM – 4:30 PM                        Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself – The Importance of Mentoring (Auditorium)

        Anelia Chtilianova

        Johnny Palmer

        Estela Segura

        Kim Vertucci

        Kat Rokhlin

Tech Trends – Journey to the Cloud  (2.03 Classroom)

        Sandhya Gorman

Workshop – The Many Flavors of Agile: What’s the right one for your team?  (IMSA Classroom)

        Bethany Pagels-Minor

4:40 PM – 5:30 PM                         Networking