Technical Skills
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Power Up Your Brain and Potential: Understand Complicated Technology Concepts Through Technical Visualization

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Room: Cortez AB

Description: Ever wondered what scientists and technologists are really talking about or how they communicate with each other? What do these equations really mean? Even the most complicated equations can be explained through the technique of technical visualization. Top experts and teachers walk you visually through a complicated technology and share the great potential of this powerful tool.
In this workshop, you can learn how this process works.
Learning Objective: Increase technical skills and knowledge around Technical Visualization
Outcomes-At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
a. Be able to explain complicated equations
b. Watch animated visual tools for representing, understanding and communicating complicated technology concepts

Ready, Aim, Fire! Using Social Media Analytics to Hit Your Target Market

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 10;00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Room: Cortez AB

Description:Leadership and businesses are always looking for new ways to understand and respond to customer needs. Social media analytics gives us a snapshot of these needs from insights gained from online conversations. It has the capacity to capture customer information with remarkable power to impact and drive revenue. Social Media Analytics uses social listening and predictive analytic techniques that help corporations manage the brand and reputation products and services. Despite the benefits, it can be a challenge defining an effective social media strategy.

Learning Objective: This workshop will explore effective tools, for building, interpreting and using metrics to understand and respond to the needs of your customers.

Outcomes-At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a. Explore how social media helps corporation predict trends

b. Examine how information and data is analyzed

c. Identify which types of industries can benefit from social media analytics

d. List steps for choosing and implementing a social media strategy

e. Explore how this tool can help seasoned and emerging leaders looking to increase value

Innovation Chefs: Exploring the Recipe for Technology Readiness

Day/Time: Saturday, October 13th, 10;45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

Room: Cortez AB

Description: Ideas are like caterpillars, they have to pass through a series of phases before they are ready to fly. Researchers and developers call these phase technology readiness levels. How did the microwave, originally developed by NASA for the space shuttle program, become a consumer product? This seminar will explore these readiness levels; who are involved at each stage and how do we get a technology to progress through these levels.

Learning Objective: Examine the evolution of thought to marketplace products.

Outcomes-At the end of this workshop, participants will be able:

a. Explore the meaning and history behind readiness levels

b. Describe who is involved at each stage

c. Examine how technology progresses through these levels

The Next Big Thing: Industry Experts Share Pioneering Technical Advancements and Visions for the Future

Day/Time: Saturday, October 13th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Room: Cortez AB

Description: Advancements in any industry refer to the process of developing systems, tools, products, or techniques that improve conditions, solve problems, or achieve goals. All industries value innovative minds and solution-oriented breakthroughs. This workshop will feature top corporate and federal executive leaders form or from? diverse industries share the latest and greatest breakthroughs. You may be behind the next big thing.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a. Explore pioneering advancements from diverse industries including:

Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Media & Entertainment, IT, Intelligence Agencies

b. Explore ideas and visions for the future

c. Examine challenges and threats that these industries must overcome to survive

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