01 Aug, 2019 - 03 Aug, 2019

Seats

700 - 1000 Youth and Adults

Speaker

32 Speakers

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Keynote Speakers

Michael Palmer

VP Chief Information Security Officer at NFL

Meredith Harper

Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company

Kamau Bobb, PhD

Senior Director at Georgia Tech Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

Jewel Burks

Co-founder of Partpic, Team Lead at Amazon

Confirmed Speakers

Bianca Shelby

Digital Practice Delivery Manager at TEKSystems

Bobby Staten

Founder + Principal Solutions Architect at Appleseed Consulting

Calvin Ellison

Founder/Health Consultant at Ellison's Consulting

Calvin Nobles, PhD

Cybersecurity / Thought Leader / Cybersecurity Policy Fellow / Executive Management

Chad White

Experienced in Data Management| Data Quality| Reporting and Analytics| IT Leadership | IT Project Management

Chris Crawford

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Curtis Jenkins

Director, Governance and Enterprise Project Management Office at Solenis

Darren Young

Tactical Incident Response at Eli Lilly and Company

Deja Lindsey

Data Analyst at Johnson & Johnson

Delden Fane

Managing Partner / Senior Consultant at BreadLine Consulting, LLC

DeNisha Malone

Business Intelligence Consultant & Developer at DB Best Technologies

Denola Burton

CEO and Founder at Enhanced DNA: Develop.Nuture.Achieve, LLC

Devon Bryan

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Federal Reserve System

Donnie Harper

Senior Vice President at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Erika Jefferson

Operational Excellence Leader | Relationship Builder | STEM Professional and Advocate

Evan Bernard

Senior Data Analyst at Memorial Hermann Health System

Greg Malone

IT Director at Webster Univesity

Gregory Taylor

CEO at Taboris Intelligence Asset Group, LLC

Jason Grant

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Middlebury College

Jewel Burks

Co-founder of Partpic, Team Lead at Amazon

Kamau Bobb, PhD

Senior Director at Georgia Tech Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

Kelly Burton

I lead the fastest growing community of minority entrepreneurs (while entrepreneur-ing).

Kirsten Carter

Career Coach & Motivational Speaker

Larry Quinlan

Global Chief Information Officer at Deloitte

Les McCollum

Managing Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at ICMA-RC

Marie Antoinette Tichler

Marketing Director at BlockInterop

Martin Davis

CIO at Southern Company

Meredith Harper

Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company

Michael Palmer

VP Chief Information Security Officer at NFL

Mike Williams

SVP Global Infrastructure and IT Services at Career Builder

Monique Mills

Business Innovation & Strategy

Patrick Leblanc

Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

Rick Smith

Director Center of Excellence, Data Governance, & Process Excellence at SAP

Rodney Adams

Senior Managing Partner at R. H. Adams & Associates

Rupal Thanawala

Partner at Tenthpin Management Consultants

Ruthie Lyle

Lead Research Engineer at USAA - Chief Technology Office

Ryan Wade

Data Analytics Consultant at Blue Horseshoe

Samuel Davis

IT Project Manager & Business Process Analyst at State of Ohio

Sandra Clerizier

HR & Recruitment

Sonal Sheth Zahawri

Professional Speaker and Trainer at Tru You LLC

Terry Morris

National BDPA President & Director IT @ Lilly

Timothy Butts

Strategic Advisor at TMC Innovation

Tye Hayes

Chief Technology Officer at City of Atlanta

William Bill Wade

Chief Information Security Officer at City of Atlanta

Zachary Farley

Problem solver and innovator at zCode solutions

Zulna Heriscar

Senior Technical Sales Leader

Conference Schedules

Adult Calendar

IT Showcase Calendar

YTC Calendar

Mobile App Showcase

09:30
09:30 - 10:00 AM
Room Techwood

Breakfast: Get to Know

11:00
11:00 - 19:00 PM
Terrace/Foyer

Registration

08:00
08:00 - 16:00 PM
Microsoft Atlanta

Dashboard in a Day: Power BI

Microsoft Power BI Visualization Workshop at a local Microsoft facility TBD. Free to conference participation. There will be capacity for 60 participants. Registration will be available two weeks prior to conference.
08:00
08:00 - 16:00 PM
Room Inman

SAFe Agile Certification - Day 1 of 2

The capacity for this offering is 50 people. Cost and location TBD.
10:00
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Room Techwood

Meeting with BDPA Leadership

Meeting with the Chapter Presidents.
12:00
12:00 - 13:00 PM
Room Techwood

Lunch with BDPA Leadership

Lunch with Chapter Presidents.
12:00
12:00 - 17:00 PM
TBD

College and Student Advisory Board

13:00
13:00 - 17:00 PM
Room Techwood

Regional Breakouts

Regional Breakouts with the Regional Officers
15:00
15:00 - 18:00 PM
Executive Conference Room 222

IT Showcase Practice/Walkthrough

15:00
15:00 - 18:00 PM
Executive Conference Room 223

Mobile App Showcase Practice

17:00
17:00 - 18:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Coordinator Meeting

18:00
18:00 - 19:30 PM
Regency Ballrooms 5-7

Opening Reception

19:00
19:00 - 20:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Judges Meeting

Review judging process, answer questions
19:30
19:30 - 20:00 PM
Regency Ballrooms 5-7

Pre-Conference Technical Showcase "Hit Refresh" and the Azure Foundation

21:00
21:00 - 22:00 PM
Executive Conference Suite 226

Day Debrief

07:30
07:30 - 08:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Breakfast

08:00
08:00 - 09:15 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Opening Ceremony & Pep Rally

08:45
08:45 - 09:30 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Keynote - Meredith Harper

08:30
08:30 - 16:00 PM
Room Inman

Agile Certification - Day 2 of 2

Capacity is 50 participants.
09:45
09:45 - 10:45 AM
Room Edgewood

AI for all the Masses

09:45
09:45 - 10:45 AM
Room Fairlaie

Enhance Your Leadership DNA: Coaching for Success

You can develop your Leadership DNA! Coaching for Success is one way is to ensure that you are an effective leader that can transform your organization through others. This interactive workshop will focus on skills needed to enhance your coaching skills. Each participant will complete a mini coaching assessment to identify their strengths and areas of improvement. We will focus on the GROW Model of Coaching (Goals, Reality, Obstacles/Options and Way Forward). Leaders will leave with tools to be ready to ACT (Apply, Change and Teach) to make an impact in their coaching relationships.
09:45
09:45 - 14:30 PM
Room Kennesaw

Cyber Patriot Program

11:00
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Room Edgewood

Your Experience Matters: UX Design Workshop

First impressions are 94% design-related. Therefore, whether it’s a mobile app, video game, website, or physical product — user experience (UX) design MATTERS. This interactive workshop will take participants through the steps of UX design, showing them both the importance of UX design principles and how to utilize them in everyday life.
11:00
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Room Fairlaie

Why All the Hype? The Lure of Digital Transformation

12:00
12:00 - 13:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 7

Lunch - Grab and Go

12:30
12:30 - 13:45 PM
Regency Ballroom 7

Keynote

13:30
13:30 - 14:30 PM
Room Edgewood

Dashboard Analytics

Workshop attendees will have hands-on experience (using Microsoft provided data) to understand how to develop a fully functional report using the Power BI Desktop. We will talk through importing data, transformations and DAX, visual placement and usage, filtering, time-intelligence, and sharing/collaborating.
13:30
13:30 - 14:30 PM
Room Fairlaie

The Human Factors Problem in Cybersecurity

14:45
14:45 - 15:45 PM
Room Fairlaie

Using the Marketing Mix to Rise Above Competition

14:45
14:45 - 15:45 PM
Room Greenbriar

Get the Most Out of Your Membership

16:00
16:00 - 17:15 PM
Regency Ballroom 7

CISO Panel

19:30
19:30 - 21:30 PM
Room Courtland

Ladies Night - Women Are IT (Co-Sponsored by BWISE)

19:30
19:30 -

Men’s Night

07:30
07:30 - 08:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Breakfast

08:00
08:00 - 08:45 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Opening Ceremony- Friday

08:45
08:45 - 09:30 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

Keynote - Michael Palmer

09:45
09:45 - 10:45 AM
Room Edgewood

Transformational Thinking: Powering your next move

"Transformational Thinking: Powering the next move in your personal and professional life" is an interactive and motivational session that challenges participants to employ transformational thinking techniques in both their personal and professional lives. Participants are challenged to: 1. Dream Big 2. Overcome challenges and setbacks in career and life 3. Remove self-imposed limitations 4. Write the Vision 5. Let the Vision speak for itself
09:45
09:45 - 10:45 AM
Room Fairlaie

Attracting and Retaining the Future Workforce

12:00
12:00 -
Regency Ballroom 7

Lunch - Grab and Go

10:00
10:00 -
Grand Ballroom 1

Technology Diversity Career Fair

13:30
13:30 -
Room Edgewood

The Transformative Power of Type

Studies show that U.S. employees spend 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict, equating to approximately $359 billion in paid hours. It’s a business case that can’t be ignored. Through increased self-awareness, business leaders and professionals tackle the leading cause of workplace conflict head-on. Gaining insight into your strengths and blind spots through personality type clarifies personal preferences, heightens empathy for others and improves team dynamic - so that time is spent where it should be, making money. Join Bobby Staten III for a discussion on how type can transform your perspective, your relationships, and your organization for the better.
13:30
13:30 -
Room Fairlaie

Quality Data Automation: A Journey with BI

Health analytics is changing the ways clinicians, organizations, and healthcare professionals view the patient care experience. As more quality reimbursements are coming to the forefront to help shape the patient care experience, it is ideal that quality departments within healthcare organizations are data-driven to improve care processes and patient outcomes. It is imperative that correct and reliable data are shared amongst a large healthcare system in a timely, readily available, and transparent manner. This session will describe how business intelligence (BI) revamped the use of quality-centered data within an organization and the improvements and changes this tool can provide for quality and patient safety. This session will also highlight the need to shift a healthcare organization's culture from a "send-it-to-me" mentality into a more self-service approach.
16:15
16:15 -
Regency Ballroom 7

The Future of Digital: Automation, Analytics, AI and Beyond

17:30
17:30 -
Regency Ballroom 7

CTO Panel Reception

14:45
14:45 -
Room Edgewood

Smarter Together: How EI Fosters Diverse Workplace

Think about the people you work with for a minute. Is everyone more or less the same? Does everyone have similar backgrounds, strengths, and weakness? The answer is likely a resounding “no.” Our identities are comprised of innumerable experiences, informed by complex elements like race, gender, and spirituality which shape the experiences we bring to our professional lives, impact the jobs we take and how and why we perform. Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to how well we handle ourselves and our various relationships in an age where we are more connected than ever before with people with whom we might not share histories or experiences. While the term EQ has been around for a few decades, it has become increasingly important for workplace success as we continue to see the workforce diversify. Studies have shown that the highest performing organizations are those that encourage emotionally intelligent interactions and an interplay of perspectives (Harvard Business Review). With the rate of change and complexity in today’s organizations, EQ is evidently more important than ever. With a wealth of experience in professional development, communications, and consulting, our presenter, Sonal Sheth Zawahri, will lead us in identifying our level of EQ and start a conversation about building human connections through improved self-awareness. At this workshop, Sonal will guide us through activities that explore our strengths and develop areas of communication that can help foster emotionally intelligent conversations with our coworkers. Sonal’s goal is to provide tools and resources to help us work through the Be-Do-Have-Give model of EQ to identify “how we show up” (Be), manage our strength and weaknesses (Do), reap the benefits through social awareness and relationship management (Have) and be present enough to do for others (Give).
18:30
18:30 -
Stats Atl

Miller Coors Hospitality Reception

MillerCoors has agreed to host an after conference hospitality reception at https://statsatl.com/ on Friday, August 2nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for all registered BDPA Adult conference attendees over the age of 21. This event is free to BDPA members and open to other local ATL professional organizations. You must be 21 and older to enter this event.
08:00
08:00 - 08:45 AM
Regency Ballroom 7

“Wayne Hicks” Scholarship Breakfast

09:00
09:00 - 12:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 7

BDPA Experience

12:15
12:15 -
Regency Ballroom 7

Lunch

13:30
13:30 -
Room Edgewood

The Power of the Pitch

13:30
13:30 -
Room Fairlaie

Pivot with Purpose

14:45
14:45 -
Room Edgewood

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace and Life

Emotions are contagious. Intense people can spread their emotions to others, which is why it's so vital for leaders to manage and control emotions. The top 10 to 15% of leaders who stand out as exceptional have high EQ. Their success was due just as much to their social abilities – such as networking and collaboration skills – as their intelligence. In this presentation, the audience will acquire real examples and techniques that will address EQ, why we react the way we do, being in tune with your EQ, and how improving our self-awareness will provide access to a better self and personal experience!
18:00
18:00 -
Regency Ballrooms 5- 7

Awards Gala

09:30
09:30 - 17:00 PM
Executive Conference Suite 219

True Gaming

09:45
09:45 - 10:15 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

Opening Session & Conference Overview & Ice Breaker

09:45
09:45 - 10:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 5

Welcome/Table Assignments

10:00
10:00 - 11:15 AM
Regency Ballroom 5

Oral Component

10:15
10:15 - 11:15 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

500 Words or Less & You're Hired: Write a One Page Resume

11:15
11:15 - 12:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

Kabbage Inc. Presentation

Kabbage, Inc. is an online financial technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company provides funding directly to small businesses and consumers through an automated lending platform.
11:15
11:15 - 11:30 AM
Regency Ballroom 5

Transtition

11:30
11:30 - 13:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

HSCC Lunch

13:00
13:00 - 15:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Written Exam

13:30
13:30 - 15:30 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

Creative Camps Workshop: Welcome to the world of PAPER CIRCUITS

Creating electronic projects directly on paper using simple components! Participants will learn the basics and fundamentals of creating an electric circuit without the need to solder or code a single thing! 
15:00
15:00 - 17:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Open Practice Time

15:30
15:30 - 16:30 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

STEMisHER : A Message for Young Women and Men in Stem

16:30
16:30 - 17:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

Wrap Up

09:45
09:45 - 10:15 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

Team Workshop: How well do you play?

09:45
09:45 - 10:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 5

Programming Component

10:00
10:00 - 18:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Programming Component

10:45
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

Tech-Knowledge Scavenger Hunt (IT Showcase Poster Session)

12:00
12:00 - 13:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Box lunch in HSCC Room

13:30
13:30 - 14:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

Load Buses & Travel to SCAD

14:15
14:15 - 16:15 PM

SCAD Campus Tour

16:15
16:15 - 16:45 PM

Load Buses & Travel to Hotel

18:00
18:00 - 18:15 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Transition

18:15
18:15 - 20:15 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Team Presentations

20:15
20:15 - 21:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 5

Judge Final Reviews

09:00
09:00 - 10:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

Securing and Maintaining A Department of Defense Security Clearance

Learn the importance of maintaining a good criminal and financial background in order to obtain a government clearance.
10:00
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Regency Ballroom 6

To Fail Or Not Is the Question

The important lessons we can learn from failures and how it can shape us to face greater challenges. Failures also teaches us to not give up until we reach our goals. 
11:00
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Regency Ballroom 6

Closing Session

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2018 National Conference Recap

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The 2018 National Conference was held in New Orleans, LA. Over 600 members ascended on the Crescent City and engaged in workshops for professional, college students and high schoolers.

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265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

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