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Technology Pavilion

Exhibit Hall A | Open All Day

Technology Roundtables

Tech roundtables aim to address conference attendees’ diverse needs and interests related to technology and innovation. Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific topic. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions.

Roundtables are limited to ten people per topic and are first-come, first-served. We encourage you to come early to guarantee your spot. However, we will offer each roundtable a total of three times to give attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics and ensure that participants have another opportunity to join should a table fill up fast.

Roundtables will take place at the following times:
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:35 PM – 4:05 PM
4:10 PM – 4:40 PM

Creative Magic & Marketing Strategies for LinkedIn

Most of us know LinkedIn as an employment service, but what if you knew how to maximize it to be so much more? LinkedIn can be used to manage your professional identity and engage with your network, but did you know it can also be used to establish your brand, sell a service, or meet your next employer or client? Yai Vargas, founder & CEO of The Latinista and known as The LinkedIn Ninja, can help you translate your creative, dynamic or strategic personality into actual business results. Come learn how she has built a powerful network and the one strategy she recommends to secure success on this platform.
YAI VARGAS, founder and CEO, The Latinista, networking and Linkedin Ninja & author @layai

How to Become a Digital Influencer

From bloggers to celebrities, entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals, influencers are everywhere. Roxanna Sarmiento is a digital strategist and a partner of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest community of Latina digital influencers. She will share her personal experiences and help participants learn best practices and pitfalls to avoid as you embark on the path to becoming a digital influencer. Together we will explore establishing credibility, attracting a following, projecting authenticity, finding your niche and so much more!
ROXANNA SARMIENTO, partner & COO, #WeAllGrow Latina Network & digital strategist @weallgrowlatina

Impact-Driven Digital Communications

This roundtable is designed for professionals to understand the power of technology in connecting on a more emotive, purpose-driven level with people, communities, colleagues, and customers.Sharing best practices for impact-driven communications that leverage technology, Chris Ferzli will give meaningful advice – drawn from her time with Michelle Obama’s team and her industry experience – on how best to connect with others authentically and strategically.
CHRIS FERZLI, director, global corporate affairs, Ocean Spray @oceanspray

Leading Remote Teams

In our digital world, managing a distributed and remote workforce is a new reality for many leaders. Leading remote workers requires effective systems of accountability, ownership, transparency and emotional intelligence. Anna Jablonka will share her best practices and help you learn strategies for leading a goal-focused and results-oriented remote team.
ANNA JABLONKA,director, engineering excellence, varian semiconductor equipment, silicon product group, Applied Materials @applied4tech

Mitigating the Teen Tech Addiction

Kids ages 8-18 are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of screens, while parents are spending an average of 9 hours a day! The latest studies show that we’re on our devices far too much, and it’s a top concern among families and schools throughout the country. Come explore and discuss what tools we can use to ALL be more mindful about using technology in our homes and businesses.
KATIE GREER, CEO, KL Greer Consulting & internet safety expert @katielgreer

Til Death Do You Tweet

This discussion is designed for professionals and parents to help you understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior, especially on social media. Sharing best practices and lessons learned, tech and lifestyle expert Stephanie Humphrey will give helpful advice and actionable tips on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace.
STEPHANIE HUMPHREY, technology and lifestyle expert & creator, #60secondtechbreak @techlifesteph