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This is the conference guide provided to all attendees at the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference held July 28-31, 2010 in Philadelphia PA.

This is the conference guide provided to all attendees at the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference held July 28-31, 2010 in Philadelphia PA.

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  • 1. Conference Guide
  • 2. 2009-2010 Corporate SponSorS as of 06/15/10 CORPORATE SPONSORS $100,000 Platinum Allstate Insurance • Microsoft $50,000 Gold $25,000 Silver Eli Lilly & Company BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK & TX Johnson & Johnson Cisco Systems Mayo Clinic Compuware Oracle JPMorgan Chase Prudential Merck & Company WellPoint $10,000 Bronze $5,000 Sponsor Abbott Laboratories 3Com Corporation US Air Force Baxter Healthcare AT&T Credit Suisse Boston Scientific Federal Bureau of Investigation CIGNA Freddie Mac CNA Financial HSBC – North America Deloitte Keshav Consulting Solutions DeVry University McDonald’s HP Navistar International IBM Nielsen Company Kraft Foods Online Computer Library Center Marriott International Procter & Gamble Monsanto R&D Professional Services NCCI Holdings Raytheon State Farm Insurance Robert Half International U.S. Cellular SC Johnson UBS The Travelers Companies US Navy Turner Broadcasting System Vanguard Wells Fargo Walgreens Company CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 2
  • 3. Table of ConTenTs Welcome / Greetings National BDPA President ....................................................................................4 National BDPA President Elect ...........................................................................5 Founder ..............................................................................................................6 Conference Team / NEC / NBOD ..............................................................................7 Honorary Chairs .................................................................................................. 9-11 Keynote Speakers Opening Ceremony ..........................................................................................12 Awards Gala .....................................................................................................14 Master of Ceremony ................................................................................................17 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology ..............................................................18 2010 Epsilon Winners ........................................................................................ 19-21 Lifetime Members....................................................................................................22 Conference Agenda........................................................................................... 23-24 Executive Panel Discussions............................................................................. 26-37 Workshop Schedule .......................................................................................... 39-41 NBDPA Coach Connection .....................................................................................42 IT Golf Classic .........................................................................................................44 IT Showcase Presentation Schedule.......................................................................48 NBDPA HSCC Team .......................................................................................... 50-51 Conferfence History & Format .................................................................................52 Past Competition Winners................................................................................. 53-55 HSCC Schedule ......................................................................................................56 HSCC Teams ..................................................................................................... 57-68 YTC Camp ......................................................................................................... 70-71 YTC Workshop Schedule .................................................................................. 72-73 YTC Seminar Abstracts ..................................................................................... 75-85 Hotel Maps ........................................................................................................ 94-97 Directory of Advertisers Allstate ......................................................................................................Back Cover Air Force ..................................................................................................................43 BDPA IT Corps ........................................................................................................88 BETF ........................................................................................................................89 Compuware .............................................................................................................12 Eli Lilly & Co...............................................................................................................8 HCSC ......................................................................................................................15 HP ..........................................................................................................................47 IBM ..........................................................................................................................45 JP Morgan Chase ....................................................................................................16 Merck.......................................................................................................................21 Navy ........................................................................................................................38 NCCI ........................................................................................................................69 Travelers ..................................................................................................................87 Wellpointe ................................................................................................................25 Wells Fargo ..............................................................................................................86 3 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 4. WELCOME FROM THE NATIONAL BDPA PRESIDENT Greetings! For over 30 years, NBDPA has worked relentlessly within the community to expose our inner city youth, and adults to technology. Our Founders Earl Pace and the late David Wimberly wanted to provide African Americans access to a community where they can grow in the field of technology. Mr. Pace and Mr. Wimberly opened their minds, and inspired them to gain skills that would provide access into the technology world, Corporate America, and to becoming an entrepreneur. “Access” was and continues to be the direction of NBDPA for everyone, no matter how old or how young. It is only fitting that “Access for All”, was selected as the theme for this year’s Technology Conference. In the heart of Philadelphia, all ages will attend to continue their growth within the information world of technology. Our conference team has designed an outstanding conference that will provide you with the right tools that will take you from project management to Cloud Computing. NBDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. This organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. From the “classroom to the boardroom”, come see our youth from across these United States as they showcase their skills and talents that will be used as they become the leaders of this great world. Thanks to everyone for making this a success. I look forward to seeing you throughout the week as you gain “Access to All” the opportunities that will be provided this year at our 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference in Philadelphia! Sincerely, Yvette Graham National BDPA President CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 4
  • 5. WELCOME FROM THE NATIONAL BDPA PRESIDENT ELECT Dear Colleagues: As the Conference Chair, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference in Philadelphia. This conference delivers access to the most up-to-date and advanced technical information for IT professionals for three days, and also provides opportunities for CIOs, CEOs, industry leaders, managers, academics, and government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices. This year’s conference will draw attendance from leading technology professionals from all over the country. Speakers representing industry, government policymakers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the information security arena will present and discuss the latest topics in contemporary and prospective computer and network security issues, focusing on strategies, experiences and techniques. Philadelphia is home to the first chapter of BDPA as well as the first capital of the United States, first American hospital, first medical college, first bank, first paper mill, first zoo, first sugar refinery, and first US Mint. Philadelphia is rich in historical sites and a city where you’ll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture along with excellent shopping opportunities. “Access for All” is our conference theme this year, so not only will you have access to the latest trends and best practices in technology, you will also have access to a city where you can see and visit many places and events. I am looking forward to meeting you during the conference at what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event! Warm regards, Monique F. Berry National BDPA President Elect Vice President of Business Management 5 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 6. WELCOME FROM THE FOUNDER Welcome to the 32nd annual conference of NBDPA. It is wonderful to be back in Philadelphia where the organization began. We convene this year under one of the worse economic environments in over 80 years. There’s no need to recount the circumstances we find ourselves in. You hear it every day in the news media. And, of course, it has been exacerbated by the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that will only add to the economic crisis. There have been other economic crises since the “Great Depression”, the event that this current economic downturn has been compared to, but a couple of things are different. In the past, it had been said that when the United States gets a cold, the rest of the world gets the flu. This time, we all are suffering from pneumonia at the same time! Also, in the past, at least during my “brief” lifetime and career in Information Technology, an economic downturn never significantly affected our industry. While job reductions were taking place in other occupational areas, IT was often still hiring at a significant rate. This time, IT has been hit almost as hard as every other area. True, Information Technology has matured, as an Industry. Some of the technological improvements, over the past several years, have applied to our own industry. Even IT can now do more with less. At least when it is applied to the historical thought of, “what is IT”? Yet, still in this year’s Career and Technology Expo, there are many companies who are at this year’s conference looking to hire! Some are looking for traditional IT talent and some for where IT is going. If you want to know where IT is going, you are in the right place. It is times such as this when industry trade associations demonstrate the most value. Convening with you this week are IT professionals at all levels. NBDPA has scheduled workshops and panels addressing both current and future industry needs and directions. As has always been the case, aside from the value of the workshops and panel discussions, the opportunity to interact with professionals from all over the country, should never be underestimated. For over 35 years, NBDPA has been committed to influencing the career development of African Americans and other minorities as we say from “the classroom to the boardroom”. We did this when the industry was merely charged with converting data from its source and processing it into information. Now the industry has evolved and IT is charged with participating as this information is transformed into knowledge which must be communicated by multiple methods and made available in a safe and secure manner. As “IT Thought Leaders”, NBDPA continues its original mission. At this year’s conference, someone will have a life changing moment. Will it be one of our high school or college students looking to begin a career? Maybe it will be one of our IT professionals looking to move up to the next level and finds the skill or person to assist with this. Perhaps it will be the seasoned professional who has moved through the “what you know” and “what you can get others to do” phase of his/her career and develops a “who you know” relationship! Maybe one of our entrepreneurs will get a lead on a contract. Someone will have a life changing moment at this year’s conference. Will it be you? Earl A. Pace Jr. National BDPA Co-Founder CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 6
  • 7. CONFERENCE TEAM • NEC • NBOD ConferenCe Leadership Team Yvette Graham, President Monique Berry, President Elect & VP of Business Management Hayward West, Philadelphia Chapter President Monica Bowe, Interim VP of Finance/Outside Director Pamela Sexton, Conference Director Charisse McGill, Conference Planner ConferenCe projeCT managers Dee Pearson, Administration & Volunteers Phyllis Coleman, Adult Workshops Robert Gavin, Corporate Sales Judaea Lane, Corporate Sales Delivery Danna Sturdivant, HSCC Jesse Bemley, IT Showcase Yvette Davison, Marketing & Publications Jamesetta James, Youth Technology Camp naTionaL Board of direCTors - naTionaL exeCuTive CommiTTee President Yvette Graham President Elect& VP of Business Management Monique Berry Founder Earl Pace Jr. Interim VP of Finance/Outside Director Monica Bowe VP of Strategy and Planning Curtis Jenkins VP of Membership Management Mildred Allen VP of Member Services Paulette Johnson-Davis Outside Director Milt Haynes Outside Director William Flowers CIO Donald Brown Parliamentarian John Williams naTionaL Board of direCTors - ChapTer presidenTs Atlanta Carter C. Hill Jr. Indianapolis Wilhelmenia Ravenell Baltimore Michael Tyson Los Angeles John C. Malonson III Baton Rouge Randy Powe Middle Tennessee Tinita Haley Bay Area Patricia Glover New Jersey Honorable Coram Rimes Boston Metrowest Rod Flakes New York Judaea Lane Central Illinois Sandullah Epsicokhan Northern Delaware Karen L. Smith Charlotte Julius Clark Sr. Northern Virginia Dwight Handon Chicago Pamela Sexton Orlando Pablo More Cincinnati Wanda Gray Philadelphia Hayward West Cleveland Kenneth L. Wilson Rhode Island Felix V. Fontes Columbus Reginald Hillery Richmond Jamar E. Arvin Dallas Chris R. Johnson South Florida Jeff Cunningham Dayton Charles A. Crawford III Southern Minnesota Charlie Perkins Detroit Markita Payne St. Louis Antoinette Love Fort Wayne Clifford M. Clarke Triangle Carl Hill Greater Columbia Phyllis A. Coleman Twin Cities Aaron Young Hampton Roads Joseph E. McMahon Washington DC Perry Carter Hartford Mary Udeh 7 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 8. At Lilly, IT is about more than technology. It’s about “I f Information Connecting Innovation to Patients.” H ti C ti I ti t P ti t Here at t Lilly, IT professionals have a unique cross-functional view of the organization. We drive business outcomes through operational support, solutions and services, connecting people to people, people to information, and people to processes. Ultimately, we allow Lilly to deliver best-in-class, first-in-class pharmaceutical products. As part of our IT team your perspectives play a strategic team, role within Lilly's global enterprise. The knowledge you offer drives business success and creates intense capabilities throughout Lilly’s value cycles – from discovery to sales and marketing. Ultimately, by choosing Lilly, your professional growth, experiences, and contributions will enhance the lives of patients around the world.
  • 9. HONORARY CHAIR Marc Di Francisco President and CEO at Premier Event Management Marc Di Francisco is currently the President of Premier Event Management, the company which facilitates the CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit. The CIO Forum produces regional IT conferences partnering with Society of Information Management (SIM). The CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit was launched at the insistence of CIO’s and Senior IT Executives who desired comprehensive, technology-focused conferences in their regions. The CIO Forum is the largest producer of Regional CIO Conferences in North America which includes 14 Cities. Premier Event Management has also taken on the facilitating role for the National SIMposium 2010 conference, October 3-5th. SIMposium is the largest gathering of CIO’s in North America. Before the CIO Forum, Marc co-founded Prestige Limousines, the largest Limo service in the Pacific NW. He then enlisted in the 82nd Airborne based out of Fort Brag, NC in the mid 80’s. He also worked as National Director at ITEC (Information Technology Exhibition Conference), largest producers of regional computer trade shows in the 1990’s which included 62 cities. Marc is a member of SIM (Society of Information Management) and a graduated RLF member (Regional Leadership Forum). RLF is a yearlong extensive course preparing IT leaders for the future. He is part of the LDR (Leadership Development Roundtable) as well. When Marc is not working hard he is enjoying the company of his children Anthony (26) and Nina (25). He also takes pleasure spending time with his four year old grandson Dominic, and his two year old granddaughter, Isabella. Sports are another love of his. Marc was on the football and wrestling teams in high school, and college. Marc also loves to bask in the warmth of the Caribbean during the winter. Marc has been a proud member of the NBDPA for 6 years. Through the CIO Forum’s regional conferences, we work to bring together the local NBDPA chapters and CIO’s from the area to network socially and professionally. We strive to enhance membership for the NBDPA by promoting it and we also allow NBDPA members to attend our Forums complimentary. -Marc Di Francisco 9 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 10. HONORARY CHAIR Michael C. Heim Senior Vice President and CIO at Eli Lilly and Company Michael C. Heim became senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer of Eli Lilly and Company in January 2004. He had been the chief technology officer with accountability for enterprise architecture and data strategy, the global implementation of SAP, and global financial and human resources information technology solutions since November 1999. A native of Cincinnati, he received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Marian University in 1977 and a master of business administration in 1978 from Bowling Green State University. Heim joined Lilly in 1979 as an analyst in the corporate information systems group. He became a staff financial auditor in 1981 and later became the company’s first certified information systems auditor. In 1985, he rejoined information systems as manager with responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, financial and human resource systems support. Following a cross-functional assignment in as manager of engineering for facilities delivery administration, he was named director of information systems-medical operations in 1992. In 1995, he was promoted to information officer for Lilly Research Laboratories and in 1998 was named information officer for European and intercontinental operations with responsibility for IT activities outside the United States. Heim serves on a number of external councils including the Microsoft Pharmaceutical Advisory Council, the SAP Life Sciences Executive Council, the Marian University Technology Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of Interactive Intelligence Inc. 1) “Lilly’s corporate vision is to improve health outcomes for individual patients. As patient populations across disease states are very diverse, a focus on diversity is simply good business.” 2) “Our partnership with NBDPA has been very beneficial for employee growth and development through opportunities provided at both local and national levels. The professional workshops, leadership development, and access to community outreach activities all expand our employee’s breadth. Importantly, NBDPA provides direct exposure to African Americans in technology leadership roles across industry -- this type of role modeling and mentoring is invaluable.” -Mike Heim CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 10
  • 11. HONORARY CHAIR Garth Marcial Vice President of DePuy and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Garth Marcial is Information Technology (I/T) Vice President of DePuy and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. He serves on the DePuy Global Management Board, and is a member of the Medical Device and Diagnostics I/T Council. The DePuy Companies are global leaders in providing healthcare solutions in orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine and neurosciences. Believing that movement is the very foundation of wellness and a fulfilling life, DePuy is dedicated to providing patients around the world with a lifetime of movement solutions. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a leading provider of high-value diagnostic solutions for the global health care community. Committed to developing the most advanced tests for early detection or diagnosis of disease, the company brings products to market that provide timely information and help to facilitate better medical decisions. As the worldwide leader of the I/T function, Garth is accountable to ensure that Information Technology enables DePuy and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to drive market leadership and innovative growth across all lines of business. Garth also served as Worldwide I/T Director of Portfolio and Solution Delivery at Johnson & Johnson Corporate where he was tasked with delivery of the Global Finance Standardization initiative for the Company. Prior to his time at Corporate, Garth progressed through a series of increasing responsibilities at Ethicon, Inc. He has a broad functional background, having supported Worldwide Operations, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Assurance, e-Business, Finance, Research & Development, and Sales and Marketing during his years there. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Garth spent several years with Dun & Bradstreet supporting the company’s Credit Report business. Garth received a Global I/T Recognition Program - CIO Award for his outstanding leadership in driving the ‘One I/T’ Strategy and in the continuous development of the Global Services organization. Garth was also recognized for his consistent recruitment efforts within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Garth holds a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, with a double major in Management Information Systems and Systems Engineering, and is Johnson & Johnson Green Belt Certified. The annual NBDPA Conference serves as an integral opportunity for Johnson & Johnson to recruit high-potential candidates into our family of companies. The conference networking events allow us to network and collaborate with sponsor companies across the nation to continue to improve the bright and vibrant future of the NBDPA organization. Johnson & Johnson partners with local NBDPA chapters throughout the year, hosting various events, forums, and information sessions to demonstrate our dedication to the advancement of NBDPA and its members. -Garth Marcia 11 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 12. OPENING CEREMONY SPEAKER Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith Jr. From kindergarten through 12th grade he never missed a day of school. His mother provided the “tough love” that helped develop his indefatigable drive. He played on a National Championship college football team. He won the Vanguard Group of Investments’ prestigious Award of Excellence. He has a way of helping people to breakthrough and stretch to new levels of greatness. He’s Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr., President and CEO of JIMPACT Enterprises, Inc. Jim’s favorite quote is Satchel Paige’s, “Dream like you’ll live forever…love like you’ve never been hurt…work like you don’t need the money…and dance like nobody’s watching! This quote helps fuel his fire as he works with his customers to move to extraordinary performance. Prior to starting JIMPACT Enterprises, Jim was a Senior Consultant for Simmons Associates (Leadership and Diversity Management) and a Performance Solutions Consultant for the Bob Pike Group (Professional Trainer Development, Performance Improvement, Motivation and Presentation Skills). He also spent 14 years in the corporate world working for the following organizations: CoreStates Bank (Vice President, Business Learning Resources), The Vanguard Group of Investments (Management and Organizational Development Consultant) and the Prudential AARP Operations (Associate Manager, Training and Development). Throughout his corporate career he has been known for his creative, spirited, high energy and purposeful approach to developing relationships, talent and solutions. He gives so much of himself to help others be their very best. Today Jim travels nationally and internationally, for groups of all sizes, to provide breakthroughs to awesome performance. He is a well sought after motivational speaker and has been called “The Trainer’s Trainer.” In addition, he has worked with thousands of leaders and managers to coach them in successful leadership and inclusion principles. He’s a mainstay at a number of conferences including the American Society for Training and Development, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, the Society for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers and the Society for Insurance Trainers and Educators. His sessions and keynotes are jam-packed. Jim’s the author of the inspirational book From Average to Awesome: 41 Plus Gifts in 41 Plus Years and the co-author of the book Masters of Success with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, John Christensen and others). He is currently working on his next book, Crash and Learn: Stuff Trainers do in the Classroom that make People want to SHOUT, sleep or Sneak Out! His journey from a tiny West Philadelphia single parent home, to high school standout, to college football captain, to corporate America leader, to successful business owner has been tremendous. He gave birth to JIMPACT Enterprises, his life long dream, in January of 2000 and the company has been making a JIMPACT throughout the world ever since. To learn more about Jim, his life, his strategies for success and his many experiences please read From Average to Awesome. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 12
  • 13. Learn more about Compuware and our career opportunities at C O M P U WA RE IS A N EQ UA L O P P O R T UNI T Y EMP LOY E R
  • 14. AWARDS GALA KEYNOTE SPEAKER Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Roughead is a 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Among his six operational commands, Roughead was the first officer to command both classes of Aegis ships, having commanded USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Port commanded Royal (CG 73). As a flag officer, Roughead Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, the George Washington Battle Group; and U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic and Naval Forces North Fleet East. Ashore, he served as commandant, United States Naval Academy, the Department of the Navy’s chief of legislative affairs, and as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Command. Roughead is one of only two officers to have commanded the fleets in the Pacific and Atlantic, commanding the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Joint Task Force 519, as well as U.S. Fleet Forces Command, where he was responsible for ensuring Navy forces were trained, ready, equipped and prepared to operate around the world, where and when needed. Roughead’s awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards. Roughead became the 29th chief of naval operations Sep. 29, 2007. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 14
  • 15. Illinois New Mexico Oklahoma Texas HEALTH CARE SERVICE CORPORATION is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference and extends best wishes to all of the talented High School Competition Students! Health Care Service Corporation is a BDPA Corporate Chapter, Silver Sponsor and 2008 NBDPA Epsilon Award Winner Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC) operates the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, HCSC is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • 16. 2010 MASTER OF CEREMONY Doug Henderson WDAS - 105.3 FM Son of legendary New York and Philadelphia deejay “Jocko”, Doug Henderson has been a constant in Philadelphia radio for the past three decades. His voice is familiar, recognizable and distinctive. He is eloquent, articulate, energetic, determined, team oriented, extremely focused and has ubiquitous appeal. Doug maintains high visibility and an impeccable reputation in the community through involvement with various youth, professional and social organizations. Doug’s tenure at WDAS FM spans 29 years, Doug’s television experience includes host duties on Channel 17’s “Dancin’ On Air”, a nationally syndicated show called “City Sounds” , “Late Late Night With Doug Henderson” on Philly 57, co-host of BET Shop, host of 11-One a show dedicated to homeland security awareness. Giving “Props to Pops”, as Doug states, he produced “Jocko, The Soul Of A Man” a video documentary about his father that airs frequently on tv in Philadelphia with plans to develop a motion picture project. A business major at Penn State University, Doug carries on his father’s legacy by presiding over Get Ready, Incorporated a company that produces and markets innovative educational programs that use elements of rap and hip-hop to deliver essential academic and life skills material to school age children across America. Doug is currently engaged in negotiations to produce a motion picture depicting the life of his father, Jocko. Doug also maintains a full time position as an account manager with Clear Channel Philadelphia and holds down the weekend slot at WDAS FM. 17 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 17. BEST COMPANIES FOR BLACKS IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS PROGRAM In this economy, many African Americans in technology are concerned about opportunities for both employment It is important to recognize exceptional companies that and advancement. To respond effectively to changes in provide African Americans with challenging and fulfilling career the IT industry, we must assess our external and internal opportunities in Information Technology. The Best Companies environments, industry changes and interpret what we for Blacks in Technology Awards are announced each year and observe for our members. In 2003, BDPA partnered with recognize the outstanding achievements of companies who have and introduced the Best Companies demonstrated a commitment to people and an understanding for Blacks in Technology Awards Program to assess selected that Diversity has a bottom line business case value. The Best organizations with respect to the organizational climate for Companies for Blacks in Technology Awards are presented at the African-Americans. Each year, BDPA surveys Fortune 1000 National BDPA Technology Conference held each year. companies to make an assessment of the workplace and career development climate within those corporations. The prestigious Epsilon Awards for the Top Companies for Blacks in Technology are presented annually at the National BDPA Answers to survey questions pertaining to areas of organization Conference to the top companies in the nation that promote a and professional development assist BDPA in making an workplace and environment that supports the advancement of assessment of the workplace and career development climate African-Americans in the information technology industry. within your organization. Survey responses are confidential and are evaluated by an outside organization. As a value added For more information on this awards program, please contact the service to participating companies, BDPA offers consultation National BDPA Office at (800) 727-2372 or sessions to share best practices to help companies improve their scores. Rating Categories Tenure, Promotions and Terminations Leadership Development and Advancement Programs Supplier Diversity Programs Community Outreach Programs 2010 BEST COMPANIES FOR BLACKS IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE MERCK AND COMPANY AMERICAN AIRLINES PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL COMPUWARE STATE FARM INSURANCE ELI LILLY AND COMPANY U.S. NAVY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF IL, NM, OK, TX WAL-MART STORES IBM WELLS FARGO INTEL WELLPOINT 2009 BEST COMPANIES FOR BLACKS 2008 BEST COMPANIES FOR BLACKS 2007 BEST COMPANIES FOR BLACKS IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNERS IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNERS IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNERS • Allstate Insurance • Allstate Insurance • Allstate Insurance • American Airlines • Eli Lilly and Company • Compuware • Compuware • BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK, TX • Eli Lilly • Eli Lilly and Company • HSBC North America • BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK, TX • BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK, TX • Merck and Company • HSBC North America • Merck and Company • Monsanto • IBM • Monsanto • State Farm Insurance • Lockheed Martin • State Farm Insurance • Wal-Mart Stores • Merck and Co. • Suntrust Bank • Wellpoint • Wal-Mart • Wal-Mart Stores • Wells Fargo Bank • Wellpoint • Wellpoint Epsilon (“Star of the Highest Magnitude”) Epsilon (“Star of the Highest Magnitude”) Epsilon (“Star of the Highest Magnitude”) Award Winner to the Top Company for Award Winner to the Top Company for Award Winner to the Top Company for Blacks in Technology: Blacks in Technology: Blacks in Technology: BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF IL, NM, IBM ELI LILLY AND COMPANY OK, TX CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 18
  • 18. 2010 EPSILON WINNERS CAREER ACHIEVEMENT Wheeler Coleman, Chief Technology Officer Health Care Service Corporation Wheeler G. Coleman is a corporate vice president at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), with over 25 years experience and leadership in information technology. Currently, he is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, managing over one hundred employees in Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. As CTO, Mr. Coleman will continue progress in furthering HCSC’s technology strategies and the future state architecture. Mr. Coleman started at HCSC in 1983, writing software code and was quickly identified as a leader. He has spent the last 20 years in upper management working with a vast array of professionals, internal and external customers and executives to improve business and technical solutions in Marketing, Subscriber Services, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Audit, ITG and Fraud Detection. Wheeler is as active in the community as he is in his professional career. In addition to being an executive sponsor of the HCSC BDPA chapter, he is very active in many organizations in the community. He sits on the board and participates in many charities in Chicago including Catholic Charities Adoption Guild, Black Ensemble Theater, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, and the Inner-City Baseball Academy. CAREER ACHIEVEMENT Captain Joycelin Robinson, Supply Corps, Commanding Officer U.S. Navy US Navy Captain Joycelin (“Joyce”) Robinson is the first African-American Female Commanding Officer of a Fleet and Industrial Supply Center. One of the Navy’s most challenging positions and part of a global logistics support enterprise, she was selected for this position out of an extremely competitive group of her peers. Her established and documented record of extraordinary and outstanding performance throughout her career of 23 years made her the ideal person to lead Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC), Jacksonville. In her assignment as Commanding Officer, she guides and coordinates an ever-increasing range of supply and support services to 49 ships, over 400 aircraft, two industrial facilities and 19 shore installations throughout Navy Region Southeast and the Caribbean. Exercising over $54 Million in annual budget authorities, she maintains the public trust while directing the logistics efforts of over 700 employees to provide first class support during extraordinarily demanding events such as the devastations of the Haitian Earthquake and multiple region wide product and service functional realignments. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT William Marcus King, Director State Farm Insurance William Marcus King was the Director sponsor of State Farm IT’s Breaking Form Initiative. He was charged with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the solution delivery business within the Systems Department. The overall goal of the Initiative was to be a contributing factor that will increase the productivity of the Systems Department and reduce the solution delivery expenses of the department. William’s responsibilities included establishing the vision, strategy, and approach of this Initiative. Breaking Form facilitated improvements within the department, creating a strong foundation for the years ahead. During this assignment, William reported to the CIO of State Farm’s Systems Department. 19 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 19. 2010 EPSILON WINNERS OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION Sharon Murphy, Director of Team Enablement Technology Wells Fargo Bank Sharon Murphy champions innovation both as an active member of the Wells Fargo Technology and Operations Group’s Innovation Council and in her daily work as director of Team Member Enablement Technology. Sharon’s team provides technology solutions that allow Wells Fargo’s 281,000 team members to collaborate and communicate effectively and efficiently across multiple time zones, states and countries. Among Sharon’s accomplishments: she was awarded a patent in 2008 as co-inventor of a new technology and methodology for managing call reports via wireless devices. Sharon recognizes the importance of providing team members with the most advanced technology resources to enable them to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Sharon manages an organization of over 250 employees and an annual budget of $53MM. OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION Cheryl Terry, Systems Architect Wells Fargo Bank As a systems architect, Cheryl Terry’s responsibilities include ensuring availability and security of several of Wells Fargo’s most business-critical systems– the mainframe and midrange environments. For the past two years, she has served as Chief Systems Architect for the Mainframe Resiliency Program and achieved many successes around enhancing Wells Fargo’s mainframe environments, helping to ensure that our customers can transact business with us when and how they choose. Additional standout accomplishments: Cheryl authored a Living Target Architecture document for Wells Fargo’s mainframe groups and implemented an online wiki that has fostered collaboration across these groups and serves as a fully searchable online reference book complete with cross- links and diagrams. COMMUNITY SERVICE Donald Brown, Systems Manager Prudential Financial Donald E. Brown, Jr. has over fifteen years of experience in Information Technology with an advanced degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a formidable technologist, providing highly effective enterprise solutions during his tenure as a project manager and system manger in the financial services and telecommunication industries. He has played key roles in several enterprise-wide projects which have resulted in over $18.5 million dollars in savings. Donald serves with National BDPA as the Chief Information Officer for the organization. He is responsible for providing the strategic approach for meeting the organization’s technology goals and ensuring that its vision and mission of the organization are effectively realized through technology. As CIO, Donald is responsible for leveraging economies of scale, synergies, strategic IT initiatives and best practices sharing at both the National, and Local chapter level. Additionally, Donald provides technology consulting and leadership to officers and staff, throughout the organization. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 20
  • 20. 2010 EPSILON WINNERS COMMUNITY SERVICE Sheila Marionneaux, Sr. Program Manager BlueCross BlueShield of IL, NM, OK & TX Sheila Marionneaux is a Senior Program Manager for ITG Strategic Services Team at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in Chicago, Illinois. Sheila’s core business specialties include: public relations; communications planning and implementation; and the facilitation and oversight of major meetings and corporate events. She has been with HCSC for 12 years and is responsible for supporting the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), in the delivery of organizational change management solutions, along with strategic and creative communications for various internal and external audiences Sheila Marionneaux holds executive officer roles on various boards and committees and is devoted to ongoing community service. She is President of Health Care Service Corporation’s BDPA Corporate Chapter, serving a constituency of 100 members (HCSC is the National BDPA 2008 Epsilon Award Winner for Top Companies for Blacks in IT); additionally she serves on the Corporate Advisory Council as a Corporate Champion for HCSC. A nationally published writer, Sheila provides guidance and support to individuals and for not for profit organizations in need of targeted communications. Many backgrounds. Many cultures. Many perspectives. One World. One Merck. Merck is proud to be a Sponsor of the National BDPA for the 7th consecutive year. We continue to fully support the BDPA and the local PA, NJ and NC chapters. Please visit our booth to learn about how you and Merck can work together to build a healthier world. At Merck, we embrace the individual differences each of us bring to the world. We believe that with the collective backgrounds, experiences and talents of our employees, anything can be conquered. It is those unique qualities that give us perspective to spark innovation and address unmet medical needs of people throughout the world. Our professional culture is one of diverse, collaborative and respectful individuals. Together we help deliver Merck medicines to those who need them, impacting lives all around the globe. If you’re ready to find your place in the world of Merck, learn more about us and see employee video profiles at Merck applauds the Philadelphia BDPA chapter for being named the Chapter of the Year. Merck is an equal opportunity employer — proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. 21 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 21. NATIONAL BDPA RECOGNIzES LIFETIME MEMBERS The following individuals are NBDPA lifetime members and will be recognized at the Founder’s Reception on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 6:30pm Baron D. Thrower Charlotte 2010 Willie Anderson Chicago 2010 Yvette Graham Chicago 2010 Joyce F. Lewis Chicago 2010 Jesse L. Mathews, III Chicago 2010 Pamela Sexton Chicago 2010 Yvette Davison Chicago 2010 William L. Flowers, Jr. Dallas 2010 Wilhelmenia Ravenell Indianapolis 2010 Di Francisco, Mr. Marc D. Los Angeles 2010 James, Jr., Mr. Howard M. Philadelphia 2010 Curtis Jenkins Philadelphia 2010 Dr. William F. Bundy Rhode Island 2010 Bobby Y. Lamaute Triangle 2010 Fred F. Phillips, III Chicago 2009 Jeffrey C. Musgrove, Jr. Indianapolis 2009 Gloria K. Hall New Jersey 2009 Heather Roberts New Jersey 2009 Gina L. Billings Cincinnati 2008 Dr. Everett Gregory Cincinnati 2008 Hon. Coram Rimes, Jr. New Jersey 2008 Marilyn Tyus-Delmont Twin Cities 2008 Diane Davis Detroit 2006 Norman R. Mays Cleveland 2005 George Williams Cleveland 2005 Vivian Wilson Cleveland 2005 Milt Haynes Chicago 2004 Wayne Hicks Cincinnati 1988 Denise P. Holland Baltimore 1987 Renee V. McClure. New York 1980 Earl A. Pace Jr. Philadelphia 1980 CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 22
  • 22. 2010 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE PUBLIC AGENDA 7/26/2010 Monday 2:00 PM 6:00PM National Executive Committee Meeting* 6:00PM 9:00PM Chapter President's Meeting* 7/27/2010 Tuesday 8:00AM 5:00PM National Board of Directors Meeting* 12:00PM 1:30PM National Board of Directors Luncheon* 5:00PM 9:00PM Registration Opens 24 Hours 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 7/28/2010 Wednesday 7:30AM 8:00PM Registration 8:00AM 9:15AM Student Opening Ceremony 9:00AM 5:00PM Adult Forums 9:30AM 5:15PM Youth Technology Camp 12:00PM 1:30PM Student Luncheon Sponsored by Kraft Foods 7:00PM 11:00PM OPENING CEREMONY & RECEPTION 10:00PM 2:00AM Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Philadelphia Chapter 24 Hours 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 10:00PM 2:00AM Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Philadelphia Chapter 24 Hours 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 7/29/2010 Thursday 7:30AM 8:00PM Registration 8:00AM 10:00AM HSCC Oral Competition (Open to the Public) 8:00AM 10:00AM Delegates Meeting - By Laws 8:00AM 3:30PM ITSMF Board Meeting 9:00AM 11:00AM Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for 2010! 9:00AM 5:15PM Adult Forums 10:00AM 12:00PM General Membership Meeting 10:00AM 4:00PM IT Showcase Judging (Open to the Public) 12:00PM 1:30PM Student Luncheon Sponsored by Eli Lilly 12:15 PM 1:45 PM Plenary Session Sponsored by State Farm 1:00PM 4:00PM BETF Annual Meeting 1:30PM 3:00PM Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for 2010! 2:00PM 6:00PM HSCC Practice Session 3:30PM 4:30PM ITSMF New Member Orientation 4:00PM 5:00PM IT Showcase Awards Ceremony 4:30PM 5:30PM ITSMF Meeting 5:00PM 7:00PM Corporate Hospitality Reception Sponsored by WellPoint, Inc. 6:00PM 8:00PM Youth Networking Event 6:00PM 9:00PM ITSMF Reception (Invitation Only)
  • 23. 2010 NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE PUBLIC AGENDA 6:30PM 8:30PM Corporate Hospitality Reception Sponsored by BDPA Chgo & US Cellular 7/26/2010 (Invitation Only) Monday 7:00PM 2:00PM 9:00PM 6:00PM Corporate Hospitality Reception Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase (Invitation National Executive Committee Meeting* Only) 6:00PM 9:00PM Chapter President’s Meeting* 10:00PM 12:00AM Candidates Q & A Panel 7/27/2010 Tuesday 10:00PM 2:00AM BDPA Hospitality Suite 8:00AM 5:00PM National Board of Directors Meeting* 24 Hours 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 12:00PM 1:30PM National Board of Directors Luncheon* 7/30/2010 5:00PM 9:00PM Friday Registration Opens 7:00AM 24 Hours 8:00AM 24 Hours Student Breakfast Sponsored by US Navy Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 7:00AM 8:30AM ITSMF Breakfast 7/28/2010 Wednesday 7:30AM 5:00PM Registration 7:30AM 8:00PM Registration 8:00AM 10:00AM ITSMF Meeting II 8:00AM 9:15AM Student Opening Ceremony 8:00AM 12:00PM National Delegates Meeting II - Election 9:00AM 5:00PM Adult Forums 8:00AM 12:00PM IT Showcase Exhibit - Poster Presentations (Open to the Public) 9:30AM 5:15PM Youth Technology Camp 8:00AM 6:00PM HSCC Programming Competition 12:00PM 1:30PM Student Luncheon Sponsored by Kraft Foods 9:00AM 11:00AM Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for 2010! 12:15PM 1:45PM Plenary Session 9:00AM 2:00PM Youth Technology Camp (YTC) O site Tour 7:00PM 11:00PM OPENING CEREMONY & RECEPTION 9:00 AM 5:15PM Adult Forums 10:00PM 12:00AM Candidates Meet & Greet (Regionalization VP & Directors) 10:00 AM 10:00PM 12:00PM 2:00AM ITSMF Workshop Sponsored by Philadelphia Chapter Hospitality Suite 12:00PM 24 Hours 6:00PM 24 Hours Career Fair & Technology Expo (Open to the Public) Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 1:00PM 7/29/2010 5:00PM ITSMF Workshop Thursday 1:30PM 7:30AM 3:00PM 8:00PM Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for 2010! Registration 4:00PM 8:00AM 5:00PM 10:00AM Youth Oral Competition (Open to the Public) HSCC Technology Camp (YTC) Awards Presentation 5:00PM 8:00AM 7:00PM 10:00AM ITSMF Reception (Invitation Only) Delegates Meeting - By Laws 7:00PM 8:00AM 10:00PM 3:30PM Dignitaries Reception (Invitation Only) ITSMF Board Meeting 10:00PM 9:00AM 2:00AM 11:00AM BDPA Hospitality Suite Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for 2010! 24 Hours 9:00AM 24 Hours 5:15PM Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP Adult Forums 7:00PM 10:00AM 10:00PM 12:00PM Dignitaries ReceptionMeeting Only) General Membership (Invitation 10:00PM 10:00AM 2:00AM 4:00PM BDPA Hospitality Suite IT Showcase Judging (Open to the Public) 24 Hours 12:00PM 24 Hours 1:30PM Internet Luncheon Sponsored by Eli Lilly Student Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 7/31/2010 12:15 PM 01:45 PM Saturday Plenary Session Sponsored by State Farm 8:00AM 1:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM Registration Meeting BETF Annual 10:00AM 1:30PM 3:00PM 3:00PM Career Fair & Technology Expo (Open 2010! Public) Executive Panel Discussion - NEW for to the 5:00PM 2:00PM 6:30PM 6:00PM Founders Reception - Lifetime Member Recognition Sponsored by Deloitte HSCC Practice Session & ITSMF 3:30PM 4:30PM ITSMF New Member Orientation 6:00PM 7:00PM AWARDS GALA RECEPTION 4:00PM 5:00PM IT Showcase Awards Ceremony 7:00PM 10:00PM AWARDS GALA 4:30PM 5:30PM ITSMF Meeting 10:00PM 1:00AM Student Dance 5:00PM 7:00PM Corporate Hospitality Reception Sponsored by WellPoint, Inc. 10:00PM 2:00AM BDPA Hospitality Suite Sponsored by BDPA Chicago Chapter 6:00PM 8:00PM Youth Networking Event 24 Hours 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 6:00PM 9:00PM ITSMF Reception (Invitation Only) Note: Preliminary Agenda, event dates and/or times are subject to change.
  • 24. Thanks to You, A beautiful day at the park feels like a lifetime of sunshine. It's just one more place we see the benefits of improving the lives of the people we serve. As one of the 2010 Best Companies for Blacks in Technology recognized by BDPA and, WellPoint is proud of our dedication to diversity. Still, with all that we've achieved, we will always strive to better attract, retain and develop top diverse talent. One way is through our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs), where employees work to develop and sustain our culture of inclusion, enhance and maximize customer relationships, and create and leverage leadership opportunities for all of our associates. Through these ARGs, we're able to better address our customers needs, and ensure that our workforce is as unique as our wide range of health benefits products. At WellPoint, diversity is more than just the 'right thing to do.' It's the way we approach business, how we interact within our communities, how we mobilize our employees and, more than anything, why we appreciate moments like this. Visit our booth at the BDPA Annual Conference Career Expo to learn more. You can also visit us online at: or fan us on Facebook at ®Registered Trademark, WellPoint, Inc. ®Registered Trademark, DiversityInc Media LLC © 2010 WellPoint, Inc. All Rights Reserved. EOE
  • 25. ExECUTIvE PANEL DISCUSSIONS NEW FOR NBDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE! Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 AM Our Cyber World - Friends and Foes: What every business and individual needs to know before its too late Rear Admiral William Leigher – Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet Thursday 1:30 – 3:00 PM Small Business Engagements - Opportunities, Risks and Rewards: How to avoid becoming a failed business statistic David Dickson - Director, Small Business Administration, Philadelphia Region Phil Jaurigue - President/CEO, Sabre Systems, Inc Tom Kornekay – Chairman/CEO, Tekontrol Inc Friday 9:00 – 11:00 AM IT Workforce Development: How to prepare for the skills in highest demand James McArthur – VP Lockheed, Center for Innovation Eloise Young – VP/CIO, Philadelphia Gas Works Terry Halvorsen – Deputy Commander, US Fleet Cyber Forces Command Friday 1:30 – 3:00 PM Federal IT Initiatives: What’s Next? Are you ready? John James – Director, National Security Personnel System Transition Office Robert “Bob” Whitkop – Naval Next Generation Network (NGEN), Special Programs Office Anthony McMahon – Director, Enterprise Computing Center, Internal Revenue Service. Dr. Anthony Junior - Director, Office of Naval Research CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 26
  • 26. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Rear Admiral William E. Leigher Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Rear Admiral Bill Leigher, a native of Appleton, Maine, graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1980 with a Bachelor in Political Science degree. He attended the Naval War College, graduating in 1994 with a Master in National Security and Strategic Studies. In 1981, he was commissioned as an ensign at Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I. His initial assignment was aboard USS Thorn (DD 988) as a communications officer. In 1984, he reported to the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I., as the fleet communications instructor. In 1987, he was selected for lateral transfer and designated a naval cryptologic officer. Later in 1987, Leigher was assigned to U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Hanza, Okinawa, Japan, as morse and non-morse division officer. In 1990, he was assigned as the staff cryptologist for commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2 in Charleston, S.C. During this tour he completed two deployments embarked in USS America (CV 66), which included combat action during Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Southern Watch. In 1992, Leigher was assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment, Newport, R.I., as a war-gaming specialist. In 1995, Leigher was assigned to COMUSNAVEUR in London, England, as the cryptologic operations officer. In 1998, he reported to commander, Naval Security Group Command, Fort Meade, Md., for assignment as deputy director for Information Technology and Communications and was subsequently assigned to the Pentagon as the executive assistant to the deputy director for Cryptology. In 2002 he reported to the National Security Agency as a senior operations officer in the National Security Operations Center. In July 2004 he reported as the deputy director for Information Operations at Naval Network Warfare Command. He recently served as director, Information Operations, Washington, D.C. on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He reported to his current assignment in December 2009. Leigher wears the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit and campaign medals. 27 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 27. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS James D. McArthur, Jr. Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corporation Center for Innovation James D. McArthur, Jr. (Jim) joined Lockheed Martin in October 2007 and is the Vice President for the Center for Innovation. The Center for Innovation, located in Suffolk, Virginia, is referred to as “The Lighthouse”, as it is a beacon for innovation and horizontal integration across the many Lockheed Martin lines of business. The Center is a dedicated facility and environment for the purpose of advanced concept development and rigorous experimentation within Lockheed Martin and with government and industry partners. It provides the core functions of systems engineering, integration management, operations analysis, distributed networks, and modeling & simulation. Ultimately, the operator and the engineer come together at the Center for Innovation to find the best concepts and solutions for our customers. Jim is a native of Bennettsville, S.C., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972. Jim served on active duty for 35 years with the United States Navy. He retired as a Vice Admiral and as the Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command. His previous assignments were as the Director of Operations (J-3) at the U.S. Space Command and the Director of Global Operations (J-3) for U.S. Strategic Command. During his Navy career, he flew carrier-based tactical aircraft and later served on operational staffs responsible for space, nuclear, network, cyber and overall information operations. He served as commander of the Harry S. Truman Battle Group during significant operations in the Arabian Gulf early in 2001. Jim has also held several senior strategic planning and policy assignments on the Navy Staff and Joint Staff. Jim and his wife Elaine reside in Suffolk, Virginia. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 28
  • 28. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS David C. Dickson, District Director, Small Business Administration David C. Dickson, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, is serving as the District Director for the Philadelphia District Office of the Small Business Administration. As District Director, Dickson is responsible for the delivery and management of the Agency’s financial and business development programs throughout the eastern 40 counties of Pennsylvania. For 40 years prior to his permanent appointment in January 2006, Dickson was the Plant Manager for Stanley LaBounty, in Two Harbors, Minnesota; a major part of The Stanley Works’ Hydraulic Division. In that position he was responsible for the management and all operations for the manufacture and distribution of hydraulic excavator attachments (shears, universal processors, concrete pulverizers, and grapples) for the scrap, demolition, and general contractor markets. Prior to Stanley, Dickson spent 30 years as the Plant Manager for Cirrus Design Corporation in Grand Forks, North Dakota, The Grand Forks plant manufactured high-tech composite airplane parts (wings, horizontal stabilizers, fuselages, bulkheads, etc) for the SR20, the first airplane in history to have a certified aircraft parachute recovery system. Earlier in his career, he was the Assistant General Manager for a Teleflex Inc plant in California, a Program Manager for an electro-optics defense manufacturer in Florida, and an Associate Pastor in a Baptist church in Wichita, Kansas. In 1975, he graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Youngstown State University in Ohio, after which he served honorably for over 11 years as an officer in the United States Army. While in the Army, Dickson earned his Masters of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology and attended the Defense Systems Management College in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Dickson has worked as a volunteer in several Chambers of Commerce and a Star City Commission, being especially active in workforce and economic development initiatives. He has held positions on four charitable Board of Directors; to include the Minnesota Chapter of the March of Dimes. He has been married for over 35 years to his high school sweetheart, the former Barbara Rickert of Youngstown, Ohio. They have 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren in Wichita, KS (Tyson); Minneapolis, MN (Cameron, Caleb, Ava); Wichita Falls, TX (Savannah, Alivia, Emilie, Evelyn); and Joshua, TX (Trinity, Hailee). 29 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 29. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Dr. Anthony V. Junior, Director, Office of Naval Research Dr. Junior serves as the Director, Department of the Navy’s (DON) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program Office. Dr. Junior issues program guidance and administrative instructions and monitors their implementation. He has the responsibility to encourage, develop, implement, manage, evaluate and report on activities and programs that strengthen and support the capabilities of HBCU/MIs to participate in Naval science and technology research programs, education programs, and contracting opportunities. Dr. Junior is the principal advisor to the Chief of Naval Research, Director of the Navy’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program, and the Director of Research and Technical Director of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on issues related to HBCU/MIs. In addition, Dr. Junior manages the education, outreach, and workforce development program portfolio for ONR. In this capacity, Dr. Junior develops, implements, and manages programs and activities to enhance the quality and increase the quantity of US scientists and engineers trained to pursue DoD technical requirements. Dr. Junior served as Deputy Director, ONR Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and Deputy Director, Systems Engineering Division at the Office of Naval Research. He has also served as Director of Computer Security, as a systems engineer, and as a systems programmer at the ONR. Dr. Junior earned his Ph.D in urban higher education administration from Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. Dr. Junior attended Assumption College, Worcester, MA and Strayer University, Arlington, VA where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration. He also earned a professional certificate in finance for managers from the Harvard University Business School. Dr. Junior is a DoD certified Acquisition Professional and an industry certified systems engineer/systems programmer. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 30
  • 30. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS John James, Director, National Security Personnel System (NSPS) Transition Office Mr. James is currently assigned as the Director, National Security Personnel System (NSPS) Transition Office, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is directly responsible for the Congressional mandates to transition approximately 225,000 employees from NSPS to an appropriate statutory non-NSPS personnel and pay system. He is also responsible for developing new flexibilities under authorities granted to the Secretary of Defense in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010, including: an enterprise-wide performance management system; new hiring flexibilities; and a DoD Workforce Incentive Fund to recognize individual and team performance and to attract and retain employees with superior qualifications or abilities. Mr. James assumed these new responsibilities after serving more than 28 years with the U.S. Navy helping to construct and maintain this Nation’s surface and subsurface fleet. He was selected for the Senior Executive Service in May 2000. Mr. James began his career in government civil service in 1981 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he worked as a Nuclear Ship Superintendent responsible for the repair of Nuclear Aircraft Carriers, Nuclear Cruisers, and Fast Attack Submarines. In 1986, he transitioned to Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, Submarine Directorate, Fast-Attack Submarine Program Management Office (PMO). During the next seven years working in the Program Office, Mr. James served as the Senior Electrical Engineer, Branch Head for Submarine Electrical Systems, and Senior Project Engineer for Post Shakedown Availabilities. Expanding his experience beyond the world of electrical engineering, Mr. James transferred to Chief of Naval Operations staff in January 1994 where he worked in the Industrial Facility and Policy/Resources Branch followed by a stint as program analyst in the Office of the Director, Programming and Resources. From CNO staff, he transferred to the staff of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships) where he was responsible for ship and aircraft depot maintenance. In 1995, Mr. James returned to NAVSEA and worked in the AEGIS Program Office as the Assistant Air Defense Systems Manager. June 1997, Mr. James was promoted to the position of Technical Director, Submarine Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) Engineering Management Division and was the Technical Authority for all submarine technical issues. In May 2000, Mr. James served in the Senior Executive position of Deputy Program Manager, Strategic and Fast Attack Submarine Programs. The following year, he was designated Program Manager for Submarine Repair and Overhaul for the Submarine Directorate. In June 2002, Mr. James assumed the duties of Executive Director, Undersea Warfare responsible for the maintenance and repair of all in-service submarines in addition to oversight of the submarine safety program. Mr. James was appointed as the Executive Director, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations in April 2006 responsible for the Navy’s ship maintenance, environment and logistics policy, processes, and execution oversight. He also provided oversight of the four Supervisors of Shipbuilding as well as the private and public shipyards. Mr. James assumed his current duties in January 2010. In addition to his primary duties, Mr. James has been a leader in various Navy initiatives to ensure diversity across the military and civilian workforce. He Chaired the Department of the Navy African American Senior Executive Service Advisory Committee advising the Under Secretary of the Navy for matters concerning diversity of the Senior Executive Service. He was a major player in leading joint NAVSEA/Office of Naval Research efforts to expand Navy related research partnerships with colleges and universities across the nation, especially with institutions that have a focus on the minority population such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Mr. James was also deeply involved with various Navy and NAVSEA initiatives to increase interest by the future workforce (elementary, high school and college students) in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 31 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 31. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Some of the various awards, special recognitions and designations Mr. James received during his 28 year civilian career with the Navy included receipt of the DON Superior Civilian Service Award (2010), serving as a Senior Advisor on Diversity to the Chief of Naval Operations (2008), receipt of the National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Government (2007), Presidential Rank award (2006), Black Engineer of the Year Award - Special Recognition (2004), receipt of the Department of the Navy Nathaniel Stinson Equal Employment Opportunity Award for Leadership (2004), the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Certificate of Excellence for Success in Acquisition Reform. Mr. James received his Undergraduate Degree from Howard University and Master’s Degree from Florida Institute of Technology. He has also attended the Harvard School of Business and the Keenan-Flagler Business School. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 32
  • 32. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Mr. Terry Halvorsen Deputy Commander, Navy Cyber Forces Mr. Terry Halvorsen, a native of Trainer, Pa., graduated with honors from Widener University with a degree in History. Mr. Halvorsen was commissioned a Regular Army second lieutenant in May 1980. He was a distinguished military graduate and a George C. Marshall award winner. Following graduation and commissioning, he attended Army Officer Basic Course and the Intelligence Officer Course. His first assignment was as Executive/Operations Officer Army Intelligence Detachment Pensacola, supporting the Army’s training with the Navy at Hurlbert Field. During this tour Mr. Halvorsen attended various special operations courses and obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the University of West Florida. Mr. Halvorsen’s active and reserve tours include Commander, Intelligence Security Detachment Combat Support Coordination Team 1, Republic of Korea Operations Officer Directorate of Security Fort Benning, Commander HHC 361st Civil Affairs Brigade (CAB), Intelligence Officer 361st CAB and Executive Assistant Commanding General 350th CA Command. Mr. Halvorsen was recalled to active duty numerous times in support of Operation Just Cause, Desert Storm and Joint Task Forces in Central and South America. Mr. Halvorsen entered Federal Civil Service in 1985 as the Curriculum Instructional Standards Officer for Navy Cryptology Training, Corry Station Pensacola, Fla. He has held numerous positions in the training community to include Deputy for C4I Training, Director Training Policy and Standards, and Director of Assessment where he was one of the principal architects of the Navy’s Training reengineering efforts. Mr. Halvorsen was personally selected for the CNO-directed Executive Review of Navy Training (ERNT). This was a comprehensive review of all aspects of Navy training resulting in the Navy’s Revolution in Training to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Navy training. At the conclusion of the ERNT project Mr. Halvorsen was selected as the Director of Task Force Excel Atlantic, charged with accelerating the revolution in Navy training. Beginning in January 2003 with the establishment of Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC), Mr. Halvorsen served as the Executive Director for NPDC, Norfolk, Va., and the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) CIO (Chief Information Officer). In February, 2006 Mr. Halvorsen was designated Acting Executive Director, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC)/MPT&E Echelon II. Mr. Halvorsen officially reported as deputy commander, Naval Network Warfare Command on October 30, 2006. Mr. Halvorsen’s personal awards include the, Superior Civilian Service, Meritorious Civilian Service, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and an Excellence in Government Leadership Fellow. 33 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 33. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Robert Whitkop Executive Director, Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), Dept of the Navy Mr Whitkop is a Senior Executive (HQE) in the Department of the Navy. After a career in Navy Surface Warfare and strategic and tactical telecommunications, he spent five years in Industry with large and small companies and as president of his own small business supporting Navy and Joint Programs for telecommunications, networks, and security. He has extensive experience operating global communications operations as well as software development and business operations. Mr Whitkop was actively involved in interoperability issues effecting DHS, DoD, and FEMA including Navy ROC/EOC development and security issues. He has been directly involved in developing the strategy and consolidations and implementation for Data Centers and Wide Area Networks and played a key role in developing the concepts behind global enterprise management of networks that evolved into the Navy’s current strategy for delivery of Enterprise network capabilities through Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and Base Level Information Infrastructure (BLII) OCONUS. His broad based experience in Defense Working Capital Fund business organization gives him unique insight into the issues facing Industry both inside and outside the Department of Defense. He has tremendous operational experience in command and control requirements and solution development including design and operations of numerous command facilities. Prior Naval service of 26 years, included senior management positions in tours with the Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM), Naval Network Operations Command (NNOC), Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMSLANT), Regional Staffs, and the CNO’s staff (OPNAV/N6). CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 34
  • 34. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Philip P. Jaurigue President and Chief Executive Officer Philip Jaurigue, president and founder of Sabre Systems, Inc., began his career in private industry supporting Navy shipbuilding and aircraft programs. He founded Sabre in 1989, and has served as its president since its inception. Mr. Jaurigue’s primary focus and responsibility is to provide strategic business leadership to drive the direction, stability and growth of Sabre. Mr. Jaurigue is a frequently scheduled speaker at the Wharton School of Business and the Entrepreneur’s Forum of Greater Philadelphia. He is also part-time co-host on the weekly radio show, “Executive Leaders Radio” WHFS 1580AM in Washington, DC. He was the recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for IT Solutions for his commitment to exhibiting his entrepreneurial spirit. Outside of Sabre, Mr. Jaurigue serves as President of the Philadelphia 100 Alumni Association and, as such, organizes professional development programs for member firms. He also serves as Chairman of Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART), an organization supporting research and development and technology based opportunities in the 4-State Region (DE, MD, NJ & PA). He is a board member of Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley, a support organization for those living with cancer and their families. His role is to promote awareness of its programs and develop strategies for organizational growth. Mr. Jaurigue is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University in Computer Information Sciences. 35 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 35. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Thomas S. Kornegay Tekontrol, Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Thomas S. Kornegay is chairman, founder and chief executive officer of TeKONTROL, Inc. Until recently, he also served as the company’s president and chief operating officer. As chairman and CEO, he provides strategic direction to the company he founded in 1986. Under his leadership, TeKONTROL has grown to a multi-million dollar business enterprise with more than 60 employees and current operations in the United States and eight other countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, the Republic of Columbia, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of the Philippines. TeKONTROL has provided support to more than thirty countries through its U.S. Army and U.S. Navy contracts. Mr. Kornegay had previously served as project manager for American Systems Corp. following his military career. The Company has been recognized for its outstanding performance and community service by a number of organizations. TeKONTROL has also been cited by the Orlando Sentinel has an outstanding workplace for families. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Kornegay served for 24 years in a variety of engineering, logistics and maintenance management and staff positions. He earned his bachelor of arts degree (Cum Laude) in business administration from Orlando College in 1985 after earlier receiving an associate of arts degree from Southwestern College, Chula Vista. CA. Mr. Kornegay is active in a myriad of civic and community activities and has served in leadership positions in many of them, including the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Black Business Investment Fund Board of Directors, the Orange County Historical Society Board of Directors, the COMPACT Board of Directors, the Greater Orlando Small Business Chamber Executive Board, the African American Chamber Board of Governors, the Florida Chamber Board of Governors, the Leadership Orlando Alumni Board of Directors and the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Kornegay was also a state of Florida delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 36
  • 36. ExECUTIvE PANELIST BIOS Eloise Young VP/CIO, Philadelphia Gas Works Eloise Young has been the Chief Information Officer of the Philadelphia Gas Works since August 2007. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. As CIO, Eloise oversees a $10 million operating budget and is responsible for delivering IT capabilities to PGW’s 1,800 employees. Prior to her appointment, she served in a number of positions in PGW’s Information Services Department including Director of Technical Strategy and Support, Manager of Systems Services, System Administrator in both the Unix and CICS environments, DBA, and applications developer. Career highlights include a mainframe hosting project which resulted in $400,000 annual savings in actual out-of-pocket operating costs associated with running surviving legacy applications as well as the debut of customer registration, rfp and career online sites Ms. Young, through her technical and energy-sustaining crusade is leading Project Greenhouse. The goal of Project Greenhouse is to integrate ENERGY STAR-rated hardware into the utilities IT infrastructure. Ms. Young is a native Philadelphian who loves her city and enjoys doing volunteer work for area community groups. She is also part of the core team that spearheads the Philadelphia Gas Works’ annual United Way fundraiser. 37 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 37. The Navy can land you here. Get a scholarship worth up to $180,000 with the Navy ROTC program. Go to for more information. C 2009. Paid for by the U.S. Navy. All rights reserved.
  • 38. PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS Professional Workshops ++ Also recommended for college students / * Earns 1.5 PDUs Time Professional Project Technology Leadership/ IT Development Management Management Entrepreneurship Room: Room: Room: Room: Room: Career Project Automating Your Improving the Networking: How Management 2.0 Windows 7 Techni cal 8:30am to Maxi mize Your On Steroids: Deployment With Supervisory – Conference ++ Secrets to MDT 2010 Relationship 10:00am Managing Pat E. Perkins Interactive Media * Matt Hester Catherine No Session Ashcraft, Ph.D. Scheduled CEO Bianca J. Shelby, Sr. IT Pro Patricia Perkins & MBA, PMP Evangelist Senior Research Associates LLC Microsoft Scientist Sr. Principal Na tional Cente r for PM Preview Women & IT Interactive Putting Your Drill Questions To NBDPA Strategic Diversity for the Career on Pass the PMP Technologies Digital Age 10:15am Steroids in a Certification Exam – Matrixed IT John Hoffler, MBA John H. Mackey No Session 11:45am Environment Elaine T. Jackson, Scheduled PMP Sr. Systems Vice President of July 28, 2010 Cecil Jones, MBA Architect Interactive Wednesday CEO/President Wells Fargo Solutions IT Manager PMP Interactive Global Novations Knowledge Consulting Services Creating Your LEAN Principle s Cloud Computing: IT Leadership Information Security for Professional and eVSM * Is ITIL Still Succession Sma ll Business 1:30pm Brand From The Relevant? Planning – Inside Out Beverly A. Place Julius Clark, MBA 3:00pm ++ Nicholas Clarke Cecil Jones, MBA Certified Black Information Security Nathalie Gregg Belt Senior Consultant IT Manager Officer Quest Diagnostics Deloitte Knowledge Wells Fargo Bank CEO Consulting, LLP Services NG&C LinkedIn: Getting IT Governance Agile Engineering Maki ng Starting an 3:15pm Started with from a Manager's Operational IT Consulting Firm – Professional James R. Miller Perspective Improvements 4:45pm Social Networking John Hoffler, MBA ++ Sr. Project Kuryan Thomas, Roderick L. King Manager PMO Ph.D. Wells Fargo Keith Warrick, Federal Reserve Director of MBA Bank of St. Louis Chief Technology Provider Outreach Officer & Education and Business Analyst CC Pace Provider Aon Corporation Enrollment WellPoint (Na tional Government Services) 39 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 39. PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS ++ Also recommended for college students / * Earns 1.5 PDUs Time Professional Project Technology Leadership/ IT Development Management Management Entrepreneurship Room: Room: Room: Room: Room: BDPA Career Project Foundations of IT Off-Sh oring vs Small Business Access: Center – IT Management a Winning Creating More U.S. Innovation Intelligence Career Enhancing Strateg y: Value Application On-Shore IT Jobs for Entrepreneurship 8:30am Workshop ++ Management and Security – Sustainability * Program Kathryn J. Stewart White, PMP 10:00am Portia Moland, Ph.D. Westbrooks Ura Pu ra nda, Grace Giraldo, Senior Business P MP MS, CISSP Chair, Computer Advisor Director - Information Federal Express BDPA Career IT Portfolio Information Risk Systems Center Manager Lead, VP Department National BDPA Al lstate Insurance JP Morgan Livingstone Chase Colle ge Risk Management Bu siness Process Server The Way Forward Are you Ready to be an Career Management: Virtualization for for IT Entrepreneur? Opportunities The Value From Dummies ++ Organizations – 10:15am Doing Something IT Strategy Barbara A. Fuller, PMP – 11:45am Estelle Cephas, Different * John Hoffler, CBCP MBA Markell Bridges, President MBA Maurice Mahone Focus on You Now! July 29, 2010 Sr. Technology Sr. Systems Director IS Thursday Man ager Monsan to Architect Strategy JP Morgan Chase Wells Fargo Planning & IS Operations Kraft Foods Survival Gu ide for How Healthy is The Value of Intelligently 10 Seeds of Success to Adverse Your Project ?: “Cloud” in the Thinkin g About Grow Your Business Economic Times A Lesson in Business Enterprise 1:30pm ++ Earned Va lue Technology Business Franne McNeal, MBA – Management * Ecosystem ++ Inte llig ence 3:00pm Carlton Greene, Business Coach MBA Jacqueline Jambey Ekundayo B. HR Energy Ockleberry, Clinkscales Ojumu , MBA Vice President MBA, PMP and CIO Program Senior Consultant Scholastic Book Owner Manager Deloitte Fairs JYO Consultin g HP Enterprise Consulting, LLC Servi ces Mastering Being Creative What’s in Strategic IT Vide o Production in a LinkedIn: with Storyboarding Windows Server Leadership Competitive Global Advanced for the 2008 R2 for IAT Market Techniques and Worldwide Web * Administrators Ralph Groce 3:15pm Insider Tips Alvin J. Smith Vill ia Davidson, Chief Technology – MBA Keith Warrick, Matt Heste r Officer President/Producer 4:45pm MBA Wells Fargo ADS Productions Pe rforma nce Test Sr. IT Pro Business Analyst Engineer Evangelist Aon Corporation JP Morgan Chase Microsoft CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 40
  • 40. PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS Professional Workshops ++ Also recommended for college students / * Earns 1.5 PDUs Time Professional Project Technology Leadership/ IT Development Management Management Entrepreneurship Room: Room: Room: Room: Room: Strategies to Move A New Era for Risk Web Design BDPA Corporate Windows Home Server Your Career Management * Done Right: Chapter Workshop for Small Business Forward From Web Ura Puranda, PMP Standards to the Sheila Jeffrey Daniels, MBA 8:30am Janice Coleman, Social Web ++ Marionneaux – CMP IT Portfolio Senior Editor & IT 10:00am Manager Rudy Duke, Senior Project Specialist Career AllState Insurance MBA Lead Home Server Land Management Consultant Managing Fred Patterson Right Management Consultant Co-Presenter Nextium Solutions Health Care Service Corporation SAP Overview and Turning Conflict SOA with Black in IT Using Social Media to Training Offerings into Shared ActiveMQ and Market Yourself or Your 10:15am ++ Solutions While Spring Regina Robinson, Business Working on MBA – Gloria Hall Diverse Teams Nicole Newman, MBA July 30, 2010 11:45am ++ * John Hoffler, Assistant Senior SAP Rachael Boone MBA Executive Director President/CEO Friday Consultant Information Newman Networks HGS, Inc CEO Sr. Systems Technology Senior Solutions Life Architect Management Coaching Wells Fargo Forum Social Media The Path of Least What Results Starting UP in a DOWN Branding in the Resistance: Can You Really Management Economy Age of Obama ++ Understanding the Do With Cloud Office: A New Critical Path * Computing? ++ Approach Viola Thompson, MBA 1:30pm Eric Hamilton – Jacqueline Lamarr A. Cook, Norman P. Executive Director 3:00pm Executive Director Ockleberry, MBA, PMP Fleming, PgMP Information Technology The Web Academy MBA, PMP Senior Management Consulting Program Forum Owner Manager Integration & JYO Consulting Deloitte Management Lead Consulting Deloitte Consulting LLP Critical Chain 3:15pm Everybody Matters: Project The Perfect Advanced SQL Leadership and – A Teambuilding Management Storm in IT Injection Communication: The Essential ++ and Agile 101 * Bridge to Excellence 4:45pm Jesse Bemley, Joseph McCray LaShawn Brown L. Angel Henry Ph.D. Phyllis Ferguson, IT Project Learn Security CDP, PMP CEO Manager Executive Online One in a Billion Eli Lilly and Co. Director Strategic Perfection, LLC Consulting Joint Educational This wo rkshop i s a Techn olo gy Tra ck top ic Facilities, Inc. 41 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 41. NBDPA COACH CONNECTION Fee-based private coaching sessions will be offered during the conference. Coaching offers you concrete tips and techniques on how to: * Adopt a Leader’s mindset * Develop new ways to transform old problems * Learn strategies to move from frustrated to fulfilled * Connect with an unbiased leadership expert who is already your advocate The fee for a private coaching session is $129. Conference attendees can register for the private career coaching sessions via the MAPS Database under Events. Private coaching sessions will be facilitated by: Deborah Chambers Chima Franne McNeal CEO, Chambers Consulting Group LTD CEO, HR Energy Patricia E. Perkins, CPCC, PMP CEO, Exodus Coaching CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 42
  • 42. We only hire one kind of person. The best. It’s time you knew. At AFCS, we provide civilian support to the United States Air Force, and, as we see it, there is no greater calling. So when you apply for a job with AFCS, the most important thing we want to know about you is, "Are you great at what you do?" If you are, then consider joining one of the leading STEM teams in the world and work with cutting-edge technology, the likes of which you might never see in the private sector. No matter who you are or where you're from, if you're the best, we might have a place for you. Equal Opportunity Employer. US citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.
  • 43. National Please join NBDPA on Wednesday, July 28th for a day of Golf, Food, Prizes and Networking. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful… Seaview Golf Resort 401 South New York Road Absecon,NJ, USA,08205-9753 (609) 748-7680 Schedule of Events 7:00 AM - Registration/Practice Range 7:00 AM - Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM - Shot-Gun Start/Scramble Format: Golf-Bay Course 1:00 PM - Lunch Buffet, Award Reception The event will include a 4-person scramble, continental break- fast, BBQ buffet lunch, putting contest and awards reception following the outing. Fees: Individual Golfer: $150.00 Foursomes: $500.00 To register for this event, visit: id=16305&_id=181711&action=facilitydetail Contact Information Hayward West @ 856-562-3439 or Bernard English @ 215-206-5737 We appreciate your support in making this an excellent event!
  • 48. WELCOME FROM THE NATIONAL BDPA HSCC TEAM Welcome to Philadelphia, PA for our 25th National BDPA High School Computer Competition and congratulations to all of the participating teams! You have earned the opportunity to not only represent yourself, but to also represent your school, your BDPA Chapter, and your community. Now is the time to showcase all of your skills, knowledge, and efforts both as an individual as well as a team. We would like to thank all of the Coordinators and Trainers for all of your hard work over the last several months. We recognize it is not an easy task to coordinate a program for high school students, find a facility to train your students, find volunteers to teach your students, and still manage your daily lives. We applaud all that you have done to get your teams here. Students, on behalf of the National HSCC Coordinating team, we expect you to gain a well- rounded experience during your participation in the High School Computer Competition. There are opportunities to forge relationships with senior IT professionals, leaders in academia, and peers from around the country. There is so much for you to learn, experience, and enjoy as part of this competition. National HSCC Coordinating Team Danna Sturdivant Michelle Cooke Sherman Goodwin CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 50
  • 49. 2010 HSCC CONFERENCE TEAM Danna Sturdivant Danna Sturdivant has been a member of BDPA for over 9 years with the Boston Metro-West chapter. Her passion for helping others learn and improve their technical skills earned her the position of the Boston HSCC Coordinator in 2002. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She currently holds a position as a Business Analyst at Philips in Andover MA. Throughout her 14 years with the company she has trained and supported many users and systems within the company. She is also the President of the Toastmasters club at Philips. Ronald Bell – Chief Judge Ronald Bell has been a member of BDPA for over 21 years with the Detroit Chapter. He has played many roles with the BDPA: Chapter board member, presenter at the National Conference, HSCC Judge and served in various other national and local positions. He is currently a Quality Assurance Testing Analyst at Compuware Corporation, a Platinum sponsor of the national conference, in Detroit, MI. Throughout his 26 years with the company, he has trained and supported many users and systems, on both the technical and sales side of the business. He has a BA in Operations Research and Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University. Michelle Cooke Michelle Cooke has been a member of BDPA for over 10 years and became involved with the Atlanta Chapter’s HSCC program right away. She operated in the role of training assistant, Conference Chaperone, and Program Coordinator. She has now moved into the role of assistant to National HSCC coordinator. She received a Bachelors Degree of Science in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sherman Goodwin Sherman L. Goodwin Jr. is a Technology Division Supervisor for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbus, Ohio and is the owner of Easton Computer Consulting. He has been a member of BDPA for 7 years and this is his 5th year as the National HSCC Technical Coordinator. Sherman has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Management from Franklin University. He is also has certifications for CNA, CNE, A+, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, Security +, Patchlink and MCSA Security. He is a technical and video volunteer at his church. 51 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 50. CONFERENCE HISTORY & FORMAT HSCC HISTORY The National BDPA High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to over 20 teams of various high school students from chapters throughout the nation. It’s all designed to introduce our Youth to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals. HSCC COMPETITION FORMAT The National High School Computer Competition consists of three parts, Oral Questioning, Computerized Examination and a Programming Component. On the first day there is an oral round robin of questions. In addition there is a computerized examination using Adit Quiz Software. Each student is given 15 minutes to answer as many questions as they can. Questions for the Oral and Computerized component cover a variety of computer fundamentals and BDPA history. On the second day, each team is given a Program Specification for a typical business problem. They have 7 to 8 hours and one computer to analyze, design, program, and document a solution to the problem. In building their web application, the teams have a choice between the following technologies, Sun Microsystems Java Technology, Microsoft ASP, Open Source Software PHP, or Microsoft .NET. Students use these technologies in conjunction with SQL to retrieve data from a database and generate dynamic HTML content for display in a web browser. They are then required to present their solution to a team of judges. There is also an optional T-shirt design contest where teams create a design that graphically and creatively captures the essence of the conference theme. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 52
  • 51. PAST NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE HSCC WINNERS Past Competition Winners 2009 – Raleigh, NC 2000 – Washington DC 1991 – New York City, NY HSCC Winners: HSCC Awards Added: Web Design HSCC Winners: and T-Shirt: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: Detroit 2nd place: Detroit Competition: 2nd place: Hartford 3rd place: Washington DC 4th place: Twin Cities 1st place: Detroit 5th place: New York 2nd place: Cincinnati 3rd place: Dayton T-Shirt Competition: Web Design: 1 place: New Jersey st 2nd place: Twin Cities 1st place: Detroit 3rd place: St. Louis 2nd place: Seattle 3rd place: Cincinnati T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: Fort Wayne 2nd place: Greater Columbia 3rd place: Toledo 2008 – Atlanta GA 1999 – Atlanta GA 1990 – Washington DC HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: New York 1st place: Washington DC 2nd place: Washington DC 2nd place: Chattanooga 2nd place: Chicago 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: Chicago 4th place: Northern Virginia 4th place: Atlanta 5th place: Atlanta T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: St. Louis 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Twin Cities 2007 – Washington, DC 1998 – Orlando, FL 1989 – Los Angeles, CA HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: 1st place: New York 2nd place: Washington DC 2nd place: Seattle 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: 3rd place: Atlanta 4th place: Detroit 5th place: Chattanooga T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: St. Louis 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Twin Cities 53 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 52. PAST NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE HSCC WINNERS Past Competition Winners 2006 – Los Angeles, CA 2009 – Raleigh, NC 1997 – Houston, TX 2000 – Washington DC 1988 – Chicago, IL 1991 – New York City, NY HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Awards Added: Web Design HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: and T-Shirt: 1st place: Chicago 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: Hartford 1st place: New York 1st place: Detroit 2nd place: Southern Minnesota 2nd place: Detroit 2nd place: Competition: 2nd place: Memphis 2nd place: Hartford 3rd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Washington DC 3rd place: New York 3rd place (Honorable Mention): 4th place: Twin Cities 1st place: Detroit Chicago 5th place: New York 2nd place: Cincinnati T-Shirt Competition: 3rd place: Dayton T-Shirtplace: Washington DC 1st Competition: 2nd place: Southern Minnesota Web Design: 3rd place: New Jersey 1st place: Rhode Island 2nd place: Twin Cities 1st place: Detroit 3rd place: St. Louis 2nd place: Seattle 3rd place: Cincinnati 2005 – Detroit, MI 1996 – Atlanta GA 1987 – New Orleans, LA HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winner: T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: Detroit New Orleans 2nd place: Hartford 2ndplace: Fort Wayne 1st place: New York 3rd place: New Jersey 3rd place: Chicago Columbia 2nd place: Greater 4th place: Toledo 3rd place: Dallas T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: Southern Minnesota 2008 – Atlanta GA 1999 – Atlanta GA 1990 – Washington DC 2nd place: Cleveland HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 3rd place: Los Angeles 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: New York 1st place: Washington DC 2nd place: Washington DC 2nd place: Chattanooga 2nd place: Chicago 2004 – Dallas, TX 1995 – Philadelphia, PA 1986 – Atlanta GA 3rd place: Chicago HSCC Winners: 3rd place: Chicago HSCC Winner: 4th place: Northern Virginia 4th place: Atlanta 5th place: Atlanta 1st place: Memphis Washington DC 2nd place: Southern Minnesota 3rd place: Albany T-Shirt Competition: T-Shirtplace: St. Louis 1st Competition: 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Twin Cities 1st place: Southern Minnesota 2nd place: New Jersey 3rd place: Washington DC 2007 – Washington, DC 1998 – Orlando, FL 1989 – Los Angeles, CA HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 1st2003 – So. Minnesota PA place: Philadelphia, 1st place: – Atlanta GA 1994 1st place: New York nd HSCC Winners: 2 place: Washington DC HSCC Winners: 2 place: Seattle nd 2nd place: Washington DC 3 place: Chicago rd 3 place: rd 3rd place: Atlanta 1st place: Memphis 4nd place: Detroit th 1st place: Chicago 2th place: Chattanooga 5 place: Southern Minnesota 2nd place: New York 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: Northern New Jersey 4th place: Detroit T-Shirt Competition: T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: St. Louis 1st place: New Jersey DC 2nd place: Washington 2nd place: Twin Cities 3rd place: Southern Minnesota CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 54
  • 53. PAST NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE HSCC WINNERS Past Competition Winners 2002 – Orlando, FL 2009 – Raleigh, NC 1993 – Washington DC 2000 – Kansas City, MO 1991 – New York City, NY HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Awards Added: Web Design HSCC Winners: and T-Shirt: 1st place: Memphis 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: Detroit 1st place: Detroit 2nd place: Atlanta 2nd place: Detroit Competition: New York 2nd place: 2nd place: Hartford 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: Washington DC 4th place: Twin Cities 1st place: Detroit 5th place: New York 2nd place: Cincinnati T-Shirt Competition: 3rd place: Dayton T-Shirt place: Richmond 1st Competition: 2nd place: Seattle Web Design: 1st place: New Jersey 2nd place: Twin Cities IL 1st place: Detroit 2001 – Chicago, 1992 – Detroit, MI 3rd place: St. Louis 2nd place: Seattle HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 3 place: Cincinnati rd 1st place: Memphis 1st place: New York 2nd place: Atlanta 2nd place: Detroit T-Shirt Competition: 3rd place: Dayton 3rd place: Hartford 4th place: Dallas 1st place: Fort Wayne 2nd place: Greater Columbia T-Shirt Competition: 3rd place: Toledo 1st place: Greater Columbia 2nd place: Detroit 3rd place: Southern Minnesota 2008 – Atlanta GA 1999 – Atlanta GA 1990 – Washington DC HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: New York 1st place: Washington DC 2nd place: Washington DC 2nd place: Chattanooga 2nd place: Chicago 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: Chicago 4th place: Northern Virginia 4th place: Atlanta 5th place: Atlanta T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: St. Louis 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Twin Cities 2007 – Washington, DC 1998 – Orlando, FL 1989 – Los Angeles, CA HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: HSCC Winners: 1st place: So. Minnesota 1st place: 1st place: New York 2nd place: Washington DC 2nd place: Seattle 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Chicago 3rd place: 3rd place: Atlanta 4th place: Detroit 5th place: Chattanooga T-Shirt Competition: 1st place: St. Louis 2nd place: Washington DC 3rd place: Twin Cities 55 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 54. HSCC SCHEDULE NATIONAL BDPA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE HSCC SCHEDULE Tuesday Registration Opens 5:00 pm 9:00 pm Registration Opens Wednesday Conference Events 8:00 am 9:15 am Student Opening Ceremony 8:00 am 8:00 pm Registration 9:30 am 5:00 pm Youth Technology Conference Workshops 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Opening Ceremonies and Reception Thursday Conference Events 7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am 10:00 am Oral Competition (Open to the public) 10:00 am 11:30 am Computerized Written Exam (Closed session) 11:45 am 1:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Team Practice Session Friday Conference Events 7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am 4:00 pm Programming Competition (Closed Session) 12:00 pm 1:30 pm Lunch 4:00 pm 8:00 pm Team presentation to judges (Closed Session) Saturday Conference Events 6:00 pm 10:30 pm Awards Gala 10:30 pm 1:00 am Student Dance CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 56
  • 56. HSCC TEAMS ATLANTA The Atlanta S.I.T.E.S. Program or otherwise known as the ATL All-Stars have gone back to the basics. With the greatest BDPA president, the world famous HSCC coordinator, and the second to none instructors, Atlanta BDPA is back on the map. We introduced the first ever Women’s Council. This council is a group of corporate business women that are dedicated to mentoring and guiding the young ladies in the program. We also have video game tourneys, picnics, fun outings, etc. We took the program to another level by advertising on YouTube at Front Row: Nia Love, Bali Najimudeen, Trene Long-Reed, Tierra Lambright Back Row: Kalil Gbadamosi, Amir Love, Darryl Davis BALTIMORE Our program is a start-up with all new students this year. We have 4 high school students, one middle school student and one high school graduate. We are training the middle school student as a beginning phase of creating a pipeline to have experienced high school students in the future. The high school graduate is training to become a java trainer for our students next year. Our high school students are in the 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. We have our 8th grader learning SQL, our 10th grader learning HTML, and our 11th and 12th graders learning Java. We have partnered with another non- profit in Baltimore to act as host for our training facility as we were without one initially. Back Row: Darrell Fleet, Jared Brown, Denszel Johnson Front Row: Kylea Matthews-Battle, Theodore Tyson, Chaya Jenkins CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 58
  • 57. HSCC TEAMS CHARLOTTE Charlotte HSCC Academy introduces Middle School and High School Students to concepts of Information Technology and Business Acumen. Students participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday from February through July to learn web application development, from basic HTML to MySQL and Java Server Pages programming with the Eclipse development environment. The class is lead by experienced IT trainers and all course material is contained on a secure Internet-accessible on-line learning web site. Students are given graded tests, interviews and homework assignments throughout the course. Students with the highest scores are chosen to compete at the National Conference. Jerron Jamerson, Darrah Stubblefield, Myeisha Swain, Nikki Hoffler, Jeffrey Rainge CHICAGO The Education Department of BDPA Chicago Chapter High School Computer Competition Club is an intensive program designed to identify, select and foster the skills of 6th through 12th grade students that have an aptitude for computer programming. Our goal is to teach students how to use software solutions to solve business problems. Problem solving is emphasized throughout the training. In addition to learning a great deal of technology, the students will be coached on how to conduct themselves in a professional manner. They will learn how to analyze a problem, design and implement a solution. They will learn how to lead and participate as effective members of a team. Front Row: Sandra Guzman, Desmond Jones, Byron Wooden, William Roberson, Benard Dickens, Brion Lambert, Jr. Back Row: Malik Swanson, Marcus Zielger Not Pictured: Rikiya Sanders, Ismail Zeyneli 59 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 58. HSCC TEAMS CINCINNATI Under the Cincinnati Outreach Department is the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship Program (SITES). Our mission is to increase the number of computer literate teens in the inner city by offering a challenging, esteem- building, state-of-the-art program that will train youths in today’s technology, train 10 students using our High School Computer Camp Program, prepare 5 exceptional students for national competition through our High School Computer Competition Training Program, expose 24 students to the Youth Technology Seminar Series, and prepare 5-10 students for IT Showcase and PC Build Workshop. College students are awarded summer internships through Back Row the participation in this BDPA program. Individuals are also Kamin Johnson, Ross Bateman, Tariq Maiden, Tevin Smith, recognized for their contributions to the SITES Program. Aquil Frost, Ekenedilichukwu Okafor, Marcus Williams, Ahmad Frost, Jalee Davis, Asad Maiden and Aaron Bronson Front Row Chidima Okafor, Hadiya Harrigan and Hakeem Frost COLUMBUS The BDPA Columbus Chapter began formal training sessions for the annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Program in February 2009. The goal of the program is to increase interest in Information Technology for high school students. The program provides an environment where students have an opportunity to compete on an academic level to showcase technical skills (e.g. HTML, PHP, databases, etc.) as well as, skills developed in Project Management, Oral Presentation, and Teamwork. The training sessions are held each Saturday for approximately 3 hours. Students are also expected to complete homework assignments, quizzes and projects. Jacob Wilson, Donyae Baldwin, Yusaf Mkangara, Brandee Lyles, Devon Howard, Yacobia Jallow, (kneeling) Instructor Ricardo Wilkins CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 60
  • 59. HSCC TEAMS DALLAS Top Row: Dailando Kelley, Kayla Moreno Middle Row: Hunter Hurst, LeAna Garza, Jennifer Turcios Bottom Row: Jesus Varela, Valentina Vargas DETROIT The BDPA-Detroit HSCC training program starts early in the year and concludes in mid-fall with an awards presentation. Our training begins with teaching HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We then move to more intense training of J2EE technologies, Java programming, JSP/JSTL, JDBC/SQL, project and time management, and computer history knowledge. Our chapter is sponsored by Compuware & we have a strategic partnership with YouthVille-Detroit where we are able to train our students. Darryn Brundage-Forrest, Daniel Rothchild, Matthew Clark, Jalen Lance 61 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 60. HSCC TEAMS GREATER COLUMBIA Top Row: Tavares Anderson, Gregg Taylor, Jr. Bottom Row: Jaid Gilbert, Sami Patel and Nyasha Gooden INDIANAPOLIS During the year, the Indianapolis Chapter of BDPA holds a training and development program starting in March and ending in August. This program is designed to expose youth to the concepts of computers and give them the expertise to develop web applications. The students are also exposed to professional development topics including networking, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and etiquette. The goal of the program is to develop today’s youth for tomorrow’s global world. Front Row: Kuntola Ray, Haimanti Ray, Cody Miller Back Row: Russtin Trotter, Erica Mayberry, Jala Cruz, Macey Dickerson, Myah Jones, Dalandus Glasco, Paul Grimes CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 62
  • 61. HSCC TEAMS MIDDLE TENNESSEE The BDPA Middle Tennessee HSCC program trains students from the Nashville Metropolitan area in Computer Science, while laying a solid foundation for their collegiate and professional careers. The program has an intensive training curriculum for 8th – 12th grade students; which provide students the opportunity to design, develop, test and present a finished web application. Students are trained to develop solutions for realistic business and industry problems using tools such as Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, MySQL Database, Tomcat and Cascading Style Sheets. Students are also trained on basic project management techniques, effective oral and written communications, and the importance of team work. Back row: Cameron Johnson, Christopher Jacocks, Cayla Nightingale, Shayla Nightingale Front row: Xavier Thatcher and Marques Tabb Not Pictured: Alexandria Coleman, Skyler White, Tyler Rucker, and Anastasia Hoard. NEW YORK BDPA New York Chapter has partnered for the third year with Medgar Evers College Preparatory school for the SITES Program. The school is unique due to the fact that it is a combination of middle and high school. During this year’s program the students have participated in Time Warners “Engineer World” Event. The program meets on Saturday mornings. Kevin Castillo, Cazemba Richards, Frantzy Jean Philippe, Alan Rosales Missing from picture: Nicholas Reid 63 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 62. HSCC TEAMS NORTHERN VIRGINIA The BDPA Northern Virginia, HSCC Youth Technology Program trains students from the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area in computer science, while laying a solid foundation for their collegiate and professional careers. The program has an intensive training curriculum for 8th – 12th grade students. The students are given the opportunity to design, develop, test and present a finished web application. Students are trained to develop solutions to realistic business and industry problems using Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, MySQL Database, Tomcat and CSS. Students will also gain essential skills such as presentation delivery, communication, and teamwork. Sarah Radwan, Brandon Lee, Christian Thornton, Noel Dienzo, Samira Radwan, Nnedimma Ugochukwu, Aryn Sydnor, Norris Sydnor, and Naomi Matthews Not pictured: Mariama Diallo PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia HSCC Program is designed to be educational and fun. Training includes: • Public speaking • Career development • Leadership & time management skills • Basic computer skills • Website and database design and development Row 1: Norman Williams, Brianna Perrin, Rashonna Black, Ragine Williams, Norman Morrison, William Morgan, Anthony Long Row 2: Katrina Ragsdale, Samuel Gonzalez, Kelly Williams, Lage Crawley CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 64
  • 63. HSCC TEAMS RICHMOND The 2010 Richmond training program has a group of dedicated, eager students from Central Virginia. We train our students every Saturday from March to July from 10am – 12:30 pm at ECPI College of Technology. In addition to technical topics, our students have monthly speakers on soft skills such as presentation skills, internships and teamwork. We chose students based on grades, attendance, and participation. These students will represent Richmond at the National Conference in Philadelphia, PA this year, and each will be awarded a $500 scholarship from the Richmond Chapter. In addition to our HSCC team, we have a Richmond Parent Group who works hard to raise funds to send each of our non-competing students to the Youth Conference. Alex Elliott, Catherine Turner, Candace Johnson-Hamlin (Coor- dinator) and Joshua Shelton ST LOUIS This year the St. Louis Chapter launched a new way of training our students. We have several training sites across the metropolitan St. Louis area. The students receive 8 weeks of training at the individual sites. By having training at several sites, we are able to meet our mission of exposing high school students to the field of Information Technology. We have a local competition along with site reports from the trainers at each site to determine the top ten students. Once the top ten are selected we have approximately six more weeks of training. During these six weeks we select the final five students that will participate in the National competition. Front Row: Ariana Ross, Christina Miller, Della Anjeh, Mihika Nagpal, Jacqueline Nobbe Back Row: Bev Byrd – Trainer, Tiffany Jones – Trainer, Patrick McClendon, John Austin, Tom Bast – Trainer 65 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 64. HSCC TEAMS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA The Southern Minnesota Youth Computer Training Program (YCTP) is a huge testament to BDPA”s mission of creating educational opportunities for a diverse range of students. The students range from grades 7 through 12, with over 50 diverse students, representing a half dozen ethnicities, packing the computer lab each Saturday between December and May. The teamwork and enthusiasm displayed by the students and over a dozen volunteers from IBM and the Mayo Clinic is truly awe inspiring. The YCTP course covers topics including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, My SQL and builds towards a goal of attaining high school credit to reward the students for their effort and education. Zeinab Ahmed, Khadra Hussein, Lillian Shiraku, Khadra Ahmed, Aaron Farr, Taylor Brownlow, Nana Kyei-Baffour, Meher Bharucha, Kaelyn St. James, Krissy Hinds, Abdulrahman Hussein, Yaa Kwansa, Abdullahi Warsame, Marc Ficalora, Ahmed Mursal, Daniel Sheppard, Sharon Singh, Nimo Sheikhadam, Ekram Abdullahi, Angelo Jaramillo, Yassin Yassin, Hassan Sheikhadam, Mohamed Abdullahi, Hussein Sheikhadam, Warda-Lul Ali, Nadira Hussein, Sara Ali, Najma Sharif, Abdulkadir Hussein, Abdullahi Jimale, Mohamed Hussein, Ahmed Mahamad, Mohamed Ali, Abdumelik Ali, James Arama, Kowthar Sheikhadam, Ayan Mursal, Guled Hussein, Omar Jimalle, Liban Hassan, Hassan Hassan, Bishoy Barsoum, Ahmed Abu, Zakaria Ahmed, Wardi Hussein, Abdiazis Hassan, Liban Sheikh, Khadar Abu, Abdella Mohamed, Sanjeev Sekar, Ali Mohamed, Mohamed Warsame, Mohamud Sugulle, Abdi Sheikh-Mursal, Kadar Mohamed, Suhaib Abdulle. Not pictured: Adwait Walimbe, Ahmed Osman, Jevon Hunter, Liban Osman HSCC WINNERS PAST 3 YEARS IN A ROW! CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 66
  • 65. HSCC TEAMS TRIANGLE The Triangle SITES/HSCC curriculum is developed and taught by volunteer professionals with computer science and Information Technology backgrounds. The course focuses on industry standard programming languages, problem solving techniques, and conceptual design. Technologies that will be taught in 2010 include: • Web Site Design and Development with HTML • Relational Database Management with MySQL • Web Programming with Apache/PHP First Row: Kimani Hicks, Kevin McCauley, Jordan Maddox, Terrence Malloy Second Row: Babatunde Orenuga, Giordan Rose, Oloruntobi Orenuga Third Row: Jamille Parker, Ciara Malloy, DeLani Samuel, David Hager Last Row: QuRhon Pitt, Dominick Downing, Lindsay Appold TWIN CITIES Our student training program continues to grow and strengthen. It’s free and available to all that have a true passion for technology -- no student excluded. We continue to expand offerings serving a variety of educational levels (beginning to advanced). Students become comfortable with “being nerdy”. Our program is held on Saturdays and we have a great group of dedicated volunteers (instructors, parents, & previous HSCC students). This year our “circle of learning” continues: Students teaching Students! Classes are Front Row: exciting and students learn programming, analysis, Elisha Phillip, Samantha Spears, Akayla Galloway, Douglas design, project management, and team building skills. Callahan, Marcus Edwards They gain exposure to “real world” programming Back Row: knowledge. Dallyn Davison, Mark Holden (Instructor), Michael Quick, D S Ephriam (College Instructor), Jorian Wulf, Justin Wulf, Brent Conner, DaKarai Davison Not Pictured: Michael Wulf, HSCC Coordinator, Kelly Martin Co-HSCC Coordinator 67 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 66. HSCC TEAMS WASHINGTON DC The BDPA Washington, DC HSCC Youth Technology Program trains students from the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area in computer science, while laying a solid foundation for their collegiate and professional careers. The program has an intensive training curriculum for 8th – 12th grade students. The students are given the opportunity to design, develop, test and present a finished web application. Students are trained to develop solutions to realistic business and industry problems using Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, MySQL Database, Tomcat and CSS. Students will also gain essentials skills such as presentation delivery, communication, and teamwork. Emmanuel Taylor, Titus Thomas, Michael Wood, Tenisha Thomas, Alex Li, Alexis Claros, and Jamal Samuels, Not pictured: Alexis Howell, Turkenya Herring, Francisco Nunez, and Mira Cruz CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 68
  • 67. EXPERIENCE NCCI “For a rewarding blend of challenges and opportunities, experience everything NCCI has to offer.” As the nation’s largest provider of workers compensation insurance information, tools, and services, NCCI values technical experience. We also value what our employees add to our organization as individuals. Helping our employees succeed in all aspects of their lives is important to us. That’s why we provide a variety of amenities and benefits, from on-site day care and fitness centers to a generous 401(k) match and company pension plan. Find it all at NCCI-the opportunity for a rewarding career, plus programs that enhance your work-life balance and personal satisfaction. Learn more when you apply online today: Experience NCCI and the challenging and rewarding opportunities available to our employees. For more than 80 years, NCCI has cared for its diverse team of professionals by providing a stable environment, superior benefits, and work-life balanced programs. NCCI’s business environment recognizes outstanding individual and team efforts and leverages technology and process improvement to serve the needs of our stakeholders. We require a drug screen and background check. EEO/Smoke-free environment.
  • 68. YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CAMP Asst. Secretary of the Navy, The Honor able BJ Penn (Awards Gala Keynote Speaker & Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient at NBDPA 2009 Technology Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina) speaks with BDPA Students. The Navy awarded an NROTC Scholarship to BDPA Greater Columbia Chapter Student Raven Stevens in the amount of $180,000 to her college of choice. Former BDPA Chicago Chapter HSCC Student, Joseph Huggins Jr. Off to the Naval Academy! I just want to personally thank you for all that you contributed towards the education of my son Joseph Jr. He officially belongs to the Navy and is headed to the Academy. Thank you BDPA! I especially want to thank Coach Gibran for believing in him as an eighth grader setting him on a path to aspire for great things. It takes a village. Many blessings to you all! -- Joseph Huggins Sr.
  • 69. WELCOME TO THE YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CAMP It is with great pleasure to welcome you to Philadelphia, PA for the 32nd Annual BDPA National Youth Technology Camp. The activities planned will heighten your IT knowledge, forge new relationships and equip you with immeasurable skills that will lend to your professional and entrepreneurial development. I am inspired by the expectations set forth by this conference to inspire all of our student participants to strive in becoming young IT professionals, future writers, future engineers, future teachers, future artists, future doctors and to embrace information technology as a tool that they can utilize to achieve their immediate financial goals and long term future goals. This is the driving force that empowers us to continue this journey. Every student, speaker volunteer, chaperone and sponsor has invested time and/or money into this event because we believe it serves a vital purpose. The task at hand is for you to experience every aspect of this conference in order to assure that this purpose is fulfilled. I challenge everyone to leave this conference empowered, to dream big and to capture the tools that will foster you in reaching new heights. Welcome Jamesetta James NBDPA Youth Technology Camp Coordinator 71 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 70. YTC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE YTC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Wednesday July 28, 2010 8:00 - 9:15 Salon E Opening Ceremony Session A Room Topic Speaker 9:30 - 10:30 401 Focus Your Energy For Action Franne McNeal 402 What Can You Really Do With Cloud Computing Lamarr A. Cook 403 The Evolution of Mobile Banking Ravi Acharya 414 Gaming Technology Dr. William Wagner 413 Android Development Prof. Eric Johnson Session B Room Topic Speaker 10:45 - 11:45 401 Focus Your Energy For Action Franne McNeal 402 What Can You Really Do With Cloud Computing Lamarr A. Cook 403 The Evolution of Mobile Banking Ravi Acharya 414 Gaming Technology Dr. William Wagner 413 Android Development Prof. Eric Johnson Kraft Foods Presentation LUNCH 12:00 - 1:30 Salon E Session C Room Topic Speaker 1:45 - 3:00 401 Video Game Design Development Brian "B-Jax" Jackson 402 Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Melandee Jones and Erica Frazier 403 Brand New, Brand Not, Brand Known Everaldo Gallimore Get Ready…Get Set…Go! Be Engaged During High School 414 Rosalyn Covington Years 413 Web 2.0 Presentation Prof. Jonathan Agresta Session D Room Topic Speaker 3:15 - 4:30 401 Video Game Design Development Brian "B-Jax" Jackson 402 Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Melandee Jones and Erica Frazier 403 Brand New, Brand Not, Brand Known Everaldo Gallimore Get Ready…Get Set…Go! Be Engaged During High School 414 Rosalyn Covington Years 413 Web 2.0 Presentation Prof. Jonathan Agresta 4:30 Pick-up CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 72
  • 71. YTC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE YTC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Thursday July 29, 2010 7:00 - 8:00 Salon E Breakfast Session A Room Topic Speaker 8:15 - 9:45 401 Project Management for Teens Prof. Michelle Lawson 402 Manners Matter! Debra D. Farmer 403 Interviewing Best Practices Dean Henry 413 Adobe Flash Animation Workshop Lou Shack Session B Room Topic Speaker 10:00 - 11:30 401 Project Management for Teens Prof. Michelle Lawson 402 Manners Matter! Debra D. Farmer 403 Interviewing Best Practices Dean Henry 413 Adobe Flash Animation Workshop Lou Shack LUNCH 11:45 - 1:15 Salon E Session C Room Topic Speaker 1:30 - 3:00 401 Effective Communications Desiree Walker 402 IT Showcase: The Student Perspective Frederick L. Smith III 403 Everybody Matters: A Teambuilding Essential LaShawn Brown 413 Building C.O.O.L Web Sites Rudy Duke Session D Room Topic Speaker 3:15 - 4:45 401 Effective Communications Desiree Walker 402 IT Showcase: The Student Perspective Frederick L. Smith III 403 Everybody Matters: A Teambuilding Essential LaShawn Brown 413 Building C.O.O.L Web Sites Rudy Duke 4:45 Pick-up 73 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 72. YTC OFFSITE TOUR YTC Offsite Tour QVC Studio Park in West Chester, PA Friday July 30, 2010 Since opening in the fall of 1997, QVC Studio Park in West Chester, PA has become a popular destination for thousands of visitors interested in seeing live television at its best. The QVC Studio Tour is a one-of-a-kind guided walking tour through the fantastic world of electronic retailing. At this state-of-the-art broadcasting facility, guests will see and experience how QVC products are sourced, tested, brought to life on air, and delivered to millions of QVC customers. There are views into the studio through the tour, including a spectacular view from the Observation Deck. Standing 50 feet above the 20,000-square-foot broadcast area, guests can watch QVC programs in progress and may even catch a glimpse of a favorite host or guest! Breakfast Salon E 7:30 – 8:15 8:30 - 8:45 Meet in hotel lobby – load chartered buses Bus 8:45 – 9:45 Travel to QVC in West Chester, PA Youth will be split into: 10:00 - 11:00 2 groups of 50 and will go through the QVC Studio Tour QVC in West Chester, PA 11:00 – 12:00 Visit QVC Store 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Offsite 1:15 - 2:15 Travel back to the hotel Bus 2:00 – 3:00 Career Fair and Expo Exhibit Hall BCFX Tournament (Black College Football Experience) Salon E – Brian Jackson Glenda 3:00 – 5:00 XBOX Gaming Challenge Chappell CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 74
  • 73. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Focus Your Energy For Action Presented by Franne McNeal Biography: Franne McNeal (Franne-Tastic!) is the Significant Business Results Speaker. She speaks on the topics of profitability, performance, planning and process. Franne brings her informative and interactive style to boardrooms and busy employees. Franne connects with executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government agencies and students, because she challenges and motivates them to focus their energy for action so they achieve significant business results. Franne McNeal is a highly sought after business speaker, coach and author, who has been featured on CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and Black Enterprise Magazine. Franne McNeal holds a MBA degree, and BA degree from Princeton University. Presentation Abstract: Focus Your Energy For Action Sometimes it is personal and you feel overwhelmed, de-motivated and frustrated. Events outside of your control, threaten your professional and organizational success. You need to work with limited resources, make better decisions and take faster action. Significant Business Results Coach, Franne McNeal challenges, motivates and shares practical examples about a 4-step process that helps you anticipate and respond effectively to ambiguity and change. This interactive session will help you help you align your personal and professional goals with your daily actions, so you save time, reduce risk and increase your results. Outline: - 4 step process for embracing change - 4 key questions to improve communication and results - 4 ways to avoid self-defeating goals - Appreciative inquiry action plan The Evolution of Mobil Banking Presented by: Ravi Acharya Biography: Ravi Acharya is responsible for Product Strategy for Online and Mobile Banking products for JPMor- gan Chase. Ravi has over 13 years of experience in banking in diverse areas like online and mobile banking, payments, strategy and business development, marketing, operations, and financial analysis. He has launched several industry leading products like bill pay, overnight checks, electronic statements, person-to-person pay- ments and mobile banking using text, browser and downloadable apps. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Ravi worked at a design engineering firm in India. Ravi has an undergraduate degree in Engineering (Instrumentation) from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA from the University of Delaware. Presentation Abstract: Mobile Applications are a growing technology that provides convenient services to the busy consumer. Mobile phones have added an entire new technology industry in the area of Mobile applica- tions. This workshop provides information on the evolution of mobile phones and specifically mobile banking. You will learn where it all started and why! How the market evolved as a result of this growing technology! Why certain decisions pertaining to this product were made! The presentation will answer questions such as: • What were the challenges to changing direction? • Where are we today? • How do we view the future? As one of the fastest growing emerging technologies you will not want to miss this workshop! 75 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 74. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS C.O.O.L Websites Presented by Rudy Duke Biography: Rudy Duke launched Nextium Solutions in 2001 to enable efficiency for small and medium sized enterprises as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. With more than 20 years in the management and technology consulting industry, Duke has worked closely with IT executives to facilitate business solutions by leveraging e-Business strategy, business process innovation and technology solutions. Prior to Nextium, Duke held a position as Vice President at Align360,management consulting positions at CSC Consulting and technol- ogy positions with General Motors/EDS. Duke is the volunteer CIO of the BDPA Education Technology Foundation (BETF) and holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Howard University. Presentation Abstract: This dynamic, interactive presentation will cover all you need to know to build web sites that have the right Content, Organization, Operation, and Looks (COOL, get it?). Students will learn to separate content, presentation, and behavior using XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They will learn to: write code that works consistently across all major browsers; build easy to follow navigation schemes; name links in a way that avoids ambiguity; design with web standards to facilitate: usability – the ability to find content quickly; accessibility – how easy can the disabled (and more importantly search engine crawlers) can access content; portability – how easy is it for various devices (computer, smart phone, kiosk) to display your content; and efficiency – how quickly your pages load. Participants will be presented with real-world examples and will even be able to explore hands-on situations us- ing the following: • The Right Way to Build Web Sites • (X)HTML for Structure (Content) • CSS for Presentation (Look & Feel) • JavaScript for Behavior (actions) • The Anatomy of a Web Page • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) • Color and fonts • Classes • Putting it all Together What Can You Really Do With Cloud Computing Presented by Lamarr A. Cook Biography: As a consulting manager for Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Lamarr Cook, has led the eminence building efforts for the ITIL Center of Excellence. He has written several white papers on the importance of IT Service Management and its connection to the Information Technology Information Library. He also manages a thread within the Cloud Computing Spe- cial Interest Group and serves as an Enterprise Architect and Technical Architect. Mr. Cook, a MBA holder and PhD candidate, has been a guest speaker BDPA, for the National Black MBA Association, and number of other not-for-profit organizations, as well as several colleges and universities. Additionally, he currently serves as an adjunct instructor teaching business and technology courses. Presentation Abstract: This interactive presentation will discuss the “concept” of Cloud Computing; what actu- ally constitutes Cloud Computing; and is it all just a lot of hype. Presentation participants will not only gain a level of understand behind the concept, they will also be exposed to a business case and completed project on the subject. They will also be able to determine if computing through the cloud is right for their organization, as well as whether the implementation is as simple and cost effective as many have been led to believe. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 76
  • 75. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Highlights: • What is Cloud Computing and how the concept has expanded for mere SaaS (Software as a Service) to IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service)? • What is on the horizon for Internet based services, such as the growing concept of Storage as a Ser vice? • What, if any, are some of the myths surrounding the simplicity and cost savings of Cloud Computing? An Total Cost of Ownership comparison and ramp-up costs comparison of a traditional implementation and Cloud Computing will be examined. • What are some of the complexities surrounding an integration of organizational data and legacy sys tems? • How does one handle IT Service Management with a Cloud Computing service model? Effective Communications Presented by Desiree M. Walker Biography: Desiree M. Walker is an engineering graduate of Northwestern University. She has been in corporate America for 19 years and has a broad background in the Information Tech- nology field. Desiree’s current role as technology consultant leverages her experience in the area of client relationship building across various departments at Allstate. Desiree is an excellent communicator and has delivered impactful workshops for previous BDPA National Conferences, Allstate BDPA, John C. Vaughn Cotillion, Ladies’ Day events, and other venues for over ten years. She currently serves as the Parliamentarian and is the immediate past Presi- dent of Allstate BDPA. She is a part of the Northwestern Alumni Association, National Black MBA Association, Toastmasters International, Chicago Software Process Improvement Network, and the Chicago Quality Assur- ance Association. Presentation Abstract: Everything we do or gain in life and all of our successes are based on the quality and kind of communication we engage in with others. This workshop shares the elements of effective communication that leads to a competi- tive edge in any setting. The workshop is segmented into five powerful topics: • Say It Effectively Professional Presence – It Attracts Success Be Prepared What works & what does not work (Video clips) • Actions Speak Louder Than Words Functions of Non-Verbal Communication Project Confidence • Listen Actively Get the Message Avoid Common Pitfalls Use LADDER techniques Purpose: Provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to become a great communicator. 77 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 76. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Adobe Flash CS3 Animation Presented by Lou Shack Biography: Louis Shack, is the President and head trainer of Spreading Technology. For the past fifteen years he has taught computer technology courses, such as, visual basic programming, graphics, animation and application courses at institutions such as Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Howard Community Colleges. Additionally, Louis has taught and mentored youth for over the ten years through Patriots Technology, a not for profit organization that creates programs that encourage minority students towards careers in engineering. Many of these youth have gone on to complete technology based degrees. This academic year, he is working with the youth to create computer games using Adobe Flash. Presentation Abstract: In this three-day workshop we will explore fundamental tools of Adobe Flash CS3. We will perform exercises using frame by frame animation, tweening, onion skinning and masking. This training will culminate in each student making their own movie or character. Also, we will discuss the basics of computer drawing and color application. This course is good for any student who is interested in web design, cartoons, commercials, movies, gaming and interactive media. Web 2.0 Today Presented by Prof. Jonathan Agresta – DeVry University Biography: Jonathan A Agresta, M.Ed. Assistant Professor – College of Engineering and Information Sciences, DeVry University – Philadelphia Metro Jonathan Agresta is a Web Graphic Design Professor at DeVry University in the Philadelphia Metro area. Prof. Agresta joined DeVry in June of 2009 and teaches courses focusing on design fundamentals, graphic design, scripting and design for the web, and game design. As a DeVry faculty member he has presented for The Network of Women in Computer Technology, HerWorld, the DeVry University Faculty Presentation Series, and has been on the “Choosing the Right School” panel at GameX Philadelphia. Before coming to DeVry he was an instructor at The Art Institute of Houston, The University of Massachusetts, and an Adjunct Professor at Elms College. Prof. Agresta holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation and Web Design as well as a Master of Education in Educational Technologies, both from The University of Massachusetts. Presentation Abstract: Web 2.0 grew out of the web design community working to build a better online experience. A more engaging and entertaining experience for all who used it. It took years of planning, testing, and extreme creativity. We now interact with Web 2.0 on a daily basis. We use it when we friend request, we use it when we tweet about bad weather, and we use it when we check to see when that bad weather will end. It is all around us and it is fully engrained in our digital lives. iPhone apps, Facebook, Twitter, Linkdin, and all the others are part of this brave new world of the web that we take for granted on a regular basis. The presentation will explore and discuss the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. We will inspect the reasons why the shift occurred and, most importantly, we will discuss ways to stay on top of social networks and web applications. Some of the applications to be discussed are Adobe Flash, Flex, MySQL, WordPress, and Java. For social networking we will delve into the benefits of using Facebook, Linkdin, Twitter, and MySpace. These sites and applications are just the tip of the Web 2.0 iceberg. Email marketing with Constant Contact and video advertising sites like Hulu and Youtube cannot be overlooked. Not to mention Google’s expanding domination of web applications such as Google Maps, Earth, Docs, and the infinite others available and in the works. All of this and more will be review, discussed, and analyzed in Web 2.0 Today. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 78
  • 77. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Android Technology Presented by Prof. Eric Johnson – DeVry University Biography: Prof. Johnson has been teaching programming courses at DeVry University in Philadelphia for the College of Engineering and Information Sciences. His areas of expertise are in Web Applications (Open Source Java based), Integration using Message Oriented Middleware (JMS), and Web Services (Java based). Prof. John- son has worked in the industry for over 18 years. Presentation Abstract: The Android platform is probably the most open and accessible phone/PDA/handheld computer operating sys- tem ever developed. Based entirely on open source software, with an Apache license, you can see everything that is going on while developing your own for-profit (or fame) apps. After reviewing some Android fundamentals we will jump into what it takes to develop applications for the Android. We will finish off with some live demo programs. The attendee should leave with a better understanding of what the developers of the Android-OS have accomplished and the exciting new opportu- nities this has created for software developers. System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Presented by Melandee Jones and Erica Frazier Biography: Melandee Jones has a decade of experience in the IT industry. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Melandee is currently pursuing her MBA at Pfeiffer University. With experience in the technology and financial indus- tries, she is currently a Senior Systems Analyst for GMAC Financial Services. GMAC Financial Services has rebranded and changed its name to Ally Financial Biography: Erica Frazier has a decade of experience in the IT industry. She received her bach- elors in business from Montreat College. Erica is currently pursuing her MSL at Pfeiffer Univer- sity. With experience in the energy and financial industries, she is currently a Vice President for Wells Fargo. Presentation Abstract: Our objective is to share the basics of the SDLC with college students. The presentation will prepare the students for the many industries in which software is created. Our presentation will A) define SDLC B) explain where and how it is used and C) clearly explain each phase of the SDLC. Additionally, our presentation will introduce roles for the phases of the SDLC as well as mention additional models used in software development. The process of delivery will include both Jones and Frazier presenting in a creative lecture format, allowing for interactive points where the students can contribute to the dialog. The will also be time for student Q&A and we will offer takeaways that the students can immediately use. Thanks again, Melandee and Erica 79 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 78. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Social Software and Social networking Project Management for Teens Presented by Prof. Michelle Lawson Biography: Michelle C. Lawson, M.S., M.B.A., J.D. Associate Professor and Chair – College of Engineering and Information Sciences, DeVry University – Philadelphia Metro. Michelle Lawson is a Business, Computer Information Systems and Web Graphic Design Professor at DeVry University in the Philadelphia Metro area. Professor Lawson joined DeVry in 2002 and teaches courses focusing on programming, business, project management, business information and computer information systems, web development and statistics. Her roles at DeVry also include curriculum development leadership and Chair of the Web Graphic Design and Multimedia Design and Development programs. Before coming to DeVry she held various roles in information technology at CIGNA Corporation. Her teaching experience includes statistics at Camden County Community College, managerial statistics and information systems courses at Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a facilitator, corporate trainer and workshop leader for courses ranging from marketing to web design. Professor Lawson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University, a Juris Doctor from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University, and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. Presentation Abstract: Before social networking and social software were popular, there was collaborative software, which was primarily used in the workplace. However, the appearance of MySpace in 2004 changed the landscape. Social networking Generation Y style was born. By 2008, Facebook was the social networking website leader. In light of its popularity, companies want to harness the power of the technology and the enthusiasm of its user-employees and increase revenue and productivity. Social networking has entered the workplace and more community features are spreading from “Web 2.0” to “Enterprise 2.0.” Companies are aware of this trend and are using social intranet features to increase productivity. Social networking in the workplace has three benefits: foster teamwork, organize around a project and build a knowledge base. This approach lends itself to project management principles and goals. We will explore the progression of collaborative software to social networking sites. Twitter and LinkedIn and other social networking sites will be discussed as they relate to project management and productivity in the workplace. Gaming Technology Presented by Dr. William Wagner Biography: Bill Wagner earned his PhD from Lehigh University in Electrical Engineering. He worked on measuring and modeling computer chips at Lucent Technologies and designed high speed optical communication modules at JDS Uniphase. He enjoys inspiring the next generation as a professor at DeVry University in Fort Washington, PA. In his free time, he enjoys reading and exploring exciting worlds by playing video games on his home-built water-cooled over-clocked PC. Presentation Abstract: Video games are extremely popular among young people. The Nintendo Wii and life simulators such as The Sims have expanded the reach of games into demographics that previously were not large users. This workshop will look at the technology behind video games and consider how advances in computer technology will influence the next generation of games. Many companies also use games to aid in training or to safely simulate dangerous situations. While most people are familiar with aircraft simulators, the technology is also used to im- prove social workers striving to help parents provide for their children. Career opportunities will also be considered. CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 80
  • 79. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Brand New, Brand Not, Brand Known - For College Entrepreneurs Presented by Everaldo Gallimore Biography: Everaldo Gallimore, Branding Coach with Gallimore Design, www.gallimoredesign. com, provides branding strategies, graphic design, print and online marketing and animated electronic greeting cards. Satisfied clients include ABC Television, American Express, Avon products, BCT Partners (Randal Pinkett’s “The Apprentice”), Essence Magazine, and Motown Records. Everaldo is the author of the book: Brand Not, Brand New, Brand Known. Presentation Abstract: Do you want to make money while you are still in college? Do you have talents and skills that can help you create products and services that other students, people and companies will buy? Learn how branding is more than just a logo, a website and electronic social networks. This workshop will highlight trends and best practices in branding. Learn how to use traditional and non-traditional methods of marketing to help you stand out. Leverage your tech and non-tech skills to focus on the “WIIFM” (what;s in it for me”, so you attract and keep paying clients. 3 learning objectives for this presentation: • What is branding (trends and practices) • Tools of branding (new technology and traditional) • Importance of branding plan to help you create and grow revenue The benefits of this presentation specifically to college students: Gain an understanding of the importance of branding, a branding plan, and how to use a branding checklist to take next steps in communicating the uniqueness and value of your services. Manners Matter! Presented by Debra D. Farmer Biography: Debra serves as Managing Consultant at Turnover Systems, Inc. and is located in Rockville, MD. Additionally, Debra serves as Programmer Analyst at a global credit union. At present, Debra is a member of Black Data Processing Associates and Toast Masters (Compe- tent Communicator). Debra attended Michigan State University and transferred to the Univer- sity of the District of Columbia where she studied Computer Information Systems and earned a bachelor of arts. Debra’s core expertise includes software development (relational databases) and some web applications. In her personal time, Debra enjoys speaking, singing, writing, reading and golfing Presentation Abstract: The presentation is a case study of two new business “professionals” – one who knows etiquette (Marla or Charles) and one who does not (Malady or Chuck) – taking them from the interview to their first week on the job. The workshop will be interactive as students will play the roles and asked business etiquette trivial questions throughout the presentation. This Workshop will cover: • General business etiquette (introductions, handshakes, dress codes “Beyond the Blue Suit”, timeliness) • Meeting etiquette (general meetings; special meetings – “Lunch with the Clients”, golf meetings) • Communicating (professional conversations; voicemail, e-mail etiquette and text-messaging; telephone eti quette) • Other topics - cubicle manners, office holiday parties, office dating – knowing and following office policies 81 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 80. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Interviewing Best Practices Presented by Dean Henry Biography: Dean Henry is a principal in the Information Technology Security Office at Vanguard, with responsibility for Security Architecture. As a thirteen year member of Vanguard’s management team, he has had many opportunities to interview undergraduate students for both summer internship and full time positions for the IT Division. As a designated College Champion, he has also provided “mock interview” opportunities for undergraduate students on their college campus, and represented Vanguard at career conferences and college job fairs. Presentation Abstract: You’ve conquered your college classes and are ready to make the plunge into the corporate world. How do you prepare for your first interview? Or you’ve had an interview and you didn’t get a call back. What went wrong? This workshop will present interviewing best practices that will give you insight into what the interviewer is thinking. • Topics covered include: • Interviewing Process • Effective Cover Letter • Preparation & Practice • Appropriate & Inappropriate Questions to Ask • Possible Questions to Expect • General Interviewing Best Practices Participants will be equipped to approach & participate in interview situations effectively. Everybody Matters A Teambuilding Essential Presented by LaShawn Brown Biography: Lori LaShawn Brown is the President and CEO of One in a Billion Consulting. It is the parent company for the team building workshop model called “Everybody Matters.” Ms. Brown is from Waco, TX and is a graduate of Baylor University. After graduation, she worked at the Texas State Capitol in the House of Representatives and for several lobby groups including: Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. and The Texas Professional Sports Association. Clients included: Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Bruton Smith/NASCAR Owner. She has also worked as a team leader/manager for various campaigns from former Texas Governor Ann Richards to President Barack Obama. She has spoken at several national and regional conferences including: National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, National BDPA and SHRM Regional Diversity Conference. She loves speaking to and working with young people and has done so for over 30 years with groups like, Camp Fire, Big Brothers and Big Sister plus with many other youth and church groups. She loves camping, working with youth and elderly, reading, tennis, the outdoors, water sports and ministry. One of her deepest passions is inspiring young people to be their absolute best at whatever they choose to do. Presentation Abstract: Every person in every organization resembles individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece is uniquely shaped to fit into a specific place. While some pieces may appear to be larger than others, without all of them, even the smallest piece left out makes the puzzle incomplete. The Everybody Matters session consists of two major components: “Appreciating Similarities,” and “Honoring Differences.” Participants are engaged throughout the process of learning from one another about the conscious CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 82
  • 81. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS act of appreciation and the importance of listening. Everyone is given an opportunity to speak. Uniquely designed to tackle tough issues in a safe environment and be insightfully fun, participants leave the workshop feeling empowered to truly understand, value and appreciate themselves and are thereby enabled to become more fully supportive of others. For more information visit This workshop will cover the following: • Objectives • Listening Exercise • Working Agreements • Stand ups • Diversity defined • Shifting our Paradigms • Cognitive Scripts/Stereotypes • How I View the World • Respecting Differences Get Ready… Get Set… Go! Be Engaged During High School Years Presented by Rosalyn Covington Biography: Rosalyn has been a BDPA member since 2007 and has over 15 years of IT ex- perience ranging from support, analysis, and development, to software testing and process improvement. Rosalyn is currently a senior Quality Assurance Analyst for the North Carolina De- partment of Public Instruction, in Raleigh, NC where she has been employed for over five years. She is responsible for leading software test and process improvement initiatives in the Student Information and Enterprise section of the Technology Services Division. Prior to joining DPI, Ro- salyn was employed by ECI Telecom where she was a Software Test Engineer for telecommuni- cation networks. Rosalyn earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and her Master of Arts in Educational Technology from North Carolina Central University. Since Rosalyn decided to unite her two passions; technology and education, she has been devoted to spending time in advocating for the integration of technology in Education. Rosalyn’s research in this area was presented at the 2009 20th Annual Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference. She is also a member of the Technology Specialist Consortium, established in 2009 at North Carolina Central University. Rosalyn is also very happy to volunteer her time to give technical and curriculum support to the Triangle Chapter’s HSCC Team, which established their first team for the 2009 BDPA Technology Conference. Presentation Abstract: Being in tune with career and technical courses and tools at the high-school level can provide a great foundation for college and the workforce. When students are engaged and exposed to technical information and how to process information effectively, understanding of complex structures is strengthened. Textbook representation of technical information can be difficult to interpret. This workshop will assist partici- pants interested in IT, with fun and engaging tools and resources needed in order to prepare for college, a career, or entrepreneurship. There will be special emphasis on the use of visual aids. Learning Objectives and Outcomes: • Understanding why the early years are important to be involved • How to tap into resources in school • Why visual aids help support learning technology • Can go back to school and identify courses I should enroll • Will understand importance of multi-media tools • Will be less intimidated by technical information • Will know why 21st Century Skill Sets are important • What does Empowerment Mean to Me 83 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 82. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS IT Showcase: The Student Perspective Presented by Frederick L. Smith Biography: Frederick L. Smith is a sophomore at California University of Pennsylvania majoring in Geographical Information Systems and Emergency Management. Frederick first demonstrated his interest and talent in the area of geography when he represented his school district in the 2004 State Geography Bee where he placed in the top 5 in the state. Frederick’s continued to demonstrate his knowledge on the subject through his senior project in which he performed an Analysis of Communications Plans for Large Population Evacuations. Upon submission Frederick was selected to present his analysis at the 2008 Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Conference held in Dover Delaware in April 2008. Frederick also submitted a paper to the TeraGrid on the analysis of how the grid computing (high performance computers) could improve upon the ability to communicate to the population in the result of an emergency. The TeraGrid is the world’s largest most comprehensive distributed cyber infrastructure for open scientific research. Frederick’s paper was selected for presentation at the TeraGrid conference in Las Vegas in June 2008. Frederick was awarded 1st place in the 2008 Regional and National IT Showcase competition in the High School Category. He then placed 1st in the 2009 Collegiate Category. Frederick has been a member of the Youth in Government program sponsored by the Bear-Glasgow YMCA since 2006. Frederick is the first member of Bear-Glasgow contingency to have his bill passed by the house and the senate. Frederick has been a member of the FAME (Forum to the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering) program since 2005 and attended the 2007 FAME Summer at University of Delaware studying calculus, physics, and oceanography. In addition to his academic accomplishment Frederick is also an athlete. During the summer of 2008 Frederick completed an internship with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) working on evacuation routes for schools in the state of New Jersey. In addition, as a part of his 2008-2009 work-study program Frederick is working for the California University of Pennsylvania GIS Department to establish a map that identifies terror based activity by regions across the United States. Frederick is supported by his parents Frederick & Karen Smith. He has a younger brother Marcus Smith. Presentation Abstract: The IT Showcase program has been a part of the BDPA National Conference for eight years and still only a few students take advantage of the benefits of this program. This workshop will demonstrate to students of all ages the values of the IT Showcase program and how it prepares students for the professional environment. The presentation will include information on the requirements of the program. The presenter will speak directly to their experience as a High School and College participant in the IT Showcase program. The presentation will include the student’s perspective on the overall experience and the impacts it has had on their academic development. • Introduction to the IT Showcase Program • Development of skills that can be used in College and Corporate forum • Local Participation in IT Showcase • National Participation in IT Showcase • Benefits of program participation • Networking Opportunities • Personal Testimonies • How you can participate in the program CONFERENCE GUIDE / National BDPA Technology Conference 84
  • 83. YTC SEMINAR ABSTRACTS Video Game Development presented by Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc Presented by Brian “B-Jax” Jackson, Creative Design Director Biography: Brian A. Jackson is the Creative Design Director at Nerjyzed Games Studios, a subsidiary of Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., an African American owned Digital Multimedia Com- pany in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nerjyzed Games Studios is a certified Microsoft Developer that was the first African American owned company to create a video game on the Xbox 360, BCFX - The Black College Football Xperience: The Doug Williams Edition. As Creative Design Director, it was his task to build the design team and then to create the vision of the product and instill the vision throughout the company. Before working for Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., Brian is a 14 year industry veteran to the realm of Video Game Technology with a reputation of being a dedicated and versatile team player who brings projects in on time and under budget. He is knowledgeable in all areas of produc- tion, including contracts, quality control and both internal and external development management. He is also a skilled team leader whose energy and motivation serve as an example to others. Brian was recently featured, along with CEO Jackie Beauchamp, on the critically acclaimed Mo’Nique Show on BET in January 2010 showcasing Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., BCFX, and the Drum Line Challenge on National Television. He was also featured along with Ms. Beauchamp in the November 26, 2007 issue of Jet Magazine for his work with Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., in creating the 1st ever, Black College Football Game. He was also featured in US Black Engineer, January 2001, Article: “Their Work Is All Play, Turning Pastimes into Careers in the Video Games Industry”. Brian was also featured in the September 1998 issue of the Source Magazine, Power Moves Section. Article: “Who Got Game?” Brian received a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating in Computer Based Information Systems from Howard University. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Chapter. He also serves as a regional officer of the Howard University Alumni Association. The workshop will consist of a discussion on Digital Media of the Production Pipeline used in Video Game Development. Topics that will be discussed include: • Pre Production o Concept and Design • Production • Production of Assets o Art & Audio o Programming Code • Post Production o Testing and Verification o Manufacturing and Deployment o Post Mortem | 85 National BDPA Technology Conference / CONFERENCE GUIDE
  • 84. Diversity is more than a concept Diversity is a commitment that’s fundamental to the success of our company. Different perspectives provide us with the creativity and fresh thinking we need to help all our customers reach their financial goals. When all our team members feel valued and able to fulfill their ambitions, the rewards are many. We are proud to be recognized as one of BDPA’s ���� Best Companies for Blacks in Technology. � ���� Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Member FDIC. AD����-��.�
  • 85. Diversity: It’s what makes great companies stand out Embrace the power of difference. At Travelers, diversity is not just good business, it’s a business imperative. We recognize that diversity, and the ideas it brings, is essential for our company’s success. That’s why we seek out employees with different backgrounds, values and ways of thinking in order to create an inclusive work environment where they feel supported and engaged. ©2010 The Travelers Indemnity Company. All rights reserved. The Travelers Indemnity Company and its property casualty affiliates. One Tower Square, Hartford, CT 06183 Find out more at © 2010 The Travelers Indemnity Company. All rights reserved. The Travelers Indemnity Company and its property casualty affiliates. One Tower Square, Hartford, CT 06183
  • 86. I.T. Corps – A Global Initiative The challenge to globalize services via an “information technology peace corps” is a new initiative by BDPA to extend its mentoring programs more globally. It will address the practical and relevant application of technology to day-to-day, real-world issues of economic, community and social development. The BDPA Information Technology (IT) Corps involves collaboration between BDPA’s 50 US chapters and interested African countries who will jointly organize student teams for technology based community service missions. BDPA IT Corps community service missions will broaden participant experience and professional preparation through competitions, technology based community service and exchanges of cultural knowledge between US students and their peers in host countries. Mission benefits include: Information technology knowledge exchange Strengthening of social and professional ties Tackling “real-world” issues and solving problems Creating or extending enterprises for economic development Development and advancement of local communities. BDPA is actively seeking Host Country Organizers to participate in the IT Corps initiative. Statement of Interest and Application material is available at ; send inquiry e-mails to
  • 87.      J OIN O UR E FFORTS  B ECAUSE • Funds used to support the preparation, participation Y OUR and performance of 30 HSCC teams per year at rate of C HOICE $10,000 per BDPA Chapter W I L L M AK E A  DIFFERENCE • Contributions will support 4-year scholarship grants for students of the top five HSCC teams attending post secondary educational institution                   Contributions to BETF    are 100% tax deductible          
  • 88. GOOD HANDS® WORKING TOGETHER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. Allstate is proud to support the National BDPA Technology Conference People come first. Everything else is second. That’s Allstate’s Stand.® © 2010 Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL