Keynote Speakers


James Brady

June 8, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

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Visual Communication and an Entrepreneurial Spirit are Key Drivers in the Evolution of Healthcare.

James Brady - CIO Kaiser Permanente

In the fast-changing world of Healthcare, digital technology is critical to the business of providing health care. In addition, organizations are constantly looking for employees or business partners who are entrepreneurs to help drive innovation from within or as a partner. A key factor in promoting ideas, project and approaches is the ability to communicate complex concepts as visual images. That can include video, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

Erik Kellener

June 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

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Participating in Today's Job Market : What Does it Take?

Erik Kellener - CxO Consulting, Inc.

Across the digital media landscape, high growth businesses have experienced massive acceleration through the use of smaller, autonomous, product centric teams. At the same time, entrepreneurs of successful startups attribute part of their sustained growth to defining cultural tenants in their business’s early stages; then using them to help navigate key strategic and tactical decisions. These shifts and others, over the past decade have transformed the way businesses build and support their workforce. In order for businesses to scale, they need talented people who are emphatic about their cultural values. Whether it's "Defaulting to Trust", "Maintaining Customer Obsession", or "Practicing Radical Candor" businesses believe their values are a source of strength, and are non-negotiable. Furthermore, it's no longer sufficient to have candidates with strong programming, creative design, financial or other discipline specific hard skills. Businesses recognize the critical need for their talent to also possess strong "soft skills: (e.g. empathy, self-awareness, feedback communication). Together these types of skills, coupled with strong alignment with a business's value system, creates a breeding ground for high-functioning, collaborative, cross-discipline teams who execute autonomously, enabling the company to adapt and scale as needed.

Mike Cavanagh

June 9, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

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A One Mintue Video is Worth 1.8 Million Words!

Mike Cavanagh, President - Key Code Media

If you're not using video, you're missing out on a huge opportunity. It’s not just the number of people who are watching videos that’s important – it’s the reasons why they watch them. When you post an online video to a business website, you’ve got a great chance of engaging a busy executive who is specifically looking for your services but might not have reached out to schedule a meeting for a presentation. Your video is a great way to get your elevator pitch out into the ether and let it reel in opportunites. Educators need help students learn to be savy and powerful communicators with both live and post production skills so they can excel in the 21st century job market.

Carol Schenkler & Jon Swift

June 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

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2017 Hiring and Compensation Trends for Creative and IT Professionals

Jon Swift - Branch Manager - Robert Half Technology
Carol Schankler - Division Director - Robert Half Creative

Want to know what’s in store for the Creative and IT profession in 2017? The Creative Group’s Carole Schenkler and Robert Half Technology’s Jon Swift will give an overview of the current hiring landscape, most in-demand jobs and salary trends for creative and IT professionals. They will also discuss some of key skills employers desire as well as the competencies one needs to possess in today’s workforce to be successful.

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