Santa Clara University


Track 1  :  Fork in the Road

Changing the Rules - Creating Your Own Path
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Co-sponsored by Graduate Business Career Management

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Niti Agrawal discusses her journey from full-time employee to independent consultant to the leader of one of Silicon Valley's fastest going private companies (2012 and 2013 INC Fastest lists).

Niti Agrawal
President, Stage 4 Solutions, Inc. 

Work-Life Balance (Panel)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Panelists—in different stages of career and personal relationships—explore what work-life balance means and how to improve or alter our current strategies to live a happier life.  

Amy Clogher MBA '09, Moderator
National Recruiter, Williams Lea

Rochelle Fernandes MBA '04
Senior Manager, VMware
Joel Seely MBA '05
Senior Manager of Business Systems Analysis, Altera

Corporate vs. Start-up
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Whether you decide to work for a hot new start-up or a larger, more established company; both have its ups and downs. Ashley and Vincent discuss opportunities and challenges of both corporate and start-up work environments.

Ashley Howell MBA '13
Founder and CEO, The Givve Collection
Vincent Fong '12
Sales Operation Specialist, Staples

Track 2  :  Elevation Change

Moving Up the Ladder (Panel)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Industry professionals and executives will share with you their personal story of career development, transition and growth in enterprise organizations and discuss different ways you can build a career ladder for advancement.

Komal Lahiri MBA '03, Moderator
Senior Director, Risk Management, PayPal

Ramón Baez
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, Hewlett-Packard
Swarna Podila MBA '10
Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix
Vijai Shankar MBA '05
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kony, Inc.
Elena Whitman MBA '06
Business IT Lead, Gilead Sciences

Fast-track Your Career and Promotions : How to Stop Letting Your Fear of Failure Hold You Back—Starting Today!
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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To be a recognized leader in the workplace, you must develop successful decision-making and planning strategies. This presentation helps you discover the habits and perspectives that hold you back from getting noticed and promoted. 

Jo Ilfeld, Ph.D.
Owner, SuccessReboot

Individual Contributor vs. Manager
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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"Regardless of the role, it's all about people," says Linda Rogers, who will discuss her experiences as an individual contributor and as a manager, and identifies the success factors in each role. 

Linda Rogers
Director, Subcontract Management, Commercial Ventures and Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Track 3  :  Forging a New Path

Starting Your Own Business (Panel)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Industry panelists in different stages of business ownership will share with you their lessons, experiences and know-how to help you navigate the decision-making thought process when considering a start-up business. Panelists will also cover content related to doing business in the global economy by sharing examples from their own business practice.

Jennifer Woolley, Moderator
Associate Professor of Management, Santa Clara University

Carl Kuo MBA '05
Founder, Graham Enterprise LLC, and President, Laminar Enterprise
Doris Pickering

Vice President - Business Development, Pickering Associates
IdaRose Sylvester
Founder & Managing Director, Silicon Valley Link

The Rise of the Lean Intrapreneur (Panel)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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A look at some of the lessons from the lean startup movement and how they could be applied to the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization.

Terri Griffith, Moderator
Chair of the Management Department, Santa Clara University

Reuven Cohen
Chief Technology Advocate, Citrix
Salima Fassil
Software Engineer, Twitter
Alex Flagg MBA '04
Director of Market Insights, Hewlett-Packard
Rebecca Wang
Sr. Program Manager, Corporate Affairs, Hewlett-Packard

Social Benefit Model
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Rather than adapting products for emerging economies, why not reverse the process of innovation? Take the needs of the poor and design technology that works for them. Radha is developing the Frugal Innovation Lab and will bring her insights and knowledge of the social benefit model.

Radha Basu

Regis and Dianne McKenna Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
Dean's Executive Professor, School of Engineering

Track 4  :  Find Your Compass

Start in Stride: Acing Your First 6 Weeks!
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Begin your new role in ways that set you up for career success, with practical guidance on overcoming the challenges of a new position or new company.  

Pam Fox Rollin
Principal and Executive Coach, IdeaShape

Knowing When It Is Time to Move On
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Marketing Network

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Determining it is time to make a move is only the first step in managing a change, and Maria Cannon will discuss the reasons for transition, what to consider in making these decisions, how to understand your opportunities, and actions you can take now to prepare for the future. 

Maria Cannon
Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Partner Business Management, Cisco

$tart $mart Negotiation Workshop
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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You need confidence and skills to negotiate fair compensation, and this interactive workshop will provide benchmarks, skill-building exercises and guidance for personal financial security.  

Elena Noble
Northern California Regional Field Manager, $tart $mart/WAGE Project, AAUW Pleasant Hill-Martinez

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