8:30 - 9:30 am
9:25 - 9:30 am
Board Introduction, Welcome Greeting
9:30 - 10:45 am
"Connecting through Conversation—Savvy Networking"
Joanne Blake is an internationally known personal branding strategist,
business etiquette speaker, and founder of Style for Success. She has a
diverse client group ranging from corporate executives to construction
workers and everything in between—including engineers and land
surveyors. She’s the author of Executive Image Power and the creator of
Dining for Success online video training program rated #1 by the Wall Street
Journal. Please welcome Joanne Blake.
10:45 - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
2050 – A Brave New World
Nikolas Badminton is an award-winning, dynamic and innovative Futurist,
Researcher, and Keynote Speaker who shares an awe-inspiring vision of
trends that shape the future to world-leading organizations and
governments. Nikolas’ insightful research and opinion has appeared in BBC,
VICE, Sirius XM, CBC, CTV, Global News, City TV, CKNW, CHCH, The Atlantic,
Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, and
Venturebeat. He also hosts CTV’s Future Fridays and high-profile
documentaries on exponential technologies, humanity and cultural change.
12:15 - 1:15 pm
1:15 - 2:30 pm
Engineering Ethics: Responsible Charge
Steve Hiner is the director of Product Development and Corporate Engineer
for Rinker Materials. He’s a graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He’s passionate about
ethics and is a frequent presenter for TX BoE and TX Murdough Center.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
2:45 - 4:00 pm
"Tech as an Amplifier - Harmonizing
with Advancements in Technology"
Markus Weidner serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for PENNONI, a 1200-
person Engineering, Design and Consulting firm with offices throughout the
Eastern US. His role focuses primarily on driving innovation in all facets of
the business; for PENNONI’s clients, Markus has been instrumental in the
launch and success of several new innovative service offerings, including
custom software for managing energy procurement and utilization, as well
as data visualization to support next generation asset management.
Secondarily, Markus has led multiple internal exercises to help the
organization investigate and reengineer business processes to gain greater
operational efficiency and help the organization achieve better results,
both for itself and for clients.
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Time allotted for additional discussion