AcceleRISE 2022 Agenda 

All Times CDT

July 31, 2022

Time
6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Join us for “Drinks With Don” upstairs at Caroline!

August 1, 2022

Time
8:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am

From the Ground Up: How to Launch a Grassroots DE&I Initiative at Your Company

An executive sponsor and a change agent will share their own experiences, mistakes and learnings through their journey of taking DE&I from a boardroom buzzword to a tangible employee resource within their company.
9:30 am

Break

10:00 am

Presentation (Topic TBA)

11:15 am

Break

11:30 am

Negotiating: Thinking About Risk

Kasia Moore
Negotiation all comes down to perspective – specifically, how you are thinking about various risks and the ways they interplay on the landscape of the transaction.
12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

A Tech Evolution: How the Security Industry Is Shifting From Guards and Gates to Digital Protective Intelligence

Lukas Quanstrom
In this session, Lukas Quanstrom will discuss strategies the industry should embrace related to people, processes and technology solutions to gain an advantage in their security and protection efforts.
2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

No Bullsh**! Employee and Manager Square Up on Authentic Leadership & Excellence

Ernie Ace Velayo, Kami Dukes
In this session, Kami Dukes and Ernie Velayo will demonstrate the dynamics of their real-world manager/employee relationship from both viewpoints, sharing the positive and negative aspects of demanding vs. demeaning leadership.
4:00 pm

Announcements

5:30 pm

Networking Reception

Join us at the Rustic Tap for a lively networking reception sponsored by Jen and Lee Odess!

August 2, 2022

Time
8:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am

Why the Metaverse, NFTs and All Things Web3 Mean It’s Your Time to Lead

Lee Odess, Paula Balmori
In this fast-paced presentation on what many believe is the future, you'll learn the fundamentals of Web3, the potential and real impact and the opportunities, but all with a twist.
9:30 am

Break

10:00 am

Building a Team for Today and Tomorrow: Talent Selection and Succession Planning for Leaders

In this session we will discuss attributes and skillsets to look for when hiring talent and discuss why diversity is critical to building a successful, dynamic team.
11:15 am

Break

11:30 am

The Industry Is Changing – How Mergers and Acquisitions Affect the Industry

Kelly Bond, Ron Davis
The M&A marketplace is changing, and this is your opportunity to learn how to overcome these and, inevitably, other future challenges.
12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Everyone Needs More Dancing Giraffes in Their Life and Less Dry Turkey

Learn what it means to be user-focused and how it is put into practice to build security products that respect your end users.
2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Let’s Chat: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Eddie Reynolds
This conversation will explore how to create a sense of belonging in the workplace and how gender, generation and ethnicity play a role in an individual’s perception of belonging.
4:00 pm

Announcements

6:00 pm

Networking Reception

Join us for a private line-dancing lesson, dinner, drinks and live music at a true Texas dance hall, the Broken Spoke, courtesy of Salto Systems.

August 3, 2022

Time
8:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am
9:30 am

Break

9:45 am
11:00 am

Break

11:15 am
12:30 pm

Conference Closing

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