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April 2014 BDPA Chicago Chapter

  Program Meeting


Career Development Topic: Developing the Leader in YOU: How to build High Performing Teams.


When: April 18, 2014

Where: The IBM Office

                71 South Wacker, Drive

                Chicago, IL 60606


Time:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Networking 

            6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Willie Anderson speaker with Q&A

            7:30 pm – 7:40 pm Tech Talk by Milt Haynes

            7:40 pm – 8:00 pm Q&A & wrap-up     


Overview – Career Development Series

 The BDPA Chicago Chapter proudly presents the Career Development Series, which are career-focused program meetings offered to the BDPA Chicago Chapter membership throughout the year. Our goal is that at the end of the Career Development Series, each member will be equipped with a better understanding of who you are, what skills are valuable to the marketplace, and how to take advantage of resources and tools available within BDPA to help you succeed.

 Participants who participate in all 6 sessions will receive a Career Development Certificate, acknowledging the dedication, curiosity, and purpose with which you are approaching your future.


April 18th Program Meeting Overview:


Career Development Topic: Developing the Leader in YOU: How to build High Performing Teams. Please join us on April 18th as we listen to Willie Anderson discuss his personal strategy around building great teams.  Willie has over 20 years of technical leadership experience and will combine all of his lessons into a powerful presentation. This presentation is for leaders, those considering a career in leadership as well as individual contributors.


Tech Talk Topic: Tech Talks are short 10-15 technical presentations on a particular topic. This month, we will feature Milt Hayes give a technical overview of the Microsoft Sharepoint.


Presenter Overviews


Willie Anderson - Senior Vice President (Technology) - Bank of America




With 23 years of IT leadership experience, including leading the following disciplines: hosting and delivery services, server, storage, network, database, voice, integration, content management, internal social networking, single sign on, document generation, application server, and centralized development management tools. Heavy experience in company-wide transformation initiatives including data center consolidation, large scale organization restructuring, security patch management

 Willie is most passionate about building great teams and developing the future generation of technical leaders, and is excited to speak with BDPA Chicago Chapter on April 18th.


Tech Talk Presenter

 Milt Haynes, PMP, CBAP – Knowledge Manager at Sears Holdings Corporation


Milt Haynes IT Project Director with extensive experience establishing and leading IT organizations, including design, configuration and implementation. Experience also includes management of a cloud conversions, email platform migrations, SharePoint deployments, PMO/portfolio management, supplier management, and IT service management. Milt has developed enterprise-wide strategies that deliver ROI from innovative technical solutions and leading large scale global teams to achieve timely and cost effective delivery of complex projects. Professional experience spans a variety of industries including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical products, nutrition products, telecommunications R&D, insurance, technical consulting, manufacturing, stock exchange and banking.

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