BDPA Disrupt 2017

About us

 

The technological world is consistently changing! To become an active participant and leader in this ever changing environment, you must develop a unique blend of technical know-how, leadership and collaboration skills. The BDPA Technology Conference 2017 is a great opportunity for you to learn these skills. Participants have over 50 sessions to connect with technology, learn the current and upcoming trends and interact with innovative digital thought leaders from around the country.

 

Conference Agenda

BDPA Connect 2017Conference Agenda

Effective Date - July 25, 2017

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

NEC Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NBOD Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

National Leadership Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Chapter Leadership Meeting

 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Cyber Café Charging Station
Sponsored by HPE

Registration
Sponsored by McDonalds

Wednesday, JULY 26, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Registration
Sponsored by McDonalds

7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Cyber Café Charging Station
Sponsored by HPE

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Student Opening Ceremony & Breakfast


9:30 AM - 5:15 PM

High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
Powered by HPE

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Youth Technology Camp 

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Professional Seminars

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Luncheon

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Professional Seminars

 

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  Lightening Talks (Tentative)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Corporate Executive Reception (Tentative)

 

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

Thursday, JULY 27, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Student Breakfast
Sponsored by TBD

7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Registration
Sponsored by McDonalds

7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Cyber Café Charging Station
Sponsored by HPE

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Morning Coffee Break

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

OPENING CEREMONY

10:30 AM - 5:15 PM

Youth Technology Camp
Powered by HPE

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

General Session
Featuring TBD

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IT Showcase Poster Presentation Judging (Closed to the Public)
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Application Showcase
Sponsored by McDonalds & State Farm

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Luncheon

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Plenary Luncheon

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

IT Showcase Welcome & Presentations
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Professional Seminars

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mobile Application Showcase
Sponsored by McDonalds & State Farm

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BDPAConnect Roundtable & Networking
Featuring TBD 

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Play Date with BDPA (Adults Only 21+)

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

Friday, JULY 28, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Student Scholarship Recognition Breakfast

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Registration
Sponsored by McDonalds

7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Cyber Café Charging Station
Sponsored by HPE

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Morning Coffee Break

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

IT Showcase Presentations
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

General Session
Featuring  TBD

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Youth Technology Camp
Powered by HPE

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mobile Application Showcase
Sponsored by McDonalds & State Farm

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Career Fair & Technology Expo (Open to the Public)

12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

IT Showcase Public Viewing
Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Delegates Meeting  - Elections

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Professional Seminars

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth Technology Camp (YTC) Awards Presentation

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Nextpranuer | Pitch Your Idea
Sponsored by TBD

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dignitaries Panel & Reception
Sponsored by TBD

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

Saturday, JULY 29. 2017

6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

BDPA Community Service Event
Offsite

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration
Sponsored by McDonalds

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cyber Café Charging Station
Sponsored by HPE

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Scholarship Recognition Breakfast (New This Year)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Career Fair & Technology Expo (Open to the Public)

 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Founders Reception - Lifetime Member Recognition
Sponsored by Deloitte

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AWARDS GALA RECEPTION

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

AWARDS GALA

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Student Dance

9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

BDPA 2018 National Conference Kick-off Event 

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Hospitality Suite

Note: Preliminary Agenda, events, dates and/or times are subject to change.

Conference Workshops

Conference Workshops

Effective Date - July 25, 2017

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Review Local Bylaws and Parlimentary Procedures

EBC Committee


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chapter Management

NEC

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Dogfight: Attacks & Counter

Mitchell Harris |Ohio National Financial Services

6 Pillars to Avoiding Mid-Career Crisis

Eric B. Horn | Eric B. Horn, Inc.


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

The Magic of Managing 5 Generations in the Workplace 

Bianca Shelby | PM Preview, Inc.

Agile builds million dollar brands. Are you Agile? 

Lynn Bonner | AgilizeIT


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cyber Security with VMware NS

Justin Brandon |  Deloitte

Three Exciting Technologies Changing Black People

Tyra Oldham | Humasyst Global


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ATM Fraud: Cybersecurity Concerns Continue to Rise

Kevin Simmonds | PwC

Project Management Office (PMO)
Robin Jones, PMO Office Solutions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Smart Health: Digital Divide Solution

Kyla Williams | Smart Chicago Collaborative

How Do I Get Adopted?

Angel Henry KAR Auction Services


 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

IT Audit Remediation: A Project Management Approach 

Shauna Cox |

Understanding Machine Learning and its Potential

DeWayne Griffin | State Farm Insurance

Thursday, july 27, 2017

8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM

General Session |Spotlight on Cybersecurity presented by James Wilkinson | WellsFargo

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn how to develop Google PlayStore apps

Steve Gutter

Personal Re-Branding for Fast Results

Scott McGregor | Cisco


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Plenary Luncheon presented by HPE

 


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Physics of DevOps

Michael Lively | Great American Insurance Company

Coding While Black

Kai Dupe | Dupe Labs, LLC 


 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Landing Your Dream Job

Rohan Jones | Jet

Emotional Intelligence (EI) vs. IQ

Sonal Sheth Zawahri | Tru You LLC 


 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BDPA Connect Roundtable

Soft Skills for Career and Professional Development for the 21st Century Millennial Student | Joycelyn Gray and Veronica Terrell, Deloitte

Friday, july 28, 2017

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

General Session

Work Outside-In for a 21st Century Win
Presented by Ibrahim Jackson, Regional Director, Head of North America, Leading Edge Forum, ITSMF Member


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Pitch Perfect

Tracie Hervey | The Wilmak Group

Necessary Inclusion: Embracing the Changing Face

Yates River Avis, Technology Concepts Group Intl


1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Career Fair


 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pitch Your Idea

 6:00 PM 

Entrapranuer Panel

Saturday, july 29, 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Career Fair

Career Fair

Career Fair Expo

Career Fair

Travel and Accommodations

Welcome To Cincinnati!

 

Your Visit to Cincinnati


BDPA has arranged to make your travel planning easier by securing a housing block at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Westin Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati? To help you plan your trip, here are some travel details.



Hotel


The hosting hotel for the BDPA Connect 2017 Technology Conference and Career Fair is the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Please make your hotel room reservations online using the link posted.

The last date to book individual housing at the group rates is July 7, 2017. However, since space is limited, It is advisable to book earlier to secure your first choice. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!

To assist in your travel plans we have secured the following arrangements for lodging and airfare:

  1. Hotel Reservations

    1. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati - https://resweb.passkey.com/go/GBDPA

    2. Westin Cincinnati – www.westin.reservationcounter.com

      Mention BDPA or Black Data Processing Associates

  2. Airline

    1. Delta Airlines - Meeting Code:  NMNFC

    2. Southwest Airlines - Book through SWABIZ.COM using CID 99221415

    3. United Airlines - Offer Code ZWRU909613 when searching for flight

  3. Ground Transportation

    1. Uber - invite code on the sign-up screen: lathq 

Supershuttle information

             Go to Supershuttle.com and enter Groupcode: SUMRT for available discounts for your pick up and drop off from Supershuttle.com

 

We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati! Please contact conference@bdpa.org or (301) 584-3135 if you have any questions.