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Wednesday, March 21

1:15pm MDT

Nonverbal Ninja Tricks to Get Your Way On a Project
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer withdrew information from foreign spies and convinced foreign diplomats to turn against their country and work for the United States. He built a relationship of trust with these individuals by following the pattern all humans go through in developing trust and friendship. Certified body language trainer Jeff Baird will share some of these science-backed strategies to help you build trust, while maintaining respect and influence with those you work with.

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Jeffrey Baird

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jeff has been in IT for nearly 20 years, half of that in business intelligence and data warehousing. He's currently a BI manager of 25 engineers at the LDS church. He's a corporate trainer and speaker on hard and soft skills. He's also a certified body language trainer (who knew that... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
0110, Lower Level 1655 East Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

2:45pm MDT

Be a Better [Blank]
This session is a break from the usual technical session. Instead, this talk is a discussion of non-technical attitudes, practices, and habits to adopt to make the technical aspects—constant learning, tighter schedules, fewer resources—on an Oracle IT career easier to handle.
A 2018 technical career means constantly learning to stay current, marketable, and useful. To do this in today’s fast-changing environment takes more than the standard 9-to-5 job—it takes a personal commitment to better one’s non-technical skills and habits. Suggestions include getting a mentor, being a mentor, seeking and doing homework (in the form of online or in-person classes, meetups, workshops and conferences), volunteering (giving back also helps us learn), changing habits, and staying balanced (including vacations).
Attendees will gain practical tips for personal growth to complement growth in technical skills, learn the benefits of mentoring and volunteering, hear concrete suggestions for honing non-technical work habits, take a break from the purely technical, and think about how to be better at what they do. Stop in and gain a few tips for getting back into a positive state of mind, working toward being a better [blank].

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Karen Cannell

President/Consultant, TH Technology
Karen Cannell is president of TH Technology, a consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, lately focused on Application Express and web technology upgrades. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm MDT
0160, Lower Level 1655 East Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Thursday, March 22

11:15am MDT

Learn, Act, and Share—How to Increase Your Skills and Become an Expert
It really doesn't matter what career you are pursuing. What matters is that you want to be good at what you do. Don't be average in your career, be an expert. If you want to make more money, have better employment, and have people and companies coming to you, be at the top in whatever field or career you choose. Experts are sought after, highly paid, and love the work they do. So how do you become an expert? If you have ever asked that question, then this presentation is for you.
1. Set goals, begin with the end in mind.
2. Be good at learning
3. Sharpen the saw, take time to sharpen your skills. If your skills are dull, you won't be successful. Take time to learn
4. Once you have learned a new skill or have gained some new knowledge, change your paradigm. A "paradigm shift" may be thought of as a change from one way of thinking to another. Change your perspective from that of a student to that of a teacher. If you really want to learn something well, then teach it. Now that is a paradigm shift.

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Michael Nelson

Collaborate Conference Committe DBA, Northrop Grumman
Michael is a BS-degreed computer science professional with an MBA and 20 years' experience as senior database administrator with Northrop Grumman. He is experienced in managing object relational database (Oracle) including installing configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting and... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
5130, 5th Floor 1655 East Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112