C's The Day!

Two days of interactive seminars, workshops, and some hands-on fun focusing on core elements of Collaboration, Communication, Courage, Challenge, Connection, and Creativity!

Join us on December 10th & 11th!

Day 1: Tuesday, December 10th 

Session I: The Edge of Collaboration
10am -11am | Room 5202

Fraud, illegal transaction, and breach of contracts are all common occurrences. How do businesses guard against these? Organizations need new compliance management of enterprise governance and risk. Panelists will discuss the DeepEdge collaboration project with MetricStream, an integrated risk management company, and Golden Gate University.

Vidya Phalke, Chief Innovation & Cloud Officer, is responsible for MetricStream's technical architecture and strategy. Prior to being promoted to the CTO position, Vidya served as Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at MetricStream where he was responsible for Software Products and Platform Delivery. Starting in 2003, Vidya has been instrumental in transforming the, then nascent, GRC Platform vision into an industry-leading GRC Software.

Over the course of his career, Vidya has held various Senior Product Management and Engineering positions in Bivio Networks, Narus and Network Programs, building enterprise-grade businesses and operations support systems.

Before joining the software Industry, Vidya was an Academic at Rutgers University where he won two SBIR grants for cutting-edge research on Databases and Network Optimization. Besides a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, Vidya holds a Management degree from MIT Sloan and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Delhi, India

Rao Mikkilineni, Practitioner and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University, brings business perspectives and technology insights from four decades of professional experience spanning global corporations, including: AT&T Bell Labs, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems and others. He currently teaches “Analytics, Intelligence, Security ∓ Privacy” in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program.

He is the author of "Designing a New Class of Distributed Systems" which explores the viability of self-optimizing, self-protecting software systems. His current work involves edge computing and Deep Learning Technologies to create self-managing software systems.

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Day 1: Tuesday, December 10th 

Session II: Cannabis, Three Years Later: Challenge
12pm - 1pm | Room 5208

Has cannabis gone up in smoke? Tiffany Conklin-Lichtig , founder of California Cannabis Advisors, discusses the state of cannabis three years after legalization. What’s happened, and where is this industry headed?

Tiffany Lichtig is the co-founder of California Cannabis Advisors LLC and founder of California Gaming Advisors LLC, full-service government relations firms focused on assisting gaming and cannabis businesses with achieving regulatory, legislative and public relations objectives. Ms. Lichtig served six years as the attorney member on the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC), the regulatory body that sets policy, establishes regulations and oversees the licensure. Prior to her time with the CGCC, she served nine years as a chief-of-staff in the California State Legislature and was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University. Tiffany Lichtig earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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Day 1: Tuesday, December 10th 

Session III: Build-A-Bot: Connection
2pm - 3:30 pm | Room 5202

Looking for a meaningful connection? Build your own work-bestie. Automation Anywhere’s RPA (robotic process automation) is really as simple—and powerful—as it sounds. It enables you to create your own software robots to automate any business process. Your "bots" are configurable software set up to perform the tasks you assign and control.

Rashim Mogha, Head of Product- AAU at Automation Anywhere, is a thought leader and technology evangelist who empowers professionals by articulating complex technology capabilities into crisp, clear, and attainable business benefits. A keynote speaker and #1 Amazon best-selling author of “Fast-Track Your Leadership Career”, Rashim speaks at conferences around the world. Her thoughts on leadership, innovation, women in technology, and enablement strategy have appeared in publications such as Forbes and ATD. With a goal to empower women leaders, Rashim founded eWOW- empowered Women of the World, an intellectual platform to help women with their technical and leadership skills to be successful, to thrive! Her extensive career portfolio includes leadership roles in companies such as Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VMware where she built high-performing teams to support over $2 billion businesses. Rashim is the recipient of Women Empowerment: Game Changer, Woman of the Year and Silicon Valley Woman of Influence awards.

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Day 1: Tuesday, December 10th 

Session IV: The Pitch Master: Communication
5pm - 6pm | Room 5208

Even the best business ideas need to be sold. Carol Sands is an expert in pitching business ideas, with over twenty years of experience in giving and receiving pitches to private investors. Carol will talk us through how to present a business idea to potential investors, both what to say and how to say it.
Carol Sands is founder and managing partner of The Angel's Forum, an early stage investor in angel/venture startup companies. She is also managing partner of the Halo Fund, a technology venture capital group.

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Day 1: Tuesday, December 10th 

Session V: 'Shark Tank' - like Challenge
6:30pm - 8pm | Room 5202

Chevron Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program participants will pitch their ideas to a panel of private investors in the spirit of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. These entrepreneurs are either starting or expanding their businesses. Come watch the pitching (and critiquing) in action.

JUDGES:

Rick Frisbie is CEO of Silicon Fintech Bay, a startup accelerator specializing in financial technology companies. Mr. Frisbie has been a professional investor for over 30 years, with most of his career with Franklin Templeton investments.
Dixon Doll is the founder and CEO of DBM Cloud Systems, a cloud services company. Prior to his current venture he was managing director at Private Equity fund Longstreet Advisors.Carol Sands is founder and managing partner of The Angel's Forum, an early stage investor in angel/venture startup companies. She is also managing partner of the Halo Fund, a technology venture capital group
Peter Freeman is an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and veteran venture capital investor. Peter is co-founder of Global Renewable Energy Engines (GREEN) and principal of CFI Partners finance and accounting service.

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Day 2: Wednesday, December 11th

Session I: Connecting Diversity and Success: Collaboration, Courage, Creativity, & Challenge
10am - 11am | Room 5200

When women succeed, everyone benefits. How can women create greater success by driving change and fostering collaboration with everyone in the workforce? Through powerful messages and perspectives, the panel will share ideas and techniques that will equip women (and men) with the power to be leaders and manage for success.

MODERATOR: Blodwen Tarter, GGU Professor of Marketing.

PANELISTS:
Katie Moses is Senior Technical Recruiter at Microsoft and Growth,Diversity and Inclusion specialist.
LaSandra Hunt is Vice President Commercial Banking, Middle Market and Supplier Diversity Ambassador at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sheree George is project manager on the People Strategy and Operations Team (formerly Diversity) at Dropbox and current GGU JD/MBA student.

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Day 2: Wednesday, December 11th

Session II: Meet the Author: Ghosts of Unremembered Past by Tom Wooldridge: Courage, Collaboration, & Challenge
12pm - 1pm | Room 5202

Gain insights into the psychological journey through this suspenseful story of a young boy growing up in a family shaped by tragedy who later crippled by emotional isolation seeks help from a gifted psychoanalyst. It is, above all, a story of hope, though sobered by recognition of the inevitability of the pain and loss that accompanies the process of remembering the past so that its ghosts may be finally laid to rest.

Tom Wooldridge is a psychoanalyst, board-certified psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology at Golden Gate University and author of two published non-fiction books. Ghosts of the Unremembered Past is his first novel.

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Day 2: Wednesday, December 11th

Session III: Public Relations Lab: Collaboration, Communication, Courage, Challenge, Connection, Creativity
2pm - 3:30pm | Room 5208

Having trouble getting your message out or just having some real trouble? Or are you looking for inspiration and tips on how to seize and maximize PR opportunities that are in front of you? Three of the Bay Area's most influential and effective PR/Marketing strategists, Sam Singer, Diana Haven, and Nancy Balik are here to help. Public Relations can make or break your business. Come hear stories from the field (local and national) told as only experts can tell them-from the inside. And, bring your most difficult PR problems for our experts to solve.

Nancy Balik is a public relations and communications consultant who has designed award-winning national public awareness campaigns, and whose work spans the fields of health and medicine, education, the arts, and entertainment.
Diana Haven is President, CEO and Founder of Ellipses Public Relations specializing in strategic public relations and social media marketing for top tier restaurants, hotels, and food products. ellipsespr.com
Sam Singer is President of Singer Associates, Inc. and an award winning, nationally recognized communication strategist in Public Relations, and Public Affairs. singersf.com

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Day 2: Wednesday, December 11th

Session IV: Game Night: Challenge
6:30 pm - 8 pm | Rooms 5200-5208

GGU will host a selection of business-themed games:

Trading Game - Professional floor trader Jonathan Masse will host a game that simulates the fast pace and analytical rigor of a stock trading pit.
Poker - Poker is often used as a tool in the business world for strategy and risk management. The Poker Guys (a combo of lawyers and investors) will take players through some of the finer points of Texas hold 'em poker... and then play!
What's your Point? - Improv thinking training company, Speechless, will host their game "What's Your Point?" where players are given a subject and a speaking style, and must craft an inspirational speech to the room or their small group. "What's Your Point?" is currently available for sale on their website www.speechlessinc.com.
Business Madlibs - We've all played the game in our heads during business meetings. Now put your skills to use by recrafting business jargon as only Madlibs can do.

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