Chamber BEATS I
Business, Education and Technology Series I
11 AM Registration Begins
12 PM Session 1
1 PM Session 2
2 PM Session 3
3 PM Session 4
Do you have the BEAT? You will if you attend the Chamber's BEATS I half-day forum on Thursday Nov. 6 at the OSU Alumni Center, from Noon-4 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 AM, followed by networking and lunch till noon.
BEATS I is a series of forty-five minute workshops, focused on business and technology strategies and mechanics. Sessions will include everything from employment law and finance 101 to understanding Cloud Platforms, artificial intelligence and emerging trends in technology.
Cost of BEATS is $50 per person and will include a light lunch and beverages. BEATS will be held in conjunction with the Willamette Innovators Network's WIN Expo, which will feature dozens of exhibitors, primarily in the technology arena. The WIN Expo begins at 4 p.m. on Nov. 6 and is free to the public.
Artificial Intelligence Research Outlook
Artificial intelligence is one of the most important emerging technology trends today. What will this field mean for your business next year? In five years? What should you do now to prepare?
Professor Alan Fern, Oregon State University
Help! I have to Exhibit at a Tradeshow!
Your business needs to represent at an upcoming trade show. You may have been to a show before, but you’ve never organized or managed one. How do you make a great impression without going broke – or insane? How to manage schedule, budget, and priorities. Tactics for good visuals and booth layout within a reasonable budget. Drayage, setup and teardown; labor and venue rules; booth location and etiquette; customer hooks, lead tracking and ancillary events.
Kristin Bertilson, Queen B Organizing
Cyber Security-- Why you need it!
Come learn what you can do to protect your business, personal devices, and data from hackers, loss, theft, and disaster. Agonize over the tradeoffs between Security, Privacy, and Usability. Cringe about what Google knows about you.
Ben Brewster, Corvallis Technical
Taking the Leap: How to Grow Your Business From 1-50
What does it take to grow your tribe? From 2 to 5? 5 to 15? 15-50? How does your management team have to grow at each level? How do your practices have to change? How must your culture change? How do you pay for it?
Prof. Jon Broome, Oregon State University
In this two-part session, we provide a two-hour “boot camp” to give you enough understanding of Python to be dangerous to yourself and others! The first hour is a discussion of the architecture , object model and basic syntax of the language, along with key libraries/frameworks and pitfalls. The second hour is a hackathon where you get as far as you can toward a working application, with the help of our instructors. Prerequisite: two years’ professional software development experience in an object-oriented language, or equivalent. Hackathon limited to 8 attendees
Jesse Chaney, Coelo Company of Design
Focusing your leadership on what matters: People & Strategy
Too often, people in leadership positions find themselves deeply entrenched in fire-fighting mode. Excellent leaders are keenly aware of prioritization and devote part of every day working on these two key-areas: people & strategy. Leaders who excel are consistently asking themselves what are we building and do I have the right people enthusiastically pursuing our vision?
In this interactive session, participants will discuss and shape a deeper understanding of these two essential aspects of leadership: people & strategy. Participants will leave this session with a more focused sense of how their personal leadership influences both people and strategy and how this impacts the larger organization.
Janet Yousey, MBA, Senior Consultant, of Grenell Consulting Group, as well as Organizational & Talent Development Internal Consultant for Shangri-La in Salem Oregon.
Jason Prothero, ProWorks
The Agile methodology has revolutionized how certain software projects are performed. What are its advantages and disadvantages? Is it applicable to business processes other than software development?
Larry Mull, HP
The Ever-Changing Google
What is google? Google is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling more than three billion searches each day.Come learn what your business is missing and why it isn't showing up in a Search. Learn how to profit from free Google tools.
What we will cover:
Web Content & Blogging
Ryan Kackley, Oregon Marketing Group
Big Data is a big buzzword. We quickly survey the genre of tools that can be used to deal with big data, from relational databases to emerging technologies such as post-relational, non-relational and columnar databases. We then dive deeper into the technology of one particular tool that’s currently generating talk: HP’s Vertica, considering how it can be used standalone, or in conjunction with other tools such as Hadoop.
Jeff Anderson & Carl Niedner, Coelo Company of Design
Tools to Build Your Dream
Whether you are a business owner, hoping to start a business or work within an established public or private organization – success is about accomplishing dreams. This means being passionate enough about what you are doing to sustain you through periods of doubt and keep you engaged through stretches of grueling, mind numbing work. But building a dream takes more than inspiration and perspiration – it takes a plan to stay on track, skills, practice, methods and resources to get things done. This talk will explore some basic motivations and methods in addition to resources available in our community that can lead to business success in both new and existing enterprises.
Jason Brown, President-- PMI Chapter
The Ins & Outs of Employment Law
recent developments in employment law, including employee privacy and social media policies—what should and should not be in your employee handbook.
John Barlow, Barnhisel, Willis, Barlow, Stephens & Costa, PC
Finance 101: QuickBooks for Business-- Anne White, CPA
To register for BEATS, click here! For more information, contact Event Coordinator, Heather Bodenhamer, or Executive Director, Kevin Dwyer 541-757-1505.