Breakout Sessions #1
11 – 11:40 a.m.

Strategic Engagement: The Partnership Continuum

LocationSilver Oak/Jordan

The UIDP issued the Partnership Continuum report in 2012;  based upon feedback from the UIDP community at prior sessions and working events, the UIDP has made substantive updates to the continuum and these updates will be presented tor feedback and input from session attendees.

Speakers: Goran Matijasevic, UCI, Deb Stokes, Dell


Value and Use of Template Agreements


This concept session will explore how template agreements in industry sponsored research could be used and the benefits that they would provide to academia and industry.

Speakers: Charles Adelsheim, Varian, Andy Buddell, Vanderbilt


Degree Completion vs. Skill Attainment


What are the practical alternatives to four-year or advanced degrees to prepare students for careers, especially when many companies struggle to find candidates with the most in-demand practical skills, especially in technology? This session will explore how companies and universities are facing the issue currently, and what (else) might be done going forward.

SpeakersFacilitator: Lin Zhou, IBM, Karen Matthys, Stanford, Zohra Yafai, Cisco


Women in Science and Tech


Many reports have highlighted the tremendous challenges that women face in identifying opportunities and working in science and for technology companies; paradoxically, technology firms of all sizes have openly expressed their desire to increase the percentage of opportunities for women.  This session will discuss contemporary issues and give the perspectives from successful women who possess first hand experiences.

SpeakersHolly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier, Serpil Bayraktar, Cisco, Cherise Bernard, Spotify, Helena Dues, Elsevier


Technology in Media


Cisco is helping video service, content, and media providers transform entertainment with Video Aware Networking that enables them to improve operations, experiences, innovation, and security.

SpeakersMichael O'Gorman, Cisco, Yves Bergquist, University of Southern California