Meeting/Event Information

PMI-OKC Fall Symposium


October 07, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business | 865 Research Parkway, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Event Overview & Details

We are looking forward to seeing you at our annual professional development symposium on October 7, 2019. Dress for the event is business casual. You can find directions and parking information in this document. Following is a schedule and information about our keynote speakers for the event.

Time Content
0700 - 0800 Check-in and Breakfast
Breakfast Burritos, Muffins, Danishes, Fruits, Tea, Coffee, & Water
0800 - 0815 Opening Remarks & Sponsor Acknowledgements
0900 - 0915 Networking
Morning Snacks: Fruit, Cheeses, Sodas, Coffee, Tea, & Water
0915 - 1000 Dr. Bret Bradley - Negotiation Cristal Rice - Risk, Issues, & Opportunities
1000 - 1015 Networking
1015 - 1100 Lora McCoy - Get Outa My Sandbox! Victor Carneiro - Agile for Executives
1100 - 1115 Networking
1115 - 1200 Teresa Rule - Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise Thomas Wavering - Support for Entrepreneurs
1200 - 1300 Lunch
Box lunches containing 6" sandwich (turkey, beef, ham, or veggie), chips, cookie, mustard, may, Tea, & Sodas
1215 - 1300 Lunch Speaker
1300 - 1315 Networking
Morning Snacks: Fruit, Cheeses, Sodas, Coffee, Tea, & Water
1315 - 1400 Dr. Philip Mann - Winning Support by Being Reasonable Alison Hooks - Radio Frequency: Removing the Static
1400 - 1415 Networking
1415 - 1500 Walt Lipke - Earned Schedule Brandy Semore - Impact of Cognitive Biases
1500 - 1515 Networking
1600 - 1700 Networking, Craft Beer & Wine*, Door Prizes & Final Announcements
1700 Event Concludes
Craft Beer: Vanessa House Beer Company



Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach, SPCT, and SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile Inc., and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. Listed in TechBeacon’s scaled-agile experts, Joe has implemented large-scale Agile transformations at several fortune 100 companies. Joe began his SAFe journey while working with Dean Leffingwell at Nokia in 2007. He is an effective leader and speaker with over 25 years of software development and leadership experience with certifications as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), and SAFe Fellow. Joe has executive leadership experience in startup companies as a CTO, CIO, and VP of Engineering. Joe Vallone received his Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, in Tampa Florida, and his MBA from the prestigious Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Ron Norick was the city’s mayor from 1987 to 1998. In 2008, Ron was inducted into The Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

During Ron’s 11 years in office, he and the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce conceived the original Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), nine major Oklahoma City projects funded by a dedicated five year, one-cent sales tax. MAPS is credited with leading Oklahoma City through a “renaissance” which makes the city one of the most livable in the country. While in office, Ron also guided the city through the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

Since leaving public office, Ron has remained an ardent supporter of MAPS and many community initiatives and organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Oklahoma City University; the Oklahoma City Downtown TIF Review Committee, and of the Oklahoma State Fair. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Oklahoma Industries Authority, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, BancFirst, and Merlon International.

Ron and his wife Kandy have three children and seven grandchildren.


$250.00 PMI OKC Member Ticket
$200.00 Earlybird rate before September 9

$300.00 Guest Ticket
$250.00 Earlybird rate before September 9

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