Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Senior Engineering/Technology Executives Group (10XEM) - Dallas - 2018

December 06 - December 07, 2018
Dallas, TX


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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Andrew Rush, Vice President, Carpedia International Corp

Performance and Cultural Alignment
Andrew will discuss key strategic levers related to performance and cultural alignment including (but not limited to): creating proactive and problem-solving leaders, creating core values that succeed in driving the culture of the business, improving your organizations planning tools and improved KPI’s related to cultural alignment.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Jan Rutherford - Keynote Speaker | Advisor | Author

Secrets of High Performing Teams
Jan is a former Green Beret who teaches and coaches executives, and leads expeditions with execs and special operations veterans all over the world. Jan has been a student of how adversity strengthens character to help leaders and teams realize truly heroic aspirations. He has been recognized as one of “The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018” in Inc.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Latest Software & Technology Tools to Drive Efficiency Within Engineering, Design and/or Project Management
  • Group Discussion: Each member discusses 1-2 innovation initiatives related to the latest software & technology they have implemented in the last 6 months or that they are considering implementing – successes, struggles, costs, etc.
  • How can you take a step back from your day to day operations and think broadly enough about new technologies that could improve your processes? 

Measuring & Justifying ROI on R&D Projects
  • What tools and resources do you use for analyzing whether a project is worth it? 
  • What are the most common pitfalls to avoid when considering a new project? 
  • Who is responsible for determining what the acceptable business cases are that would result in pursuing/not pursuing an opportunity and what is the decision making process used; consultative, consensus or delegated to a higher authority?

Promoting & Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Four Components of EQ: Inner - Self Awareness & Self Management, Outer - Social Awareness & Relationship Management
  • What are some ways your company encourages and facilitates developing in any of these four components of EQ? 
  • What have others done to integrate new people into the culture and company decision making frameworks (social awareness/relationship management)? 
  • As an executive, how can I better understand the emotions, needs and concerns of those around me (social awareness)? 

How are you Preparing Your Current Workforce for the Future?
  • How are you preparing your teams skillsets for the future? (Automation, technological, human & machine collaboration etc.) 
  • What are some effective strategies and techniques used to ensure your employees are ready to adapt to the quickly changing environment?
  • To what extent are you identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your top talent with consideration to what skills the market with need in 5, 10 & 15 years?
  • How do you implement a process to ensure successors are being developed for these needs?

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, December 7th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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