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 Featured Speakers

Caleb Jenkins, Software Leader | 6x Microsoft MVP | International Speaker | Wrox Author, Software Manager, AvayaMichael Morehead, Technology Strategist, MicrosoftShawn Weisfeld, President, Former Microsoft MVP - C#, UserGroup.tv
Bill Fellows, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, BI Lead, OpportuneTechChander Dhall, Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, Chander Dhall IncDavid Walker, Sitecore Practice Director, TechAspect.com
Eric Shupps, Microsoft SharePoint MVP, Founder / President, Binary WaveJeff Bramwell, Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Farm Credit Services of AmericaLee Brandt, Microsoft MVP - Visual C#, Director of R&D, PaigeLabs
Mark Rackley, Microsoft Office 365 MVP, Partner and CTO, PAIT GroupAnand Raja, Director Presales - Dev Tools, InfragisticsBrian Sullivan, Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect, ThriveFast LLCDustin Curzon, Executive Director, 36degreesNorthGil Rice, Senior Manager of Technical Services, New Relic
Harold Pulcher, Sr. Consultant, Improving EnterprisesJim Hudson, Senior Technology Evangelist, OakTree SoftwareJosh Mize, Senior Web Developer, Mozilla
Luke Crouch, Web Development Manager, MozillaAlysia Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS)April Dunnam, SharePoint Developer, ThriveFast, LLC
Bailey Smith, Undergraduate Researcher, University of TulsaBrad Fair, Solution Architect, InterWorks, Inc.Brad Kindle, Supervisor in the Operations Control Group, Magellan Midstream Partners
Buddy Lindsey, Jr., Senior Software Engineer, Summit ESPCarlos Moreno, Graphic Designer, CAP TulsaCarmen Long, Web Developer, Weather Decision Technologies
Chandra Yarlagadda, Sr. Developer and Lead, EricssonChuck Tryon, Chief of Program and Knowledge Management, Founder - Tryon and Associates, Professor - University of Oklahoma, FounderDanny Cox, VP | Information Security Risk, Bank of Oklahoma Financial
Dominick Montgomery, Owner, The Montgomery GroupDonovan Woods, Sr. QA Engineer, LexisNexisFloyd May, Director of Software Development  , MessageXpress
George Patterson, Manager of Research and Development, Avansic: E-Discovery & Digital ForensicsGreg Tatum, Senior Web Developer + Digital Designer, CubicJames A. McKenzie, Training and Development Manager, National Resource Center for Youth Services
James Huckaby, Software Architect, RelayHealth, a McKesson compayJamey Tiffee, IT Manager, OK Data SolutionsJason Knight, Scrum Master, Vitals
Jim Maxson, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeJon Cavanaugh, Principal Solution Consultant, HostekJonathan Mills, Director, Paige Technologies
Kelly King, Sr. Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, GlobalHealth, Co-Founder of Flaming HopeKen White, Test Automation Lead / QA III, BOK FinancialKersten Anderson, Owner, Speakeasy Market Strategies
Kyle Cook, Part Time Research Assistant, University of TulsaLarry Straining, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), New Media Technology CoachMark Riddle, Director of People Ops, Tenstreet
Myke Bates, Sr. Web Developer, The Alchemedia ProjectNeil Mavis, Wifi Consultant, Business Wi-Fi Solutions, LLCPatrick Kurz, Applications Architect, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Paul Rossler, Attorney, Gable Gotwals Intellectual Property & Technology Law GroupRichard Mitchell, Content Manager, Visit TulsaRoxanne Roark, Social Media Marketer, R3 Social Media
Ryan LaBouve, {{jobTitle}}, RaiseMoreSabrina Gelbart, Lead Web Developer and UX, The Agate GroupSaif Khan, Designer, GoBob Pipe & Steel
Scott McCarty, Software Architect, RelayHealthSimon Calvin, Senior Software Developer, Hogan Assessment SystemsStephanie Donahue, Partner and Consultant, PAIT Group
Teresa Adams, Consulting Business Analyst - Compliance and Risk, BOK FinancialVance Lucas, Web, Mobile & API Developer, Entreprenuer, All-Around Awesome Guy, NetSuiteRichard Oltmann, Senior Consultant / Principal Trainer, OakTree Software

 Bio

Chuck Tryon, Chief of Program and Knowledge Management, Founder - Tryon and Associates, Professor - University of Oklahoma, Founder

Chuck Tryon, Chief of Program and Knowledge Management, Founder - Tryon and Associates, Professor - University of Oklahoma, Founder

Chuck Tryon is a nationally respected educator and popular symposium speaker. He is a proven thought-leader in the fields of knowledge management, project management and business requirements. He alternates his time between creating new concepts, proving them on live projects and sharing his knowledge in seminar settings. Chuck's current focus in on healthcare improvement initiatives.

Chuck founded Tryon and Associates in 1986 to provide seminar training and consulting services. The strategies presented in Mr. Tryon's seminars are used by thousands of professionals in hundreds of organizations across the United States, Europe and Canada. His client list includes many top 100 companies.

Chuck is currently working with Hillcrest Health System to implement improved clinical processes at Utica Park Clinics and to reengineer hospital processes intended to deliver better patient care, facilitate transitions from the hospital and reduce unnecessary readmissions. He is also managing several elements of a project to expand the OU Tulsa ? University of Tulsa's expansion of the School of Community Medicine to a full four year program.

Until 2014, Chuck co-chaired the Office of the National Coordinator?s successful Beacon-EHR Vendor Affinity Group. This federal group is responsible for clarifying the definition of the HITSP C32/C83 Continuity of Care Document and piloting the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for Transitions of Care.

The work at MyHealth extended Chuck's 2009-2010 experience in healthcare reform where he helped manage a patient-centered medical home effort. During that project, he adapted the business event modeling process to capture clinical policies. Chuck is a primary author of business event modeling and has taught that technique to major organizations (including UPS and American Airlines) for over two decades.

In early 2015, Taylor and Francis published Chuck's second book "Project Identification: Capturing Great Ideas to Dramatically Improve Your Organization." His first book "Managing Organizational Knowledge: 3rd Generation Knowledge Management ... and BEYOND" describes a project-centric approach to Knowledge Management. He has also created over a dozen multi-day workshops.

Chuck is a frequent speaker for professional societies including the Knowledge and Information Professionals Association (KIPA), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Association of Business Analysts (IIBA).

Chuck holds a masters degree in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Chuck and his wife, Tresa, reside in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. They have two grown daughters, Amanda and Casey and three wonderful grandchildren.

 Sessions

Bridging the Knowledge Gaps/Capturing Tacit Knowledge in Organizations

Speakers: Chuck Tryon, James A. McKenzie, Alysia Rodriguez

Join host Chuck Tryon for these sessions as part of the OU Tulsa ODYN graduate program:

Bridging the Knowledge Gaps
Presented by: James A. McKenzie
Using training programs to develop, support, and reinforce an organization?s knowledge management vision and overall culture of learning

Training and Development are considered to be key methods for building and transferring knowledge and skills considered by an organization to be essential to the their competitiveness and growth, but not all training programs are equal. This presentation argues that true competitive advantage will go to those organizations that develop and support a training program as part of an overall knowledge management vision; A training program that reinforces a culture of learning and knowledge sharing by using best practice learning strategies.

Capturing Tacit Knowledge in Organizations
Presented by: Alysia Rodriguez
Knowledge management can be a difficult task in modern organizations. The preservation of tacit knowledge is vital to the future success of a company and is the easiest type of knowledge to lose ? in worst case scenarios, tacit knowledge walks out the door with the employee who possesses it. Understanding the factors that influence the sharing of tacit knowledge within an organization and between employees can be the difference between losing or preserving delicate information. I will be discussing the types of trust and social constructs that have an effect on knowledge sharing and how managers can foster an organizational culture that promotes the exchange of tacit knowledge.
Aug 7th - 10:15 AM
Aug 7th

Transferring Pipeline Operations Knowledge Using Simulation/Knowledge Management Influence on Business Potential/Intelligent Knowledge: Intregrating Business Intelligence with Knowledge Management

Speakers: Chuck Tryon, Brad Kindle, Teresa Adams, Kelly King

Join host Chuck Tryon for these sessions as part of the OU Tulsa ODYN graduate program:

Transferring Pipeline Operations Knowledge Using Simulation
Presented by: Brad Kindle
In order to stay competitive in a world where technology is changing rapidly, organizations have to empower their employees with the ability to think creatively, utilize innovative processes, and to solve problems. There are many different methods available, but few can provide the benefits of simulators. Simulators provide the ability to discover, capture, transfer and retain knowledge for reuse by its employees. These simulators are utilized by many industries to discover and measure an employee's knowledge in a particular area. They are being utilized for airline pilot training, in the medical field, pipeline control centers, etc. This presentation will focus on the oil field/pipeline industry and how simulators are being utilized to manage the knowledge of pipeline controllers.

Knowledge Management Influence on Business Potential
Presented by: Teresa Adams
If your company already possessed all the information on who had the best product, hot ideas and cost efficient techniques, and what firm was the most imposing competition or how others in your industry work, would you protect it? If someone in your department had a question, do you know who to ask or where to find the answer? Is it a person that holds all this knowledge? What will happen when this resource leaves, retires or gets a better position at your competition? If the answer to each of these questions could be found in a methodology or practice, would you participate and make it part of your company culture? The answer to the questions listed is found in Knowledge Management (KM).

Intelligent Knowledge: Intregrating Business Intelligence with Knowledge Management
Presented by: Kelly King
In this technology driven world, both Knowledge Management (KM) and Business Intelligence (BI) are widely used and relied upon by businesses to make informed strategic decisions. While, both KM and BI utilize knowledge and are very similar, they are also very different. This presentation compares and contrasts BI and KM and outlines how the two areas of discipline are different, yet their foundational principles are complimentary and interrelated.
Aug 7th - 12:00 PM
Aug 7th