he Center for Technology Innovation sponsors a series of day-long workshops on cutting-edge technology issues with nationally-known speakers. Open to the public, the $165 registration fee includes handouts, breaks, lunch, and parking in the UWM Union parking structure. Discounted rate is available for UWM MIS/ITM alumni for $145.

Six Essential Soft-Skills for the Technology Professional
Friday, May 12, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm, Lubar Hall N333

Workshop presenter, Michael Carducci, has straddled dual professions. By day he is a technology professional and, currently, the CTO of a tech startup. By night he is an award-winning, world traveling magician and mentalist. In both endeavors he has dedicated himself to mastery and has gained deep insights from his eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience that spans the full stack, the entire project life cycle, and several technologies.

In this workshop you will learn the skills to be more effective in all areas of life. You will have the tools to optimally build a case for any initiative, leadership skills to rally support and build a team, as well as skills to build strategic relationships. Each topic area reinforces the others and you will leave being more effective, respected and liked. This session is for any technology professional (moving to or already in a leadership or architect role) or anyone who simply wants the skills necessary to be more effective in their day-to-day role.

The topics you will learn:

  • Influence, persuasion, negotiation
  • Empathy, Perspective Value
  • Networking
  • Focus and productivity
  • Creative Thinking/problem solving




Recent workshops included:

  • Rediscovering JavaScript
  • A Thorough Introduction to Grails 3
  • Java Design Patterns
  • The Antifragility Edge: Business and Technology
  • Aurelia: Single Page Applications Done Right
  • A Swift Kickstart: Introducing the Swift 2.0 Programming Language
  • AngularJS Hands-on Programming Codecamp

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The Center also sponsors panel discussions with IT leaders who present their thoughts on topics of interest to the local IT community. Audience participation follows the presentation.

For More Information

Dr. Atish Sinha
Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Professor, Information Technology Management
Lubar Hall N363
(414) 229-3301