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    Speakers at PDD Event:

    Featuring Guest Speaker - Phillip Ashley Rix

    A self-taught chocolatier, he is renowned for designing wildly imaginative chocolates with ingredients such as sweet potato, barbecue and bleu cheese. His passion for fanciful flavors and masterful attention to detail result in visually stunning, decadent pieces of edible art.      

    Ashley Rix has been named one of the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America by TasteTV, donned the "Real Life Willy Wonka" by FORBES magazine and Local Palate magazine calls him "Memphis' King of Chocolate". With a portfolio of over 200 designer chocolates, corporate and celebrity clients such as FedEx, Disney, Stevie Wonder, Brad and Angelina. Chef Phillip Ashley is a rising star in the culinary and business world. His delectable gems were the official chocolate of the 2016 GRAMMYs Celebration® and 2016 OSCARS SALUTE® his designer collections are sold by national luxury retailers Neiman Marcus and Horchow.

    Phillip Ashley is a sought after expert in branding, ideation, sales and marketing and small business development speaking in front of audiences from corporate executives to the United States Congress.      

    What It Really Means to be Agile - By  Jonathan "Kupe" Kupersmith


    Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 18 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).

    Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

    Kari Mirabal, The Connection Coach.


    Kari Mirabal is an expert on networking strategies. Her presentations challenge audiences to leverage the power of connection to build and grow strong and authentic networks.  Kari shares networking knowledge gathered from many years of business experience as an executive recruiter and career coach. Whether you’re networking through traditional or social media channels, these connection strategies will help you shift intention into action. Audiences appreciate her expert networking and LinkedIn strategy knowledge as she helps them unleash their full potential to connect with confidence!  Learn more at www.jumarservices.com

    Enabling Organizational Change Through Strategic Initiatives

    Successful implementation of strategic initiatives is critical for organizations to enable sustainable change. Change Enablers (organizations that are highly effective at organizational change management) demonstrate three practices that improve performance and help them gain a competitive advantage in the midst of today’s volatile global economy. 



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