Cerritos College STEM Symposium

Cerritos College, and Sabio are working together to bring to life an innovative day of STEM activities on Friday, Feb 9th from 9am – 6pm for the Cerritos College Community.

The STEM Symposium will feature national Tech professionals that will discuss how technology is poised to transform our daily lives in a profound way in the years to come. The topics also include Smart Cities initiatives being powered by Big Data and IoT, and innovative educational models impacted by machine learning and cloud computing.

Wehack: Southeast Cities – 2016

Policymakers and anyone planning their career path or who is influential to someone planning their future is encouraged to attend this informative event. Speakers will provide insights that can influence educational pathways.

In addition, all attendees will receive a raffle ticket.

  • We will raffle $500 worth of gift cards to Amazon and Best Buy during the Networking Reception (Must be Present to Win).

Symposium Agenda:

9:00 AM — Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Fierro, Cerritos College, President

9:30 AM — Program Overview

  • Liliana Aide Monge, Sabio, CEO      

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Our Future will be transformed by Tech

Panel Disucssion:

  • Future of Software in Health Care – Dr. Sandra Salazar



  • Future of Software in Education – Maria Burns Ortiz



  • Future of Software in Public Organizations – Qiana Peterson


  • The Future of Cybersecurity – Gwenique Williams

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Tech Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion:

  • Noramay Cadena – Make in LA Accelerator
  • Gregorio Rojas, Sabio
  • Phil Percepe, Not My Yat
  • Ramona Ortega, My Money My Future

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Complimentary Lunch – Student Center Stage

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Careers in Tech Panel Discussion:

  • Jasmine Mora, AirBnB, Public Affairs


  • Annie Bubinski, Community Tech Evangalist, Microsoft
  • Andrea Guendelman – CEO, BeVisible
  • Carlos Ayala, Software Developer, Legal Field

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking Reception – Student Center Stage

  • All program participants are invited to the networking reception featuring desserets and drinks.
 The event is Free for all Cerritios Community College Students.

All attendees will be invited to join an online job and networking portal, BeVisible.

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