Thank you to all who participated in JuggernaUT. 
It was an amazing conference!

We are excited to see you again next year.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Desiree M Anderson

Breakfast Keynote Speaker 
8:40am - 9:30am in the Grande Ballroom

Desiree Matel-Anderson

Desiree (Desi) Matel-Anderson deploys into disasters a the “Chief Wrangler” for the Field InnovationTeam (FIT), an organization that focuses on bringing smart technology and design into resilience initiatives and disaster response. As the first and former Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA, she led the first innovation team down to Hurricane Sandy to provide real-time problem solving in disaster response and recovery. During her tenure she ran nation-wide think tanks to cultivate innovation in communities and these broadcasted events trended globally on social media. She has deployed teams into several disasters including, the Boston Marathon Bombings assisting at the scene with social media analysis, Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes for continued mobile registration and coding solutions, and Philippines Typhoon Haiyan for cellular connectivity heat maps. 

                                                                                                                                                                                              See full bio.............



Otis Hooper

Lunch Keynote Speaker
12:45pm - 1:45 pm in the Grande Ballroom
Otis "Hoop" Hooper from Afterburner

Otis “Hoop” Hooper is a former C-40 VIP Airlift pilot and KC-135 Tanker Instructor Pilot with over 18 years of distinguished military service. As an Air Force pilot, Hoop amassed over 3,500 hours of flight time in 5 different Air Force aircraft, with almost 1,000 of those hours logged during combat. All of his flight time came in “crew airplanes” where he was tasked to lead a diverse crew (ranging from 2 to 15 Air Force team members), on challenging “no-fail, high-visibility” missions around the globe. Otis deployed 8 times to multiple combat zones in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING 
FREEDOM and flew over 150 combat missions, earning 5 Air Medals for his aerial achievements.

Hoop transitioned from the active duty Air Force to the D.C. Air National Guard where he was a Squadron Commander, a VIP Airlift Pilot, and the Director of Operations for the unit responsible for flying members of Congress, White House staff, and other high-ranking U.S. and foreign dignitaries around the globe.                                                                                                                                                                               See full bio............. 


2018 Tracks



In these sessions discover what everyone is talking about in leadership, technology and economic forces that affect multiple industries and businesses. Gain a better appreciation and perspective of how these trends will shape your business and community moving forward.

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Davis Smith

Business for Good

11:00 - 12:00 in the Ragan Theater

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Dale Jolley

Technology and Automation: Infiltrating the Office

9:45 - 10:45 in the Ragan Theater

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Scott Anderson

Capital Investment Climate

2:00 - 3:00 in the Ragan Theater

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Cydni Tetro

Disney Innovation Training

3:13 - 4:15 in the Ragan Theater


Innovation & Strategy

In these sessions participants will learn to think outside the box and in some cases forget the box entirely. Topics range from innovation and creative thinking to strategic legacy and exit planning. This track is for the business owner or professional looking for helpful tools to manage change, overcome obstacles and think differently about how they do business. 

Richard Tripp

Richard Tripp

Business Intelligence

9:45 - 10:45 in SC 206a

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Gavin Christensen

Successful Exiting

11:00 - 12:00 in SC 206a

Richard Swart

Richard Swart

Shifts in Global Venture Capital: ICOs, AI and Beyond

3:15 - 4:15 in SC 206a

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Derek Miner

Creativity and Innovation

2:00 - 3:00 in SC 206a


Talent Management (HR)

In the talent management sessions, participants will get specific tools for dealing with an aggressive recruiting market, strategies for managing people and best practices from one of the most innovative employers on the planet. This track will help them manage the teams they have, grow the teams they want, and train the teams to work together for precision execution.  

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Otis "Hoop" Hooper

Rapid Planning Workshop

2:00 - 3:30 in Centre Stage

Devin Baer

Devin Baer

Work Rules: Lessons from Google on how to attract and retain top talent

9:45 - 10:45 in Centre Stage

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Tom Macdonald

Recruiter Q&A Panel with Students

3:15 - 4:15 in SC 213c

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Laura Butler

Inclusivity and Diversity

11:00 - 12:00 in Centre Stage


Professional Master Classes

These workshops are especially designed for professional continuing education credits and market updates that are relevant to participants to plan for the coming year. 

Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Business Ethics

9:45 - 10:45 in SC 206b

CFP, CPE, Life

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Josh Rowley & 
Eric Nuttall

Advanced Tax Planning Topic

11:00 - 12:00 in SC 206b

CFP, CPE, Life

Geoff Germane

Geoff Germane

Advanced Estate Planning Topic

2:00 - 3:00 in SC 206b

CFP, CPE, Life

Michael Kunzler

Michael Kunzler

Retirement Distribution Planning

3:15 - 4:15 in SC 206b

CFP, CPE, Life


Community Impact

From corporate foundations to community non-profits this track looks at trends in the industry and investment with a purpose. These workshops will include board management best practices, donor relationship building and maintenance, key legal issues and techniques for evaluating the programs that create the most impact. 

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Marianne Downing

Board Management and Optimization

3:15 - 4:15 in SC 206c

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Varden Hadfield

Donor Relationships

2:00 - 3:00 in SC 206c

Brent Andrewsen

Brent Andrewsen

Key Legal Issues

11:00 - 12:00 in SC 206c


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Eva Witesman

Program Evaluation

9:45 - 10:45 in SC 206c

Connect on Social Media

Conference Parking Information

JuggernaUT will take place in the Sorensen Center on UVU's campus.  

Conference attendees will park in the parking  garage by the Student Life Center

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