Thank you for another successful banquet and award ceremony!
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Celebrate amazing engineers and inspire the next generation.
This year our theme is Reimagining the Possible! Engineers create new possibilities all the time. From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars to life-saving vaccines, engineers work together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities that change how we live. Let’s inspire the next generation by celebrating all the ways engineers turn dreams into reality by reimagining what seems impossible to become the Possible!
Governor Cox declares Feb. 20-26, 2022 as Engineers Week in Utah!
February 26, at 5:00 PM
7158 FLSmidth Dr, Midvale, UT, 84047
Keynote Address and Speaker: Innovate or Die, Aniza M. Brown
Executive Director, Catalyst Campus of Technology & Innovation
Standard: $ 70.00
Student: $ 50.00
Retired Senior: (65+) $ 50.00
Table of 8: $ 560.00
Virtual Option: $ 70.00
Schedule of Event
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Check-in at FLSmidth Atrium
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening remarks, scholarship recipients, & awards winners
8:00 – 8:45 pm: Aniza Brown, Executive Director of Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation
8:45 – 9:00 pm: Closing remarks
Aniza M. Brown Bio
As Executive Director of Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation, Ogden, UT, Aniza is leading the initiative to create a collaborative ecosystem where industry, academia, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capitalist intersect with Utah’s aerospace and defense industry. In this role, she is collaborating with the State of Utah, Silicon Slopes, DOD and small businesses to create a sense of community, spark innovation, and stimulate business growth. Catalyst Campus provides the infrastructure for small business to support the rapid innovation of technology to solve operational needs for the warfighter.
Previously, Ms. Brown served as the Head of Northrop Grumman’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent’s (GBSD’s) Agile Transformation Task Force. She served as liaison between Northrop Grumman, the Air Force, and Suppliers on technology modernization opportunities. In this role, she was responsible for leading the initiative to break down communication barriers by migrating towards a cloud infrastructure that enabled collaborative development. She drove agile methodologies and tools into each GBSD segment for increased efficiency.
Ms. Brown also worked as the Chief of Corporate Transformation and Federal Women’s Program Manager for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Ms. Brown was responsible for creating a culture of strategic collaboration, innovation and efficiency. She served as the liaison between the Air Force Enterprise, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah on workforce requirement strategies. Established collaborative partnerships with Silicon Slopes, federal agencies, state and local government, academic institutions, private sector employers, and community leaders. Developed and led the initiative to deploy innovation centers across the state of Utah, with a mission to drive innovation, a culture change towards cross functional teams, increased employment opportunities, implementing Agile/DevSecOps for F-35 and F-16 teams. She also led the civilian workforce strategy team which coordinates Hill AFB activities in established HR policy, development and deployment of HR tools across the Air Force, workforce analysis, nationwide strategic recruiting, branding, social media, mentoring, TEDx events, professional development, and retention initiatives.
As the Federal Women’s Program Manager, she served as the subject matter expert on employment needs and barriers for women as they relate to federal employment policies and practices. In this position, she advises senior leadership on the status, progress and concerns of women on the installation. Ms. Brown is responsible for coordinating recruiting locations and events, committee meetings, special monthly emphasis group activities, etc. Each year she analyzes base statistics that detail the hiring and promotion activities for Hill AFB and works on policy changes that can improve any barriers affecting women at Hill Air Force Base. In addition, she worked with the Pentagon to change DOD wide policies on barriers that affect women in the workforce.