Time: April 29, 2014 @ 1 - 3 pm (EDT)
Abstract: As NASA practitioners progress through their careers, one of the most powerful ways they can learn is by sharing their expertise in dialogue with each other. Masters with Masters events bring together two master practitioners to reflect on their experiences, lessons learned, and perspectives about upcoming challenges. These conversations yield fresh insights, promote reflection and open sharing, and serve as a learning resource for NASA’s technical workforce. Masters with Masters reflects an ongoing effort by NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer to create a cohesive community of project management and engineering practitioners across NASA who value the free exchange of knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices.
Space technology development is a central part of NASA’s mission, and this Masters with Masters event will bring together two practitioners working in areas where technology can lead to unexpected breakthroughs. Steve Gaddis is the Director of the Game Changing Development Program at Langley Research Center. Bruce Yost is the Program Manager for the Small Spacecraft Technology Program at Ames Research Center. Dr. Ed Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer, will moderate a conversation between these accomplished practitioners about the challenges of developing innovative technologies at NASA.