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Lois Kelly presents "Run with a Rebel Wild Pack, Create a Better Future." What does it take to get bold, creative ideas noticed, supported and funded? How do you rock the boat without being dismissed as a troublemaker? How do you frame ideas in ways that cut through corporate politics and minimize conflict? Lois Kelly, co-author of “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within” and a veteran of the software industry, shares stories and ideas for how to rebel against what no longer works, get new ideas adopted, and stay sane. You’ll come away with practical ideas on: • What separates the good rebels from the bad rebels • Navigating corporate politics, especially the resistors • Framing and communicating new ideas, including the magic bullet strategy • Finding and running with a rebel wild pack, aka living a different hero story • Leading rebels: what they need from a boss to deliver amazing work About Lois Kelly (Rebels at Work): Lois Kelly has been a creative rebel throughout her career, helping some of the most respected companies in the world create new ways to launch products, communicate complicated issues, influence public opinion, deal with crises, go public, adopt innovative business practices, and occasionally try to move mountains. During this journey, Lois has become a student of change, learning what it takes to get people to embrace new ideas. Her obsession is creating clarity from complexity. Her most meaningful work is facilitating workshops where people create the future they want for their organizations and companies. In addition to co-authoring “Rebels at Work,” Lois wrote the award-winning “Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation Word of Mouth Marketing.” She tweets under @LoisKelly, blogs at RebelsAtWork.com and Foghound.com, and lives in Rhode Island, the smallest and most creative state in the United States For more information, visit: http://oreil.ly/1Cyt9nt Software architecture is a massive multidisciplinary subject, covering many roles and responsibilities, which makes it challenging to teach because so much context is required for every subject. It's also a fast-moving discipline, where entire suites of best practices become obsolete overnight. The O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference is a new event designed to provide the necessary professional training that software architects and aspiring software architects need to succeed. A unique event, it covers the full scope of a software architect's job, from IT to leadership and business skills. It also provides a forum for networking and hearing what other professionals have learned in real-world experiences.

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