I am not a Scientist: Executing Project Management with System Matter Experts (In-person only)

Power Skills

Project Management is used in most every industry and workplace. We all gather experience based on the focus of our job, roles needed, risks associated, language/acronyms etc. So, what do you do when you are looking to transition to a new industry, how far outside of your experience can you apply what you do successfully. 

At Integrated DNA Technologies one of the common questions for project manager applicants or new hires is I don’t have a science degree; how can I manage a team creating new technology.

Join us at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, get a tour of their main manufacturing facility and hear from some of their project managers on what they have learned about transitioning to a scientific organization where SMEs include Research Scientists and manufacturing experts for DNA, and other things only seen with a microscope.


              4:45-5pm: Check-in

              5pm-5:30: Tour

              5:30-6pm: Program

              6-7:30pm: Networking at Tin Roost


NDA required to participate in this event. Print and bring with you or copies will be available to sign at the door. 





Brian Tompkins

Brian Tompkins
Brian brings over 20 years of technology experience, working across numerous industries, including retail, educational assessment, finance/insurance and science/research. He is known for solving problems and designing/implementing customer solutions. Brian is currently a Project Manager with Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, supporting new product, customer experience, and production systems. With the increased demand for Covid products and services, Brian is now leading strategic teams in new processes and coordination to support material acquisition and allocation. Brian is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as being ITIL Certified in Incident and Change Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Capella University.

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Type of category: General

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: June 20th, 2024

Hour: 5:00PM to 7:30PM

Registration close date: June 19th, 2024 at 12:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $13.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00


Integrated DNA Technologies