Expert Exchange | Making the Tech Industry a Fit for YOUR Skillset

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ballroom E

We’re fortunate to live in a fast-growing market with a rich tech environment, but what if your professional background and skillset doesn’t seem to be perfectly suited for tech? How do you take advantage of the positives associated with tech – the fun, energizing, innovative and forward thinking culture – and make the industry work FOR YOU using your individual expertise and for your career goals, regardless of your professional background? This session brings together four powerhouse women who have varied backgrounds, all of whom found their way into roles that capitalize on the best that tech has to offer. You will leave this session with clear steps to help you leverage your personal strengths and experience to find a role in a fast growing tech company, even if it’s not the role you may have previously envisioned!

Thought Leader:

Kay Jones, CEO, CodeUp

Panelists:

April Downing, CFO, WP Engine
Kirya Francis, VP, director of media technology, GSD&M
Courtney Skarda, VP, Racker experience, Rackspace