"Tech-It-Yourself" Propelling Your Career Forward to Head of Product

October 29th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

As more companies digitally transform their businesses, the product management function is being thrust into the limelight as is the role of the Chief Product Officer. In this panel discussion, you will hear 3 Executive Product Leaders share their varying career journeys and describe this unique role within their organizations.

 

You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the Head of Product role in different size organizations
2. Key leadership skills and competencies needed for the role
3. An understanding of the wide range of career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the product field
4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the Head of Product role

 

Panelists:
Milgo Yonis | Chief Product Officer | TMI Consulting
Matt Briggs | VP of Product | Capital One
William DeVar | Chief Product Officer | West Creek Financial

Moderated by:
Lori Jennings | Jennings ProSearch

Special Guests:
Travis Bjorklund and Jessica Allison | Organizers of ProductTank

Webinar Speakers

Milgo Yonis

Chief Product Officer

TMI Consulting Inc.

Matt Briggs

Vice President of Product Management for the US Card Platform/ Product Team

Capital One

William DeVar

Chief Product Officer

West Creek Financial

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Rapid-prototyping for Scale

November 19th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

The lines between design and development are continually blurring. Gone are the days of sending static files to a development team to be magically transformed into code. Instead, teams are using a development-focused approach from the very beginning, enabling them to ideate swiftly, grow customer-bases rapidly, and increase functionality faster than ever before. In this webinar, Brandon Lewis (BLDR), Jessica Allison (CarMax), and Shannon Eastwood (Mobelux) will share how a development-first mindset informs how they approach product development. We’ll talk about tools, practices, and resources that can help you architect your products so you can grow quickly without sacrificing quality.

 

Brandon Lewis | BLDR
Jessica Allison | CarMax
Shannon Eastwood | Mobelux

Webinar Speakers

Shannon Eastwood

Director of Strategy

Mobelux

Brandon Lewis Briggs

Co-Founder and Lead Designer

BLDR One

Jessica Allison

Product Manager

CarMax

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Rapid-prototyping for Scale

December 8th, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

In this webinar, Diya Wynn, the first AI/ML Ethicist at Amazon Web Services, will help us navigate this new technology with open eyes. We’ll explore its potential, while also weighing its risks. We’ll discuss how AI/ML has impacted us already and what we should be aware of in the future.

Webinar Speakers

Diya Wynn

AI/ML Ethics Lead, Emerging Technologies & Intelligent Platforms

Amazon Web Services

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Propelling Your Career Forward to the Chief Data Officer”

Date: July 16, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Sponsor: TBD

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Data Officers will share their career journeys and describe how the see the elusive role of the CDO evolving as organizations increasingly look towards data for better decision-making, marketing, customer service, and monetization.

You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the CDO role across industries

2. Key leadership skills needed for the role

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance you career in the data field

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CDO role

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Network Programmability – DevOps for Networking”

Date: September 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Webex

Sponsor: ePlus

"Tech-It-Yourself" Tech Builder Thursday w/ Bob Brewer, National Solutions Director of ePlus.

Topic - Network Programmability – DevOps for Networking

DevOps has become one of the most used transformational terms in the networking industry today. DevOps is used to combine software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). When focused in the area of Enterprise Networking, the term used is commonly referred to as NetOps, but in reality, the words are synonymous. DevOps allows companies to enable faster development of applications, achieve easier maintenance of existing deployments, and promote shorter, more controllable iterations through the adoption of best practices, automation, and deployment of new tools.

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TIY Webinar - "DevOps 201: Taking it to the Next Level"

"Tech-It-Yourself" featuring Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo, Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer of Sprint and Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation

“Tech-It-Yourself” featuring a special Chief Digital Officer panel with Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation, Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer of Sprint and Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo.

 

Topic – Propelling Your Career Forward to the Chief Digital Officer

 

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Digital Officers will share their career journeys and provide insight about the scope & responsibilities of this transformational role within their organizations

 

You will walk away with the following:

 

1. The scope and challenges of the CDO role across several industries

 

2. Key leadership skills needed for the role

 

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the digital field

 

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CDO role

Carla Owens, Chief Digital Officer of the Markel Corporation

Chris Busse, Chief Digital Officer of Terazo

Rob Roy, Head of Digital + Chief Digital Officer at Sprint

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Delivering Business Value with a Modern Data Ecosystem

Delivering Business Value with a Modern Data Ecosystem

 

Topic description coming soon!

Webinar Speakers -

Tara Mason

Analytics Services Lead at Impact Makers

John Pimblett

Data Architecture Leader at Impact Makers

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Trans-Affirming Systems Design

Trans-affirming systems design with Erin White

The binary gender model is hard-coded in so much of the technology around us, just like it’s embedded in our culture. Data models, schemas, algorithms, structures, and even design can be incredibly difficult to change, despite teams’ best intentions. In this webinar, we’ll chat with Erin White, Head of Digital Engagement at VCU Libraries, about tactics for making our systems more inclusive and affirming for people of all genders, and talk about the ripple effects of inclusive systems on real-world business decisions.

Erin has written about [trans-inclusive design](https://alistapart.com/article/trans-inclusive-design/) in distinguished industry periodicals such as “A List Apart” and is an advocate for gender inclusivity.

Webinar Speaker -

Erin White

Head of Digital Engagement at VCU Libraries

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar - Making a Career Change into IT

Making a Career Change into IT

 

Are you trying to break into the tech industry?

 

 

On Wednesday, August 12th MAXX Potential will be hosting a panel discussion with some individuals who have successfully made the jump from curious tech tinkerer to full-time IT professionals. They’ll share how they dove in, taught themselves some of the leading industry skills, and how they continue to keep their saws sharp.

Trish Mahan​

Principal Technologist | MAXX Potential

Chazona Baum​

Principal Technologist | MAXX Potential

Casey Dellinger

ServiceNow Developer

Jonathon Alder

Front End Software Engineer

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T.I.Y. Webinar – “Propelling Your Career Forward to the CISO”

Date: July 21, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Sponsor: Sponsorship Available!

In this panel discussion, 3 Chief Information Security Officers from different industries and backgrounds will share their career journeys and describe how they see the role of the CISO evolving as enterprises increasingly take on digitization transformations, migrate into the cloud, work remotely, face increased regulations; and criminal groups become more sophisticated increasing frequency of cyber-attacks. You will walk away with the following:

1. The scope and challenges of the CISO role across industries

2. Key leadership skills needed for this role

3. An understanding of different career paths and training that will help you advance your career in the Information Security/Cybersecurity field

4. Effective strategies/tactics for positioning yourself to move into the CISO role

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Chris May, Full Stack Engineer at Markel and Co-Founder of PyRVA

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Chris May, Full Stack Engineer at Markel and Co-Founder of PyRVA

 

Topic – “Python 201: Taking it to the Next Level”

 

Python is not the best programming language to do any one thing. But the moment you need to do more than one thing, python becomes the best programming language.” In this session, Python experts will be showing how you can start with a simple use case to visualize data, then taking advantage of tools in the python ecosystem to take a simple idea and turn it into a feature-rich, production-ready product.

Meet our Speaker

As a member of the Innovation Team at Markel, he spends his time researching, exploring, and building with new technologies and processes. On any given day, he may be creating a proof of concept with my full-stack development skills, collaborating across departments as a resident python expert, or enabling teams to communicate in new ways with our innovation platform. Chris is a senior front-end developer with skills including UI frameworks (such as React, Vue, and Angular), and a growing portfolio of full-stack development skills in Python. He has two decades of achieving business goals through programming and graphic design while mentoring those new at python.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Alex Otanez, Chief Operating Officer of Shockoe

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Alex Otanez, Chief Operating Officer of Shockoe

 

Topic – “Designing a Mobile-First Strategy”

 

Topic details and description is coming soon!

Meet our Speaker

Alex currently serves as the COO for Shockoe, an emerging technology agency known for introducing impactful mobile, augmented reality, and voice solutions that drive today’s leading retail and CPG businesses. Shockoe is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing digital companies and is featured in Forrester, Gartner, and Inc, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Alex has more than 10 years of experience in digital transformation and app development in a range of industries including consumer goods, retail, and finance. He also serves on the board for Trolley Ventures and holds several advisory board roles in early-stage startups. Alex resides in Richmond, VA with his wife Mary, daughter Emma, and their dog, Midnight. When not focused bridging the digital gap, Alex is out fishing with Emma and Midnight, or on a new adventure with Mary.

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This event has been rescheduled - please stay tuned for the new event date.

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Erin Babinsky and Lacey McLear of Capital One

 

Topic – “Data Collection and Annotation to Support Machine Learning Model Development”

 

Topic details and description is coming soon!

Webinar Speakers

Erin Babinsky

Senior Manager Data Science at Capital One

(Connect with Erin on LinkedIn)

Erin is an experienced data scientist specializing in the development of digital assistants (chatbots). She has a PhD in Experimental Psychology obtained from the University of Oxford in 2010. Expertise includes natural language processing, data curation, metrics and monitoring, statistics, qualitative research, experimental design, machine learning, and project management.

 

Speaker: Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 | Women Who Code Connect 2019

Lacey McLear

Sr. Data Manager – Conversational AI at Capital One

(Connect with Lacey on LinkedIn)

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

 

Topic: Microsoft’s Skilling Initiative to Help 25 Million People Reskill in a New Economy

 

On June 30th, Microsoft announced our accelerated and expanded commitment to empowering people to get the skills they need to succeed as the economy changes. Helping everyone—wherever they are starting from—more easily develop the digital skills for in-demand roles is essential to supporting an inclusive economic recovery. That’s why we are committed to helping 25 million people worldwide learn new skills through a comprehensive approach. We are bringing together existing and new resources from Microsoft, including from LinkedIn and GitHub, with a focus on three key areas:

 

• Using data to identify in-demand skills and jobs

 

• Offering free access to learning paths and skilling resources needed for in-demand jobs

 

• Connecting these skills to low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people pursue jobs.

Meet the Speaker

Jill Sitnick, Modern Learning Specialist, Training Partner Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Webinar with Justin Mesher, Vice President of Cloud Solutions at ePlus

“Tech-It-Yourself” Webinar with Justin Mesher Vice President of Cloud Solutions at ePlus

 

Topic – “Maximizing Data with AWS”

 

Data has become one of the most valuable assets an organization has when it comes to building competitive differentiators and gaining insights into their customers. In order to get the most out of your data, the ability to leverage the cloud is becoming a must-have. Learn how the data management experts at NetApp have teamed up with AWS to help customers extend their data footprint into the cloud and leverage cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of their data. Whether you’re looking to run Production, Test/Dev, or archive workloads in the cloud, we’ll explore the solutions that can be leveraged to meet your needs.

Meet our Speaker

Justin Mescher is the Vice President of Cloud and Data Center Solutions for ePlus.  As part of ePlus’ Global Strategy Team, he leads the overall strategy and go-to-market for both the Cloud and Data Center practices.

 

Justin started his career in Corporate IT, managing the Data Center for a hospital in Central Illinois.  Justin expanded his experience from end-user to manufacturer (EMC Pre-sales Engineer), to Mid-West based Value Added Reseller and hosting provider (IDS).

 

Justin’s unique exposure and experience in understanding and developing strategy for organizations’ IT environments led to him becoming IDS’s CTO where he led their engineering team and developed their cloud practice.

IDS was acquired by ePlus in 2017.  As ePlus’ VP of Cloud and Data Center Solutions, Justin is utilizing and leveraging his experiences to grow those practices for ePlus. Justin spends his time meeting with strategic customers discussing their journey to the Cloud and developing new solutions within the ePlus portfolio to align with customer needs.

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"Tech-It-Yourself" Tech Builder Thursday w/ Mike D’Arezzo, Director of Security Services / Enterprise Security Architect at ePlus.

Topic – How to Manage/Secure the New Normal

 

Much of what we knew about the technical landscape of our organizations changed in the blink of an eye. Whether shifting our workforce to work from home to developing virtual desktop infrastructure, to pushing applications to the Edge of our networks to reduce VPN strain we pushed our teams to the limit to create solutions to get our employees back to work as fast as we could. We dealt with changing initiatives, phishing attacks, and even ransomware and security incidents in our mercurial environment. Now as we return to a new “Normal” we have an opportunity to fix what was broken, improve what we built, and re-create our workflows and digital landscapes and take advantage of the shift. Join us as we discuss how some changed to meet and resolve the opportunities and how the “New Normal” will change how we work and access our workflows and help our customers.

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Tech It Yourself Webinar Series

Date: April 1, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual Via Zoom

Sponsor: TBD

This Event Is Currently Accepting Sponsors