Main Street Station - Train Shed
1500 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
RVA's largest conference on women in technology, brings together professionals on a wide range of technology topics to learn, network, collaborate, and leave with actionable takeaways.
Avis Yates Rivers | CEO | Technology Concepts Group International
Renee Arrington | Senior Vice President | Pearson Partners
Nancy Douyon | International User Experience Research Lead | Uber
Kate Foster | Principal | KickStart Specialists
Breakout 1.1 The Shape of you - Building Your Personal Brand Speakers: Donyelle Murdock | Inovalon; Janna Matherly | Microsoft; Natalie Ledbetter | Stash Invest
A career path can be viewed as linear and unbending, yet we often take twists and turns that derail us from our original plans. Join our panel of marketing, communications, and recruiting experts as they discuss the importance of building a personal brand and how it can help you throughout your career, regardless of the path you take. This dynamic and interactive panel will provide insights to help YOU shape your own authentic personal brand and increase your confidence, credibility and professional success.
Breakout 1.2 Culture of Innovation Speaker: Ann Yauger | Assistant VP-Product | CarMax
The importance of building and maintaining a strong company culture within any organization is important not just for company morale and employee satisfaction, but also to attract top talent. In today’s modern companies, the overall environment is evaluated closely by potential employees, especially in the coveted technology space. Candidates are looking for forward-thinking companies that will invest in them as much as they invest in their jobs. They want a culture of technology, where they feel challenged yet supported by their teams. This session will examine how one company has retooled its processes and invested in innovation to appeal to the next generation of tech talent while maintaining its cultural foundation.
Breakout 1.3 Connection Between IS and Privacy Speakers: Patricia Titus | CISO and Chief Privacy Officer | Markel
Patricia Titus joined Markel Corporation in January 2016 as the CISO and Chief Privacy Officer where she is responsible for ensuring the security and privacy of Markel’s information assets and the protection of customer information. Previously, Titus was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Freddie Mac, Symantec, Unisys Corporation and the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Homeland Security. She serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Forcepoint and LogicHub, the Board of Advisors for Guardant Global and the Executive Women’s Forum, is on the Board of the Girl Scouts for the Commonwealth of Virgina, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.
Breakout 2.1 What Are You Thinking?Speakers: Jenn Atkins, Amy O'Callaghan, Katie Moriarty, and Rob Huddleston | Snag
Ever second-guess your product solutions and worry about outcomes? Learn how to reframe your thinking and focus on delivering value. Our team of product managers and designers will teach you how to drive desired outcomes through discovery. Critical thinking paired with visual mapping will create a shared understanding between teams and stakeholders of which solutions to experiment with, build confidence in your solutions and get you excited about measuring outcomes.
Breakout 2.2 Women Who Invest in Technology Speakers: Elizabeth Orsinger | Square 1 Bank, Karen Cahn | iFundWomen, Jennifer Finn | Angel Investor, and Cody Nystrom | Venture Capital
Funding for a start-up comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms. Join our panel of investment and funding experts, focused on the technology space, as they discuss the various types of funding options, at what stage of the business lifecycle they are available and things to consider when outlining your capital raising strategy.
Breakout 2.3 Next Generation Product Development Speaker: Melanie Roller | Partner | McKinsey and Santiago Comella-Dorda | Partner | McKinsey
As digital becomes the way of life in industry after industry, company leaders are going to be required to reevaluate the customer journey from end to end. With the next-generation operating model, they have a new way of thinking through the necessary changes. Here we will talk about the next-generation operating model and how it can help executives navigate the disruption of the digital age.
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