Tech in the Right Direction
Tech Trends, Innovation and Education with Steven Zylstra ; How to Succeed as a Woman in Technology with Peggi Peaslee

Tech Trends, Innovation and Education with Steven Zylstra ; How to Succeed as a Woman in Technology with Peggi Peaslee

July 23, 2019

This week we sit down with Steven Zylstra, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. We discuss technology trends influencing our society, commerce and economy, and how those changes will only continue to rapidly increase in the coming years. We also discuss how-to prepare future generations for the effects of technology advancements on new job roles.
Later, Women in Tech guest Peggy Peaslee joins us to share her story about her journey into technology and how she found her passion. Find out how Peggy believes women can succeed in technology, solve problems, and break through barriers. She also shares her advice for other women who want to enter into the world of technology.

Training, Certification, and How-to Remain Current with John Nicolau and Stephanie Cortese

Training, Certification, and How-to Remain Current with John Nicolau and Stephanie Cortese

July 16, 2019

This week we welcome back John Nicolau, entrepreneur and IT consultant to discuss the value of certification. Jennifer and John also discuss how technology and the trends today will continue to drive businesses operations, especially regarding mobility and anywhere access. Listen in for John’s advice on how-to stay current in an ever-changing industry.
Later, we are joined by Stephanie Cortese, an IT Director who specializes in collaboration and business automation. Find out how she went from majoring in Fashion Merchandising in college to becoming a leader in the tech industry, how she’s exceled in that role while balancing being a working mother, and her advice on how-to stay current in the industry.

Sarah Haggard discusses Mentorship in IT ; Part 1 of John Nicolau’s Tech Trends discussion.

Sarah Haggard discusses Mentorship in IT ; Part 1 of John Nicolau’s Tech Trends discussion.

July 9, 2019

This week we sit down with Sarah Haggard, long-time Product Marketing lead at Microsoft for multiple startup initiatives, who is now the mastermind behind Tribute, an app that connects individuals with mentors in a personal way. We discuss how she’s melded her desire to change the world one person at a time with the enticing world of technology, how she was able to affect change on a much larger level by diving into problems within the business world, and how she engineered new solutions for those problems. Later, we showcase part 1 of 2 of our discussion with John Nicolau. John has spent his entire career in IT and began his own IT consulting firm that quickly achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status. From customer-facing interface to building technical solutions, John is immersed in the field and has seen the full gamut of technology trends. We will discuss four main trends he is seeing today.

Guest Patrick Thomas Explores Technology Trends ; Lynn Bailey discusses Women’s success in the Tech industry.

Guest Patrick Thomas Explores Technology Trends ; Lynn Bailey discusses Women’s success in the Tech industry.

July 2, 2019

This week we sit down with Patrick Thomas, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Azure, to discuss industry trends including AI, Machine Learning and Data Science, and the growth potential that each have. We discuss the prominent existing skills gap, how-to remain current, and the need for the next generation of developers to help continue to move us forward. Later, we are joined by Lynn Bailey who shares her path through the tech industry over the past 40 years, the adversity she has faced as a woman in a male dominated industry, how she ultimately achieved success, and how-to leverage your skillset for continued growth.

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