Tech in the Right Direction
Is Automation Really All That? Overcoming Self-Doubt, & the Future Technology Innovators with Jim MacLennan, Caitlin Knox, and Sarah Hole.

Is Automation Really All That? Overcoming Self-Doubt, & the Future Technology Innovators with Jim MacLennan, Caitlin Knox, and Sarah Hole.

August 27, 2019

This week in our Tech Solutions segment, we welcome back Jim MacLennan, Senior Vice President and CIO at Eidex Corporation. Speaking about what problems he currently faces when creating solutions and what problems he believes we may start to see in the near future, Jim also discusses issues he sees with how the world approaches and uses automation. We discuss the importance of communication, from how the new generation communicates to how to communicate with customers.
We are then joined by Caitlin Knox, a self-taught IT business analyst. Starting her career in Hospitality, Caitlin took a leap of faith to move to the tech industry when she found a passion within problem solving and creating solutions for end users. Join us to hear Caitlin’s story of overcoming self-doubt as a woman in technology and finding her personal strengths as a woman that give her an advantage.
Later, we have our first guest in our Next Gen Tech Segment, high schooler Sarah Hole. Getting her start in technology in just third grade when she had her first experience with code, Sarah found the abilities it gave her magical and she hasn’t looked back ever since. Holding multiple Microsoft Certifications, being a part of a competitive robotics team and showing great interest in cyber security, Sarah discusses the problems she experiences with technology and the incredible support system she’s developed.

What is the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ with Harini Gokul; How to Succeed in IT with Stefanie Cortese.

What is the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ with Harini Gokul; How to Succeed in IT with Stefanie Cortese.

August 20, 2019

Harini Gokul attended Vanderbilt and has now been in the IT industry for over 20 years strongly advocating for women in the workplace. Harini believes we are on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution as we continue to innovate and solve unique problems with technology and create more immersive experiences between the physical and digital world. Join us as we discuss tech solutions in today’s world and dive into data privacy ethics.
Later we welcome back Stefanie Cortese, an IT Director who specializes in collaboration and business automation. With a unique path from Fashion Merchandising to finding her passion within technology, Stefanie discusses how she stands out in a growing industry by continuously strengthening her skills and working towards new certifications as well as how she stays on top of the constant changes within the industry.

Sarah Haggard melds Tech Solutions with the Human Experience ; Jenna Beckett discusses how-to cultivate an environment for Women in Tech

Sarah Haggard melds Tech Solutions with the Human Experience ; Jenna Beckett discusses how-to cultivate an environment for Women in Tech

August 6, 2019

This week we welcome back the founder of the female mentorship app Tribute, and former Microsoft employee, Sarah Haggard. Sarah saw the world’s desire to enhance our human experience within technology and combined it with her passion for mentorship by creating her own solution: Tribute. Listen in to see how Tribute forms prosperous, long-lasting mentor relationships and how Tribute benefits businesses through data analytics.
Later we’re joined by Jenna Beckett, web developer, technical trainer, and an active leader in tech who is passionate about promoting the female voice. Jenna discusses the challenges she’s faced as a woman in tech, starting from being dissuaded from taking an HTML class in middle school. She’s now a leader in the community and is proactive about making sure the same doesn’t happen to other young girls like her by volunteering with various organizations promoting coding and technology.

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