Session

Women in Technology Roundtable
Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations: Women Driving the Future of Technology

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Starts: June 5, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
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Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations: Women Driving the Future of Technology

Abstract:

The Women in Technology panel at our annual technology conference is a celebration of the remarkable contributions, unique perspectives, and transformative leadership of women in the tech industry. Under the banner of “Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations,” this panel gathers inspirational female trailblazers, thought leaders, and advocates who have carved their paths in technology to share insights, challenges, and triumphs.

The discussion will spotlight the pivotal roles women play in shaping the technological landscape, driving innovation, and fostering inclusive environments within the industry. From startups to multinational corporations, our esteemed panelists will share their journeys, offering invaluable perspectives on overcoming obstacles, navigating career growth, and fostering diversity and inclusivity in tech.

Moreover, the conversation will delve into the importance of mentorship, networking, and empowering the next generation of women in technology. Attendees can expect a vibrant dialogue exploring strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sphere while highlighting the unique contributions and perspectives that women bring to the forefront of innovation.

Join us for an engaging and empowering session as we celebrate the achievements of women in technology, amplify their voices, and chart a path forward towards a more inclusive, diverse, and innovative future for the industry.

Host
Diedra Hollins - Technology Expert

Diedra Hollins

Deputy Chief Information Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Idaho National Labaratory

Mrs. Hollins has over 20 years’ experience in technical servant leadership in the Information Technology industry. She has achieved a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems Management, and has proven her ability to effectively lead manage and drive IT environments. During her career, she has successfully been employed in both the private and public sectors, where she has set major benchmarks, showing both technical and managerial leadership. Mrs. Hollins has expert experience in Digital Transformation, managing/leveraging vendor partnerships, and improving IT operational environments. As an effective Information Technology Leader, Mrs. Hollins is known for evolving IT environments to meet and exceed Industry Best Practices, organizational goals, and provide superior service. Service excellence and team accountability are Mrs. Hollins driving forces

Speakers

Tammye Garrett

Chief Data Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Data and Technology strategist with 20+ years of experience leading the development of enterprise data-centric solutions. Champion technology, innovation, alignment of strategy, and analytics. I am currently completing a doctorate in Health Sciences to broaden my strategy, informatics, and project management skills. Vision & Success: • Define strategy, roadmap and architecture for digital innovation and platform development and cross-functional solutions. • Established high-performing teams and lead strong innovation and architecture teams to serve the needs of the health systems and rural clinics. • I am passionate about data, skills sharpening, and mentoring future leaders as well as driving collaboration across diverse cross-functional groups.

Chaitanya Jasti

VP, IT Service Management, Dollar Tree Stores

Experienced individual with a demonstrated history of working across multiple industries. Skilled in IT strategy, process improvement, Agile Methodologies, Business Intelligence, Dimensional Modelling and Databases. Strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in IT Operations and Strategy from Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business.

Adrienne Healy

Global VP Solutions Engineering, JLL

Adrienne Healy is a proactive and performance-driven professional with a diverse background in leadership and problem-solving. With over 15 years of experience in sales, program management, business intelligence, and sales engineering, she brings a keen understanding of business priorities and a genuine team-player mindset to any role. Currently, Adrienne serves as the Managing Director of Global Pre-Sales Engineering at JLL, based in Dallas, Texas. In this role, she works closely with regional sales engineer managers and their teams to ensure product functionality, value propositions, target markets, and sales cycles are supported. She also drives global scale and standardization for product demonstrations and pre-sales support, collaborates with sales leadership on incentive programs, and improves speed-to-respond with out-of-the-box demo datasets and technical capability libraries. Prior to this, Adrienne held leadership positions at JLL, including Senior Director of Specialty Sales for Corrigo and Azara, where she was responsible for sales, solutions engineering, and the launch of new product offerings. She was also the Senior Manager of Performance & Optimization, revitalizing JLL's Mobile Engineering Services Business Intelligence and driving revenue expansion through product development and strategy. Before joining JLL, Adrienne served in various roles at companies such as Corrigo, Associa Inc., Cologix Datacenters, Telx Datacenters, CyrusOne Datacenters, and Autos Connecticut Magazine. Her responsibilities encompassed sales, solutions engineering, project management, and strategic planning. Adrienne is known for her ability to see the big picture while staying focused on the details. She excels at cross-functional communication and building relationships with high-profile clients, employees, and leadership. Her expertise in sales and technology, combined with her leadership skills, make her a valuable asset to any organization. Adrienne holds a Bachelor's degree and has received numerous accolades throughout her career for her contributions to the industry. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to panel discussions.

Kevina Finn-Braun

Vice President Cloud Platforms, NielsenIQ

I am an influential, well-regarded, and empathetic senior information technology executive and servant leader with extensive experience propelling extraordinary transformations in diverse, fast-paced, and ever-changing global environments. Additionally, I demonstrate a proven track record of success expanding technological capabilities and maximizing potential positioning the organization as an industry leader in a highly competitive landscape. My background includes driving innovation, technology excellence, and efficiency championing the organizational mission and goals. Additionally, I execute on challenges and maintain a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial mindset aligned with the enterprise vision. I am proficient at developing powerful teams and relationships, establishing expectations, communicating vision, and monitoring performance to maximize effectiveness. Strategic executive translating enterprise needs into best-in-class technology solutions moving the organization forward.

Santina "Tina" White

CSO & ISSO, FEMA

With interests ranging from DATA analytics in Cybersecurity to leadership style dynamics, this 40-something-year-old recently embarked on a career journey in cybersecurity. Santina is currently making her way through CompTIA's “Cybersecurity Security+” and "DATA+" course while refining her speaking and writing skills. She hopes her Cyber blog, Santina's Technical Tebibits (santinatechtebibit.com), will become another outlet for storytelling and sharing her expertise with others. She describes herself as an excellent storyteller with a knack for transforming textbook content into content that anyone can understand. Santina holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and Sociology from the University of Texas in San Antonio, as well as a master’s degree in Management and Leadership and certification in Threat Detection from Webster University. She is also an Air Force veteran and government civilian with over 15 years of service. Feel free to follow her on LinkedIn for updates and insights as she continues her journey in cybersecurity.