Panel January 28 – Unlocking Career Opportunities in Emerging Tech

Where: Trend Micro, 40 Hines Rd, Kanata, On, K2K2M5
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $12 early bird, $15 after January 14 – includes drinks and snacks

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Whether you are looking to enrich your knowledge in support of your current career path, or support a change in direction, familiarity with emerging technologies is an important component of your personal toolkit.

In this panel discussion, we will examine three of these technologies: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IOT).

Our panel of talented women who work with emerging technologies will discuss how they became involved in their fields, what they love about their work and potential paths for others to work with these emerging and rapidly evolving technologies.

The panelists are:

Laura Grove Technical Solutions Manager, IT Data Team, Lixar

Laura interprets the client’s vision for her team. She works on data issues of IOT projects, and has reported on autonomous vehicle fleet management, machine vision reports from drones, proximate devices at airports, and even experimental “smart stage” live-data-art at Halifax Pop Explosion. Laura has a Bachelor of Commerce with an option in Marketing, and started her digital analytics career by delving into Google Analytics for online advertisements.

Kasey Hemington,  Research Scientist, Canada Post

Kasey works as a data scientist at Canada Post. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Toronto, where she became passionate about using advanced analytics and machine learning to tell stories with data.

Vanessa Scott, User Experience Researcher, Trend Micro

Vanessa is a User Experience Researcher at Trend Micro. When her lifelong dream of being an RCMP detective was dashed because she failed to meet the eye vision requirements, Vanessa had to figure out what to do with a BA in History. She moved to Germany to teach ESL and while there, became a technical translator in the field of logistics. After moving back to Canada, she used her technical translation experience to break into the tech industry as a technical writer, then transitioned into her current role at Trend Micro as a user experience researcher, where she combines her strong user advocacy with her love of making things better.

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