Ever notice that Information Technology workplace teams are homogeneous? You're not the only one. There have been studies and articles published stating, "Over the past few years, the number of women and underrepresented minorities in Information Technology has dropped steadily." Diversity needs to increase in the workplace significantly for continued corporate success.
Join us on Sept. 16 to learn how West Michigan-based companies are trying to overcome this pressing issue in today's competitive market!
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
5:00 pm - Registration
5:30 pm - Networking
6:00 pm - Presentation
7:00 pm - After-party
Location: MC Fadden's - 3rd Floor
Parking: Meters and paid lots on Ionia St. around the Van Andel Arena
Tamara Walston Iakiri
Open System Technologies
Tamara is the Employee Experience Manager at Open Systems Technologies (OST). For the past four years she has been responsible for Talent Acquisition as the organization quickly grew from 55 to 190 employees in 6 locations. In addition to her role at OST, she serves on three local boards including SoftwareGR, West Michigan Tech Talent and GR GiveCamp where she is able to leverage the organizations and their programs to expose young talent to promising careers in technology. Tamara has a MBA from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from GVSU.
Adam supervises the Communications, Education & Students-to-Business (S2B) team in Information Services at Spectrum Health—West Michigan’s largest employer. In this role, he developed and deployed a highly successful structured internship program that has converted nearly 100% of eligible interns to full-time Spectrum Health employees since its inception. His team also designed and implemented an Information Services department onboarding and orientation program that was identified by Human Resources as a source of best practices for the rest of the organization. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in adult and higher education—both from Grand Valley State University. The theme of his master’s degree project work was improving gender diversity in the completion of post-secondary computer science programs.
IP Consulting, Inc.
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