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    • 16 Sep 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mc Fadden's - 3rd Floor
    • 118

    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

    Time:
    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


    Speakers:
     
    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 Baker
    Spectrum Health
    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.

     

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Past events

19 Aug 2015 August 5:01 Season Kickoff
17 Jun 2015 Summer 5:01
20 May 2015 Everything is Connected
22 Apr 2015 STEAM Education
18 Mar 2015 14th Annual Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
18 Feb 2015 Medical Technology
14 Jan 2015 Holiday 5:01 Networking Event
10 Dec 2014 Open Government/Open Data Technology
15 Oct 2014 Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry
18 Sep 2014 Human Centered Design & Innovation
27 Aug 2014 Season Kickoff 5:01 2014
18 Jun 2014 StartUps in Your Backyard
21 May 2014 Technology Security and Privacy - aimWest
16 Apr 2014 Spring 5:01
19 Mar 2014 13th Annual Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
19 Feb 2014 How to Patent and Protect Your Ideas
22 Jan 2014 Diversity in IT
18 Dec 2013 Holiday 5:01
13 Nov 2013 How Technology is Changing Sales & Marketing
16 Oct 2013 How the Arts in Grand Rapids Use Technology
25 Sep 2013 Beer City USA: How Social Media Put Grand Rapids on the Map
21 Aug 2013 Summer 5:01
19 Jun 2013 West Michigan New Tech Meetup
15 May 2013 Security & Privacy
17 Apr 2013 Spring 5:01
20 Mar 2013 Navy Crisis Communications
20 Feb 2013 Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
16 Jan 2013 Entrepreneurship and the Family
12 Dec 2012 Holiday 5:01
14 Nov 2012 Innovation in Education
17 Oct 2012 Can You Elect Me Now?
12 Sep 2012 Will Social Media Save Old Media?
15 Aug 2012 Summer 5:01
20 Jun 2012 Engagement through Gamification
30 May 2012 How To Do New Media While Mired in Red Tape
18 Apr 2012 Spring 5:01
21 Mar 2012 Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
22 Feb 2012 Small is the New Big
25 Jan 2012 Raising an Entrepreneur
14 Dec 2011 Holiday 5:01
16 Nov 2011 Breaking Through the Filter Bubble
19 Oct 2011 What Has Happened to Journalism?
27 Sep 2011 Leading, Not Following: IT's Shifting Role in Innovation
17 Aug 2011 Summer 5:01
15 Jun 2011 Momentum Meetup & Networking
25 May 2011 Unsung Startups
20 Apr 2011 Reshaping West Michigan as an Innovation Hub
16 Mar 2011 March 5:01
16 Feb 2011 Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
26 Jan 2011 Reaching the Digitally Disenfranchised
15 Dec 2010 December 5:01
10 Nov 2010 2010 Midwest Social ConFab
20 Oct 2010 Fall 5:01
15 Sep 2010 Mobile SuperStars
18 Aug 2010 aimWest 5:01 Networking - 2010-2011 aimWest Season Kickoff
16 Jun 2010 Momentum Meetup & Networking
19 May 2010 Lunch With Google
21 Apr 2010 aimWest 5:01 Networking
17 Mar 2010 Coworking & Alternative Workspaces
17 Feb 2010 Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
20 Jan 2010 Cloud Computing
16 Dec 2009 aimWest 5:01 Networking
19 Nov 2009 2009 Midwest Social Media ConFab
18 Nov 2009 Private Reception
21 Oct 2009 Ahead of the Curve
16 Sep 2009 CIO Panel - Current Hot Topics
19 Aug 2009 aimWest 5:01 Networking - 2009-2010 aimWest Season Kickoff
17 Jun 2009 Momentum Meetup & Networking
20 May 2009 Tech 5:01 Networking
22 Apr 2009 Lunch With Google
10 Mar 2009 Privacy Issues & eReputation
18 Feb 2009 Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
21 Jan 2009 CIO Panel - The Evolving Roles of IT
17 Dec 2008 Holiday Tech 5:01
19 Nov 2008 da Vinci Marketing
15 Oct 2008 Technology's Contribution to Sustainability
17 Sep 2008 What Are You Doing?

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