Digital Disruption and You !

The pace of technology change is unprecedented. Who has heard the phrase "disrupt or be disrupted"? While it usually is used in the context of market or technology disruption, it also applies to your personal brand. Come learn about lessons in how to be a digital disruptor and how not to let an internet minute pass you by. From tech savvy early career workers who grew up with technology to women who are learning from their teenagers, this session is for YOU. Be prepared to be disrupted!

Featured Speaker(s)

Jill Sweeney leads technical Knowledge Management for volume servers, high performance computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and composable systems at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Jill and her team are transforming the technical experiences customers and partners have with HPE's products, solutions and support information to foster positive customer business outcomes. No stranger to change management and transformation, Jill has held technology focused and marketing roles at HPE including launching both the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility go-to-market programs as well as managing global brand programs for Hewlett Packard's Starbucks Alliance and employee culture and engagement.

Prior to the HP/Compaq merger, Jill drove alliances for a Compaq owned start-up, B2E Solutions. Jill is a champion for Inclusion and Diversity as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Careers. She actively supports CodeWars programming competition, HPE university recruiting and serves as a mentor to early and mid-career employees seeking to move outside their comfort zone. She was recognized as a 2019 HPE Woman of Excellence embodying excellence in leadership, outstanding achievement, and strength of character.

Outside of HPE, Jill was named 2019 Women in Tech Advocate of the Year from Computerworld and DiversityQ Magazine for driving programs to increase the number of women in technology careers. Jill also is the former national president of the Association for Women in Computing, served as an Advisory Board Computer Information Systems and as a Greater Houston Partnership Ambassador. Currently Jill has taken on a new challenge, addressing a societal problem of human trafficking. She is working with a local organization to give female victims of human trafficking career coaching and referrals to coding camps to break the economic cycle, supporting dignity and sharing hope. Jill is also the recipient of several technology leadership awards including Women in Technology International Leadership award and Tech Women of Influence from the Association for Women in Computing.

Jill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Psychology from the University of Houston's Bauer School of Business. She holds a marketing innovation leadership certification from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Jill earned a Six Sigma Green belt certification and is a Voice of the Customer Forum Member for the American Society of Quality.

Schedule of Events

6:00pm - 6:30pm Networking and Light bites
6:30pm - 6:45pm WITI, Improving, and WhitakerIT introductions
6:45pm - 7:45pm Jill Sweeney presentation
7:45pm - 8:00pm Networking