November Nerd Therapy: Why the term “digital transformation” is #*$@!

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Nerdery

1033 West Van Buren Street

#700

Chicago, IL 60607

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Are you tired of hearing the term “digital transformation”? Are you interested in how industries are being disrupted?

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During our next Nerd Therapy, our panelists will talk about how the are debunking the term “digital transformation” and using technology to disrupt their industries:

  • Natalie Warnert — President and Executive Director, Women in Agile
  • Morgan Grey — Manager of Experience Strategy, Nerdery
  • Alex Viana — Director of Technical Product, HealthJoy

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Agenda:

  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Food, drinks, networking and craft beer tasting
  • 6-7:30 p.m.: Nerd Therapy
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Continued networking, food and drinks

Your host:

Gregg Walrod — Head of Software Engineering, Nerdery Chicago:

Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad.

Panelists:

Natalie Warnert — President and Executive Director, Women in Agile:

Natalie Warnert is a frequent speaker on business and agile topics including product strategy, user experience, and emotional intelligence. She guides companies in designing, executing and supporting their approach to cultural change as a Principal Agile Consultant at CA Technologies. Natalie is the primary founder of the Women in Agile initiative, which enables and empowers the distribution of new and diverse ideas in the agile and technology communities worldwide. Her vast thought leadership experience is recognized by her frequent keynotes, podcasts, and publications. Natalie has earned various degrees and certifications over the past decade including her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Professional, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt. She has held a myriad of agile-related roles including developer, product owner, ScrumMaster, coach, and consultant. Natalie focuses on actions you can implement tomorrow for immediate impact that track toward longer-term vision and outcomes. She also brings unparalleled humor to all her engagements (or so she thinks).

Morgan Grey — Manager of Experience Strategy, Nerdery:

Morgan Grey is Experience Strategy Domain Lead at Nerdery with over 15 years of experience in strategy, digital product, e-commerce and digital marketing. She has both designed and managed interactive products, teams and strategy programs for companies including Polaris, Best Buy, EMI Capitol Records and Periscope. Morgan is passionate about creative problem solving, as well as human psychology — specifically, how it factors into interactive behaviors.

Alex Viana — Director of Technical Product, HealthJoy:

Alex's work at HealthJoy spans leading the company's data team while also working in the product organization. These roles have a common focus of using data to drive HealhJoy's core mission of helping employees make better healthcare decisions. Previously, he has held leadership positions in analytics, engineering, and product teams in information security and astronomy. In the later, he started his career writing analysis platforms for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Nerdery

1033 West Van Buren Street

#700

Chicago, IL 60607

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