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David Johnson

David  Johnson is a long time IT procurement professional currently leading the IT procurement function for a multinational business to business events organization.  He has an MBA in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management and was awarded the Certified Technology Procurement Executive by ICN. He is currently taking courses towards his Doctoral degree in business.  David has worked in IT Procurement almost exclusively over the past 22 years and has had numerous roles in many different sectors.  He is a father to a young son, an aspiring writer, and a New York sports fanatic. David is currently leading multiple programs around creating alacrity within the procurement process as well as standardizing a new supplier relationship management paradigm in his current organization.  David Johnson lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Continue reading

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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips has been inspired with technology since he was 14 years old and received his first computer. It’s no surprise he attended Western CT State University and graduated from their MIS program. After graduation, he went to work for one of the top financial software companies in the world and acquired skills in Desktop Support, Network configuration and customer service. After leaving in 2015, he worked for two other firms sharpening his IT skills and now leads a full Desktop Support team creating business continuity plans for clients. Continue reading

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Shaniqua Shawn Davis

Shaniqua (Shawn) Davis is a digital marketing and technology enthusiast with an eye for detail that spans beyond the norms of conventional digital relations. A Detroit native, Shaniqua learned early on to use innovative techniques to gain both experience and significant opportunities for advancement. Shaniqua relocated from Detroit to Chicago, IL where she worked in the competitive marketing industry, building contacts before deciding to leave the field and pursue entrepreneurship full time. Davis launched the job referral website Noirefy in June of 2016. She sought to connect qualified job seekers of color with top tier companies. As someone who had experienced discrimination based on her name alone, Davis wanted to implement a network to connect those individuals with jobs that promote diverse workplaces and cultures. Continue reading

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Janet Rossbach

Janet Rossbach currently serves as director of alumni relations and volunteer engagement at Baruch College, the jewel in the crown of City University of New York (CUNY). She stewards a team devoted to delivering engaging and enriching programs for Baruch’s 140,000 alumni worldwide

As part of her role at Baruch, Janet also supervises the Executives on Campus Mentoring Program at Baruch College. She actively recruits alumni and non-alums to mentor current students, 60% of whom come from families who make less than $40K a year and are often first in their families to go to college. Through these mentors’ time and effort, Baruch students are better prepared to compete with their intellectual peers at private colleges for key positions at the nation’s top banks, accounting firms, and global companies.Continue reading

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Martha Lynn Laskie

This one-woman powerhouse behind Martha Lynn Laskie Graphic Design & Illustration, located in Yonkers, NY. Martha Lynn Laskie offers expertise in many creative and professional multidisciplinary business services.

Voted the ‘Best Design Consultant in Yonkers, for 2017, Martha Lynn gives clients what they need – a package deal encompassing everything from logo design to business consulting and everything in between. Martha’s modern, clean approach to design has been widely praised by her clients and her work has been featured in multiple publications, both online and in print. Able to work effectively under tight deadlines, she possesses excellent leadership skills, production and pre press knowledge, as well as marketing and sales abilities.

Martha’s expertise is in logo design and business development, with particular attention to branding. She has helped hundreds of small to medium sized businesses thrive and flourish because of her award winning work. Constantly sought after by the top companies in the business, she has also worked on huge corporate projects.Continue reading

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Andy Rossignol

Andy Rossignol is the Founder of SingleServingTech.com, the only platform where you can hire U.S based Tech in under two minutes. She is also the founder of SalesGet.com which is an algorithm based control bot that helps people learn and practice conversational sales techniques against real life scenarios. She is a a discipliined self-leaner, recovering startup junkie and combat veteran.
She graduated from Uconn, my alma mater, went to work for several large corporations and hated it before finding her passion working remotely as a coder for a small company as a100%. She’s traveled around the world from Australia, to China, to and now resides in Santiago Chile.
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Katie McCroskey

Katie McCroskey is a Privileged Account Management SME and currently leads the E-Learning and Knowledge Management team at Thycotic. Katie’s team uses an effective combination of leading edge E-Learning solutions and in-person or video conferencing based training to reach a large, technical and geographically diverse audience. Katie revolutionized Thycotic’s on-boarding process and helped Thycotic grow at a very rapid pace. Katie has significant experience in the cyber-security industry, working at Thycotic for eight years, she has been successful in several influential positions at Thycotic Software including business development, marketing, and channel management/development.

Katie worked in International Channel Development for six years, culminating in a nomination by the US Commercial Services for the President’s Export Award and won for successfully demonstrating five consecutive years of exporting sales growth (April 2016). Because of this expertise she has participated in numerous interviews with various organizations on a variety of topics. A few examples include: a panel discussion with the Washington Post Live on “Exporting Growth (Nov 2012), an “Export Like a Boss” podcast (Sept 2016), and an interview on Women in Technology (Feb 2017).

During her free time, Katie enjoys taking her dog Harper to the park and spending time with family and friends.Continue reading

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Kelly Peeler

Kelly is the founder of NextGenVest, the trusted financial partner for Gen Z. NextGenVest has helped thousands of students navigate student loans over text message. Previously, Kelly worked on Wall Street as a financial advisor at JPMorgan. As a student at Harvard, she helped run multiple social enterprises focused on improving student outcomes, including the first accelerator in Iraq. She was named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, named by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and has been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Today Show, TED and Forbes.
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Ed Finkler

Ed Finkler, also known as [Funkatron](https://twitter.com/funkatron), started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does full-stack work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript. Ed is the founder and chairman of [Open Sourcing Mental Illness](https://osmihelp.org), a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with mental illness in the tech industry.

He served as web lead and security researcher at [The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University](http://www.cerias.purdue.edu) for 9 years. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the [Development Hell podcast](http://devhell.info). Ed writes at [funkatron.com](http://funkatron.com).Continue reading

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Nsi Obotetukudo

Nsi (Pronounced in-see) is a serial entrepreneur, creative operator, and people gatherer. Formally trained as a mechanical and electrical engineer his experience spans over 10 years and half a dozen industries. Most recently, Nsi co-founded Alley, a creative real estate and workspace company based in NYC with 1000s of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to transformative startups and entrepreneurs. Nsi is also an avid consultant, advisor, and mentor to various early stage startups in NYC, small businesses, and creative entrepreneurs. Nsi also serves on the board of directors for Minds Matter in NYC and on the advisory board for All Star Code. Both are non-profits that focus on equipping gifted underserved youth with tools and access to achieve success academically, career wise, and then some. Continue reading