The Adventures of an Accidental Technologist

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Elizabeth Austin, CIO, Curvature

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What does the path to a successful career in technology look like? Join us as we listen to Elizabeth Austin, Chief Information Officer at Curvature – a leading provider of third party maintenance services - share how she not only ascended to, and thrived in a male-dominated role, but also how technology was not her original goal. She’ll share some of the most important lessons learned in her career thus far, including: ·Traversing the path from high-volume manufacturing/distribution to data centers ·Tips on how to survive and thrive in a male-dominated work environment ·How to be an endless seeker of problem-solving and learning opportunities to fuel career growth ·Insights from the SMS-Curvature merger and the evolution of an integrated IT global leader ·The “two-way” value of being part of a bigger picture (e.g., Society of Information Management and STEM-related initiatives) Please check out Elizabeth's bio on the Curvature website for more info about her background and expertise! https://goo.gl/M2JAH9

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