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Silicon Valley Speakers Series: Demystifying Information Technology – Open Lab

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Friday April 29, 2022
12:00PM ET / 11:00AM CT / 10:00AM MT / 9:00AM PT




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Michelle Poya, Senior UX Analyst, will cohost the first Open Lab of the Spring Quarter. She will answer questions regarding Design Thinking, UI/UX, or any other questions. Many of us have relatives or friends who work in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Please join us and share your insights, experiences, and perspectives. 

Michelle is a curious Lead UX Analyst known to ask a lot of questions and genuinely listen. She has a passion for user experience and strives to be the voice of the end user, bring to the surface their needs and pain points, and do her part to help. Her goal is to serve others regardless of background, race, or ability. She is a lifelong learner who is intrigued by the experiences of people around the globe. She is a champion for accessibility and for ensuring websites are usable for people with all abilities.

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About the Silicon Valley Speaker Series: Demystifying Information Technology

The term IT has evolved over the years – from programming, data processing, automation to today’s IT.  IT is massive, and IT activities may appear mysterious to many of us. According to Gartner, a global leading research and advisory company, IT is the common term for the entire spectrum of technologies for information processing, including software, hardware, communications technologies and related services.   

Today, we live in a world that is increasingly connected.  Technology is intertwined with our daily lives. Technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch, despite the pandemic. Likewise, our personal finance and banking activities rely on technology – everything from how we bank to how we shop.  The use of technology will persist beyond the pandemic. 

Please join this Silicon Valley Speaker Series to hear the basics of IT and learn what an IT professional does on a day-to-day basis. In this speaker series, we are inviting guest speakers from the banking and/or technology industry to demystify IT – people, process, and technology. This series intends to open the eyes of the curious minds and connect common technology terms to our day-to-day activities. 

Please note the speakers’ perspectives are their own and do not represent the organization they work for. 

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