2023 Catalysts Series - Technology Association of Iowa
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The Catalysts Series is a collection of conversations with technology leaders who inspire change, forge new paths, and ignite technology innovation in the state of Iowa.
Join us on Tuesday, July 18th, for the 2023 Catalysts Live event to celebrate and honor this year’s Catalysts Series Honorees. Inspiring stories and diverse perspectives shared on stage will highlight this unique event designed to connect Iowa’s technology community and honor leading organizations who are creating change and forging new paths to guide Iowa's technology industry forward.
2023 Catalysts Series Honorees
2023 Catalysts Live Event Location & Agenda
6011 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa
8:00 a.m.
Coffee, Light Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Catalysts Live Talks with 2023 Catalysts Series Honorees
2023 Catalysts Series Honorees
Speakers & Topics
Honoree: Athene
Athene's Navigator Program: Navigating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Technology
Angela Jackson, SVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Athene
Anchit Sharma, Director of Software Quality at Athene
Key Highlights
Honoree: City of Cedar Rapids
LGBTQ+ Visibility, Inclusion and Progress
Elizabeth Buch (she/her) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at City of Cedar Rapids
Key Highlights
Honoree: John Deere
Readying Deere Women for the Dance Floor
Crystal Wells, Manager, Tech Stack Architecture
Key Highlights
Honoree: ITA Group
The Role of Leadership in Driving Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Jason Katcher, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at ITA Group
Maura McCarthy, Vice President of Communications Solutions Group
Key Highlights
Honoree: Veterans Tech Support
Upgrading the Technology Skills of America's Heros
Abigail Johnson, Founder/CEO of Veterans Tech Support
Key Highlights
Honoree: VGM Group
VGM Language Learning Program: Overcoming Obstacles to Create Impact
Cassi Price, Vice President of Corporate Projects at VGM Group
Sara Laures, Chief People Officer at VGM Group
Key Highlights
Interested in Sponsoring the 2023 Catalysts Live Event?

Contact Tyler Wyngarden, TAI’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at 515-280-7701 or tyler@technologyiowa.org

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support
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