2024 Catalysts Series - Technology Association of Iowa
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The Catalysts Series is a collection of conversations with leaders and changemakers of organizations who forge new paths through technology innovation to guide Iowa's technology industry forward to a more inclusive, equitable and diverse future.
Join us on Thursday, July 18th, for the 2024 Catalysts Live event to celebrate and honor this year’s Catalysts Honorees.
“Equity & Accessibility Powered by Technology”
This year’s inspiring stories and diverse perspectives shared on stage will highlight how organizations are enabling equity and accessibility through technology for their customers, employees and communities.
2024 Catalysts Honorees
2024 Catalysts Live Event Location & Agenda
Location
6011 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa
8:00 a.m.
Coffee, Light Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Catalysts Live Program with 2024 Catalysts Honorees
2024 Catalysts Series Honorees
Speakers & Topics
Honoree: Des Moines Data for Good
From Insight to Impact: Empowering Nonprofits with Data
Speakers
Joel Rosenberg – VP Data & Analytics at Life Care Services, Co-founder & Board Member of Data for Good
Tammy L. Armstrong – Owner at Little Data Solutions, LLC & Board Member of Data For Good
Key Highlights
Honoree: Digital Diagnostics
DEI in Healthcare AI: From Technology Design to Patient Impact
Speakers
John Bertrand, CEO and Co-Founder at Digital Diagnostics
Key Highlights
Honoree: Iowa Workforce Development-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Settings For Success
Speakers
Tyler Hansen, CESP, Business Engagement Manager at Vocational Rehabilitation Services
April Stotz, MS, CRC, Training Manager & Tech Liaison at Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Key Highlights
Honoree: Tech Gift Foundation
Empowering the Underserved through the Gift of Tech
Speakers
Kathir Kalyanaraman, Founder & President at Tech Gift Foundation
Key Highlights
Honoree: Wells Enterprises
Breaking Down Language Barriers: Harnessing AI for Translation
Speakers
Tracey Akins, Director Product Data Management, Payroll & AP at Wells Enterprises
Tanya Gonzalez, Senior Document Control Linguist at Wells Enterprises
Key Highlights
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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support
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Interested in Sponsoring the 2024 Catalysts Live Event?

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

2023 Catalysts Honoree Stories
At the 2023 Catalysts Live event, we celebrated the 2023 Catalysts Honorees and heard the inspiring stories and diverse perspectives of organizations at the forefront of change to guide Iowa's technology industry forward.
Read the uplifting narratives and how these organizations are fostering belonging and inclusion for individuals in their organizations and communities.
2023 Catalysts Live Photos
Explore Past Catalysts Series Content
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