Nancy founded Des Moines based Pi515 to empower refugee and underserved youth through teaching technology skills and fostering supportive learning environments focused on innovation and critical thinking. She believes that access to education, technology and active engagement with tech companies can unlock the potential of her students and prepare them

Michelle is the new Chief Innovation Officer at Involta — a managed IT service provider based in Cedar Rapids. Michelle was formerly the President and Founder of BluPrairie — a cloud technology strategy and design company, which was recently acquired by Involta in October 2018. An accountant by trade, Michelle

Meg is the Chief Information Security Officer for Principal —a global financial investment management and insurance company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. A 30-year technology and security veteran of a global brand, Meg began working from Principal right out of college and never looked back. She's working to build a

Laura earned her undergraduate degree from the The Ohio State University, her Masters from Iowa State University and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. She began her career at Pioneer (now part of Corteva Agriscience™) 27 years ago and has worked her way through nearly every level of the research organization.

Following a decade at IBM, Beth Tinsman founded Twin State Technical Services in 1992. An adjunct professor at St. Ambrose University in the Computer Science Department, Beth is a classically trained technologist possessing a broad and deep knowledge of networking, programming, and web development. Beth is passionate about breaking down

Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and MIS. She began her career as a developer with a small software firm and worked her way up to project lead before founding Entrepreneurial Technologies in 2007. As CEO she is passionate about building the right environment and

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