- The Session
August 20, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Networking (In Person Only)
August 20, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In this day and age there is the agonizing question that many ask themselves; “What’s next?” This isn’t just for those that have been in the workforce for many years. This is something that’s impacting many young people fresh out of school, people that have been furloughed and then there’s the many that are seeing things in the future with big question marks.
For our August session the WTA will be providing a group of panelists that can provide some vision, guidance and a framework that many can work with. Our IT Industry is vast so where do you start? How do you upskill and stay relevant? Where can I gain entry to start my career? How do I maintain my skills? With these uncertain times the WTA wants all of you to know that there are options and with the right direction success in IT is within your reach!
Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek, President & Founder of Disrupt Milwaukee/Madison
Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek is a HR Executive and thought-leader with over 18 years of global business and human resource leadership expertise cultivated in the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain. She is the creator of Progressive HR and is the President and Founder of Disrupt Milwaukee|Madison in Wisconsin.
Coreyne is passionate about emerging HR technology and the future of work; and is a sought after writer, influencer and media personality for Human Resources, HR tech and the future of work conversations across the globe. She shares her unique perspectives on Disruption and Digital Transformation on international podcasts, her LinkedIn Future of Work video series and various international multimedia. Coreyne loves improv comedy, yoga, continuous learning and being a mom to her two very precocious daughters
Laura Schmidt, MBA, Chief Talent Development Officer, Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition
Laura Schmidt serves as the Chief Talent Development Officer for the Milwaukee Tech Coalition where she is responsible for talent pipeline strategies in K-20 as well as Re/Upskilling to support the Coalition’s goal to double the tech talent in the greater Milwaukee region. Previously she served as the Director of Corporate Engagement at MSOE, the Strategic Advisor to the Superintendent for the School District of New Berlin, and as a Manager in Field Technology Systems at Northwestern Mutual. She holds an MBA from Marquette University and a BBA in the Management of Computer Systems from UW-Whitewater.
Jon Bergersen, VP Infrastructure & Operations, Trisept Solutions
Jon Bergersen is the Vice President of Infrastructure & Operations at Trisept Solutions; designers of the world’s most sophisticated travel merchandising platform and the Technology division of the recently merged Mark Travel Corp and Apple Vacations forming the Apple Leisure Group; North Americas largest travel and Hospitality conglomerate. Jon is leading the strategic IT systems integration of the merged entities encompassing datacenter consolidations, network integration, IT Service Delivery, BPO and strategic systems cloud outsourcing initiatives.
With over 30 years of IT experience, Jon has championed multiple new technology introductions, deployed large globally dispersed networks and security architectures, negotiated and delivered complex IaaS and PaaS hosting services, drove over 20 successful large and mid-tier IT acquisition integrations and divestitures, and program-managed the PCS infrastructure build out for Verizon’s first wireless market launches.
David Brady, Chief Talent Connector, Colorful Connections
David serves people who are looking to unlock more of their fullest potential, to do work that matters, and to end their day happier and more fulfilled than when it started. He also is Chief Talent Connector at Colorful Connections – an inclusion, diversity, equity and action-oriented recruitment and staffing firm. Last year, David moved back to Milwaukee after being away for 10+ years. During that time, he traveled the world playing piano on cruise ships, led international hospitality teams, recruited entertainment talent for Carnival Cruise Line, and led one of the world’s largest music departments at sea. He’s not defined his life by his successes, nor the positions he’s held, nor the industries he’s worked. For David, success is the invitation to get to do the things that make him come alive again the next day. What got him up this morning was the opportunity to be present with you.
Joe Poeschl, Program Director + Co-Founder of The Commons
After graduating from Marquette and MIAD in 2008, Joe Poeschl founded a web software design and development consultancy, where he led the product design, project management, and business strategy for web startups across the country. Joe also co-founded Startup Milwaukee, an organization dedicated to showcasing and connecting the Milwaukee region’s entrepreneurs. Most recently, he co-founded The Commons, which develops, empowers, and connects the most driven and innovative students and professionals across southeast Wisconsin.