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Deborah Sawyer
Managing Director at ZRG Partners, LLC
Brenda Connor
Director of IoT Enterprise Services at Ericsson North America
Amy Wheelus
Vice President – Broadband and Video Systems at AT&T
Nancy Shemwell
Former COO at IoT Community
Michele Null
Global Marketing Leader, IoT Division at SAS
Florence Hudson
Founder & CEO at FDHint

A 25-year veteran of the executive search industry, Deborah Sawyer joined ZRG Partners in June 2016 as part of the firm’s Technology Practice. Prior to ZRG Partners, Deborah led the technology practice for a Dallas (TX) based boutique executive search firm, served as a Managing Director with retained executive search firm’s Singapore office and as a Senior Client Partner with a global retained executive search firm. She has focused her career on helping medium to large public technology and media companies with talent acquisition, succession planning and geographic expansion. Deborah was named to the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2019. With a well-worn passport and a career full of international experiences, Deborah is a citizen of the world who has led several major global client relationships and continues to work throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Her international executive search experience also includes assignments in London, Paris, Montreal, Toronto, Costa Rico and Africa, as well as throughout the United States. Using a partnership approach built on two-way communication, she begins every engagement by listening to her client’s needs, then merges her specialized industry expertise with an understanding of each client’s business culture to pinpoint ideally qualified candidates.

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Dr. Brenda Connor, Director of IoT Enterprise Services, Ericsson North America; has been with Ericsson since 1994 and is providing thought leadership in Smart Cities, Intelligent Transport Systems, IOT/M2M and Business Enablement. Connor creates new business through innovative and transformative approaches focused on diverse stakeholder needs. She provides leadership in bridging stand-alone systems into system of system architectures including cloud and public private partnerships. Connor is a change maker for the Networked Society, where every individual and every industry is enabled to reach its true potential. Connor holds a B.S. and a M.S in Computer Engineering from Boston University, a PhD in Engineering Management and has submitted 5 patents in the open ecosystem space.

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Amy Wheelus serves in the capacity of CIO for AT&T’s Broadband and Video business unit. Amy’s team is responsible for leading the cross-functional software delivery projects for business support systems, major initiatives and product launches such as AT&T TV and HBO Max for AT&T Communications Corporation. Her team is also responsible for the software design, delivery and life-cycle management of over 600 applications supporting AT&T’s Consumer and Business products. Amy is a transformative leader and technologist who has held a variety of positions within AT&T. A few of her many contributions to AT&T include leading teams that helped: deliver the first virtualized network functions and services on a network cloud using AT&Ts industry leading Network Cloud and ECOMP platforms; deliver Airship, an industry first fully declarative, fully containerized, under cloud platform; deliver AT&T’s VoLTE (voice over LTE) service; plan and deliver AT&T’s Ultra Long Haul Transport network; construct over 1 million square feet of web hosting data centers; and modernize AT&T’s central office infrastructure. Additionally, Amy contributes to her community and the field of engineering through her volunteer efforts. She currently serves as chair of the board of directors for Tech Titans and is engaged in their STEM Workforce initiatives.

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Ms. Nancy Shemwell served as the Chief Operations Officer of the IoT Community until April 2020 and now serves as the COO of Trilogy Networks. Prior to IoT Community, Ms Shemwell recently served as Chief Executive Officer at entegra technologies (now Vericlave), inc. since May 2016. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of DataSpan, Inc until January 8, 2016. Ms. Shemwell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Multi-Link Inc. She served as an Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Services at Symmetricom Inc. from July 2006 to October 12, 2007 and also as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Service. Ms. Shemwell joined Symmetricom in 2004. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jovial Test Equipment. With over twenty-five years in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Shemwell has held a variety of senior positions with global business responsibilities including assignments in Europe and North America. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of general management, sales and marketing roles in rapidly developing markets. A sixteen year career with Nortel Networks, where Ms. Shemwell held titles of President of Micom Communications Corporation (a Nortel subsidiary), Vice President of Business Segments and Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Wiltel (Nortel’s largest enterprise distributor) and Director of Marketing of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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As the global marketing leader in the IoT Division at SAS, Michele is an evangelist for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, promoting the importance of a robust analytics lifecycle to drive valuable outcomes in IoT initiatives across industries. Michele and her team play an important role in growing SAS in the world of IoT. She is focused on collaborating with the commercial business development team to identify, further develop, and amplify strategic partnerships. She works closely with customers and partners to understand market requirements and then works in conjunction with product management and R&D to ensure technology and solutions meet key market needs and will help drive business value. Michele enjoys being an active member of leading IoT consortiums including the Industrial Internet Consortium, the IoT Community and RIoT. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Michele began her journey in the technology field, which has spanned nearly 20 years. Prior to joining SAS in 2014, Michele held various roles during her tenure at IBM including product management, product marketing and program management.

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Florence Hudson is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, an advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. She consults and speaks globally regarding artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, connected healthcare, blockchain, smart cities, cybersecurity, diversity and inclusion, and did a TEDxTalk on Sustainability on a Smarter Planet. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, and aerospace engineer at Grumman and NASA. She is Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University leading Cybersecurity Research Transition To Practice, and Special Advisor for the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University leading EU-US collaboration on Next Generation Internet. Her recent book “Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT” showcases 17 women authors focused on ensuring Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security in our increasingly connected world, from technology, policy, research, industry and academic perspectives. Her next book will be “Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for Connected Healthcare”. She leads global working groups for IEEE on clinical IoT data and device interoperability with TIPPSS.

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About the talk

Topic: IoT

In the world of Digital Transformation – where does the employee fit?  The work environment is undergoing constant change and automation.  How does the employee maintain their relevance and ability to demonstrate personal value in an environment where the workforce is decentralized and under constant evolution, reorganization and automation. Brought to you by the Women in IoT Center of Excellence, our panelists will provide audience members a forum where they can learn to how to have their accomplishments stand out and be valued in this time of digital disruption.  The panel will discuss how these leaders embrace the changing landscape, culture and automation benefits of IoT to live their lives on-line and how they can continue to grow in their businesses and careers.

00:10 Intro

09:16 How to leverage data we gain from various IoT devises

16:47 Ways to create value and maintain relationships virtually

25:40 Florence Hudson about releasing the second book

26:27 Reputational risks

31:17 Innovations and opportunities of the pandemic

34:20 Q/A

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All right. Well, I think as I said this morning we know it was going to be a really exciting program today and we hope that this panel continues that this is not a session for women only as we look at the women and iot, it's really about diversity in the workplace. And and that's Center of Excellence has five key pillars which our culture business Acumen alliances leading by example and the future so is today's program. We really start to look at culture business Acumen and clearly from what Kevin said a moment ago leading by example as you look

at the panel of these fantastic women that are sitting here with us. So our topic is in a digital world, where does the employee fit we actually pick this topic several months ago and how much more appropriate couldn't be now when everybody is sitting here working and trying to continue to evolve technology and leverage technology to allow us driver, but it's certainly driven a huge business culture and I'm taking a lot of business Acumen to make it happen. So Today's

program is going to be moderated by Deborah Sawyer. Now Deborah is is a par exsalonce managing director is ERG a Global Executive recruiting firm and and very different than your traditional recruiter. This woman is in technology. She has been named the top 50 most powerful women in technology and nut 2019 absolutely huge. Congratulations for Deborah on that. Thank you. She has it is deeply entrenched in the technology businesses in around the globe, but she focuses primarily on medium and large technology both with Talent acquisition and succession planning. This woman

has worked from Singapore. the London Costa Rica to Africa and currently hails from Dallas Texas has a ba in international affairs from Florida State. We won't hold that against her and she is it true, Georgia Peach with an MBA from Georgia State so over to you Deborah. Thank you very much for moderating this panel. Thank you Nancy. Thank you for that lovely introduction. We have a great group of folks here with us today. I'll start with Brenda. To Brenda Conner. He was director of the iot Enterprise services that

Erikson North America has been with Eric since 1994 and supervise thought leadership and smart cities intelligent Transport Systems iot and business enablement. She creates a new business through Innovative and transfer transformative approach is focus on writing stakeholder needs. She also provides leadership and bridging stand-alone systems and to System of system architectures, including cloud and public and private Partnerships. She is a changemaker for the network Society where every individual

and every industry isn't able to reach his true potential. She has a BS and Ms. In computer engineering from Boston University and a PhD in Engineering Management from California coast. Next we have any we live Amy as a CIO at AT&T in their broadband and video business unit and his team is responsible for leading the cross-functional software delivery projects for business support systems major initiatives and product launches such as AT&T TV and HBO Max. We probably wouldn't be on

this video call today. That weren't for Amy and her team she's also been responsible for the software design delivery and lifecycle management of over six hundred applications to support a TTS consumer and business products. She is a transformative leader technologist. She's held a variety of roles within AT&T. She also currently serves as a chair the board of directors for technology Association here in Texas and thus engaged in their stem Workforce initiative also, not quite from Georgia, but we'll get it close enough, Panhandle, Florida.

She received REI from the University and her Bachelor's in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Nancy I need fertilizer Nancy is the CEO of the iot communities. She recently served as a CEO of Integra Technologies of Dallas space technology company has a 20-year track record of Riding High Performance transformational Global organizations, and her career has been recognized by being named finalist for several tech company CEO Awards and in 2018. She was awarded the

phenomenal women by Texas Wall Street women Empty holds a bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor and the NBA from Texas A&M and she served son of various boards and board of advisors including biotique community and she's a member of the nacd and women corporate directors. Welcome, NC Michelle Michelle marketing leader for iot at SAS software. Michelle's and Vangelis for a i n i t i o t permit in the importance of a robust analytics lifecycle to drive valuable outcomes and iot initiatives across Industries Michelle and her team play an important role in growing

sauce in the world of iot. She works closely with customers and partners. And then she'll enjoy being an active member of several iot consortium's including the industrial internet Consortium iot community and a rolly basement called Riot like that. Upon graduating from University of Virginia Michelle joint IBM where she held various roles and product management product marketing and program management. She joins us in 2014. Last but not least is Lawrence Hudson founder and CEO of SD hunt at Florence consults and speaks

globally on a number of topics include connected Health Care, smart cities cybersecurity diversity and inclusion and has delivered a pet X talk on sustainability on a smarter Planet. She's worked at IBM internet to Grandma and that's why she is a special advisor for the NSF security c o e a 10 Deanna University And special adviser for the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia her recent book women securing the future with tips for iot showcases women authors focus on ensuring

trust identity privacy protection Safety and Security and are increasingly connected World. Her next book will be women pets and connected Health Care beliefs Global working groups for IEEE and serves on the board at several universities and associations. She graduated from Princeton with at BSE and mechanical and aerospace engineering and has Pursuit Executive Education at Harvard and Columbia. And now we're ready to get started. If I mentioned what we're going to do is I have questions to ask each person. And if the other handless would like to add to that or comment on it in

any way, please feel free to join in. Our first question is going to Michelle. Michelle fastest known for their analytic tools and even uses their own analytics to create and operate a smart campus which really is a smart city that you guys have because it's a huge beautiful campus and you really lead a connected life both on and off campus through fast. Could you share your perspective on how we can leverage the data? We gained from various iot devices whether it be a smart meter or Alexa to establish and maintain our value.

Hi. Yes. Thank you. And thank you for having me excited to be here this afternoon. So yes, there was so much of our lives right now how we really been turned upside down during the past month or so and so it's really the companies in the organizations that we need to be able to continuously interact with on a regular basis for essential needs or worker or yeah. It's it's likely that those companies organization to really been able to adapt quickly to to see

these changes are the ones who were going to be able to weather the storm and being a good place on the other side of this and I think about this in the context of digital transformation. And it and I think that this timing-wise right? We're really able to see right. Now where companies are with respect to their journey and other words, you know, how far up the curve did they go before the crisis? And then I think that's coming to light now and really in some ways bendy sort of a matter of survival going forward and when you think about the fundamentals of digital transformation

and companies providing Housing Opportunity provide unprecedented value to customers. I'm about to really come to light on in the face of this pandemic and really I think obviously that the organization's you are able to provide and offers games digitally virtually online are are the ones who are going to he were going to farewell and otherwise you're struggling right and I really struggle to operate takeaways. I think in the principle that digital transformation is never truly over.

You know, it's true digital transformation State of Mind is really a company continuing to evolve and adopt new digital Solutions internally and externally as needed and so that that's something that I think is becoming very very my parents right now. I think that the concepts of being agile is critical and I think Burke we're seeing that certainly within our company gets asked, you know, we are we are definitely we haven't all hands on deck. I may be in public health

epidemiology and even in the even with ideas with respect to marketing and really working together as a company to you know all together during this time. And provide it as much value as we can. Another thing that we seen but it's been interesting to see during this time is that we really seen its resulting in some some acceleration of adoption of tectran. So maybe some of the technology Trends were underweight previously, but the implementation and and the widespread adoption was maybe seems more futuristic and I think I bet example of this is the right now

is Telehealth or tell him that it's any idea of remote patient monitoring and he has a concept that we talked about and IRT for a few years has been widely adopted and you know in recent weeks, we really many of us are starting to receive communication. Please broadcast Communications from healthcare providers that are telling us that they're now offering Telehealth providers are proving. It can be done and I can be done really well in certain situations and so it'll be really interesting to watch that space

animation smart campus on the south and excellent Channel this morning. I heard that smart buildings and you know that this is another example really where we're seeing the the new relevance to technologies that are that are coming to light now. So we're again where make the concept the capabilities to Technologies maybe previously existed, but they did theirs new youth cases developing. There's new relevant. And so I me up until now we talked about Smart buildings on campus we think of, you know, occupant Comfort energy-efficiency sustainability goals, and now you know because we have the

capability of location analytics and the ability to track, you know, where she go areas of high activity are or have been right that you can identify those areas. Maybe they need to have some extra effort in terms of cleaning and sanitation and health to come to coming primary and Saudi, I think the other the other thing we talked about was just how we're we're leveraging devices to station that has employees in this in this world that were in it really have brought to life the human side of things and the human to human interaction and the video conferences have been

vital to Really? She think I've connected. We we really lost that sense of normalcy. And so we were talking on the the the panel amongst ourselves before hand and nothing all of a sudden I'm engaging in Virtual happy hours of some sort periodically with our time with our co-workers and extended teens and that's really his has helped us all I think mentally connected. You know who sings I think that's ass is also John that is worth bringing to everybody's attention. You all had made so many education tools available

to end-users. It would be great for them to tap in and use as they're sitting at home and they want to get their kids educated. So I think you guys need to take a circle lamp for that one because you're really do such a great job giving back to the community. Thank you Nancy. Appreciate you mentioning that and yes for those interested is called curriculum pathways. And if you really want to get scared enough that you're going to stay and play is good. Look at the schedule SAS website and fill out their coronavirus

mapping its sides terrifying stations that are fluffy message to Amy you work on AT&T is virtual life Network on a cloud and these type of networks allow for enable Smart campuses start cities and are also now supporting all of us were working from home. How is how AT&T reviews iot? And then with that in mind, how do you personally create value and maintain relationships? I think that has Michelle said a man. She mentioned earlier the times we are living in right now just amplify what kind of activity means and how important conductivity is to us and

AT&T interviews iot as another one of those tools in our Tool Shed of how we connect and what we connect I read a stat the other day that said that by 2025 there will be 40 billion connected devices around the world. That's five times the population of the world that's projected to that point in time. And so if we think about that we think about how we can use these tools to connect people and connect each other. I just think that that the opportunity and where we can go with that is unlimited

with within AT&T your we more than 10 years ago. Started an iot organization a an organization. That was one of the industry first emerging devices organization that was looking at how we connect things and how we connect different type of Parts of our ecosystem parts of our lives and it was a separate group in today. It's really not separate. It's integrated with in everything we do and whether we're selling in our consumer space or selling across in our business space The Internet of Things is

part of that solution to another piece that were trying to deliver to help us deliver. What is a better life for our customers? What's a better environment for the community and we have nine different verticals that we support iot devices in the healthcare that was being Amplified right now is awesome because it's accelerating what's going on if you take our 5G work and you couple that with our internet of things work and you look at the network cloud and cloud

computing. That enables us to move these devices farther out in the community out to the people that need them closer to the end-user customer with the faster latency in Faster speed that you used to could only get in a big data center at a centralized point in the network and that's going to be game-changing for how we think about Solutions in the future. How do we think about where we go in the future with a solution whether it's something like a remote surgery or the telemedicine that were experiencing today, you know, if we can have even in a

a location like like DFW area it's spread out at Broad and we have very few surgeons who do some of the most specialized surgery that today. They really do remotely but they're in the same room just remote from the patient. What if we could keep those cuz those doctors in one location and they didn't have to try Go from hospital to hospital and they could spend that time in between doing more surgeries. Think about how many more people we can connect and that is connecting the devices in the Machinery Machinery through high-speed

Ultra low-latency Wireless types of services. So we're really thinking about your how do we put our total portfolio together to solve problems for the world? And you mentioned what am I doing? How do I virtually connect? I feel very lucky because in the space that I work in in the space. I've worked in over the last four or five years. We've been very very active in the open source community and I think the open source Community is a real leader and how you connect remotely how you connect with

others who may be on the other side of the world from you and how you do that in a row. Time manner to jointly work on common problems and I think that's some of what we're seeing today in as we step back and we have more time and then we are having to figure out different ways to connect with our team's connect with our customers connect for their vendors is giving us the opportunity to exercise similar still around using Video Communications using different tools and whiteboard, they're all kinds of different tools now that you can

do and really shared jointly collaborating in and I think our kids are going to teach us how to do that because they're learning that too and they're being homeschooled and we need to take that and accelerate. That is we move forward and look at how we come out of this and what do we do next for me personally with my team. I have people spread out across the United States and in eastern. Europe in India and we connect virtually we can act I'm connecting with them on a Blog. I have not done a block previously but I'm doing a Blog in the title

of it from my dining room table as you can see. That's where I'm sitting. It's the greetings for my dining room table is my block to my teeth and it is a way to connect because we have to with everything we do we think about all the technology that we live in everyday. It's easy to get hung up on the technology and get in geek out if you will and we we forget that everything we're doing is really about connecting humans and helping humans connect and helping even though it may be smart cities in smart factories and and connecting those devices.

It's about making human life better. And and we have to remember that Cuban connection. Are we going to break the internet? No, ma'am, the internet the patterns are changing. We are seeing as as every carrier out there seeing we're seeing higher demand. We have our first Network that is performing very well. It is our first responder Network and it we have the ability in that Network to carve off Pasadena just for those First Responders so that when they need it I can use it. We are seeing many different changing patterns in

art our Network and so the artificial intelligence that we have that's built into our network is allowing us to shift our capacity as the usage patterns have shifted we shifted from the the business centers to residential, you know, typically daytime residential data usage is pretty low. Not now. The downtown usages are pretty low now. So we're seeing we're having to adapt but the network is for me really well and you're seeing a lot of collaboration across different provider service providers and vendors

and moving quickly to get pasty in place. One of the things I've been with AT&T a very very long time and it's Times Like These that make me really proud to be an employee of AT&T because our first thoughts are how do we protect our employees? How do we care for our employees and how we care for our customers and and we're seeing all kinds of changes and we're enabling our call center reps to work from home or enabling our technicians to do things more remotely. And then we're taking time to document what we're doing differently to really start thinking

about how does this change how we do things in the future? Get more simple. What can we do to instrument people's home so that when they have a Wi-Fi issue we can work on it remotely. How do we need those types of things? We are going to I think this will accelerate Innovation across the industry. Thank you. That's very insightful Florence. You've literally written the book on the subject women's securing the future with tips for iot. You have a copy of it. You can show us this is her first and there's a second one coming up. When is the second one get released the

second one will be released. Hopefully the beginning of next year. We're all humans writing these chapters. So they're being a little burps and big burps in our lives right now. So but that go and walk around the world but we have room for more cuz a couple or getting a little busy and they are personalized. So people can reach out to me on LinkedIn if they're interested in becoming part of it. So you talk about iot you talk a lot about privacy. Could you just discuss reputational risk as it relates to iot devices and he would

seem a lot lately about zoom and some of it. The issues Alexis telling her Secrets anything that you knows, what's what do you see out there as far as that's putting the reputation online as we work remotely? The reputational rest leads to trust right sode people trust your brand people trust your service and I tend to focus on cyber security risks. They work for the NSF cybersecurity center of excellence and I lead a global working group for IEEE on clinical internet of things and chips. So what are the issues with trust and identity privacy protection

Safety and Security. There are a few years ago the FDA the US Food and Drug Administration actually announced to recall a 465,000 pacemakers and I try not to talk about the brands. You know, what a Publix for I bet you could look it up. It's public information. And this was by two brands that people know and love and you close to your heart. So that's a reputational rest. Not everybody knows about these recalls. Then there was another one done by the Department of Homeland Security for another device manufacturer for implanted pacemakers. So there a

lot of issues going on with this but good news and the bad news is you're not alone if you're worried about it. And also all the devices are pretty much hackable. So what we're doing is so we have 240 people from 22 countries and six continents in this working group. Anybody can join that as well. You don't need to be a member of IEEE The Institute for Life electronic Engineers are working on a framework a tips framework to reduce the trust my identity risk the reputational risk, but I was wrong with that. So we're working on that cuz it's beyond the reputational risk. We have to keep the

human safe and everything is connected. You people have implanted Healthcare devices connects to your phone and people can have your phone and they could hack, you know, the network and other things that can be hacked and we all worry about it. And we all do a great job managing it but is constantly being attacked there a lot of a tax services near increasing with those 40 billion devices that somebody was Right, you know think of how many places you have in your home or on your body or wherever it right? So we all have a lot of stuff. So that's the work we're doing together around

the world because we need global standard. So if I were wearing an implanted device and I'm in New York right now, which is the major epicenter as we know for the coronavirus, but I might go to Russia. I might go to Africa. I might go to China how am I safe everywhere, you know what this and so I'm really delighted that we have all these regions and countries involved in this and changing the subject slightly you off and give talks to female audiences on how to stand up and Lead. What is your advice to all of us how to stand up and Lead giving current circumstances.

So one of the key issues is to be confident. I remember when I was younger and less-experienced. I'm nervous about presenting their like remember you're the expert on what you're going to talk about talking about it and that sounds so simple, but I see other people smiling like you explain that to me. I still have to remind myself so I would say be confident if you see a problem out there. You're probably right and so what I would do is say this is something we have to address like this tips Rio. People who I really love we've been my Mentor store many decades is said why you worrying

about that stuff. But you know now we have 240 people from around the planet that are working on this so I would say if you identify a problem talk to other people in in that field and I know when I talked in a bed into my trust and security for iot I was on The Cisco iot was born steering committee at the time working with a number people from around ecosystem that a guy from SD micro and I said nobody is wearing a potential and trust and security for iot. He said you're right and they're being into you and you say stuff that they can and then they want

to help and so then you can stand up with me so you can input and you know, when this working group, we have Healthcare Providers. We have your we have a chief information security officer from India. We have the gentleman who leads the technical fellow program at Medtronic. We have the FDA we have so many people that know we have to do something about this. I would say stand up and lead and you would be surprised how I called little duckies, you know, they all kind of line up right with you and then they're all part of the solution. Thank you. Thank you very much Brenda. You have

a big role at their expense to create new business through Innovative and transformative approaches running by Ryo T group over there. Could you start by sharing your own views on Innovation and how it can lead to better pricing practices of prices even and given our new normal. What opportunities do you foresee coming out at this pandemic? Thanks, Debra Soh Innovation pandemic. I mean this pandemic has forced the world to work remote interact electronically and to trust technology and then some of my esteemed colleagues have pointed out some of the

things that I'll touch on perhaps in a different way. There's a proverb proverb that's been credited to Plato necessity is the mother of invention. Our world is engulfed in a huge experiment which has surfaced new needs and us the opportunity for Innovation. I'm from Erickson so so much Groban cellular one of his favorite topic areas as an innovation enabler critical infrastructure such as cellular has stood the test of a sudden shift in usage on a bill that was unimagined and cellular has really excelled in that. There's a lot

of talk about 5G, but I'd like to touch on for G-Force as in Innovation enabler LTE. He made date a good enough for smartphone business models, like ride-sharing services to explode when we emerge out of pandemic isolation. Do we think Society will all of a sudden start using ride-sharing services, like nothing has happened or or will a new variant emerge. What about 5G LGE saw the emergence of Human Services ride-sharing apps for example resulted in a disrupter for the taxi and Private Car Service disruptor Revolution

5G will enable our Evolution and a revolution as well that the human Centric Evolution will be more bandwidth and lower latency. I mean humor humans always want more the revolution however will be all about data-driven outcomes iot is data-centric rather than human Centric coyotes another way to say opportunity. The pandemic has cut down on human interaction Life As We Knew It will never be the same. It will emerge in a different way. In our isolation who has not spent time thinking about how to make money,

right? All of us right necessity is the mother of invention and there are many Innovative folks that are impacted by This Global situation. Today's technology enablers have lower the barriers for innovators to take that first step as a society. We absolutely need innovators to be successful. I'm actually honored to work for a company with a legacy of providing Innovations with impact. Fun fact for some of you loose tooth was actually invented by Erickson and you believe that 25 years at Erickson and I am fortunate to apply my expertise in

cybersecurity data science and cellular towards lowering those barriers for innovators to innovate ride Vice be brave today. Maybe your day. Deborah back. Alright, thank you. It's the queue. So we've got about eight minutes left. If we want to open it up to the questions and answers for the panel not working out questions. I asked his contribution, but I think it's also very important as this being a woman and i r t spa panel to call out both Erickson and AT&T in the work that they have done with stem. So one of our earlier from programs,

actually the first women and I are cheap program was with the Girl Scouts of Northeast, Texas and together AT&T Erickson and a few others have Bill to 14 million dollars scam Innovation lab and so my my hat is off to to the women on this call. And when I know then that sass gave software in addition to that, but but these are our programs that are making a difference in people's lives and in women's lives and it's enormously appreciate it. Thanks for mentioning that yes. If I may add something to that, oh,

oh, I see. There's a question. I'll just acted quickly a sign when you're trying to do work yet. I can happen. You know, what's a bandwidth issue with that money and others Next Generation internet initiative that I'm actually participating in from the US side and we're working together looking at 5G and iot and cybersecurity we are so that's a really exciting opportunity and at the same time. They're also looking at better having equal going forward. So they're discussing which is really

heartening. I'm going to paraphrase it. This is someone he's asking about trusted methods that need that we need to take seriously as we are interviewing for a tech industry jobs for women interviewing for tech industry job. How do we improve our odds? Call Debra I would challenge you is the room to give us give us a tape on that something. I'd like to jump in. If you don't mind. One of the things that I have noted is that went when I see a an open job req a woman will go through all 10 bullets and say okay. I only made 7 of those

10 bullets. Therefore I shouldn't apply and we'll look at that same list of 10. And if they find one bullet that maybe they could if they turn their heads sideways where does meet they'll apply for that job. So it goes as was said when we first opened up confidence, right you are able to do more than you give yourself credit for. Right so women who want to go into technology? Can't set second. They have to have the confidence to say why not me. Why not me? That's exactly right. That's what I

see. I see we have our candidates give up their own before I interview them. I give them a set of questions and ask them to interview themselves and they give themselves a score from 1 to 5. Every male. I've ever had gave himself a five. It doesn't matter what and every woman gave herself somewhere between A3 and A4. Oscillating is when we act confident. Sometimes were threatening that works against us they like, you know that happens a lot. So that's

one of the interesting in there double sided coin issues of you have to act nice, but you want to ask Marvin their challenges. There are no matter what level you're talkin about ladies. We are going to be wrapping up. Thank you all for joining us audience. Thank you. We hope you enjoyed it and I choke we meet again. Thank you.

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