Diversity in IT Leadership

Wednesday, December 11

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Career Voyage

Damani Short
Founder / CEO, Lexico Consulting

As governments are challenged with business imperatives such as Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Citizen and Business Experience Transformation, employing diversity in IT leadership has proven to be a critical enabling strategy. One that produces better solutions to complex initiatives.

Join Damani Short, a seasoned practitioner who has built many diverse IT leadership teams and has been exposed to many best practices and many worst practices, to explore how to attract, develop and retain diverse IT leaders in order to engage their new perspectives, avoid group-think and deliver improved business outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Thought leadership and clarity to attracting diverse IT leadership to respective attendees organizations.
  2. Gain ideas and guidance for developing diverse IT professionals.
  3. Get ideas and plans for retaining diverse IT talent.

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central