X is not Y and is surely not Z in the Digital Age

Witnessing over 20,000 women in tech attendees at the Grace Hopper Conference 2018, the majority of those by pure observation seems to be in their early twenties, hence Generation Z (those born after 1998). They fill all the lecture rooms about IT & AI, occupy the career fair booths, and are all consumed with technology,… Continue reading X is not Y and is surely not Z in the Digital Age

He said “if you want a playground, go find another job”

Roughly six years ago, while working at my previous employer Verizon, I asked one of the technology leaders, who was probably having a bad day, why we don’t have a tech playground so that technologists like us can innovate. His answer was, “if you want a playground, go find another job.” That statement both hit… Continue reading He said “if you want a playground, go find another job”

Supporting more women in tech

Cheers to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, Grace Hopper, who pioneered computer programming with COBO. Cheers to all the women in tech who run code, projects, teams, and companies. But all the cheering is not enough. We need more diversity and inclusion in the computing workforce. According to ncwt.org, only 26% of the computing… Continue reading Supporting more women in tech

I am I in AI

I am addressing this to starters and professionals in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. It is part of a talk I plan to do at the University of Texas in Dallas next month. The letters “A” and “I” are ubiquitous these days with the words “Artificial Intelligence.” But I want to change… Continue reading I am I in AI

Don’t Panic. Focus and Learn New Skills

Technical professionals are under pressure to learn something new for fear of missing out on the latest technologies. Non-technical professionals fear that technology and automation will take their roles away, so they are also under pressure to learn something new—all for the same reasons – fear of missing out or losing their value. Fear takes… Continue reading Don’t Panic. Focus and Learn New Skills