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Kate Clark with Make and Build, and Debbie Binette and Eric Eigen with Core Technologies


Kate Clark / Make & Build Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Kate Clark is the Marketing Manager for Atlanta-based Digital Agency, Make & Build. Before Make & Build Kate led all outward facing communications and marketing for eHire, an Atlanta-based Technology Recruitment Agency. Kate is well known for her involvement in Atlanta’s Technology community, she currently organizes the: Atlanta Big Data User Group, Atlanta User Experience Group, Atlanta Titanium Developers, Atlanta Spring User Group and Make & Build’s Geek Nights, a quarterly happy hour for the Tech community. To learn more, check out her LinkedIn profile:

Debbie Binette and Eric Eigen / Core Technologies, Inc. Linkedin Facebook



Mike Savory with Sage One and Indra Dattagupta with Xiverti


Mike Savory / Sage One Twitter Facebook

Mike Savory is a product manager for Sage, with product strategy responsibility for Sage One in North America, part of Sage’s global cloud solution for start-ups and small businesses. Additionally, he is focused on market research, voice of the customer, and helping to coordinate development with other Sage One global platform teams.

Indra Dattagupta / Xiverti, LLC Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Indra Dattagupta is a 20+ years professional in the information technology industry. During her long professional career, she has provided her knowledge and consulting expertise to companies, such as, Digital Equipment, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Her vast experience and deep understanding of integrated technologies, has benefitted many Fortune 100 companies, and enabled her to pursue her own goal – her own venture.

Indra started Xiverti, LLC in October of 2009 as a staffing enterprise. The firm very quickly engaged itself in technology and consulting services in North America. Today, XIVERTI’s Application Development and Staffing/Global Sourcing Services practices are company’s fastest-growing business segments.

Indra passionately supports 10 children with assistance for education & shelter in India. She has worked tirelessly for organizations such as Raksha, Asha for Education, and Habitat for Humanity and is currently serving on the Board of Emerge Scholarships, a non-profit that provides scholarships to deserving women whose education was interrupted by life. She is serves as a Board Member with the GNFCC (Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce) and serves on their Work Force Development Committee. Indra serves on the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) Board, Atlanta Chapter. She is also on the board of GATN (Greater Alpharetta Technology Network) a non-profit organization that will work to help create, unite and strengthen the Greater Alpharetta technology company community by promoting and advancing the interests of that community through the offering of networking, educational, and thought leadership events and opportunities. She also volunteers as an Industry Guide at the RUMC(Roswell United Methodist Church) for their Job Networking Events.



Sara Buchanan with My Job Connector and Your Talent Bridge, and Erica Stanley with Women Who Code


Sara Buchanan / My Job Connector & Your Talent Bridge

Prior to founding Your Talent Bridge, Sara developed her passion for identifying, recruiting, and developing talent when she became the youngest Sales Manager in BellSouth’s history to be promoted into BellSouth’s Management ranks at age 24.

With a dedication to excellence while in corporate America, Sara received over 17 awards for sales achievement and dedication to excellence. In September 2013, Sara was selected to participate in the LaunchPad2X Program sponsored by the Atlanta Technology Angels; after My Job Connector was identified as a high potential growth company that is female owned.

My Job Connector was also showcased at the Atlanta Metro Chamber’s Workforce Partnership Showcase in December 2013 for being an innovative leader in MJC’s approach to talent acquisition and talent pipeline development. My Job Connector was a crowd favorite and hailed as, “the future of recruiting.”

Sara will be featured on Atlanta’s local NBC channel on “Atlanta’s Technology Edge” in August 2014 when My Job Connector launches. Sara has also been invited by Dr. Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman College, to be one of two female innovators and entrepreneurs featured at a Spelman convocation in the fall of 2014. Sara graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinguished honors from Spelman College in 2000.

Being committed to and passionate about issues surrounding underserved communities and youth talent development, Sara has dedicated over $15,000 in time and service on behalf of Your Talent Bridge to Usher’s New Look Foundation in organizing and implementing the foundation’s first STEM Day in Atlanta and LA.

As Sara is also committed to women’s empowerment and issues facing women, she is also a founding member of the Women’s Solidarity Society, an affiliate group of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Sara also has plans to launch a foundation with the mission to provide interactive STEM learning activities, leadership development, and academic development for underserved minority middle and high school students through the My Job Connector platform.

Sara has been an invited speaker at: Emory Goizueta’s Business School’s Diversity Leadership Conference; Spelman College, the Women on the Move Summit, the Atlanta Metro Chamber, the National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Urban League, A Green T.I.E Affair; the annual Training Inspires Entrepreneurship event hosted by the Gwinnett AKA Chapter; Success360; and Zion Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

Erica Stanley / Women Who Code Linkedin Twitter

Erica Stanley is a software architect and consultant with 15 years of experience providing innovative user-driven solutions. She holds a B.S and M.S in Computer Science from Clark Atlanta University. She has conducted post-graduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, she specialized in graphics, visualization and telepresence. She has worked for industry leaders like Turner Broadcasting, Myspace, Facebook, Oracle and Boeing. Erica has been a leader at four startup firms, of which, two were acquired by Fortune 100 companies. She understands what is takes to groom young technology leaders and entrepreneurs and has shared these skills as a mentor and organizer in the atlanta tech community. She co- founded the Atlanta network of Women Who Code, where she organizes monthly tech talks, workshops, hack nights and networking events for women technologists.


Special Edition: Women In Technology


Katie Tucker / Systems Evolutions, Inc. 

Katie joined Systems Evolution, Inc. (SEI- Atlanta) as a Business & Technology Consultant focused on change and project management. Prior to SEI, Katie worked for Cbeyond in various roles. While at Cbeyond, Katie served as a Sr. Program Manager in Technology & Operations where she was responsible for program management for building acquisition across all markets. Katie also served as a Marketing Program Manager for Cbeyond. Katie has worked in IT for more than a decade gaining a diverse skill set from various roles and organizations. Prior to joining Cbeyond, Katie served as the Marketing and Sales Development Manager for an IT services company, where she developed brand and marketing presence. Katie has also held sales and marketing roles at several IT companies such as: Scintel Technologies, Pinpoint IT Services and Fujitsu Consulting.

Katie gives back to the community where she lives and works by giving her time and talent to multiple organizations. She currently serves as Program Director of Signature Events for the WIT Women of the Year Awards. She has also volunteered in the past through Girls Get IT and served as Project Manager for the Women of the Year Awards. Most recently she took on a new role as co-chair for the Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta “Strong, Smart & Bold Awards Luncheon” where she lead a team of volunteers to raise more than $118,000 for Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta.

Katie earned her Bachelors of Business degree in marketing and management from Piedmont College and a Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Denise Bouie / Change Agent

Denise Bouie is an extremely determined, honest, and outgoing Management Professional has more than 16 years of combined experience in customer service and quality assurance as well as providing administrative and operations leadership and assistance in the telecommunications industry. Trustworthy candidate is currently seeking a challenging role in call center management, ideally with a dynamic and progressive industry leader. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills make the candidate successful in working with clients, staff, and other professionals in various areas across different job levels. Dedicated professional demonstrates key abilities in leadership, management, client relations, quality assurance, process improvement, negotiation, troubleshooting, critical decision making, planning, analysis, communication, organizational development, training, and problem solving. Effectively contributes towards organizational achievement, leads cross-functional teams with positive determination, thrives in demanding team environments, professionally deals with increased challenges and responsibilities, and performs extremely well under pressure.

Stacey Sinkiewicz / WIT

Stacey Sinkiewicz is the first business development director for Women in Technology (WIT). She oversees fundraising and resource development to ensure the continuation and growth of WIT’s programs. Stacey works closely with current and future funders to create collaborative partnerships that further sponsors’ objectives while also helping WIT pursue its mission of advocating for women of all ages in Georgia’s STEM community.

She is a veteran of Atlanta’s non-profit sector, where she learned to maximize lean teams and leaner budgets to advance worthy missions. Prior to joining WIT, Stacey served as the Director of Development for Piedmont Park Conservancy where she worked with corporate, foundation, government and individual funders to maintain Atlanta’s Piedmont Park as a world-class destination. During her tenure at the Conservancy, Stacey served on the project team that launched the return of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s free concerts to Piedmont Park.

She has also served as the Director of Museum Development for the Atlanta History Center, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and held marketing and special events positions with the Alliance Theatre and the Woodruff Arts Center.

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia.



Special Edition: Georgia CIO Leadership Association


Bill VanCuren / NCR

Bill VanCuren is vice president and CIO for NCR Corporation. Bill is a member of both the corporate leadership team and Chief Financial Office organizations.

His current assignment as the CIO has oversight over the full application realization process, portfolio management, global networks and processing services for both internal and external customer services, security and compliancy, and all workgroup computing. Bill has 30 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field and has held increasingly responsible positions.

Bill established the first NCR captive IT development center in India, championed the engineering processes to achieve the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3, and has driven world-class levels of both efficiency and improved effectiveness via a combined IT and business governance. As a result of implementing leading practice strategies, his organization is consistently named to the Information Week500, and was listed in CIO magazine’s 2014 CIO 100 and Bill was named CIO of the year in Georgia for 2011.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has also received executive training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, along with a variety of extended leadership training from the NCR University.

He is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Georgia CIO Leadership Association(GCLA). He is also an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia – Terry School of Business, MIS Department.

Bill lives in Cumming, Georgia with his wife, Jeannie, and their three sons. His hobbies include skiing and landscaping. Bill is a member of both The Ohio State University Buckeye Club and the President’s Club.

Jay Ferro / American Cancer Society

Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.

Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Jay served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a rapidly growing and recognized innovator in health care facility management. Jay spent the previous 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for AIG Aerospace, a leading global aerospace insurer. At AIG, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization.

Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jay was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non-profit group, Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research, and currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization which helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community, and in 2013 was named Board Chair.

Jay earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Terry College of Business.

Jay lives in the Metro Atlanta Area with his 3 sons: Trey, Connor and Alex.