CS career tracks: A long-term view on opportunities (FULL!)

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Herengracht 498

Herengracht 498 · Amsterdam

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Hi everyone,

We're excited to announce our kick off event for 2019, Career Tracks in CS!

Whether you are new to CS, have been in a CS role for a few years, or are in a manager position - we'll discuss how you can grow in your role and inspire you on interesting long-term options (some of which might not be immediately obvious!)

We'll hear from 3 folks who are in different stages of their career, including industry veterans.

6 - 7pm: Welcome drinks, snacks
7 - 7:30pm: Talk by Kees
7:30 - 8:30pm: Panel on CS Career Tracks + Q&A
8:30 - 9pm: Networking, drinks and snacks


The CS Executive: Kees Pronk

Kees is a force to be reckoned with. Before joining Optimizely, he managed Microsoft's Western European strategic approach to integrating the voice of Microsoft customers and partners into both products & services, processes and tools.

Before this he was the Senior Director Partner & Field Operations at Microsoft's EMEA Operations Centre (EOC) in Dublin, managing the strategic, business and operational services to Microsoft Channel Partners and internal stakeholders across 62 subsidiaries.

He's also the author of The Journey to Value: Charting a course for success in emerging markets together


The Go-To-Market Heavyweight: Sherali Karimov https://www.linkedin.com/in/skarimov/

From Sherali: "Adapting as a business is a matter of survival. Having the right data mixed with enabling people with diversity of experiences is key to managing such change successfully"

Sherali has 15+ years of experience not only leading Customer Success teams, but all aspects of running a successful business. He now focuses his time on teaching other executives the skills they need to succeed. We're excited to hear his unique perspective on how to stay humble, foster a growth mind-set and stay focused on outcomes.


The Industry Veteran: Rachel Bethany

Rachel has 11 years of experience in customer-facing roles across the product analytics, energy management, and international education spaces. Having worked in the US, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands, she brings a clear perspective on the importance of framing the story of your career and on how to translate functional skills across industries.

The Biz-Tech Hybrid: Steven Grijzenhout

Steven has a background in Computer Science and Business, successfully transitioning from a developer and consultant background to ultimately becoming the Global Head of RealtimeBoard.