Topic: Speed Networking with Friday Coffee Meetup's very own Alec and Christy
This structured networking event will allow you to meet new professional and personal contacts and establish a basis for future collaboration in an exciting format. You will be randomly placed in small groups and each person will have a few minutes to give an overview of their background, their goals, and areas that they might be looking for new connections or ways they can help others.
If you are new to the format of speed networking don’t worry – we’ll have suggestions as to how to start, what to talk about, and how to follow up afterwards.
Come prepared with business cards to hand out during the session for follow-ups after!
Alec is a commercial leader who specializes in creating strategy and bringing technology products to market, with extensive experience in the energy sector.
His experience includes helping companies with their digital transformation, and using analytics to operate more efficiently.
His experience includes working for multinational and venture backed companies, and he enjoys helping build the Pasadena technology community. Alec has a B.A. from Yale University.
Christy Conner is a mainstay of greater Los Angeles' innovative technology arena. Utilizing a global perspective coupled with local insight, Christy is passionate about connecting people to create innovative new relationships.
Her professional background includes writing on leading-edge business topics that help companies work smarter to optimize their processes and increase revenue. Christy brings her extensive professional experience to bear as an instructor in change management who has taught on five continents.
Christy's work, travel and life abroad have taken her to over fifty countries. She earned her private pilot’s license and went on to obtain a BS in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has an MA in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC).
An introvert by nature, Christy enthusiastically shares her journey to teach others how to build strong and authentic relationships in her upcoming book, The Confident Connector: How to Build Your Must-Have Professional Network in an Era of Job Insecurity