DC Micro Tech Talks: Small groups discuss big ideas in tech!

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Please join us at Capital One's Tyson's Corner campus for a night of the latest and greatest ideas in tech. Break up into one of our six discussion groups and rotate through three rounds of small talks, giving you both an intimate understanding, and large scope of different hot-button topics in today's tech! Choose your own adventure (and tech topics) through an amazing night of guided tech talks!

6pm-6:30pm: Guest arrival and sign in

6:30pm-6:55pm: Micro Tech Talk Round #1
*Quick break*
7pm - 725pm: Micro Tech Talk Round #2
*Quick break*
7:30pm-8pm- Micro Tech Talk Round #3

8pm-8:30pm - Closing reception and final remarks

Meet Our Discussion Leaders:

Bianca J. Jackson, MBA, PMP®
Discussion Topic: ‘Creative Storytelling in VR/AR’
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/biancajjackson

Bianca Jackson is social entrepreneur, storyteller speaker, and award-winning project manager with 14+ years of experience managing IT infrastructure, web, mobile, video, and VR/AR projects for Fortune 500 companies such as National Geographic, UnitedHealth Group, Marriott, and USA Today.
During her tenure as project manager for USA Today’s Emerging Tech Tech, the team built the Pulitzer Prize-winning experience - The Wall VR. Bianca speaks at national conferences such as SXSW, Wonder Women Tech, and Tech Inclusion NY. She was selected as a SH//FT diversity scholar for the Oculus Connect 4 virtual reality conference.
In her spare time, Bianca is building social enterprise called BrickRose Exchange, www.BrickRoseExchange.org, an event venue based in Baltimore, MD designed for social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and purpose-driven professionals to attend and host meetings, trainings, discussions, and forums.

Matthew Cousens, Software at IBM
Discussion: ‘Data Encryption is Underrated’

Matthew Cousens has worked as a software tester at IBM Corporation for the past sixteen years and has worked in every major phase of the software testing lifecycle and has experienced first-hand the transition from waterfall to agile techniques. He is currently a Developer Advocate, IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE - US/East
He has presented numerous sessions on IBM products across the US in this capacity. In his current role as a Developer Advocate, Matt is responsible for speaking about the business value of the mainframe and the technology that enables that value. He is passionate about testing and IBM Z, and the way these enable mission-critical workloads to be trusted to IBM Z.

Uday Kumar, Product @ Capital One, Google Developer Expert in Product Strategy
Discussion : 'Principles for Designing Human-Centered AI Systems'
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/udaykumardc

Uday Kumar leads the delivery of card authorization products at Capital One and has over 20 years of industry experience leading software product teams. He has led both consumer and platform product teams, and has worked for F500, non-profit, and startup organizations. He has an engineering and business background, and started his career as a software engineer. He has high interest in leveraging the transformative power of AI towards enhancing customer experience and outcomes. He spends time researching and evangelizing principles and strategies for designing human-centered AI systems.

Anil Kommaraju, Strategic Technology Leader @ Capital One
Discussion: Serverless Architecture with a special emphasis on GoLang
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anil-kommaraju/

Has been with Capital One Financial for the past 8 years and been part of key strategic initiatives such as Commissioning the Capital One Enterprise API Gateway, and migrating very high volume applications such as Enterprise Payments from Corporate Data Center to AWS. Currently I am leading Capital One Small Business Card Acquisitions systems that are responsible for Capturing and Processing Small Business Credit Card Application.

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