4:00PM | Friday, November 16, 2018
Marian Hall | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland is Co-Founder and President of MWiT (Memphis Women in Technology), which is a Memphis non-profit geared to acknowledgment of diversity in technology career paths through community outreach and empowerment. As a former cloud account manager, Sarah is currently working on finishing her Master of Science in Information Systems at the University of Memphis and works as an IT Program Manager. Sarah has a vast passion for collaboration and bettering the community through network and support.

Anita Keely

Anita Keely is a Sr. Systems Specialist at AutoZone. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of information technology crossing the realms of software development, software design, system architecture, business system analysis, quality assurance and project management. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Iowa State and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Information Systems from the University of Memphis.

Troy Parkes

Troy started his journey as an executive in data management and then went on to sell his boutique investment firm to Sun Life Financial. Since then, he has focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Currently the Chief Blockchain Officer at DayaMed and Co-Founder of BookLocal. He is also assisting in innovation development at the FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis

Diversity in Technology panelists: Renee Timbs of WPG Americas Inc., Cherish Samuels of McDonald’s Corporation, Elizabeth Hayes of Fisher and Arnold, and Ibrahim Chum of Cannon & Cannon Inc. 

Entrepreneurship panelists: Kayla Graff of SweetBio, Dick Gadomski of PSI Group of Companies (LURGI) – Founder and CEO (Retired) and member of the Society of Entrepreneurs, Kevin Yancy of CodeCrew, and Shelby Peranich of Start Co.