In 2016, the Women of InfoComm Breakfast was held once again during Integrate. Held at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park on the 24th of August, this event witnessed a gathering of women within the AV and technology industry to empower them as professionals and provide a support community.
Here are some information from the 2016 Women of InfoComm Event. 2017 Women of InfoComm details will be released mid-2017.
Inspiring Women in Technology —The Role of Mentors in Fast-Tracking Your Career
In this talk, Shara shares her personal story her journey from a newly minted university graduate with a bachelors degree in Political Science to following her new found passion for technology, software engineering and designing telecommunications protocols. Rising through the technical ranks to become a lead software architect, and having fabulous business mentors who encouraged her to become involved in international computer associations. Sharing the triumphs, trials and tribulations along the way, Shara will talk about her path to founding and running two successful professional services firms, the first of which (Telsyte) she sold to publicly listed UXC. She’ll also talk about her recent transition to becoming an internationally known futurist and keynote speaker, and the mentors she’s surrounded herself with to make this a reality.
About the Speaker
Technology Futurist and CEO, Market Clarity
Shara Evans is a Technologist, Futurist and Keynote Speaker. She is recognis ed as one of the world’s top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies. She’s the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm, and Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology for the past 19 years.Shara is a regular media commentator on technology issues – appearing on shows such as Sky News, The Drum, 7:30 and is regularly quoted in publications such as the Financial Review, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and many others.Shara helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what’s available today to imagine the world in 5 or 10 years, and assists them in commercialising these concepts into innovative new products and services.
In her keynote speeches, Shara brings together the latest technology innovations and cutting – edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights for a wide range of industries.
Shara has crafted a unique career in the technology industry, with roles spanning software engineering, program management, sales and marketing, founding two successful technology analyst firms and most recently focusing on the world of emerging technologies and becoming a sought after keynote speaker.