Cara South has over 27 years in IT working throughout the full lifecycle with an emphasis on new technology. She has her Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Seattle Pacific University and multiple certifications in technology ( most recent Cloud technologies). Currently, she is an IT Senior Manager at Boeing responsible for Global Cloud Services focused on providing cloud solutions for International and bridging the transition to Cloud. She is actively engaged with Women in Technology (Women in Cloud) to inspire and open the pipeline opportunities for women to attain higher paying jobs in Technology. She has 3 amazing children who everyday provide the grounding and what life is about balance. She enjoys playing guitar in her band, kayaking, hiking and camping.
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Kristen Miller, Co-Founder / CEO of Stylyze, is an entrepreneur who has founded four companies in the Home Improvement/Home Décor Industry. As a co-founder of Stylyze, Kristen’s mission is provide a platform for retailers and customers that is transformative in how they create, match, and personalize design and inspiration with products.
Christine Puccio is a seasoned leader in the technology industry and a champion for diversity and inclusion. Over the past 25 years, Ms. Puccio has led high-performing sales teams and has built strategic partnerships for Fortune 500 companies such as F5, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, AT&T and Lockheed Martin. She currently serves as F5’s Global Vice President, Cloud Alliances & Go-To-Market (GTM) Programs. In this role Ms. Puccio is responsible for partnership expansions with global cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft and Google. Prior to her work with F5, Ms. Puccio served with distinction and recognition as the Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Red Hat. In 2017, she successfully launched neurodiversity at Red Hat – the first diversity and inclusion program in the company’s history. She has been featured in the media by Bloomberg, NBC15, Wharton Business School and the US Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. She has successfully completed multiple marathons including the elite Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco. In 2020 Ms. Puccio was named a Top 10 Most Influential Women In Cloud. She and her daughter live in Oakland, California.
Dan is a 19-year veteran with a focus on helping ISVs be great with Microsoft. A competent and highly-effective architect of strategic alliances in the world of cloud transformation, he thrives on facilitating co-selling motions and co-marketing programs between his colleagues and the Microsoft personnel with whom they go to market to enable everyone to exceed their scorecard objectives for ACA, ACR, and ISV co-sell.
Dan is a past presenter at major events such as Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Inspire (WPC), Microsoft Ignite, IT/Dev Connections, and Symantec Vision; a previous Microsoft Partner of the Year winner; and a frequent author of case studies, success stories, white papers, and blogs.
When he is not focused on being great with Microsoft, Dan spends a great deal of time as a volunteer hockey and Special Olympics coach, instilling in kids the values of sportsmanship and team play.
Michelle Pruitt is instrumental in guiding Fortune 500 and SMBs to accelerate their digital transformation and modernize their business, while bringing Cloud and AI (Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics) to the forefront. As Senior Director of SAP’s, Travel and Transportation Industries Business Unite, Pruitt’s passion for technology and customer advocacy has ignited workplaces to increase productivity and profitability while building a success story that fosters innovation and a competitive edge. Her accomplishments as a trained mediator, certified life coach and storyteller has fostered broad innovation with top leaders, helping them tap into their unrealized potential and impact by connecting technology, people and situational environments.