From March 11th-13th, 2019, CompTIA hosted their second annual Communities & Councils Forum (CompTIA CCF) in Chicago, IL. Smith.ai’s head of growth and education Maddy Martin was on the opening keynote panel, moderated the Emerging Technology and Advancing Diversity in Technology joint session, and helped facilitate the Emerging Technology Community meeting.
CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist James Stanger moderated the opening keynote on Tuesday morning, March 11 where Maddy contributed as a panelist alongside CrushBank’s David Tan. The panel addressed the “future gap”: the space between what emerging tech has made possible and what has actually been adopted. They covered a wide range of topics. Some key takeaways include:
Later Tuesday morning, Maddy helped lead the CompTIA Emerging Technology (EmTech) Community meeting as a newly elected Executive Council member (as of 2019). The meeting addressed:
Tuesday afternoon, Maddy moderated “How Emerging Technologies can Bolster Diversity and Inclusion,” a joint workshop between the Emerging Technology Community and the Advancing Diversity in Technology Community. The meeting addressed:
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