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Tech Evolutions: Cloud Computing and Digital Transformation - Presented by IBM

Start Date: 8/12/2021

Start Time:6:30 PM EDT

Duration:90 minutes

    The world is changing fast, and tech right along with it.
It’s important to keep up with it so you stay in the know! Tools like cloud technology and artificial intelligence are growing fast and changing the way we work.
Organizations are even combining these tools, opting into hybrid cloud technologies to get the job done. Since these tools are here to stay, and constantly switching up, it’s important to get the lowdown. That’s why we’re hosting a session all about cloud technology and AI.

We’re breaking down what these tools are, why we should care, and what they mean for the future ahead.

If you are:
Someone who works with cloud technologies, technology, AI or IT
Interested in artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud technologies
A Black professional looking to connect with your peers

Then join us for a fascinating talk about the Cloud!  

If you're already registered for the Tech Evolutions: Cloud Computing and Digital Transformation - Presented by IBM webcast, click below:



Cedric Cook

Chief of Staff / EA to SVP IBM Cloud and Data Platform at IBM


Cedric Cook is Chief of Staff to Senior Vice President of Global Markets. He is responsible for leading numerous staff activities and special projects that focus on IBM’s Ecosystem Go-to-market and driving IBM’s Data and AI platform business into the next era as a leading Cloud and AI company. In his prior role, Cedric served as a Product Management leader where he directed IBM Cloud software development, design, and enablement for Networking security and Cloud platform service technologies. Major product brands under Cedric’s leadership include Satellite Link, IBM Secure Gateway, and IBM Power Virtual Servers. LinkedIn:

Demi Ajayi

Open Source Community Manager | Call for Code for Racial Justice


Demi is the Open Source Community Manager for Call for Code for Racial Justice where she works to increase contribution to our open source solutions and participation in the community by developers and non-developers alike. She was previously the lead product manager for IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding, an API hosted on IBM Cloud. She has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. LinkedIn:

Priyanka Mehandiratta

Founder and CEO


Priyanka Mehandiratta is a multi-talented woman with a unique award under her belt - one of “The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020” – recognized by Analytics Insight and was recently featured in Valiant CEO Magazine for her work in shaping the next generation leaders. She is a Certified Trainer, Certified Executive Coach, and an MBA Graduate and has received numerous Super Achiever awards and has also been accredited by former colleagues as ‘the go-to person for coaching and learning. Her experience has granted her solid trust from her clients. After building her career of 16 years in talent management and run global projects for big banks and consulting, she successfully transitioned into the world of leadership development. After solidifying DX learning Canada in 2018 as a Startup in the space of accelerated Leadership Development, Priyanka recently founded “Unmute” with the sole purpose of creating the workforce of the future. LinkedIn:

John Davy

Lead Technical Instructor

Per Scholas

With over ten years of IT consulting and support experience , John has a great passion for bringing technology education and IT industry insights to a student audience hungry for career growth. As a technical instructor for Per Scholas, he routinely finds himself helping people from all walks of life find healthy perceptions of their technical abilities. John currently possesses the AWS Cloud Practitioner, Security+, Network+ and A+certifications. His professional experience includes ten years of technical and management roles with a focus on performance metrics and client satisfaction. LinkedIn:

Osai Osaigbovo

Executive Director Machine Learning Engineering

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cher Jones

Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Strategist

Socially Active

Cher Jones is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality. As the founder of Socially Active Training, she leverages over 20 years of PR, marketing and broadcasting experience to help professionals, leaders and consultants develop a credible and strategic online presence while teaching them how to use social media at work for work. Her passion, knowledge and expertise have many referring to her as one of North America's leading experts in online personal branding for professionals. She has worked internationally with a wide variety of organizations including Rogers, Hong Kong Police, PokerStars, BlackBerry, Industrial Alliance, The City of Toronto, MPI, The UK Trade and Investment, The Ontario Ministry of Education and CBC to name a few. Cher is also the host of a weekly LinkedIn livestream called #JustAskCher LIVE where she offers tips and advice to help you develop a powerful and professional brand online! Linkedin profile-
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