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Meet the Panelists
Join us on tonight on St. Patty’s Day for a panel discussion on #GSD [Gettin’ Sh*t Done]: Project Management for the Tech Professional. We have three experienced and talented project managers in the tech industry from right here in Wilmington who will collectively discuss perspectives on traditional PMP and modern scrum/agile methodologies: how they are different, how the concepts can work together, and how it all fits together in the tech business.
Kristin Lancaster – GE Power
Kristin is a highly strategic and energetic GE Software Project Manager at GE Hitachi who is currently developing predictive modeling and analytical software for nuclear energy customers on GE’s Predix platform.
Kristin joined GEH in 2012 as a Commercial Leader in the Nuclear Parts Team where she provided analytical, marketing, and financial metrics leadership to promote new nuclear parts solutions. She has 12 years of experience in the energy & consulting industry working in her early career years as a Duke Energy IT employee and consulting for Exelon’s BGE company on energy efficiency programs. Before relocation to Wilmington in 2012, Kristin worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as an energy management consultant for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon.
Kristin holds an MBA from Boston College and a Masters in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Jon Weiss – GE Digital
Jonathan Weiss is a User Experience Designer and Analyst for GE Digital’s Professional Services and Customer Success team. He owns the overall user experience and user interface design for customer solutions in the hybrid manufacturing division. Based on direct customer input and working in conjunction with product teams, he will help bring the vision of GE Digital to life by building state-of-the-art web-based manufacturing software that leverages some of the latest technologies.
Prior to GE, Jonathan designed and built best-in-class web and mobile products in a wide variety of industries including financial, legal and marketing sectors. He has over seven years of experience in the software design and development field and maintains a customer-centric approach on every project. Design thinking and delightful experience creation are just a few of the things he does every day.
Jessica Yenser – SPD Transformations
Current Position: Chief Process and Innovations Officer, SPD Transformations, LLC
Previous Position: Senior Data Intelligence Engineer, EMC Corporation
Jess has a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Masters of Science in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland, and has achieved both her ITIL and PMP certifications. She enjoys tackling challenges in and out of the office. From technical and program related challenges, to getting her dog to turn the lights off for her, if a process can be improved or a problem solved, she’s in!! She believes that work is a part of life, not life itself….but that doesn’t mean you can’t be producing Rock Star results.