Tech It Out 2020


Tech it Out Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, September 8 – 29

2:00 – 3:00PM ET

Personalization & Organizational Maturity

September 8, 2020
Consumers today expect products and services to feel personalized for them individually. Learn how businesses can define a roadmap that delivers meaningful progress toward successful personalization.
  • Offer a guide to help develop and deploy successful personalization programs
  • Explore topics from data strategy and infrastructure to organizational capabilities
  • Review the importance of an iterative personalization approach
  • Review cross-functional maturity models for personalization roadmaps

Cara Caruso is a sales and marketing consultant with an extensive background in digital technology. Her personal mission is to drive profitable revenue growth for clients. Through a nearly 20 year career that weaved between technology and financial services, she offers a unique perspective with experience in B2B and B2C.

When provided with goals, she is known for exceeding expectations – it’s about more than delivering numbers. Cara prides herself on complete customer experience. Whether it’s building a financial services business from nothing, or rapidly growing a product line, her success stems from creating repeatable business processes.

Produced in partnership with: Capgemini

DevOps 101

September 15, 2020
What is DevOps? (Spoiler alert: it’s short for software development & IT operations.) This introductory overview, geared toward people without technical backgrounds, will cover foundational concepts by looking at case studies from various industries, with a focus on how DevOps works at Comcast. Better knowledge and understanding of this topic will help you coach, communicate, and guide technical people on the team who ultimately need to implement DevOps while also helping the team identify technical impediments.

Shiju Daniel works as a Site Reliability Engineer for Comcast. He holds bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in Information Technology. Shiju has worked for Aramark, Price Waterhouse, and several startups as a Java developer.

Jenny Wong recently joined Comcast as a Software Engineer.  She has a passion to solve problems and create innovative platforms. In addition to learning about technology, Jenny enjoys finding books to read, throwing frisbees, and watching cat videos.

Produced in partnership with: Comcast Technology & Product

AWS 101

September 22, 2020
Maximize the potential of the cloud by avoiding “lift-and-shift” mentality to embrace the speed, elasticity, and automation it makes possible. This course will cover the breadth and depth of AWS Cloud services, and best practices for building and securing applications with foundational services.

Amit Kalawat is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services based out of New York. He works with Global Media and Entertainment customers as they transform their businesses and journey to the cloud.  He currently holds 12 AWS certifications and has published several technical blogs.  Prior to joining AWS he was a Sr Principal at CA Technologies.  He attended the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee where he received a Bachelors of Technology in Electrical Engineering, and speaks three languages.

Produced in partnership with: AWS

Machine Learning on AWS

September 29, 2020
Amazon Web Services offers the broadest and deepest set of machine learning services and supporting cloud infrastructure. This puts machine learning in the hands of every developer, data scientist, and expert practitioner.

Suchitra Sathyanarayana

Suchitra is a manager at the Amazon Machine Learning Solutions Lab, where she leads a team of data scientists on customer-facing ML initiatives across verticals such as sports, automotive, healthcare, and more, from ideation to development of ML solutions. Prior to joining AWS, Suchitra was Founder and CEO of, an AI-powered health and wellness platform. Before this, she served as the Director of R&D at Nauto, where she led and built a team of 10 CV/ML/data scientists to develop and deploy several product features towards driver safety and driver behavior analysis. During her postdoctoral work at the University of California San Diego, Suchitra developed computer vision techniques for infant biometrics to facilitate efficient immunization programs in Africa, a project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where her thesis focused on the use of CV/ML for developing advanced driver assistance systems. Suchitra has over 25 publications in international peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and has 10 US patents filed (5 granted).

Produced in partnership with: AWS

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