Over The Hill or Just Over Tech? Staying Viable in your IT Career

Taking a step back from new applications and concepts, this thought-provoking session will discuss things you should be thinking about regarding your IT career. Whether you’ve always been a tech geek, or whether you just became the de facto tech coordinator, you should not only be looking at where technology is going, but also where your career path is headed, and whether the two are going in the same direction. Do you have an IT job or an IT career? Can you write code? Do you need to? Will you still want to be working with technology when you’re 50 or 60?

Key Concepts:

  • Career Development
  • Learning
  • Staying Viable
  • Technology trends

Intermediate Lecture – 75 Minutes

Pam Lefkowitz, Core Computing

Pam LefkowitzBorn and raised in the Chicago area, I’ve owned my IT consultancy for nearly 20 years. I have clients all over the country and across the pond. I’d like to visit them all someday! I do like to play with cool toys that make my life easier and more fun…and sometimes those “toys” are actually tools. Work should be fun…MOST of the time.

I also treasure my time away from work – sleeping late on the weekend, playing with my dog, knitting (I created an app for that), casinos, Rock Band, a good bourbon, watching the Cubs (not all at once, geez). Then there’s that little matter called DNS……

 Robert Hammen, MC Services

Robert HammenRobert has worked with Apple technologies since 1979 (still owns his Lisa 2/10). After being in IT management for many years, Robert has spent the past 8 providing OS X and iOS consulting services, focused mainly on deployment and ongoing support for organizations ranging from small offices to Fortune 50 companies. Robert has all of Apple’s IT certifications and is also an Apple Certified Trainer. Robert is part of a team of consultants at MC Services, a Pewaukee, WI-based but nationally-known Apple consulting and training services organization.

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