Can you please give us a brief introduction of who you are and your current business?
My name is Karen McCann. As an experienced IT Program Manager & Agile Scrum Master, I have led teams to develop the latest technologies for over 15 years within small companies, large corporations, and the US government. I am currently networking to discover opportunities to increase the value of IT systems within new organization. My family and I relocated to Raleigh 6 years ago from Washington DC.
Why did you join BPW?
BPW is a dynamic organization where I expect to meet female leaders in new industries in Raleigh/Durham. BPW affords me opportunity to “give-back” by using my vast network of IT professionals, organizational skills, and project management techniques to enhance the group and its agenda.
What are your favorite hobbies or interests outside of work?
Spending time with my family.
What is your favorite super-hero and why?
Wonder Woman as she is a powerful role model for young girls.
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What did you want to be when growing up?
What do you like to do on your days off?
Go on day trips with my family.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Increase my technical knowledge in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning) algorithms and Quantum technologies.
How do you define success?
Success is working with AI technologies in a challenging position that fully utilizes my project management and team building expertise.
What can BPW do to support you in your business?
BPW is a great resource to network within the local business community and to reach companies that need expert IT project management. I would most appreciate warm introductions to organizations looking to improve their management of IT system development and operations.