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L to R, Dean Maryam Alavi, Connie Taylor, Sandy Welfare, Denise Hines, and Jennifer Bonnett
L to R, Dean Maryam Alavi, Connie Taylor, Sandy Welfare, Denise Hines, and Jennifer Bonnett

Dean Maryam Alavi featured on Business Radio X Women in Technology Panel

Joined by fellow Woman of the Year award winners, Dean Maryam Alavi discusses the future of business and technology, globalization, and a lifetime of learning.

Following her recognition as the 2017 Women in Technology Woman of the Year for mid-size organizations and educational institutions, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech Dean, Maryam Alavi, visited Atlanta-based Business Radio X to discuss the future of technology with three other award winners.

The distinguished guests of the Women of the Year radio panel included Jennifer Bonnett, Director/General Manager of the Georgia Tech-affiliated Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and Founder/Chief Chick (CEO) of StartupChicks; Sandy Welfare, Executive Director of Women In Technology; Dr. Denise Hines, head of eHealth Services Group and also serves as the Executive Director of Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN); and Connie Taylor, Vice President of Global R&D at Manhattan Associates. The panel was moderated by Business Radio X host, Katy Galli.

The group of female leaders were part of a monthly series focused on women in technology and the rise of artificial intelligence. During the one-hour podcast, the panel discussed strategies for both men and women to advance their career in the technology and business sectors, the necessity of adaptability to innovation in a globalized society, and lessons they’ve learned through a life of commitment to their respective fields.

“All leaders must have an entrepreneurial mindset,” Dean Alavi explains when asked about one of the most important leadership qualities. “Increasingly, as a result of constant change, the only way to compete effectively, and the only way to be successful in business and society, is through innovation.”

Maryam Alavi

Please take a moment to enjoy Dean Alavi’s personal insights regarding Scheller College of Business’ position at the intersection of business and technology, as well as the role of Scheller College development of future leaders, and the challenges she faces as a renowned leader in technology.


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