Viewing posts from: November 2000


Project 30

The Impact of COVID-19 on Entrepreneurship

Nelly Yusupova is the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, a bootcamp created to help non-technical entrepreneurs and business people understand tech and fast track success. She talks about how the pandemic has encouraged her to shift her bootcamp online and the way she has updated her platform to provide key skills like managing teams remotely. Learn more about Nelly and this project here:

Source: Huawei USA


Project 29

The impact of COVID-19 with global innovation expert Rebecca Fannin

Huawei’s Sonja Thompson speaks to Rebecca Fannin, leading expert on global innovation, technology writer and founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures, about the effects COVID-19 is having on business in Silicon Valley, U.S.-China relations and the overall economy.

Source: Huawei USA


Project 28

Tech4Her: A conversation with Amber Zertuche of IGNITE Worldwide

Tune in to a conversation between Amber Zertuche, the San Francisco Regional Director at IGNITE Worldwide, and Huawei’s Sonja Thompson about the need to empower women to get involved in technology. Amber explains her passion and the many ways IGNITE partners with schools and companies to spark excitement for girls to get involved in technology field.

Source: Huawei USA


Project 11

TR Member Spotlight with Old Mycroft

The TR Member Spotlight shines a bright light on Brian Drake, better known in the forums as Old Mycroft.

When Sonja Thompson contacted this TR member, he said: “I was wondering how long it might be before the Scots got a chance to be heard.” He even bought a landline for the occasion.

Learn how Old Mycroft got started in IT, his education background, work history, musical claim to fame, and many more entertaining stories. Listen to the podcast.

Source: TechRepublic


Project 10

Inside TechRepublic with John M. McKee

In this Inside TechRepublic podcast, Sonja Thompson talks to TechRepublic’s CareerCoach, John M. McKee, who writes in the IT Leadership blog.

Find out how John got involved in career coaching, why he thinks some of his blog posts are controversial, what top career concerns IT professionals are currently facing, and much more. Listen to the podcast.

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Source: TechRepublic


Project 6

Women in IT: Esther Dyson, Technology Commentator

In this podcast of the Women in IT series on TechRepublic, technology investor and commentator Esther Dyson talks about important tech developments in the next five years and words of advice for women who are interested in pursuing a career in IT.

In October of 2006, I gave a presentation at TechRepublic about the history of women in IT. One of the women I highlighted in my PowerPoint was Esther Dyson, who is known in the IT community as an investor and a commentator on emerging digital technology. Several months later (July of 2007), I actually met Esther at BlogHer 2007. She graciously agreed to be a part of TechRepublic’s Women in IT series. Listen to the podcast interview.

“It’s been such an amazing, fun life… and it’s not over yet!” — Esther Dyson

One of the most exciting things about meeting Esther — aside from the fact that she was in my history lesson — was that she used to work for CNET Networks. That employment link gave me a certain sisterhood bond vibe, like we were related in a distant cousin sort of way. Not only that, but Esther is knowledgeable, insightful, and serves as a great example of IT success for women and men alike.

What? You haven’t heard of Esther? Here’s a little snip from her bio:

“Esther’s primary activity is investing in start-ups and guiding many of them as a board member. Her board seats include 23andMe, Boxbe, CVO Group, Eventful, Evernote, IBS Group (Russia, advisory board), Meetup, Midentity (UK), NewspaperDirect, Yandex (Russia)…and WPP Group (not a start-up). Some of her other direct IT investments include Flickr and (sold to Yahoo!), BrightMail (sold to Symantec), Orbitz (sold to Cendant), Medstory (sold to Microsoft), ActiveWeave, BlogAds, ChoiceStream, Dotomi, Linkstorm, Mashery, Ovusoft, Plazes, Powerset, Resilient, Tacit, Technorati, Visible Path, and Zedo.”

Yes, she’s busy! When I asked Esther what event or events stick out as pivotal to her IT career, she began, “I’ve had such an amazing, fun life… and it’s not over yet!”

Find out what important developments Esther sees coming in the next five years, companies that are doing interesting things that we should watch out for, and how she balances being a technology investor and a commentator.

Source: TechRepublic