VanessaVanessa is an IT & Engineering Design Professional who is focused on recruitment marketing & digital engagement. She has a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (#STEAM).

JeremyJeremy is an international marketing and operations executive focused on enabling enterprise ecosystems and connected communities through mobile solutions. His expertise includes payment systems, customer engagement, advertising and analytics.

Ihor GowdaIhor is a 20+ year veteran of the computing and telecom industries, and has an avid interest in the effect of technology issues on society. He is currently working on a play which will be produced in Austin in 2015.

Susan-croppedSusan is a Technical Documentation Writer/Editor and Programmer at Vizias and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego in 1995. Susan has worked in the high performance computing industry for over 17 years.

KarenKaren, a native Texan, is the Director of Human Resources at the Austin CPA firm of Atchley & Associates, LLP. Karen enjoys her volunteer service with several dynamic organizations in Austin and one of the things that drew her to the Austin Forum is the opportunity to spend time with so many intelligent, innovative, and engaged people because smart people are fun.