For Immediate Release
The Good Search CEO is diversity speaker at Harvard University’s IT Summit
Westport, CT: Krista Bradford, the Founder and CEO of The Good Search is a featured diversity speaker at the Sixth Annual IT Summit at Harvard University. Ms. Bradford is appearing on on a discussion panel, “Diversity in IT: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Information technology suffers from a lack of diversity. As with many STEM careers, women and minorities remain under-represented in information technology occupations. Although there are promising long-term trends, there are some concerning short-term changes, and we have a long way to go before we reach equality. This presents significant challenges and opportunities for Harvard and the IT community at large. We will discuss the state of diversity at Harvard and other organizations, as well as opportunities to improve the situation and attract exceptional talent from all backgrounds.
As The Good Search CEO, Ms. Bradford has led numerous diversity talent acquisition engagements for some of the most powerful and successful companies in technology. A former investigative reporter and television journalist, she has worked tirelessly to boost diversity at the senior executive level and across technology organizations. Said Ms. Bradford, “I am honored to have been invited to be a participate as one of the diversity speakers and to discuss best practices in diversity. The Harvard University gathering offers unique insights designed to make diversity initiatives more effective.”
The Sixth Annual Summit takes place at Memorial Hall at 45 Quincy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Joining Ms. Bradford in the discussion are the following thought leaders:
Gabriele Fariello, Assistant Dean for Computing and Chief Information Officer, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Andi Karaboutis, Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions, and Corporate Affairs, Biogen
LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Pratike Patel, Chief Information Officer, Harvard Law School
The Sixth Annual IT Summit is hosted by The CIO Council at Harvard University. It is designed for University IT staff, key partners, and faculty to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education. Harvard faculty and staff present on a wide variety of IT projects and initiatives. External industry practitioners participate in an exhibition space and lunchtime educational sessions to share information and demonstrate on industry trends and practices.
About The Good Search, LLC
The Good Search recruits board and senior-level executives and technologists for luminaries in technology and media. Founded by an award-winning investigative journalist, The Good Search delivers candidates clients never dreamed existed; offers flat fee pricing you can trust; and hands over all the research, something traditional firms never do.