Microsoft Insights 2013
On Tuesday, October 29, join us as we kick off a series of Microsoft Insights events. Learn about emerging opportunities in technology fields, gain insights into the training available to you, and discover the resources available that will help put you ahead of the pack.

Join us live on October 29 for a chance to win a certification exam pack. Register today!

COURSE OUTLINE

   9:00am-10:00am: Live Panel Discussions
   10:10am-12:00pm: Conversations with Experts

Attend live on October 29 to be eligible to win a certification exam pack!

Instructor Team
Barnaby Dorfman | SVP & GM, PayScale.com
Barnaby Dorfman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products, PayScale.com. Barnaby has been an entrepreneur and executive in the consumer Internet space for over a 15 years. After Amazon.com acquired Bibliofind.com in 1999, where he was general manager, Barnaby led a team to develop new product categories in the Amazon Marketplace. During his 7 years at Amazon, key roles included vice president of search technology, and director at the Internet Movie Database, where he created IMDbPro.com. Prior to his current role at PayScale, Barnaby was founder and CEO of Foodista.com a food news and cooking website.
Shravan Goli | President, Dice
Shravan Goli has been the President of Dice since joining the company in March 2013. An internet and media veteran, Mr. Goli is responsible for executing the growth strategy for Dice.com, ClearanceJobs and the Slashdot Media brands. Before joining our company, Mr. Goli served as Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com which he joined in late 2009 as President, where he sparked impressive growth through product innovation, increasing engagement and uncovering additional revenue opportunities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Goli was at Microsoft from 1995 to 2005, where he started out as an early member of the MSN.com team and led the launch of several MSN services and subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility in the home and entertainment division and the business solutions group. Mr. Goli holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Maureen Majury | Director, Bellevue College
Maureen Majury is Director for the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (CoE for ICT) hosted at Bellevue College. She directs the annual Center events, including the STEM Summit, Careers in IT: The Real Story, and the IT Futures Summit at Microsoft. Other Center activities include community and technical college program (degree/certificate) reviews, website development and management, research on workforce demand and new and emerging technology trends, oversight of the industry advisory board, and consulting. Maureen received her M.Ed. from the University of Washington. She has worked at Bellevue College from 1992 until present.
Bill Symonds | Pathways to Prosperity Project
Bill Symonds is an internationally-recognized education reformer, speaker and author. He helped launch the Pathways to Prosperity Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2008, and served as its director through June, 2013. He is now working to create a Pathways Institute to help lead a national movement aimed at preparing all young Americans to lead successful lives. Symonds helped create the Pathways Project while he was a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2007-8. Prior to that, he spent nearly 25 years as a senior correspondent and bureau chief for Business Week Magazine. During his career at Business Week, he led bureaus in Pittsburgh, Denver and Boston, and also spent nearly a decade abroad, in both Italy and Canada.  He also served as Business Week’s chief education correspondent for many years, and wrote extensively about the role of U.S. business in school reform.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Oxford University, England.
Ben Watson | Sr Director, Global Knowledge | @benwatson
Ben Watson, Senior Director, Product Management and Partner Programs, Global Knowledge. Ben has been an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur inside global companies, in the education space for over 18 years. After Skillsoft acquired scholars.com in 1998, where he was founder and CEO, Ben continued to grow their 24x7 mentoring business which remains active today. After leaving Skillsoft he started Ensemble Collaboration and later joined Thomson NETg where he managed their live online learning business. Prior to joining Global Knowledge, Ben led multiple teams at Microsoft Learning including certification, training products, Microsoft Press and digital marketing.
Live Event Details
October 29, 2013
9:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
What: Dynamic, interactive panel discussion
Cost: free
Audience: IT Pros, Developers, Students, Educators, Partners, Job Changers
Prerequisites: A burning desire to advance in your field