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Monthly TLA Networking Meeting

December 2, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

TLA Friday, December 2nd Morning Meeting

Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established in 2002 to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the strategy, information technology, and career management fields.

Our speaker for December is Dr. Serena Huang who is the Global Head of People Analytics, Visualization & HR Technology at PayPal. She will present, “Building a Thriving Career in the Midst of Uncertainties”.

Date:  Friday, December 2nd

Where:  Zoom Meeting

Cost:  No charge

For reservations – please reply to Pat Moroney with your name and telephone number no later than noon on Thursday, December 1st with the first 20 reservations accepted for Zoom roundtable networking. Beyond 20 reservations, due to time constraints, you are welcome to attend both the roundtable and speaker presentations as a viewer only.

Once you have reserved, the night before the meeting, you will be sent the Zoom link for the meeting. Please do not share or publish this link.

We have allowed for 60 minutes for facilitated Zoom roundtable networking. Depending upon the size of the group, each participant will receive up to 3 minutes to give their pitch/overview and what we can do to help (such as target contacts or job leads).

If you have a contact, advice, or lead for a roundtable member, please use the Zoom chat feature to supply this information. This will allow the roundtable member to follow up with you afterwards in more detail. Or you are encouraged to contact the Zoom roundtable member directly using the attendee list which will be sent out to all meeting attendees afterwards

If you have reserved but are unable to attend, as a courtesy to our host, please send a note to Pat Moroney.


7:30am – 8:30am                    Structured Zoom networking (first 20)

8:30am – 9:30am                    Serena Huang

9:30am                                  Adjourn

Structured Networking

Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives. It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Serena Huang is a thought leader and professional keynote speaker in people analytics, HR technology, future of work, ethical AI, employee experience, and mental health. She brings deep analytics expertise and HR strategy experience spanning large multinationals including PayPal, GE, Kraft Heinz, Koch Industries, and Deloitte. Dr. Huang regularly guest lectures at top MBA programs including Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas. She is a LinkedIn Learning instructor of the newly released course “The Data Science of People Analytics” and a LinkedIn influencer in the highly-selective LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program focused on Innovation and Technology. Her monthly newsletter “From Data to Action” already has thousands of subscribers. Featured in Profile Magazine as one of the Women in Tech Code Breakers, Dr. Huang is passionate about helping business leaders see data as an asset in large organizations and optimize talent decisions. DM her on LinkedIn to book her for speaking engagements in 2023. Get to know her by checking out her recent interviews on Profile Magazine, Tech Talks, People Matters, Women in AI podcast, Data Chief podcast, HR Leaders podcast and more.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Kansas.


December 2, 2022
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Zoom Video Meeting
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