E3 Carrie Van Sickle from GE Digital and Kristen Call from PetSmart
Kristen Call, for the love of technology, has over 20 years’ experience in the retail and payments technologies and has served in a variety of capacities. Achievement highlights include several patents and has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Nightline for entrepreneurial endeavors. Out of the ashes of her years of entrepreneurship she took her lessons achieved to continue to build a successful career in software implementations at corporations including NCR, American Express, Pier One and PetSmart. She is also the current residing president for IIBA’s local Phoenix chapter. She is honored to have the privileged of working with so many brilliant people.
Her expertise includes intangible assets such as team building, corporate culture disruption, applying the scientific method to project implementations, infusing agile techniques in waterfall environments, and creating the game of winning. Tangible assets include a degree in philosophy, sociology and a global MBA. She holds certificates as Scrum Master and Product Owner.
About PetSmart: https://www.linkedin.com/company/165454/
About IIBA: https://www.linkedin.com/company/51934/
About IIBA Phoenix Chapter: https://phoenix.iiba.org
Carrie Van Sickle is a Sr. Program Manager with GE Digital. As a member of the Strategic Accounts Delivery team, Carrie is responsible for helping customers worldwide achieve desired outcomes through development and deployment of digital transformation strategies. Carrie received her PMP credential in 2007.
Before joining GE Digital in 2016, Carrie was with SAP in a variety of roles including five years as a Director for the Data Science & Analytics organization and several years on the commercial side of the business as a Services Sales Manager. Prior to SAP, she held positions with several Fortune 500 companies including leading global delivery for Amkor Technology and consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Last year she received her MBA from Ball State University with a concentration in Sales Management.
Carrie lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband Jim where she enjoys all of the outdoor recreation Arizona has to offer including hiking, running, and snow-skiing. She currently volunteers with Girls on the Run and Kyrene Del Norte’s Running Club and supports the Yavapai Humane Society, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and Phoenix Children’s Project.
About GE Digital: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2681277/
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