Sandy Hofmann is a “gadfly” – acting as a constructively provocative stimulus to build the Atlanta technology community and serving as advocate for women achieving in STEM. She applies experiences as a C-suite executive through her service on numerous boards. She has been recognized for her leadership as Georgia CIO of the Year and was first recipient of the GCLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. GSU selected her as 2011 Distinguished Alumni. In 2013 Sandy was the recipient of Women in Technology’s Legacy Award. She is the co-editor of CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success.
Kitty Chaney-Reed/Enterprise Award Winner
Kitty Chaney Reed is the Global Leader of Quote to Cash for NCR Corporation. NCR is a 5.7 billion dollar global consumer technology company with 26,000 employees. Ms. Chaney Reed leads the Order Management, Billing, Dispute Management, Collections and Cash Application functions that supports NCR operations in over 120 countries around the world. Her team consists of over 400 retained and outsourced resources. Accenture serves as the Business Outsourcing Partner to NCR.
Additionally, Kitty is the business leader of a multi-year, multimillion dollar enterprise continuous improvement initiative for NCR. This enterprise initiative involves technical and process improvements that are targeted to reduce cost and improve ef ciency. This effort is to enable the company to achieve its 2015 aspirational pro t and revenue targets.
Previously Ms. Chaney Reed worked for Radiant Systems, Inc. for 18 years. Radiant was acquired by NCR in August of 2011. While she was with Radiant she was the Vice President of Shared Services. Her responsibilities included all quote to cash functions, payroll and accounts payable. Ms. Chaney Reed has over 20 years of executive level experience in technology, including nance, human resources, consulting, technical support and relationship management. She is af liated with the National Society of Human Resources, National Help Desk Institute, the Boys and Girls Club of America and various other church and civic organizations. Her passion is building high performing teams and helping others develop into successful leaders.
Kristine Nagel is Associate Vice-President of Educational Technology Development and Evaluation at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), where she has a leading role in planning and coordinating activities related to the design, development and implementation of new academic and instructional tools at the newest four-year institution in the University System of Georgia (USG). She works with faculty and staff to improve the learning environment through the appropriate use of new technologies. Kristine coordinates the college’s technology-evaluation activities with the other evaluation and assessment agencies in the college and the USG. She also manages the development resources of the Office of Educational Technology and provides guidance and design assistance in the development and deployment of technologies throughout the college. In addition to her administrative role, Kristine teaches Introduction to Programming (Java), and her current research explores how decentralized communication and other innovations affect the student experience in higher education. She also leads campus outreach initiatives to bring underrepresented populations into computing and to graduate, through focused mentoring programs and secondary school outreach activities.
Kristine earned her Ph. D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006, her master’s in computer science from the Florida Institute of Technology, her master’s in secondary school supervision and curriculum from the University of Miami, Florida, and her bachelor’s in mathematics from Georgia State University. She has taught in higher ed, as well as K-12 and worked in software development for our space program, housing management, and teaching innovation.