New Speakers Announced for November 8 TechWomen Power Breakfast

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Star Dargin and James Hannon to speak about what it means to “go Agile”

New speakers have been announced for the next Power Breakfast, which is Wednesday, November 8 from 7:30 to 9 am at the Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road in Bedford. Unforseen circumstances have necessitated the selection of new speakers for the breakfast. The networking and educational event, hosted by the New Hampshire High Tech Council (Council), will feature Star Dargin of Star Leadership, and James Hannon of NeuEon, Inc. The focus of the November breakfast will be on Agile Scrum – a way to manage a software development project – and what its impact is on companies and individuals today.

“We are hearing more and more about going Agile in order to better serve our clients and users, but many do not actually know what it means to go Agile,” said Candice Benson, chair of the TechWomen|TechGirls Committee. “With all this excitement, it is important that organizations and individuals know what it means to go Agile and how doing so will impact them – especially when they are asking their teams to implement an Agile mindset. This month’s breakfast will help to shed some light on this important and growing topic.”

Star Dargin of Star LeadershipStar Dargin is founder of Star Leadership and has experience in multiple industries and positions including serving as director of engineering, director of project managers and international program manager. She had led teams of all sizes, drawing on her past experience in software engineering, project management, education and products. Dargin’s business, Star Leadership, focuses on business and leadership coaching by taking a bottom-line approach. Also an experienced author, Dargin received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and has been teaching project management at Boston University since 2000.

Jim Hannon of NeuEonJames Hannon is a senior consultant at NeuEon, Inc. Hannon has over fifteen years of experience in the information technology and financial services industries. His experience includes working as a business analyst and director of a project management office. He has also found success leading a company-wide transformation to Agile development methods. Hannon has received two Master’s degrees; one from Capella University, and one from Framingham State College, and plans to pursue a Doctor of Education from Northeastern University beginning in 2018.

The TechWomen|TechGirls Committee is proud to give back to the community. As a result, the committee will be collecting new undergarments, pajamas, toiletries, makeup and other beauty supplies at the November and December Power Breakfasts on November 8 and December 13.

The TechWomen|TechGirls breakfast series is sponsored by TD Bank, Measured Progress and Newforma, and the featured sponsors for the November breakfast are Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson and Digital Prospectors. Tickets for the Power Breakfast are $10 for members of the Council and $20 for not-yet-members, and include breakfast. Get tickets online or call 603.935.8951. Seating is limited, so individuals are encouraged to register early.