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Nashville Tech Council completes first Elite program cohort and join us 1/24 from 11 a.m. - noon to learn more about VUMC and the NTC opportunities in 208 Light Hall

2017 ELITE graduation class

Nashville is regularly listed as one of the hottest cities in technology, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is excited to partner with the Nashville Technology Council to showcase the connection between health care and technology. You are invited to a networking event Jan. 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. – noon in Light Hall room 208, to learn more about VUMC’s membership with the Nashville Technology Council and the various ways you can get involved with the council and its programs, such as the annual Nashville IT Symposium, the We Build Tech Summit, and the ELITE mentorship program. 

Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Leaders in IT (ELITE) mentoring program pairs IT professionals with leaders in technical fields in order to provide the emerging leaders with a sustainable support network and to increase retention by improving the leadership skills of front-line managers. 

“A core initiative of the Technology Council is developing the tech workforce.  That includes not only bringing new talent into the workforce but also developing the next generation of tech leaders.  The men and women graduating from this first ELITE cohort will become tomorrow’s tech leaders,” said Brian Moyer, president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council. “We are very proud of them and thankful for the commitment and support of the ELITE committee and mentors.” 

VUMC’s  Cory Colton, executive director for Learning, and Dr. Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., director of the Medical Innovators(left to right) Joann Eckton, John Anderson, Michael Danko, Brian Moyer Development Program, served as mentors, and Michael Danko, senior IT consultant, graduated as a mentee from the 2017 ELITE program, which included sessions focused on leadership fundamentals, tech as a strategic driver, networking skills, effective internal communication and team management.

“Nashville Technology Council’s ELITE mentoring program is important in fostering new IT talent at VUMC and in the Nashville community,” said Jennifer Keen, director, IT project management office. “As a hiring director, I see this type of experience as invaluable because it shows a potential employee’s commitment to learning and growing their skillsets.  The experience for Michael was important because he was able to work with and get mentoring from IT professionals outside of VUMC.  This gave him perspective about what we do at Vanderbilt and ways we could change or improve.” 

Photo: (left to right) Joann Eckton, John Anderson, Michael Danko, Brian Moyer

For more information about the Nashville Technology Council, visit technologycouncil.com.   

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