Women in Technology Luncheon: The Power of Mentoring

When:  Oct 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  DynComm Ancillary Events

Please join your User Group peers for a very special Women in Technology event at Summit North America 2019!

Women in technology are dealing with similar challenges, craving the same opportunities, seeking new ways to grow, and looking for like-minded professionals with whom to share their experiences. We are pleased to bring you this special luncheon, inspiring presentation, and great conversation with your User Group peers – entirely dedicated to learning and sharing how we can mentor and empower women to succeed in technology-related fields.

Moderator Linda Rose and panelists Rachel Profitt, MVP, Jayna Mistry, Gus Gonzalez, MVP, and Leila Etaai, MVP will share their stories of the power of mentoring and career lessons learned with your questions taking center stage! The conversation continues with discussion at your table to share perspectives, learn and connect with one another.

Women in Technology is a special interest group available to members of any Dynamic Communities User Group. 

The lunch is open to all registered Summit Orlando participants free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Thank you for submitting your RSVP to attend.

Thank you to our Women in Technology Luncheon sponsor!

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About Your Presenters:

MODERATOR: Linda Rose, CPA (inactive) – CEO, RoseBiz, Inc.
After spending 25 years as a Microsoft Dynamics Partner, Linda decided to sell it all and retire. Well….almost. Linda has created, bought and sold four companies during her business career. Her recent sale of her Microsoft Dynamics Cloud hosting company to a Private Equity firm allowed her to turn in the keys to her office and walk out the door 45 days later.
She now has a book “Get Acquired for Millions: A Roadmap for Technology Service Providers to Maximize Company Value” which has already hit #1 on Amazon in the Consolidations and Mergers category. She also has written a propriety assessment to help partner organizations determine current market value and identify gaps for improvement.
Linda currently advises partner organizations on how best to plan and build company value, so that one day they too can be acquired for millions. She is a wife of 29 years and the mother. She calls the Pacific her backyard – triangulating between her homes in Southern California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

PANELIST: Rachel Profitt, MVP – Director & Client Solution Architect, RSM US LLP

Rachel ProffittRachel Profitt, MVP has been working with Dynamics AX/365 for more than 17 years. She started her journey on Axapta version 2.5 as an accounting end user and transitioned into an IT Help Desk and Training role after a few years of experience. After 5 years of working on the customer side of the table, she made the transition to a partner working at RSM (formerly Junction Solutions). She has been training users how to use and implement Dynamics AX for more than 9 years and is currently a Client Solution Architect at RSM. She has also worked on several implementations, has experience with development (X++) and has a very strong background in the Retail, Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, and Life Sciences Industries. She is very passionate about training and helping users understand how to get the most out of their ERP implementation. Being an end user with the product in a time where no documentation or training existed, drove her to help Microsoft create content as well as build a department that focuses specifically on AX and CRM training. If you have a question, message her on LinkedIn or Twitter and she will do her best to help!

PANELIST: Jayna Mistry – Financial Reporting Manager, City of Houston
Jayna Mistry

Jayna Mistry is an accomplished financial manager with over 18 years of professional experience in the corporate and government sectors. Jayna leads the Financial Reporting team at the Housing Department of the fourth largest City in the US … Houston. She is an expert when it comes to financial analysis, forecasting, strategic business planning and reporting. She knows first-hand the overwhelm and frustration of tying several different funding sources that each have stringent rules and regulations. Jayna is passionate about telling stories through data and providing the big picture so you can understand it … even when numbers are not your forte. She is innovative and works hard to achieve her vision of taking Financial Reporting to the next level and in making City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development a leader when it comes to Financial Reporting. Jayna is a devoted wife of 19 years and mother to 2 beautiful daughters.

PANELIST: Gus Gonzalez, MVP – CEO, Elev8 Solutions


Gus Gonzalez is an 8-time Microsoft MVP and CRMUG All-Star. He leads the vision, growth, and strategic direction at Elev8 Solutions Group. He has 18 years of consulting experience in the IT Industry, designing and implementing Microsoft Solutions ranging from enterprise to small environments. A world-class trainer and readiness expert, Gus has a passion for creating solutions that organizations can count on, and users love working with. His highly successful immersive style of consulting and training has been forged over years and countless hours of working with customers getting the most of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Gus is also the host of The CRM MVP Podcast (www.crmmvppodcast.com).

PANELIST: Leila Etaai, MVP – Consultant, RADACAD


Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She is a Data Platform MVP as well. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Auckland. She is the co-director and data scientist in RADACAD company with many clients around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft Business Intelligence and Power BI Use group in Auckland with more than 1300 members; She is the co-organizer of 3 main conferences in Auckland: SQL Saturday Auckland (from 2015), Difinity (from 2017) and Global AI Bootcamp. She is a data scientist, BI consultant, trainer, and speaker. She is a well-known International speaker to many conferences such as MS Ignite, SQL PASS, Data Platform Summit, SQL Saturday, Power BI world Tour and in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, and NZ. She has over 10 years’ experience with databases and software systems. Leila is an active Technical Microsoft AI blogger in RADACAD.

Registration Dates

Registration Ends Wednesday, October 16, 2019


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