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Presenter:
Paige Kassalen

Overview

Every day, as technical professionals, we need to communicate something to the teams we work with, and our ability to communicate those messages directly affects the outcomes in a positive or negative way. Becoming a technical storyteller is easier said than done, though, especially when you’re staring at a blank PowerPoint slide, so in this session, Paige Kassalen provides five must-follow steps to help you become a technical storyteller.

Throughout the session, Kassalen will discuss everything from identifying the proper medium to highlighting tips for ensuring your audience arrives at your intended message. Kassalen will leverage her experience working across organizations and presenting to domestic and global audiences to provide tangible examples that will put you on the journey of becoming a technical storyteller.

How to Become a Technical Storyteller

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About the Presenter

Paige Kassalen loves to put her creativity to use by solving problems in emerging technical fields, and has been an IEEE member since 2012. After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2015, Kassalen began her career with Covestro LLC. in 2015, and soon became the only American engineer working with Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered airplane to circumnavigate the globe. This role landed Kassalen a spot on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list along with feature articles in Glamour, Fast Company and the Huffington Post.

After Solar Impulse, Kassalen has helped Covestro and JPMorgan Chase develop and implement strategies to embrace a range of emerging technology trends from autonomous vehicles to machine learning. In 2020, Kassalen received a Master of Information Systems Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University and now uses her problem-solving skills at an artificial intelligence startup, CrowdAI, where she leads the implementation of computer vision solutions for existing commercial customers.

 

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