Interview with Karen Payne, Naomi Moneypenny and Edwige Seminara during the #MVPSummit

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During the MVP Summit, Soumow invites female MVPs to share their career successes and interesting stories.

In this episode, you get to know more about Karen Payne, Naomi Moneypenny and Edwige Seminara.

They talk about their activities for the MVP program, the women in Tech ratio in their countries and they end with advices for success. 

More about Karen:
Senior system analyst at Oregon Department of Revenue for the past twenty years with a development history ranging from desktop solutions with Nantucket Clipper, Borland Delphi and Visual Studio using C# and to web solutions developed in C#, Web API, JQuery and CSS. Outside of work moderate several Microsoft developer forums along with responding to questions on the forums. I have just under 60 code articles on Microsoft that came from questions on the forums that repeatedly were asked were half of the articles have five star ratings. My passion is to assist those who are just starting out to intermediate level developer succeed in the profession of software developer

More about Naomi:
Naomi's website

Naomi Moneypenny is Chief Technology Officer at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the research and development team for machine learning-based personalized knowledge and expertise discovery for enterprise collaboration systems. She has been awarded over 40 patents in the field of adaptive systems and anticipatory computing. Naomi is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP and was named the top Office 365 Influencer in 2015. She has led global deployments of enterprise collaboration networks and advises some of the world's largest companies on how to become more agile and innovative through the application of new technologies. Prior to ManyWorlds, Naomi led the technology forecasting process at Royal Dutch Shell. An astrophysicist by background, Naomi is a frequently requested speaker at international events for her expertise in digital workplaces & collaboration, anticipatory computing & business growth from innovative technology. 

More about Edwige:
Edwige's LinkedIn profile

.NET consultant since 5 years, specialized in Xaml mobile applications and WPF. Since several months. She is interested in IoT and very happy to join the MVP community in this area. She loves to discover and learn more about new technologies, new patterns, new practices in new projects, alone or not. Her second passion is to help teams to reach goals and results as a lead, coach or just mentor (in Imagine Cup competition for example). As a matter of fact she likes teamwork, especially in agile context


GALs is a show about the women who work in Tech (at Microsoft or outside) from three ladies that currently work on the Channel 9 team. Golnaz Alibeigi, Soumow Atitallah, and Kaitlin McKinnon have started a new series featuring women in Tech who work in development, management, marketing and research who have interesting stories to share about their success in the industry and ideas on how to grow diversity in IT. 



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