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Sigma Systems' Guide to Transformation
Date / Time: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am EST
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women In Comms

Catherine Michel, Chief Technology Officer, Sigma Systems

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to transformation, having led one herself at Tribold (acquired by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

 

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women In Comms
Sarah Thomas’s love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought – and bedazzled – her first cellphone, a pink RAZR. She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. She got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard and a hodge-podge of internships, including at Ingram’s (Kansas City’s business magazine), American Spa magazine and the tweens’ quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

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Catherine Michel, Chief Technology Officer, Sigma Systems
Mary Beth McGrath is senior vice president of global talent management for Level 3 Communications. In this role, Ms. McGrath is responsible for the development and implementation of global talent strategies and programs, including corporate social responsibility, designed to attract talent and increase leadership and organizational capability. She and her team of talent management professionals enable the business to achieve its strategic objectives and deliver against the goal to be an employer of choice.

Ms. McGrath’s team also manages a global training curriculum that offers skill and compliance training to all employees, managers and leaders. To support Level 3’s organizational culture and the success and development of all individuals, the team provides a wide range of tools that support change management, career frameworks, employee surveys, performance management, 360 feedback, teambuilding and succession planning.

Prior to joining Level 3, Ms. McGrath held various HR leadership positions at First Data Corporation and PepsiCo.

Ms. McGrath holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of New Haven.

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