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Washington State University
Carson College of Business Business Technology Symposium

Business Technology Symposium

October 6, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. - CUB Auditorium

2023 Event

Information Systems: The Backbone of Business



Jasmyn Bearly
Product Security Engineer

Jasmyn Bearly (’17 Mgmt. Info. Sys.) is a product security engineer at Boeing. She works in development, security, and operations (DevSecOps), and secures cloud-based software development environments for government programs. She has held prior roles in DevSecOps, cloud operations, and information security at Boeing. In each role, she has focused on leveraging security, technology, and creativity to deliver security solutions that enable and protect platforms, business goals, and users. Bearly earned her bachelor’s focusing on management information systems and operations management from WSU.


Jason Mayer
Engineering Manager
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Jason Mayer is an engineering manager at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He manages a team of developers and application administrators that support SEL’s Salesforce CRM. He worked for almost 20 years in higher education, most of which was spent developing and managing enterprise software for the University of Idaho Foundation and Alumni offices. While at UIdaho, he was a member of the Technical Security Advisory Committee as well as the Ellucian Executive Advisory Committee. He has spent the last 10 years evaluating, purchasing, and implementing customer relationship management software including Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce. Mayer graduated from the University of Idaho in 2000 with a bachelor’s in business focusing on management information services.


Andrew Pirie
Principal in Intelligent Automation

Andrew Pirie (’13 Intl. Busi., MBA ’15) is a principal in intelligent automation at Slalom, a business consulting and services firm in Seattle. His work leading Slalom’s intelligent automation practice focuses on strategy and delivery on a wide variety of technologies for clients like AT&T, Salesforce, and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to working at Slalom, Pirie leveraged a combination of business and data engineering acumen to pursue various professional roles as an entrepreneur, business analyst, systems integration engineer, and enterprise architect. He earned his bachelor’s focusing on international business and his MBA from WSU.


Join us

The public and students of all disciplines are welcome to attend.

We’re Thankful to Our Sponsors:

Steve & Cyndie Tarr
Mike & Amy Dreyer


For more information on sponsoring events,
please contact:

Office of Development
405 Todd Hall, PO Box 644750
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4750

Event Questions?

Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Past Events





Past Presenters:


  • Ketan Pendse, Director of Professional Services, Edifecs Inc.
  • Nicole Weynands, Project Manager/Team Lead/Agile Certified Practitioner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Aaron Wheeler, Information Technology Director, Suquamish Tribe


  • Ben Brewer, Chief Revenue Officer, Nintex
  • Hannah Fisher, Senior Customer Success Program Manager, MongoDB


  • Russ Burtner, Experience Advisor, PNNL
  • Niels Hanson, Specialist Director, Deloitte


  • Brian Abrahamson, Chief Information Officer, Pacific Northwest Laboratory
  • Joan Qafoku, Senior Consultant, Cybersecurity at KPMG


  • Kashif Ansari, Vice President, Americas Enterprise Presales, Dell EMC
  • Megan Bigelow, Director of Customer Reliability Engineering, Heptio
  • Frank Harrill, Director of Security, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Cameron Schwartz, Systems Engineering Manager, Dell EMC


  • Jaimie Jacobsen (2017 Master of Ceremonies), Business Manager, Slalom
  • Chip Suttles, Vice President of Technology, Seattle Seahawks
  • Darren Garber, Chief Scientist, Vector Space Systems
  • CJ Barker, Director of Software & Solutions Architecture, The Walt Disney Company

2016 & Earlier

  • Heidi M. Melin (2016 Master of Ceremonies), Chief Marketing Officer, Plex Systems
  • Steve Tarr, Former Vice President of Information Technology, Verizon Wireless
  • Adriana Gil Miner, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Tableau
  • Justin Curtis, Director of Product Information Technology, Zumiez
  • Kris M. Kutchera, Vice President Information Technology, Alaska Airlines, Inc.
  • Jeff Wile, Vice President of Cloud, Hosting & Engineering Services, Disney
  • Tim Chrobuck, Chief Technology Officer, Community Transit
  • Michel Danon, Chief Information Officer, Sound Transit
  • Mike Dreyer, Chief Information Officer, Visa
  • Rory Hudson, Vice President of IT, Zumiez
  • Marianne Marck, Senior VP Consumer Technology, Starbucks
  • Paul Moulton, Executive VP and Chief Information Officer, Costco
  • Kaj Pederson, Senior VP of Technology, Pharmacy OneSource
  • Ingvar Petursson, Chief Information Officer, Expedia
  • Andy Reinland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, F5 Networks
  • Chip Suttles, Vice President of Technology, Seahawks, Sounders, and First & Goal
  • Steve Tarr, Chief Information Officer, Scottsdale Lincoln Healthcare
  • Jason Waram, Vice President of Personalized Platforms, ESPN
  • Dave Weinmeister, Chief Information Officer, Foster Farms
  • Dennis Korevitski, Chief Information Officer, Sonosite
  • Erik Arnold, Chief Information Officer, PATH
  • Joel Chaplin, Chief Information Officer, Virtuouso
  • Rietta Stoneman, Vice President of IT, VoiceStream