Leaders

Rini Das 

CoFounder

LinkedIn Profile

Day Job: Managing Principal,

RD Management Consulting Inc.

“As a serial entrepreneur and a consultant, I identify myself as the “Mary Poppins” of the business world. I like to fly in with my umbrella, solve their problems, help them become the best at what they do and then fly away.”

Past CEO, PAKRAGames.com

Past CEO: DemsWin.com

 

Why did you start Zettabytes.Today?

“I founded Zettabytes.Today because the Tech and Digital world must include LGBTQIA+ voices in any product and service that we create, maintain, enable and innovate.”

Hobbies: Travel, Food & Drinks, and Photography

Favorite Colour: Black

Fun Fact/s: Played Cricket professionally. Won a Haiku competition once.

Something the World should know: 

“I will retire when business leaders understand standard deviation.”

And, two decades ago I started the trend of wearing Converse shoes with pant-suits.”

Lisa Kagy 

CoFounder

LinkedIn Profile

Day Job: Senior Account Manager, 

Stafford Technology

“I consider myself as Xena of Zettabytes.”   

Why did you start Zettabytes.Today?

“Zettabytes.Today was created to better connect LGBTQ+ technologists. Central Ohio is known for it’s strong technical community and LGBTQ+ community, but lacked a dedicated cross-over space that is completely inclusive, safe to be visible and importantly, a group which functions independently.”

Hobbies: Travel as much as possible, connecting with friends, family, neighbors and pets (“two birds, and a cat I’m obsessed with”), working on an old house, music/art/performance and nature lover

Favorite Color: All colors! (Except… “I can only handle red in doses.”)

Fun Fact/s: “I’m really gI spent most of my k-12 education as an “un-school” homeschool kid. I’m also really good at parallel parking!” 

Something the World should know:  My desk is littered with quotes from tea-bag tags, cookie-fortunes, and post it notes with quotes.  Current favorite quote:> Everyone deserves to find a place in their life where they flourish. Even you.”

Vinny Sanfillipo

CoFounder

LinkedIn Profile

Day Job: Director of Emerging Markets

Tech Elevator

 

Why did you join Zettabytes.Today as a cofounder?

“I helped found Zettabytes.Today because LGBTQIA folx are often left isolated in organizations and we needed a safe place for us to connect, share ideas, and help each other in the tech and data space.”

Favorite Hobbies: Networking and being active in the Tech community, scoping out the food scene, traveling, playing video games, swimming, and chasing my cat, Sabrina

Favorite Color: Orange

Fun Fact: I backpacked through Europe.

Something the World should know: “I am a huge Star Wars and Marvel fan!”

Robbin Bowman

LinkedIn Profile

Day Job: Database Administrator, 

Aetna, a CVS Health Company

 

Why did you join the Advisory Council? 

“I joined the Advisory Board because it is an excellent opportunity to support the community, to network and socialize, and to gain exposure to the latest technologies.”

Favorite Hobbies: Enjoying Concerts, Plays, and Performances

Favorite Color: Purple

Fun Fact: “I was on TV when I was 5.”

Something the World should know: “I’m a Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer”

 

Dhruva Vyas

LinkedIn Profile 

Day Job: Technology Analyst,

Nationwide

 

Why did you join the Advisory Council? 

“I want to be a catalyst for growth, leading to equity and diversity within technology.”

Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with family & friends, reading, going to the theater, eating great food.

Favorite Color: Rainbow!

Fun Fact about me: “I hiked the Great Wall of China.”

Something that the World should know: “When a caterpillar forms a cocoon, it breaks down at a biological, cellular level. The physical caterpillar turns into goo. It re-forms into a butterfly. The amazing part is that even though it basically turned into soup & reconstituted itself into a solid, animated, living thing, IT RETAINS ITS MEMORY. Its brain turned to mush. And back again. But it remembers stuff it learned as a caterpillar. Amazing, right? We all go through a metamorphosis at some point in our lives and that’s amazing too.”

Super Fans

 

Katie Burns

Former Advisory Council Member

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Erin Clepper

Former Advisory Council Member

LinkedIn

 

Drew Mercer

Agile Project Manager, Enterprise Data Services

Red Hat Corporation

Helped us build our digital footprint

LinkedIn

 

 

Josh Logsdon

Senior Developer

42Connect

Helped us by designing and launching our Website and CRM

LinkedIn

 

Connor Pilbeam

Former Advisory Council Member

LinkedIn

 

Chase McCants

Former Advisory Council Member

LinkedIn

 

Rachel Henderschott

Former Advisory Council Member

LinkedIn

 

Khris Goins

Former Advisory Council Member

LinkedIn

Aaron Clayton

Former Advisory Council Member

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Sponsors and presenters from past events