Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:00am
VanderWerf Hall, 102
27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423-3617
“Technology Skills In A Digital World" by Meredith Bronk, Open Systems Technologies
Relevance in a digital world is shifting. Technology skills are no longer just about what you know, but about how you can leverage your knowledge to better understand the needs of others, communicate effectively, and create the outcomes people want. Whether you are studying CS, Marketing, or another discipline, the future is digital – which means we are all technologists! Based on my 20+ years running and leading a technology consulting company – and the various evolutions of transformation I’ve been through – let’s talk about what businesses today are really looking for (and it’s more than just MongoDB, iOS and .Net), and what that means for how you approach your future. I will share some fun stories of things I’ve seen, lessons I’ve learned in my own path to becoming CEO, and will answer any questions you have about the industry, leadership, and the future!
Meredith Bronk, president and CEO of OST, has been with the company since 1998. Meredith understands the needs of a dynamic growing organization and leverages her strong leadership capabilities to bring creative solutions to clients while maintaining a strong organizational culture. It is this vision, passion and empathy that she brings to leading OST and its 200+ employees every day.
In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree from Alma College, Meredith also earned her MBA from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in 2014. Her career started in accounting, but her compassion and insight quickly expanded her into project management, recruiting and human resources. She joined OST as a project manager and was promoted to chief operating officer for several years before being named president and CEO. Her diverse experience has created a unique combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills. Meredith’s servant attitude and commitment to the success of others is an excellent representation of OST’s dedication to its employees and customers.
In addition, Meredith serves on several professional and community board of directors including the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, United Bank of Michigan and SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.
Meredith is married with three daughters. When she is not dedicating time to OST, she can often be found on the softball diamond teaching girls the fundamentals. She openly shares the lessons learned during her playing career and how they are applicable at work and to life in general.