Fireside chat with Former NFL CIO

Fireside chat with former NFL CIO September 22

Modernizing the NFL Tech Stack with AWS

NFL CIO Virtual Fireside Chat

 September 22, 2022  |  2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

Michelle McKenna, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the NFL, sits down with SoftwareONE’s North American President Ashley Gaare for a one-hour virtual fireside chat to discuss a wide range of business and technology topics, including how the NFL modernized its technology stack leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Learn how Michelle helped the NFL use machine learning capabilities from AWS to take NFL’s advanced stats to the next level by delivering deeper data insights and producing the 2020 NFL Draft remotely during the global pandemic. Also, find out the challenges and opportunities of today’s women in leadership and Michelle's experiences as a senior technology leader at Universal Orlando Resort, where she helped launch The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

About the speakers

Michelle McKenna Chief Information Officer for NFL

Michelle McKenna, Former Chief Information Officer for NFL

Michelle McKenna has spent over two decades as a senior leader within Disney, Universal Studios, and the NFL, leveraging technology to improve the human experience. Michelle brings her technical expertise and leadership acumen to C-Suite executives as they consider how to tackle their toughest challenges with the team they have, the technology available, and the leadership they possess. Her goal is to empower leaders to achieve the optimal outcome of any endeavor. Today, as an advisor, speaker, and consultant, Michelle uses the wisdom of what she has learned, built, and been a part of in creating and leveraging technology for the human experience.

Ashley Gaare President & General Manager, North America, for SoftwareONE

Ashley Gaare, President & General Manager of SoftwareONE North America

Ashley Gaare is North America's President and General Manager for SoftwareONE, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions. She is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of SoftwareONE's North America region. Ashley has held several leadership positions for over 12 years, working in inside sales, business development, and marketing. Ashley realized her passion for leading teams and an organization while driving an underperforming territory into one of the United States' largest.

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