Consulting vs. Industry: Charting a Professional Technical Career Path

Track: Agile
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Room 103
Time Slot: Wed 3/11, 5:30 PM
Tags: career development & advancement , career
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For technical professionals, there are distinct differences between a career in Consulting versus a career in Industry. This session will describe both, the differences between the two, the advantages of each for a technically-oriented career, and how to determine which is better for you. The discussion will be neutral and intended to ensure the participants know their option and the longer term career impacts of their decisions. The presentation will also include information on what recruiters look for in resumes across both areas and how to best position yourself for either option.

The goal of the talk will be ensure the attendees know about great options available to them, how to assess these options in terms of their own personal characteristics and goals, and make intentional career decisions that set them up for long term success.

Monika Mueller

Monika Mueller is the Managing Director for Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s had a long career in IT and business consulting, delivering solutions to large organizations in a variety of industries and process areas.

Prior to joining Daugherty Business Solutions, Mueller held positions at General Motors, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. At one of these predecessors, Mueller was managing 60+ on and off shore development resources to implement a $13 million program.

She has her MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is bilingual, speaking English and German. With a strong record of success, she’s leading a talented team of individuals to be innovative in solving business problems and achieving business value through the solution. When she’s not driving business value, you can find Monika hiking and mountain biking with her husband and two children. She’s also quite the world traveler, spending vacation time in Germany where her husband’s family resides.

Ronald Stacey

Ron Stacey is a Program Manager for Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. His 25 years in IT and business have spanned systems integration, network engineering, development, database administration, and project management for large application development & implementation projects. Ron has managed or participated in technical solutions projects on four continents. During his career, he’s spent roughly equal time in consulting and industry, in the energy management, healthcare, telecommunications, banking/finance, transport/shipping, industrial manufacturing, retail, and public sectors.

Ron Stacey holds an MBA from the University of Georgia, and is certified both as a PMP and a Certified Scrum Master. As a frequent speaker and panelist, he enjoys sharing knowledge and coaching with audiences on a variety of topics. In his personal time, he enjoys international travel, particularly to family in Spain, France, and Germany.