Tech Expert Kerry Rego to Speak at ieSonoma Education Conference

Illustrious Panel to Include Sir Ken Robinson and Dale Dougherty

Santa Rosa, CA – Respected social media consultant Kerry Rego will speak at the sold-out ieSonoma conference with Sir Ken Robinson, a leader in education, development and innovation who recently gave the most watched TED talk of all time with over 20 Million views. Rego has been on the forefront of tech trends as they’ve emerged and was asked personally by the Sonoma County of Education to participate in this event – it is befitting as she’s been consulting with business leaders and education decision makers for years. Rego is highly concerned with the state of education in relation to technology; the US student population is currently severely behind the rest of the world in the field. Microsoft, for example, has 4500 jobs available at any given time but due to a lack of skilled workers including a surprisingly low number of Sonoma County students who are tech ready they continue to struggle to fill those positions. The panel will address these issues and more at the conference on June 10th 2013 at the Jackson Theater (Sonoma Country Day School). To get on the waitlist and for more information please visit http://www.iesonoma.org

Tech companies are now lobbying to ease immigration regulations to help fill jobs in America because of the lack of competent applicants. Rego is on a mission to correct the discrepancy and help both her clients and community overcome this shortcoming. She says, “Our society’s “technophobia” is not going away and almost everything (every job) today is wrapped in a technical task – we must overcome this to survive and thrive in our changing world.” Rego also works with clients to manage their reputations and provide strategic plans to put a company’s best foot forward on the web.

About ieSonoma:

The sold out ieSonoma conference at the Sonoma Country Day School (waiting list) includes an illustrious panel of speakers including: Sir Ken Robinson, Darius Anderson, Doug Barry, Dale Dougherty, President & CEO of Maker Media, Kerry Rego and Jim Glasheen. Sir Ken Robinson, the keynote, is a leader in this field and internationally known. ieSonoma is a partnership between public and private educational institutions and the community to innovate and educate. Together they strive to pave the way for the challenges and opportunities toward preparing all children for the opportunities of the 21st Century. The world has changed greatly due to increased access to technology tools for communication, collaboration and global interconnectedness. The schools as they are now can’t prepare kids for the demands of the 21st Century.

About Kerry Rego:

Kerry Rego started her consulting firm, Kerry Rego Consulting, in 2006 and has 20 years professional computer experience. She is a highly sought after speaker on all issues online. She is a guest lecturer for Sonoma State University’s Executive MBA Program on Reputation Management and Social Media and is the leading social media consultant in Sonoma County, social media trainer for the County of Sonoma, social media instructor for City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department, and lead trainer for California Community Colleges Web4Biz program. She is also a monthly columnist for the North Bay Business Journal and other outlets. Her firm provides technology and social media education, training, implementation, and consulting. For more information please visit www.kerryregoconsulting.com or call 707-520-4572.

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