Distinguished Speaker: Dianne Driessen

“Startup Mindset in a Big Corporation”

Saturday, September 24th, 12 noon - 1:00 pm

CALMAT, 65 North 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Ms. Driessen will share her insights on innovation and the inherent challenges of keeping an entrepreneurial spirit alive within the constraints of a highly-structured, multinational corporation. 

Dianne Driessen, VP McGraw-Hill

Dianne Driessen is the Vice-President of Instructional Services for McGraw-Hill's International Educational Services department. Her role is to facilitate delivery of expertise in curriculum, training, assessment, certification, and customized services through local teams in selected countries. She works across McGraw-Hill's many business units to leverage resources for the development of educational service solutions including working with the publishing and editorial staff in McGraw-Hill's Higher Education, Professional, and School Education groups to identify internal and external subject matter experts to participate in the customization or development of new instructional solutions to meet the requirements of global partners and customers.

Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, Dianne spent 30 years working with information technology and consulting organizations including IBM, the University of Wisconsin, Xerox Publishing Group, and Fujitsu Consulting. She received her Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Ohio, and she is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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