Being an Engaging Speaker is About Connecting with People: Christine Has Over 20 Years of Global Speaking Experiences
Type of Events
- Industry Conferences
- Corporate Events
- College or Master Programs Class Speaker
Speaker Topic Ideas
- Transformational Leadership
- Panel Moderator
- Panel SME
- Round-Table Discussion
I’m in awe of Christine. She is too humble to say what I’m about to herself but for more than 15 years, she has been a role model – not just for women in sports – but for pretty much everyone. She was one of the two first women in the sports to be a C-level executive. She created based on a combination of her skills, experience, good nature and sense of organization the single most powerful sports business association and best conference in the world of sports. All amazing. But beyond that she also is an accomplished technologist – and has basically taken multiple organizations into the 21st century when it comes to the requirements for technology to engage the fans and the customers they have. She is respected, admired but most importantly loved in the sports world and as she gains influence in the technology world, by that world too. I know her as someone who not only is exceptional in her work, but a truly good person in her life and those who know her, know that. There is no organization that I know that wouldn’t benefit from her presence. She empowers people who work for her, and trusts those who do, but also knows how to get the work done when and how it has to be done.
Writing a recommendation for Christine is a difficult task, because you don’t want to leave out all the great qualities and experiences she brings to the table. She is rare in more ways than one. She has been wildly successful in traditionally male-dominated industries like technology and sports, first as VP of IT/CTO of franchises like the Arizona Coyotes and Arizona Diamondbacks, and currently as the Head of Enterprise Technology for NASCAR. Her ability to run technology organizations at the highest level of the sports industry speaks to her capabilities for understanding how to introduce and integrate new technologies into complex technical environments.
If I was to pick the top 10 people who have had a significant and positive influence on my career, Christine would be on that list. I’ve known Christine since 2010 and we’ve collaborated many times since. Christine has probably the greatest network in the world. She’s opened so many doors for me. SEAT has been life changing for me through the knowledge and friendships it has delivered. Christine is also a highly skilled and professional executive. I would have no hesitation in being a referee for Christine in any future opportunity.