Colleen Smith from Progress: great opportunities for women in tech-industry

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Colleen Smith, Vice President & General Manager for Progress OpenEdge Business, shares her thoughts on Kendo UI Builder, OpenEdge, DevCraft R3 and the ‘Women in Progress programme’, for empowering young women in the tech-industry. She was present during the EMEAPUG Challenge 2016 that was held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The yearly held event EMEAPUG Challenge 2016 took place in The Netherlands from October 5th to 7th, in the wonderful Grand Hotel ter Duin in the coastal village Noordwijk. More than 500 users, developers and partners from Progress were following a busy three day programme, fully packed with workshops, presentations, keynotes and breakout sessions about subjects like OpenEdge, the new Kendo UI Builder and building a Saas-platforms and Mobile applications.

During the EMEAPUG Challenge several Progress executives were available for an interview. Early this year Progress announced the cloud-based digital transformation solution Progress DigitalFactory, and the partners and developers are important parties in gaining business success with DigitalFactory. Dutch portal Release had the opportunity to interview four Progress executives on the latest developments.

The fourth and last interview we present is with Colleen Smith, Vice President & General Manager for Progress OpenEdge Business. Colleen Smith talks about Kendo UI Builder, OpenEdge and DevCraft R3. Colleen also addresses the Progress ‘Women in Progress programme’ to encourage a career in Tech and IT for young women as well as the Academy programme for universities.
Recent interviews were held with: Mark Armstrong, Tom Kincaid and Stephan Leferink (Dutch).