IU’s Anne Massey to Discuss Gender Communication Strategies at the 2015 Techie Women Have More… Plenary Session

By Eliza Williams

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Indiana University Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) will welcome Kelley School of Business Dean’s Research Professor and Professor of Information Systems Anne Massey as the Plenary Speaker at the 2015 Techie Women Have More… conference this Saturday.

Massey graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982, where she studied industrial engineering and decision sciences before receiving her masters and PhD. Her research centers on how information technology can be used to support individual, group and organizational performance, with a particular focus on collaborative activities in knowledge-intensive business processes.

Massey wants students to understand that technology is often team-based, and anything but boring.

“There is an impression that technology is insular, that you’re always working by yourself,” Massey said. “In fact, a lot of tech is working in teams to understand a client or product’s needs. This teamwork often gets overlooked.”

Massey’s technology career allows her to work extensively in technology-mediated collaboration, working in teams across a variety of disciplines. Her research, teaching and administrative responsibilities allow her to interact with students and faculty both in and out of the Kelley School of Business.

When she isn’t working, Massey likes to unwind through oil painting and drawing. She enjoys traveling for both business and pleasure, and considers New York City and London among her favorite destinations. She credits the tech industry for its flexibility and opportunity both in the United States and abroad.

For more information about the March 6-7 CEWiT Techie Women Have More… conference, visit https://techiewomenhavemore.wordpress.com.