Tech Talk Series

WITI (Women In Technology International) San Diego network is excited to present: "Tech Talks" series beginning July 2019.



WITI, with a global network of smart, talented women with a market outreach exceeding 2 million - We have powerful programs and partnerships that provide connection, collaboration, resources and opportunities for women and companies alike.

Our local mission in developing Tech Talks is to provide a platform to highlight local women business leaders who have powered technology to advance their business.

Join us on Thursday, July 25th, to hear a discussion on mentoring and next generation leaders. Moderator Laura Kesler, Managing Partner with the Lucas Group, will have a lively discussion with Eric Haller, Executive Vice President of Experian DataLabs and his daughter, Katie Haller, who is on an Internship at Experian DataLabs. Learn more about mentoring from generational aspects, how companies consider and develop next generation leaders and more!


Featured Speakers

Moderator: Laura Kesler,
Managing Partner, Lucas Group

Laura joined Lucas Group in 2016 as a Managing Partner in the IT practice working with leading employers throughout the West Coast (especially in her local business community of San Diego) to fill critical and often complex IT roles. Laura collaborates with businesses to find the right talent acquisition strategy and identify those individuals who will contribute to their organization over the long term.

Eric Haller, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Experian DataLabs

Eric Haller is the Executive Vice President and Group Head of Experian DataLabs. He pitched the idea of the labs to Experian's executive team and received funding for 8 people to start the first lab. Experian DataLabs is the research and development organization within Experian established in 2011 to drive the creation of new products and services from breakthrough experimentation across Experian's businesses in 37 countries. Eric has led the development and expansion of Experian DataLabs. Prior to Experian, Eric worked in several start-ups including co-founding a local company in San Diego that focused on detecting identity fraud. This business was later renamed ID Analytics and sold in 2012 to LifeLock for $185 million. Eric also held roles as Chief Marketing Officer for HNC Software (sold to FICO for $800mm) and executive roles with MasterCard and Visa.

Katie Haller, Intern, Experian DataLabs

Katie Haller is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. She is majoring in Computational & Applied Math and will be graduating in Spring 2020. Last summer Katie interned with StepStone, a local private equity firm managing $51 billion in assets. This summer she is interning at Experian DataLabs. To qualify for her internship with Experian DataLabs she had to pass a challenging math & computer coding test. Her solution prompted the science team to put her on a special project. She is building a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) to amplify the signal of synthetic identities that may be created to perpetrate fraud. GAN is considered one of the fundamental approaches in deep learning and is part of the leading edge in artificial intelligence. Prior to USC she distinguished herself by being one of 40 girls in the U.S. to be invited for the summer to study discrete math, computer science & electrical engineering at MIT.

Schedule of Events

5:30-6:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
6:00-7:15 Panel, Program and Q&A
7:15-8:00 Networking

For arrival instructions -
Onsite self parking is available for $4/hour or complimentary street parking is available on University Center Lane. When you arrive at the venue, take the lobby elevators to the 4th floor.