Welcome to Empowered by Tech where we’ll gather to learn more about the individuals and corporations that are leading IT forward. We’re here to share how they got started, where they’re headed and what you should expect as you dive into your career in IT. We hope you enjoy our intriguing guests with tech-industry executives in Arkansas (and beyond). | Join us with our co-hosts, Dr. Elizabeth Parker & David Wallace. Produced by Tom Racek with Summit Productions and Executive Producer and Executive Director, Bill Yoder of ACDS. | HOSTED BY: ACDS is a non-profit dedicated to building and retaining top Data Science and IT talent in the state of Arkansas. We partner with companies large and small across all industries to facilitate apprenticeship programs in the state of Arkansas. Our vision is for Arkansas to become a global leader in the transformation of existing industries through the application of data analytics and related computing capabilities involving the integration of technical and business skills, advancement of talent pipelines, and ongoing upgrades to relevant workforce skills.