Born and bred in Ottawa, I've worked for over 30 years in administrative areas with more than 20 years in technology departments. My technology career has been in educational environments including Carleton University and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. I have also worked for the Federal Government and as a consultant in private industry.
My experience has been primarily "on the job". I've always enjoyed learning and the challenges it brings. My career's focus recently has been project management, participation in our department's budget, as well as staffing and supervision of a large support team. This team's responsibilities include the on-going training and support of computer applications and processes for individuals at varying levels of attitude, technology skill and experience. We support these clients via a central help desk, eMail and voiceMail, as well as workshops, hardware/software trouble shooting, software image development and support both centrally and at remote sites. I participate on various educational committees within Ottawa region and the province. I enjoys sharing the knowledge I've accumulated from the numerous colleagues who have been willing to share their knowledge and experience with me
I believe the most important function of NCF would be to set strategy that works towards the minimization and potentially the elimination of the "digital divide". This strategy would include mechanisms to encourage and facilitate the use of technology for anyone interested in exploring its capabilities to produce positive, rewarding experiences as we foster life-long learning throughout our community.
This is why I'd like to join the Board of Directors - to help NCF reach for and attain their goals and to share my technology knowledge, skills and experiences.
What skills will you contribute to the NCF Board?
Though not a "geek", I've gained extensive experience in educational and technology environments for more than 20 years, including Carleton University and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. I have also benefited from experience in private industry and government.
My administrative capabilities, project management skills, technology training and support experience are what I'm willing to contribute to NCF.
What do you think are the most important functions of NCF for its members?
Set strategy that works towards the minimization and potentially the elimination of the "digital divide". Encourage and facilitate the use of technology for everyone interested in exploring its capabilities to produce positive, rewarding experiences.
Why do you want to be an NCF director?
To help NCF meet their goals and to share my technology knowledge and experiences.
Mary Anne Dugmore