As part of DRW’s women’s resource group, our Chicago office hosted Dr. Helen Sun, Chief Technology Officer at STATS. She was joined by DRW CIO Seth Thomson to discuss her transition to a management role, how programs geared towards engaging women in technology are evolving, and the importance of mentorship.
Carissa had just finished her master’s degree in computer science and was ready to leave the world of classrooms behind her. Previously a high school math teacher on the verge of burnout, she’d decided to make the leap to software engineering with little technical experience in her past and a lot of hope for more varied waters in her future.
The tech industry is built upon a foundation of innovation and iteration, which requires companies to constantly stay on the lookout for new trends and emerging technologies. We recently spoke with eight Chicago tech companies to learn what advancements they’re keeping an eye on, along with how their tech and companies evolve accordingly.
Technologists from startups or the likes of Facebook and Google can be persuaded to join trading firms, if they are offered “powerful” jobs working on innovative new products, says the man spearheading a new hiring drive by principal trading firm DRW in Singapore.