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03-02-2010 Dr. Janet Ply, Keynote Speaker at Girls of Promise

Janet_Notre_DameDr. Janet Ply, co-founder of Pendére in 1993, specializes in building effective software and system delivery practices for Fortune 500 clients.  She has 20+ years experience managing large, complex software solutions domestically and internationally and has taught software project management classes to hundreds of people.  Janet is currently the program director of a $660M program to redesign the electric grid for the state of Texas.

Janet is a frequent speaker at numerous Information Systems conferences, the latest being in Paris, France and San Jose, CA. 

She has a BS in mathematics, an MS in Engineering, MS in Procurement and Acquisition Management, and PhD in Information Technology. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and is certified by the Software Engineering Institute as to assess organizational software processes.    Janet is an instrument-rated pilot, getting her private pilot’s license in 1979 out of Conway, Arkansas.  She frequently flies patients for medical treatment as a member of the South Central Chapter of Angel Flight.


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