Liana is an innovation technologist in the energy industry. She has a wide variety of experience working on the forefront of technology with technology vendors, telecommunication providers, utilities, and school districts. Her computer science degree provided her with the foundation she needed to work in these technology areas. Liana shares her experience with obtaining her degree in a non-traditional way, the challenges of pursuing her degree with young children, and her viewpoint of frequently being the only woman in her department.
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio
Acronyms and Definitions
Network Engineering – a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and oversee the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services. Although the job titles network engineer and network administrator are sometimes used as synonyms, a network engineer usually has more executive responsibilities than a network administrator. The engineering side of things tends to deal more with planning, design and technical specifications, whereas the administration side of things deals mostly with day-to-day maintenance, management and troubleshooting efforts. (https://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/network-engineer)
Central Office – in a telephone communications, a central office is an office in a locality to which subscriber home and business lines are connected on what is called a local loop. The central office has switching equipment that can switch calls locally or to long-distance carrier phone offices. https://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/central-office
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CITC – The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is the information and communications technology sector (ICT) regulator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Telecommunications Act (enacted in June 2001) and its Bylaws (issued in July 2002) provide the basis for regulatory framework of the sector. (www.citc.gov.sa)