Director of NEW Digital Alliance | Kim Iversen
Kim joined NEWDA in 2016 with a passion for helping people live better lives. She has a Bachelor in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from Aarhus University, and a Master of Science in Information Systems from UW Oshkosh. Kim is also PMP certified, held a Scrum Master Certification, taught chemistry at a high school in Denmark, biology at UW Oshkosh and UW Fox Valley, and genetics at UW Fox Valley. However, she got her start in IT when she was hired to develop and manage the SAP training landscape at Kimberly Clark, where she worked for 13 years in the IT department managing training efforts for order-to-cash 1-million-dollar projects.
She is passionate about explaining materials to students and seeing the lightbulb go on.
With the Alliance, Kim loves helping grow the educational pathways, connecting job seekers to employers, and connecting students to careers. She also enjoys working with Northeast Wisconsin companies to find ways to better their IT department. Outside of work, Kim is passionate about sustainability and food.
Some of the things Kim does at NEW Digital Alliance are:
- Business Development
- Web Development
- Project Management
- Resource Management
- Financial Management
Q: What do you love about your current job
I consider myself an introvert, yet I love being able to connect with other people and exploring new ways to grow the tech community in Northeast Wisconsin. I also love the diversity of the work – no 2 days are the same. IT is literally changing the world!
Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of working in technology
The Alliance does SO much. We are growing computer science offerings in K12, connecting companies with high schools and colleges, collaborating with Microsoft TEALS, helping build computer science licensure programs, and connecting IT job seekers to employers. We are also connecting with state and federal lawmakers to help them understand the challenges faced by our local companies trying to find tech talent.
Q: What is a fun fact about you?
I married my high school sweetheart. We’ve been together for 27 years! I also translated a textbook on object-oriented analysis design from Danish to English. I even worked for the Danish Post Office for awhile.