How to build Career Wealth in IT

September 08, 2016

  • Devlin Liles

In this session we will dive into how formally and informally organizations measure value. This will help us highlight behavior that is common in IT that decreases our value in the organization. Once we have identified these behaviors, we can dive into how to fix them. These problems range from the simple (like writing an Email) to the complex (like managing expectations of those that you don’t know).

About Devlin Liles

As Vice President of Consulting of Improving Enterprises Houston, Devlin Liles assists in leading the technology strategy and direction for the business as well as all aspects of consultant engagement. In an industry that is constantly innovating, Devlin believes as a passionate technologist it is his responsibility to maintain the cutting edge on his clients’ behalf. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion in development is data and its interactions. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011. Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the nation including user groups, conferences, and community events. Liles holds the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists’ annually. He became published along with his good friend Tim Rayburn as authors of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

About the sponsor: Improving

Improving is a technology management and consulting services firm deeply rooted in our commitment to establishing trust — not only with each other but with our clients, partners, communities, and others. We aspire to do this through creating transparency, delivering results, continuously improving, clarifying expectations, and keeping our commitments. Find out more at