Gilda Alvarez

Gilda Alvarez

Database Engineer

Gilda graduated from the University of Central Florida with MIS and Computer Science degrees. She has over a decade of experience in Enterprise Information Technology for several Fortune 500 companies. She has specialized in database design, implementation and optimization with emphasis on high availability and business continuity. She has designed and performed security audits, database health-checks, capacity planning, resource utilization analysis and database migrations and Big Data implementations for organizations like IBM, Disney, IRS, US federal defense agencies, Deloitte and many others.
She’s a big advocate of technical and leadership education in her community. She leads the information technology committee for ALPFA (Association of LATINO Professionals for America in Orlando as well as a Chapter Leader for PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server). These associations have allowed her to bridge the gap of IT Technical skills in the Latino community and mentor many Latino women in technology.

Current sessions

Surviving the Digital Transformation

Description:
The Digital Transformation is turning into the Darwinism of corporations and a lot of emphases is placed in what strategies companies should take to survive. What we are not doing is preparing the workforce. Join me to unravel the emerging technologies and how we can bulletproof our careers and adapt to these strategies.


LinkedIn Self Branding

Wonder how people build these amazing Linkedin Profiles?
What are employers looking for in your profile?
Join us to talk about the importance of Digital Branding.


The survival kit. The journey of a Latina in data

The Data tech industry has been a rewarding experience, but it was not an easy climb. Latinas make 1% of the data tech workforce and are almost nonexistent in management. Let me hand you some of the tools that I've used to climb this mountain and what to avoid in the way. Join me on this journey of a Latina in Data.