My Long Bio
Bio Barbara Horne
Barbara was born and raised in Trenton New Jersey.
She attended St. Mary’s Cathedral where she received numerous awards and graduated Valedictorian and received Scholarships to Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. While at Stuart Barbara was Freshman Class president, participated in numerous Plays and Musicals, was on Model UN (United Nations) and received an award for her community service work in Trenton. Her Junior year she attended Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Placement Early Acceptance program where she and her fellow students were some of the few people in the world on the Internet.
At 19 while attending Rutgers University Barbara started BluEnke a publishing and production company that published 2 books of poetry, a News Magazine and produced and performed in shows throughout NJ, NY, CT and Philadelphia.
In the late 90s through early 2000s she used her Information Technology (IT) skills to contract as an applications and web trainer at various Businesses and institutions across the United States, including IBM, Deutsche Bank, the Federal Reserve, the City of NY and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
In 2004 she was brought onboard as an Information Technology Consultant at Goldman Sachs where she designed, developed and delivered Mobile, Business Applications and Project Management training and IT solutions.
In 2009 she opened Liquids and Eats café and Savory Fusion Food Service which brought healthy food options to her hometown of Trenton in addition to many community programs.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 she delivered Project Management training and consulting to Scientists and Tech professionals at Harvard’s Smithsonian’s Astrophysics Observatory.
Over the years she has lent her skills to multiple grassroots political campaigns and efforts for social justice and help found The New Brunswick Coalition Against Police Brutality (NBCPB)
During that time she developed IT solutions to help connect the United Nations with the local communities and was brought onboard the UN NGO (Non Governmental Organization) Athletes United for Peace
Since 2009 you can find her expanding her small tech firm “The Business Channels” to focus on IT Learning and Adoption. Around 2013 she developed a data driven insight methodology called DRIVE and in 2015 she was invited to speak at Cloud Connect China, Interop Las Vegas, QCon Tokyo and keynote at QCon Beijing.
She now serves as a VP and NY rep for Athletes United for Peace and is on the board of CESI (Community Education for Sustainability Institute), a not for profit focused on helping to move people out of poverty through the use of Information Technology.
SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE:
Let BI DRIVE
moving to an organization operated by Data Driven Insights (with a special focus on Big Data, BI Applications in the Cloud and the IoT)
A WORKFORCE THAT WORKS
avoiding the “assumption of Incompetence” that stifles diversity in IT
Women in Information Technology
creating an inclusive workplace environment
THE CONSULTANTS TOOLBOX
The good and bad of being a contract consultant in IT
Using Coaching, Training and Internal Marketing in Organization Change Management and Process Improvement
COACHING TO SUCCESS
Giving the Project team the support they need to implement change
PROJECT’S THAT WORK
The impact of an Organization’s culture on projects
TRAINING THAT'S PERSONAL
The importance of customization in Business and IT Training
THE LEAN BOUTIQUE
Process Improvement Solutions for Small Business
DRIVING A GEN CULTURE
Curating a learning workspace to maximize productivity
MANAGING TO SUCCESS
Using the best Project Management Framework for your business
THE NEW LABOR
Having a viable career as a contract consultant in IT and Business Management
A FREE OFFICE IN THE CLOUDS
Free and really cheap IT tools for your small business.
Other topics include, “Myths in Entrepreneurship and other Ways to Freedom” and “Grassroots” Community Engagement.
She is available for Keynotes, Panels and other Speaking engagements in or outside of the US.
Horne, B. (1999). All of me or so it seems (book)
Contributor to Seeking Alpha and the Trentonian