Posted by Melissa Garrett on August 17, 2013 in DNA, Events, Science

Recently, Vice President of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cathy Ball, participated in a panel discussion at WITI’s Women Powering Technology Summit where executives from leading tech companies shared thoughts on the future of where technology is going.  The session was moderated by Liz Gannes of AllThingsD and included executives from Qualcomm, CA Technologies, EMC, and AT&T Labs, in addition to

The panel, titled “Where Technology Is Going,” was recorded and is now available on YouTube – link included below.  Topics of discussion covered the latest developments in technology, Big Data trends and the importance of using technology and data to tell stories.

Storytelling has always been at the heart of our business.  Our AncestryDNA product is backed by a brain trust of ten scientists with a passion for telling stories about family history.  As our DNA sample database grows, our science team continues to innovate and make new discoveries about where our ancestors lived hundreds, and perhaps even thousands, of years ago.

Melissa Garrett

Melissa Garrett is a senior public relations specialist at focused on surfacing the technology and science stories that make up the experience. Her seventh great-grandfather is Daniel Boone, frontiersman and explorer.