TotalPackets began as a passion project from Rita Younger and her daughter Kori Younger. Rita has worked in technology for the past 28 years and is an industry recognized expert in SDN and Network Analytics. Kori was a pre-med student and once she attended HP Discover, VMworld and CiscoLive she was hooked and changed her major to IT and has worked as a CDW intern for 18 months. Kori is in her final year of University. This Mother / Daughter duo wants to not only educate but also to entertain and show others, particularly women that technology is interesting but also fun.
Rita Younger is the National Practice Lead for SDN and Network Analytics at CDW. She holds multiple industry certification including those related to Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, and HP NFV. Rita is responsible for leading CDW both from a presales and delivery perspective into the major network transition of Software Defined Data Center and Network Analytics. Prior to being named the National Practice Lead, Rita spent 5 years as a Network Solution Architect for CDW focused on Data Center. Before joining CDW, Rita traveled globally with Cisco Advanced Services providing data center training internally for Cisco engineers. Rita was named in 2017 by CRN Magazine as one of the top Women in IT, she is a Cisco Champion and is a member of the VMware Inner-Circle. Rita is a featured speaker at National and International Industry events. Rita has appeared as a delegate on Tech Field Days and has been featured on Techwise TV, TechVision and TechVue. She is passionate about women in IT and is the founder of TotalPackets Webcast. You can follow her on twitter @SDN_Girl. Rita holds a B.S. in Communications from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Kori Younger is a CDW intern and an IT major in her senior year at St. Louis University. Kori grew up modeling and acting and loves that she can combine her on-screen talent and passion for technology at TotalPackets. Kori has traveled globally and is known for seizing every opportunity. She recently convinced the guards at the Golden Nymph awards in Monaco that she was a US celebrity and walked the red carpet. She even appeared on a producers webpage. Kori is 22 and has never met a stranger. When Kori is not out and about she can be found working on DevOps projects. You can follow Kori on twitter @SDNdaughter
Look for us at VMworld 2018, maybe you will be featured in Shenanigans or TPW After Dark!