You, Only Better, or: Lessons in Transformational Leadership for Techies in the Workforce

Presented at Blue Team Con 2022, Aug. 27, 2022, 4:50 p.m. (30 minutes)

tl;dr: Most techies have transactional business relationships with each other and their management in the workspace. I will present a list of skills and behaviors that will help people become transformational leaders as employees and managers.


  • Carl Hertz - Director of Security, Elevate
    Carl is a technology generalist with 35 years of experience. In that time his technical job roles have included (but are not limited to) customer service, documentation writer, software development, software testing, software deployment, pre-sales engineer, network engineering, system administration, incident responder, head of security, project manager, team lead, IT Manager, and IT Director. Carl is currently the Director of Security for Elevate, a non-profit headquartered in Chicago which seeks to create a just and equitable world in which everyone has clean and affordable heat, power, and water in their homes and communities. When he isn't working or shit-posting on Twitter he has been known to throw small parties where cocktails are involved.