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Kristen Elliott

Kristen Elliott is an author, businesswoman, technology professional, and educator with a background of various analysis and consulting positions. She currently serves as a digital product owner for a Fortune 100 company and teaches software analysis principles at the undergraduate level.

An ambassador of STEAM, Kristen focuses on the advocacy of others to learn more about software analysis and how the power of the arts fuel creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. She aims to support that mission through teaching, writing, and speaking about various technology concepts and about the power of the arts in a simple and fun way in hopes of others to become empowered to learn more themselves.

She received her MBA at Capital University with a focus in leadership. She also holds two Bachelor degrees (Music and Psychology) from The Ohio State University.

Kristen resides in Columbus, OH with her husband and two children. In her free time, she acts as a freelance violinist and composer. She has performed as a solo act and with multiple local musical groups as a folk, rock, and looper violinist. She has also composed and released two original albums (under the group name "Elliott Collective") and records professional studio strings for several musicians and groups in Ohio.

Professional Work: About

Professional Resume

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

2021 to present

Digital product owner within Nationwide's Corporate Development organization

Thought leader for implementation of digital products and capabilities that enable Nationwide's Strategic Partnership's goals. Focus on external non-traditional distribution partners, end customers, and internal partners to achieve business growth and profitability goals.

The Ohio State University

2019 to present

Adjunct Lecturer for The Ohio State University (College of Science and Engineering)

Teach CSE 3232 (Introduction to Software Analysis). Core competencies taught in course materials -- Object-oriented methodology; system lifecycle approach and its phases; requirements specification techniques including interviewing and facilitation skills, use case and user story writing, functional and non-functional requirement modeling; unified modeling language; design thinking; DevOps, SAFe, and other business agility practices

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

2016 to 2021

Technology and Innovation Consultant within Nationwide Financial Technology sector.

Led short and long term planning efforts to define, analyze, and execute business value for several LOBs within Nationwide Financial

Includes: Nationwide Securities Broker Dealer (NSLLC), Nationwide Financial Network (NFN), and Financial Support Services (FSSS), Investment Management Group (IMG), Pension Risk Transfer (PRT), and Nationwide Retirement Institute (NRI).

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

2013 to 2016

Software Requirements Engineer supporting Nationwide's Retirement Plans Sector (private and public)

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