Ben Schepens graduated from GA Tech in 1994 with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree and is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Science. In his career, he has been involved in a wide range of business domains. He spent the first ten years of his career as a “hands on” software developer, and has been leading multiple development teams for the most recent 10 years. He has worked with software development companies, consulting companies, and even as a Sr. Research Engineer helping to develop new internet protocols standards. In his role as a leader, he has recognized the importance of emotional intelligence concepts when growing and maintaining healthy and effective teams and is very active in sharing experiences with others.