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Sunday, June 3

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
1:15pm - 2:30pm
WITI Networks - Leadership Team Event (Invite Only)
 
1:30pm - 6:00pm Registration Opens
2:15pm - 3:45pm
Technical Workshop: Mobile Development
In today's mobile landscape your mobile presence is no longer defined by whether or not you have an iPhone app. With 50% of the US population now in possession of a smartphone and over 8% of all ... For More Details
Patty Toland
Partner, Filament Group, Inc.
Amanda McConnell
Head of Product, Rent.com
Bess Ho
Partner, Archimedes Labs
Ketan Anjaria
Founder, CardFlick
3:50pm - 5:20pm
The Social Business Agenda: Developing a Strategy to Drive Business Forward
Working in over 67 countries and with 1000s of companies, IBM's Sandy Carter is a global evangelist for strengthening Social Business strategies. Sandy will lead attendees in an action packed workshop ... For More Details
Laura Wolf
Social Business Sales Executive for North America Canada, IBM
Sandy Carter
General Manager Ecosystem Development and Social Business Evangelist, IBM
5:30pm - 7:15pm
WITI Founder's Reception
The first evening event on the Opening Night of the Women Powering Technology Summit, June 3, features welcoming words from WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton and offers an intimate, networking environment ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

Monday, June 4

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 9:30am
Monday Opening Keynote and Breakfast Presented by Comcast
Panel Discussion - Good Day WITI - Join this high energy talk show format panel as they discuss the status of technology innovation and leadership in the media industry. Comcast's leadership team will ... For More Details
John Schanz
Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable
Grace Killelea
Senior Vice President of Talent, Comcast Cable
Lysa Dahlin
Sr. VP, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Comcast Cable
9:00am - 3:00pm
WITI NextGen Program
This micro-conference, led by Betty LaMarr, on Monday, June 4th, is designed to encourage young women and girls to consider careers in Science and Technology. Leading women in Technology will teach, ... For More Details
Bonnie Wolfe
Co-Founder, 2 Billion Monkeys
Emily Ubik
Engineering Student, Boston University
Rakel Solvadottir
Founder and CEO, Skema
Sue Robins
Owner, Ascend Training Solutions
Betty LaMarr
Chairwoman 2012 WITI NextGen Summit, Executive Coach, Nadisa Associates
Brigette Jackson
VP GM Michigan/Indiana, T-Mobile
Maureen McQuestion
Director, IRT Customer Service Center, California State University, Sacramento
9:30am - 9:45am
Networking Break
 
9:45am - 10:45am
Panel Discussion: Business Goes Social
Panel will discuss every angle of how social media has evolved both as a communication tool and as a revenue generating business strategy, plus the technology, sites and apps driving Social Business ... For More Details
Rachel Sklar
Moderator
Founder, Change The Ratio
Ekaterina Walter
Senior Social Media Strategist, Intel
Maria Ogneva
Director of Community, Yammer
Jen Friel
Owner/Lifecaster, Talk Nerdy To Me Lover
Sophia Chung
Software Engineer, Facebook
Sloane Berrent
Vice President of Digital Marketing, Lippe Taylor
10:45am - 11:05am
WITIstyle Storytelling: What Intuitive Women Bring to Technology Design
Usability is an important goal of any technology design but is often difficult to achieve. Recent research suggests that aspects of developers' personalities may at least partially underlie usability ... For More Details
Melanie Polkosky, PhD
Human Factors Psychologist, IBM
11:00am - 12:30pm Exhibit Opens
11:15am - 12:30pm WITI Networking Event: Meet the Exhibitors
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Monday Lunch Keynote Presentation: Designing Diversity into Tech
In technology we often discuss designing products, user interfaces, or infrastructure. In this Keynote Presentation, Angela Benton will discuss the use of design principals to build more innovative ... For More Details
Angela Benton
Founder, NewME Accelerator, Founder/Publisher, Black Web 2.0
2:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Opens
2:00pm - 2:15pm Session Break
2:15pm - 2:35pm
WITIstyle Storytelling: Women, Tech Innovation and the Great Global Opportunity
A range of technologies are rapidly evolving and converging that will make it possible to solve some of humanity's grand challenges. Advances in fields such as robotics, AI, computing, synthetic ... For More Details
Vivek Wadhwa
Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University
2:35pm - 3:35pm
Paths to Success - Stories from the Front Lines of Tech
Panelists will share lively and engaging stories, challenges, personal triumphs and strategy innovations they've each developed along their respective paths to success in several key areas of ... For More Details
Jane Moran
Moderator
CIO, Thomson Reuters
Kathryn Minshew
Founder & CEO, the Daily Muse
Sonita Lontoh
Head of Global Marketing, Trilliant
Joan Hestenes
Platforms IT Leader, Life Technologies
Cindy Gallop
Founder & CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld
Maya Baratz
Senior Product Manager, ABC News
3:35pm - 3:45pm Session Break
3:45pm - 4:05pm
WITIstyle Storytelling: Stop Telling Women Not To Do Startups
Why all of this debate about women in the startup ecosystem and what they should or shouldn't be doing? How do we eliminate preconceived notions of women in business or gender stereotypes in order to ... For More Details
Alexia Tsotsis
Co-Editor, TechCrunch
4:05pm - 5:05pm
Panel Discussion: Women, Venture Capital and Creating a Paradigm Shift
Women led businesses have traditionally raised funding via personal equity and outside debt, according to research conducted by the Kauffman Foundation. The number of women entrepreneurs who have ... For More Details
Pemo Theodore
Moderator
Media Producer & Startup Coach, EZebis
Sharon Wienbar
Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Rachel Sheinbein
Parter, CMEA Capital
Stephanie Palmeri
Senior Associate, SoftTech VC
Patricia Nakache
General Partner, Trinity Ventures
5:30pm - 7:00pm Taste of Technology Reception and Executive Auction
7:00pm - 9:00pm
17th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
Key leaders in science and technology were honored at the 17th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Monday, June 4, 2012 in conjunction with WITI's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit in the ... For More Details
 

Tuesday, June 5

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
8:00am - 9:30am
Tuesday Opening Keynote and Continental Breakfast: Rocket Science, Political Science And A Bit Of Elbow Grease
Gwynne Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, an American space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX was founded ... For More Details
Gwynne Shotwell
President, SpaceX
9:30am - 12:30pm Exhibit Opens
9:40am - 10:40am
Global Women. Global Business
This panel discussion will feature global business insights and anecdotes from some of today's top women leaders in the global economy. The stories and information shared will focus on innovations in ... For More Details
Joanne Martin, Ph.D.
Moderator
Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Technology, IBM Corporation
Marina Levinson
Founder and CEO, CIO Advisory Group, LLC
Jessica Hunt
Senior Vice President and General Manager, HighTable
Heather Healy
Vice President and EMC Products Division CIO, EMC Corporation
9:40am - 10:40am
Panel Discussion: Data Security
The Data Security panel will take a look at the innovations and challenges businesses face in Data Security and Privacy today while exploring solutions to key engineering and IT challenges in ... For More Details
Nicole Perlroth
Moderator
Reporter, The New York Times
Candice Tal
CEO, Infortal Worldwide
Michelle Koblas
Director of Security, Guardian Analytics
Melanie Frazier
Engagement & Strategy Team Manager, CISSP, eBay
Nancy Cam-Winget
Distinguished Eng., Enterprise Service & Security, Cisco
10:40am - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 11:40am
Innovation in Emerging Markets - Brazil and Russia
Developed economies have traditionally looked at emerging economies as areas of market growth for their existing product portfolio, as a source of human capital at more competitive costs, or ... For More Details
Patricia Florissi
Vice President, Americas & EMEA CTO, Distinguished Engineer, EMC
11:45am - 12:45pm
Charting Your Success: Steps for Personal Brand Development
Theme: Importance of Personal Brand Development Questions to be answered: Who are you and what are you known for? What does your name stand for at your workplace? Where are you in your career? ... For More Details
Tracie Ybarra
Director, Personal and Printing Systems Learning & Development, HP
11:45am - 12:45pm
Funding and Investments
The Funding and Investments Workshop will define the various types of funding and investors available to get a business or project off the ground. Friends, family, your day job, bank loans, angel ... For More Details
Monica Dodi
Managing Director, The Women's Venture Capital Fund
Mike McGlade
Chief Revenue Officer, FastPay
11:45am - 12:45pm
Making Business Drive IT Transformation Through Enterprise Architecture (Cloud)
Todays business demands and pressures have accelerated the pace of change. This focus on growing the business, entering new markets, enabling new, faster, better and less expensive services to ... For More Details
Lauren States
Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, IBM Software Group
11:45am - 12:45pm
Workshop: Book Publishing for the Technology Author
In this session, Blurb CEO Eileen Gittins will address the many options available for executives looking to self-publish books on their respective areas of expertise. She'll review the book publishing ... For More Details
Eileen Gittins
Founder and CEO, Blurb
12:45pm - 2:15pm
Lunch Keynote: Mechanical Ducks, Tea-cup Robots and Frankenstein's Monster: Imagining a New Future for Computing
The origins of today's digital technologies are far more complicated than it sometimes appears. In this talk, Genevieve Bell, a cultural anthropologist working at the intersections of culture and ... For More Details
Genevieve Bell, Ph.D.
Intel Fellow; Director, User Interaction and Experience, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation
2:00pm - 6:00pm Career Fair with JobTarget
2:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibit Opens
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Navigating Success through Practical Strategy
As you know, success does not happen overnight and it often requires many life choices to achieve your goals. The Navigating Success through Practical Strategy Workshop will give attendees the ... For More Details
JJ DiGeronimo
Author, The Working Woman's GPS
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Workshop: The Changing Role of Technology Marketers
The role of the top marketing executive is changing and expanding. Different strategies, decisions, styles, and metrics are required for success. Managing the brand is paramount to the company's ... For More Details
Marlene Williamson
Vice President, Corporate Marketing, HGST
Cheemin Bo-Linn, Ed.D.
President, Peritus Partners
Erna Arnesen
Vice President, Global & Strategic Services Partners, Cisco Corporation
Deirdre Straughan
Community Architect, Joyent
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Diversity Hiring That Innovates Business: An atypical approach to solving a very typical hiring practice
I am sure you have heard of the phrase "Birds of a feather flock together." That might work in choosing your friends but it has no place in your hiring practices. Diversity workshops typically ... For More Details
Jackye Clayton
Talent Consultant, pursuitology
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Women's Employee Resource Groups: Invigorating Your Organization by Connecting Powerful Women
AT&T has made a commitment to connecting people with their world. Connecting the exceptionally diverse, talented and dedicated individuals is the purpose of our robust Women of AT&T Employee Resource ... For More Details
Katherine Swift
Director, Sales Operations, AT&T
Theresa Spralling
Associate Director, AT&T Services, Inc
Rachel Book
Associate Director, Global Talent Attraction & Diversity, AT&T

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