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Sunday, October 2

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
1:30pm - 6:00pm Registration Opens
2:30pm - 4:15pm
Film Screening:
Documentary film screening and Interactive Discussion with Director LeAnn Erickson will launch the WITI Summit on Sunday October 2, 2011. Top Secret Rosies tells the story of a group of female ... For More Details
LeAnn Erickson
Associate Professor of Film and Video Production, Temple University
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Opening Keynote
Marissa Mayer
CEO, Yahoo
5:30pm - 7:30pm
WITI Founder's Reception
The first evening event on the Opening Night of the Women Powering Technology Summit, October 2, features welcoming words from WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton and offers an intimate, networking ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

Monday, October 3

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00am - 10:00am
The World Cafe
Led by Anne Adams, Ph.D., the 2011 World Café will engage participants in roundtable Creative Exchange discussions, forming Mastermind teams to strategize best solutions for solving complex business ... For More Details
Anne Adams, Ph.D.
President, ACS
10:00am - 10:15am Break - Exhibits Open (WITI's Expo Area will be open 10:00am-7:00pm for summit attendees and 10:00am-5:30pm for "expo only" attendees.)
10:15am - 10:50am
Giving STEM Roots: Fostering Interest and Overcoming Obstacles
In this WITI session, Facebook Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein will discuss the importance of getting more women into STEM, what the key obstacles are, and some changes that would make a ... For More Details
Jocelyn Goldfein
Director of Engineering, Facebook
10:50am - 11:00am
WITIStyle Storytelling: Women Creating a Sustainable Future
This talk will focus on the role of women in the growing movement to create a sustainable economy. We'll hear about women whose leadership is defining the opportunities, and about women who are ... For More Details
Kathrin Winkler
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation
11:00am - 11:30am
Sweet Serendipity or Shrewd Strategy?
As the adage suggests, luck is when preparation meets opportunity. And, once we put ourselves in a position to take advantage of opportunities, new ones often present themselves. If you've ever ... For More Details
Alicia Abella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs
11:30am - 12:30pm Networking/Break in Exhibit Area
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Lunch - Claim Your Career: The 3 Simple Truths to Career Development
A personal "brand," a clear view of your options, and an eye for opportunity can make a significant difference in the path your career will take. This panel will address the key factors to mastering ... For More Details
Elizabeth Mayo
Head of Department, Laboratory Services, DNV GL
Suchitra Subrahmanyan, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Business Development, Applied Materials
Jennifer Sun
Engineering Director, ETCH, Applied Materials
1:45pm - 2:15pm
eMentoring: Boon or Bane?
As the world becomes more dependent on electronic communication, human interactions have changed. How significant are these changes? What has been lost and what gained? What issues should you be ... For More Details
Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Re-inventing Education
The Internet age has brought about many changes to business as usual, yet education is one of the last industries to shift. Lynda Weinman shares her story of how she leveraged her passion for ... For More Details
Lynda Weinman
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com
2:45pm - 2:55pm Stretch Break
2:55pm - 3:05pm
WITIStyle Storytelling: From Wharton to CTO of Cloud Computing: The Many Faces of a Technical Career
In this WITIStyle talk, Lauren will describe why it matters to have multi-disciplinary expertise for leadership positions in today's fast paced technology industry . She'll share her journey from ... For More Details
Lauren States
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University
3:05pm - 3:35pm
Get Bold! How To Capitalize on The Social Enterprise
Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President, Social Business Solutions Sales and Evangelism is leading a successful career living and advocating in the social enterprise. Consulting with executives from around ... For More Details
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz
3:35pm - 3:45pm
WITIStyle Storytelling - THE NO-HOUR WORKWEEK: How To Redesign Your Work to Fit Your Life, Not The Other Way Round
Are you a woman tech entrepreneur battling to get your venture funded and operational? Or, running a tech company and wondering if you'll ever have a life? Have an idea for a startup but don't think ... For More Details
Cindy Gallop
Founder & CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld
3:45pm - 4:15pm Networking/ "Authors' Corner" Book Signings
4:15pm - 5:30pm
Intrapreneur/Entrepreneur: What Are The Lessons in Creating a Startup, either Externally or Within a Company?
Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley will host this session featuring projects and new business that were either company- or VC-funded. The panel will share challenges and experiences to ... For More Details
Martha Lyons
Enterprise Services - Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard
Cindy Padnos
Founder and Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures
Ana Pinczuk
Vice President, Cisco Systems
Sheryl Root
President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Assoc Professor, Carnegie MellonSV + Stanford Univ
Steve Rosenberg
Associate Director, Silicon Valley Campus, Carnegie Mellon University
Scott Russell
Adjunct Professor; Managing Director, eCarnegie Tech
5:30pm - 7:00pm Taste of Technology Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm
16th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
Honoring key women innovators from science and technology on Monday, October 3rd. This year's honorees are: Alicia Abella, Ph.D.; Ms. Evelyn Berezin; Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.; Sophie Vandebroek, Ph.D.; ... For More Details
Jolie O'Dell
Tech Journalist, VentureBeat;, Master of Ceremonies for the 16th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards

Tuesday, October 4

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast/Networking in Exhibit Area (WITI's Expo Area will be open 7:30am-3:30pm for summit attendees and 9:00am-3:30pm for "expo only" attendees.)
9:00am - 9:50am
Keynote: The Future of Work - Are We Ready?
To a large extent our workplace shapes our identity; it's where we develop relationships, apply our passion, creativity and best thinking. It can also be maddening and make us feel insignificant. ... For More Details
Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.
COO, IBM Research
9:50am - 10:10am
Getting Women to Think Big
While women have certainly made major strides with leadership in business, it's been largely limited to small businesses. According to data projections from The Guardian Life Small Business Research ... For More Details
Sharon Kan
Co-Founder and General Manager, Tikatok.com at Barnes & Noble
10:10am - 10:40am
Engineer to CEO and the Survival Skills In Between
While we may not be born engineers or CEOs, with hard work and lots of determination, we can train ourselves to excel at any discipline. Julie Schoenfeld, CEO and President at Perfect Market, will ... For More Details
Julie Schoenfeld
CEO, PerfectMarket
10:40am - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Discussion: Effective Social Media and the Social Enterprise
Setting up a Facebook page, LinkedIn account and Twitter handle are components of a successful social strategy but in order to truly reap the benefits of social engagement you must have compelling ... For More Details
Sheigh Crabtree
VP of Audience Development, Perfect Market
April Dembosky
San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times
Miriam McLemore
CIO, Market Facing Functions, Coca-Cola
Heather Meeker
VP of Corporate Communications, GOGII
Donna Morris
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Adobe Systems Incorporated
11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Discussion: Money Matters: Getting the Right Funding
In order for ideas to come to life they need the right financial support. This panel discussion will outline and debate all forms of funding, including venture capital, angel investments and ... For More Details
Mona DeFrawi
CEO, Equidity
Joey Tamer
Consultant, Expert, JoeyTamer.com
Pemo Theodore
Media Producer & Startup Coach, EZebis
11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Discussion: Moving Target - The Mobile Enterprise
Thriving in today's marketplace means you must conduct business on the go and capture your audience wherever they may be. This panel will dive into the mobile landscape to discuss the hardware, ... For More Details
Cheemin Bo-Linn
President and CEO, Peritus Partners
Laura Chambers
Senior Director, Paypal Mobile
Cheryl Goodman
Senior Director, Qualcomm Inc
Amanda McConnell
Head of Product, rent.com
12:00pm - 12:30pm Break/Networking in Exhibit Area
12:30pm - 2:15pm
Keynote Lunch
Maya Baratz
Senior Product Manager, ABC News
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: Expanding Business to New Territories and Securing the Best Talent Internationally
As the nation struggles with economic uncertainty and unemployment, the IT industry faces unique challenges in the global marketplace. As some sectors face layoffs and reductions in force, other ... For More Details
Kathy Curtis
Senior Manager, Global Relocation, Cisco
Deborah Davy
Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Margie Jones
American Immigration Manager, Intel Corporation
Cheree McAlpine
General Counsel, Wyse Technology Inc
Minal Shah
Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP.
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: Lifting the Fog on Cloud Computing
It seems the entire tech industry has its head in the Cloud. This panel will discuss the key aspects of transitioning business into the Cloud, from private and 3rd party data storage to data security ... For More Details
Karen Garcia
IS&T Chief of Staff, BMC Software, Inc.
Nicole Graebner
Senior Account Executive, Key Information Systems
Dina McKinney
Corporate Vice President, Bulldozer Cores Technology Group, AMD
Joanne Moretti
GM, RADIUS INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT SVP & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, Jabil Blue Sky
Adrian Ott
CEO, Exponential Edge
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: Starting Your Start-Up: Success Stories from Women Who Took A Chance on Themselves
WITI loves a good success story! The entrepreneurs in this session will share their experiences from concept to the launch of their companies and the growth challenges, lessons learned and rewards ... For More Details
Tiffani Ashley Bell
CEO & Founder, Pencil You In
Angie Chang
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0
Joselle Ho
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Miso Media
Sandy Jen
Co-Founder, Meebo
3:15pm - 3:30pm Transition break/ Last chance to visit exhibits
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Executive Roundtables: The Business Case for Hiring/Advancing More Women - and Why
This event will launch a series of WITI-hosted Executive Roundtables designed to create dialog between industry executives to gain a better understanding of the steps required to facilitate more women ... For More Details
Sheryl Root
President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Assoc Professor, Carnegie MellonSV + Stanford Univ
5:15pm - 7:00pm
VIP Networking Reception and Executive Auction
Provides an opportunity to network with top executives from a broad cross section of industries, who will be offering one to one meetings to the highest bidder. A fun event and exciting culmination ... For More Details
 

 * Speakers and Sessions are subject to change