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WITI Proudly Celebrates the Accomplishments of Women in Business and Technology!

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When good things happen, don't hold back - let us know! At WITI, we want to celebrate your accomplishments with you, your promotions, inventions, mergers, launches, publications and awards. This is no time to be modest - this is a time to celebrate your achievements and inspire others to do the same. Please send your announcements using the Women on the Move form.

CMU Professor and WITI Advisory Board Member Lake Dai speaks at the House of Lords in England

Professor Lake Dai spoke at the House of Lords in England on Technology and Education Innovations in Oct. She was invited to speak at the opening of the 21st Century Lab, an initiative that is aimed to address the profound changes in education and society in the U.K.

The host Lord Victor Adebowale was one of the first group of people to be appointed as people's peers in England in 2001, taking the title Baron Adobowale. He was listed as one of the 25 most influential people in housing policy over the past 25 years, and one of 100 most influential person in the English NHS, for his contribution in employment, housing, poverty and public service reform. He is the challenor of University of Lincoln, the creator of the 21st Century Lab initiative.

Below is the official invitation from the House of Lords and CMU Professor Lake Dai with Lord Victor Adebowale.

Deedre Daniel becomes Senior VP of Business Development for Augeo

Augeo, an industry leading platform company for engaging customers, employees and members is adding Deedre Daniel as Senior VP of Business Development. Ms. Daniel brings almost two decades of experience in sales and marketing. Augeo continues to experience significant client growth as opportunities in loyalty and engagement marketing expand.

Ms. Daniel comes to Augeo from GEICO where she led a team that developed a portfolio encompassing hundreds of affinity marketing partners. This portfolio saw exponential auto policy growth during her tenure.

WITI Member Justine Vendrame Launches Digi'Play Project at Microsoft

Justine is currently working at Microsoft, where she's been for a year and a half as a Partner Channel Digital Marketing Transformation Specialist. She is proud to announce that despite her apprentice status, she had the opportunity to launch her own project called "Digi'Play" which is an online catalogue referencing more than 100 digital marketing actions attached to selected and trusted agencies with discounted prices. These 'ready to go' actions enable partners to digitize their marketing plan and generate more business. It also helps Microsoft to improve consumption on its own solutions. It is now a replicated tool worldwide.

Centricity Global Appoints New Partner and COO to Strengthen Leadership as Growth Mounts in Global Agribusiness and Distributed Data

WENATCHEE, Wash., Sept. 7, 2016 -- Centricity Global announced today that Laurie Simon joined the company to further develop new agribusiness innovation and to strengthen global technology-driven solutions pertaining to business transformation and data. Laurie is nationally recognized for her efforts to advance women in the technology sector and moving the needle impacting public policy. Laurie is a previous software developer turned business consultant with over 20 years of business and technology consulting across numerous vertical industries.

Laurie joins Centricity as a Partner and newly appointed Chief Operations Officer to continue Centricity's success and growth in providing scalable products, services and new innovation for enterprise-level technologies across the natural resources industry.

"I am fortunate to have this opportunity in joining the Centricity Team," said Laurie. "I spent several appointed years on the Centricity Advisory Board to focus on healthy yet disruptive solutions in an industry that is hungry for change. Centricity clearly aligns with my innovative passion and thirst for data and analysis driven by culture and competition. This sparked my interest in helping lead the company to deliver farm forward data solutions that will fundamentally change the assessment of data and how the stakeholders are valued and interact across the supply chain."

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