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Sunday, June 10

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
11:00am - 6:00pm Info Center
11:00am - 6:00pm Registration Open
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sierra
102 - LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
The concept of personal branding is popping up everywhere these days, but what exactly does it mean? It's not about developing a slick marketing campaign. It's all about uncovering what is the ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascade
103 - THE ALLY'S JOURNEY: 5 STEPS TO BECOMING AN INCLUSIONARY LEADER
How do we engage men as allies in the intersectional movement toward equality and inclusion? What can they do to help? What can you do? What do they need to do themselves? Each ally sets out on a ... For More Details
Dale Vaughn
Co-Founder, Gender Leadership Group
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Siskiyou
104 - MAPPING YOUR CAREER SUCCESS
This workshop will teach you the steps you can take to maximize your ability to get your Manager and Mentors to help build your successful career. You will maximize your competitiveness against peers ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra
111 - DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE "IN" THE STORY? ENTER AR / VR / IR / MR
In the movie "BIG," Josh presented the idea of an interactive comic book: as the reader makes choices for the character, the story continuously re-works itself, creating new and unforeseen material. ... For More Details
 
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade
112 - MAKING LINKEDIN WORK FOR YOU
Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you feel you ought to? Or have you been meaning to set one up but don't know where to start? Chances are, even more advanced users of LinkedIn are not ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Evangelist, TIBCO Software
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Siskiyou
113 - WHAT'S UP WITH BIG DATA, AI, AND ML?
In an age of abundant data and immediate answers, the ability to extract value from data - regardless of source, size, and requirements around timeliness-will be at the heart of an organization's ... For More Details
Sheryl Root
President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon - SV and Stanford University, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Donner
114 - THOUGHT LEADERSHIP FOR ALL
Transitioning to an influencer has various benefits - from becoming a trusted advisor and advancing your career, to showcasing your expertise and transforming into a successful entrepreneur. You don't ... For More Details
Pushpa Ithal
Founder and CEO, Advo.Ninja
Parna Sarkar-Basu
CEO & Brand Marketing Strategist , Brand and Buzz Marketing
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Sierra
151 - WHAT DO "GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE," "420," AND "2040" HAVE IN COMMON?
Pot, weed, grass, 420, ganga, dope, joint, reefer, MaryJane, bud ... call it what you will, but cannabis is the fastest growing industry for women. Recent studies show women hold 36% of executive ... For More Details
Amy Wu
Moderator
Government/AgTech Reporter, Gannett Company
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cascade
152 - SPEAK LIKE A LEADER BOOTCAMP
Back by popular demand! Your [and your team's] ability to communicate WELL makes a difference on every level. Come learn how to use neurobiology to maximize all of your communications and get more of ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cascade Carmel / Monterey
153 - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
Envision this: You've prepared for the board meeting thoroughly. Several peers have given the thumbs up. You walk into the room and begin to speak. Before you get through the introduction, you're ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Founder's Reception
 

Monday, June 11

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Open
7:30am - 8:30am
Monday Networking Breakfast
 
8:30am - 4:30pm Info Center
8:30am - 10:30am
Keynotes and Plenary Sessions
 
8:30am - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom
202 - WELCOME and OPENING INSIGHTS
Carolyn Leighton
Moderator
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
Minette Norman
Vice President, Engineering Practice, Autodesk
9:00am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom
203 - OPENING KEYNOTE
Michelle Bailey
Group Vice President, General Manager, & Research Fellow, IDC
10:30am - 1:45pm Business & Technology Expo
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Keynote Luncheon
 
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra
251 - LOOK, MA - NO HANDS! AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Autonomous vehicle (AV) pilots are creating new artificial intelligence technologies and disrupting many business value chains. We are at the cusp of a huge disruption affecting many industries beyond ... For More Details
Sudha Jamthe
Moderator
Author & CEO, IoT Disruptions
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade
252 - EXCITED ABOUT YOUR STORY? TELL IT LIKE A TED PRO
Great leaders tell great stories. Stories have the power to touch people's deepest emotions. And emotions are the wellspring of loyalty, trust, cooperation, and action. You will succeed more often, ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
1:45pm - 2:45pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
253 - PARTNERING TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
 
2:45pm - 6:45pm Business & Technology Expo
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Sierra
291 - FLY ME TO THE MOON: SUBORBITAL SPACE = THE JUMP POINT FOR SPACE EXPLORATION
From a 2014 article in the Los Angeles Times: "In the not-so-distant future, the global elite will be able to zip between practically any major city - London to Sydney, New York to Beijing - in ... For More Details
Ioana Cozmuta
Moderator
Industry Engagement & Commercial Space Partnerships, NASA Ames Research Center
Usha Guduri
Mars 2020 Subsystem Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cascade
292 - VOICE-FIRST TECHNOLOGY: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
In this session, you'll hear from four women leaders who are pioneering with voice-first technology ... from voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, and others ... to ... For More Details
Bradley Metrock
Moderator
CEO, Score Publishing
Kesha Williams
Software Engineer, Chick-fil-A Corporate
Cathy Pearl
Head of Conversation Design Outreach, Google
Katie McMahon
Vice President & General Manager, SoundHound
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
293 - GENDER INTELLIGENCE
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carmel / Monterey
294 - PERSONAL STRATEGY: YOUR TURNING POINT
This insightful workshop will focus on the power to create a new future and elevate your professional and personal life. Computer models were designed originally to mimic the way the human mind ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
Human Potential 2.0
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
297 - MEET THE 2018 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY HALL OF FAME HONOREES
 
5:15pm - 5:30pm Break
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Taste of Technology Reception
 
6:45pm - 8:45pm
Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet
 

Tuesday, June 12

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 4:00pm Registration Open
8:00am - 9:00am
Tuesday Networking Breakfast
 
8:30am - 4:30pm Info Center
9:00am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom
302 - BREAKTHROUGHS IN LEADERSHIP: HERE'S HOW I GOT TO THE TOP
Come hear outstanding women relate personal stories from their own experiences: growth challenges, lessons learned, and rewards they earned on their way to success ... plus advice on pitfalls to ... For More Details
 
9:30am - 9:40am
Gateway Ballroom
303 - WITI PowerTalk
 
9:40am - 10:30am
Gateway Ballroom
304 - REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
We've heard a lot about Bitcoin lately, but its underlying blockchain technology is not as commonly known. Blockchain technology is very powerful and poised to disrupt major sectors and industries. ... For More Details
 
10:30am - 2:30pm Business & Technology Expo
10:30am - 2:30pm The Women In Technology Career Fair
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
Carmel / Monterey
308 - BUILD TRUST, IMPROVE TEAMWORK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR ORGANIZATION WITH C-IQ
In this cutting-edge session, you'll gain insight into how teams and organizations are thriving by raising the trust level, innovating like never before, and working better together with the power of ... For More Details
Michael Neuendorff
President , Bay Area Executive Coach
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Carlos / San Juan
309 - OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES
 
10:45am - 12:00pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Keynote Luncheon
 
12:20pm - 12:30pm
Gateway Ballroom
341 - WITI PowerTalk
 
12:30pm - 12:50pm
Gateway Ballroom
342 - Luncheon Keynote
 
12:50pm - 1:00pm
Gateway Ballroom
343 - WITI PowerTalk
 
1:15pm - 1:30pm Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
352 - THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW: FUTURE OF DIGITAL HEALTHCARE AND TELEMEDICINE
Sit down and put on a vest that has a set of different sensors to collect information, with a USB port from the vest that connects to the computer. Sign in to Private Internet Channel 251, turn on ... For More Details
Niharika Srivastav
Moderator
Director of Client Services, UST Global
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Carmel / Monterey
353 - VISIONARIES USING TECH FOR GOOD
Beena Ammanath
Moderator
Global VP - Artificial Intelligence/Data/Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Arjita Sethi
Co-Founder, Equally
Sarah Richson
CEO, Richemele International Consultants
1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Carlos / San Juan
354 - VENTURE CAPITAL
Lake Dai
Partner, LDV Partners
1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Martin / San Simeon
355 - DEMYSTIFYING CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS (ICOs)
Cryptocurrencies have been all the rage since last year. How do cryptocurrencies launch into the market? What's involved in the ICO process? The SEC has been scrutinizing the ICO space, issuing ... For More Details
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
2:30pm - 5:00pm Business & Technology Expo
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm
362 - READY TO WELCOME THE AI REVOLUTION INTO YOUR HOME AND AT WORK?
Join us to understand the technological advance that made Artificial Intelligence (AI) possible today. * How can computers simulate human brains to learn and act? * How will AI impact our lives ... For More Details
Isabelle Guis
Moderator
Advisor, WhenHub
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Carmel / Monterey
363 - INSIGHTS FOR INTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURS
 
2:45pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos / San Juan
364 - HOTTEST TECHNOLOGIES: UPDATES & OPPORTUNITIES
 
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Coaching Circles / One-on-One Consults
 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bayshore Foyer
WITI CELEBRATES: NETWORKING/ DESSERT RECEPTION
A rare opportunity to mix, mingle, and meet with Summit attendees and speakers - to schmooze, share lessons learned, and maximize networking opportunities! ... For More Details
 

 * Speakers and Sessions are subject to change