• June 10-12, 2018
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • San Jose, CA
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My Sessions

Sunday, June 10

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
11:00am - 6:00pm Info Center Open
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
12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Carlos / San Juan
106 - INTRODUCTION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL IN CANNABIS
Cannabis is now legal in 29 states for medical usage; 17 states have passed laws specific for the usage of Cannabidiol (CBD); and 9 states have made it legal for recreational usage. In addition, 23 ... For More Details
Lilli Keinaenen
Founder, Changemaker Creative
Raeven Duckett
Co-Founder, Community Gardens Delivery & Distribution
Lizette De Arkos
CEO/Co-Founder, Alzar
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sierra
112 - 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
Gail Gessert
Moderator
CEO, Gessert Media
Sue Bohle
Executive Director, Serious Play Conference
Tavia Morra
Interactive Engineer, Motion Graphics, Obscura Digital
Tamara Thompson
CEO, Serious Take Productions
Meeta Roy
Head of Operations, Bose AR
Monika Jo
VR Marketing Consultant
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade
113 - HOW TO BUILD A PERSONAL BRAND & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP WITH LINKEDIN
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 ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Media Storyteller, TIBCO Software
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Siskiyou
114 - 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
115 - USING SELF-PROMOTION STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
Many women are reluctant to engage in self-promotion because they view it as self-serving. The reality, however, is that self-promotion not only benefits you, it also benefits your organization. With ... For More Details
Kim Meninger
Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
1:45pm - 2:45pm
116 - EXPLORING THE MEDICINAL / MEDICAL / WELLNESS TECHNOLOGIES OF CANNABIS
Join us for a conversation about the cannabis plant and the science behind its ability to help with multiple medical issues. You'll learn how to approach "the cannabis conversation" with medical ... For More Details
Karyn Cooks
Moderator
Karyn Cooks | Modern Marketing
Carrie Tice
CEO & Co-Founder, Octavia Wellness
Tali Eisenberg
Customer Service Manager/Patient Outreach, dosist
2:45pm - 3:00pm Coffee & Tea Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Carlos / San Juan
152 - EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN CANNABIS
Cannabis is one of today's fastest-growing industries, where women can - and ARE - taking the lead in entrepreneurial opportunities, women-owned businesses, technology, and innovation. Recent studies ... For More Details
Karyn Cooks
Moderator
Karyn Cooks | Modern Marketing
Andrea Brooks
CEO/Founder, SAVA
Gwen Takagawa
Assistant Director, Green Rush Consulting
Windy Borman
Executive Producer | Director | Filmmaker, Green Mile Pictures
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cascade
153 - 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
Sierra
154 - 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
Donner
155 - 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, MarketBeam
Parna Sarkar-Basu
CEO & Brand Marketing Strategist , Brand and Buzz Marketing
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
161 - Coaching Circle - HOW TO GET NOTICED WHEN YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE THE BOSS
How do you get your white male bosses and Human Resources personnel to develop and promote you when they perceive leadership and higher level positions as needing people who look and act like them? ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
162 - Coaching Circle - SPEAK LIKE A LEADER MINI-BOOTCAMP
Your [and your team's] ability to communicate WELL makes a difference on every level. Learn how to use neurobiology to maximize all of your communications and get more of what you want, more of the ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
163 - Coaching Circle - BUILDING EXECUTIVE-LEVEL CONFIDENCE
Making the move from middle management to the executive suite requires a healthy dose of confidence. Self-assurance is a must. Yet women, in particular, struggle with confidence. The "Impostor ... For More Details
Jovita Jenkins
Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
164 - Coaching Circle - MAXIMIZE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE
Having a seat at the table means having an influential voice in the decisions that impact your work, career and overall business. In this interactive session, you'll learn strategies for getting a ... For More Details
Kim Meninger
Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
166 - Coaching Circle - What Are You REALLY Communicating? 11 Assumptions in the First 7 Seconds
When you meet someone for the first time, they are making at least 11 assumptions about you in the first 7 seconds. What are you REALLY communicating with your Attitude, Posture, Inner Dialogue, Body ... For More Details
Judy Peebles
Principal, The Knowledge Series
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
167 - Coaching Circle - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine some difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage challenging personality ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Donner
168 - Coaching Circle - POWER UP YOUR SALES
We are all in sales. Embrace it by learning tips, tools, and techniques that will help you become a better listener, ask better questions, and discover and uncover through positive and effective ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, Power, Play, Purpose Culture
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
169 - Coaching Circle - WHAT WOULD YOUR TEAM SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEFT THE ROOM?
What assumptions do you hold about the team? A tool will be given to explore this topic. ... For More Details
Diana Ackerley
President, Focusing Conversations
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
171 - Coaching Circle - MASTERING GENDER COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS
Learn the secrets to master communications between women and men. Work smarter, prevent miscommunications, and improve gender dynamics - change the conversation, literally. Based in brain science, ... For More Details
Diane Malnekoff
Principal, DM Consulting
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
172 - Coaching Circle - ENGAGING MEN IN WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
Bringing some consulting to coaching, you will open new opportunities for men to discover "what they didn't know they didn't know," the "competencies" you contribute to accomplishing their goals--and ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
173 - Coaching Circle - 7 PITFALLS OF WOMEN LEADERS AND HOW TO SWERVE AROUND THEM
Based on interviews with women leaders and backed by brain science, understand the common pitfalls frequently encountered by women as they climb the corporate ladder. We'll have a lively discussion of ... For More Details
Karen Cornwell
Senior Innovation Strategist, Gender Intelligence Group
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
174 - Coaching Circle - TRANSFORMING FROM A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT TO A THOUGHT LEADER
This is a follow-up to the "Thought Leadership for All" workshop, where you can get personal tips on how to turn your passion or expertise into actionable steps to become an influencer on that topic. ... For More Details
Pushpa Ithal
Founder and CEO, MarketBeam
Parna Sarkar-Basu
CEO & Brand Marketing Strategist , Brand and Buzz Marketing
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Siskiyou
176 - Learning Circle - CREATING A GRASS ROOTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
First-hand advice from the woman who created a corporate mentorship program in her company: what worked, what didn't work, what factors made it successful. Her to-do list included creating the program ... For More Details
Rachel Bell
Vice President, Scores & Analytics, FICO
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Sierra
177 - LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS [repeat]
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
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Bayshore Foyer
Founder's Reception
 
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Ballroom
199 - MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED
A special screening, as part of WITI's Cannabis Business and Technology Symposium, of the award-winning documentary that examines how women are pushing forward in the legal cannabis industry. ... For More Details
Windy Borman
Executive Producer | Director | Filmmaker, Green Mile Pictures

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 - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom
202 - WELCOME and OPENING INSIGHTS
Minette Norman (Vice President/Engineering Practice, Autodesk) and Carolyn Leighton (Founder/CEO of WITI) will share their stories, the pivotal moments in their career journey, and how their ... For More Details
Minette Norman
Vice President, Engineering Practice, Autodesk
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
9:00am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom
203 - Keynote Presentation: TECH'S (UN)CONSCIOUS BIAS PROBLEM: WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE INDUSTRY AND HOW IT AFFECTS BUSINESS
Unconscious attributions based on age, race, and gender permeate throughout our daily life and can have an invisible - but very real - impact on our careers. The issue of gender diversity in tech ... For More Details
Michelle Bailey
Group Vice President, General Manager, & Research Fellow, IDC
9:30am - 9:40am
Gateway Ballroom
204 - WITI PowerTalk - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: TIPS FOR LEADERS IN TECH
Digital transformation has dramatically improved the way people consume data. This PowerTalk provides an insightful definition of digital transformation and how it has changed the role of IT. You'll ... For More Details
Renee McKaskle
CIO, Hitachi Vantara
9:40am - 10:20am
Gateway Ballroom
205 - Keynote Panel: STEM VISIONARIES SHARE SUCCESS IN PRACTICE
Outstanding examples of innovative steps women are taking to attract ... and retain ... young women into STEM careers. ... For More Details
Stephanie Hubert
Moderator
Instructor, Apparel Merchandising & Product Development, University of Arkansas
Tracy Stone
Global Leader, Tech Women @ Intuit Initiative, Intuit
Neeru Khosla
Co-Founder and Chair, CK-12 Foundation
Rhonda Childress
IBM Fellow Vice President - GTS Data Security and Privacy Officer, IBM, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
10:20am - 10:30am
Gateway Ballroom
206 - WITI PowerTalk - LEAD WITH COMPASSION: FIND YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE
Raejeanne Skillern offers three powerful pieces of advice to women on how she leads with compassion. Join her on a journey and find out how it will inspire you to find your own leadership style. ... For More Details
Raejeanne Skillern
VP, Data Center Group & GM, Cloud Service Provider Platform Group, Intel Corporation
10:30am - 1:45pm Business & Technology Expo
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
211- Coaching Circle - SPEAK LIKE A LEADER MINI-BOOTCAMP
Your [and your team's] ability to communicate WELL makes a difference on every level. Learn how to use neurobiology to maximize all of your communications and get more of what you want, more of the ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
212- Coaching Circle - LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Join Donna Ceriani for a more intimate conversation about your own personal and professional goals. If you're unclear on what steps to take next to reach these goals, you'll walk away with inspiration ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
213- Coaching Circle - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine some difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage challenging personality ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
214- Coaching Circle - MAKE LINKEDIN WORK FOR YOU
In this session, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn quick wins and ninja tricks to leverage LinkedIn to build or evolve their personal brands. Hear how to increase your profile strength, ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Media Storyteller, TIBCO Software
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
215- Coaching Circle - GROW YOUR CONFIDENCE, GROW YOUR CAREER
Whether you're an individual who wants to increase your own confidence, or a leader who wants to boost your team's confidence for better results, this interactive discussion will help you to more ... For More Details
Kim Meninger
Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
216 - Coaching Circle - STANDING YOUR GROUND IN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SITUATIONS
Often when the stakes are high, we are hijacked by our emotions and say things we wish we hadn't, forget a critical communication, acquiesce to something we don't want, or lose the ability to speak ... For More Details
Gabrielle Hildebrand
Principal, Wild and Brilliant
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
217 - Coaching Circle - EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS: HOW TO PARTNER BUSINESS MODE AND FRIEND MODE
Are you willing to consider a new way of thinking about and understanding people? This topic is all about helping you have satisfying business relationships. You can transform your business ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
218 - Coaching Circle - GETTING HELP FROM MENTORS
Who are potential mentors? What steps do you take once you identify a mentor? Setting expectations with mentors. How do you use a mentor in work/life balance? ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
219 - Coaching Circle - DEVELOPING MALE ALLIES AND COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH MEN
With men being an influential driver in tech and potential allies for you to achieve your goals, your effectiveness as a leader is impacted by the quality of your relationships with your male ... For More Details
Ahalya Kethees
Founder, Lead with Brilliance
10:45am - 12:00pm
Siskiyou
220 - Coaching Circle - TRANSFORMING YOUR INTERACTIONS, TEAMS, AND CULTURE ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME WITH CONVERSATIONAL INTELLIGENCE® (C-IQ)
Learn about the power of conversations in regulating how people feel as you interact with them. Experience ways that you can intentionally approach conversations to inspire transparency, ... For More Details
Coleen McCray
Executive/Career Coach, Paragon Coaching Group
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
222 - Coaching Circle - CHANGING HABITS WITH KAIZEN WAY, HYPNOTHERAPY, AND NEUROLINGUISTIC
Practice three methods for lasting results. Discover the best of these modalities and how to use them to practice changing undesired habit patterns. These strategies will help to ignite motivation, ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, Power, Play, Purpose Culture
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
223 - Coaching Circle - GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR CAREER
Unfortunately, doing great work is not enough. Many talented and extremely capable professionals are not being recognized and are not able to show their full potential. Understand the most powerful ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Principal, Pauer Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
224 - Coaching Circle - WHY ARE WE TALKING PAST EACH OTHER?
As Judith E. Glaser says: "We are in conversations every day - and research shows 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark." Come explore tools that will help elevate the quality of your conversations. ... For More Details
Diana Ackerley
President, Focusing Conversations
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
225 - Coaching Circle - CONVERSATIONS IN THE FAST LANE: INSIDER SECRETS TO REDESIGN YOUR SUCCESS
In the mad dash to succeed fast, many of us compromise our health, relationships, passion and personal satisfaction for work - only to end up burned out or unfulfilled - with no idea how to fix it. ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Perfect Work Academy
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
226 - Learning Circle - CREATING A GRASS ROOTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
First-hand advice from the woman who created a corporate mentorship program in her company: what worked, what didn't work, what factors made it successful. Her to-do list included creating the program ... For More Details
Rachel Bell
Vice President, Scores & Analytics, FICO
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
227 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH WITI FOUNDER & CEO CAROLYN LEIGHTON
Come network with Carolyn to ask questions about the pivotal moments in her career journey - or bring your questions about Carolyn's own career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
228 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH HITACHI VANTARA CIO RENEE McKASKLE
Come network with Renee to ask questions about her PowerTalk on DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: TIPS FOR LEADERS IN TECH - or bring your questions about career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles overcome. ... For More Details
Renee McKaskle
CIO, Hitachi Vantara
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
229 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH AUTODESK VP/ENGINEERING MINETTE NORMAN
Come network with Minette to ask questions about the pivotal moments in her career journey - or bring your questions about Minette's own career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and ... For More Details
Minette Norman
Vice President, Engineering Practice, Autodesk
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
230 - Learning Circle - HOW TO HANDLE A BRAND IDENTITY CRISIS: MARKETING YOURSELF & BUSINESS
Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and brands need to be able to keep up with the ebb and flow of digital trends without losing themselves in the process. From new platforms to new social ... For More Details
Laurel Mintz
CEO, Elevate My Brand
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
231 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH IBM FELLOW RHONDA CHILDRESS
Come network with Rhonda to ask questions about her presentation on STEM - or bring your questions about Rhonda's own career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and more. ... For More Details
Rhonda Childress
IBM Fellow Vice President - GTS Data Security and Privacy Officer, IBM, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
232 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH INTEL VP/GM RAEJEANNE SKILLERN
Come network with Raejeanne to ask questions about her presentation on Finding Your Own Leadership style - or bring your questions about Raejeanne's own career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles ... For More Details
Raejeanne Skillern
VP, Data Center Group & GM, Cloud Service Provider Platform Group, Intel Corporation
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Gateway Ballroom
Keynote Luncheon
 
12:30pm - 12:40pm
Gateway Ballroom
241 - WITI PowerTalk - DON'T BE AFRAID TO DO SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO!
This is what I have learned in my life. I am not a technologist but I lead an ed-tech company. After 11 years of doing this, I would like to share what I have learned about doing hard things. ... For More Details
Neeru Khosla
Co-Founder and Chair, CK-12 Foundation
12:40pm - 12:50pm
Gateway Ballroom
242 - WITI PowerTalk - AI and IOT: POWERFUL DUO FOR SMART ENTERPRISES AND CONNECTED HOMES
Companies want to capitalize on the dynamic benefits of artificial intelligence, and consumers realize that connected IoT devices upgrade their lifestyle. Dr. Bo-Linn will share how to leverage the ... For More Details
Cheemin Bo-Linn
President & CEO, Peritus Partners, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
12:50pm - 1:00pm
Gateway Ballroom
243 - WITI PowerTalk - HOW DATA ANALYSIS HELPS US IMPROVE DIGITAL EXPERIENCES
Digital media has huge potential to help us learn, but is the tech industry being as creative and innovative as possible in the learning space? Sara DeWitt will challenge us to push our expectations ... For More Details
Sara DeWitt
Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital, PBS
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Gateway Ballroom
244 - WITI PowerTalk - WITI: WHAT'S COMING NEXT?
Candice Benson
EVP, Corporate Relationships and Strategy , WITI
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
Lauren Maffeo
Senior Content Analyst, GetApp, A Gartner Company
Radhika Arora
Autonomous Driving Lead, ON Semiconductor
Michele Kyrouz
Host, Smarter Cars Podcast
Liz Slocum
Founder, Sudocat
Rashmi Rao
Global Head, Advanced Engineering, CoC User Experience, Harman, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
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 - BRIDGING THE DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE
Historically, the "digital divide" has referred to those with access to the Internet and those without. But increasingly, research finds that extreme GENDER inequalities exist in Internet access, ... For More Details
Myra Nawabi
Moderator
Senior Project Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Jillian Scott
Director, TechWomen Program, Institute of International Education
Jill Finlayson
Director of Mentorship & Ecosystem Partnerships, Singularity University
Ized Uanikhehi
Community Evangelist, DigiClan Africa
Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
Spokesperson/Head of Media Relations, International Telecommunications Union, United Nations
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Gateway Ballroom
254 - FACIAL RECOGNITION IS CREEPING INTO DAILY LIFE
Facial recognition is everywhere, from Facebook to security, gaming, stores, airports, etc. ... and its use is only growing. Facial recognition is popular because face images exist of almost everyone. ... For More Details
Kesha Williams
Software Engineer, Chick-fil-A Corporate
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Siskiyou
255 - VIRTUAL REALITY (WHAT IS THE REALITY?): SOCIAL, BUSINESS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Consumers have embraced the digital era! They experience media on their phones, tablets, computers, and now with new technological advances, virtual reality (VR) devices. They no longer live in a ... For More Details
Jim Malcolm
GM, HumanEyes Technologies
Gail Gessert
CEO, Gessert Media
2:45pm - 6:45pm Business & Technology Expo
2:45pm - 3:00pm Coffee & Tea Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
261 - Coaching Circle - EXCITED ABOUT YOUR STORY? TELL IT LIKE A TED PRO
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
262 - Coaching Circle - LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Join Donna Ceriani for a more intimate conversation about your own personal and professional goals. If you're unclear on what steps to take next to reach these goals, you'll walk away with inspiration ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
263 - Coaching Circle - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
With a template for dealing with difficult people, we'll examine some difficult personality types. You'll learn how to apply time-tested communication strategies to manage challenging personality ... For More Details
Frank Del Fiugo
Founder, Del Fiugo Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
264 - Coaching Circle - EDGE OUT YOUR COMPETITORS
As we grow and develop in our careers we're disappointed in not getting the jobs or promotions we apply for. Come learn how to anticipate and fill missing education, experience, and skills. How can ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
265 - Coaching Circle - MAKE LINKEDIN WORK FOR YOU
In this session, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn quick wins and ninja tricks to leverage LinkedIn to build or evolve their personal brands. Hear how to increase your profile strength, ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Media Storyteller, TIBCO Software
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
266 - Coaching Circle - LASER COACHING FOR WOMEN ON THE RISE
Participants will collaborate to help each other brainstorm, explore different perspectives, and potentially move toward solutions to work related challenges. Use this opportunity to at least identify ... For More Details
Jovita Jenkins
Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
267 - Coaching Circle - USING SELF-PROMOTION STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER
Many professionals are reluctant to engage in self-promotion because it feels self-serving. In reality, your self-promotion efforts benefit not only you but your organization as well. In this session, ... For More Details
Kim Meninger
Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
268 - Coaching Circle - DISCOVER YOUR IDEAL CAREER
Do you feel stuck in your job and are craving more meaning and purpose, but are not sure what career would make you happy? Create a sense of clarity about the essential building blocks for having the ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Principal, Pauer Coaching
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
269 - Coaching Circle - FEELING CONFIDENT IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS
How comfortable are you with yourself in different situations? You can be confident, but still uncomfortable with yourself. Do you judge yourself? Are you hyper-aware of what others think? We'll ... For More Details
Jeanne Nangle
Soul Coach, Jeanne Nangle Consulting
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
270 - Coaching Circle - DEVELOPING MALE ALLIES AND COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH MEN
With men being an influential driver in tech and potential allies for you to achieve your goals, your effectiveness as a leader is impacted by the quality of your relationships with your male ... For More Details
Ahalya Kethees
Founder, Lead with Brilliance
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
271 - Coaching Circle - TRANSFORMING YOUR INTERACTIONS, TEAMS, AND CULTURE ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME WITH CONVERSATIONAL INTELLIGENCE® (C-IQ)
Learn about the power of conversations in regulating how people feel as you interact with them. Experience ways that you can intentionally approach conversations to inspire transparency, ... For More Details
Coleen McCray
Executive/Career Coach, Paragon Coaching Group
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
273 - Coaching Circle - MAKING IT EASY: MANAGING CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Did you know that 35-80% of launches fail? When you're trying to launch a new product or service, or even a new company, there is often a natural resistance to that change within your organization. ... For More Details
Jennifer LeBlanc
CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
274 - Coaching Circle - WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?
In your own leadership development journey, how do you define success? What are the next steps for you? What action would you like to take-away from our Coaching Circle? A tool will be provided to ... For More Details
Diana Ackerley
President, Focusing Conversations
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
275 - Coaching Circle - GENDER EQUALITY IN LARGE ORGANIZATIONS
Bringing some consulting to coaching, you can bring a new mindset and new competencies to your organization to greatly reduce bias and greatly increase inclusion, and to realize Planet 50/50 to ... For More Details
Bonita Banducci
Lecturer, Gender and Engineering, Santa Clara U/Institute for Women's Leadership
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
276 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH CK-12 CO-FOUNDER NEERU KHOSLA
Come network with Neeru to ask questions about her presentations on STEM or Don't Be Afraid - or bring your questions about Neeru's own career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and ... For More Details
Neeru Khosla
Co-Founder and Chair, CK-12 Foundation
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
277 - LEARNING CIRCLE WITH PBS KIDS DIGITAL VP SARA DeWITT
Come network with Sara to ask her questions about her PowerTalk, and learn more about digital content creation for kids - or bring your questions about career challenges, lessons learned, obstacles ... For More Details
Sara DeWitt
Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital, PBS
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Donner
279 MANAGING COMPLEX SALES FOR PRODUCT MANAGERS
Karen Cornwell
Senior Innovation Strategist, Gender Intelligence Group
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
Co-Founder & CTO, Flawless Photonics
Susan Lucas-Conwell
Executive Vice President, CSIRO US
Myra Nawabi
Senior Project Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Usha Guduri
Mars 2020 Subsystem Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
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
Bonnie Snyder
National Business Director, VoiceXP
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
Cascade
293 - DIVERSITY AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
A diverse workforce and management team should not be seen as a nice-to-have, nor as a way to make your company diversity report look good. Diversity must be embraced as a competitive advantage. ... For More Details
Carolina Milanesi
Moderator
Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies
Elizabeth Brown
Chief People Officer, Unity Technologies
Nikila Srinivasan
Product Lead, Ads Growth & China Ads, Facebook
Dalana Brand
Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Electronic Arts
3:00pm - 4:15pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
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
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
297 - MEET THE 2018 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY HALL OF FAME HONOREES
A shining moment: the rare opportunity to meet the extraordinary women about to be inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame, and learn how they dared to succeed. Prepare to be inspired ... ... For More Details
Laurel Mintz
Moderator
CEO, Elevate My Brand
Yanbing Li, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Storage and Availability Business Uni, VMware, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Santosh Kurinec, Ph.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Professor of Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler
Internet Pioneer, , and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Roz Ho
Senior VP and GM, Consumer & Metadata, TiVo, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Rashmi Rao
Global Head, Advanced Engineering, CoC User Experience, Harman, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Rhonda Childress
IBM Fellow Vice President - GTS Data Security and Privacy Officer, IBM, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
5:15pm - 5:30pm Break
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Taste of Technology Reception
 
6:45pm - 8:45pm
299 - Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet
Join us as we applaud this year's inductees into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame - six outstanding women who have made a powerful difference in the fields of science and technology. ... For More Details
Coleen Kane
Moderator
Electronics Research Lab, Volkswagen Group of America

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
Carolina Milanesi
Moderator
Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies
Barbara Nelson
GM & VP, Cloud Services & Software for Consumers, Western Digital
Mandy Mock
VP & GM, Product Engineering Solutions IT, Intel Corporation
Amy Foley
Vice President, Product Innovation & Delivery, Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions
9:30am - 9:40am
Gateway Ballroom
303 - WITI PowerTalk - BRIDGING THE GROWING DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE: BRINGING TECH TO WOMEN AND GIRLS, AND WOMEN TO TECH
In today's increasingly digital world, being "connected" can mean the difference between financial independence and poverty. New data shows that the digital gender divide is growing, leaving hundreds ... For More Details
Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
Spokesperson/Head of Media Relations, International Telecommunications Union, United Nations
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
Jorden Woods
Moderator
Founder, StarChain Ventures
Suzanne Livingston
Director, IBM Food TrustTM Offering, IBM
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
Beena Ammanath
Global VP - Artificial Intelligence/Data/Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and 2017 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
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
Siskiyou
306 - GET READY, GET SET, GET HIRED: SIMPLE WAYS TO STAND OUT AND GET NOTICED
Straightforward ways to present your very best, most professional self for recruiters. Tips as well as areas to beware. ... For More Details
Andrew Gardiner
Moderator
Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Silvia Johnson
Vice President, Global Talent Organization, Symantec
Claudine Rezek
Senior Manager, University Recruiting, Ellie Mae
Grant Weinberg
Worldwide Director of Talent Acquisition, Gilead Sciences
Gary Albright
Senior Executive Consultant, Kerri Evans Associates
S. Jamila Buckner
Head of Human Resources, Golden Gate University
10:45am - 12:00pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
307 - 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
Senior Director, Healthcare/West Coast, UST Global
Charu Lavania
Director, Digital Technologies, Kaiser Permanente
Alexandra Barton-Sweeney
Founder & CEO, Razzberry
Sahar Arshad
Co-Founder & COO, CloudMedx
Chalisa Prarasri
CEO / Co-Founder, Opter
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 - GO FROM BORED, BURNED OUT, UNFULFILLED IN YOUR CAREER TO DOING WORK YOU LOVE
No matter how much money we earn or how "successful" we may look to others, we all get to a point where we feel bored, burned out, or unfulfilled in our work. You may want more passion, challenge, ... For More Details
Renessa Boley Layne
Founder, Perfect Work Academy
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
311 - Coaching Circle - LEVERAGE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Join Donna Ceriani for a more intimate conversation about your own personal and professional goals. If you're unclear on what steps to take next to reach these goals, you'll walk away with inspiration ... For More Details
Donna Ceriani
Leadership Success Coach, Success Compass
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
312 - Coaching Circle - LEARNING HOW TO MANAGE PERCEPTIONS
Every team needs at least one renegade, rebel, or maverick: that person who trailblazes into uncharted territory ... tackles projects, programs ... the "get things done" type. The downside: constant ... For More Details
Ronni Eloff
CEO/Founder, For Alliances
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
313 - Coaching Circle - FIRST STEPS TO BEING SEEN AS A LEADER
Why do employers look for leadership qualities in their employees? How can you best show your leadership talents? Why you'll earn more money and get promotion faster if you are seen as a leader. Learn ... For More Details
Carol Evanoff
CEO, Carolevanoff.com
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
314 - Coaching Circle - MAKE LINKEDIN WORK FOR YOU
In this session, LinkedIn novices and vets alike will learn quick wins and ninja tricks to leverage LinkedIn to build or evolve their personal brands. Hear how to increase your profile strength, ... For More Details
Amanda Healy
Senior Marketing Manager & Social Media Storyteller, TIBCO Software
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
315 - Coaching Circle - MAXIMIZE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE
Having a seat at the table means having an influential voice in the decisions that impact your work, career and overall business. In this interactive session, you'll learn strategies for getting a ... For More Details
Kim Meninger
Executive Coach, Executive Career Success
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
316 - Coaching Circle - RELEASING THE GRIP OF YOUR INNER CRITIC
The Inner Critic can be a tyrant, second-guessing our successes and hitting us when we are already down. In this fun coaching circle, we will interview and name our pesky Inner Critic (you may have ... For More Details
Gabrielle Hildebrand
Principal, Wild and Brilliant
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
317 - Coaching Circle - GAINING CLARITY IN YOUR LIFE
We'll discuss how much clarity you have in your life. What is clear and what is not? We'll discuss techniques for getting clear about what matters to you and putting that at the center of your life. ... For More Details
Jeanne Nangle
Soul Coach, Jeanne Nangle Consulting
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
318 - Coaching Circle - MAKING IT EASY: MANAGING CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Did you know that 35-80% of launches fail? When you're trying to launch a new product or service, or even a new company, there is often a natural resistance to that change within your organization. ... For More Details
Jennifer LeBlanc
CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
319 - Coaching Circle - SEVEN SECONDS TO MAKING A GREAT AND LASTING IMPRESSION
Research indicates that often just the first few seconds of a first interaction will set the tone for the future of a relationship. Ask yourself: what is the first impression you're leaving in your ... For More Details
Janet Janssen
Principal, Power, Play, Purpose Culture
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
320 - Coaching Circle - DISCOVER YOUR IDEAL CAREER
Do you feel stuck in your job and are craving more meaning and purpose, but are not sure what career would make you happy? Create a sense of clarity about the essential building blocks for having the ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Principal, Pauer Coaching
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
321 - Coaching Circle - WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MOVE FORWARD?
What is holding you back? If you couldn't fail, what would you be doing? Come explore how to empower yourself and take the next steps. ... For More Details
Diana Ackerley
President, Focusing Conversations
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
322 - Coaching Circle - EXPECTATIONS vs. AGREEMENTS: HOW TO CREATE A POWERFUL OUTCOME THROUGH COLLABORATION
Would you like to improve communication with your team, your boss, your co-workers and in your personal relationships? We often think we have a clear understanding of what's expected of us, and that ... For More Details
Tina Ambrosini
Success Coach, Creativosity
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
324 - Learning Circle - BRIDGING THE DIGITAL GENDER DIVIDE WITH THE EQUALS GLOBAL NETWORK PARTNERSHIP
EQUALS is a growing global network partnership working to bring women and girls to tech, and tech to women and girls. It was founded in 2016 by five partners: the International Telecommunications ... For More Details
Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
Spokesperson/Head of Media Relations, International Telecommunications Union, United Nations
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
325 - Learning Circle - HOW TO TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY TO SCRUM
Many people (men and women alike) struggle when making the transition from traditional software development methodologies/ approaches to Scrum. Come learn about the challenges you and your teams will ... For More Details
Mica Syjuco
Software Engineering Director, Avanade
10:45am - 12:00pm
Donner
326 - Learning Circle - TRANSFORMING FROM A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT TO A THOUGHT LEADER
This is a follow-up to the "Thought Leadership for All" workshop, where you can get personal tips on how to turn your passion or expertise into actionable steps to become an influencer on that topic. ... For More Details
Pushpa Ithal
Founder and CEO, MarketBeam
Parna Sarkar-Basu
CEO & Brand Marketing Strategist , Brand and Buzz Marketing
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
Keynote Luncheon
 
12:20pm - 12:40pm
Gateway Ballroom
341 - WITI PowerTalk: WHERE HAVE ALL THE WOMEN IN SECURITY GONE?
Currently it takes more than three months to fulfill security positions. However, women only make up 8-12% of the workforce. Why is this? And more importantly, what can be done about it? ... For More Details
Rhonda Childress
IBM Fellow Vice President - GTS Data Security and Privacy Officer, IBM, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
12:40pm - 12:50pm
Gateway Ballroom
342 - WITI: WHAT'S COMING NEXT
Meredith Jacobson
Network Director, WITI LA
Melissa Jurkoic
Sr. Solutions Architect, Amadeus Hospitality
1:15pm - 1:30pm Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Siskiyou
351 - BE SELECTIVE, GET SELECTED: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND NAVIGATE THE SELECTION PROCESS
High-level Talent Acquisition (TA) professionals provide a behind-the-scenes insight into what recruiters are doing throughout the selection process. Tips on how to ensure you make it all the way ... For More Details
Andrew Gardiner
Moderator
Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Ashley Malone
Recruiter, HR Talent Acquisition, Dine Brands Global
Genil Washington
Director, Talent Acquisition, Dignity Health
Imo Udom
Co-Founder & CEO, Wepow
Suzanne Rumsey
Head of Global Talent Management, TiVo Corporation
1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
352 - FUTURE IT AND YOU: ENVISION YOUR POSSIBILITIES!
Come to this session to get clued into the forces reshaping careers, dramatically shifting roles, and redefining responsibilities. You'll gain advanced insight into critical transformations within ... For More Details
Hillary Barnhart
Moderator
Senior Director Business Operations, ITOM, ServiceNow
Shilpa Pulipaka
Technology Leader / Architect / Consultant
Devon Valencia
Vice President, Enterprise Program Delivery, Blue Shield of California
Lauren Maffeo
Senior Content Analyst, GetApp, A Gartner Company
Mica Syjuco
Software Engineering Director, Avanade
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Carmel / Monterey
353 - VISIONARIES USING TECH FOR GOOD
Philanthropy tech is on the rise. Technology is really allowing us to address social impact in new and smart ways. We do not have all the answers yet, and technology may not solve all our problems, ... For More Details
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: HOW TO TURN THE NUMBERS AROUND FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS AND FUNDERS
Women receive 2% of venture funding and make up 9% of VC partners, yet research shows that companies with female leaders and board members outperform all-male companies. This panel brings together ... For More Details
Jennifer LeBlanc
Moderator
CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
Dea Wilson
Founder, Lifograph
Anna Shen
Startup Advisor, Ecosystem Builder & Journalist
Helena Ronis
Co-Founder & CEO, VoxSnap
Morgan Lai
Investor, Founder Capital
Sarika Batra
Showrunner & Director, Meet the Drapers
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Donner
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
Diane Schrader
Moderator
Founder & CEO, thirdACT
Peter Relan
Co-Founder, The Knowledge Network
Jorden Woods
Founder, StarChain Ventures
Heidi Yu
CEO, BOOSTO.io
Nancy Wojtas
Partner, Cooley LLP
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
2:30pm - 5:00pm Business & Technology Expo
2:30pm - 2:45pm Coffee & Tea Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Siskiyou
361 - INSIDER GUIDE TO HIRING
High-level Talent Acquisition (TA) professionals provide behind-the-scenes insights into what recruiters are doing throughout the selection process. Tips on how to ensure you make it all the way ... For More Details
Andrew Gardiner
Moderator
Co-Founder, The Hire Key
Chris Galy
Founder, NextPlay HR
Howard Ting
GTM Leader for High-Growth Companies
Amelia Merrill
VP of People, Guardant Health
Gail Jacobs
Senior Director, People Center of Excellence, Guardant Health
2:45pm - 4:00pm
San Jose / Santa Clara
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
CEO, SDN Easy Consulting
Alexandra Barton-Sweeney
Founder & CEO, Razzberry
Ingrid Burton
Chief Marketing Officer, H2o.ai
Sohila Zadran
Neuroscientist, Venture Capital & Private Equity
Nikki Hallgrimsdottir
Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist, Algomus
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Carmel / Monterey
363 - INSIGHTS FOR INTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURS
Accomplished intrepreneurs/entrepreneurs share hard-learned lessons and powerful perspectives, including how-to's on: * Navigating the work world and establishing your professional brand early on * ... For More Details
Jennifer LeBlanc
Moderator
CEO & Founder, ThinkResults Marketing
Caroline Hubbard
Corporate Strategist, LinkedIn
Rian Buckley
Co-Founder & CEO, Fitcode
2:45pm - 4:00pm
San Carlos / San Juan
364 - GENDER INTELLIGENCE: WHAT, WHY, AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED IT?
We hear the headlines daily about gender outrages in the workplace. Understand what Gender Intelligence is and why you want it. Learn the keys we've been missing all this years. Backed by brain ... For More Details
Karen Cornwell
Senior Innovation Strategist, Gender Intelligence Group
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
371 - Coaching Circle - SHIFT YOUR MINDSET: EMPLOYEE vs. ENTREPRENEUR
In these uncertain times, the ability to shift your mindset is a key career survival skill. You are the CEO of your life. Collaborate with other participants to begin to think like a successful ... For More Details
Jovita Jenkins
Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
372 - Coaching Circle - RAISE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH C-IQ
All relationships are dependent on conversations. The ability of words to impact those we work with is profound, yet largely untapped within today's modern organization that increasingly relies on ... For More Details
Michael Neuendorff
President , Bay Area Executive Coach
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
373 - Coaching Circle - AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
How to use your brain to enact your leadership characteristics... direct the energy from your triggers, motivators, and personality preferences to produce authentic, effective leadership. You'll leave ... For More Details
Coleen McCray
Executive/Career Coach, Paragon Coaching Group
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
374 - Coaching Circle - GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR CAREER
Unfortunately, doing great work is not enough. Many talented and extremely capable professionals are not being recognized and are not able to show their full potential. Understand the most powerful ... For More Details
Manuela Pauer
Principal, Pauer Coaching
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
375 - Coaching Circle - EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS: HOW TO PARTNER BUSINESS MODE AND FRIEND MODE
Are you willing to consider a new way of thinking about and understanding people? This topic is all about helping you have satisfying business relationships. You can transform your business ... For More Details
Kristy Rogers
Executive Director, Business Women of Silicon Valley
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
376 - Coaching Circle - GET COMFORTABLE!
How comfortable are you with yourself in different situations? You can be confident, but still uncomfortable with yourself. Do you judge yourself? Are you hyper-aware of what others think? We'll ... For More Details
Jeanne Nangle
Soul Coach, Jeanne Nangle Consulting
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
377 - Coaching Circle - ONE YEAR FROM NOW YOU ARE DOING EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.
What are you doing that allows you to say that? Come focus on your aspirations and take away a mini plan for next year. ... For More Details
Diana Ackerley
President, Focusing Conversations
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Donner
378 - Coaching Circle - EXPECTATIONS vs. AGREEMENTS: HOW TO CREATE A POWERFUL OUTCOME THROUGH COLLABORATION
Would you like to improve communication with your team, your boss, your co-workers and in your personal relationships? We often think we have a clear understanding of what's expected of us, and that ... For More Details
Tina Ambrosini
Success Coach, Creativosity
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bayshore Foyer
WITI CELEBRATES: NETWORKING 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