History of Women in Technology -- the Motorola Story

For our March event, "History of Women in Technology," we will be highlighting the women who were instrumental in influencing and changing technology. There have been so many amazing women who have sparked innovations and changed the face of technology, and they deserve to be recognized. And, we want to learn about their accomplishments, challenges, motivations, and inspirations.



We are honored to have Annamarie Burke as our guest speaker discussing "The Story of Motorola" in South Florida, what it was like to be at the forefront of mobile technology innovation in the 80's and 90's, and her role in developing new mobile technologies.

We invite you to join us. This will be a memorable, historical and inspirational event.

Featured Speakers

Annamarie Burke is an experienced leader in program management and product development. She has expertise from product concept to market launch with experience in digital, RF, IC and software engineering. She has been recognized for communications skills combining technical knowledge with the ability to convey information at all management levels. Annemarie also has an extensive multi-national product development, engineering and program experience.

Annamarie had a 23 year career at Motorola, as an engineer and engineering manager. She has worked on digital and audio design, and was responsible for several mobile products and integrated circuits.

After the acquisition by Zebra Technologies, Annemarie became the Development Operations Manager for Enterprise Mobile. She is responsible for driving multifaceted programs from initial bid through customer acceptance, as well as providing leadership in the cultural shift to agile design methodologies and new ventures.

Dr. James Parrish has been an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University since July of 2011. He is actively involved in graduate and PhD student instruction, course development, and the creation of partnerships between industry and academia. Dr. Parrish is also an active academic researcher who has published articles in various journals and has presented at academic and industry conferences in the areas of IT strategy, IT innovation and entrepreneurship, knowledge management, and social engineering.

Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Parrish was on the faculty of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he was selected to teach classes on IT strategy in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the College of Business and for the Technology Innovation program in the College of Engineering and Information Technology. He also has experience in industry as the Systems Manager for Application Development and Support for the Lake County, FL Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Convergys, and also as an independent IT Consultant where he was responsible for the creation and management of enterprise IT strategy, the design and development of business applications, and the creation of materials for technology education.

In addition to his involvement with SFTA, Dr. Parrish has been very involved with mentoring student teams in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational, where his teams have placed 3rd in the U.S. and won awards for cloud computing. He has also been involved with coaching youth sports for the YMCA and other community youth sports leagues.

Kelly A. Boyle, CRPC®, ADPASM is a Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President of Boyle, Torres & Associates, a financial planning practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Kelly has 10 years' experience as a financial advisor, and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Florida. Her practice specializes in working with entrepreneurs, women business owners, and technology executives and professionals.

Prior to joining Ameriprise Financial in 2005, she was a Database Developer for the Florida Museum of Natural History as well as President of NK Productions, Inc., a web-programming company based in Gainesville, FL.

Kelly is also passionate about educating and empowering women business owners, executives and technology professionals. She is the Strategic Alliance Chair for the South Florida Chapter of Women in Technology International, and is a Board Member of the South Florida Technology Alliance. Kelly has implemented financial education programs at numerous technology corporations and organizations over the years. She is also the president and founder of Women Referring Women Network, a unique women's networking group in South Florida focused on developing referral relationships between women business owners.

Schedule of Events

6:00 pm - Registration & Networking
6:30pm - Presentation - History of Women in Technology
7:00pm - Guest Speaker - Annamarie Burke "The History of Motorola Mobility"
8:00pm - Closing, Additional Networking