WITI 2015 Summit
2015 Hall Of Fame Honorees
NICHELLE NICHOLS - American Actress
PAM PARISIAN - Chief Information Officer, AT&T
MARIE WIECK - General Manager, Middleware, IBM
SHERYL ROOT - Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
CHEEMIN BO-LINN, ED.D. - President & CEO, Peritus Partners
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Keynote and Featured Speakers Include
Patricia Arquette - Actor, Humanitarian
Tiffani Bova - Vice President And Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Linda Bernardi - Chief Innovation Officer/Cloud & Internet of Things, IBM
Sandy Carter - General Manager/Cloud Ecosystem & Developers, And Social Business Evangelist, IBM
John Bates - Founder & CEO Executive, Speaking Success
Wendy Wallbridge - President / Executive Coach, On Your Mark,
Jennifer Brace - User Experience Engineering Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
Maria Olson - Vice President, Global Alliances, Netapp
Eddie Pate - VP Culture, Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Avanade
Susan Pignataro, GM/Customer Experience Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Rebecca Scholl, SVP, Strategy & Marketing/High Tech, Xerox Corporation
Candace Worley, Senior Vice President & GM/Endpoint Security, McAfee, Inc.
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Hall Of Fame Reserved Tables are still available! Reserve one now!
Recap WITI Boston - May 14, 2015
by Deb Stark
On Thursday, May 14th, attendees gathered at Constant Contact in Waltham to hear Edith Onderick-Harvey, President of Factor In Talent, provide advice on networking which is not just about collecting business cards, but about creating relationships.
WITI Virtual Hackathon
IBM and WITI have partnered together for the first ever WITI Hackathon! This will be an international code-a-thon where developers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs and educators gather to build applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions focused on Internet of Things and wearables.
Registration open until 5/25. Projects must be submitted by the 5/27 deadline.
Don't Miss Today's WITI Hackathon Webinar!
WITI is pleased to announce our new partnership with the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance.
The 451 Alliance is a worldwide network of highly qualified enterprise technology and IT professionals. This member-driven 'think tank' tracks changes in corporate IT and digital infrastructure technologies well in advance of other sources. Members receive critically important research and best practices in their core areas of expertise.
A select group of datacenter, cloud computing, information security, storage, and other IT professionals participate in this industry-leading global alliance. As a WITI partner, your membership is free and includes complete access to the 451 Alliance's weekly research reports (a $20,000 value) and bi-weekly newsletter (a $1,500 value).
In exchange, members simply participate in a brief online survey monthly in their area of IT involvement, for which they also receive the survey results. Join the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance by applying here.
Below is a brief excerpt from a recent 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance report.
Corporate Cloud Computing Trends
Amazon Leads a Growing IaaS Market,
But Microsoft's Azure Challenges
A March survey of 1,593 members of the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance looked at cloud computing and other key IT market trends, including enterprise adoption of cloud, IT budgets and spending.
The survey also explored customer satisfaction with leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Hosted Private and On-Premises Private Cloud vendors.
IaaS Vendor Outlook. Amazon Web Services (AWS; 57%) currently leads the enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service market, but Microsoft's Azure service (43%) has emerged as a strong contender. AWS leads in satisfaction, but Azure is ahead on future spending plans.
Hosted Private Cloud. The hosted private cloud market is highly fragmented, with Rackspace (20%) currently leading VMware vCloud Air (17%) and IBM Cloud/SoftLayer (12%). However, VMware leads in customer satisfaction (61% very satisfied; 40% somewhat) and planned 2016 spending increases.
On-Premises Private Cloud. VMware vCloud (69%) dominates the on-premises private cloud market, but is coming under pressure. VMware vCloud and Cisco (UCS, VMware) lead in terms of satisfaction, but Microsoft (53%) leads in planned 2016 spending increases.
To gain full access to this report, click here to apply.
Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It
Presenter: Dorie Clark | Thursday, June 11, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)
Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work.
This Webinar is FREE for WITI Members! Details!
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Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
June 8-11, 2015 | National Harbor, Maryland
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015 provides you with best practices and strategies so you can maintain cost-effective security and risk programs in order to support digital business and drive enterprise success.
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