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Sunday, June 2

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
1:30pm - 6:00pm Registration Opens
2:30pm - 3:45pm
102 - Shifting from Manager to Coach: How to Coach for Success
What does it take to manage and lead others in the fast-paced world of High Tech? Google's research says the most important behavior is to "Be a Good Coach." How do you develop a Coaching mindset and ... For More Details
Jeri Mersky, Ph.D.
Founder, JLM Management Consultants
2:30pm - 3:45pm
103 - The Feminine Principle in Leadership
The full power, Voice, and contribution of women is seen by the United Nations itself as the KEY missing ingredient for having our world provide opportunity for all human beings. The Feminine ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
Author: BORN TO LEAD: Unlock the magnificence in yourself and others (Penguin), The Feminine Principle in Leadership
4:00pm - 5:15pm
104 - Mobile Strategy and Development Workshop
What is your mobile strategy? From smartphones to Google glass, connected devices are now a critical component to reaching and engaging with your consumers. Learn how the mobile landscape is evolving ... For More Details
Amanda McConnell
Head of Product, rent.com
Bess Ho
Partner, Archimedes Labs
4:00pm - 5:15pm
105 - The Lost Art of Being Human: How To Make the Matrix Work FOR Us Instead of Against Us
Technology impacts virtually every aspect of our lives today. It's made our lives better, richer, and more productive. It's given us greater access to the world, to knowledge, and to each other; ... For More Details
Kim Castle
Host /Creator, KimTV
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Founder's Reception
Opening Night at the Summit features welcoming words from WITI Founder Carolyn Leighton, offering a friendly networking environment for attendees to meet Summit speakers, VIP guests, and colleagues ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

Monday, June 3

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast
 
8:30am - 9:30am
202 - The Fastest Track to the C-Suite
How can women position themselves as credible candidates who break through the glass ceiling or into a Board seat? How can your organization leverage the proven power of women's leadership at the most ... For More Details
Penny Herscher
CEO/President, FirstRain
Anna Baird
CFO, Say Media
Cynthia Stoddard
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Adobe Systems
Laura Sanders
General Mgr., Delivery Engineering/Technology; CTO, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation, and 2013 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Barbara Trautlein, Ph.D.
Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Lisa McVey
CIO, Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Medical Imaging, Automation, McKesson Corporation, and 2013 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
9:30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am - 10:45am
203 - The Emerging Faces of Women in Technology
Hear from some of the up-and-coming women in tech as they discuss their industry challenges, the opportunities that excite them, and where they could most use the advice of the women who paved the ... For More Details
Amanda Coolong
Moderator
Chief Content Officer & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Women in Technology International
Jennifer Wei
Venture Investor
Angie Chang
Vice President, Partnerships & Mentorship, Hackbright Academy
Danielle Morrill
CEO & Co-Founder, Refer.ly
Sophia Viklund
Founder, backCODE
10:45am - 11:15am
204 - Science Serving Society: Reflections on Four Years at the Helm of a Federal Agency
Dr. Jane Lubchenco was part of the "Science Dream Team" appointed by President Obama immediately after his election in 2008. She spent four years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... For More Details
Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
Haas Distinguished Visitor, Stanford University, and 2012 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
11:00am - 1:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo (Networking and Booksigning - 11:15am - 12:15pm)
Expo Reopens from 3PM - 7PM
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Comcast Keynote Lunch
How Do We "Do" Innovation, Anyway? As technologists, innovation and speed drive our work, define our jobs, and shape our work environment. What does it take to be successful? How do we balance ... For More Details
Lysa Dahlin
Sr. VP, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Comcast Cable
1:30pm - 2:30pm
207 - Catching the Wave: Top 5 Trends in Converging Social Media, Big Data, Analytics
As Social Business ramps up around the globe, innovation is emerging at a dizzying pace. What are the latest trends in social business, and how are businesses and institutions integrating big data ... For More Details
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz, and 2010 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
2:30pm - 3:30pm
208 - The Art of Enchantment: How to Use Likability, Trustworthiness, and Innovation to Change the World
Few people are more innovative than author / entrepreneur / Twitter guru / original Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki. In this keynote, Guy shares his experience with Apple as well as his study of dozens ... For More Details
Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist, Canva
3:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo (Networking and Booksigning - 3:45pm - 4:15pm)
3:45pm - 4:15pm
210 - Building a Business Network... and Beyond
Silicon Valley entrepreneur, executive, and venture capitalist Heidi Roizen is also a "networker" of such caliber that she is the protagonist in a Harvard Business School Case Study on the topic. In ... For More Details
Lisa Stone
Co-Founder & CEO, BlogHer
Heidi Roizen
Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and 2013 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
4:15pm - 5:15pm
211 - Where Technology Is Going
Informed insiders from leading technology companies provide perspectives on the latest developments in mobile, Big Data, telecommunications, storage, cloud, and more. ... For More Details
Laurie Yoler
SVP, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies
Liz Gannes
Senior Editor, AllThingsDigital
Marian R. Croak, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Applications & Services Infrastructure, AT&T Labs, and 2013 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Catherine Ball, Ph.D.
Vice President, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Ancestry.com
Michelle De Hertogh
Senior Director, Global Alliances & Service Provider Marketing, EMC
5:15pm - 7:00pm Taste Of Technology Reception (located at exhibit floor)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hall Of Fame Awards Induction Banquet
 

Tuesday, June 4

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
8:00am - 9:15am
Ford Keynote Breakfast - Chatty, Charming, and Cheerful??
What's the most challenging career advice you've ever received? Enjoy breakfast and discussion with Ford Motor Company's Amy Marentic as she shares the best and worst advice she's ever received, as ... For More Details
Amy Marentic
Group Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company
9:15am - 10:15am
302 - Thinking Big: Get Noticed with Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
According Harvard Business Review, a key skill for senior executives is the ability to create a "big vision" that extends beyond their organization and takes the business to the next level. ... For More Details
Norma Watenpaugh
CEO, Phoenix Consulting Group
John Soper
President, New Paradigms Marketing Group
Nimma Bakshi
Managing Director, PwC
Barbara Trautlein, Ph.D.
Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Adrian Ott
CEO, Exponential Edge
9:30am - 12:30pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo
Expo Reopens from 2PM - 4PM
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:30am
303 - Women in Tech: Attracting and Advancing Top Female Talent
The statistics are alarming. Although women today comprise half the world's population and more than half of the U.S. professional workforce, they play only a small role in inventing the technology of ... For More Details
Roycie Earvin
Talent & Strategic Workforce Planning Lead, Cargill
Simin Rousteau
Director, Human Resources, Qualcomm
Montreece Smith
Diversity Recruitment Program Manager, CA Technologies
Suzy Jessen
Director, Global Talent, Ancestry.com
Jennifer Terry-Tharp
Moderator - Director of Talent Attraction, AT&T
10:30am - 11:30am
304 - Creating Killer Apps: How I Did It and Brought It to Market
Need some inspiration? Hear from women who had an idea for an app, and combined it with the drive and determination and self-confidence needed to make it a reality. What obstacles did they have to ... For More Details
Libby Roin
Founder, Polk Street Press
Nikita Kapoor
Founder & App Creator, Sprite Labs
Lorraine Akemann
Co-Founder, Moms With Apps
Jennifer Wong
Founder and CEO, Alt12 Apps
10:30am - 11:30am
305 - Doing Business Globally
Is your company's vision global? Are you currently doing business globally? Are you interested in other global markets? What are the benefits and challenges? Doing business globally has ... For More Details
Shana Lynch
Managing Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal
Donna Kawasaki
Global Entrepreneur, Marketer
Daniela Mielke
Vice President & Head of Global Strategy, PayPal
Sonia Oster
CEO, Aprentica
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
10:30am - 11:30am
306 - 10 Strategies for Success in your Ventures: As Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, or High-Value Consultants
This workshop explores the not-so-often-mentioned disciplines required to step beyond "making a living" to creating success, freedom, and wealth - by working smarter, not longer or harder. These are ... For More Details
Joey Tamer
Consultant, Expert, JoeyTamer.com
11:30am - 12:00pm Break
12:00pm - 1:30pm
EMC Keynote Lunch - Empowering Social Change Agents
Heather Healy
Vice President and EMC Products Division CIO, EMC Corporation
1:45pm - 2:45pm
309 - Contracts: How To Get Them, Keep Them, Expand Them!
Apply for a meeting with AT&T!
Big corporations are looking for women-owned businesses to supply the ... For More Details
Barbara Wichmann
Founder & CEO, Artemia Communications
Madison Gunter
Supplier Diversity, Cisco Systems
Lou Rosas
Senior Supplier Diversity Manager, AT&T
Pam Isom
CEO/President, ICE Safety Solutions
Lisa Castillo
Supplier Diversity, AT&T
1:45pm - 2:45pm
310 - Young Women in Research: Innovations Impacting Tomorrow
Enterprising graduate students showcase their innovative thinking in technology research projects, including: - Grabbing energy from the air to charge your cell phone - Capturing both sunlight ... For More Details
Jia Zhang
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Priya Sundararajan
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Aditi Modak
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Gladys Mercier
Director of Software Management, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Lata Krishnamohan
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Medha Ghatikesh
M.S. Software Management, Carnegie Mellon U/Silicon Valley
Sharon Chou
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
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
311 - Big Data: What You, The Consumer, Should Know
Big Data is BIG today. Consumers are generating more data than ever before, and not just the unstructured data in documents, messages, and emails. Think of all your social media posts, online profiles ... For More Details
Hulya Farinas, Ph.D.
Sr Principal Data Scientist, Pivotal Labs
Rachel Kalmar, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Misfit Wearables
Laurie Robbins
Database Architect, Gems-N-Technology
Cheemin Bo-Linn
President & CEO, Peritus Partners, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
1:45pm - 2:45pm
312 - Change Intelligence: Empowering Women to Put the Power of CQ to Work in Their Teams and Careers
Do you struggle to balance getting your current work done with excellence against strategizing toward future goals? Are you frustrated that while you coach your team toward great results, you often ... For More Details
Barbara Trautlein, Ph.D.
Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
2:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo
2:45pm - 4:00pm
WITI Celebrates!
A rare opportunity to mix, mingle, and enter fabulous raffles over yummy desserts - with Summit attendees, speakers, exhibitors - to schmooze, share lessons learned, and maximize networking ... For More Details
 

 * Speakers and Sessions are subject to change