Schedule

Sunday, May 31

Build - Community and Brand Building
Time Session Title Speaker(s)
1:00pm - 6:00pm Registration Opens
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Donner
101 - 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
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Siskiyou
102 - 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
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Cascade
103 - Optimizing STEM Talent Through Mentoring and Sponsorship
A mentor speaks to you, guides you, advises you. A sponsor speaks about you and champions you behind closed doors. A sponsor might also be the one to say YES! and make the hiring call. To see more ... For More Details
Julie Kantor
President & CEO, Twomentor
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Donner
107 - How to Effectively Identify and Connect with Your Community
Most companies view their customers as their only community. The reality is that every business is surrounded by, at least, NINE separate community groups. Each group has the potential to bring or ... For More Details
Kyra Reed
Co-Founder, MTO Agency
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Siskiyou
108 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp
You 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 what you want, more of the ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Cascade
109 - Twitter 101
This Twitter 101 session is designed to address the non-initiated, introduce them to Twitter, and make them feel more comfortable using it - promoting themselves as much as their brand/company. ... For More Details
Yael Wagner

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Gateway Ballroom
113 - It's Our Time
Patricia Arquette continues her quest to share her thoughts on equality for women. Arquette, who recently won an Oscar© for best actress for her work in the movie Boyhood, continues to make ... For More Details
Patricia Arquette
Actor, Humanitarian, GiveLove.org
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bayshore Foyer
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 1

Empower - Innovation and Technology
Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 8:30am
Gateway Ballroom
Networking Breakfast
 
8:15am - 8:30am
Gateway Ballroom
Welcome
Women In Technology International Founder Carolyn Leighton launches the 2015 WITI Annual Summit with a warm greeting to all attendees! ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
8:30am - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom
202 - Spiraling Up for the WITI Summit!
The author of Spiraling Upward shows how to maximize your participation in the WITI Summit, providing the perspectives and tools you need to make the most ... For More Details
Wendy Wallbridge
President / Executive Coach, On Your Mark
9:00am - 10:00am
Gateway Ballroom
203 - Disruption, Innovation, IoT, and Women: Disrupt to Succeed!
Women are amazing innovators and leaders. In addition to having highly unobstructed new product ideas, women possess amazing team-building and leadership capabilities. So, why is it that in 2015 we ... For More Details
Linda Bernardi
Chief Innovation Officer, Cloud and IoT, IBM
10:00am - 5:45pm
Bayshore Foyer
Coaching Circles at the WITI Summit
Do you find yourself unsure of how to step into a larger role... or take an idea and build a startup... or reach for that next level in your career? We believe good coaching from women who have ... For More Details
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Gateway Ballroom
204 - The Internet of Things: What Does it Take to Make the Internet of Everything Real?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next technology revolution. With less than 1% of "things" in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the ... For More Details
Michele Pelino
Moderator
Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Janet Landers
SVP, Global Business Technology, Starbucks Company
Jaishree Subramania
Director, Internet of Things Marketing, Cisco Systems
Cheemin Bo-Linn
President & CEO, Peritus Partners, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Rebecca Scholl
SVP, Strategy & Marketing/High Tech, Communications & Media, Xerox Corporation
11:00am - 2:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair / Product Expo / Networking, Book Signing in Exhibit Area
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Gateway Ballroom
206 - Lunch Keynote - Reimagine IT: The Digital Dragon is Upon Us!
With the continued advancements of social, mobile, cloud, and information - companies are now competing in new ways in the span of a moment. If you're looking for clarity to help further navigate your ... For More Details
Tiffani Bova
Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gateway Ballroom
207 - Geek Girls are Chic: Five Career Hacks
Is the technology world biased against women? Why are fewer women graduating with a technical degree (12% today vs 37% in 1984)? Why aren't more women rising in the tech ranks or starting businesses? ... For More Details
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz, and 2010 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Donner
209 - Wearable Computing
Wearables: one of the most hyped technologies in the past decade. Are they worth the hype? Where is the technology headed, and what will it take for wearables to become mainstream? Everyone from ... For More Details
Erin Flynn
Moderator
Investment Banker, Ackrell Capital
Kristi Wolff, Esq.
Senior Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren
Mary Vincent
Co-Founder & CTO, LifetimeMD
Sandra Lopez
Director, Business and Marketing Strategy for Wearable Tech in Fashion, Intel
Dawn Damschen, Esq.
Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou
210 - How Serious Games Are Changing the World
Imagine learning mission-critical skills and life-saving procedures all on a game console from the comfort of your home. Serious games can be just that - taking important training and moving it into ... For More Details
Sophia Viklund
Moderator
Founder, backCODE
Alexis Brandow
Founder, Amorse
Donna Barbisch
CEO, Wicked Solutions
Anna Leighton
Founder, Annatarian Designs
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cascade
211 - What Smart Companies Are Doing to Leverage Big Data
The shift from Machine to Machine (M2M) to IoT has created a far more complex environment. IoT is an evolutionary technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and do business. ... For More Details
Laura DiDio
Moderator
Director, Strategy Analytics
Jennifer Cambern
Vice President, Product Management and Chief Product Owner, ADP
Lila Snyder
President, Document Messaging Technologies, Pitney Bowes Inc.
4:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair / Product Expo / Networking, Book Signing in Exhibit Area
4:45pm - 5:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
214 - Building, Empowering, Inspiring
This very special panel introduces the outstanding women who will be inducted Monday evening into WITI's Women in Technology Hall ... For More Details
 
5:30pm - 7:00pm Taste Of Technology Reception (located at exhibit area)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gateway Ballroom
Hall Of Fame Awards Induction Banquet
 

Tuesday, June 2

Inspire Powerful Leadership and Influence
Time Session Title Speaker(s)
8:00am - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom
Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Ford Motors
 
8:45am - 9:00am
Gateway Ballroom
Update by Carolyn Leighton
 
9:00am - 9:30am
Gateway Ballroom
302 - Breakfast Keynote Presentation by Ford Motors - Behind Every Success Is a Group of Mentors and Motivators
The journey of one woman in tech, and how she came to hold her current role as a marketing manager and user interface engineer at Ford Motor Company. This session will focus on Jennifer Brace's ... For More Details
Lindsey Turrentine
Moderator
Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, CNET
Jennifer Brace
User Interface Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
9:30am - 12:30pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo Expo And Reopens from 2PM - 4PM
9:30am - 10:30am
Gateway Ballroom
303 - How Millennial Women Are Shaping the Future
Despite struggling with debt, recession, and the jobs crisis, millennials (who will account for 75% of the workforce in 2025) are not motivated by money. Rather, they are driven to make the world more ... For More Details
Adam Poswolsky
Moderator
Author
Jessica Brown
Programs Director, The Passion Co.
Nikita Mitchell
President, Berkeley-Haas MBA Association
Clemantine Wamariya
Human Rights Advocate and Storyteller
10:00am - 3:45pm
Bayshore Foyer
Coaching Circles at the WITI Summit
Do you find yourself unsure of how to step into a larger role... or take an idea and build a startup... or reach for that next level in your career? We believe good coaching from women who have ... For More Details
 
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:45am
Donner
304 - Creating a Purpose-Driven Career
How can you make a living doing work that's deeply meaningful to you? How can you get paid for who you are? How can you build a company that makes you (and your employees) excited to wake up in the ... For More Details
Adam Poswolsky
Author
10:45am - 11:45am
Siskiyou
305 - Why IT Is Losing Smart Women - and How Workforce Diversity Can Help
While the opportunity for careers in Information Technology is growing dramatically, the number of women choosing to enter our field continues to shrink. A well-known study labeled this "The Leaky ... For More Details
Tammy Hawkins
Moderator
Vice President, West Region, OPTOMI
Eddie Pate, Ph.D.
Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Amazon
Maria Olson
Vice President, Global Alliances, NetApp
Madhu Mujoo
Executive Director, San Jose Office, Ernst & Young
Ester Frey
Vice President, Technology Staffing Services, Robert Half Technology
10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade
306 - Creating/Managing Teams That People Are Clamoring To Be On
Creating a productive team means bringing together people with different skillsets and varied personalities to work towards a common goal. No easy task! Learn from industry leaders about tried and ... For More Details
Theresa Spralling
Moderator
CEO, Women of AT&T National Organization
Teresa Deveaux
Director, Gender Diversity Strategy, Microsoft, Corp
Candace Worley
Senior Vice President & GM/Endpoint Security, McAfee, Inc.
Caroline Ingeborn
COO, Toca Boca
11:45am - 1:15pm
Gateway Ballroom
309 - Luncheon with PricewaterhouseCoopers Keynote Presentation - Collaborating to Advance Innovation
A sense of belonging is a critical component of any successful relationship. Nowhere is this more important than where we spend most of our time as professional adults: the workplace. Workplace ... For More Details
Christine Goldberg
Principal, Advisory Practice, PwC
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Donner
310 - Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp
You 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 what you want, more of the ... For More Details
John Bates
Founder & CEO, Executive Speaking Success
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Siskiyou
311 - Breakthroughs in Leadership: Here's How I Got to the Top!
WITI loves a good success story! Come hear women relate personal stories from their own experiences: growth challenges, lessons learned, and rewards they earned on their way to success. Also included: ... For More Details
Ellen Leanse
Moderator
Business Strategist and Advisor
Laura Biasucci
VP, US Solutions Sales, Hewlett-Packard Company
Debra LeBlanc
VP/Emerging Partner Programs & Corporate Development, BMC Software
Lindsey Turrentine
Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, CNET
Emily White
Data Science Leader, GE Healthcare
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cascade
312 - The Roadmap to Successful Startups
What does it really take to launch, lead, and grow a successful startup? Come be a part of our interactive discussion with panelists who will share their personal adventures in entrepreneurship. ... For More Details
Michael Winwood
Moderator
CEO, Optomi
Anita Gardyne
CEO/Co-Founder, Onēva
Elizabeth Dodson
Co-Founder, HomeZada
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
2:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Donner
315 - WITI WIN - Women Semiconductor and Embedded Systems Leadership
What does it take to be a successful leader in the semiconductor and Embedded Systems industry? Join an interactive conversation and gain insights from women who talk about their own corporate paths - ... For More Details
Hillary Barnhart
Moderator
Senior Director Business Operations and WITI Industry Network Director , ServiceNow
Camelia Rusu
Senior Engineering Director, Lam Research Corporation
May Su
Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Brooks Automation, Inc.
Dina McKinney
Senior Engineering Executive, Qualcomm
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Siskiyou
316 - WITI WIN - Women IoT and Wearables Leadership
IoT and Wearables is an exciting, fast growing segment of technology and explore how your skills can have some workable applications to this space. This panel will share their experiences and ... For More Details
Michelle Miller
Moderator
Director of Marketing, Jabil
Urska Srsen
Founder, Bellabeat
Syuzi Pakhchyan
Wearable Technology Consultant, fashioningtech.com
Sara Gardner
CTO, Social Innovation, Hitachi Data Systems
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cascade
317 - WITI WIN - Women in Cloud and Storage Leadership
Join a dynamic group of women sharing their vision, insights and experiences leading storage, cloud and enterprise software. This is a great opportunity to explore opportunities and build ... For More Details
Laura DiDio
Moderator
Director, Strategy Analytics
Priyanka Mazagaonkar
Software Development Manager, Strongview
Prashanthi Padmanabhan
Technical Director, Communication Products, AOL
Malika Sangani
Director of Engineering
Kathleen Conroy
AVP/CBC, Cognizant Technology Solutions
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Gateway Foyer
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
 

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