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WITI Boston Regional Network
Women Leading Reinvention and Innovation

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

Join Sun Microsystems and WITI as we celebrate Woman's History Month. Every year in the technology community things change quite rapidly. As you know from first-hand experience, more women are starting their own businesses, and many more still are moving up the ranks and significantly contributing to changing the way we do business and to the success of the companies they work for.

The program presents a panel of women who embody these qualities. Three dynamic executives tell us about how they got to be where they are in their careers, about some of their projects and what were some of the tough decisions they had to make along the way that changed their trajectory. Through innovation and perhaps at times reinventing themselves or shifting their goals, these women tell us how they have experienced success.

The panel will be moderated by Leslie Lambert, a Vice President of IT and Chief Information Security Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Leslie reports to the CIO and currently leads Sun's IT Strategy and Architecture, as well as the Services Management organizations. She is responsible for and oversees the creation and maintenance of Sun's Enterprise Architecture, including the continuing operations of the company's network security strategy. She is also responsible for driving improvements in Sun's IT processes for systems delivery.

About Our Speaker(s)

Maureen Chew, CIO of the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE), manages the Information Technology and Services Unit. This Unit provides a stable and secure infrastructure for custom software applications aimed at DOE staff, school districts, educators and the public. The Unit is also responsible for data collections on students, educators and school districts and providing data analysis and reporting information. Recently, the Educator Licensure and Recruitment (ELAR) system won a 2002 NASCIO Award and was responsible for this year’s online recertification of over 65,000 educators. Currently, Maureen sits on the Massachusetts CIO “Kitchen Cabinet” and is a member of the Massachusetts Education Technology Advisory Council.

Maureen's state career includes positions as Senior Policy Advisor at the MA Information Technology Division and the Legislative Liaison on IT issues. She was successful in coordinating the passage of the $302 million dollar Information Technology Bond (IT Bond) and the $89 million dollar Educational Technology Bond. Further, Maureen has also served as the Project Manager for the Mass Trial Courts and as Executive Director of the Criminal History Systems Board.

Maureen has held private sector positions with AT&T and State Street Research and Management Co. She holds a Masters Degree from Boston University and Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston State College.

Marina I. Hatsopoulos, (M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), CEO, Director, and Co-Founder of Z Corporation, is Chair of the Committee of Finance and Investment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a 120,000-member organization for the technology community. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Conference, an invitation-only technology event, and the Board of Overseers of the Boston Children's Museum. She received Mass. High Tech's All-Star Award for Hardware and is a two-time finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Her background was in corporate finance at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, and held several operational roles at various Thermo Electron divisions.

Patricia M. Pomerleau, CEO and founder of CEOExpress Company, has developed a new concept in accessing information on the Internet. She is the creator and executive editor of CEOExpress, (www.ceoexpress.com), one of the most frequented business web sites for executives on the Internet. Pomerleau’s position on technology is that the only thing that matters is communication, whether you are using a phone, a computer, a Blackberry or a tin cup and string. One needs to map the mind of an end user and then build the technology to that pattern. Whether you are working with teenagers, executives, moms or teachers, the person driving the technology has to totally relate to the end user.

Patricia’s past expertise encompasses industries from finance and insurance to healthcare, where she is recognized as an authority on the impact of emerging technologies on the future of American healthcare. She has over 20 years of senior management experience in information-driven industries. Prior to founding CEOExpress Company, she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA. In addition to her management experience, Pomerleau served on the Board of Directors of Bradlees, Inc. a publicly held retail chain, and she is a partner in PF Partnership, a commercial real estate holding company. She is a member of the Georgetown University Board of Governors where she chairs the technology committee. Patricia holds an MS from Boston University and BS from Georgetown University.

Leslie Lambert, Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Security Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Lambert joined Sun in 1992. During her tenure at Sun Lambert's roles have included Vice President of Demand Creation Systems IT, as well as Vice President of both the iPlanet and Software Systems Group divisions at Sun. Other key IT roles have included: Director of Information Technology for Sun Express, JavaSoft, and Microelectronics, Sun IT Enterprise Architect, and Director of Internet Commerce.

Leslie has 25 years of experience in both Information Technology and technical/business infrastructure. Her experiences range from Control Systems Design to the delivery of IT systems and infrastructure.

Prior to Sun, Lambert was with Intergraph Corp. and Fluor Daniel in key Customer Engineering, IT, and Control Systems design roles. Her experience covers the industries of engineering and construction, evaluation research, CAD/CAE, Information Technology, and customer training, where she gained significant hands on operational, architectural, and management experience.

Leslie holds an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance, as well as an MA and BA in Experimental Psychology. She also has degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Technology, and has completed graduate-level study in Computer Science.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at:

    Sun Microsystems
    One Network Drive
    Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

Please bring picture ID to check in through Sun security when you arrive. Free parking is available on campus. Follow the signs to VISITORS PARKING.
When this section is full, signs will be posted to overflow parking.

Directions to the Burlington Campus are online at:

From Logan International Airport:

Follow signs to 93 North Exit airport via the Callahan Tunnel. Merge onto 93 North immediately after leaving tunnel. Take 93 North to 95 South/128 South (approx. 10 miles). Take 95 South/128 South to Rt 3 North (approx. 6 miles). Take 3 North to next exit- Rt. 62. At end of ramp, turn right. At second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Network Drive and follow VISITOR PARKING SIGNS.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike and points West:

Take Mass Pike/Rt. 90 East to 128 North/95 North. Follow 128 North to Rt 3
North Take 3 North to next exit- Rt. 62. Continue directions from above.

From points North (Rt 3):

Take Rt 3 South to exit for Rt 62. At the end of ramp, at lights, turn left. At third set of traffic lights, turn right onto Network Drive and follow VISITOR


6:00 P.m. - Registration and Networking, light supper buffet & beverages
6:45 p.m. - Welcome by Sun Microsystems and WITI Announcements
7:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion
8:00 p.m - Questions & Answers
8:30 p.m. - Adjournment


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is pleased to welcome WITI-Boston to its Burlington campus in March for one of many events to commemorate its fourth annual clebration of National Women's History Month.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

Locally, Sun is located on a 140 acre site in Burlington, Massachusetts that serves as its East Coast campus. To learn more about Sun in Boston, go to: www.sun.com/corp_emp/boston/campus.html

For more information on National Women's History Month: www.nwhp.org.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jo-An Thomas VP NE or Jenny Laden, Boston Network Director ([email protected] [email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.