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Sunday, June 1

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
11:00am - 6:00pm Registration Opens
12:00pm - 2:15pm
California Ballroom Salon 4
101- The WITI HackCamp
All skill levels are invited to this NEW hands-on session where participants see demos, ask questions, and learn from one another about some of the hottest how-to tech questions. Get some help with ... For More Details
Bridget Boyer
Manager, International Sales, DHL
Zassmin Montes de Oca
Executive Director and Vice Chair, Women Who Code
Alaina Percival
CEO and Board Chair, Women Who Code
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Santa Barbara / Newport Beach
102 - What's Your Style of Leading Change? Boost Your Change Intelligence to Get Results
You know your IQ, you've probably heard of EQ, but what's your CQ? Just as each of us communicates, collaborates, and handles conflict in our own unique way, so do we each have our own style of ... For More Details
Barbara Trautlein
Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Seattle / Portland
103 - Developing and Using a Powerful Voice
Ready to move up? Voice is the power to present yourself with authority, to honor and express what is important to you, and to make your own, unique contribution to any conversation. Developing your ... For More Details
Bill Lamond
, Human Potential 2.0
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Santa Barbara / Newport Beach
105 - Employment and Benefits Negotiation for Women: Leveraging Your Worth
While every woman's career is unique, there are common professional milestones for many - from negotiating an offer of employment to asking for a promotion or a raise. Some may find themselves in a ... For More Details
Karen Berntson
Principal, Berntson Law
Kim Gaxiola
Founder, TechGirl Financial
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Seattle / Portland
106 - GPS Your Career: Navigate Your Path to Career Success
Are your talent and hard work getting you where you want to go? WHAT do you need to do NOW to reach your career goal? It's time to be intentional, proactive, and think strategically about reaching ... For More Details
Bonnie Marcus
President and Founder, Women's Success Coaching
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 2

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
7:30am - 8:30am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
200 - Networking Breakfast - Welcome and Introduction
Women In Technology International Founder Carolyn Leighton celebrates WITI’s 25th Anniversary and launches the 2014 Women InTechnology Annual Summit with a warm greeting to all attendees! ... For More Details
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI
8:00am - 8:30am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
201 - VISA Breakfast Keynote - Leading with Purpose and Passion
Before you can lead authentically, you have to find your own passion and purpose. Being truly aligned with your passion and purpose gives you more confidence and this leads to more success. It's a ... For More Details
Bonnie Marcus
President and Founder, Women's Success Coaching
Puja Jaspal
Vice President, Human Resources, Technology, Visa Inc.
8:30am - 9:30am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
202 - Big Data and The Internet of Things: Get Ready to Connect!
The ever-empowering Internet has enabled not merely the accumulation and analysis of information; "Big Data" is also the rapidly-growing ability to extract meaning: to sort thru masses of numbers (and ... For More Details
Susan Etlinger
Industry Analyst, Altimeter Group
Gerri Martin-Flickinger
CIO, Adobe
Kris Rinne
Senior Vice President, Network & Product Planning, AT&T Services, Inc., and 2014 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Karen Walker
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cisco
Tao Ye
Senior Scientist, Pandora
9:30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am - 10:30am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
203 - Insiders' Insights on Technology Trends
In this "fireside chat" format, some of the world's most powerful women in technology will share their views on the most likely technology trends taking shape - and what impact they'll likely have. ... For More Details
Nellie Bowles
Associate Editor/Tech Culture, Re/code
Kim Polese
Chairman, ClearStreet, and 2014 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Kara Swisher
Editor-at-Large, New York Media; Contributing Writer, New York Times Opinion, and 2021 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
10:30am - 11:30am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
204 - Women Leaders in Tech: How/Why Did They Choose a STEM Career?
If high school girls do as well as boys in math and science, why do women comprise just 26% of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs? Why are women shying away from careers in STEM - ... For More Details
Abbie Lundberg
President, Lundberg Media
Cora Carmody
Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Jacobs Engineering
Cindy Elkins
Vice President/IT Americas, Genentech
Marie Gutgesell
Global Watch CIO, Nielsen Research
Sheleen Quish
former CIO, Ameristar Casinos
Theresa Wilson
EVP and CIO of Consumer Lending Technology, Wells Fargo
11:00am - 1:30pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo (Networking and Booksigning - 11:30am - 12:30pm) Expo Reopens from 3:30PM - 7PM
12:30pm - 1:45pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
206 - IBM Keynote Lunch - Wo(Man) & Machine: IBM Watson and the Future of Cognitive Computing
Alexa Swainson-Barreveld
Director, Emerging Watson Technologies, IBM
1:45pm - 2:45pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
207 - Combining Social + Big Data + Analytics = Socialytics!
Social is changing and evolving. In fact, Social has been lonely without data and analytics. Today's hottest Social trends are around Socialytics, which combine Social + Big Data + Analytics to help ... For More Details
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz, and 2010 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
2:45pm - 3:30pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
208 - Personal Innovation and Business Leadership
Each member of this distinctive panel has enjoyed entrepreneurial success and/or big-business innovation. Perhaps even more importantly - they exemplify how leading with team-based values set a ... For More Details
Adrian Ott
CEO, Exponential Edge
Carolyn Crandall
Vice President, Marketing, Maxta
Anasuya Morrill
Veteran Tech Executive & Business Leader
Hayley Tabor
VP Global Industry Solutions, EMC
3:30pm - 7:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo (Networking and Booksigning - 3:30pm - 3:45pm)
3:45pm - 4:45pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
210 - "AHA!" Moments and Success Stories of Women in Technology
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
Orna Berry
Corporate VP, Growth and Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence United States and, EMC Corporation, and 2014 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Jennifer Cambern
Vice President, Product Management and Chief Product Owner, ADP
Lama Nachman
Principal Engineer, Intel Labs
Lauren States
Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University, and 2014 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
4:45pm - 5:15pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
211 - Rocket Science, Political Science, and a Bit of Elbow Grease
SpaceX is the American space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder and Tesla founder Elon Musk, with the goal of revolutionizing rocket and space technology to take space exploration to the ... For More Details
Gwynne Shotwell
President, SpaceX, and 2012 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
5:15pm - 7:00pm Taste Of Technology Reception (located at exhibit floor)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
Hall Of Fame Awards Induction Banquet

Tuesday, June 3

Time Session Title Speaker(s)
8:00am - 9:15am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
301 - Keynote Breakfast - The Era of Big Data and Its Impact On Our Society
The big deal with Big Data is the potential for this phenomenon to improve our day-to-day lives. Though still in its infancy, the concept of Big Data and advanced analytics promises to do just that. ... For More Details
Anjul Bhambhri
Vice President, Big Data & Streams, IBM
9:15am - 10:00am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
302 - High Tech and High Touch: Using Technology To Improve Human Connection
This session showcases women involved in technological innovations being brought to market as a means to help families and communities live healthy, be happy, and enjoy life to the fullest. Included: ... For More Details
Barbara Trautlein
Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Anousheh Ansari
CEO & Co-Founder, Prodea Systems
Rebecca Bompiedi
SVP/Business Transformation, Philips Lighting Americas
Michelle Crosby
Co-Founder & CEO, Wevorce
9:30am - 12:30pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo Expo And Reopens from 2PM - 4PM
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:15am
Seattle / Portland
303 - Understanding Your Value Proposition: The Key to Marketing Yourself in Business Today
How do you expect others to understand your value if you don't get it yourself? This interactive workshop takes personal branding to a whole new level. It's one thing to identify your personal brand, ... For More Details
Bonnie Marcus
President and Founder, Women's Success Coaching
10:15am - 11:15am
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
304 - Unleashing the Power of Big Data to Capture Customer Loyalty and Robust Revenue
Industry veterans present an integrated framework on how to quickly capture customers and build loyalty by unleashing the transformative power of today's innovative big data technologies. Visualize ... For More Details
Rob Enderle
President & Principal Analyst, Enderle Group
Anjul Bhambhri
Vice President, Big Data & Streams, IBM
Cheemin Bo-Linn
President and CEO, Peritus Partners, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Yael Garten
Manager, Mobile Data Science, LinkedIn
10:15am - 11:15am
Salon 4
305 - INTRApreneurship: How to Succeed with Entrepreneurial Efforts Inside Today's Corporations
What are the challenges of creating new ideas, new businesses, and new markets inside corporations today? This panel of women, experienced in the area of innovation and new business creation, will ... For More Details
Sheryl Root
Director/Assoc. Professor, Carnegie Mellon, President and CEO, RootAnalysis, and 2015 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz, and 2010 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Lake Dai
Operating Unit Lead, Search, Quixey Inc
Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, DoubleNova Group
Ekta Sahasi
Vice President, Business Innovation Center, Konica Minolta
10:15am - 11:15am
Santa Barbara / Newport Beach
306 - Wearables: The Technology, the Opportunity, and YOU
Watches! Jewelry! Wristbands! Wearables technology is exploding as a market, and not only as a geeky fashion statement. Since the Consumer Electronics Show in January, dozens of exciting new products ... For More Details
Ben Bajarin
Director of Consumer Technology, Creative Strategies
Laura Borel
Product Manager, Jawbone
Alan Zeichick
Principal Analyst, Camden Associates
11:30am - 12:30pm
Seattle / Portland
307 - Strategic Networking: How to Identify and Cultivate the Workplace Relationships That Count
Do you just network with people you like, or do you network to help you move your career forward? Women are great at building relationships, but miss out on many opportunities because of their ... For More Details
Bonnie Marcus
President and Founder, Women's Success Coaching
11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon 1-2
308 - Hard-Earned Advice FOR Entrepreneurs FROM Entrepreneurs!
Hear successful and up-and-coming women in tech discuss how they overcame their industry challenges - including advice for seasoned pros who have been ITCHING to become entrepreneurs, but are too ... For More Details
Amanda Coolong
Chief Content Officer & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Women in Technology International
Angie Chang
Vice President, Partnerships & Mentorship, Hackbright Academy
Holly Liu
Co-Founder and Chief of Staff, Kabam
Barbara Martin
President and CEO, Walrus Link
Chia-Lin Simmons
Marketing & Business Development Executive
11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon 4
309 - Beyond Coding: Uncovering Today's Most Influential Technical Jobs for Women
Today's conversations about women in technology often center around the fact that there are not enough women in engineering roles. While this is true, and more women should be encouraged to pursue ... For More Details
Michael Winwood
CEO, Optomi
Jennifer Ceran
Vice President, Finance, Box Inc.
Petra Hofer
Chief of Staff to the CTO, eBay
Colleen Lindow
Vice President, Payment Operations, YapStone
Erin McCune
Payment Strategy & Financial Process Improvement, Glenbrook Partners
Yanrong Wang
Senior Director, Advanced Risk Science, PayPal
11:30am - 12:30pm
Santa Barbara / Newport Beach
310- Content Marketing: Blogging for ROI
The Internet continually changes the way we share and consume information and this has a major impact on marketing. Companies that are mired in silo-ed business models need to find ways to become ... For More Details
Suzanne Baran
Content Strategy Director
12:30pm - 1:00pm Career Fair / Networking in Exhibit Hall
1:00pm - 2:00pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
2:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibits Open - Career Fair/Product Expo
2:00pm - 3:00pm
California Ballroom Salon 5-6
313 - The Women Empowering Code for America
Code for America (CfA) is a non-partisan, non-political, non-profit organization that enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing ... For More Details
Catherine Bracy
Director of Community Organizing, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka
Founder and Executive Director, Code for America, and 2014 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
3:00pm - 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