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WITI Smart Partnering Event:
Access to Experts, Strategies and Technology
ITEC's Massachusetts Technology Showcase
John B. Hynes Veteran Memorial Convention Center
October 9 - 10, 2002
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
[ PROGRAM TRACKS ]
Access to Professional Development
Advancement is an intricate combination of who you know, what you know, what
you're capable of and how you can sell it, combined with passion, desire and talent.
Identify what you love to do, what you want to do, and what you're willing to sacrifice
for it. Connect with the processes and strategies to achieve your professional goals
and overcome the barriers that stand in the way of getting what you want.
Access to Technology Trends
Keeping up with the how-to, hands-on convergence of cutting-edge technology and
practical applications is essential in your professional and personal life. We will
journey from BioTech to Nanotech, from the corporate quest for the best storage solution
management to wireless technology as it relates to productivity gains. The goal of
this track is techno-literacy in a volatile economy as it relates to all aspects
of your life.
Access to Smart Partnering
Today, strategic alliances and partnerships play a major role in professional
and business development. However, it is not always easy to recognize and take advantage
of good partnering opportunities when they arise. Learn to identify and target those
alliances and gain access to the cooperative entities that are willing to get involved
in successful partnerships.
Access to Business Development
Women-owned businesses are growing at a faster rate than the national business
growth average and yet there are numerous business opportunities with substantial
revenue streams, for women business owners, that continue to go untapped. In business,
knowledge is power and timing is almost everything - but to increase your bottom
line profit is to know precisely how, what and where to seek opportunities. The
afternoon track is dedicated to winning Government contracts and what to do once
you've won it!
|[ PROGRAM GUIDE ]
|9:00 - 10:15a.m
||Personal Stories of Successful Professional Women
||Moderator: Sarah Bullard Steck
Dr. Estelle Tsevdos,
Zara F. Larsen,
This is a one of a kind opportunity to dialogue with top-tier professional women
who are tremendously successful in either the corporate environment or in their own
businesses. These extraordinary women will share their knowledge and lessons learned,
as well as openly discuss a variety of topics: how they effectively achieve balance
between their professional and personal life; how they maintain a successful business
during a down economy; how they have overcome obstacles and barriers on their path
|10:30 - 11:45a.m
||Technology Trends After the Shakeout
||Moderator: Elizabeth "Betty" Black
Maria Luisa Palmese,
The "Market" finally hit bottom at the end of 2001 and continues to dip
in 2002 but is there an end in sight to this recession? Can corporations and women-owned
businesses survive this roller coaster economy? Did technology innovation come to
a screeching halt? Have entrepreneurs returned to corporate day jobs? Are layoffs
and VC funding stalling technological research and advancements? We believe that
the technology market is quickly intensifying in several directions and we want to
share these exciting developments with you.
|11:45p - 1:00p.m.
||Keynote Lunch (Tbd)
|1:15p - 2:30p.m.
||Smart Partnering: Strategic Alliances and Strategies
||Moderator: Dr. Esther Pearson
Join us for an in-depth look at the roll that smart partnering plays in your firm
and how it contributes to a successful bottom line. We will focus on the definitions
and entities that comprise strategic alliances, corporate strategies and best practices
for forming and maintaining partnerships and how successful alliance evolve.
||Government Contracting - Access to RFPs, Developing a Winning Proposal & Outstanding Subcontracting Opportunities
Moderator: Mary Grace Duffy,
Diana L. Waite,
The US Government frequently sends out Request for Proposals (RFPs) which
include technical contracts. Washington mandates that 5% of these contracts
are granted to women-owned businesses. Yet, currently, only 2% find their
way to women business owners. According to a study by the Center for Women‚s
Business Research (2001), women-owned businesses received only 4% (or only
$2.9 of $71.5 billion) of Federal Subcontracts. The first part of this
workshop offers key information to access this powerful client. Learn how to
get on the government‚s list to receive RFPs‚, how to respond and how to
develop the winning proposal. The second part discusses the factors to
consider after you have been awarded the contract, emphasizing quality,
communication and control. We will focus on building quality control
measures; the importance of re-examination; the impact of time on
deliverables and subcontractors; and positive long-term client relationship.
The third part features top Government Contractors discussing their approach
to Government Contract Compliance and what they look for when considering
subcontracting companies. Gain insight on how to market to this select group
of Government Contractors.
||Taste Of Technology Reception
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