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Conferences | Dallas | Schedule of Events

WITI Smart Partnering Conference and Expo 2002
Access to Experts, Strategies and Technology

Spring 2002 | April 8 - 10 | Fairmont Hotel | Dallas, Texas

Exhibit Floor Hours:
April 9th 11:00AM - 6:30PM
April 10th 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Monday, April 8

Access to Balance

The spotlight is on you, the focus on your business...your career. How do you effectively achieve balance between your professional and personal life? Discover the techniques, information and tools for a healthy equilibrium and the work systems and processes to support change and advancement.
Emcee for Track: Windy Warner, President, PRO Coach, Inc.
7:30AM - 8:15AM WITI Yoga Stretch
9:00AM - 10:30AM Spa Breakfast
10:30AM - 11:30AM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Karen Stephenson, President of NetForm
11:30AM - 1:00PM Networking Magic! Create Your Golden Rolodex - Sharlene Talbott, MSW
1:00PM - 2:30PM Lunch & Fashion Show
- Dana Mayeux - The Image Coach, Hosted by the WITI Dallas, Austin, & Houston Chapters
2:30PM - 3:30PM Keynote Speaker: Success through Balance -Lurita Doan, President, New Technology Management, Inc.
3:30PM - 5:00PM Technology Panel: Techno Tools: Finding the Perfect Fit. Panelists: Karen Chambers, Tactical Systems IT Services Delivery Manager, Raytheon; Renee Bruning, WITI Chicago Chapter President; Lori Beth Horton, Raytheon
4:30PM - 6:30PM Balance Break: Spa Services & Makeovers, and WITI Image Boutique
4:30PM - 6:00PM Canyon Ranch - The Nurturing Solution: Achieve Your Spiritual, Social, & Physical Nexus. Ann Pardo - Behavioral Health Director, Canyon Ranch, Tucson AZ.
... and sponsors of our incredible giveaway
6:30PM - 8:30PM Power Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 9

Access to Capital

In business, knowledge is power and timing is almost everything - but it is knowing precisely how and when to seek capital that creates news-making success stories. Learn exactly when to choose private equity or debt capital, capital, whether to stay private or go public, where to find the right sources of capital, and how to develop a winning capital raising strategy.
7:30AM - 9:00AM Keynote Breakfast: Rebecca Rhoads, VP and CIO, Raytheon - Posturing Yourself For Success in a Recovering High-Tech Market - Sponsored by Raytheon
9:00AM - 10:00AM Access to Capital Keynote - Do Women Have Access to Venture Capital and Do Women Have Venture Fundable Companies? Whitney Johns Martin, CEO & Co-Founder, Capital Across America
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: Venture Capital Outlook. Moderator: WITI Unlimited - Panelist: Charlene Vaughn, Partner, Launchpointe; Yvonne Burns-Thevenot, President & CEO, Numberspeak, Inc.; Jamie Wyrick, Texas Chair and President, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
11:00AM - 6:30PM WITI FastTrack Career Fair and Exposition
Regency/Exhibit Floor
11:30AM - 12:45PM Panel: Private Equity and Debt Capital Panel. Moderator: WITI Unlimited - Panelist: Lata Ramachandran, M.Sc., J.D., Managing Director Innovation Asset Management Group; Greg Hext, Chapman Hext; Sheila Colson, Vice President Relationship Manager Silicon Valley Bank; Mae Reeves PJ Morgan
1:00PM - 2:30PM Keynote Luncheon: Louise O'Brien, VP Corporate Business Development, Dell
How to Survive in a Male-Dominated Field and Influence Others to Join You. - Sponsored by DELL
3:00PM - 4:15PM Panel: Preparing a Capital Raising Presentation. Moderator: Alex Ramsey, President, Lodestar Universal Panelist: Christie Turner, Finance & Accounting Consultant, Numberspeak, Inc.; Alex Ramsey, President, Lodestar Universal; Bradley Logan, Vice President, The TransSynergy Group
4:30PM - 6:30PM Taste of Technology Reception - Sponsored by AMD - Hosted by WITI Dallas Chapter

Access to Technology

Keeping up with the how-to, hands-on convergence of cutting edge technology and practical applications is essential in your business, professional, and personal life. We will journey through the corporate quest for the best storage solution management and acquire a keen understanding of wireless technology as it relates to productivity gains. The goal and objective of this track is techno-literacy in all aspects of your life.
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: Technology Trends after the Shakeout. Moderator: Debbie Mrazek, The Sales Company - Panelists: Wanda Gass, Texas Instruments Fellow, DSP Architecture Team; John Wiechman, President TLSI; and Vesna Arsic, Man. Dir. Global Strategic Advisors; Ruth Taylor, Program Director, Venture Capital & Strategy for IBM Life Sciences
11:30AM - 12:45PM Panel: Storage Solutions, The Next Big Thing. Moderator: Joan Hammons, Director of Business Development, The Harding Group - Panelists: Wendy Petty, VP Sales, Falconstor Software, Inc.; Steve Perkins, Co-Founder & CTO NetMass; XIOTech
3:00PM - 4:15PM Panel: Wireless Technology Update. Moderator: Birdie Sadberry, Consulting Systems Engineer, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway - Panelists: Geetha Ram, Director of Software Development for OMAP Software at Texas Instruments Inc; Jennifer Mao, VP Marketing, GlobeRanger; Wei Wei Jeang, Head, Intellectual Property Group, Munsch Hardt Koft & Harr

Access to Media

Lights, Camera, and Action! Congratulations, you have premium branding. A great design that reflects you and your corporate image is only as valuable as your visibility. Hang your star on the dynamic three: Marketing, Promotion and Publicity. Positioning can make or break your deal with the world. Where do you go to be noticed? How do you communicate your brand? How do you make the right contacts to the right media source? Learn how to identify your media message to achieve the best sponsorship and partnering opportunities.
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: Effective Branding Strategies. Moderator: Pat Dunbar, Principal, Pat Dunbar & Associates - Panelists: Tony Hurtado, VP Global Marketing, MASERGY; Terri Frey; Jeanette McGurk, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Avenida Marketing; Rosemary Remacle, Venture Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds
11:30AM - 12:45PM Panel: How to Get Your Media Message Across; Moderator: Aline Parrish, Executive Vice President, Springbok Panelists: Dina Moor, President, the Marketing Corps; Susan Morrow, Founder & President, Morrow & Associates; Aline Parrish, Executive Vice President, Springbok; Dale Travis, Managing Partner, DDB Worldwide, Dallas; Kenni Driver, CEO, Driver PR
3:00PM - 4:15PM Panel: Effective Sponsorships. Moderator: Rick Bender, CEO, CyberStrategies.com and Executive Vice President, Business Development, WITI - Panelists: Kim Ross, Information Technology Marketing Executive with Acadia, Inc.; Kerry Goldstein, Publisher of WE-Women's Enterprise Magazine
4:30PM - 6:30PM Taste of Technology.
6:30PM - 8:00PM Women of Influence Reception: (Open by invitation only to attendees registered for at least one day of the conference)
HONOREE: Padmasree Warrior, CTO and Corporate Vice President of Motorola (Austin, Texas) will receive the WITI LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD in honor of her dedication and commitment to WITI and WITI's mission: Advancing Women through Technology. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, April 10

Access to Business Development
& Smart Partnering

Strategic alliances and partnerships play a major role in business development today. But it's not always easy to recognize good partnering opportunities, and to take maximum advantage of them when they arise. Identify helpful alliances and gain access to cooperative entities that are willing to get involved in successful partnering alliances.
7:30AM- 9:00AM Keynote Breakfast: Ann Abbe, President, Abbe & Associates Philanthropy Solutions, and Class of 2002 Leadership Texas - Attaining Power Through Philanthropy - Sponsored by Foundation for Women's Resources, Austin
9:00AM-10:00AM Keynote: Smart Partnering: Strategic Alliances & Strategies - Karenann A. Terrell, Director, eConnect Platforms. Daimler Chrysler Corp.
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: Smart Networking Strategies. Moderator: Terri Craig, Principal Consultant Y2 Marketing - Panelists: Elizabeth Faber , Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche's Management Solutions & Services consulting practice, Austin; Donna Hegdahl, President, The TransSynergy Group; Nancy Anderson Hart, Product Marketing Engineer, AMD; Shannon Suber, Director of Texas Instruments Minority / Women Business Development Program
11:30AM - 12:45PM Panel: Business Development Techniques. Moderator: Rick Bender, CEO, CyberStrategies.com and Executive Vice President, Business Development, WITI - Panelists: Terri Bennett Schoenrock, Global Managing Principal, Health Care Business Solutions, Compaq Global Services; Laurie Brunner, Senior Vice President-Business Development, ESI International; Dr. Clarisse Behar Molad, President, CBM Consulting and WITI Board Advisor
1:00PM - 2:30PM Keynote Luncheon: Julie Spicer England, VP Texas Instruments - Success By Design - Taking Charge Of Your Life - Sponsored by Texas Instruments
3:00PM - 4:15PM Session: Growing Your Business to the Next Level and Positioning for an Exit - Aldonna Ambler of AMBLER Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc.

Access to Power

The road to the top tier of corporate life is in how you "C" it. Whether you have set your sights on becoming a CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, or CXO - the pinnacle of today's corporate career - we will show you how to clear your personal path to power.
Terry Traveland, Executive Director North Texas Technology Council and a Co-Founder
and communications Director North Texas WITI Chapter
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: You Can Get Everything You Want: Having it All! - Sponsored by Capital One - Moderator: Kathryn Ullrich, Kathryn Ullrich Associates - Panelists: Yvonne Brown is President, Ball of Gold Corporation, Author, and Chair, Business Sponsors WITI; Marilyn Wilson, President, Wilson-Victor Associates and WITI Advisory Board Member; Windy Warner, President, PRO Coach, Inc.; Shaunna Sowell, Vice President, Texas Instruments Manager, DFAB Wafer Fab
11:30AM -12:45AM Panel: How to Become a CEO. Moderator: Cynthia Gilmore, Vice President, Whitehouse & Pimms - Panelists: Arlyn Imberman, Founder, Emerging Images, Inc.; Dr. Lee Fredericksen, Author and Founding Partner The Gemini Effect; Gay Gaddis, President T3 Advertising; Marilyn Wilson, Senior Partner, Wilson-Victor Associates
3:00PM - 4:15PM Panel: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Moderator: Nancy L. Berry, President Firethorn Panelists: Melissa Debes, VP Product Line Finance AMD; Karen Faith Heller, President and CEO of Way Cool People, Inc.; Kathryn Quest, MS LPC; Karen Caruso, CEO with Mind Your Business

*Subject to change without notice Last updated: 04/08/02

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