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Event Schedule

Sunday, September 12
Session Title
2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Reinvention Workshop
Whether you love what you are doing, or are thinking about ways to reinvent one or more aspects of your life,...
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Let's Put the "Business" Back Into Business Casual
Whether you telecommute or work in a traditional office-setting, you're probably confused about the intricacies of...
KL Moore
Executive Coach, KL Image Group

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Founders Reception
This is a great opportunity to meet Carolyn Leighton, Founder of WITI, and many of the speakers, executives and...
Carolyn Leighton
Founder/Chairwoman, WITI

Monday, September 13
Session Title
7:00am - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00am - 10:00am
The World Cafe
A structure in which you can achieve concrete deliverables while expanding your ability to innovate, collaborate...
Anne Adams, Ph.D.
President, ACS

Nancy Margulies
Co-Developer, The World Café

10:00am - 10:15am
Break - Exhibits Open (WITI's Expo Hall will be open 10:00am-7:00pm for summit attendees and 10:00am-5:30pm for "expo only" attendees.)
10:15am - 11:10am
What's Your Story? How Personal Storytelling online Can Help You In Business
How social media storytelling works both to start your own endeavors and to lead success in the corporate...
Cathy Brooks
Founder, Other Than That

11:10am - 11:30am
Special Presentation
WITI Hall of Fame Honoree and renowned educator, Dr. Ruth Westheimer will address the women of WITI during this...
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, Yale and Princeton Universities

11:30am - 12:30pm
Networking/Break in Exhibit Area
12:30pm - 1:40pm
Keynote Lunch
The World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable growth as, “development that meets the...
Kathrin Winkler
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation

1:45pm - 2:45pm
The New Rules of Brand Transformation
Building and refreshing a brand is one of today’s most critical business challenges, especially when that brand...
Sally Jenkins
Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Symantec

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Afternoon Keynote - Ecosystems, Partners and Social Media: 10 Minute Warning
If American owned female businesses were their own country, they would have a bigger GDP than France, Italy, UK,...
Sandy Carter
CEO | CMO | Ecosystems | Business Development Information Technology, Silicon Blitz

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Book Signings, Networking, Break
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Philanthropy: Touching Lives Locally, Nationally and Globally
Hear the stories of how four women have chosen to give back to people in their community, across the nation and...
Wanda Gass
DSP Systems Group, Texas Instruments

Duy-Loan Le
Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments

Melendy Lovett
President, Texas Instruments Education Technology

Judy Shaw
Director, Advanced Module Development, External Development and Manufacturing, Texas Instruments

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Taste of Technology Reception
Network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres with your peers and leaders to make new contacts, discuss the day's events...
7:00pm - 9:00pm
15th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the inception of the WITI Hall of Fame. Throughout the years WITI...
Katie Boehret
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, September 14
Session Title
7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast/Networking in Exhibit Area (WITI's Expo Hall will be open 7:30am-3:30pm for summit attendees and 9:00am-3:30pm for "expo only" attendees.)
9:00am - 10:00am
The SuperHero In All Of Us
What would the world be if we each made the choice to be as big as we can be? What could we accomplish, inspire...
Nilofer Merchant
Entrepreneur, CEO & Chief Strategist, Rubicon Consulting

10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11:15am
Emerging Markets: Greening Tech
Sustainability leaders across the high-tech and clean-tech disciplines discuss practices, products, and how...
Melody Haller
CEO, Antenna Group

Joel Makower
Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com

Bill Weihl
Green Energy Czar, Google

Lorie Wigle
General Manager of Eco-Technology, Intel

10:15am - 11:15am
Growth: "Raising capital, financing alternatives for business"
This panel will explore the many ways to finance the growth of a business from seeking seed funding, venture...
Nat Goldhaber
Founder and Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures (CCV)

Joey Tamer
Consultant, Expert, JoeyTamer.com

10:15am - 11:15am
Social Media: Why It's Imperative To Integrate Social Media into Your Business Strategy
Will focus on the many ways / reasons to incorporate a social-business strategy into a business plan to improve...
Patricia Santamaria
WebSphere Demand Program Marketing Manager, IBM

Paula Satow
President & CEO, Satow Strategies LLC and Buzzuka.com

Ghennipher Weeks
Consultant, Agile Marketing Partners

10:15am - 11:15am
Cloud: Applied Cloud
How Businesses are adapting to and taking advantage of internet-based on-demand computing. Panelists will discuss...
Vanessa Alvarez
Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

R "Ray" Wang
Partner for Enterprise Strategy, Altimeter Group

James Watters
Sr. Manager, vCloud Solutions, VMware

11:15am - 12:30pm
Break/Networking in Exhibit Area
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Keynote Lunch: “Cloud Computing – the New Normal and the impact for IT Departments”
With the advent of virtualization and cloud computing, technology has moved from a tactical necessity to a...
Leah Sweet
VP Flagship Advisor, CA Technologies

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Emerging Markets: Mobile Markets: New Opportunities
Exploring the vast range of the mobile universe including Mobile vs web and why this matters from a numbers and...
Jeni Bell
Director of Marketing - Greater Los Angeles, AT&T

Anne Bezancon
Founder & President, Placecast

Cheemin Bo-Linn
President and CEO, Peritus Partners

Laura Anne Edwards
Founder, SheCanHackIT.org and Alura Entertainment, LLC

Lisa Garza
Market Manager, Service Provider Mobility Marketing, Cisco

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Growth: Moving Ahead By Giving Back: The New Culture of Social Responsibility in Business
Presentation will draw on executive experiences and share how successful women can “move ahead by giving back”:...
Kathy Chou
VP, PSG Americas Sales Strategy & Operations, Hewlett Packard

Rebecca McQuigg Rigal
Arts & Culture Ambassador, GOOD Projects

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Social Media: Adapting The Executive Profile
Will explore how an executive's individual social media influences overall brand and corporate identity....
Emilie Choi
Director of Corporate Development, LinkedIn

Paula Gould
CMO, GreenQloud

Melinda Matthews
IBM Director SWG Business Partners, IBM

KL Moore
Executive Coach, KL Image Group

Michelle Price
CEO, Social Media Savvy

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Cloud: Dark Cloud
Business and consumer trust as well as security, risk and how to safeguard digital assets in an evolving fast-paced...
Bernard Golden
CEO, HyperStratus

Jean Pawluk
Chief Architect, Visa

Becky Swain
Program Manager, Security Assurance Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.

R "Ray" Wang
Partner for Enterprise Strategy, Altimeter Group

Chenxi Wang
Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Emerging Markets: Search Technologies
What's happening in Search and Search Engine Optimization and how are they influencing business globally and in our...
Ayalla Goldschmidt
Program Director, Application Infrastructure Marketing, WebSphere Software, IBM

Elissa Lee
Vice President, Research, TiVo Inc.

Amanda McConnell
Head of Product, rent.com

Michelle Robbins
Vice President of Technology, Third Door Media

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Growth: Capitalizing On New Revenue Streams
With all that technology has to offer and the Web's relentless evolution how can we decipher the best new...
Laurel Kaufman
CEO, Los Angeles Consulting Group (LACG)

Sophia Lopez
BPM Product Marketing Manager, Process Modeling, IBM

Adrian Ott
CEO, Exponential Edge

Lizzie Widhelm
Vice President of National Advertising Sales, Pandora

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Social Media: Applications and Other Online Business Solutions
As we study Social Media as a phenomenon that shapes how we live and interact with each other on the web, we turn...
Colleen Bisconti
Marketing Program Director, IBM

Liza Mandeville
Sr. Program Manager, PayPal (ebay Inc.)

Stephanie Quay
Director of Business Development, Meebo

Teresa Zobrist
President & CEO, Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cloud: Horizon Watch SAS
What's the future of our digital livelihood and how will we access, share, manage and protect ourselves and our...
Lauren Flaherty
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Juniper

Jessie Jiang
Product Management, Google

Chirag Mehta
Office of the CEO, SAP

Ann Saydah
General Business and Channel Sales, IBM

R "Ray" Wang
Partner for Enterprise Strategy, Altimeter Group

4:45pm - 7:00pm
WITI Summit Wrap Up / VIP Networking Reception and Executive Auction
One of the most popular evening events during the WITI Summit. Insights, perspectives, questions & success stories...

*Speakers and Sessions are subject to change