DC Metro Women in Technology International Kick-off Event!

Join us as we kick off the new Women In Technology International (WITI) network in the DC Metro market through an informative panel discussion on emerging trends and technology. Understanding tech trends and the impact on customers could offer new businesses opportunities -- boosting innovation and the bottom-line!

Featured Speaker(s)

Mayumi Okada
CIO Consultant
The Office of the CIO

Mayumi has more than 20 years of leadership, management and technical experience with full product lifecycle, from initial conception, development, and after-market support in major corporations. A proven track record of quickly assessing and analyzing problem areas with the ability to resolve and articulate difficult issues. Dynamic leadership skills in software engineering, systems design and development, H/W-S/W integration, product line management, project development/management and customer support in a wide variety of environments, including federal government, multi-site, multi-vendor and international organizations.

Marianne Moss
Chief Technology Officer
Entrepreneurs' Organization

Reporting to CEO, serve as the Global CTO providing leadership of EO's technology and data strategy, innovation, digital solutions and products, infrastructure, architecture, design, security, compliance and data governance. Serve as portfolio leader and innovator for EO's transformational initiatives.

Threase Baker

Threase Baker has fast become regarded as a national voice for the staffing and recruiting industry best in class standards. As President and an Owner of ABBTECH Professional Resources she has created a dynamic award winning national firm devoted to corporate recruiting, executive placement and staff augmentation. Additionally, she has extensive experience as a project manager implementing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems which gives her great insight to the inner workings of the IT industry.

ABBTECH is a family owned and operated staffing firm in the Washington, DC area. ABBTECH is a woman owned small business with two GSA schedules that supports the government and private sector. ABBTECH provides staff augmentation in the areas of information technology, engineering, professional, credentialing and administrative. ABBTECH has a national presence and currently supports clients in 46 states.

Threase is a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA) board of directors and is the current chairperson for WIL (Women in Leadership) Council of ASA. She is an active member and contributor to TechServe Alliance, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Professional Services Council (PSC) and Staffing Industry Analyst.

Rachelle Byars-Sargent
Director of Product Development Department

Rachelle Byars-Sargent leads an enterprise product development team which focuses on improving business operations using technology. Certified in Business Process Engineering, Rachelle's passion is discovering efficiencies buried in complex internal operations. Rachelle also specializes in adoption strategies using her Change Management certification from the Professional Sciences (Prosci) organization.

In efforts to give back, Rachelle works with local non-profits to position their brands online. Rachelle has a Masters in Communications Technology and Adult Education.

Angela Carr
Chief Operating Officer
a2z, Inc.

Angela Carr serves as Chief Operating Officer of a2z, Inc. a2z, Inc., a privately held SAAS product company that serves the events and exhibitions industry. Angela oversees client on-boarding and deployment, project management, graphic design, product management and development.

Carr comes to a2z from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), where she served as Vice President of Information Technology. Prior to her IT role, she worked as part of the AUVSI web and conference teams. Carr has also worked at CTIA, The Wireless Association, and its foundation, running point on convention operations and programming.

Schedule of Events

5:00pm - Registration, Networking and Appetizers
6:00pm - WITI Overview and Introductions
6:30pm - Program and Discussion