WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
August 30, 2007

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

Join WITI Today!

Network Meetings


2007 Conference Series:

Women and Technology Summit

Women and Technology Summit
Silicon Valley, CA
September 26-29, 2007

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Join Women Innovators at the Women and Technology Summit:�INNOVATION
September 26-29, 2007 • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA • Register Now!

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Due to an Overwhelming Response, Several Workshops Have Been Recently Added:

Eliciting the Creativity in Everyone - A World Café
Innovative Branding: Thriving on the Edge
BlogHer Presents: Blogging Workflow Tools and Tricks
BlogHer Presents: Non-Developers to Open Source Acolytes: Tell Me Why I Care

And More... Click Here for a Complete Schedule!

Get Connected to the Hundreds of Executive Women Featured at This Event:

Sandy Carter Sandy Carter
Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing, IBM

Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior
Executive Vice President and CTO, Motorola, Inc.

Helen Greiner Helen Greiner
Co-founder and Chairman, iRobot Corp

Rayona Sharpnack Rayona Sharpnack
Founder, Institute for Women's Leadership

Sandra E. Burke Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D.
Director, CV Systems Research, Abbott

Patricia Shafer Patricia Shafer
President, Compel Ltd.

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Mary Wilson Including the 12th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony!

Established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contribution women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society.

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Please call 818-788-9484 for information on how to be a sponsor, an exhibitor, or to advertise in a WITI conference program. Hope to see you in Silicon Valley!

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How to Make the Best Decisions
By Jane Herman

Jane Herman "The best decisions are made from information and logic."

Do you believe that? Is it a fact? What if it were just an assumption? What if you had the option to change this assumption or at least add new assumptions to the mix? How would it affect your ability to make better decisions in the future?

We all operate on a set of beliefs that drive how we think and act. We believe "X" to be true so we do "Y." But many times the things that we believe are not absolute facts - they are simply assumptions - and as long as they remain unquestioned they limit our options.

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WITI Teleclasses

Are you ready to transform your life and/or your career, but need help figuring out "what next?" Do you know that there must be "more to life," but you aren't sure how to go about finding it? Do you want to join the journey to financial success by making a commitment to uncover and eliminate unconscious barriers to your success? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please join us for a WITITalk Teleclass.

Participants in these teleclasses have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

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WITI Network Event Networking Social at McCormick & Schmicks
September 6, 2007 • Los Angeles, CA • Register Now!

Join us for a fun evening of networking and socializing with the tech savvy community of Los Angeles! Come one, come all, bring your business cards, and schmooze with us as we enjoy the good company. Prizes to be raffled during the evening and a complementary drink ticket will be awarded to the first 50 attendees!

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Mondo Solutions

Established in 1995, Mondo Solutions has become a worldwide leader in providing CRM Business Consulting Services & Solutions for Sales, Customer Service and Marketing organizations. CRM Solutions include Sage SalesLogx CRM, Sage CRM, Netsuite, Surado CRM and Sales Methodology Solution Selling.

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Is your business in the WITI Marketplace? Do you have a special offer for WITI members or would you like to be a featured business in a future issue of the Strategist? We'd love to hear from you!

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Accelerate Your Career! - Companies that get it are searching the resume database at WITI4Hire every day. Don't be overlooked! So, whether you are actively seeking a job or just open to great possibilities, add your resume today (FREE for members AND non-members, and confidential too!) to be noticed by companies like UBS, New York Times Digital, Best Buy, Altiris, Southern California Edison and GOJO Industries, Inc. Don't want to wait?

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Learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know. eClasses are convenient, flexible, and affordable. Instructor-led courses ensure someone is available to help you with assignment questions, provide you additional resources, and keep you up-to-date with rapidly changing internet technologies. See www.witi.com/center/eclasses/ for current offerings.

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UBS UBS - Chief Technology Officer, Global Asset Management
Chicago, Illinois
Apply Today!

The Alternative & Quantitative Investment group, which sits within UBS Global Asset Management, is a globally integrated business created to provide alternative investment solutions.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for A&Q, the individual will have responsibility for managing the global technology resources of the entire A&Q platform including the single manager provider, O'Connor, and the two distinct multi-manager providers AIS and AFA. This includes management of employees, contractors and external vendors/providers working on both Run the Firm and Change the Firm technology related initiatives across the platform which comprises a direct team of ~60 IT professionals.

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Always On 2007 AlwaysOn GoingGreen Summit
September 10-12, 2007
University of California, Davis

WITI is pleased to support GoingGreen Executive Summit on September 10-12, hosted by AlwaysOn and U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management, and we wanted to make sure you were invited.

As you will see in the speaker list outlined below, GoingGreen is where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are transforming the global energy, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and resource recovery establishments - trillion dollar industries. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

As an important partner of WITI, we are pleased to extend to you and your associates a 50% savings on tickets to the GoingGreen Executive Summit. Click here to take advantage of the discounted ticket price we have reserved for you and any of your associates.

CSI 2007 CSI 2007
November 3-9, 2007
Washington, DC

CSI 2007, November 3-9 in Washington, DC, is the only conference/expo that delivers a business focused overview of enterprise security. It will convene 1,500+ delegates, 80 exhibitors and features 100+ sessions/seminars providing a roadmap for integrating policies and procedures with new tools and techniques. CSI has 17 topic themes, covering everything from awareness to risk to wireless. It puts you together with the decision makers who've kept their organizations out of the news.

WITI members receive a $100 discount off the conference program by inserting the code WITI in the box marked Promotional Code.

Register now for even more savings on conference fees and/or free exhibits admission: www.csiannual.com

The Center for Women & Enterprise Venture Center invites you to attend:

Center for Women & Enterprise
The A2C Forum - Access to Capital
Friday, December 7, 2007 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Faculty Club @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Memorial Drive, Building E52, Cambridge, MA
Register Now!

Keynote speaker:
Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, The Kauffman Foundation and Co-Author, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

Don't miss it:
• Participate in seminars to bolster your skills as an entrepreneur in the areas of growth and capital.
• Attend a round-table discussion with an expert in the area of your choosing.
• Pitch to a room full of venture capitalists and angel investors.
• Network with investors in the venture and angel communities and entrepreneurs who have followed this path.

Apply today for the opportunity to pitch to investors!
• There are a limited number of opportunities to present your pitch at the forum.
• If you are chosen to present, you will work with a coach, an expert in the field, to prepare and perfect your final pitch.
• For more information please call Amy Bean at 617.532.0242 or email [email protected]

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"At a recent WITI Boston event, I met a former client from 10 years ago when I worked for another company. We sat together at the meeting and got re-acquainted. Since then, my former client has introduced me to several IT executives at their firm to generate interest in our services, which may lead to new business. This demonstrates that networking and participating in WITI events can have very positive results...both professionally and personally."
-- Steffani Lomax, Vice President and Co-founder, Software Success Partners

August 30 - Research Triangle Park
Work - Life Balance
September 6 - Los Angeles
Networking Social at McCormick & Schmicks
September 11 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas September meeting - Is Your Networking Working?
September 18 - South Florida
What's Cooking: PM for Busy Execs
September 19 - San Diego
Trademarks & Patents: Valuable Resources in Today's Business Climate
September 25 - Atlanta
Create Customer Loyalty with CRM's
October 9 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas October meeting - Cybercrime
October 16 - South Florida
Connect with Office Depot Insights and Changing World in IT
October 23 - San Diego
Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
November 7 - Houston
Executive Panel
November 13 - South Florida
Web 2.0 Social Networking
December 6 - San Diego
Red Hot Holiday Mixer 2007!
December 8 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas "Technology for Tots" Holiday Party with AITP, PMI, and ISACA
December 11 - South Florida
Holiday Fundraising Event

More information about network events in your area is available on our website.

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WITI@ keeps you up to date on where you will find WITI partners, WITI discounts, WITI women attending industry events. Visit the Members area of the WITI website for priority discount codes for these events. If you want a discount to an event you will be attending and/or want to meet other WITI women at that event, just let us know so we can get it for you!

SVASE And PWC Present Shaking The MoneyTree™
Sep 6 2007
Palo Alto, California
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
Sep 10 2007-Dec 12 2007
Bay Area, California
IPTV Evolution 2007
Sep 10 2007
Los Angeles, California
GoingGreen 2007
Sep 10 2007-Sep 12 2007
Davis, California
Sep 27 2007-Sep 30 2007
New York, New York
SVASE and TiE Job Fair For Emerging Growth Companies!
Oct 4 2007
Santa Clara, California
IT Connect Expo, IT Solutions for Midsize Companies
Oct 17 2007-Oct 18 2007
Santa Clara, California
6th Annual Astia Venture Conference
Oct 18 2007
Mountain View, California
Interop New York 2007: IT Conference and Exposition
Oct 22 2007-Oct 26 2007
New York, New York
ICCM Canada Conference & Expo
Oct 22 2007-Oct 24 2007
Toronto, Outside US/Canada
SIIA On Demand Delivering Software as a Service
Nov 8 2007-Nov 9 2007
San Jose, California
Oracle Open World 2007
Nov 11 2007-Nov 15 2007
San Francisco, California
ICCM Summit
Nov 12 2007-Nov 14 2007
Orlando, Florida

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