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The WITI Strategist
October 18, 2007

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WITI Marketplace

Partner Events & Announcements

WITI Works

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Network Meetings


2007 Conference Series:

WITI's Technology for Tots Event Returns to Las Vegas
November 30, 2007

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Women and Technology Summit Women and Technology Summit:�INNOVATION
Featuring the 12th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards

Silicon Valley, CA • September 26-29, 2007

With more than 1,000 attendees and a plethora of innovative workshops, keynotes, roundtables and networking, WITI's 13th Annual Women and Technology Summit was an enormous success.

In the next few issues of The Strategist we will highlight key findings and major takeaways from the conference.

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A Look at an Untraditional Leadership Path
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook In an interesting trend, many of today's IT leaders lack the traditional technical from the ground up background of the past and instead benefit from a well-rounded business and technical resume. John Reale, CIO of USG, had a background in accounting, sales and customer service before he entered his company's technology division. The final move was something that he never really planned for himself.

In the past, USG had looked outside to fill the CIO position. However, based on the endeavors that the company was undertaking and the need to more closely align the business objectives to IT, it was the right time to look internally.

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Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
October 23, 2007 • San Diego, CA • Register Now!

WITI Network Event

Telecommuting, Telework, Flexiplace workspace, satellite offices and an international workforce are just some of the trends extending the workplace beyond the office. Back in 1997, 12 million people in the US worked from home at least one day a month; by August 2005 more than 45 million worked from home at least one day a month.

Both entrepreneur startup companies and industry heavyweights continue to develop new technologies to extend the workplace. Is the investment worthwhile?

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Take Part in WITI's Business Research Survey WITI Research

Studies from the Center for Women's Business Research suggest that woman business owners have a more difficult time securing financing for their businesses than their male counterparts do.

The same studies suggest that women engage in purchasing decisions for technology, office space and other large expenditures slightly different than men do.

WITI is interested in learning about your perspective on these subjects. �We would like to invite you to participate in the attached survey so we can learn what you think about these subjects.

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WITI Marketplace Featured Business Featured Business: Bello Associates, LLC

Bello Associates is a computer consulting company focusing exclusively on Network and System engagements by providing strategic consulting, creative design, and technology integration services to small-midrange businesses and individual/residences that want to exploit competitive advantages through network and system technologies.

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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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Interop New York 2007 Interop New York
October 22-26, 2007 • Javits Center, NY

See all of the latest technologies in action at Interop New York, October 22-26, 2007. Visit 200+ exhibitors, attend 100+ sessions, and check out live demos of practical business solutions. Interop is the gathering place for business and IT leaders who want to find out what's next in business technology.

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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

CSI 2007 Oracle Open World 2007
November 11-15, 2007
San Francisco, CA

Companies large and small have been relying on innovative Oracle technology almost since the day the company was founded, 30 years ago. And Oracle OpenWorld, the world's largest event dedicated to helping enterprises understand and harness the power of information, is the best place to see that technology in action. Coming to San Francisco November 11-15, Oracle OpenWorld 2007 showcases the customers and partners whose innovation with Oracle translates to better business results-for their companies, and quite possibly for yours as well.

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Join WITI @ the United Nations!
Invitation to Attend the 19th Annual IT Infrastructure Conference and Exhibit

AIT Global The Positive Impact of Information and Communications Technologies on the Environment and Climate Change
November 27-28, 2007
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

The anticipated 1,000+ VIP attendees will include management and IT executives, diplomats, officials, policy makers, and climate change experts, who represent the needs of global businesses and government. If you're in business, government, academia, or a non-profit, and want to know more about how Information and Communications Technologies can mitigate Climate Change, this conference is for you.

Register Now: http://www.aitglobal.com/theform.html

Speaker Topic Preview: http://www.aitglobal.com

We hope to see you and yours at the UN!

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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

October 23 - San Diego
Beyond the Office: Extending the Workplace
October 25 - Research Triangle Park
Emerging Technology & Tech Trends
October 30 - Atlanta
Mobility and Networking
November 6 - South Florida
Web 2.0 Social Networking
November 7 - Houston
Executive Panel: Preparing for the Next Millenium
December 5 - Atlanta
ITEC Atlanta Conference
December 6 - San Diego
Red Hot Holiday Mixer 2007!
December 11 - South Florida
Holiday Fundraising Event
January 15 - Las Vegas
WITI - Making It Your Own
March 11 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas March Event - SAVE THIS DATE!
June 10 - Las Vegas
WITI Las Vegas June Event - SAVE THIS DATE!

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!

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
She's Geeky
Oct 22 2007-Oct 23 2007
Mountain View, California
CSI 2007 - Security From Your Perspective
Nov 3 2007-Nov 9 2007
Arlington, Virginia
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
Women Leading Change
Nov 27 2007-Nov 29 2007
Bay Area, California
Aspiring TechLeaders: Realizing Your Vision
Dec 4 2007-Dec 5 2007
New York, New York
AlwaysOn Venture Summit West
Dec 6 2007-Dec 7 2007
Half Moon Bay, California

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