WITI Newsletter

The WITI Strategist
July 9, 2008

The Leading Association for Professional Tech Savvy Women... Since 1989.

In This Issue:
WITI Featured Network
WITI Leadership
Women on the Move
Partner Events
Network Meetings

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Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future
October 12-15, 2008

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Kung Fu Panda "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, and that is why it's called the present"

- Kung Fu Panda, Dreamworks Animation, 2008

Source: Kung Fu Panda's Official Website

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orange arrow  WITI Featured Network Event

WITI New York Green IT: Separating Myth from Reality
July 16, 2008 • New York, NY
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Just about every major global corporation has grown a 'green IT conscious', and now rides on the preverbal sustainability bandwagon - publicizing various initiatives and committing to do their part to save the planet. But, what does it truly mean to have an environmentally sound operations policy or an enforceable sustainability practice in the workplace? How can you tell if a corporation is being ecologically friendly to the planet, or just to shareholders?

Join Atefeh (Atti) Riazi, CIO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, as she discusses how to separate the myth from the reality across the Green IT landscape, and what you can do to help implement effective policy or changes in your own office and home.

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orange arrow  WITI Leadership

Microsoft Grassroots Programs Target Innovation
By Marian Cook

Marian Cook An Interview with Shelley Stern, Central Region Citizenship Lead, Microsoft

Microsoft believes that future economic success will be measured in technological innovation, which is why the software giant has created grassroots level programs to educate youth about the opportunities and possibilities that come with a technology-based career.

"We believe that the economic future depends on innovation," said Shelley Stern, Central Region Citizenship Lead for Microsoft, who has her main office in Chicago.

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orange arrow  Don't Miss WITI's 2008 National Conference!

Women and Technology Summit: Women's Leadership - Shaping the Future

Including the 13th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Monday October 13, 2008 @ 6:00pm!

Have you ever attended a WITI Hall of Fame Event? Check out the New and Improved WITI Hall of Fame portal for videos of the past recipients.

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WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

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

Mark Cummuta & April M. Williams "Improve Your Job Search Success with Project Planning"
Begins Aug. 2, 12pm ET (9am PT)

In this tele-course series Mark Cummuta and April M. Williams will share from their experience proven job hunting techniques that you can put to immediate use in your own job search.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

Kathy Hill "Exploring Your Life Mission"
Begins Sep. 10, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series will help you to gain a clear understanding of your unique gifts, passions, needs, and values, so that you can discover what you want to do with the rest of your life.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

"Success Strategies for Life & Career"
Begins Sep. 18, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)

This series of two one-hour teleclasses is for those who already have a specific goal and want to learn the strategies and tools that successful achievers use to achieve their goals.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI members... Click here for details!

orange arrow  Women on the Move

Kathy Lang, WITI GEN Member and Marquette University CIO, Honored for IT Initiative

Kathy Lang Kathy Lang, chief information officer for Marquette University, is one of 10 information technology executives who received the 2008 Midmarket IT Leadership Award at the CIO Decisions Conference™ in California this week. This is the third year the awards have been given.

Lang was honored for her role in building a virtual patrolling center in the university's Department of Public Safety. The Command Information Center links nearly 200 blue light phones and more than 300 cameras to provide surveillance footage of on- and off-campus areas.

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Join WITI @ AIT Global's IT Conference Hosted by the United Nations!

AIT Global Inc. Releasing IT's Hidden, Innovative, Potential at the CIO and CISO Level
July 10-11, 2008
UN Headquarters
New York, NY

Invitation to Attend the 20th Annual IT for Sustainable Economic, Business and Social Development Conference

Featured Speaker: WITI GEN Member Ruth Harenchar
This important Event is Particularly Relevant for Innovative Executives and their Direct Reports in business, government and academia. The conference includes tutorials, expert panels, and opportunities to discuss Software management tools, such as Service Order Architecture (SOA), Information Security, and GreenIT, designed for the Private and Public Sectors.

We invite you to join 500 to 700 IT and InfoSec Executives and Officials who will attend this Conference.

• The Conference takes place July 10-11, 2008 @ United Nations HQs, NYC.
• Please Register to Attend at No Charge at www.aitglobal.com
• See the tentative schedule at www.aitglobal.com
• Questions? [email protected], 631-269-6713

AIT Global is the Event organizer: The UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA GAID) supports the Meeting. Conference Partners include AIT Global, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, Women in Technology International (WITI), and Polytechnic University, InfoWorld Media Group.

Visionary presenters include: Ruth Harenchar, WITI GEN Member (Global Executive Network); Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Jerry MacArthur Hultin, former Under Secretary of the Navy, and president Polytechnic University; Sandy Carter, Vice-President, SOA & WebSphere Marketing, Strategy and Channels, IBM; Tom McDorman, VP & GM, Enterprise Storage Solutions, Western Digital; Andrew J. McKeon, Assistant District Manager, (Al Gore's) The Climate Project; Paul Calento, Senior Vice President, Strategy Development, InfoWorld Media Group; Tom Brennan, Director, OWASP Foundation; Felix Ramirez, Vice President, ISACA; and, many more. Ambassador L�o M�ror�s, President of the UN ECOSOC; Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN; and more Ambassadors will present on behalf of the United Nations.

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Join WITI @ The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford

AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC AlwaysOn & SVTP Summit at Stanford
July 22-24, 2008
Palo Alto, CA

Meet the New Captains of Innovation!
The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

At The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, our editors will also honor the AO Global 250 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Global 250 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."

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Seven hundred technology, media and advertising CEOs, business development officers, media buyers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford. Over 20,000 webcast viewers from over 100 countries will also tune in and interact with the program. Executives attend The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities.

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Join WITI @ Voices of Global Leaders Conference!

Voices of Global Leaders

Voices of Global Leaders
July 26, 2008
Santa Clara University, CA

Join the Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) for a one-day conference that engages you with�true and devoted leaders from�developing countries who are bettering their communities.��Come share your knowledge, experience,�curiosity�and�hope for what is possible with other global leaders and the on-the-ground organizations who are taking on the�challenges of bettering global communities.� The morning speakers�will inspire you as they highlight how women's leadership and grass roots projects are fundamental to solve and overcome these challenges.

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Join WITI @ Blackhat Las Vegas 2008!

Blackhat Las Vegas

Blackhat Las Vegas 2008
A Technical Information Security Conference

August 2-7, 2008
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

This August, The Black Hat Briefings return to the venerable Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino for another installment of the premier North American technical information security conference. Every year the lineup of presentations helps define the security headlines for the following year and 2008 will be no exception.

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Join WITI @ Interop New York 2008!


Interop New York 2008
The Leading Business Technology Event

September 15-19, 2008 @ The Javits Center

Join thousands of business and technology leaders at Interop New York and gain comprehensive insight into the latest IT innovations. Attend 150+ sessions, visit 250+ leading exhibitors, network with peers and learn how to build an IT strategy that improves business agility.

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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

July 16 - New York
Green IT: Separating Myth from Reality
July 24 - Los Angeles
"Discoveries, Technologies, Conversation" hosted by Disney and WITI
July 31 - Atlanta
Current Trends In IT: Executing In The Current Economy - Executive Panel Discussion
August 6 - Houston
Hot Technology Roundtable
August 19 - Las Vegas
Wine Tasting
August 20 - San Diego
Corporate Politics: The Elephant in the Conference Room
August 21 - Research Triangle Park
4 Keys Unlocking Your Career Success Plan
September 9 - Las Vegas
Women in Technology Across Industries
September 17 - San Diego
Trademarks: Valuable Resources in Today's Business Climate
September 18 - Research Triangle Park
WITI RTP SMART Connections - Fall Networking Event
September 25 - Charlotte
WITI Charlotte SMART Networking - Fall Event
October 7 - Las Vegas
Foundation Room Social
October 16 - Research Triangle Park
Her Story Credit Suisse
October 21 - South Florida
Save the Date for Patti Bast, Watson's VP Technology and Infrastructure

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!

eTailXpo - The Online Virtual Event for e-Retailers
Jul 9 2008-Jul 10 2008
Online, California
Releasing IT's Hidden, Innovative, Potential at the CIO and CISO Level
Jul 10 2008-Jul 11 2008
New York City, New York
The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford
Jul 22 2008-Jul 24 2008
Palo Alto, California
Voices of Global Leaders
Jul 26 2008
Santa Clara, California
Black Hat USA 2008
Aug 2 2008-Aug 7 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 8 2008-Sep 10 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
Interop New York
Sep 15 2008-Sep 19 2008
New York, New York
Going Green
Sep 15 2008-Sep 17 2008
San Francisco, California
Oracle Open World 2008
Sep 21 2008-Sep 25 2008
San Francisco, California
Corporate Network Security Conference
Oct 16 2008-Oct 17 2008
Washington, District of Columbia
ESC Boston
Oct 27 2008-Oct 30 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

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