WITI Strategist Newsletter
WITI Strategist
March 3, 2010

In This Issue:
WITI Leadership
WITI Empowerment
WITI Technology
WITI 2010 Summit
WITI Women on the Move
WITI Member Webinars
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events

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  WITI Network Events

March 4 - Central Florida
WITI Pink Slip Party (Orlando)
March 9 - South Florida
Courage to Lead, Power to Succeed: Becoming a Women Entrepreneur in IT
March 16 - New York
ITSM, a new trend and career opportunity
March 18 - Los Angeles
Spring Mixer
March 23 - Sacramento
Passport to Priorities: Your Roadmap to a Balanced Life
March 29 - Central Florida
WITI SMARTER PLANET Dinner with IBM VP Kristen Lauria (Tampa)
April 7 - Houston
Power of Negotiation

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

CARE Presents: Half the Sky
Mar 4 2010
Los Angeles, California
AlwaysOn Going Green East
Mar 8 2010-Mar 10 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
GPU Computing: Past, Present and Future with ATI Stream Technology
Mar 9 2010
Mountain View, California
SVASE CXO Leadership Forum: Negotiating the Term Sheet and Valuation
Mar 10 2010
Menlo Park, California
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 17 2010
Auburn, Alabama
SVASE BIGs Mobility: Location Based Services... have they found Main Street, or still on the beach?
Mar 18 2010
Menlo Park, California
Disney's Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
Mar 22 2010
Indianapolis, Indiana
Boston SecureWorld Expo
Mar 23 2010-Mar 24 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
Mar 23 2010
Huntington, West Virginia
First Annual Business Women's Mega Mixer
Mar 25 2010
San Diego, California
SVASE SF MAIN EVENT: Next Generation Venture Capital & what it means for Entrepreneurs
Mar 30 2010
San Francisco, California
Disney's Approach to Quality Service
Apr 7 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii
Washington D.C. SecureWorld Expo
Apr 13 2010-Apr 14 2010
Washington, District of Columbia
2010 AIIM International Exposition and Conference "info 360"
Apr 20 2010-Apr 22 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta SecureWorld Expo
Apr 27 2010-Apr 28 2010
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 27 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Impact2010 - The Premier Conference for Business and IT Leaders
May 2 2010-May 7 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada

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  WITI Leadership

An Interview with Tama Ruiz, VP of Information Systems, GEICO
By Neda Najibi, Owner/Principal, Najibi Inc.

Tama Ruiz Ms. Tama Ruiz holds the position of Vice President Information Systems at GEICO. She launched her career with GEICO in 1993. She holds a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Social Sciences from University of Maryland and attended the executive education program at Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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  WITI Technology

Surviving IT Cutbacks with On-Demand Resources
By Jill Hartley, Microsoft Marketing Manager, TechNet Plus Subscriptions

Jill Hartley In today's challenging economic climate, I am of the opinion that we're hearing too much about the pain IT Managers face and not enough about solutions. With the spotlight on high unemployment, lack of infrastructure investment and employee training reductions, many assume that it's okay to simply maintain status quo to ride out the tough times.

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  Join Us at WITI's 2010 National Summit

WITI's Women and Technology Summit | Sep. 12-14, 2010 | Silicon Valley, CA | Register Now!

Growth Café - Business Connections and Technology for Breakthrough Results
WITI's Annual Women and Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley provides you outstanding opportunities to get connected to amazing women from around the world convening in one place at one time.

REGISTER NOW! Enter to Win Private Coaching with WITI Executives
The first one 100 people who register for WITI's 2010 Summit will be entered into a raffle to win a free private coaching Session with Carolyn Leighton, Sandy Carter or other top Executive WITI Women.

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  Women on the Move

WITI Member Neda Najibi's Consulting Firm is Making the Impossible Possible

Justice Sotomayor NAJIBI is a multi-disciplinary professional media and marketing consulting firm advising on issues of operations, strategy, and organization. NAJIBI reinvented the professional consulting industry by delivering a unique service model. Our Global Reach allows us to partner with progressive, creative, media and technology driven companies to deliver performance and driven services from strategy through execution.

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  WITI Webinars

Leona Hobbs Oh No, It's Gone Viral! What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Begins March 23, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

While social media can add significant value, things can also go horribly wrong. Are you prepared to anticipate and prevent a social media crisis? Can you benefit from negative publicity? Learn about the potential risks and how to overcome these challenges with Leona Hobbs.

This Webinar is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Cheryl Mendonsa The White House Report Card on Technology Policy and the Greening of America
Begins April 13, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

When Barack Obama took office he made a lot of promises for change in the days ahead including moving American's energy source away from fossil fuels and spurring green innovation. TechVision21's Cheryl Mendonsa offers a look back at the first year.

This Webinar is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Nilofer Merchant The New How: Innovation that moves at the Speed of Technology
Begins April 20, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Too many companies have their execs or planners decide the strategy for the company and then tell others what to do. This is an artifact of the past. It's what we did when we didn't have a highly educated, creative workforce. Join Nilofer Merchant in exploring this new paradigm.

This Webinar is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

Ghennipher Weeks Creating Effective Online Communities
Begins April 27, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

In this webinar, you'll learn the secret structure of highly effective online communities, what a community is and what it isn't, and take away tips that you can implement in your community immediately. Join Ghennipher Weeks for this highly informative event.

This Webinar is INCLUDED in WITI Membership... Click Here for Details!

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  March Specials at the WITI Wireless Center!

WITI Wireless Center

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  WITI Partner Events & Announcements

Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
WITI partner events provide an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and job growth amongst tech savvy women and men. For a complete listing of WITI events in your area, click here!

  Join WITI @ Disney's Approach to Business Excellence and Quality Service!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 17, 2010  |  Auburn, AL

Disney's Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals
March 22, 2010  |  Indianapolis, IN

Disney's Approach to Business Excellence
March 23, 2010  |  Huntington, WV

Disney's Approach to Quality Service
April 7, 2010  |  Honolulu, HI

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Auburn, Indianapolis, Huntington and Honolulu in 2010

Limited Time Offer: Register and pay for Disney's Honolulu event by 03/12/10 and be automatically entered to win a FREE 3-day Disney Institute class at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando or Anaheim! Contact our Guest Services Manager at 877.544.2384 ext. 1 for details.

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.

Disney's one-day local workshops offer a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.


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Monetizing Connectivity and
New User Experiences

April 27, 2010
Amsterdam, NL

CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetizing Connectivity and New User Experiences is a one day executive conference and explores the expanding scope of consumer electronics and digital media in the connected home. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, this executive summit features sessions with leading executives in digital living and current market research on worldwide consumer and industry trends, providing a comprehensive examination of the technologies and business strategies best poised to move this industry forward.

CONNECTIONS Europe is the perfect event to network with global executives, discuss European and worldwide trends in digital devices and services, and learn the latest consumer research on connectivity and digital media from Parks Associates' expert analysts.

Further Information: www.connectionseurope.com

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