WITI Strategist
Newsletter  •  April 29, 2015

  In This Issue

WITI Virtual Hackathon
WITI Career
WITI Summit
WITI Women
WITI Webinars
WITI Membership
WITI Teleclass
WITI Partner Events
WITI Social Media

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  WITI Network Events

April 30 - Dallas
Capital One Corporate Spotlight featuring Women in Technology International
May 5 - RTP
Bluemix Girls Night Out: Technology Innovators - Women just like you!
May 12 - Orange County
Be Politically Savvy! How to Successfuly Influence and Communicate with Others
May 12 - Silicon Valley
Fun and Festivities at App World/WITI Meetup
May 14 - Boston
Unique Speed Networking Event
June 16 - San Diego
Building a Great Technical Team
July 23 - Orange County
Emerging Technologies
August 18 - San Diego
CIO Women: Rising to the Top of the IT Stack

More Network Events

  WITI Partner Events

Strength To Lead
April 30, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts
What Are We Missing? Rethinking Strategies to Advance Women in Technology
April 30, 2015
Los Angeles, California
CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine's CAREER EXPO Washington, DC
May 1, 2015
Washington, District of Columbia
EMC World Las Vegas 2015
May 4, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
LA Games Conference
May 6, 2015
Los Angeles, California
Internet of Things World
May 12-13, 2015
San Francisco, California
Apps World - North America
May 12-13, 2015
San Francisco, California
TiECon 2015
May 15, 2015
Santa Clara, California
Maker Faire Bay Area
May 16-17, 2015
San Mateo, California

More Partner Events

  WITI Member Discounts

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  WITI Virtual Hackathon

IBM and WITI have partnered together for the first ever WITI Hackathon! This will be an international code-a-thon where developers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs and educators gather to build applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions focused on Internet of Things and wearables.

Register Now!

  WITI Career

Practical innovation: Getting real on getting creative
by Marian Cook

The word innovation can inspire either great enthusiasm or a lot of eye-rolling. While it's a huge driver for the technology industry globally, we know that locally it can crash against the reality of resource and tactical constraints.


  WITI 2015 Summit

Early VIP Registration $895.00 ($795.00 for Members) $995 Reg Price. $1295 at door.

And when you register today, receive a 1 year WITI Membership! For more info or to register

Keynote Speakers Include

Patricia Arquette
Actor, Humanitarian


Tiffani Bova
Vice President And Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Linda Bernardi
Chief Innovation Officer/Cloud & Internet of Things, IBM


Sandy Carter
General Manager/Cloud Ecosystem & Developers, And Social Business Evangelist, IBM

Other Speakers Include

  • John Bates - Founder & CEO Executive, Speaking Success
  • Jennifer Brace - User Experience Engineering Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
  • Maria Olson - Vice President, Global Alliances, Netapp
  • Eddie Pate - VP Culture, Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Avanade
  • Susan Pignataro, GM/Customer Experience Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
  • Rebecca Scholl, SVP, Strategy & Marketing/High Tech, Xerox Corporation
  • Candace Worley, Senior Vice President & GM/Endpoint Security, McAfee, Inc.
  • Click Here for complete list of speakers

    For information on how to be a sponsor, an exhibitor, or to advertise in a WITI conference program, Click here for more details!

      WITI Women

    An Interview With Melissa Murray Bailey
    by Zahra Jamshed

    As STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is becoming a big focus in the United States for both our current college graduates and those who are deciding which path to take, I connected with Melissa Murray Bailey...


      WITI Webinars

    Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro
    Presenter: John Bates  |  Thursday, April 30, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)

    Great leaders tell great stories. Do you know how to convey your message, convince your audience, and get your point across? A good story has the power to touch people's deepest emotions, but only if you know how to tell it.

      This Webinar is FREE for WITI Members! Details!

      WITI STEMbership Drive

    Did you Miss our Last Webinar?

    Get 20% Off Your WITI Membership Today by Using Promo Code 'whm2015' To Receive Your Discount! And when you sign up, WITI will sponsor a membership to a STEM skills student.

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      WITI Teleclass

    Get Your Money House In Order to Live a Richer Life
    Presenter: Natalie Pace  |  Four Wednesdays from 8-9:30PM ET (5-6:30PM PT), 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27

    Please join Natalie Pace in WITI's Get Your Money House In Order 4- Week Tele-class series. Participants in Natalie Pace's workshops have made dramatic, lasting, positive improvements to their life using Natalie Pace's time-proven budgeting, investing and debt reduction strategies.

      Join WITI @ IoT World

    2nd Annual Internet of Things World
    May 12-13, 2015  |  San Francisco, CA

    Internet of Things World 2015 is the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.

      Join WITI @ Apps World

    Apps World North America
    May 12-13, 2015  |  San Francisco, CA

    With over 10,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals expected for 11 different targeted workshop tracks, speed networking, one to one meetings, parties, tackling a spectrum of issues across the app ecosystem.

      Join WITI @ Maker Faire

    Maker Faire Bay Area
    May 16-17, 2015  |  San Mateo, CA

    Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, celebrates its 10th Annual event in the Bay Area. This event marks an important milestone in the Maker Movement and the shift in how we see ourselves and move about the world: we are all makers, changing the way we learn, create, and see the future.

    Visitors of all ages love Maker Faire and engage in a multitude of activities, such as learning how to solder, participating in the drone flying competition, screen printing a T-shirt, building and racing a $500 electric car, learning how to design a window hydroponics garden, printing 3D robotic parts and so much more! Buy tickets and get more information at www.makerfaire.com

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