WITI Strategist
Newsletter  •  May 20, 2015

  In This Issue

WITI Summit
WITI Hackathon
WITI Partnership
WITI Webinars
WITI Partner Events
WITI Social Media

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  WITI Network Events

May 25 - Fort Lauderdale
Power Happy Hour - Fort Lauderdale
May 25 - Boca Raton
Power Happy Hour - Boca Raton
May 25 - West Palm Beach
Power Happy Hour - West Palm Beach
June 6 - Houston
What is Your Brand ?
June 16 - San Diego
Building a Great Technical Team
June 17 - Boston
WITI Boston Wine, Dine and Unwind
June 18 - Orange County
CIO Panel: Innovating to bend the value curve of IT
June 18 - Silicon Valley
Power Chats
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

What your IT Staff Wants to Know and is Afraid to Ask
May 21, 2015
Newton, Massachusetts
EOP'S STEM Diversity Career Expo Washington, DC
May 29, 2015
Washington, District of Columbia
Gartner Enterprise Architect Summit 2015
June 3-4, 2015
Grapevine, Texas
Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
June 8-11, 2015
National Harbor, Maryland
Executives Leading Sustainable Change
June 8-11, 2015
Mill Valley, California
Geek Girl TechCon 2015
June 20, 2015
San Diego, California
SPTechCon Developer Days
June 24-26, 2015
San Francisco, California

More Partner Events

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  WITI 2015 Summit

2015 Hall Of Fame Honorees

  • NICHELLE NICHOLS - American Actress
  • PAM PARISIAN - Chief Information Officer, AT&T
  • MARIE WIECK - General Manager, Middleware, IBM
  • SHERYL ROOT - Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
  • CHEEMIN BO-LINN, ED.D. - President & CEO, Peritus Partners
  • Early VIP Registration $895.00 ($795.00 for Members) $995 Reg Price. $1295 at door. 1-Day Passes Available Too!

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

    Keynote and Featured 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
  • John Bates - Founder & CEO Executive, Speaking Success
  • Wendy Wallbridge - President / Executive Coach, On Your Mark,
  • 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

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    Hall Of Fame Reserved Tables are still available! Reserve one now!

      WITI News

    Recap WITI Boston - May 14, 2015
    by Deb Stark

    On Thursday, May 14th, attendees gathered at Constant Contact in Waltham to hear Edith Onderick-Harvey, President of Factor In Talent, provide advice on networking which is not just about collecting business cards, but about creating relationships.


      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.

    Registration open until 5/25. Projects must be submitted by the 5/27 deadline.

    Register Now!

    Don't Miss Today's WITI Hackathon Webinar!

      WITI Partnership

    WITI is pleased to announce our new partnership with the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance.

    The 451 Alliance is a worldwide network of highly qualified enterprise technology and IT professionals. This member-driven 'think tank' tracks changes in corporate IT and digital infrastructure technologies well in advance of other sources. Members receive critically important research and best practices in their core areas of expertise.

    A select group of datacenter, cloud computing, information security, storage, and other IT professionals participate in this industry-leading global alliance. As a WITI partner, your membership is free and includes complete access to the 451 Alliance's weekly research reports (a $20,000 value) and bi-weekly newsletter (a $1,500 value).

    In exchange, members simply participate in a brief online survey monthly in their area of IT involvement, for which they also receive the survey results. Join the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance by applying here.

    Below is a brief excerpt from a recent 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance report.

    Corporate Cloud Computing Trends
    Amazon Leads a Growing IaaS Market,
    But Microsoft's Azure Challenges

    A March survey of 1,593 members of the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance looked at cloud computing and other key IT market trends, including enterprise adoption of cloud, IT budgets and spending.

    The survey also explored customer satisfaction with leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Hosted Private and On-Premises Private Cloud vendors.

    IaaS Vendor Outlook. Amazon Web Services (AWS; 57%) currently leads the enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service market, but Microsoft's Azure service (43%) has emerged as a strong contender. AWS leads in satisfaction, but Azure is ahead on future spending plans.

    Hosted Private Cloud. The hosted private cloud market is highly fragmented, with Rackspace (20%) currently leading VMware vCloud Air (17%) and IBM Cloud/SoftLayer (12%). However, VMware leads in customer satisfaction (61% very satisfied; 40% somewhat) and planned 2016 spending increases.

    On-Premises Private Cloud. VMware vCloud (69%) dominates the on-premises private cloud market, but is coming under pressure. VMware vCloud and Cisco (UCS, VMware) lead in terms of satisfaction, but Microsoft (53%) leads in planned 2016 spending increases.

    To gain full access to this report, click here to apply.

      WITI Webinars

    Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It
    Presenter: Dorie Clark  |  Thursday, June 11, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)

    Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work.

      This Webinar is FREE for WITI Members! Details!

      Join WITI @ Gartner

    Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
    June 8-11, 2015  |  National Harbor, Maryland

    Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015 provides you with best practices and strategies so you can maintain cost-effective security and risk programs in order to support digital business and drive enterprise success.

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