Women in Tech Summit
WEDNESDAY | MAY 11 | ALL DAY
The Women in Tech Summit, brought to you by DFW*ATW and BravoTECH, is a special event designed specifically for women in IT. The conference highlights the achievements of ladies in tech and provides opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and networking. This event also includes a fireside chat, panel presentations, and lunch.
The Summit is also about networking and sharing from industry thought leaders; life lessons learned and practical tips to improve your own career goals. Or sharing personal stories of how they’ve made an impact on inclusivity in their industry, passions, their journey, and advice to the next generation of tech's women.
When women attend the Women in Tech Summit, they feel more connected to the local DFW community of women technologists and far less isolated than they might feel in their daily lives. The opportunity to see and hear what other women are doing inspires them to return to work the next day and continue building their career in tech.
Registration is just $75.00 and includes access to Women in Tech Summit, all InnoTech Conference sessions, lunch, and networking reception. Access to the ShareCloud Summit is not included and requires separate registration and payment. Click on the 'Register' button above to register.
|8:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Exhibit Hall B||Expo Hall Open|
|9:00 AM - 10:15 AM|
|Junior Ballroom A||The Power of Saying Yes: How Saying Yes and Embracing Opportunities Can Unlock Your Power||Kelly Ann Doherty - Mr. Cooper Group|
Women have been conditioned to believe that they must be experts with the skillsets and experiences needed before taking on new roles and challenges. Learn how swimming outside your lane, practicing opportunity readiness, and surrounding yourself with people you trust as coaches and challengers can help you to unlock your power and transform the workplace to be a place that people, especially women, can lead and thrive.
|9:50 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Exhibit Hall B||Exhibits, Demos, and Coffee Break (Sponsored by Harness)|
|10:30 AM - 11:15 AM|
|Junior Ballroom A||Enabling the Tech Talent Pipeline||Lorie Medina - MedinaUSA|
Martha Roos - PepsiCo
Angela Paxton - Texas Senate
Dr. Clinton Purtell - New College at Frisco
This discussion will focus on the entry point for women into technology jobs and careers. The steps leading up to the actual job involve the public sector through educating women and policies that incentivize women pursuing STEM careers, and finally, the private sector hiring women.
|11:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Exhibit Hall A, First Floor (Enter through Exhibit Hall B)||Preparing For the Next Global Event, How to Weaponize Cloud Computing Today Capitalize on a Quickly Changing World||David Linthicum - Deloitte Consulting|
It’s no secret that during the global pandemic some companies did very well, and some companies not so much. Even enterprises in the same market space, and relatively the same size. Why did some succeed during adversity, and others fail? For most it was the ability to weaponize technology to provide flexibility for both their workforce and their customers in how they deal with the company, as well as its products and services. Also, it was the ability to see the bigger picture, and invest in technology when everyone else was laying off workers, removing some products from inventory, and just preparing for failure. So, it’s apparent that not only the brave and the visionary won, but those that leverage technologies such as cloud computing as a true force multiplier for their business. Adding the ability to scale, work around global disruptions such as COVID, and provide a business where volatility to be turned into business opportunities. Would you like to understand how? In this presentation David Linthicum will take you through the process of rethinking how your enterprise operates, and how to turn cloud computing into an indispensable weapon that will double revenue in a few short years, and turning worldwide disruptions into opportunities for revenue and job growth that most did not see coming.
|1:00 PM - 1:45 PM|
|Junior Ballroom A||What Happened on the Way to the C-Suite and What’s Next||Tamila Fathi - Enterprise Technology|
Maria Lensing - McKesson Corporation
Valerie Freeman - BravoTECH / Imprimis Group
Gertrude Van Horn - NCH Corporation
This panel of trailblazers provides fascinating insight into the dynamic world of women succeeding in the world of technology, the paths they followed, the obstacles they overcame, the advice they wish they’d had as they followed to bring their dreams to reality.
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM|
|Junior Ballroom A||The Evolution of AI||Gary Davis - SmartAction|
Valerie Davis - Texas Instruments
Marcus Cooksey - DUKE.ai
Shan Chidambaram - Fujitsu America, Inc.
The potential of Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is intriguing, and you may be wondering just how far AI technology has evolved. The participants of the Evolution of AI panel will share their expertise on how AI is changing the face of business. You will learn how AI is used to automate essential business functions such as bookkeeping and invoicing, and to solve complex and intractable business problems. You will also be fascinated by how AI-powered virtual agents deliver conversational experiences over voice, chat, and text to streamline customer service. Finally, ethics and privacy concerns surrounding AI will be addressed.
|2:45 PM - 3:30 PM|
|Exhibit Hall B||Happy 45-Minute Reception|
|Exhibit Hall B||Happy 45-Minute Reception, Sponsored by Red Hat|
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM|
|Junior Ballroom A||Agile Leadership||Lisa Jordan - Delivery Cyber Group|
Gayatri Kesavamurthy - GoDaddy
Kris Torres - Accenture
Wendy Stewart - DataBank, Ltd.
Just over twenty years ago, a group of software leaders wrote and published the four values and twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto. Over the last two decades, the concept of agility has been extended beyond software development to all forms of product development. Frameworks and tools have evolved to offer a variety of support for organizations that wish to adopt agile. As agile has grown in popularity, research suggests that transition to agile ways of working is more likely to be successful when the entire organization is aligned and adopts agile principles. Agile leadership is emerging as modern leadership. Our panel will explore how leadership is evolving to support agile, providing real world stories of success and learning.
Networking and Happy Hour - Registration Required
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:00 PM
360 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
Join us at Bar Louie on May 11th 2022 to Sip, Savor and Socialize after the day's activities. All technology industry professionals are welcome! Limited spaces are available, so pre-register now. Your admission includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers.
Thank you to our Women in Tech Sponsors: