VP of Research & Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founding Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
Managing Partner at Pappas Ventures
From the event announcement:
WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global trade association for professional, tech-savvy women, returns to Silicon Valley October 2-4, 2011, for the Annual Women Powering Technology Summit at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California. The 3-day Summit will feature keynote presentations from Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Google; Mary Humiston, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Applied Materials, Inc.; and Sophie Vandebroek, Ph.D., CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation.
The Women Powering Technology Summit will showcase some of the most influential and revered women leaders in technology, representing a cross section of industries, during the jam-packed schedule of events. In addition to the keynote presentations, WITI will host special speaking engagements, panel discussions and Executive Roundtables with leading executives from Adobe, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Applied Materials, BMC Software, Carnegie Mellon University- Silicon Valley, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, eBay, EMC, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP; Hewlett- Packard, IBM, Intel, PayPal, Qualcomm, Thomson Reuters, and many others.
WITI is honored to present special engagements with Alicia Abella, Ph.D., Executive Director, Innovative Services Research, AT&T Labs; Sandy Carter, VP, Software Business Partners, IBM, and author of “Get Bold!;” LeAnn Erickson, Director, “Top Secret Rosies”; Cindy Gallop, CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld; Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering, Facebook; Sharon Kan Co-founder and General Manager, Tikatok.com, Barnes & Noble; Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, UNC; Julie Schoenfeld, CEO PerfectMarket; Lauren States, Vice President CTO Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives, IBM Corporate Strategy; Lynda Weinman, co-founder and executive chair of lynda.com, Kathrin Winkler, Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC.