Conference attendees will have access to plenary/keynote sessions; engaging tracks on innovation, empowerment, executive leadership, disruptive technology and entrepreneurship; and workshops. Conference registration also includes lunch, access to exhibits/career fair, the Monday-evening reception, the Tuesday-evening reception, the Pitch Bootcamp and the Pitch Competition.


Program Workshops

Program

LEAD BEYOND – accelerating innovative women who change the world

CONFERENCE PROGRAM: MONDAY, 22 MAY 2017

06:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Registration & Office (Closed at Lunch)

08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Welcome/Introduction

  • Nita Patel, Founder & Chair, IEEE WIE ILC
  • 08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Technology Demonstration
    08:30 AM – 09:00 AM Peggy Johnson – Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
    09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Danielle Brown – ‎Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, ‎Intel Corporation
    09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break & Exhibits
    Track 1:
    Innovation
    Track 2:
    Empowerment
    Track 3:
    Executive Leadership
    Track 4:
    Disruptive Technology
    Track 5:
    Women in…
    Location SJCC, 210AE SJCC, 210BF SJCC, 210CG SJCC, 210DH SJCC, 211AC
    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Robots, Disasters, and Refugees: How Unmanned Systems are
    Helping

    Robin Murphy, Professor, Texas A&M
    Connecting the Generational Gaps in Business
    Alejandra Crisafulli, Co-Founder, Naked Audience Productions

    Bonnie Bonadeo, Co-Founder, Naked Audience Productions
    Feeding the Soul of Business: How to Be a More Purposeful
    Servant Leader

    Candy Barone, CEO & Founder, You Empowered Strong, LLC
    10:30-10:55:
    Future of Cloud powered by Cognitive Computing
    Maja Vukovic, Research Manager and Scientist, IBM Research

    Valentina Salapura, IBM Master Inventor and Chief Architect, IBM


    11:00-11:25:
    Topic to be announced
    Allison Gray, Solutions Architect, NVIDIA


    11:30-11:55:
    Large-Scale Deep Learning
    Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow, Google
    10:30-10:55:
    Women in…


    11:00-11:25:
    Women in CPMT – Heterogeneous Integration & Reinventing the Technology Roadmap
    Kristina Young-Fisher, ‎Principal Engineer at GlobalFoundries


    11:30-11:55:
    Women in Control
    Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas and IEEE Women in Engineering Chair
    11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Texas Instruments & Innovation The Neuroscience of Success: 4 Steps to Mastering Your
    Mindset

    Michele Molitor, CEO, Nectar Consulting, Inc.
    Creating Influence and Impact
    JJ DiGeronimo, President, Tech Savvy Women
    12:15 PM – 01:45 PM LUNCH
    Track 1:
    Innovation
    Track 2:
    Empowerment
    Track 3:
    Executive Leadership
    Track 4:
    Disruptive Technology
    Track 5:
    Entrepreneurship
    Location SJCC, 210AE SJCC, 210BF SJCC, 210CG SJCC, 210DH SJCC, 211AC
    01:45 PM – 02:30 PM How to create true innovation within a company
    Kira Makagon, Executive Vice President of Innovation, RingCentral
    PANEL – STEM Education & Opportunities for the Next
    Generation

    • Moderator: Erika Jefferson, President and Founder, Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)
    • Nupur Prakash (India), Vice Chancellor & President, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
    • Makgola Makololo (Africa), Deputy Director General, Department of Public Enterprises – South Africa
    • Ariunbolor Purvee (Mongolia), Founder & President, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
    Getting Your Boss To Listen To You; The Seven Disciplines Of The Trusted Strategic Advisor
    James E. Lukaszewski, President, The Lukaszewski Group Devision
    1:45-2:10:
    Security Innovation for a Multi-Cloud World
    Hemma Prafullchandra, CTO at HyTrust


    2:15-2:40:
    TBA
    Áine Shivnan, Vice President Program Management, Qualcomm Research


    2:45-3:10:
    Design Thinking
    Archana Jain, Vice President, Verizon


    3:15-3:40:
    Out in the Open: Social Innovation, Diversity and Open Source

    • Bhaktipriya Shridhar Radharapu, Open Source Enthusiast
    • Judy Gichoya, Open Source Health IT Developer
    • Nithya A. Ruff, Head SanDisk’s Open Source Strategy Office
    Entrepreneur is a Verb
    Courtney Gras, Executive Director, Launch League
    02:45 PM – 03:45 PM PANEL: What is the Next Frontier: A Spirited (friendly)
    debate

    • Moderator: Cathy Chen, Senior Associate,
      Exponent.
    • Kate Boeckman, Senior Manager, Strategic Product Management, Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters
    • Maria Gorlatova, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University Electrical Engineering Department
    • Sarah E. Knoop, Senior Technical Staff Member, Manager of Mobile Health Solutions Innovation, IBM Watson Health
    • Julia Schwarz, Senior Researcher, Microsoft HaloLens, Microsoft Corporation
    PANEL – Global Advancement of Women in Tech

    • Moderator: Sabari Raja (Nepris), Co-Founder & CEO
    • Anar Simpson (Technovation), Special Advisor, Women Girls & Technology, Mozilla, Deputy, UN High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment – ‎United Nations
    • Martha Alade (Women in Technology in NIgeria), Founder
    • Katie Mishra (Code Cirle), High School Student & Founder
    • Rovani Sigamoney (UNESCO), Assistant Programme Specialist, UNESCO Engineering Initiative (SC/UEI)
    PANEL – Defining Leadership

    • Moderator: Denise Douglas, Associate Dean at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western University
    • Michelle Levesque, Staff Engineer, Google
    • Applied Materials
    • Brigadier General Miyako Schanely
    • Rashmi Char, Vice President Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated

    PANEL – Entrepreneurial Funding

    • moderator: Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-large, Inc.
    • Trish Costello, CEO & Founder, Portfolia
    • Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups China
    03:45 PM – 04:45 PM Coffee Break & Exhibits & Energize Activities
    04:45 PM – 05:15 PM Lakshmi Puri – Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
    05:15 PM – 05:45 PM KEYNOTE – To Be Announced
    05:45 PM – 06:00 PM Nicola (Nicki) Palmer – Chief Network Officer for Verizon Wireless
    06:00 PM – 08:00 PM VERIZON EVENING RECEPTION

     

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM: TUESDAY, 23 MAY 2017

    06:30 AM – 05:30 PM

    Registration & Office (Closed at Lunch)

    08:30 AM – 08:45 AM Welcome/Introduction

  • Karen Bartleson, IEEE President & CEO
  • 08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Future of Technology – Stefanie Tompkins, Acting Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Maria Klawe – President, Harvey Mudd College
    09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break, Exhibits & Career Fair
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pitch Bootcamp – Learn to Pitch with the Founders Institute
    Track 1:
    Innovation
    Track 2:
    Empowerment
    Track 3:
    Executive Leadership
    Track 4:
    Disruptive Technology
    Track 5:
    Entrepreneurship
    Location SJCC, 210AE SJCC, 210BF SJCC, 210CG SJCC, 210DH SJCC, 211AC
    10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Accelerating Innovation

    • Randi S. Sumner, Senior Director, IEEE Strategy & Entrepreneurship
    • Allan Tear, Founder, Betaspring
    • Melissa Withers, Managing Director, Betaspring
    7th Level Engineering: How to shift to a mastery vs
    performance mindset to get success

    Sandi Mitchell, CEO, APEX Leadership Mastery
    Women Changing the Face of Leadership: 3 Strategies to Meet
    the New Business Revolution

    Patti Cotton, Founder & CEO, Women Who Take the Lead
    10:30-10:55:
    Rethinking the future: The power of Super Grid
    Catalina Spataru, Lecturer, UCL Energy Institute


    11:00-11:25:
    Power Grids
    Michelle Blaise, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, ComEd


    11:30-11:55:
    Infrastructures
    Paulina Chan, Principal & CEO, Global Mutual Innovation Consortium


    12:00-12:25:
    Topic TBD
    Deanna Hearns, Principal Group Program Manager, HoloLens and Mixed Reality Experiences, Microsoft
    Entrepreneurship – Women Start Ups/Leadership
    Jenny Ta, Founder & CEO, VCNetwork.co
    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PANEL:
    Innovating Against the Current

    • Jean McManus, Executive Director for Emerging Technologies, Verizon Labs
    • Osnat Benari, AOL
    • Parissa Pandkhou, Verizon
    • Gina Otts, Verizon Labs
    PANEL: Why Innovation, Exploration, Experimentation & Embracing Risk is Good for Philanthropy
    Leah Jamieson
    PANEL – TBD PANEL – Social Entrepreneurs

    • Moderator: Tulsi Dharmarajan, Vice President Product Management & Design, Verb Inc.
    • Samantha Snabes, Co-founder: Catalyst at re:3D Inc
    • Jean Anne Booth, CEO and founder, Unaliwear
    • Eileen Carey, CEO and founder, Glassbreakers
    12:30 PM – 02:00 PM LUNCH
    02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Pitch Competition hosted by VMware and Women Who Code
    Track 1:
    Innovation
    Track 2:
    Empowerment
    Track 3:
    Executive Leadership
    Track 4:
    Disruptive Technology
    Track 5:
    Entrepreneurship
    Location SJCC, 210AE SJCC, 210BF SJCC, 210CG SJCC, 210DH SJCC, 211AC
    02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Not Applicable Lead from the Stage + Present Like a Pro!
    Angela Lussier, CEO, Speaker Sisterhood
    LEADERSHIP – Conscious Leadership – The New
    Paradigm

    Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda, CEO, Compelling-Conversations, Training & Diversity Consulting
    2:00-2:25:
    The Future of Medicine
    Robin Farmanfarmaian, Angel Investor and VP, Invicta Medical


    2:30-2:55:
    Conquering Cancer with Data
    Darya Chudova, PhD, VP of Bioinformatics at Guardant Health


    3:00-3:25:
    Neurofeedback PEMF and emerging electronic technologies to improve wellness
    Ali Farhin, Certified Neurofeedback Provider, Frisco Neurofeedback

    Sharon Stubbs, MD, Medical Director
    2:00-2:25:
    Entrepreneurship in the Enterprise
    Kathy Herring-Hayashi, Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm


    2:30-2:55:
    Entrepreneurship in Palestine
    Nadiah H. Saba’neh


    3:00-3:25:
    The Business Model of You!
    Hillary Barnhart, Senior Director, AGS Equipment, Applied Materials, Inc
    03:00 PM – 03:45 PM Retaining High Tech Women Once They’re in the Door
    Karen Holtzblatt, CEO, InContext Design
    Negotiating Career Success: 3 Relationships that Matter
    Rosina L. Racioppi, Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer
    03:45 PM – 04:15 PM Coffee Break & Exhibits & Energize Activities
    04:15 PM – 04:45 PM Sallie Krawcheck – ‎CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest
    04:45 PM – 05:15 PM KEYNOTE – To Be Announced
    05:15 PM – 05:35 PM Conference Closing

  • Pitch Winner Announcement – Supported by VMware & Women Who Code
  • Winning Pitch Presentation
  • Closing & welcome to San Jose Tech Museum
  • 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION – at San Jose Tech Museum (separate guest
    tickets available)