Tech Up for Women Conference

An event for women's advancement in technology | November 15, 2018 | Metropolitan West NYC

120Days 22Hours 23Mins 39Secs

▸WHAT IS TECH UP FOR WOMEN?

Tech Up for Women is a one-day event for the advancement of women in technology through education, resourcing and networking.  The event will focus on new technological advances, cyber security and tech products. The purpose of the event is to take the fear factor out of technology and empower women to surf the technology wave.

▸WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THIS EVENT?

The event gives women the chance to learn resources and opportunities to successfully compete and disrupt the gender imbalance in work environments. Keynote speakers will share keen insights, and skilled-based trainers will offer the attendees the unique ability to learn about and test new tech products that will positively impact their career performance.

▸WHY SUPPORT TECH UP FOR WOMEN?

Lead in your industry by advancing your company’s women. Align yourself with other forward-thinking companies who are seeking to balance the gender equation in the workplace. Supporters become an integral part of this gathering of women who seek to discover new technologies, develop greater skills to compete, and give both themselves and their companies a competitive edge.

HOW WILL TECH UP FOR WOMEN HELP WOMEN STAY AHEAD OF THE TECH CURVE?

By immersing them in leading-edge technologies through Keynote speakers and skilled based trainers 

The exhibit area ranges from VR, AR, AI, robotics, coding to new application products, services, resources and so much more! 

Introduce attendees to the what, why, and how of these technologies in a relaxed networking atmosphere.


There is no better time than right now to tech up
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Tech jobs are thriving in the United States. CompTIA released its annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry on April 3, 2017, and it concluded that tech workers, on average, earned $108,900 in 2016 — more than twice the national wage of $53,040.

Jobs in software, cyber security, and cloud computing are flourishing. Nevertheless, many of these high-paying jobs go unfilled.

56% of the national workforce are women and 55% of Twitter and Facebook users are women. 28% of proprietary software jobs and 25% of IT jobs are held by women.

11% of executives at Fortune 500 companies are female and only 5% of tech startups are owned by women.

2018 Agenda Coming Soon

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and supporters for making the inaugural 2017 Tech Up For Women Conference a magnificent success! We are now officially launched and well on our way to fulfilling our mission to empower women across all industries and job functions to “tech up.”

JOIN US IN 2018!

Introducing Our Keynote Speakers & Panelists

Anne M. Mulcahy is a 30-year veteran of Xerox and led the company through a massive transformation – reinventing Xerox into an innovative technology and services enterprise during her time as Chairman and CEO (2001 – 2010). Ms. Mulcahy and her management team were responsible for an aggressive, multibillion-dollar turnaround plan that returned Xerox…

Courtney McCarthy oversees Google’s Women’s and Kids Media Strategy on the Computer Science Education team. She strives to diversify the perception of Computer Science in media, so as to inspire more women and underrepresented groups to become creators of technology.  Courtney grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Chapman…

Sabina A. Ewing is Vice President, Business Technology (BT) for Pfizer’s Corporate Functions and Business Services. Her responsibilities include the BT partnership and delivery of technology solutions for the Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, and Legal divisions as well as…

Mary Tolikas, Ph.D., M.B.A. is the Operations Director at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. She is responsible for the implementation and management of the research and program development operations of the Institute and, working in collaboration with Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, she is responsible for…

Evy Poumpouras is an on-air contributor for CNN, NBC, CBS and FOX regarding interview and investigative techniques. She is a former Special Agent for the U.S. Secret Service and investigated numerous financial crimes during her tenure. In addition to her fraud investigations, her presidential protective details included President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama…

Nancy Calderon is KPMG’s Global Lead Partner for IBM, responsible for building and managing the firm’s global relationship with the company. In this position, she manages a global team of 500 partners and professionals in more than 50 countries providing a range of services to this Fortune 50 company and its customers via alliance offerings, including Cloud…

Molly Beck is founder of podcast creation site Messy Bun; the author of Reach Out; the creator of the lifestyle blog Smart, Pretty & Awkward; and a marketing expert who provides digital strategies for companies including Forbes, Venmo, Rice University, and Hearst. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Parade, Huffington Post, Redbook, and more.

Joshua Ashley Klayman is Of Counsel in the Financial Transactions Group and is a founding member and the head of MoFo’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. Ms. Klayman is resident in the New York office and is a member of the firm-wide Women’s Strategy Committee, as well as Co-Chair…

Christine Furstoss is the vice president of engineering and technology at GE Additive, where she is responsible for driving additive design, materials development and manufacturing processes for the technology, as well as developing the next generation of…

Tameika N. Hollis is the Executive Director for the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions, a division within Northrop Grumman’s $10.7B Mission Systems sector. In this position she is responsible for ensuring a portfolio of over 100 programs spanning the federal, defense, and intelligence markets which operates at the highest performance standards. Ms. Hollis applies her experience…

Kathy Murray, Founder & Co-Chair of Executive Forum Angels, is an experienced and creative business growth executive, angel investor, and advisor. Kathy’s background includes senior management roles at publicly traded firms and partnerships such as PwC, Aetna and FARO Tech. Kathy is also President of Harvard Business School Women’s Association of NY and…

Jennifer Rothstein is a Senior Director with Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in the New York office. Jennifer develops and broadens the strategic partnerships established with insurance companies, brokers, and law firms that specialize in cyber liability insurance. She leads cross-functional activity to facilitate new business opportunities…

Maria Tapia is an experienced leader with over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Throughout her career, she has re-invented herself several times. Maria began her career with IBM as an Applications Programmer in Southbury, CT supporting IBM internal security applications. Maria was also a project manager in the technology services…

Wendy Chin has over 25 years of senior management experience working in Fortune 50 companies and leading start-up businesses. Wendy is the Managing Partner of Creative Technology Group with a key focus in Cyber Security advisory practice. She also managed and developed an NLP-based travel assistant called Ezzie, and created the business strategy…

Leslie F. Varon is a retired Chief Financial Officer and current Board Director with an extensive record of financial and business leadership in investor relations and corporate financial management. An executive with more than 30 years’ experience at Xerox, Leslie is accomplished at driving business transformation through complex turnarounds…

Katie Dixon is a global business professional focused on enabling customers and partners to achieve their unique business outcomes. A data access expert, Katie brings deep technical expertise on platforms including Microsoft, Informatica, Salesforce.com, Oracle and SAP BI. She helps organizations unlock data silos to use…

Jennifer Jackson currently serves as the Supervisory Economic Development Specialist for the New York District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  In this capacity,  Jennifer is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with small business stakeholders with federal, state, regional and local government organizations…

Karen Kwan is the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Meta. As a founding member, Karen has overseen the company’s growth from three people to its current 140+. She has led a wide breadth of functions over the years, including finance, operations, marketing, wellness, HR, IT, and administration. Prior to Meta, she worked at Experian CheetahMail…

Natasha Green is currently a community manager at AnitaB.org, an entrepreneur, and a former mathematics teacher for the New York City Department of Education. She has touched on each letter in the acronym S.T.E.M and wants to improve the lives of youth in the New York city area.

Steve Garrow is the host of the award-winning Provocateur’s Lab workshops. Steve is Managing Partner of the business development and investment firm Kayon Partners, and is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Berkley Innovation Lab at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He holds talks with corporations, communities, and universities on the habits…

Terry VanDuyn’s career has been focused on creating products that intersect technology, health, and education. Terry is a Senior Product Manager at General Assembly. Previously, she worked at What to Expect as a Senior Product Manager, and with Johnson & Johnson as a Health Content Developer. She is an advisor for…

Rachel Laycock is the Head of Technology for North America at ThoughtWorks and is based in New York. She has over 12 years of experience in software delivery, having worked on a wide range of technologies and the integration of many disparate systems. At ThoughtWorks, she…

Lauren Kline is Vice President, Senior Strategist, for FactSet’s Content and Technology Solutions. Specifically, Ms. Kline is responsible for analyzing market research and determining the direction of the FactSet content, cloud and technology strategy. Since joining FactSet in 2006…

Shannon Platz is SAP’s Global Vice President for Platform Ecosystem, responsible for sales and marketing strategy and revenue generation via digital solutions focused on analytics, databases, big data, cloud, IoT platforms and applications. Shannon manages a global organization to set the platform strategy across the partner ecosystem.

Rima Alameddine leads the Enterprise business for Nvidia for the Eastern half of the US and Canada. Along with her team she’s responsible for helping Fortune 500 customers grow and transform their businesses by leveraging Artificial Intelligence…

Jessica DeLuca is a data scientist for the Salesforce Marketing Cloud Einstein team. She builds big data analytical tools which help transform clickstream, ad impression, and user behavior data into meaningful analyses and user experiences. She’s an IBM Women In Data Science Scholarship recipient and…

Meet Ellen Keithline Byrne. How can we use the power of our mind to generate the confidence necessary to show up as a leader with presence? Successful leaders know this! Now you can too. Research indicates that what we tell ourselves impacts our behavior in ways we don’t even realize…

Zierolf Consulting assists investors with implementing growth strategies, business formations and executing turnarounds of early stage companies. Our core focus is to quickly achieve real business traction in the market place. Working closely with senior management and the board, we apply our proven methodology to develop…

Anuja Singh runs Advanced Services Business Development for the US Public Sector business for Cisco Systems. Along with her team, she focuses on helping customers drive innovation and productivity to grow and transform their business. Anuja has over 20 years of diverse experience from having worked in…

Diane Rogerson is Director of Information Technology (IT) Cybersecurity &
Technology Controls (CTC). In addition to managing Global Chase Consumer & Community Banking IT Risk & Controls and Cyber Security, Diane also manages Identity & Access Management, Vulnerability Management and Chase Security Operations…

Introducing Our Pioneering Sponsors

Attorneys: See our CLE Accredited Partnership Provider

National Arbitration and Mediation®

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is a New York State CLE Accredited Provider. As a proud sponsor of Tech Up for Women Conference, NAM will provide CLE credit to attorneys who attend sessions that qualify for CLE credit.

 Technology competence is now a requirement for all lawyers and an ethical issue. In 2012 the ABA House of Delegates voted to amend Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 comment [8] (Maintaining Competence) as follows: “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which a lawyer is subject.” With this resolution technology competence has moved from optional to mandatory. REGISTER HERE.

2018 Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities

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DIAMOND TECH PARTNER

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PLATINUM TECH PARTNER

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GOLD TECH PARTNER

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Metropolitan West NYC

Tech Up for Women promotes and provides education, resources and networking opportunities for women of all ages. In support of these endeavors TechUp for Women is pleased to donate a portion of its’ event proceeds to the following organizations: 

 
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