Tech Up for Women Conference

An event for women's advancement in technology | November 15, 2018 | New York City

265Days 17Hours 10Mins 11Secs

▸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 different financing avenues for startups and privately held companies. This event will provide resources and opportunities for women to improve their digital literacy and successfully compete and disrupt gender imbalance in work environments.  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?

Tech Up For Women Conference launched in 2017 with overwhelming enthusiasm from attendees! The event gives women the chance to learn resources and opportunities for 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.   The event will give women the chance to learn, expand personal development, and create a stronger organizational culture by their increased technology knowledge.

▸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. The fastest way to achieve this goal is through technology. Tech Up for Women welcomes women in tech jobs as well as business women in the Fortune 1000 arena, eager to advance their careers. 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, skilled based trainers and hands on exhibits. The exhibit area ranges from virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics to coding, new application products and services. Tech Up for Women introduces women to the what, why, and how of these products in a relaxed networking atmosphere.

THE MARKET IS HEATING UP FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY & THE DIGITAL COMMUNITY IS BOOMING.
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN RIGHT NOW
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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!

Our 2017 Keynote Speakers & Panelists

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…

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…

Matt Watson is the President & COO at Indio, a technology platform building digital tools for traditional insurance brokers. In this capacity, Matt is responsible for a wide spectrum of verticals including customer retention, product strategy, hiring and fundraising.  The company recently raised institutional financing from New Enterprise Associates, Compound Ventures…

Rita Gurevich is the founder of SPHERE Technology Solutions. Rita went to Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, where she earned her dual degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. She went on to the financial services industry where she gained extensive experience in architecting, managing and supporting infrastructure systems. Rita then…

Mary McCaffrey is a Managing Director at Golden Seeds, where she is also the Sector Liaison for Golden Seeds various investment areas. Mary began her career as translator at the National Security Agency, and later as a Project Manager at two major special interest groups responsible for winning and overseeing various education related government grants.

Leonora Valvo is a veteran of the event tech space with an unyielding drive to help event professionals work more efficiently at every stage of their business. The founder of event software giant etouches, Leonora has cemented her influence in the events market with follow-up product Swoogo, an event software platform that translates her extensive understanding…

Rebecca Cameron is a Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Nasdaq.  In her current role, in addition to strategic planning, she is responsible for leading efforts focused on influencing the company culture with emphasis on supporting innovation and product development. Seeking to drive organic growth…

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…

Justine Santa Cruz’s mission is to improve people’s lives through technology. As VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Satisfi Labs (www.satis.fi), Justine is responsible for forging new partnerships with major brands, communication platforms and digital agencies. Satisfi, an intelligent data deployment platform, uses…

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…

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.

Sapna Shah is an angel investor, retail expert and three-time entrepreneur. Through Red Giraffe Advisors, Sapna makes angel and early-stage seed investments in retail tech, fashion tech and e-commerce startups and offers advisory services to early-stage companies…

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…

Marina Simonians is the Head of Global ISV GTM Strategy at SAP with over 25 years of both technical/architecture background as well as strategic customer & partner facing engagement roles in software & hardware industries. . Marina has been involved with…

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…

Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs the firm’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office.  She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Lisa was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and was recognized…

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…

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…

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…

Lydia Frank is Vice President of Content Strategy for PayScale, the leader in modern compensation data and software. PayScale creates products that help employees and employers understand market pay and have more open and mutually beneficial conversations about compensation. While at PayScale, Lydia has collaborated with a number of media partners to showcase…

Georgia McGaughey is the Global Senior Director of the Modeling & Informatics group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., comprised of computational chemistry, cheminformatics and methods development.  She is also a member of the Research Leadership Team, which sets the strategy for the research arm of the company…

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…

Tara Walker is a technical evangelist for Amazon Web Services, dedicating her time helping developers build apps, games, and technical solutions in the AWS cloud. She has most recently been working on evangelizing cloud computing, mobile, gaming, IoT, serverless architectures, AI technologies, and cross-platform development…

Mandy Antoniacci is an Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Columnist, and Activist. Her body of work has earned her global recognition and exclusive discussions with elite sport figures and social leaders around the world – Pittsburgh Steelers’ Owner Art Rooney, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and Mark Cuban – covering topics such as…

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…

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…

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…

Runa Sandvik is the Director of Information Security at The New York Times. Her primary focus over the past year has been the newsroom and helping reporters better understand the challenges they are facing. Runa loves to travel and has spoken at numerous conferences around the world. She is a former developer with The Tor Project, a technical advisor…

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…

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…

Dr. William Cox is CEO of Management & Excellence SA (M&E) in Madrid and M&E Global Inc., in New York (www.management-rating.com). M&E was established in 2001 with the support of the IE Business School, Madrid, and has become recognized as a pioneer in financially quantifying the risk/return of human capital. M&E’s leading service is SMART ROI…

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.

Jeana Thomas is the Executive Director of Global Digital Sales and Service Systems at Otis Elevator. In her role, Jeana partners with key business functions to drive Otis service and sales business through digital tools and IoT solutions that benefit Otis’s global customers and the employees that keep nearly 2 billion people on the move every day. Charged with leading…

As the lead for the digital marketing department at RPR, Regan Cleminson leverages her varied content marketing experience to help brands exceed sales and business goals faster and move effectively. Acknowledged for developing innovative strategies across the consumer, publishing, and lifestyle industries…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Native New Yorker Roseanne Malfucci has been building web products that make a difference IRL for over a decade. A strategic partner to multiple organizations, Roseanne uses a combination of systems thinking, organizational psychology, and personal contextualization…

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…

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018 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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