Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith Leads an Inspiring Full-Day Lineup of Prominent Speakers and Panel Discussions
WATERLOO, Ontario, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX,TSX: OTEX), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced its inaugural OpenText Women in Technology Summit at this year's Enterprise World conference in Toronto, Ontario. In recognition of International Women's Day and a global call to Press for Progress, OpenText is releasing its lineup of prominent speakers who will focus their talks on the opportunities and challenges of achieving diversity in the technology sector. OpenText Vice Chair, CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea also released a blog today on Press for Progress.
Keynote speakers for the summit include former Chief Technology Officer of the United States Megan Smith, CEO of Blendoor Stephanie Lampkin and Jodi Kovitz, CEO and Founder of #MoveTheDial. These speakers will deliver insightful keynotes that highlight the progress that is being made in advancing women in technology and positive change for inclusiveness in our workplaces and communities.
"OpenText is honoured to create a new leadership forum at OpenText Enterprise World, the Women in Technology Summit," said Mark J. Barrenechea, Vice Chair, CEO and CTO at OpenText. "Innovation is at the heart of OpenText, and diversity is a key element of innovation. The Women in Technology Summit will bring leaders together from across North America to further advance innovation through diversity."
Prominent broadcast journalist and co-host of The Social, Marci Ien, will serve as moderator for two incredible panels featuring some of the most accomplished advocates for women working in technology today. The panels will explore topics including advancing women in technology to positions of leadership and impacting the future of the STEM talent pipeline.
The summit panelists include:
Pearl Sullivan, University of Waterloo Dean of Engineering
Mei Dent, OpenText Vice President of Research and Development
Danny Allen, SAP Labs Vice President of Tech Diversity and Inclusion
Anar Simpson, Technovation Global Ambassador
Saadia Muzaffar, founder of TechGirls of Canada
Lucia Melgarejo, SAP UX Designer
"We are committed to driving the conversation on increasing, promoting and supporting women in technology," said Kasey Holman, senior vice president of Communications & Brand at OpenText. "A key focus is building the next generation of leaders and innovators in this industry. Our speaker lineup features role models who are trailblazing, each with powerful stories about how they are shaping and changing diversity in the technology industry."
Building on the success of last year's sold-out Women in Technology Luncheon at Enterprise World, OpenText has expanded this year's program. Its inaugural full-day Women in Technology Summit will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Attendees will gain new ideas and actionable strategies for fostering a diverse workplace as speakers share their stories, challenges, triumphs and outlook on the technology industry.
Register for the OpenText Women in Technology Summit
Registration is complimentary for attendees of Enterprise World, with a limited number of seats made available to the public.
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