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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/11/2017
As artificial intelligence technology advances at an accelerated rate, Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi says the semiconductor industry's work in data analytics and ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/1/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Watch your words to avoid the chopping block; Valley-ites expand to less tech-centric locales; LinkedIn works to close the STEM ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/28/2017
The outlook for specialist IoT technology developer and network operator Sigfox has weakened following an exodus of senior employees this year and, according to a ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/27/2017
Mentors provide invaluable career guidance, but 128 Technology's Susan Graham Johnston encourages women in the communications industry to actively seek out sponsors ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/24/2017
Patrick Sweeney, new CEO of SD-WAN vendor Talari Networks, has a plan to grow the company using a channel-focused approach that worked with his previous company, ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/17/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/13/2017
AT&T is looking outward to drive innovation around edge computing, having announced plans to launch an edge computing test zone in Silicon Valley in early 2018.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/10/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women in tech are finally reaching the small screen; kids take over teaching; techies are starting to feel self-conscious; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 11/3/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: 'Momism' puts mothers at a disadvantage; lead with values when opening shop; telecom industry comes in last for diversity; and more.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/31/2017
DALLAS -- AT&T Summit -- In an environment where new players are rapidly disrupting the communications industry, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s John Donovan said the ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/27/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/23/2017
For startups, marketing is a critical, but often overlooked, step in communicating both the vision of the company and convincing new customers -- and that's where ...
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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
Telco Transformation
Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates
, 4/13/2016
The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
Ericsson Still Seeking M&A Targets
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 12/1/2015
The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

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She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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