What could be more fun than to network with a few hundred people in a planetarium on the shores of a major lake, have drinks and dinner, and then hand out some awards? Especially when the room is full of sponge footballs that can be thrown at the winners as they pick up their trophies...
Ciena senior VP of Product Marketing Rick Dodd (left) battles his way to collect the Best New Product (Telecom) award from Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders (right) as balls of multiple sizes join him on stage. Meanwhile, Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre makes a futile attempt to catch one of the balls in his mouth... Ciena won the award for its WaveLogic Photonics solution.
mendyk, User Rank: Light Sabre 6/25/2014 | 2:30:21 PM
Re: The balls were great fun but.... Maybe next year we replace the balls with dinner rolls, a la the Drones Club. Then again, those may prove to be injurious depending on the quality of the bakery and the elapsed time spent in the breadbasket.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
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.