PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the keynote speakers and agenda for its annual IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC). WIE ILC is being held 23-24 May 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California.
Air Force veteran, champion of women’s issues, and Vice Mayor of San Jose, Rose Herrera, will open the event with a welcome address tied to this year’s theme “Lead Beyond – Accelerating Women Who Change the World.” Among speakers slated to appear at WIE ILC are Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO; Aicha Evans, corporate vice president, platform engineering group, and general manager, communication devices group, Intel; Marni Walden, executive vice president, and president of product innovation, Verizon; and Pankaj Patel, executive vice president, and chief development officer, Cisco. Additionally, more than 50 others, including leaders from Qualcomm, VMware, Ericsson, and PG&E will address attendees throughout the two-day event.
“Technology, science and engineering fields continue to boost necessary innovation for consumers, cities and businesses; and, women play an essential role in fueling that growth,” said Nita Patel, P.E.; chair, IEEE WIE ILC; and systems and software engineering director, L-3 Warrior Systems. “The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference not only celebrates the vibrant and diverse community of women scientists and engineers, but also allows participants to learn from inspiring case studies, hear new ideas, and build great relationships that will propel them throughout their engineering career.”
The IEEE WIE ILC provides opportunities for professional networking, while delivering useful case studies and strategies to advance women in both the business and technology aspects of the science and engineering fields. Sessions include, “Making Your Company Attractive for Acquisition”, “21st Century Leadership – The Future of Life and Work”, “Nurturing Emerging Technologies”, and “Smart Cities – Why Smart Grid is a Backbone for Smart Cities”. The full agenda can be found here: http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/agenda/.
The IEEE WIE ILC is made possible through to the support of valued partners such as Cisco, Verizon, and Intel.