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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/18/2017
It might not surprise you that 80% of women in comms have seen incidences of unconscious bias play out in their company. But it should be a shock to learn that 64% ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/15/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefónica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in ...
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By Light Reading, 9/12/2017
They call New York Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Light Reading traveled to Chile, where the government gives interest-free loans to startup companies, to learn more about that country's emergent tech scene. Part 1 of 3.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/12/2017
You're not alone if you've been reading the headlines coming out of the tech world all year and thinking, "What's the matter with our industry?" A pretty bleak ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR CEO steps down; EE refarms spectrum for 4G boost; SES announces souped-up satellite network.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sets up tech incubator program; Nokia cuts jobs in France; EXFO in talks to buy French optics specialist.
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new developer portal; Orange helps lock out the bicycle thieves; European Commission calls for increased spending on ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/1/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Uber crashes towards redemption; preventing boys from becoming bros; Women's Equality Day; and more.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/28/2017
It sounds like Uber's below-the-radar third option to lead the company will be the winner, with multiple sources suggesting Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will be ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 8/25/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 8/18/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an ...
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Oracle's Ellison: We'll Beat Amazon Cloud Pricing By Half
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/19/2017
Oracle introduces new 'autonomous' database combined with flexible pricing to ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/19/2017
Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with ...
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Bill Walker, Director of Network & Cloud Architecture, CenturyLink, 9/19/2017
Bill Walker addresses key issues for deploying NFV, including the need for both ...
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Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/19/2017
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to in ...
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
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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.

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.

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