Women and Minorities in Technology Conference Set for April 3-4, 2018 in Jacksonville FL
Ngenuity Worx announces its annual Women and Minorities in Technology Conference will be held April 3-4, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. This conference will: Expose women and minorities to high tech emerging topics; Enhance corporate and tech community awareness of how to attract and retain a diverse IT workforce; Energize the educational pipeline of diverse IT workers. - Connect attendees to corporations and staffing agencies looking for diverse workers
Ngenuity Worx, a technology and management consulting company today announced their annual Women and Minorities in Technology Conference will be held April 3–4, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville, FL.
The conference was created to fill a need to assist women and underrepresented minorities to become more employable and promotable in the technology world and provide them actionable information towards creating their own tech startups. The statistics show that only 14% of Computer Science Degree candidates are women and that Black women owners of tech startups get only 0.02% of all venture capital funding.
The purpose of the Women and Minorities in Technology Conference is to:
- Aid women and minorities to enter and advance in IT roles via networking and exposure to high tech emerging topics
- Enhance corporate and tech community awareness of how to attract and retain a diverse IT workforce.
- Energize the educational pipeline of diverse workers.
- Connect attendees with companies and staffing agencies who have indicated their support for inclusion and a diverse tech workforce
Attendees will select from sessions delivered by nationally recognized speakers on topics such as:
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: What are they and why you should care
The Lean Approach to Tech Startups
Smart Cities, the iOT and 5G as Economic Drivers
Keys to getting major publicity to attract funding and buyers
Data Governance: Dealing with the Exponential Growth of Structured and Unstructured Data
How Companies can Drive Inclusion and Diversity in their IT Workforce
Speakers include Stacey Bowling, CEO of Ngenuity Worx, Eryka T. Johnson CEO of High Pursuits, Author, Career Coach and Speaker Dr. Pat Baxter, Dr. Wendy Norfleet CEO, Norfleet Integrated Solutions, Marilyn D. Jackson, CEO of UnderGrid Networks, Sherri Hammons, CTO of Beeline, Gladys Maina, Director of ITSM, Jhpiego Corp (Nairobi, Kenya) and Matthew B. Parks, Sr., Director of Information Services, PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Conference Sponsors include Beeline, Coastal Cloud, Ngenuity Worx and Interactive Resources. A number of other companies are also involved as exhibitors in the conference Tech Expo. Exhibitors include Adecco, Pontoon, Crowley Maritime, Jacksonville University and others.
Registration for the WAMIT Conference is open now with discounts in place for early bird purchasers, team purchases and virtual conference passes. For registration, visit: www.wamitconference.com
Stacey Bowling is the Founder and CEO of Ngenuity Worx. After attending MIT, Stacey embarked on a career in information technology and has held many positions including programmer, systems analyst, project manager, IT manager and consultant. She has consulted for Fortune 500 companies like Sprint, RCA, AT&T, Bell Labs, Nelnet, Wachovia Bank, CitiCards, and Florida Blue and more. As a consultant she is recognized for her ability to work with executives to clarify strategic goals and define actionable objectives, as well as serving as project manager for multiple multi-million dollar projects. The former Director of Training for the State of Indiana and Certified Master Facilitator delivers training on technology topics and also shares her personal story. Her motivational speeches on “From Welfare Mom to CEO,” “Overcoming Homelessness” and “Finding Your Purpose” have inspired work groups, faith groups, youth groups, victim advocacy groups and the homeless. For more information, visit: www.ngenuityworx.com