OpenText Announces First Women in Technology Summit

PaperFree partner OpenText recently announced an addition to its 2018 OpenText Enterprise World lineup - the inaugural Women in Technology Summit.  The conference will be held in Toronto, Canada this July and is a follow up and expansion to the wildly popular 2017 Women in Technology Luncheon at Enterprise World.  The Summit is inspired by International Women's Day and Press for Progress and will feature speakers who will share thoughts on the challenges of achieving diversity in the technology sector, as well as keynotes on the progress that has been made and its positive effects on the workplace.

“OpenText is honoured to create a new leadership forum at OpenText Enterprise World, the Women in Technology Summit,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, Vice Chair, CEO and CTO at OpenText. “Innovation is at the heart of OpenText, and diversity is a key element of innovation. The Women in Technology Summit will bring leaders together from across North America to further advance innovation through diversity.” 

The summit will feature Chief Technology Officer of the United States Megan Smith, Stephanice Lampkin, CEO of Blendoor, and Jodi Kovitz, CEO and founder of #MovetheDial.  The Summit will also feature two panel events that will be moderated by prominent broadcast journalist Marci Ien, who currently co-hosts The Social.  The panels will focus on topics including advancing women in technology to positions of leadership as well as influencing the future of women in STEM careers.  The panels will feature:

  • Pearl Sullivan, University of Waterloo Dean of Engineering
  • Mei Dent, OpenText Vice President of Research and Development
  • Danny Allen, SAP Labs Vice President of Tech Diversity and Inclusion
  • Anar Simpson, Technovation Global Ambassador
  • Saadia Muzaffar, founder of TechGirls of Canada
  • Lucia Melgarejo, SAP UX Designer

The summit will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and registration is open now via OpenText.

This article was based on a March 7, 2018 OpenText press release.

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