One of the events I attend every year at the Information on Demand conference is the Women in Technology event. This year there are two events that sound really interesting.
Passarelli is hosting the panel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm
followed by a cocktail event at 6pm. It should be a lot of fun! The
panel will focus on "Taking charge of your career" and includes
professional women both inside and outside of IBM along with Bob Picciano. It’s good to get a male perspective on this topic as well!
you don’t know Alyse or Bob, you’ll be happy to learn that even though
they are both highly successful in IBM, both have families, kids, and
full lives. Both are personable people who remember people who they
have met and are easy to call friends.
Here’s more detail on the sessions:
Title: Women in Technology Networking Reception (Session 4229A)
Join executive host Alyse Passarelli,
IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, for an opportunity
to network with other women in Information Technology, while enjoying
appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to take this opportunity
to share your experiences with your peers and build a larger
professional network. Don't forget to bring your business cards and a
friend! Prior to the reception, you are also invited and encouraged to
attend "Taking Charge of Your Career", an executive panel discussion,
also hosted by Alyse, Session 4228, at 5pm in Palm A.
Title: Taking Charge of Your Career - A Panel Discussion for Women Professionals (4228A)
join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW
Information Management Sales, and our distinguished panel of executives
as they share their insights and experiences in pro-actively managing
their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Following the panel discussion, you are invited to join the Women In
Technology Networking Reception held in the Palm Foyer near the session
room. Plan to join your peers, share ideas, expand your network while
enjoying refreshments, appetizers and a great view of Las Vegas.
I hope you can join us at this event. If you were there last year, you’ll remember that Ginny Rometty had just been announced as CEO of IBM. Inhi Cho Suh took a photo of our Vegas WIT event and sent it to Ginny. See the blog post by Adriana Zubiri / Emily Cotter on the official IBM site about the event & the photo.
my perspective, I’ve been working at IBM for 23 years, have a vibrant
career and travel. I have a son and two pets. I love my career and
working for IBM. Throughout my long career, I’ve met the most amazing
people you can imagine. Both those working for IBM and those who work
with IBM. Both men and women. My life is very rich due to the
experiences I’ve had with these people and I expect that to continue for
many more years.