WIT.Connect Committee

Mission and Overview:

Provide high value networking and educational programs that bring women of metropolitan Washington’s diverse technology community together to expand their relationships and knowledge leading to professional development and a commitment to WIT.

As WIT.Connect is WIT’s central event each quarter, the Programs Committee defines WIT and serves as a forum to appeal to our broad-based membership. This very strategic committee is responsible for developing, organizing, and producing the large monthly meetings open to WIT members and the public. The committee develops the topics, obtains board endorsement, identifies and recruits the speakers, and coordinates with the WIT office and other committees to make the necessary arrangements for each program. 

Our WIT.Connect themes for 2018 may include topics such as:

  • Digital Automation Revolution: Impact on Women & Work - With advanced technology enabling the automation of previously human-exclusive tasks, it’s likely that we’ll start seeing productivity skyrocket in a number of white-collar type jobs – while eliminating others.  How can you augment your skills for these changes?
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) - The market is ready for AR and VR, and we already have some early-stage devices (e.g. Oculus Rift) and technology for these applications.  Before things really take off, you’ll need to be ready for AR and VR versions of practically everything—along with its ample marketing opportunities.
  • Machine Learning - It won’t be long before machine learning becomes a kind of “new normal,” with people expecting this type of AI as a component of every form of technology.
  • Humanized Big Data (Visual, Empathetic, Qualitative) - Big data’s greatest strength—its quantitative, numerical foundation—is also a weakness. Expect to see advancements to humanize big data, seeking more empathetic and qualitative bits of data and projecting it in a more visualized, accessible way.

Do you or someone you know have experience with these topics?  If so, contact:

Irene Lane
Board Member, Programs Chair
Irene@Greenloons.com

Committee Volunteering Opportunities:

Additional volunteers to help plan and produce WIT's dynamic general programs are always welcome! Our current needs are:

  • Speaker Prospector
  • Competitive Analysis Researcher
  • Virtual Programs/Webinar Coordinator
  • Photographer/Blogger/Vlogger