Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Dr. Raychelle Burks, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, St. Edward's University, will deliver an opening keynote address at the WICT Tech It Out Conference on October 19, 2017. The 2017 Tech It Out Conference will be held inside of SCTE•ISBE's Cable-Tec Expo, taking place in Denver.
The program will also feature a panel of experts who will explore the intersection between leadership and technology. Moderated by Jana Henthorn, President & CEO, The Cable Center, panelists include Tonya Adams, Executive Director Business Services Operations, Comcast; Tal Laufer, Director, Product Management, ARRIS; and Deborah Picciolo, SVP, Operations, West Region, Charter Communications.
"We are delighted to have such a strong cohort of technology leaders address our audience of women and people of color in cable tech. Dr. Raychelle Burks, an academician and scientist, will serve as a superlative opening to a full program of leadership and learning," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO.
Dr. Raychelle Burks is a popular science communicator, appearing on the Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science, ACS Reactions videos, and at genre conventions, as well as writing a monthly forensic science column for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
In addition to Tech It Out, WICT, SCTE and Cablefax will recognize Charter’s Deborah Picciolo, SVP, Operations, West Region, as the 2017 Women in Technology Award honoree. The award will be presented during the Cable-Tec luncheon on October 18.
Registration to Tech It Out is complimentary; complete registration details are posted on the WICT website.
WICT proudly recognizes the sponsors of the 2017 Tech It Out Conference: ARRIS (Silver), Cisco (Bronze), Accenture (Champion), Scripps Networks Interactive (Patron) and industry partners SCTE, NAMIC, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
WICT’s mission is to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B network that helps advance women. For nearly 40 years, WICT has partnered with cable and technology companies to help build a more robust pipeline of women leaders. Founded in 1979, and now over 10,000 members strong, WICT is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in cable media. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.
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