Vancouver Women in Technology (VanWIT) is a non-profit society that supports women pursuing careers in the technology sector. We provide mentorship, networking and educational opportunities to help women thrive in Vancouver’s technology community. Founded in 2016, VanWIT is led by a group of professional women with a passion for helping other women grow and advance in their careers.
Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver 845 Burrard Street
Ticket Price: $25.00
VanWIT is excited to host our first event in the Digital Disruption series focusing on the Internet of Things and how it impacts our cities, where we live and how we work both now and in the future. A panel of special guests will engage in a lively moderated discussion around the following topics:
- IoT opportunities: How do you build the case for which of the many to pursue?
- Big Data: How it is being used and what is the impact on people and on business?
- Hype vs. Applied Technology: What is already delivering real value and what is on the horizon?
- Future-proofing your career: How do you ride the wave and ensure you don’t get left behind?
The agenda will be as follows:
- 5:30 pm – Registration Opens
- 6:00 pm – Facilitated Panel Discussion
- 7:00 pm – Audience Q&A
- 7:30 pm – Open Networking
- 8:00 pm – Event Close
Shari Wallace, Chief Information Officer, City of Burnaby
Shari is responsible for IT strategy, business transformation projects, asset lifecycle management and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining municipal government, Shari spent 15 years in the private sector in a number of IT positions across a wide-range of industries including telecommunications, banking and oil and gas
Bill Finnerty. Research Director, Gartner
Bill is a member of the public-sector team covering citizen engagement, government portals, mobile, geospatial technologies and smart cities/communities for state and local governments. He previously served as the CIO for the Pennsylvania Department of State, where he was responsible for the Department’s IT strategic direction, budget, policy and staffing strategies.
Karina Guy, MAS, PMAHI, CISA, CISSP, CIPP/C, Partner, KPMG
Karina has over 25 years of experience in IM/IT advisory services specializing in digital transformation, advanced analytics, process automation, informatics and decision-support. She has also built the foundational capabilities for smart city initiatives as well as led numerous engagements in health and social care, public safety and law enforcement, infrastructure and transportation.
Kurt Pregler, ITP, MBA, CMC, PMP, Chief Information Officer, Translink
Kurt is a highly-motivated, customer-focused, and outcomes-oriented IT leader with responsibility for enterprise IT strategy, security, data and analytics, systems delivery and support, and day-to-day operations. He previously worked in operations management and management consulting roles before joining TransLink in late 2008.
Karyn Magnusson, P.Eng, Deputy City Engineer, City of North Vancouver
Karyn is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of leading design and operations teams in the municipal and higher education sectors, with a deep background in Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Asset Management and Green Infrastructure. She recently joined the City of North Vancouver in the role of Deputy City Engineer.
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