Join us for Tech It Out:
The Age of Voice Control

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
8:00am – 4:30pm
Villanova University Connelly Center

Tech it Out 2018 has an amazing line up ready to take a deep dive into all things voice control on Wednesday July 18. Brought to you by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of WICT in partnership with WICT Global-here’s just a few of the presentations you don’t want to miss!

Jeanine Heck
VP of AI Product,

Comcast

“The Evolution of Voice Control”
LaBrina Loving
Senior Software Engineer,

Microsoft

“Enriching Digital Content with AI Speech & Translation”
Bryan Kissinger
Product Director,

Comcast

“Voice Control in the Digital Home”

Almost half of American adults are using digital voice assistants on their smartphones, in their cars and on other devices such as TV remotes, Amazon Echo and Google Home. The advances in recent years of technologies to support voice and conversational user interfaces are transporting our businesses and society into a new age of voice control. Come enjoy the great minds on the full-day agenda from companies like Amazon, Google, CA Technologies, Pure Integration, ARRIS and more! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear from these experts and experience the latest product demos.

Our event is open to the public, including men and women.
Students under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

Presented by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of WICT  in Partnership with WICT Global.
We gratefully acknowledge our WICT Global Tech It Out Partners.

WICT Global Tech It Out Sponsors
WICT Global Tech It Out Industry Partners

 


WICT Philly Gives Back

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:00 – 9:00pm
Vie by Cescaphe, Philadelphia, PA

WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) recognizes phenomenal women in our industry. Their actions and words inspire all, including the young women from Girls Inc. attending the event. Proceeds from the event support their organization as well as the WICT Philly Scholarship fund.

Do you know a champion in cable or telecommunications? Let them know by nominating them for one of four WPGB Awards: The Communicator, The Inspire, The Educator and The Catalyst. Nominees will be reviewed based on the touchstones for each award as well as contributions to and involvement in WICT.

Nominations are being accepted until July 27.

 

 


Check out our new feature, “3 Questions in 3 Minutes,”
where we will get to know a new industry influencer each month.   First Up:

Jennifer Yohe:
Senior Vice President, Procurement, Comcast

 


STEM Scholars Program Scholarship

The WICT Philadelphia Chapter Board is pleased to announce that we are offering 4 scholarships as part of the WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program. The program will awards 4 scholarships to students of $3,000 each for the fall semester 2018.  The WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program aims to increase the number of under-represented distinguished STEM graduates in the Philadelphia area.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.
For eligibility requirements and to apply, click below.

 


 

WICT National Summer Campaign Offer
Join or renew your WICT membership by June 30 & you will be entered into a raffle to win a complimentary registration to attend the WICT Leadership Conference (a $1,750 value) or a $100 American Express gift card! Visit   today – don’t miss out!

 

 

 

What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?
I am a Category Manager for ARRIS. What I love about my job is it requires combining people skills with strategic decision making, making it a very fast paced role.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
There are various women, at ARRIS and in the Telecommunications industry, that have climbed up the ranks through hard work and dedication. They have paved the way for younger generations and set examples for us, proving that it IS possible to be professionally successful and manage family life simultaneously.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
The most recent TV show I binge watched was NARCOS. Its based on real life incidents of Pablo Escobar and so, watching and learning of the things he did to build his ‘Empire’ was fascinating.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Many people don’t know that I spent my teenage years growing up in Saudi Arabia.

What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
I am a member and an active volunteer at WICT. I love volunteering because not only do you get to help out, it’s a great way to meet and learn about various WICT members.

Why do you think WICT is important?
Absolutely. This industry has far more men than women and what WICT has successfully done is create this equal platform to share and learn. It’s a great way to engage and learn about technology, for men and women of the industry, through info sessions, success stories or through the mentor program.