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Tech It Out 2024

The WICT Network: Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s Tech It Out (TIO) conference is our annual signature event, showcasing cutting-edge technology and its impact within media, entertainment, and technology industries and by extension, our lives On June 6th, the 2024 theme is to Embark on the Future: Reimagine with AI, focused on the journey into new possibilities powered with the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence.

About Tech It Out

The WICT Network’s Tech It Out Initiative premiered in 2009 with the goal of creating strong women leaders in technology, while also raising awareness about the vast opportunities for women in the tech fields within our industry. A growing body of research shows that strengthening gender diversity fosters innovation and improves the bottom line. Programs like Tech It Out give our stakeholders tools they need to keep pace with the latest advances in technology while connecting them with industry leaders and pioneers

Event Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Breakfast, Registration & Sponsor Meet

    Main Hall

  • 10 minutes

    Opening Ceremonies Host: Michele Corsini, Executive Director, Comcast | The WICT Network Greater Philadelphia VP

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Opening Keynote: Nicole Bucala, VP & GM, CTS Cyber Security - AI Breaking Down the Hype

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Who is Responsible for Responsible AI? - Suzanne L Taylor, VP of AI, Unisys

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    AI for Business Operations: Maria Elshamy, Strategy Leader, IBM

    Main Stage

  • 15 minutes

    Networking Break | Refreshments


  • 30 minutes

    Breakout Sessions: EY - Archana Raj, Accenture - Molly Rupert-Sullivan


  • 25 minutes

    Democratizing AI: Jan Neumann, VP, ML Comcast & Jillian Powers, AI Strategy Slalom

    Main Stage

  • 1 hour

    Lunch, Networking & Sponsor Meet

    Main Stage

  • 30 minutes

    Empowering the Future and Leading Innovation: Microsoft & TEKsystems Panel

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Generative AI in Telco: Lilac Ilan, Global Head AI Ops, Nvidia & Rodney Richter, Chief Technologist, HPE

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Accessibility Alternatives for Voice Control Using AI: Adina Halter, Principal Solution Architect, Comcast

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Generative AI/ML: Unlocking New Frontiers in Media & Entertainment: Amit Kalawat, AWS & James Wu

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    AI and Sustainability: Dana Vannen Anderson, Senior Director of Sustainability, Cognizant

    Main Stage

  • 25 minutes

    Keynote: Fireside Chat with Nina Vaca, CEO & Chairman, Pinnacle Group and Yvette Thornton, President, WICT Philadelphia

    Main Stage

  • 20 minutes

    Closing Ceremonies & STEM Scholarship from Silpa Nair & Paige Giunta, Co-Directors, WICT Greater Philadelphia

    Main Stage

  • 2 hours

    Networking Reception | Happy Hour

    First Floor

Gallery From Past TIO Events

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