Technical Executive Forum
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
Hilton Baltimore Hotel
By invitation only
The Technical Executive Forum convenes C-level technology executives in a discussion of the challenges their organizations face in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women and the knowledge sharing of solutions to these challenges.
Started in 2007 under the name “CTO Forum,” this initiative brings together thought leaders to raise awareness, actively engage discussion, and drive action among R&D executives on issues regarding the recruitment, retention, and advancement of technical women.
This Forum is held annually at the Grace Hopper Celebration and includes targeted discussions among technology executives and knowledge exchange and practical solutions to creating cultures that sustain diversity and innovation. Past participants included Colin Bodell, Vice President, Amazon; Debra Danielson, Distinguished Engineer and Senior Vice President, CA Technologies; Mary Coucher, Vice President, IBM; Patricia McDonald, Vice President, Intel; Tayloe Stansbury, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intuit; Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer, Microsoft; Brian Pawlowski, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, NetApp; Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs North America; Angela Tucci, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Symantec; Krista Claude, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Reuters.
In 2011, 69 R&D executives participated in the Forum.
“The most valuable part of the Forum was the suggestions for best practices from other leading companies.” – Executive participant
“I valued hearing from others going through rocky times, where they had lost ground in their efforts to promote women or are in companies where they were not personally valued as much as they had been in the past. I find this a very difficult situation to deal with and it’s nice to have a place where it’s OK to talk about it.” – Executive participant
“A better understanding of other companies’ experiences and ideas to improve support of technical women in our company was a valuable outcome of the Technical Executive Forum.” – Executive participant
“Some of the shared experiences gave me ideas on initiatives I can implement.” – Executive participant
This event is by invitation only. For questions, contact Christine Chiu, Research & Executive Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme: From dialogue to results in the advancement of technical women
Technical Executive Forum, Part 1 (invited technical executives only) – Networking Breakfast and Workshop
*Please allow 7 minutes to walk from and to the TEF breakfast and workshop held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel to the Welcome & Keynote held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
|7:15 – 8:15 am||Technical Executive Forum Networking Breakfast||Hilton Baltimore Hotel: Peale A-C|
|8:30 – 9:45 am||Welcome & Keynote – Nora Denzel, Senior Vice President, Intuit||Baltimore Convention Center|
|10:00am – 12:30 pm|| Technical Executive Forum workshop with break, refreshments
Workshop facilitated by Sabina Nawaz, Executive coach and organizational development consultant; CEO, Nawaz Consulting, LLC
|Hilton Baltimore Hotel: Johnson A-B|
|12:30 pm||Lunch – on your own OR with company teams (for Partner companies only)|
Technical Executive Forum, Part 2 (Partner organizations – executives and teams only) – Lunch and team working session
|12:30 – 1:30 pm||Lunch||Hilton Baltimore Hotel: Holiday Ballroom 4-5|
|1:30 – 3:30 pm|| Team working session with break, refreshments
Working session facilitated by Sabina Nawaz, Executive coach and organizational development consultant; CEO, Nawaz Consulting, LLC
|Hilton Baltimore Hotel: Holiday Ballroom 1-3|
Optional program sessions, activities
|3:45 – 4:45 pm||GHC sessions or Student Research Competition presentations||Baltimore Convention Center|
|4:45 – 5:15 pm||Break||Baltimore Convention Center|
|5:15 – 6:15 pm||GHC sessions or Student Research Competition presentations||Baltimore Convention Center|
|6:30 – 7:30 pm||Private Reception – by invitation only||Baltimore Convention Center|
|7:30 – 8:30 pm||Awards Presentation||Baltimore Convention Center|
|8:30 pm – 12:00 am||Post-Awards Presentation Dancing||Baltimore Convention Center|
2012 Technical Executive Forum Organizing Committee:
Renu Bhatia, Vice President of Sales, Strategic Accounts, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs North America
Cathy Lasser, Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, Global Distribution Sector, IBM
Minerva Rodriguez, Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon
Yvonne Schneider, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Services Technologies, American Express
Telle Whitney, CEO and President, Anita Borg Institute
Barbara Gee, Vice President of Programs, Anita Borg Institute