Trends & Accelerations in Technology

Perspectives from Women in Tech

Panel Discussion and Networking Event @ Digital Ballpark in Plainview

When

Thursday, November 1, 2018

5:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm Panel Discussion

Where:

Digital Ballpark
100 Terminal Dr
Plainview, New York 11803
http://www.digitalballpark.com/

Trends & Accelerations in Technology – Perspectives from Women in Tech

A Panel Discussion & Networking Mixer

Technology is accelerating at an exponential rate and trends like AI, Virtual Reality, Big Data and Blockchain are touching almost every industry. On November 1st, Long Island Women in Tech will bring together an insightful panel of women technology leaders to reflect on these trends and share how they keep up in this age of acceleration.

Join us for “Trends & Accelerations in Technology – Perspectives from Women in Tech” panel discussion on November 1st at 5:30 pm at the Digital Ballpark in Plainview. Panelists will include Chief Technology Officers, new technology enthusiasts and technology thought leaders from various Long Island companies.

Students, Industry Professionals and Members are all welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Featuring:

Barbara Porter

Barbara Porter

Chief Technology Officer of FragranceNet/Fragrance.com

Sheetal Rishi

Sheetal Rishi

Client Unit Executive, Watson Partnerships @ IBM

Nicole Daphne Tricoukes

Nicole Daphne Tricoukes

Senior Maverick, Chief Technology Office, Zebra Technologies

Judy Murrah

Judy Murrah

CIO at Applied DNA Sciences

About Our Panelists:

Barbara Porter

Barbara Porter

Chief Technology Officer of FragranceNet/Fragrance.com

Barbara Porter has been the Chief Technology Officer of FragranceNet/Fragrance.com since 2000 where she oversees the software development, information technology, and business intelligence teams with the goal of continuous improvement.  Prior to FragranceNet she worked for 1800flowers.com for 10 years in various roles including leading software development teams and using her Six Sigma training identify and sponsor improvement initiatives in the organization.  Earlier in her career she worked for Getty Petroleum and Global Computer (now Systemax) in various procurement, engineering and accounting roles.

Barbara earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from NYIT Old Westbury and earned her MBA with a concentration in Management from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  She also has various industry certifications and training (PMP, CSM, SaFE Agilist, Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt).

Barbara is on the Board of Directors of LISTnet.org, is the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society of Long Island, and is a technology advisor for the Project Management Institute (PMI TechMAG).  She is a business school professor, published author, speaks on various technology and management topics, and is an advocate for encouraging our youth, particularly girls, to consider careers in STEM.

Nicole Daphne Tricoukes

Nicole Daphne Tricoukes

Senior Maverick, Chief Technology Office, Zebra Technologies

Nicole’s expanding the human possibilities of enterprise wearable technology with advanced extended reality (AR/VR/MR) and heads-up display (HUD) systems, machine vision and AI technologies, making frictionless and uninterrupted workflow possible.  What was once a futuristic vision only by science fiction is now real.

Judy Murrah

Judy Murrah

CIO at Applied DNA Sciences

Judy Murrah is responsible for information technology strategy and implementation, including operations support, customer-facing applications and development of the company’s underlying technology infrastructure.

Murrah comes to APDN from Motorola Solutions, which had acquired her former firm, Symbol Technologies. At Motorola, Murrah was Senior Director of Information Technology, overseeing financial operations, quality assurance, and IT governance of thousands of resources globally. At the data capture and wireless mobility pioneer, Symbol, Murrah established and led the IT Portfolio and Project Management Office and the company’s first cross-functional business Portfolio Review Board for governing investment spend and programs.

Ms. Murrah holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of eleven U.S. patents.

In addition to the business world, Ms. Murrah has taken her expertise to the non-profit sector. She is co-founder and President of ConnectToTech, a recognized leader in programs to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math, known as the STEM disciplines. Recently, ConnectToTech was named a recipient in Computerworld’s 2013 Laureate Honors Program. Laureates were recognized at an awards gala in Washington, D.C. Ms. Murrah and her organization were presented with a medallion inscribed with the program’s mission: “A Search for New Heroes.”

Murrah was named to the 2005 and 2006 Top 50 Women of Long Island and received the inaugural 2001 Diamond Award for Women Leaders in Technology.