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AITP Women in Tech Leadership Forum

by Klaire Wesolowski

Back by popular demand and moderated by Georgette Prater, Vice President of AITP Atlanta Chapter, the Women in Technology Leadership Forum will explore the ambition, influence, technical skills and board room savvy it takes to rise above your peers. Check out the speakers below.

June 18
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30346

Meet the speakers:

Teena Piccione is AVP for AT&T’s Big Data organization. Teena began her technical career as an international consultant, and joined BellSouth Long Distance in 1999 to spearhead a joint venture between BellSouth and Qwest. Today she is AVP determining Big Data solutions and Product Marketing, delivering Big Data products from inception to production. Teena just won the 2015 IT Executive of the Year award at Innotech and the Diversity Champion Award at AT&T. Currently she serves as on the Executive Council for the MSBA University of Texas Austin and Dallas. She is a noted industry speaker on Big Data and STEM. Teena has previously served on a public school board and as Director of Communication for Women of AT&T. She is married and the proud mother of two teenage girls. She is highly energetic and loves classical music, hiking and spending time with her family. Teena packs her own sunshine!

Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology/Software Development field specializing in web and mobile technologies. She is currently the Assistant Director of Education / Community Outreach at ATDC and Chief Chick (CEO) of StartupChicks. ATDC is the oldest and largest research university affiliated incubators in the United States. Headquartered in Atlanta’s Technology Square adjacent to Georgia Tech’s campus, ATDC serves as the hub for technology entrepreneurship in Georgia. StartupChicks is a 501c3 focused on empowering women entrepreneurs through education, community, coaching, connections and investment.

Lisa McFarlin is the Senior Director of IT Global Operations and Hosted Service Delivery for Verizon Telematics, a global telematics solution provider for signature companies such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan and State Farm. Prior to her current role, Lisa delivered other cloud solutions with McKesson and AT&T. Her background spans more than 20 years of technology experience in sales & marketing, systems, development, database administration, project management and data center operations. She has industry experience in high technology, healthcare and telecommunications. Lisa holds a business degree in marketing and management with a minor in music.

Lisa Bronson has over 15 years’ experience ranging from manufacturing, financial services and enterprise software to telecommunications and digital media. She is currently Director, Strategy & Programs, PMO at First Data Corp and brings a customer-focused perspective to project management. She is PMP certified and holds a CGEIT certification from ISACA. She is also a part-time instructor at Georgia State within the Robinson School of Business, Department of Computer Information Systems, teaching ‘IT Project Management’ and ‘Introduction to Information Security.’

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