Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Infinity Park Event Center
4400 E Kentucky Ave
Denver, CO 80246

 

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Tech It Out is a cutting-edge celebration of new technologies, innovation, STEM and Student Outreach, and influential technology Leaders in the Rocky Mountain region. Join us this November as we mark our 10th anniversary, celebrating a decade of innovation and inspiration!

This year’s full day conference will:

  • Continue the program’s quest to demystify technology for professionals at all levels and across all disciplines
  • Offer an interactive and creative forum to explore diversity in tech
  • Inspire participants to advance their careers in cable and technology
  • Support STEM and Student Outreach to local High School and College students.

Please join us in making WICT Rocky Mountain’s Tech It Out 2017 another huge success. Together we can inspire current and future leaders to pursue opportunities in technology.

  • AGENDA

    2017 Tech It Out Agenda

    8:00 AM – 8:45 AM      Breakfast & Networking

    8:45 AM – 9:00 AM      Opening Remarks
    Keely Buchanan, Senior Manager, Employee Experience, Charter Communications

    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM      Clip from Bias

    9:15 AM – 9:45 AM      Keynote: Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver

    9:45 AM – 9:50 AM      Tech Talk #1
    Charlotte Field, Sr. Vice President -Applications Platform Operations, Charter Communications

    9:50 AM – 10:15 AM      Break & Clip from Bias

    10:15 AM – 10:20 AM      Tech Talk #2
    Mike Hess, Founder & Executive Director, Blind Institute of Technology

    10:20 AM – 11:35 AM      Panel: Show and Tech
    Moderator: Maria Rothschild, Executive Director, National Video Deployment Engineering, Comcast
    Panelists: Sara Dirkse, Freelance Tech Writer and Researcher
    Neil Kipp, Engineer and Cloud Software Architect, Comcast
    Gurpreet Kaur, Charter Communications
    Dr. Adnan Masood, Chief Architect – AI & Machine Learning / Microsoft MVP, UST Global

    11:35 AM – 11:40 AM       Tech Talk #3
    Arianne Hinds, Principle Architect, Video and Standards Strategy, CableLabs

    11:40 AM – 12:10 AM      Lunch & Networking

    12:10 PM – 12:40 PM      Fireside Chat
    Leslie Ellis, Tech Writer, Ellis Edits, Inc.
    Fraser Stirling, SVP, Devices and AI Systems, Comcast

    12:40 PM – 12:55 PM      Break & Clip from Bias

    12:55 PM – 1:00 PM      Tech Talk #4
    Jane Rhodes Wolfe, Head of Corporate Security, Charter Communications

    1:00 PM – 2:15 PM      Panel: Turning Disruption Into Opportunity
    Moderator: Pam Jeffords, Partner, #WhenWomenThrive
    Panelists: Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
    Sherita Ceasar, SVP, Technology Environments and Strategy, Comcast
    Rich DiGeronimo, EVP, Product & Strategy, Charter Communications
    Ike Elliott, Chief Strategy Officer, Cable Labs

    2:15 PM – 2:30 PM      Vanguard Award Presentation
    Cynthia Carpenter, Vice President Human Resource Operations, Charter Communications & WICT RM Chapter President

    2:30 PM – 2:40 PM      Break & Clip from Bias

    2:40 PM – 2:45 PM      Tech Talk #5
    Zoi Johns, Founder, Project Waterwise

    2:45 PM – 4:00 PM      Keynote: Robin Hauser Reynolds, Director Producer

    4:00 PM      Closing Remarks
    Keely Buchanan, Sr Manager, Employee Experience, Charter Communications

  • SPEAKERS

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

    • Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver
    • Robin Hauser, Producer/Director, Finish Line Films

    ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS:

    Peter Brown, VP, Design, Charter Communications

    Sherita Ceasar, SVP, Technology Environments and Strategy, Comcast

    Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

    Rich DiGeronimo, EVP, Product & Strategy, Charter Communications

    Sara Dirkse, Freelance Tech Writer and Researcher

    Ike Elliott, Chief Strategy Officer, Cable Labs

    Leslie Ellis, Tech Writer, Ellis Edits, Inc.

    Charlotte Field, Sr. Vice President -Applications Platform Operations, Charter Communications

    Mike Hess, Founder & Executive Director, Blind Institute of Technology

    Arianne Hinds, Principle Architect, Video and Standards Strategy, CableLabs & 2017 WICT RM’s Woman in Technology

    Pam Jeffords, Partner, #WhenWomenThrive

    Neil Kipp, Engineer and Cloud Software Architect, Comcast

    Jane Rhodes Wolfe, Head of Corporate Security, Charter Communications

    Maria Rothschild, Executive Director, National Video Deployment Engineering, Comcast

    Fraser Stirling, SVP, Devices and AI Systems, Comcast

  • SUPPORT THE EVENT AS A SPONSOR

    The success of Tech It Out is largely dependent on sponsor participation. The proceeds support the event and fund the student scholarships which enable students from local high schools and colleges considering a career in cable to attend. Please note that it is not a fundraiser for the chapter.

    Please join us in making this year’s WICT RM Tech It Out another success!

    Presenting Sponsor Package ($25,000)

    • 4 10-person tables
    • Premium VIP seating
    • Featured in TIO promotional materials including App
    • Event Signage
    • 1 Demo Table
    • 20 VIP After-Party invitations

    Student STEM Program ($15,000)

    • Local STEM Student Program Sponsor
    • 1 10-person table
    • Premium VIP seating
    • Featured in TIO promotional materials including App
    • Event Signage
    • 10 VIP After-Party invitations

    VIP Sponsorship Package ($5,000)

    *limited to 2 sponsors @$5,000 or 1 exclusive sponsor @ the price of $10,000

    • Executive Reception on the evening of November 15th. This is an intimate invite only meet and greet with Robin Hauser Reynolds.
    • Sponsorship of the VIP Reception immediately following the event
    • 5 admission tickets
    • Preferred VIP seating
    • Featured in TIO promotional materials including App
    • Event Signage
    • 10 invites to the Executive Reception and 10 VIP After-Party invitations

    Reserved Table ($3,500) SOLD OUT!

    *Save $500 if you pre-purchase a table for our 2018 Walk of Fame Event

    • 1 10-person table
    • Included in TIO promotional materials including App
    • Event Signage

    Branding Packages ($2,500)

    • 2 admission tickets
    • Included in TIO promotional materials including App
    • Event Signage
    • Branding for one of the following:
      • Centerpieces
      • Chill Lounge
      • Coat Check
      • Coffee Stations
      • Green Room
      • Post-Event Survey
      • Wi-Fi Splash Page
      • Name Tags
      • Pads/Pens
      • Ambassador T-Shirts

    Please contact Travis.Woudstra@charter.com to learn more about sponsoring this event!

  • APPLY TO BE A STUDENT AMBASSADOR

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM – 

    Are you interested in exploring a career in cable, wireless or television programming? Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rocky Mountain is pleased to host Tech It Out, an award-winning, full-day conference featuring expert speakers, panels and technology demonstrations on Thursday, November 17 in Denver, Colorado. WICT will be selecting 40 High School and College students to attend the conference as our guest.  The selected students will be eligible to participate in an essay contest about their Tech It Out experience.  The winning essay will receive a gift card worth $500.

    Tech It Out demystifies technology for professionals at all levels and across multiple disciplines; highlights women technology leaders in an interactive and creative forum; enables attendees to learn about new technology that is driving innovation; inspires participants to advance their career paths along the technology continuum; and supports local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Student Outreach.

    Since its inception in 2007, the WICT Rocky Mountain Tech It Out Conference has grown to become the must-attend technology event in the Rocky Mountain Region, winning the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) Beacon Award in 2007, 2012, and 2013.  Conference attendance exceeds 400 industry leaders including executives from Comcast, Charter Communications, Starz, CableLabs, Liberty Global, SCTE, The Cable Center, Turner, Canoe, Wide Open West, and more.

    We will need Student Ambassadors for the Tech It Out program.

    To apply, please complete the College Student TIO sponsorship application  and upload your headshot/photo, LinkedIn profile URL, and (if not covered by LinkedIn) resume.

    NOTE: If you do not have all the items above, please upload what you can.
    The application deadline is October 25 2017 and applicants will be notified of their submission status by November 6, 2017.
    If you have any questions, please contact laxmi.vallury@charter.com<mailto:laxmi.vallury@twcable.com>
    Feel free to forward this invitation to other students who might be interested in applying for a 2017 Tech It Out Scholarship.

     

    2017 WICT Rocky Mountain Tech It Out - Student Ambassador Application

    Please submit the below information to apply for a Student Ambassador role at Tech It Out 2017.
  • APPLY TO BE A STRATEGIC PARTNER

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      Your logo will be used in TIO marketing materials and on the big screens in the ballroom.
  • 10 YEARS OF TECH IT OUT

    Since its inception in 2007, the WICT Rocky Mountain Tech It Out Conference has grown to become the must-attend technology event in the Rocky Mountain Region, winning the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) Beacon Award in 2007, 2012, and 2013.

    Conference attendance exceeds 400 industry leaders, including executives from Comcast, Charter Communications, Starz, CableLabs, Liberty Global, SCTE, The Cable Center, Turner, Canoe, Wide Open West, and more.

  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016

    She Started ItShe Started It: The Intersection of Women, Tech, and Innovation

    Tech It Out will showcase clips from the Industry premiere of She Started It, a feature length documentary film about women tech entrepreneurs.  Shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, She Started It aims to highlight successful role models for young women and is the first film to show the behind the scenes of women running tech start-ups.  Nora Poggi, Director and Producer, will discuss the intersection of women, tech, and innovation.

    rockin-tech2Rockin’ Tech (WICT Touchstone of taking risks/being fearless, which can carry across all aspects of our lives)

    Whether it be the rocks of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Rocky Mountains or an actual rock band, this panel will discuss how their personal life adventures inspire them to reinvent their tech careers. We’ll explore their adventures, careers and the technologies each panelist is focused on today.

    • Laurel Werner. Founder & Chairman of KiliTech Foundation.
    • Cynthia Carpenter, VP Product Mgmt Charter/WICT RM President.
    • Tom Gorman, Founder & CEO opXL/President SCTE RM.
    • Maria Popo, President Ubee Interactive

    Moderator: The 2016 winner of the School of Mines, Grace McDermot full scholarship for women in engineering : Sophia Becker (who chose engineering due to a TIO event).

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    Novelist, Professor, Humorist, and Women’s Speaker Gina Barreca

    Dr. Gina Barreca is a best-selling author, academic, humorist, and Professor of English literature and Feminist Theory.   She has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor.

    Her B.A. is from Dartmouth College, where she was the first woman to be named Alumni Scholar, her M.A. is from Cambridge University, where she was a Reynold’s Fellow, and her Ph.D. is from the City University of New York.

    She will end the day on a humorous note, speaking to men and women in Corporate America, the different generations in the workplace, the pay gap, what to do now that we’ve leaned in, and more!