Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MIT Review Emerging Technology Conf

Today I'll be blogging from the MIT EmTech Conference for most of the day, but ending up in the evening at Harvard Berkman for a book launch party of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's new book, BORN DIGITAL.

Here's the kickoff speaker for today's event which features Women in Technology:
Atti Riazi, Senior Partner and CIO, Ogilvy and Mather

Technologists are widely stereotyped as narrowly specialized geeks, a characterization that has limited their opportunities across the range of organizational roles. Yet leadership is about passion, instinct, courage, imagination, integrity, and intellect, regardless of discipline or gender. Riazi will critically examine common perceptions of women and technologists in leadership roles, discuss the effects of those perceptions, and address how people can reposition themselves.