Reminder – You are Invited: 21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce

The National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Wilson Center invite you to:

“21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce” Roundtable

October 13, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Lucinda Sanders, CEO & Co-founder, The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)

8:45 a.m. Keynote Addresses

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) – invited

Congressman Thomas Petri (R-WI)confirmed

Introduction by The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center

9:30 a.m. Panel One:  Unpacking STEM & the Problems with Finding Talent

Avis Yates Rivers, President and CEO, Technology Concepts Group, Inc. – confirmed; Dan Zelem, CIO, Medco – confirmed; Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP & CIO, Avon Products, Inc. – confirmed; Cordell Carter, Director of Public Policy, Business Roundtable – confirmed; Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce – confirmed

10:30 Coffee & Conversation

10:45 a.m. Panel Two:  National Security & a 21st Century Workforce

Laura Adolfie, Director, STEM Development Office, Department of Defense – confirmed; Susan Lavrakas, Director, Workforce – Aerospace Industries Association – confirmed; Kelly H. Carnes, President and CEO, TechVision21 – confirmed; Kim Adams, Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin- invited; Alan Paller, Director of Research, The SANS Institute – invited; Matt Fussa, Managing Attorney for Global Government Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc. – invited; Rand Beers, Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security – invited

11:45 a.m. Creative Approaches to 21st Century Skills

Bill Kamela, Senior Director for Education and Workforce Law and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft – confirmed; Bob Baugh, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council – confirmed; Sara Akbar, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Oracle Corporation – confirmed

12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Lucinda Sanders, CEO & Co-founder, The National Center for Women and Information Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

RSVP to page@wilsoncenter.org by October 11, 2011             

Please contact Liz Byers with questions:  202-691-4357

Posted by: PAGE Staff

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