Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Anita Borg Institute Welcomes New Members to Its Board of Trustees

Distinguished High-Tech Leaders Join Institute to Help Further Women in Technology

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in the high-tech industry, today announced two new Board of Trustees members, Marie Wieck, General Manager of Application Integration Middleware (AIM) at IBM, and Peter Griffiths, Executive Vice President and Group Executive of Enterprise Solutions and Technology Group at CA Technologies. As members of ABI's Board of Trustees, Wieck and Griffiths will help ABI promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in technology. They join a board of esteemed members including executives, academics, and students from leading technology companies and academic institutions.

"ABI succeeds because of the combined knowledge, vision and commitment of technology leaders like Marie Wieck and Peter Griffiths," said Telle Whitney, ABI's president and CEO. "We know that businesses with diverse teams that include both women and men deliver more innovation and better business results in today's global business environment. We are committed to attracting more women to the highly rewarding and growing number of careers in computer science and engineering. Peter and Marie's direct involvement in our Board will help us continue to advance a new generation of women in technology."

As General Manager of AIM, Marie Wieck has responsibility for IBM's WebSphere software portfolio. She leads a worldwide team helping enterprise clients achieve business advantage from mobile, web, cloud, integration and business process management solutions. She has over 25 years of IT experience in hardware, software and services. IBM has demonstrated decades of commitment to addressing the specific needs of women, and to creating work/life and career development programs that address those needs. The use of these services leads to more effective and productive employees who will contribute their best to the corporation.

Wieck is passionate about women in technology and work/life integration. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) Roundtable, MentorNet, and the co-chairperson of IBM's Global Work/Life Council. She won the SWE Work/Life Balance Award in 2005 and the President's Citation from The Cooper Union for her contributions to technology. Wieck holds an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Engineering from The Cooper Union.

"It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute," said Wieck. "IBM recognizes the importance that a women's perspective brings to technology innovation, and programs like the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Systers community help recruit and promote women in technical career paths. I look forward to contributing to these initiatives and working closely with this great team."

In addition to Wieck, ABI also appointed Peter Griffiths to its Board of Trustees. As a Group
Executive at CA Technologies, Peter Griffiths manages a broad portfolio of products and solutions for enterprise and growth markets. He oversees a world-class global community that combines research, development, product management and solutions engineering to drive company leadership in Security, Enterprise Management, and IT Management-as-a-Service. Griffiths is an advocate for women in the technology industry and has worked closely with ABI to help further programs for women in the field. Griffiths earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Brighton University in England.

"Greater involvement of women in technology is an incredibly important factor in driving growth and development in the IT industry and society at large. This is not just an issue for women, but something that requires engagement from everyone -- at all levels," said Griffiths. "At CA Technologies, we are committed to the advancement of women in technology. As one of the newest members on the Anita Borg Institute's Board, I hope to further their mission of helping expand opportunities for women in this industry."

About The Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Their programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Amazon, CA Technologies, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, Salesforce.com, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC2, Neustar, Raytheon, VentureLoop and Yahoo!. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org or follow the Anita Borg Institute on Facebook and Twitter at @anitaborg_org.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

For More Information, contact:
Kate Carey
Email Contact
650-814-3088

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, paneli...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datanami is a communication channel dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in Big Data. The publication sheds light on all cutting-edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and the...
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
In this presentation, Striim CTO and founder Steve Wilkes will discuss practical strategies for counteracting fraud and cyberattacks by leveraging real-time streaming analytics. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Striim, will provide a detailed look into leveraging streaming data management to correlate events in real time, and identify potential breaches across IoT and non-IoT systems throughout the enterprise. Strategies for processing massive ...
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organi...