BE INSPIRED BY WOMEN, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY WIT SUMMIT

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WIT is a one-day summit, complete with experiential programming, networking opportunities, and much more. Top professionals from different industries will discuss how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation. The WIT platform is designed to highlight the power of creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive thinking.

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WIT Stage

Top professionals and thought leaders will take the stage on Tuesday as part of the Women, Innovation and Technology programming.

Tuesday, June 13 2017

9:00 am - 9:05 am ( eMerge Stage )
Welcome from Xavier Gonzalez, CEO eMerge Americas
9:10 am - 10:00 am ( eMerge Stage )
KEYNOTE:
Uri Levine, Co-founder of Waze,
Moderated by: Melissa Lee, CNBC
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Opening Remarks: Melissa Medina, EVP eMerge Americas
featuring
10:10 am - 10:30 am
KEYNOTE: The Revolutionary Impending Technological Innovations

How technology will change the way we live, interact and create. What that means for your business and how to think about the future. How social progress and our planet will fare.

11:10 am - 11:20 am ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Think Exponentially:
Finding Abundance in this Era of Disruption

The confluence of exponentially accelerating technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence and biotech will fundamentally change business, society and us in the coming decades. Marjan shares the incredible reality on the horizon, how this rapid growth is empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments and multi-national companies were able to achieve a few decades ago. She will introduce frameworks for understanding what exponential growth really means, and the different mindset required to thinking exponentially and to find your own opportunity in this incredible time of change.

11:40 am - 12:10 pm
What’s Missing?
A Lesson from Miami Movers & Shakers

One of the biggest challenges startups face is finding the adequate resources they need to bolster their business. Learn what entrepreneurs who are currently in the thick of it are doing to change the system and ultimately change the game.

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm ( eMerge Stage )
KEYNOTE:
Manny Medina, CEO of CYXTERA 
Justin Bateman, Managing Partner, BC Partners 
Moderated by: Melissa Lee, CNBC
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm
Building a Solid Foundation for Your Startup, from Funding to Product Internationalization:
VentureCity
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Lunch
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap
Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation
2:45 pm - 2:55 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
Climbing the Ladder & Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Like many female engineering students of her time, Lauren became an engineer because her father - a PhD engineer - urged her to pursue an engineering degree. Drawing on her own professional journey, she will discuss the impact this decision made on her career as well as her perspective on the key opportunities available to those currently pursuing a STEM education.

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm
Women, Innovation & Technology

Women in leadership are making lasting impacts by changing the game. These determined industry icons will share what motivates them to be successful, help others and how they are leaving their mark.

3:55 pm - 4:05 pm ( eMerge Stage )
Networking Break
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
Finding the Light in Murky Water

In 2010, when Francesca Kennedy went back to Guatemala to visit her family, she found that the lake she had been baptized in, was deemed by NASA to be one of the world’s worst natural disasters; she was devastated. By the end of the trip, Francesca was determined, she was going to start a company that prided itself on a triple bottom line — creating jobs for the women in Guatemala, providing clean drinking water for the Guatemalan communities and being profitable. In her talk, Francesca will share the inspiration behing Ix Style, Water for Children and how she turned Her Aha Moment Into A Profitable, Socially Responsible Business

4:25 pm - 5:05 pm
What do Technology and Mindfulness have in Common?

A lot more than you think,and it's not just about taking virtual yoga classes or downloading meditation apps. The challenge for people is how to connect through technology, but do so in a way that supports a person's well-being, work effectiveness, and is ultimately useful to the world. Join our panelists as they unveil the need and opportunities to make the world a more mindful, conscious place.

5:05 pm - 5:25 pm
BYOB (Bring Your Own Body) Yoga Flow

Adrienne will walk you through a quick daily flow that seamlessly links body, breath, and movement. The routine is fun, swift, and improves balance and strength. A few minutes of relaxation at the end will leave you refreshed and energized. No mat necessary, just bring your own body!

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ( eMerge Stage )
KEYNOTE:
Alex Rodriguez & Mark Hoffman, Chairman CNBC
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