IOUG Spotlights Women in Technology at COLLABORATE 09

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will hold two networking and education events for women in technology at the upcoming annual Oracle users group conference COLLABORATE 09. The Women in Technology Luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 4. This will be an opportunity to network, and for Oracle users, male and female, to learn firsthand about the experiences of women working in IT. The luncheon will feature speaker Cindy Novotny, a worldwide training and consulting leader, and the session will cover delegating, time management and taking personal responsibility for your own results.

Additionally, a Women in Technology Networking Breakfast will be held Tuesday, May 5, followed by a Women in Technology Panel from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 6. The town hall-style discussion will include a panel featuring a distinguished group of successful female leaders and IT executives. Medi Goker, Oracle vice president-global E-Business Suite support, and Judi Doolittle, IOUG executive vice president and director of regional relations, will be among the panelists.

"Technology is an industry traditionally thought of as being male dominated," states Ian Abramson, IOUG president. "The Women in Technology events at COLLABORATE 09 dispel the glass ceiling mindset and encourage Oracle users from all backgrounds to come together, network and share best practices."

IOUG is presenting more than 350 educational sessions across seven tracks-Architecture and Infrastructure, Business Intelligence/Warehousing, Database, Development, Middleware, Professional Development and Governance Corporate Compliance (GCC)-which cover an array of products like Essbase, Portal, Stellent, 11g, 10g, RAC and more. To register for COLLABORATE 09-IOUG Forum, go here.