2015 WITX

About WITX

WITX (Wilmington Information Technology eXchange) is now in its thirteenth year. It brings together students, faculty, staff and local information technology professionals to share their experiences and demonstrate their leading technology endeavors. In addition, leading IT professionals share their ideas through keynotes, learning eXchanges and 5 minute IGNITE presentations.

Registration

Registration is requested and free to attend the networking and exhibits. The learning eXchanges and keynotes have a small fee.

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Keynote

Topic: Helping Firms Reach their Data Potential

Anne Buff

Ms. Buff is a Business Solutions Manager and Thought Leader for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS institute. As a speaker and author she specializes in the topics of data governance, stewardship, data strategy, monetization and the data organization. Anne has been a specialist in the world of data almost 20 years and has developed courseware for a wide range of technical concepts and software including, SAS® Data Management. In her current role, she leverages her training and consulting experience and her data-savviness to lead best practices workshops and facilitate intra-team dialogs to help companies realize their “data potential."

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Learning eXchanges

Six different workshops/panels/presentations to increase your IT skills. 2016 topics included:

  • Cloud Security - Do You See Rain or Sunshine?
  • Analytics - From Data to Information to Insight
  • Designing Websites for Every Device: Responsive Design
  • Self-Service Data Preparation in the age of Big Data
  • Using Bootstrap to Create Modern, Professional Websites
  • Where is/was my data?
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Exhibitors

Over 30 exhibitors including UNCW, tekMountain, CIE and local industry.

tekMountain

UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Ignite

What is Ignite? Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.
2016 presenters included:

  • Tim Batchelor (nCino)
  • John Berry (IBM)
  • Candace Guido (nCino)
  • Eddie Dunn (UNCW)
  • Peter Robichau (Trimlio)
  • Kalli Smith (nCino)
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Sponsors

Special thanks to the UNCW Cameron School of Business, Information Systems and Operations Management Department and the Computer Science Department for their support. WITX is underwritten by Castle Branch/TekMountain and other sponsors.

Castle Branch and tekMountain

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2016 Schedule

Tuesday, April 12 - Computer Information Systems Building, UNCW Campus

  • 2:00 p.m. - Keynote Presentation
    • Anne Buff
  • 3:00 p.m. - Learning eXchanges
    • Self-Service Data Preparation in the age of Big Data
    • Cloud Security - Do You See Rain or Sunshine?
    • Using Bootstrap to Create Modern, Professional Websites
  • 4:00 p.m. - Learning eXchanges
    • Designing Websites for Every Device: Responsive Design
    • Analytics - From Data to Information to Insight
    • Where Is/Was My Data?
  • 4:15 p.m. - Exhibits Open
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tour of leading technology research by faculty (25 minutes)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Ignite
  • 6:00 p.m. - Tour of leading technology research by faculty (25 minutes)