Women in IoT Center of Excellence (WIoTCoE)
The WIoTCoE aims to collectively provide women in the IoT arena with strategy development and how to implement best practices which promote equality, fairness and meaningful outcomes.
Our Mission and Purpose
The goal of the Women in IoT CoE is to engage and enable organizations and leaders to create and sustain an inclusive culture to advance the development of IoT solutions globally.
What We Do:
Facilitate discussions, knowledge sharing, learning, best practices and connections that reinforce inclusive and diverse thinking targeting Culture, Business Acumen, Alliances, Leading by Example and Future IoT talent.
How We Succeed
By establishing ourselves as a credible source of truth and practices for leveraging and embracing the power of women in the loT community:
- Learning portal and knowledge platform
- Center of Excellence content approach
- Live conferences and on-demand dissemination
The Internet of Things (IoT) community is growing rapidly. In today’s world, most everything is “smart” or has a “smart” option available. Everyday items such as computers, phones, televisions, refrigerators, watches, and even scales are integrating modern technology to enhance their features and functions. With this growth of technology use, women in IoT can be considered rare. According to the National Science Foundation, women who are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degree only account for approximately 20% of students in STEM degree programs. Despite the low numbers of women seeking to join the IoT community, we believe they play an essential part in the IoT world.
IoT can encompass entrepreneurial skills, commerce, software/hardware development, commerce and much more. Despite the seemingly lack of women in tech jobs, it does not mean there are not women innovating in the IoT world. IoT Community is dedicating to providing a platform for women in IoT to connect and network with other senior business leaders and IoT practitioners. The IoT Community platform is committed to providing a space to uplift, support and provide resources to one another.
In addition to helping remove technical, regulatory, financial and operational barriers we hope to create the most effective sharing platform for adopting IoT and sharing best practices.
WIoTCoE Leadership profiles
Sandy Carter is the Vice President of Amazon Web Services focused on Enterprise Workloads like Microsoft and helping companies with innovation and technology. One of the leading pioneers in the digital business revolution, Sandy was a driving force of Innovation at IBM for the last decade. She was responsible for connecting emerging technology companies and accelerators with enterprises to increase productivity while fostering a community of innovation. She is an extreme innovator and bestselling author publishing her 5th book Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her revolutionary research with Carnegie Mellon SV. Sandy was named Top 3 Innovation Influencer at SXSW in 2017, Top 5 Social Influencer at Social Media World in 2017, Top 4 Bot Influencer by BotsCamp in 2017, Digital Influencer in 2016 by Forbes, a Social Media Legend, Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN, and top 100 Influencer in AI, IoT, and Social Business by Onalytica. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech. She was honored 2X with the AIT United Nations Member of the Year award for helping developing countries with technology. She is an Advisor to startups in AI, IoT, and AR/VR. A trailblazer behind new business market entry and a recognized thought leader, Sandy has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Insider, Forbes, and Venture Beat.
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Sandy will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.
As the global marketing leader in the IoT Division at SAS, Michele Null is an evangelist for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, promoting the importance of a robust analytics lifecycle to drive valuable outcomes in IoT initiatives across industries. Michele and her team play an important role in growing SAS in the world of IoT. She is focused on collaborating with the commercial business development team to identify, further develop, and amplify strategic partnerships. She works closely with customers and partners to understand market requirements and then works in conjunction with product management and R&D to ensure technology and solutions meet key market needs and will help drive business value. Michele enjoys being an active member of leading IoT consortiums including the Industrial Internet Consortium, the IoT Community and RIoT. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Michele began her journey in the technology field, which has spanned nearly 20 years. Prior to joining SAS in 2014, Michele held various roles during her tenure at IBM including product management, product marketing and program management.
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Michele will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.
Deanna Shaw – UX Architect/Tech Director at VMWare, As an Design Executive, Deanna champions innovative teams in creating technology designs for the future. With expertise in Design Thinking, leading edge technology, and cognitive psychology Deanna leads collaborative teams across Development Offering Management and Clients to produce designs that deliver business value and impact. Deanna’s leadership has contributed to: the design of Intelligent Buildings where clients can reduce their energy consumption and operational cost, Digital Twin where engineering will form a new feedback loop with the field to revolutionize appliances and reduce time to market, and Manufacturing which results in more reliable product development with savings in up time.