Whenever the gender gap in the technology industry is analyzed, everyone admits that there is a significant difference in the number of women working in this sector if compared to men, with some studies concluding that only one out of every five tech workers is a woman. Reversing this situation is one of the challenges that the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), the leading event on the industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) is addressing with the Women Leadership in IoT panel.
The conference will feature six inspirational women leaders in industrial IoT representing established corporations and startups: Leila Dillon, VP of Global Marketing & NA Distribution at Big Belly; Helena Lisachuk, member of the IoT Global Initiative; Beverly Rider, SVP & Chief Commercial officer and Hitachi; Eva Schönleitner, Group Vice President of Digital partnerships at ABB; and Adriana Estevez, Executive Director for Digital Transformation and Innovation at Microsoft.
The director of IoT Solutions World Congress, Roger Bou has stressed that “for us as the top international event within the IIoT industry it is paramount to promote initiatives not only to help the sector grow but also to make it better. We strongly believe that helping women to have more presence and more important roles will also help the industry thrive.” “With this Women Leadership in IoT initiative we also aim to create a networking space for women in the sector to meet, discuss new ways to reduce the gender gap and network to create new opportunities for them and other women in this field”, added Bou.
Following the panel, a cocktail will be provided giving you the opportunity to connect with the panelists and other women in various aspects and careers in Industrial IoT.
The international IoT benchmark event
IoTSWC is the leading event on the industrial internet and the digital transformation of business sectors, combining a congress, a commercial exhibition and test benches. Its next edition expects to gather together 300 exhibitors and 250 speakers from around the world. This year’s show is set to showcase the growth of the IoT and its widescale implementation across a range of industrial and business applications and will also demonstrate the convergence of this technology with artificial intelligence and blockchain. More than 13,000 professionals from 114 countries visited the IoTSWC 2017.
IoTSWC is a part of the Barcelona Industry Week, a platform organized by Fira de Barcelona to promote the so-called Industry 4.0 and its application in all sectors. In 2018 it comprises three events, Healthio, In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions and IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC).