Women in Technology Wisconsin events are held in Northeast WI, South Central WI, and Southeast WI. The organization takes photos at events and may use those photos in presentations or promotional materials. If you do not wish to be photographed, please email info@witwisconsin.com

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event Details

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Event information: 

    Chatbots have become extraordinarily popular in recent years largely due to dramatic advancements in machine learning and other underlying technologies such as natural language processing. Today’s chatbots are smarter, more responsive, and more useful – and we’re likely to see even more of them in the coming years. Kohl's Corp AIOps team Mark Yearling and Kathy Hannas will show their journey and some use cases for Chatbot in their organization.  

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    About the Presenters:

    Kathy Hannas is currently the Sr Manager, IT Business Operations, and has been merging her passions of technology and customer service with Kohl's for over 40 years. From an active technology end user in-store, to now leading multiple teams including the Service Desk and Knowledge groups within IT, she has enjoyed being an advocate, ensuring that the associates of Kohl's get the help they need when they have technology issues. With the ever-evolving world of technology support and retail, she is constantly looking for opportunities to make the customer experience smooth and efficient.

    A native of SE Wisconsin, Kathy has a BBA in Marketing from UW Milwaukee and lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband of 35 years whom she met at Kohls.  The empty nester is enjoying travel, photography, reading and playing with her first grandchild.

    Mark Yearling has been at Kohl's for over 10 year and is currently the AIOps Engineering Manager. Most of his experience at Kohl's has been focused primarily around OMNI Channel, but the last 2 years he has had the pleasure to focus all of his time in the fun, exciting world of Automation.

    He has always been intrigued by the idea of automation. He finds it gratifying, simplifying work, optimizing processes, and eliminating manual waste. Being in technology, he feels more empowered than ever that he can make his passion a reality. It is no surprise one of his proudest moments in his career is the evolution of our home-grown product called Jarvis. Being able to take an idea concept, build an awesome tool with my team, and ultimately witness success among so many people is so rewarding.

    In his professional career he values hard work, dedication, and teamwork. These were core values my parents taught to me growing up. He was taught at a very young age; nothing comes easy and you have to work hard for the goals you set for yourself. Equally as important is working as / with a team. A team can accomplish so much more when they all work together and are equally invested in the same goal. Having a team share in the successes together keeps me motivated.

    Aside from my work life he is married to his lovely wife of 11 years, Kara, and has 2 children Griffin (5) and Ruby (1). He loves to travel, exercise, hike, and do anything sports related. His favorite place he has been to is Maui, Hawaii. However, his favorite place to frequent still remains Las Vegas. He also enjoys the occasional video game and recently started to get back into woodworking.

     


    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Connecting with each other at virtual events is challenging, so let's get some quality face time with our other WiT members! We will group people into moderated "Birds of a Feather" sessions for an exciting virtual networking event that will allow you to connect with people who share common tech interests.


Past Events

Friday, November 20, 2020 Emerging Roles in Data and Cloud Engineering
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 DevOps@Schneider: It’s all about the journey, not the destination!
Friday, October 30, 2020 The Future of Technology and Technical Roles
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Southeast Region Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Women of Color in Tech
Friday, September 25, 2020 Building Connections and Leading Teams Remotely
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Women in Technology Wisconsin Annual Meeting
Friday, June 26, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Agile in a Virtual World
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Happy Hour, with guest Bartender
Friday, June 12, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Be Positively Contagious (no, not that kind)
Friday, May 15, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Creating and Building the Brand of ‘You’!
Friday, May 08, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Balancing Life and Work @ Home - The New Reality
Friday, April 24, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Blockchain Panel, The Past, Present, and Future of this Revolutionary Technology!
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Using Zoom as a Participant, a WIT Happy Hour Learning Session
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Virtual State-Wide Event --> Using Zoom as a Participant, a WIT Happy Hour Learning Session
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Cancelled - Annual Social (Happy Hour) event, Appleton, WI
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Cancelled -- Evening Social and Networking in Wauwatosa
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Cancelled -- WIT@work Q1 Tech Talk Social - exclusive to Corporate Sponsor employees, in Neenah
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 March Happy Hour(s) Social, Madison
Friday, February 28, 2020 Your Personality - Unlocking the Future of Human Connection and Team Performance
Friday, February 21, 2020 Culture Leadership Lessons learned on our Agile & Cloud Journey
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Inaugural Evening Social and Meet & Greet, Milwaukee
Friday, January 24, 2020 Microsoft Girls Workshop Train the Trainer Event
Friday, January 24, 2020 Secret to Cyber Security - Jan. 2020 Breakfast Event
Friday, January 17, 2020 South Central WI - IoT Panel: What is IoT and Real-Life Use Cases you can put to Work for your Business
Friday, November 22, 2019 Productivity Beyond the Information Age - Nov. Breakfast Series event
Friday, November 15, 2019 Using Data to Drive Digital Transformation - Breakfast Series Event
Friday, October 25, 2019 Intelligent Automation, a Panel -- Successes through Process Automation
Friday, October 18, 2019 South Central WI - Confidence at the Workplace
Friday, September 27, 2019 Northeast WI - Feel to Heal: The Truth about Health and Happiness, breakfast series event
Friday, September 20, 2019 South Central WI - WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Local Leading Women in IT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 WIT Sponsor Workshop - Lean/Agile Workshop & Network/Happy Hour
Thursday, July 11, 2019 WIT Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2019 WIT4Girls Community Info Night
Friday, May 17, 2019 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Learn how to persuade, inform and plan through enhanced communications
Friday, April 26, 2019 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - How to Stay Current With The Latest Technology
Thursday, April 04, 2019 WIT Wisconsin Strategy Session
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 WIT Networking and Social Event
Monday, March 11, 2019 WIT Wisconsin Strategy Session
Friday, February 22, 2019 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - How to Leverage Social Media for Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention
Friday, January 25, 2019 WIT4Girls Train the Trainer Workshop
Friday, January 25, 2019 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Employee Engagement: Tips and Techniques to Engage Everyone
Friday, November 30, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Digital Transformation / Thinking Outside the Box
Thursday, November 15, 2018 WIT4Girls Strategy Session
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Start Up Wisconsin - Developing Leaders, and Problem Solvers for Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 WIT@Work Strategy Session
Friday, October 26, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Rapid Fire Book Review
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 WITOnCampus Strategy Session
Thursday, October 04, 2018 WIT GB Initiative Kickoff
Friday, September 21, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - CIO Panel - Unique Mistakes Women Make at Work and How to Fix Them
Thursday, August 30, 2018 WIT4Girls Community Info Event
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 UW Oshkosh | Tech Titans - Mobile App Workshop for Girls grade 6-10
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 WIT Annual meeting
Friday, May 18, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Cyber Security
Friday, April 27, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Unconscious Bias with Gail Farnsley, Gartner
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 WIT March Social Event
Saturday, March 03, 2018 AAUW 4th Annual Tech Savvy
Friday, February 23, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Artificial Intelligence - A New Era in Wisconsin
Friday, January 26, 2018 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Building Brave: The Confidence To Be You **PLUS Professional Headshot Photo
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Initiative | JOIN A BOARD: Topic — Women & Girls
Thursday, December 07, 2017 New North Summit
Friday, November 17, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Crash Course in Design Thinking
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Amplify Oshkosh | CollaborateIT Conference
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 NEW Connect IT Job Fair
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Digital Inclusion: What this means to Northeast Wisconsin and beyond
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Amplify Oshkosh - Design Thinking for I.T. Minds
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Technology Hub Conference
Friday, September 22, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Winning With Teams
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 WIT4Girls Informational Event
Monday, July 17, 2017 WIT Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 WIT4Girls Informational Event
Friday, May 19, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Understanding Data and its Many Roles
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 WIT April Social Event
Friday, March 24, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - Introducing User Experience Into Your Process
Friday, February 24, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series - What's Driving Innovation in IT? Mobile, IOT and Hackathons
Friday, January 27, 2017 WIT@Work Breakfast Series – Dare to Lead
Thursday, January 12, 2017 AMPLIFY OSHKOSH: IDEAS AMPLIFIED

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