Join Walton’s Women in IT Virtual Conference Dec. 6

Kate O'Neill is the keynote speaker for the Women in IT conference on Dec. 6.
November 21 , 2023  |  By Lori McLemore

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The Sam M. Walton College of Business invites industry leaders, business professionals, faculty and students to the Women in IT: Taking IT to the Edge online conference on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hosted by Walton College Executive Education and the Department of Information Systems, the conference will highlight:

  • Generative AI
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • Social Network Theory
  • Future of Work
  • Leading Remote Teams
  • Tech Ethics and More

Conference participants can connect with more than 20 industry leaders and experts and hundreds of fellow IT professionals. A breakout-style agenda offers beginner to advanced sessions with professional, technical and entrepreneurial growth tracks.

Kate O'Neill
Kate O’Neill is the keynote speaker for the conference.

Digital innovator Kate O’Neill is featured as the keynote speaker. Known as the “Tech Humanist,” O’Neill will discuss the human experience in a data-driven, artificial intelligence world. She is the founder of KO Insights, an advisory firm which advocates for humanity’s role in tech. Previously, she has worked with Netflix, Toshiba America and A prolific author, O’Neill’s latest book A Future So Bright explores how to solve human problems at scale, with an optimistic and strategic approach.

Don’t miss out! Be sure to register by Dec. 4; fees are $150. Registrants will receive a link prior to the online event. Attendees will also receive on-demand access to sessions after the conference concludes.

Complimentary registration is available for students and educators by emailing Chase Smith, event coordinator for Walton College Executive Education, at

Lori McLemoreSince 2013, Lori McLemore has served as the marketing and communications officer for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In this role, she writes press releases and features articles to promote the work of students, faculty and staff. 

Prior to working at Walton College, she worked as the director of web strategy and operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national headquarters for 3,500 Boys & Girls Clubs. She was part of the core team to establish an intranet site for Clubs around the globe and the public internet site for the national nonprofit located in Atlanta.

Lori holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn University ... and loves BOTH the Arkansas Razorbacks (Woo Pig!!) and the Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!!)