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

Kate O'Neill
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Kate O'Neill

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.

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

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


Chase Smith, event coordinator for executive education
Sam M. Walton College of Business

Lori McLemore, assistant director of PR and media relations
Sam M. Walton College of Business


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