WITX is an Opportunity for UNCW and the Community to Come Together Professionally

Thursday, April 07, 2016

UNCW will present the 13th annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange (WITX) from 2-7:30 p.m. April 12 in the Computer Information Systems building. The public is welcome to attend the event, which will allow regional information technology professionals to upgrade their skills in one afternoon. UNCW students also will benefit from workshops and networking opportunities.

“I look at this event as a way for the university and the community to come together professionally,” said Tom Janicki, WITX chair and professor of information systems in the Cameron School of Business. “The event exposes students to IT professionals, and industry professionals get to see UNCW student research.”

This year’s keynote speaker will be Anne Buff, a business solutions manager and “thought leader” for SAS Best Practices at SAS institute. She has developed educational programs for a wide range of technical concepts and software, including SAS Data Management. In her current role she leads training and best-practices workshops.

“Anne’s energy, excitement and enthusiasm for all things data will grab you in ways you never expected, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on your toughest of data issues,” Janicki said.

In other sessions, industry professionals and UNCW faculty will share their ideas through exhibits, one- or two-hour “learning eXchanges” and rapid-fire “Ignite WITX” presentations, which cover complex topics in five minutes and no more than 20 slides.

The event was organized with the cooperative efforts of the Cameron School of Business, the Department of Information Systems & Operations Management and the Department of Computer Science. WITX is underwritten by Castle Branch/tekMountain and other sponsors.

WITX is open to the public as well as the UNCW community. There is no charge for UNCW students, faculty or staff. A fee will apply for members of the public who wish to attend the keynote address and learning eXchanges. Ignite sessions and exhibits are free. Please see the WITX website for more details and registration information.

-- Tricia Vance