Today marks an important time for women across the world as we celebrate International Women's Day during a time when brave women are speaking out about gender parity, coming together to fight against past assault issues, and focusing on lifting each other up in a supportive, empowered, and celebrated fashion. Being in the tech world all my life, I have experienced a host of issues with gender disparity in the workplace, and that was a major driver for me to start and run my own business. But today we celebrate women around the world as they pave the way for the younger generation to focus on STEM education, data science, coding, and technology. We celebrate those women making such a strong impact in the IoT sector, being visionaries and futurists in connecting, digitizing, and transforming companies across the globe. Below are a few of my favorite quotes from 4 females in the IoT and Emerging Tech Sectors...please help me celebrate women in tech on this special day!
GM IoT Solutions at Amazon Web Services
"I think we haven't seen [the growth of ambient intelligence] because of this ecosystem problem of how do we then distribute that additive value, how can we distribute that back to the vendors?" - Light Reading
President, Global Channel, OEM and IOT Solutions at Dell EMC
"We have to figure out how to evolve our training to address those solution sets that we've chosen as the starting point. IoT (Internet of Things) is the most obvious and glaring in my mind. That is such a sausage-making exercise right now for any type of solution to be put in place." - CRN.com
CEO NIO U.S
"Learning means ... sitting down with other people from different domains. Learning means discovering things, learning means reading things, learning means exposing yourself, pushing yourself [to do things] that you know people will tell you you can't do." - CNBC.com
"It’s similarly plausible that while the US and China produce technologies quickest, the first truly considered, ethically-sound and beneficial implementations could come from the European power sector." - Gigabit Magazine
Written By Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence
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