July 2020 News

Thu, July 30, 2020 10:37 AM | Anonymous

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When is the Right Time to Invest in Data Science and AI for My Business?

Data Science and AI technologies are becoming ubiquitous across many industries, but businesses are slow to see benefits from investing in data science teams. In 2019, 92% of executives surveyed reported accelerating investments in big data and AI, but 72% reported adoption of these technologies is a major challenge for their business. Has this changed in the past year? What are the obstacles for adoption of data science and AI, and how do you know when is the right time to invest, if at all? We’ll explore some of the opportunities and obstacles to building data science at your organization and discuss strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Advance questions are welcome and encouraged. Please submit to programs@wittn.org by August 20, 2020.

Register Here

Zoom invite information will be sent out to those registered.

Welcome New Members!

Lisa Butler
Thomas Gaddis
Nya Jock
Amanda Smith

Nashville Post: Untapped Potential

Read this past month's Nashville Post article written by WiTT's very own VP, Amy Harris as she discusses gender representation in the tech space and how Nashville is making an effort to give women more opportunities in tech.

Read the article here


Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners

Nya Jock, $5,000 WiTT College Scholarship Winner

Sponsored by UDig

We are thrilled to announce Nya Jock as the first recipient of our $5,000 College Scholarship that was offered to any graduating senior girl in Middle TN who plans to pursue a tech related degree. Nya graduated this year from Republic High School and plans to attend Lipscomb University in the fall majoring in Microbiology, combining science and technology to fight diseases.

Maria Gorchichko, Q2 WiTT Member Professional Development Scholarship

Maria was accepted into the Space Studies Institute through the International Space Institute and the scholarship will be assisting with programming costs.

Sharon Asmus, Agile Training Scholarship, CAL E & CAL T Course Winner

Sponsored by The BrainTrust Consulting Group

Ruj Haan, CGI Scholarship and Internship Winner

Ruj is a Computer Science major at MTSU.

Sponsored by CGI

WiTT Establishes Diversity Scholarships 

WiTT will award two $2,500 tuition scholarships to two female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intend to pursue a career in a technology-related field. This scholarship is one of the ways we plan to focus on supporting and promoting women of color and other minorities in tech. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university.

Learn More About the Diversity Scholarships Here


Featured Jobs

Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

Vanderbilt Medical Center: IT Audit & Compliance Project Manager

Vanderbilt Medical Center: Tableau System Administrator

Bridgestone: Information Security Compliance Specialist

Bridgestone: Senior SAP IAM Administrator

UDig: Healthcare Lead Consultant

AllianceBernstein: Business Intelligence Analyst

Asurion: DevOps Engineer II

GEODIS: Sr. MDM Developer

L3Harris: Engineering Technical Writer Specialist

L3Harris: Sr. Specialist Software Engineer

Opportunity for Businesses to Support High School Girls

This month we heard about Srichi Dalai, a senior at Ravenwood High School who is hosting a business competition connecting high schoolers with start-ups and businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.

Her goal is to help businesses get back on their feet while also helping high schoolers learn about the business world by applying skills like marketing, event planning, outreach, etc. 

Check out her project and sign up to get involved in this creative opportunity!

WiTT Members - Please Complete This Survey

2020 has been an interesting year and we want to hear from you to ensure we are providing value to you as a member. Please complete this short survey to help us be a resource to you. Additionally, if you fill out the survey, you'll be entered into our drawing for a FREE All-Inclusive Membership ($260 value)!

Click here to complete the survey.


We are looking for mentors for WiTT’s Collegiate Mentoring program beginning this Fall and running through Spring 2021.We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, TSU, and Lipscomb. 

We are hoping for a variety of experience and tenure. The school’s participating are Belmont, MTSU, TSU, and Lipscomb. 

For more information reach out to mentors@wittn.org.

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