WIT announced the winners of its 13th annual Women of the Year in Technology Awards at an awards gala on Thursday, November 1st at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Results Matter Radio is pleased to host the winners for Enterprise, Medium and Small Business.
Jackie Breiter/Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Winner – Small Business
Jackie Breiter is the Senior Director and CIO at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She has over two decades’ experience building and leading teams in Fortune 1000 companies and combines extensive technological knowledge with strong strategy and communication skills. Jackie has a particular expertise in aligning organizational objectives with real-world solutions and a “get it done” approach. At Goizueta, Jackie drives the strategic direction and management for all aspects of technology relating to teaching, faculty research, students, and administration.
Prior to joining Goizueta, Jackie served for nearly four years as vice president of global customer success for CA Technologies, an IT management software and solutions company. At CA she managed a team of VP- and director-level associates responsible for increasing customer loyalty among the firm’s top global CIO clients. She previously served for nearly three years as vice president of technical services at PharMerica Inc., where she led a team of technology directors responsible for setting the technical vision and managing the operations of PharMerica’s IT services.
Lora Weiss, Ph.D/Georgia Tech Research Institute, Winner – Medium Business
Dr. Lora Weiss is a Lab Chief Scientist and Technical Director of Autonomous Systems at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Her research focus is on the design and development of technologies for unmanned and autonomous systems. She has conducted research on systems spanning the domains of air, ground, sea-surface, and undersea. She has chaired technical sessions at professional conferences and has provided over 300 technical presentations. Dr. Weiss was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which is the world’s largest unmanned systems organization. She was on the Technical Advisory Board of the Nation’s Robotics Technology Consortium, and she was an Executive Board Member of the National Defense Industrial Association. She currently chairs the ASTM Committee on Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Autonomy and Control. Dr. Weiss has provided testimonial to the Science and Technology Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives, she developed a video for IEEE Educational Services, and in 2012, she was recipient of the AUVSI Foundation Award for Academic Champion.
Carolyn Holcomb/PricewaterhouseCoopers, Winner – Enterprise Business
Carolyn Holcomb is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Atlanta with over 21 years of experience helping clients manage their risk and systems of internal control, specializing in information technology and business process. Carolyn leads the Risk Assurance Data Protection & Privacy practice and in so doing, assesses and provides recommendations for improving companies’ information security and privacy programs. Carolyn helps organizations build and enhance their privacy and information security programs and ensure they will be sustainable over the long term. She focuses on governance and risk assessment, data inventories, flows, and classifications. Carolyn helps organizations assess their program models, training and awareness programs, communications across the organization, and systems of control. In addition, Carolyn helps organizations build control mechanisms and implement monitoring programs that include reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors. Carolyn also assesses her clients’ controls and monitoring of third parties and provides advice to such clients to help them enhance, and often remediate, such controls and programs. She also signs attestations when PwC serves as the Assessor in response to requirements from various regulators such as the FTC and OCR. Carolyn also serves public external audit clients by auditing the internal controls and information systems for both financial statement audits and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 attestations. In addition, Carolyn signs AICPA SOC and other attestation reports.