Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to Keynote 8th Annual Women Tech Awards

Women Tech Awards to recognize 17 finalists and 3 college finalists

Aug 20, 2015, 11:32 ET from Women Tech Council

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, will address the 8th annual Women Tech Awards.  The event will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.

Michelle is a great example for women in tech. She co-founded Aspera, invented the technology, led the company to a successful acquisition by IBM, and continues to innovate and lead the Aspera business unit within IBM. Munson will keynote this year's awards and help recognize this year's Women Tech Award finalists and recipients.

"We are excited to have Michelle keynote the awards this year, her path is inspiring." said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council President. "I love that she founded a very successful technology company, she gives back to the community, and is a technologist. We are honored to have her participate in our award program this year."

Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera's FASP® high-speed transport technology and is responsible for overseeing the company's direction in collaboration with co-founder Serban Simu. Michelle was a software engineer in research and start-up companies including the IBM Almaden Research Center before founding Aspera in 2004. She has dual B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Kansas State University and was a Goldwater Scholar for achievement in Science and Mathematics, and later a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University where she received a postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science. She was the 2006 KSU College of Engineering Alumni Fellow (the youngest recipient ever), and has received national achievement awards from Glamour Magazine and USA Today. Michelle is also a frequent speaker on technologies and trends around big data transport, cloud infrastructure, and mobile.

Women Tech Awards

Over the past seven years, WTC has been able to honor 110 women, 20 university students, and sponsored over 250 high school students for the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. Women Tech Council is focused on supporting the education community in meaningful ways.

To purchase tickets for the event go to www.womentechcouncil.org.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:30
Location: Grand America Hotel      
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Tickets for the event are $85.00 for members and $95.00 for non-members. Premier tables for 10 guests are available for $750.00.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.womentechcouncil.org.

About Aspera

Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Part of IBM Cloud, Aspera software is powered by the Emmy® award-winning FASP® protocol to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer, share and sync experience across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure. Aspera's core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.

About Women Tech Council

Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council is an organization that is focused on networking, mentoring, visibility and opportunities for women in technology. We provide leadership, resources, and mentoring for women while maintaining a strong bond with the business community supporting avenues for top technology talent and visible sponsorship opportunities. We support women in technology companies, women in technology roles in other companies, and women-owned and women-operated technology companies. We pride ourselves on recognizing women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology business and supporting them.

For more information on Women Tech Council, visit: www.womentechcouncil.org

FOR INFORMATION: Kristin Wright, Women Tech Council, e-mail: kristin@womentechcouncil.com


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