MIAMI, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Women, Innovation & Technology, a one-day summit bringing together business leaders and top entrepreneurs aiming to bridge the gap between the creative and technology industries, announced Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics and author of "Virtually Human: The Promise – and Peril – of Digital Immortality," as the opening keynote speaker for the inaugural Women, Innovation & Technology (WIT) Summit taking place on May 4th, in conjunction with eMerge Americas, in Miami, FL.
Beyond being America's highest paid female CEO, Rothblatt is a visionary whose track record speaks for itself. She has converted her revolutionary ideas into successful, thriving companies—from GeoStar to Sirius Satellite Radio (now known as SiriusXM), and most recently, United Therapeutics.
The biotech leader, futurist, author and lawyer is one of the world's most fascinating figures, and both WIT and eMerge Americas 2015 attendees will have the opportunity to hear Rothblatt speak.
"We are honored to welcome Martine, a true luminary and business leader, to open the first-ever WIT summit," said Marianna Lopez, head of the WIT initiative. "Her knowledge and expertise will perfectly complement the already stellar line-up of talented and accomplished speakers who have successfully leveraged the power of technology and disruptive thinking to bring life to their creative visions."
Additional speakers recently confirmed include:
- Genevieve Bell, Vice President at Intel Labs and an Intel Fellow, is an accomplished anthropologist and researcher leading a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists focused on people's needs to help shape new Intel products and technologies.
- Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe and GLAMSQUAD, is an entrepreneur who established herself as a pioneer in digital commerce with the success of Gilt Groupe, and most recently with GLAMSQUAD, a mobile app company she co-founded that offers clients transformative beauty experiences.
- Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning at Google, works closely with advertising and marketing communities to help develop their strategic and creative efforts for the digital space. Additionally, while at Google, she is credited with having launched a thought leadership series on human beings' emotional relationships with the digital space.
These women will not only address their personal success stories, but also how they are changing the face of technology through cutting-edge innovations. Designed to highlight the power of creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive thinking, WIT promises to captivate and empower attendees as these accomplished tech leaders share invaluable insights.
WIT is a one-day summit complete with experiential programming, networking opportunities, and a Technology & Innovation Fashion Show. Top professionals from different industries will discuss how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation.
To learn more about WIT, please visit http://emergeamericas.org/wit/.
About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange helping transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with the America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and innovative entrepreneurs, new partnerships that will spur visionary innovation and technological advancements in the Americas for the betterment of business and society are being forged. Summits focused on healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, cities, and education address the most pressing issues of today and provide solutions and resources to continue the rapid advances of the 21st century. eMerge Americas Founding Partners are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and Medina Capital. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.
SOURCE eMerge Americas