Details coming soon!

Join your local Cleveland Chapter of getWITit for a day of leadership, learning and connection! Join us!

getWITit aspires to cultivate local community engagement so that women can sustain, excel, and advance in technology careers. WITCON 2023 will deliver on just that! This year, we’re excited to announce an in-person conference event with a focus on bringing Women in Technology together for a day of leadership, learning and connection.

Opening Keynote

Jane Alexander
Chief Digital Information Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art

Jane is responsible for creating transformative, awe-inspiring, and iterative digital projects with a visionary application of technology in support of the CMA’s mission. With a focus on organizational evolution, Jane leads strategy, concept, design, and implementation of interactive experiences. Jane believes the most important responsibility of a leader is to attract and develop great people, with a commitment to empower staff and get things done. In 2019, under Jane’s leadership, the CMA launched a comprehensive Open Access initiative, which allows the public to share, collaborate, remix, and reuse high-resolution images of 30,000 public-domain artworks as well as metadata for 61,000 artworks for both commercial and noncommercial purposes. Additionally, Jane has led, from its inception in 2010, the many iterations of what was originally called Gallery One and is currently known as ARTLENS Gallery. Jane is a frequent speaker at local and international conferences and is a member of various boards. Before coming to the museum, Jane developed and directed Columbia University’s acclaimed distance education program and led the development of university-wide resources for instructional technology and methodology. Jane has also worked on several high-profile projects in Cleveland, most notably as the technology director and design consultant to the Frank Gehry–designed Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University and as the virtual CIO to Great Lakes Science Center. Jane holds a BA in architecture and a BS/MS in applied mathematics from Columbia University.
Closing Keynote

Nicole Smith
Deputy Director of Technology Demonstrations, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

Nicole assists in managing a broad portfolio of key technology advancements for future science and human exploration missions for the agency and nation. In this capacity, Ms. Smith managed and supervised a group of senior project managers to accomplish work in launch systems, spacecraft development, landing systems, and human research. As a senior project manager herself, Ms. Smith led five major environmental test campaigns of the Orion Spacecraft, the vehicle which will take the first woman and next man to the lunar surface as part of NASA’s Artemis Program. She has experience in engineering, Mission Operations, and program management for the International Space Station and Orion programs. In addition to the key roles she has held, Ms. Smith was also a Legislative Fellow, supporting the senior senator from Ohio as an aerospace and manufacturing expert.


Become a Sponsor

Our mission is to inspire more women to enter the field of technology by building a supportive environment where those women can flourish and create opportunities for more women to ascend into leadership roles. As we are a non-profit, we rely on the help of external sponsors to help us unite, support, and promote diversity in tech throughout the Cleveland region.

Interested in getting Involved? Send all sponsorship inquiries to: