#Womenintech and women in edge and fog computing

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For #InternationalWomensDay – and with fond memories of my days developing marketing programs at Hartford College for Women – it’s an honor to be working with some of the women in edge and fog computing who are driving digital transformation initiatives in markets around the world! – Russ DeVeau


Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru

-Java, women in technology and Hartford College for Women

Before #womenintech…Billie Jean King, Deborah Norville, Gloria Steinem…

Russ DeVeau at Hartford College for Women Gloria Steinem Debra Norville Bille Jean King Russell DeVeauBefore I was promoting women in technology #womenintech, I was working at Hartford College for Women (HCW) where I was promoting accomplished – and often groundbreaking – women who were leaders in a wide range of industries.

These pictures provide a glimpse of some of the notable women I had opportunity to cross paths with during my time developing marketing programs at HCW. The photo on top was taken on the HCW campus by E2 Photography – in fact, I was standing to the photographer’s left when this picture was taken – and features, from left to right, Sarah Brady, Faye Wattleton, Ellen Goodman, Eileen Kraus and Billie Jean King.

That image was used to help promote the first ever Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame exhibition that was installed by me and my team in the HCW art gallery in conjunction with the incredibly successful American Women in Focus event produced by the Connecticut Forum.

The bottom photo is a picture of a Hartford Courant press clipping of a story covering Gloria Steinem’s visit to Hartford as part of the HCW Women Connect educational and networking programs. I had an early role in producing Women Connect, working shoulder to shoulder with my pal Sandra Bursey, who at the time, was director of membership at The Hartford Club.

I’ve recently launched a blog to showcase some of the programs I managed during my time at HCW and to highlight some of the incredible women – and men – I met during those years. Check out my latest HCW posts here. – Russ DeVeau


Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru

Java, women in technology and Hartford College for Women

Java, women in technology and Hartford College for Women

The year was 1999. I was managing customer reference programs for some of IBM’s Java initiatives and ghostwriting byline articles for a couple of IBM executives as part of a global campaign to position Java as ready for business.

Here’s an article I wrote that was published in THE Journal, a top-tier trade magazine focused largely on showcasing how technology can transform education and the education sector. Back then the magazine was distributed in print at a cost of 3.50 U.S. dollars per issue.

Java Solutions Expand Student Services at the University Level

The story explores how Java was being used by universities to update legacy computing systems to offer students new services and to conduct e-business, a term IBM and the team I was working with during those years did a fantastic job of branding.

I wrote this article for Pat Sueltz, who was an IBM General Manager at the time. She was a great spokesperson and one of the first women executives I crossed paths with at IBM.

I had recently left a marketing position at Hartford College for Women, where one of the programs I worked on recognized women in leadership positions. I was – and continue to be – sensitive to diversity and glass ceiling issues.

When I wrote this article in 1999, I appreciated the fact that IBM seemed to be extremely committed to moving women into leadership roles. – Russ DeVeau

Russ DeVeau IBM byline articles