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IT Education: The Need, the Challenge, and the Importance

Wanda Miles    [a1] [a2]
Director of Education Alliances

This session will discuss trends, tools, programs and partnerships with business, government and education that work to meet the challenge to keep pace with technological change and reduce the Digital Divide.

Wanda Miles is the Director of Education Alliances at Docent, Inc. She is responsible for deploying eLearning solutions into education market place worldwide. She is also responsible for the philanthropic programs at Docent, which include Docent Scholarships, a Corporate Sponsor Program and the Docent Foundation. Prior to joining Docent, Wanda was the Eastern Regional Manager for the Global Learning Initiatives, at Oracle Corporation. Wanda was the Education Business Development Manager for Sun Microsystems Computer Company before she joined Oracle, where she developed sales programs to support higher education institutions in North America. Wanda was an Academic Alliance Manager in the Educational Multimedia Group at Addison-Wesley Longman before working for Sun Microsystems. Wanda's career in the technology industry includes employment with Apple Computer, Commodore Business Machines, and Honeywell Information Systems. Wanda graduated with honors from the University of Redlands, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. She is a 1997 Leadership California Fellow.

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