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WiC Digital Summit 2021: The Industry Leading Platform for Economic Access and Collective Power

(1888 PressRelease) Becomes the Industry Leading Platform for women entrepreneurs and leaders to drive economic access narrative on a global scale with the UN of cloud brands, entrepreneurs, technologists, policy makers, and global leaders.

Washington: Women in Cloud (WiC), a community-led economic development organization supporting and promoting the growth of women in technology and entrepreneurial ventures, is hosting their fourth annual Women in Cloud Summit 2021 virtually from January 28-30, 2021.

Women are the key drivers of the economy; by accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses, Women in Cloud will address the economic inclusion to co-develop and co-market solutions by providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to build a successful enterprise-ready cloud business.

The 2021 Women in Cloud Digital Summit celebrates the achievements of women in technology through the innovation of “Collective Power.” Harnessing the talents and expertise of countless leaders, our efforts are focused on changing the global narrative by igniting purpose-driven entrepreneurship, leadership, and building gender equity through social engagements. During a time of uncertainty and economic recovery, we’re bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate partners, policymakers, and community leaders to inspire, connect and transform every Summit attendee to become 1000x more powerful by achieving their “North Star” goals.

The Summit is designed to effectively influence corporations and policymakers to take bold steps to empower women technology entrepreneurs in their post-pandemic recovery by improving economic access, passing supportive legislation, and creating contracting opportunities – building on the $1B economic access campaign launched during last year’s annual event.

“Giving women-led STEM businesses access to procurement vehicles is the key to reaching our $1 billion goals by 2030,” said Christine Puccio, Vice President of Global Alliances and GTM Programs at F5 and Women in Cloud Advisor. “Meeting this goal will require our collective action, across industries, corporate and government boards.”

Since inception, the Women in Cloud Summit has become the industry-leading platform for women entrepreneurs and leaders to drive the economic access narrative on a global scale with the UN of cloud brands, entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers, and global leaders.

The Women In Cloud movement is focused on generating global awareness and taking actions to address gender equality in entrepreneurship and leadership in the technology industry. In the last 18 months, Women in Cloud has seen significant success through building strategic partnerships and establishing a powerful network to create economic access for women.

For more information on the summit, and ways to get involved, reach out to Women in Cloud at

Event Highlights
The Women in Cloud Summit is a three-day, life-changing event for women tech entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders, policymakers, and allies from around the globe. Women are key drivers of economic growth, and the Summit strives to change the industry narrative by creating economic access for women in the cloud economy.

Throughout the three days, Summit attendees will hear from inspirational speakers, connect and communicate with industry leaders and experts, and network with other community members and entrepreneurs.

Held on an interactive virtual platform, the Summit is designed with a core intention to create infinite access to people, programs, and organizations to fuel economic development and diversity. The event intends to spark ideas through thought-leadership sessions, workshops, and demos to help attendees increase their personal and professional power, and offers unique opportunities to take part in leadership-based growth experiences and activations. The Summit sets the stage for corporations, organizations, and legislatures to meet with founders and leaders in the tech industry to drive policy changes and unlock economic opportunities.

During the 2021 event, WIC looks forward to sharing exciting announcements around the global expansion of the organization into India, Africa, Canada, and the Middle-East to drive economic development on a global scale.

About Women in Cloud
Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development initiative supporting women technology entrepreneurs. Through private-public partnerships with innovative companies and leaders in tech, Women in Cloud creates access to partnership opportunities, programs that accelerate business growth in the cloud, and strategic alliances with industry cloud providers investing in the success of women in tech.

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Award-Winning Author Releases Second Thriller

1888PressRelease – Early accolades include national recognition as NIEA finalist.

ADA, Mich. – An American doctor travels to Izmir as part of a disaster relief team. A Russian major harvests plutonium from aging nuclear warheads. A Turkish medical researcher is asked to cure the incurable. A young jihadist works to restore the caliphate. The lives of four men become intertwined in Tim Pelkey’s riveting second thriller The Ottoman Excursion.

The Ottoman Excursion follows Dr. Michael Callahan on a mission to help Turkish earthquake victims. But instead of saving others, it’s his own life that needs saving. After the mysterious death of a young girl, Callahan and his colleagues find themselves entrapped in a conspiracy that extends throughout the Middle East and back in time to the Janissaries—the Ottoman Empire’s elite practitioners of the art of war.

“I try to immerse readers in another world,” Pelkey says. “These days, we need that. I hope The Ottoman Excursion offers that escape and captivates readers from page one.” A National Indie Excellence Awards finalist, the medical/political thriller has received early praise:

– “Delightful . . . an author whose work should not be missed.” –US Review

– “A captivating dance . . . highly recommended.” –Midwest Book Review

– “★★★★★ A masterpiece.” –Readers’ Favorite

– “An absolute stunner.” – The Prairies Book Review

The Ottoman Excursion can be purchased online through SDP Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR— Tim Pelkey resides in Michigan with his wife Leslie. They have two grown children. Tim’s first novel, The Baljuna Covenant, won three 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, was a finalist for the 2017 NIEA Political Thriller Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award. It made the recommended reading lists for Kirkus Indie Reviews, Stevo’s Book Reviews on the Internet, and US Review of Books.

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Microchip Partners with Machine-Learning (ML) Software Leaders to Simplify AI-at-the-Edge Design Using its 32-Bit Microcontrollers (MCUs)

September 21, 2020, New Delhi – Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it has partnered with Cartesiam, Edge Impulse and Motion Gestures to simplify ML implementation at the edge using the company’s ARM Cortex based 32-bit micro-controllers and microprocessors in its MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Bringing the interface to these partners’ software and solutions into its design environment uniquely positions Microchip to support customers through all phases of their AI/ML projects including data gathering, training the models and inference implementation.


“Adoption of our 32-bit MCUs in AI-at-the-edge applications is growing rapidly and now these designs are easy for any embedded system developer to implement,” said Fanie Duvenhage, vice president of Microchip’s human machine interface and touch function group. “It is also easy to test these solutions using our ML evaluation kits such as the EV18H79A or EV45Y33A.”


About the Partner Offerings


Cartesiam, founded in 2016, is a software publisher specializing in artificial intelligence development tools for microcontrollers. NanoEdge AI™ Studio, Cartesiam’s patented development environment, allows embedded developers, without any prior knowledge of AI, to rapidly develop specialized machine learning libraries for microcontrollers.  Devices leveraging Cartesiam’s technology are already in production at hundreds of sites throughout the World


Edge Impulse is the end-to-end developer platform for embedded machine learning, enabling enterprises in industrial, enterprise and wearable markets.  The platform is free for developers, providing dataset collection, DSP and ML algorithms, testing and highly efficient inference code generation across a wide range of sensor, audio and vision applications. Get started in just minutes thanks to integrated Microchip MPLAB X and evaluation kit support.


Motion Gestures, founded in 2017, provides powerful embedded AI-based gesture recognition software for different sensors, including touch, motion (i.e. IMU) and vision. Unlike conventional solutions, the company’s platform does not require any training data collection or programming and uses advanced machine learning algorithms. As a result, gesture software development time and costs are reduced by 10x while gesture recognition accuracy is increased to nearly 100 percent.


See Demonstrations During Embedded Vision Summit


The MPLAB X IDE ML implementations will be featured during the Embedded Vision Summit 2020 virtual conference, September 15-17. Attendees can see video demonstrations at the company’s virtual exhibit, which will be staffed each day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT. The demonstrations are also available here.


Please let us know if you would like to speak to a subject matter expert on Microchip’s enhanced MPLAB X IDE for ML implementations, or the use of 32-bit microcontrollers in AI-at-the-edge applications. For more information visit Customers can get a demo by contacting a Microchip sales representative.


Microchip’s offering of ML development kits now includes:

  • EV18H79A: SAMD21 ML Evaluation Kit with TDK 6-axis MEMS
  • EV45Y33A: SAMD21 ML Evaluation Kit with BOSCH IMU
  • SAMC21 xPlained Pro evaluation kit (ATSAMC21-XPRO) plus its QT8 xPlained Pro Extension Kit (AC164161): available for evaluating the Motion Gestures solution.
  • VectorBlox Accelerator Software Development Kit (SDK): enables developers to create low-power, small-form-factor AI/ML applications on Microchip’s PolarFire FPGAs.


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