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Last year, Panel Discussions were introduced into the IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum for the first time and attendees reported great value from them, along with a desire continue them in future years. So, this year’s Forum will feature multiple Panel Discussions presented by influential industry leaders.

The 2022 panel discussions focus on three important topics: celebrating women in a historically male-dominated industry, advice for young industry professionals, and advancing technologies throughout the industry. The panel discussions will include a question-and-answer period that allows the audience to engage with the panelists. Learn about the moderator and panelists that were recently announced for the Women in Cable & Connectivity panel discussion and stay tuned for announcements about additional panelists.

2022 IWCS Panel Discussions

Women in Cable & Connectivity Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 PM

Sponsored by Dow, the Women in Cable & Connectivity panel discussion will feature influential female members of our industry. The panelists will speak about their career accomplishments, resources that have aided their success, and discuss what it is like to work in male-dominated industries. It will include a question-and-answer period that allows the audience to engage with the panelists.

Dr. Bianca Hydutsky, Global Technology Manager for The Chemours Company, will be the session chairperson and moderator of the panel discussion. “I think it’s exciting to bring together some really strong women who have built a variety of career paths.” says Bianca. “I am proud to accept the invitation from IWCS to be the chairperson for this session and I hope it will be motivational for other women who are looking to start their career or who are already in their career.” Joining Bianca for the panel discussion will be Sue Welsh, President of WCMA; and Kikie Kunplin, Sr. Product Manager – Fiber Systems at Belden. Additional panelists will be announced prior to the October event.

Hydutsky

Moderator
Dr. Bianca Hydutsky
Global Technology Manager
The Chemours Company

Kikie Kunplin

Panelist
Kikie Kunplin
Sr. Product Manager – Fiber Systems
Belden

Sue Welsh

Panelist
Sue Welsh
Retired, Rubadue Wire
President, WCMA

Early Career and Young Professionals Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 13 at 10:30 AM

This panel discussion, co-hosted by Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA), will focus on building a successful career in the Cable & Connectivity Industry. Panelists will share their perspectives regarding common challenges getting started in the industry, career-building tips, and personal experiences attributed to their success. We will discuss emerging skills and technology that are important to our rapidly evolving industry, sustainability trends, and strategies to attract and retain talented young professionals. The discussion topics are geared towards those who are new to the industry as well as experienced professionals who may be recruiting now or in the future.

Charles Glew

Moderator
Charles Glew
VP of Technology and Business Development
Cable Components Group

Tom Artinian

Panelist
Tom Artinian
Chief Operating Officer, Hitachi Cable America
Board Member, WCMA

Additional panelists will be announced soon. Join the IWCS e-newsletter to learn about panel discussion announcements.

Advancing Technologies

Thursday, October 13 at 10:30 AM

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