Xerox CEO Ursula Burns To Keynote WICT Conference

Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, will deliver a keynote speech on Oct. 4 to open the second day of the WICT Leadership Conference in New York City.

Women in Cable Telecommunications' WICT Leadership Conference is the preeminent conference for educating women in the industry through inspiring keynote sessions, innovative workshops and opportunities to interface with industry colleagues. The conference will also feature The WICT Touchstones Luncheon, where the 2011 Woman of the Year and Woman to Watch honorees will be recognized.

"WICT is delighted to welcome Ursula Burns as a keynote speaker at our 2011 WICT Leadership Conference. Having worked her way up the ladder from summer intern to Chairman & CEO, she serves as a role model for all professional women. She is the epitome of a true leader," Christina Vergara, WICT's vice president of education and program development, said in a release.

Ursula Burns first joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern. Through hard work and dedication, she climbed the ranks of the company, distinguishing herself as a leader and visionary along the way. In 2007 she was named president of Xerox, expanding her leadership role to also include the company's IT organization, corporate strategy, human resources, corporate marketing and global accounts. At that time, she was also elected a member of the company's Board of Directors.

Burns was named chief executive officer in July 2009 and assumed the role of chairman of the company on May 20, 2010.

Comcast and the Comcast Foundation are Gold Sponsors of the 2011 WICT Leadership Conference. Further support is provided by MTV Networks as a Silver Sponsor, and Suddenlink Communications as a Bronze Sponsor of the event. Turner Broadcasting System Inc. is the Premier Sponsor of the 2011 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.

Diversity Week is returning to New York City, Oct. 3-4. Diversity Week will feature multiple events held by cable's diversity organizations: WICT, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and The Walter Kaitz Foundation. All three groups will celebrate and promote the critical role diversity plays in the cable telecommunications industry.

The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) and the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) will also hold events in New York during that time.