Teena Piccione, AVP, Big Data Solutions Architecture, AT&T

Teena Piccione, AVP of Big Data Solutions Architecture at AT&T, will speak to us about AT&T’s foundry and developer program.

Ms. Piccione began her technical career as an international consultant, and joined BellSouth Long Distance in 1999 to spearhead a joint venture between BellSouth and Qwest. She was soon assigned to develop and lead the Program Development Office, and she continued to manage and lead teams and programs through 2007. She became Chief Staff in IT for AT&T in 2008, managing complex projects and leading her organization to 93 percent participation in United Way giving. She became Executive Director of IT in 2012, responsible for release management, front-door processes and business continuity.

In 2013, Ms. Piccione was appointed Executive Director for Big Data at AT&T, responsible for overall business operations, program and project management and technical sales support. She became AVP Solutions Architecture in 2014.

Teena is highly energetic and loves classical music, hiking and spending time with her family. She serves as Executive Advisor for the Masters for Science in Business Analytics program at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has previously served on a public school board and as Director of Communication for Women at AT&T. She is married and the proud mother of two teenage girls.

Grace Kaldawi, President, WWC

Grace Kaldawi is the President of Women Who Compute (WWC), and a UTD graduate student (Master’s Software Engineering, May 2015). Kara Schrader is the Vice President of WWC, and is scheduled to complete her Bachelor’s in Computer Science at UT Dallas in December 2014. They will share their experiences as engineering students at UTD.

Kara Schrader, VP, WWC

In addition, Ms. Kaldawi and Ms. Schrader will tell how they chose their majors, and what made them start WWC this year. Finally, they will tell us about school programs and  local community organizations which can benefit middle and high school students considering engineering as a major, and have offered to match girls with members of WWC for mentorship. Learn more about WWC at

The meeting will be from 6:30-8 pm on the UT Dallas Campus902 Drive A, Richardson, TX 75080, Clark Center Building, Room CN 1.120 (for detailed directions, go to A parking pass is required and will be available here a few days prior to the meeting.

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