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Women in Technology: a Personal Perspective

June 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bobbi Ayers

Join Bobbie Ayers as she shares her insights and experiences building a company and leading development in the visualization technology space for over 25 years. She has worked extensively building relationships with executives in the home building, real estate and home renovation industries.

She intimately knows how actively recruiting women into technology brings breadth and depth to any organization, and measurably increases competitiveness in our marketplaces. Bobbie will share:
– First-hand account of common challenges that can block entry and success for women in technical fields
– Current state of women in technology, and why we should care
– Principles and best practices in use today in companies that are directly applicable to local Suncoast Florida businesses. Is your business purposely recruiting for diversity? What unique challenges will you face? What practical, pragmatic steps ensure a successful process?

Join us to learn from an highly experienced industry leader, how to leverage Women in Technology to create more competitive advantage in our local Suncoast businesses.

About Bobbie Ayers

Bobbie Ayers is the world’s leading authority on Visualization for new construction and homes for sale. She is the founder/CEO of, Inc., and a 25-year veteran of the visualization software industry, SHOWoff develops 3D interactive home tours and design makeovers that are accessible on the web, tablets and smart phones. This new visualization technology helps real estate agents, home builders, re-modelers and homeowners, to convert their static pictures into 3D interactive homes.

Bobbie first delved into visualization software after watching her sister-in-law tack wallpaper after wallpaper to her son’s bedroom wall, only to tear it back down. Having built, purchased and renovated a number of her own homes over the years, she also knew first-hand how frustrating it was to wrestle with paint swatches and home design catalogs, in search of that perfect look. She realized homeowners could save time, money, and stress if they could visualize finishing’s before making the final commitment.

In the early 1990’s Bobbie’s company, Visual Applications, created nine CD-ROM products that sold more than one million copies through 40,000 retail stores nationwide. She has leveraged that experience to create the next generation of cloud-based 3D visualization technology. SHOWoff serves home buyers, homeowners, real estate agents and builders — helping them to sell, buy, build, and renovate the home of their dreams.

Bobbie Ayers is the company’s visionary. Underlying her commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is her passion for one concept: visualization – helping people see the possibilities and design the home of their dreams. She is the company’s rainmaker and relationship broker, and also leads the executive management team, driving their deliverables and keeping the company focused on constant innovation and customer happiness. She is a relentless advocate of continuous improvement and stakeholder value, always striving to exceed the expectations of employees, partners, investors, and customers.



June 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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