President & Co-Founder, WITI - Women in Technology International
David Leighton is Co-Founder and President of WITI - Women in Technology International - a global organization founded in 1989. WITI is the leading global organization for women who consider technology central to their careers, businesses, and personal lives. David is a creative, highly motivated relationship builder with a strong network covering multiple Industries. He has launched and led several start-up companies. He was formerly the Chairman of Risk Analysis Group, a security strategies firm specializing in Integrated Risk Management, (SM), the enterprise-wide application of business principles that protect and streamline organizations. David is also the Co-Founder of Criterion Research, a research firm that identifies highly specialized technologists and executives for Internet, software, semiconductor companies, and venture capital firms. He worked closely with Borland International helping to grow Borland to the #2 software company in the world, key with Transmeta as they were transforming the way chips were built, and for Marc Benioff's last project at Oracle before he started Salesforce. David also co-founded Webolution, an Internet infrastructure and custom web-presence consulting firm whose clients include Sun Microsystems, Paramount Pictures, and Intel.