Intellinet, a highly certified and nationally recognized IT strategy and consulting services firm, was honored to roll the dice with Women in Technology (WIT), Microsoft and Georgia business leaders at the Georgia Aquarium for WIT Connect '07. WIT Connect raised over $210,000 over the evening, with the Silent Auction contributing just over $30,000 in proceeds.
Since 1995, WIT Connect has been Atlanta's premier fundraising event, offering attendees an opportunity to gain access to and make a once in a lifetime pitch to the top executives of several blue chip companies. Proceeds from the event support various philanthropic initiatives, such as Girls Get IT and WIT on Track.
During the event, the Silent Auction drew considerable excitement, providing the winning bidders with opportunities to meet with senior technology executives controlling budgets in excess of $2.5 billion. The Silent Auction sponsored by Intellinet and Microsoft inspired heated competition as attendees placed bids for twenty-nine high rollers like Bob Keefe of Mueller Water Products, Sally Foster of ISS/IBM, Brian Shield of Weather Channel, Joe Oesterling of Cbeyond, John Bartz of Sage, and more…
As sponsors of the Silent Auction, Intellinet and Microsoft donated software and hardware and created an application to fully automate the silent auction process - an event that in the past has been run with pencil and paper. Featuring state-of-the-art tablet computers, attendees placed bids using a stylus interface as real-time results instantly displayed on each PC and a large plasma screen that shared the current bids and time remaining in the auction with the audience.
The Silent Auction software was developed as a robust service oriented architecture, written in C#. All auction information is stored in a SQL Server database that is continuously refreshed to create an interactive "live" experience.