2-3 May 2019San Francisco
Chief Decision Scientist @ Google
Director of Engineering @ Slack
Senior Director @ Salesforce
MD & National African American Resource Co-Lead @ Accenture
Security Engineer @ Microsoft
Vice President & Distinguished Engineer @ IBM
Engineering Manager @ Coursera
VP, Engineering @ American Express
CTO @ MarketInvoice
Senior Product Manager @ Autodesk
Staff Product Manager @ WalmartLabs International
Global Head of Data, Ford Smart Mobility @ Ford Motor Co
CTO and Cofounder @ AiFi
Executive Director @ Berkeley SkyDeck
CTO & Founder @ Nylas
Chief Product Officer @ Rocket Software
General Manager, Global Cloud Consulting Services @ IBM
VP, Developer Relations @ Roblox
Senior Vice President of Engineering @ Skillz
Head of Confluence @ Atlassian
Software Engineer @ Box Inc.
Software Engineer @ Invitae
Shawn Ling Ramirez
Data Science Lead @ Insight Data Science
EVP of Operations @ Allied Administrators
HR Data & Tools Lead @ Google
Author, CEO & Founder @ Unblocked Future
Founder & CEO @ Global Thinkers Forum & Athena40
Engineering Manager for Payments @ Scribd
Founder @ Conversations in the Workplace
Content Marketing Manager @ Springshot
Founder & CEO @ Zum
CEO @ Ptype UX & Product Design Agency
Senior Director Cloud Infrastructure @ Oracle
Product Marketing Manager @ Microsoft
SVP @ Essence Global
Software Engineer @ Appian Corporation
Software Engineer @ rideOS
CEO @ The NPD Group
CEO @ Substantial
CIO @ Symantec
UI Architect @ MyVest
Chief Strategy Officer & Founder @ SocialChorus
Growth Architect & Founder @ The Women's Code
Vice President @ Amazon Alexa
VP Entreprise Program Management Office @ Teradata
Co-Founder & CEO @ RackWare
Head of Product @ ConsejoSano
Founder @ Kitchin Table
CEO @ Purepoint International
Senior Product Manager @ Qualcomm
Senior Vice President of Technology @ Hired
Partner @ NGP Capital
Cassie Kozyrkov is Google Cloud’s chief decision scientist. Cassie is passionate about helping everyone make better decisions through harnessing the beauty and power of data. She speaks at conferences and meets with leadership teams to empower decision makers to transform their industries through AI, machine learning, and analytics. At Google, Cassie has advised more than a hundred teams on statistics and machine learning, working most closely with research and machine Intelligence, Google Maps, and ads and commerce. She has also personally trained more than 15,000 Googlers (executives, engineers, scientists, and even nontechnical staff members) in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision making. Previously, Cassie spent a decade working as a data scientist and consultant. She is a leading expert in decision science, with undergraduate studies in statistics and economics at the University of Chicago and graduate studies in statistics, neuroscience, and psychology at Duke University and NCSU. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theatre, in an art museum, exploring the world, playing board games, or curled up with a good novel.
Arquay is the Director of Engineering for Lifecycle. Prior to Slack she was a Web Development Manager at Google where she lead a large team of Information Architects, Developers and Designers. Before that, as Director of Engineering at CBS Interactive, she oversaw the development teams for the B2B brands including ZDNet and Moneywatch. Arquay is a developer who also has a Masters in Design and she loves the marriage of form and function. When not working she can be found cooking, stumbling over guitar and piano chords or watching Seinfeld.
Leah McGowen-Hare, MSEd, Trailhead Evangelist and Senior Director at Salesforce, is passionate about making learning accessible and empowering everyone to have a career in technology. Leah is an accomplished and dynamic Master Technical Trainer for Salesforce with over 20+ years of experience in technology; mastering a variety of roles including Consultant, Developer, Manager and Technical Trainer. Leah is one of the brains behind Be a Multiplier, a program that inspires people to be multipliers that will amplify and encourage their communities to skill up for the jobs of today and tomorrow. She uses her knowledge and experience to demystify and make technology more accessible to youth, girls, communities of color and Veterans’ through organizations such as BlackGirls Code, Technovation, Girls Who Code and Vetforce.
Teuta Hyseni, is a Security Engineer at Microsoft leading application security projects, assessing potential flaws within the applications, reviewing the application's architecture etc. Furthermore, Hyseni is committed to educating others on security threats and best practice, maximizing the impact of her security expertise through different talks, writings, mentorship programs. She is a contributor of Tribe of Hackers book, where notable cybersecurity leaders share their experiences. As recognition of her contribution to the industry she is nominated as a Security Champion of the Year at the Women in IT Awards 2018 Series. Furthermore, Hyseni speaks at events as she has keen interest on motivating, inspiring and improving women’s participation in this industry. As part of her passion for tech industry and innovation, Teuta and her mentees, won the first place in World Blockchain Hackathon at the Blockchain Economic Forum 2018, a world class competition. Her success as a Security Engineer as well as an entrepreneur outside of her daytime job, continues to show as she embarked on a new journey as her most recent win is acceptance at Y Combinator Startup School as a founder.
Anshu Kak is a Vice President & Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM for Financial Sector Integrated Accounts taking clients on a digital transformation and AI journey. Prior to that she was an executive for worldwide technical sales and led a Analytics Technical Specialists worldwide which is a multi billion dollar business. She was responsible for the strategy, revenue and direction for the team. Prior she led the Software Client Architects globally as well as led Software as a Service business. Anshu is a recognized leader in IBM and software industry broadly for her significant contributions to the industry in software architecture. She and her teams are responsible for architecting cloud, Blockchain and Analytics/AI solutions for numerous IBM clients. She has worked, leading various organizations worldwide for IBM thus has a broad perspective on how companies are changing the way they do business using technology like Cloud, AI and Blockchain.
She co-leads the Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and member of IBM Architecture Profession Board, Distinguished Engineer Board and Academy of Technology. Has written various papers on cloud technology and co published papers on Cognitive computing, Mobile in Cloud and BigData Analytics in Cloud to CSCC (Cloud Standards Customer Council).
She has written numerous books like "Value Realization from Successful Software Deployment, an avid presenter in areas of Cloud and Analytics solutions in conferences IBM and external. Anshu is a tenacious advocate of technical vitality both inside and outside of IBM and a Women in Technology advocate. She has twice received the Women In Color Technology "All Star Award" from a national US level publication magazine. Anshu recently won the "Top 50 Asian American in Business Award" from American Business development Center USA. Anshu has masters in computer science with specialization in object oriented technology. Follow me at @anshukak on Twitter.
Richa is Engineering Manager on the Growth team at Coursera. Her team is responsible for driving top of funnel growth to monthly active learners and degree learners on the platform. Richa has been a multi-stack engineer, working on the backend, mobile, and frontend at companies like Microsoft, Amazon and, MapR Technologies and Coursera. She transitioned into the leadership role in early 2018. A lifelong learner and passionate about technology, she is always looking for opportunities to bring more diversity in the tech community through group and individual mentorship in the area of technology and career development.
Rija is an accomplished engineering and product leader who recently moved to London from SF and joined MarketInvoice as their CTO heading up engineering, product, data and design. Her current focus is to scale the tech team in terms of infrastructure as well as people with a key focus on diversity. Prior to that, she was Senior Director of Engineering at Wealthfront, where she was responsible for the core business area, and led the development of their brand-new brokerage and banking platform thus allowing the company to pivot into the financial advisory space.
Tanu Chellam, Senior Product Manager at Autodesk & Founding Member at Development Solutions Organization
Tanu has started two companies, one is now-defunct, and the other is a non-profit consultancy she continues to advise. Creating her first startup in the early 2000s, Tanu has 14+ years of experience in product management and related roles in network security, fin tech, internet tech and design tech. An advocate for diversity in the workplace, Tanu manages the partnership with Women in Product for Autodesk and mentors others through programs like TechWomen, an initiative by the US Dept of State.
Tanu has a degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently pursuing an Executive Education program at Harvard Business School.
Results oriented product leader with high energy, strategic thinking, data driven approach, creativity and leadership qualities. Experience building B2C and B2B products using latest technology stack and managing large complex cross-functional teams.
Believer of building simple and delightful products with seamless experience that helps win both customer and business.
Micheline Casey is a data strategy and innovation executive with over 20 years’ experience helping organizations use data and analytics for growth and transformation. She is Global Head of Data for Ford Smart Mobility, and is tasked with helping Ford drive new revenue opportunities through a broad data product portfolio. In this role she oversees product marketing and product development; ownership of the data product pipeline; pricing strategies; go-to-market strategies; and global consent management strategies. She is based in Ford’s Palo Alto, California office.
Ms. Casey has broad data and software experience across a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. She was previously chief data officer at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, and has worked in data, software, and technology companies such as ChoicePoint and IBM Global Services. She also has advised numerous companies on data strategy in both the private and public sector over the course of her career.
Ying received her PhD in computer vision from Duke University and Executive MBA from Stanford University. While young she attended worldwide programming contests, winning championships both nationally and internationally, recognizing her as one of the best female programmers in the world. After working at Google and Apple as senior research scientist, she cofounded AiFi as CTO, with a mission to bring ultimate efficiency and delight to shopping. She is leading engineering team to develop cutting-edge technologies to automate all stores of future. She believes the best way to predict future is to create it. She is enjoying doing that everyday.
Caroline Winnett is a founder and executive director of a major accelerator, UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck. Berkeley SkyDeck has a total of 102 innovative startup teams participating in its fall program. Since 2014, Winnett has more than tripled the Berkeley SkyDeck program advisers, and started a dedicated fund which gives 50 percent of its profits back to UC Berkeley, closing with an oversubscribed $24M round earlier this year. Winnett herself is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits. NeuroFocus, acquired by Nielsen; and BoardVantage, acquired by Nasdaq.
As Founder & CTO at Nylas, Christine Spang leads the engineering organization in a growing enterprise software startup. Previously, she was a Principal Developer at Oracle by way of a previous startup building Linux kernel technology, Ksplice. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and likes to offset startup stress by doing as much rock climbing as time permits. As a young female founder building a developer platform, she hopes that sharing her story will help inspire other aspiring leaders in the industry.
Anjali Arora is chief product officer at Rocket Software, a New England-based global technology provider specializing in application modernization and systems optimization, where she is responsible for driving the company’s product strategy and R&D roadmap. Prior to Rocket, she spent three years at Oracle as GVP of software engineering.
Sangita Singh is General Manager, Global Cloud Consulting Services at IBM, responsible for helping IBM’s clients accelerate their adoption of Cloud and Cloud technologies. A seasoned professional and an accomplished executive, Sangita built a distinguished career spanning 23 years at Wipro, where she held diverse leadership roles. She joined IBM from Infosys, where she was Executive Vice President - Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Sangita has received several accolades, including being named as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in 2010 for her contribution to people engagement and diversity, and being listed among the 30 Most Powerful Women by Business Today in 2014 & 2015. Sangita holds an engineering degree from the Regional Engineering College, Durgapur and is based at Bangalore.
Grace Francisco, VP of Roblox Developer Relations, has 20+ years of experience leading innovative technical teams at companies including Microsoft, Intuit and Atlassian. Across the technology and gaming industry, she is recognized as a respected proponent of diversity and the empowerment of women and girls.
At Roblox, Grace supports over 70 million active monthly users — 40% in the US are female — helping them to explore, imagine and create immersive worlds by developing experiences to share. Part of her mission is to instill in young women a passion for a career in technology, plus the skills and confidence to achieve their goals.
Miriam Aguirre is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was named the fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. As a vital member of the Skillz leadership team, she has seen the importance of fostering a strong, diverse engineering team firsthand. Prior to this, she worked as a software engineer and architect for companies including Financial Engines and Hewlett-Packard. Miriam grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from MIT. Today, she leads the Skillz engineering team and works to advance diversity in eSports.
Pratima is Head of Product for Confluence, a content collaboration tool that is one of Atlassian’s most popular products. She’s responsible for Confluence’s product strategy, roadmap and go-to market. A product management leader with extensive experience in successfully delivering innovative products to millions of customer, she has a track record of driving some of the most strategic initiatives at Salesforce like Einstein (Machine and Deep Learning platform), Lightning (Experience & Platform) and Mobile. Pratima is a geek at heart who loves to solve toughest customer problems with simple and intuitive solutions that customers love.
When Stephanie graduated into the recession in 2010, with a degree in architecture and a handful of marketing internships, she wasn’t even thinking about a career—she just wanted a job. She lucked into a role at a tech incubator in Los Angeles, handling business development for new projects. In her spare time, she decided to teach herself how to code, and she discovered a new passion that eventually became a new career. Stephanie is now a software engineer at Box, where she continues to find rich opportunities to develop her technical skills and explore her wide array of interests.
Lizzie Matusov is a full-stack software engineer at Invitae. Her primary focus is building high-end customer experiences to enable genetic testing ordering and reporting in the Women’s Health and Oncology space. Prior to her role, she worked as a software consultant for Red Hat, where she focused on consulting delivery for application development, migration, and deployments. She has written and supported production code for front-end, back-end, and DevOps in a variety of industries - including insurance, biotech, and finance. Beyond her role, Lizzie focuses on supporting diversity in engineering by mentoring incoming women in technology, supporting hackathons, and attending tech meetups in the Bay Area.
Dr. Shawn L. Ramirez is a Data Science Lead at Insight, and the site lead for Seattle. She leads teams of ~20 people to build AI and data science solutions that span data product, NLP, computer vision, automated ML, blockchain, and IoT regularly interfacing with over 100 top companies in Seattle to learn about their interesting challenges, and help them build top data science and AI teams. Prior to this, she was a professor of political science at Emory University specializing in game theory, strategic negotiations, and terrorism.
Ms. Lao is the Executive Vice President of Operations and leads all aspects of Allied operations. Ms. Lao has successfully executed technology initiatives that advanced Allied growth and supported the launch of the Allied Benefit Suite. She has a strong IT and project management background as well as over 14 years of progressive business leadership experience including Third Party Administration. Ms. Lao holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Torrie Adams is HR Data & Tools Lead at Google, where she uses data and automation to enable authentic, people-centered interactions around the world. As a former SWE, once her ability to talk to people was discovered, she landed on the path of project and product management. Having supported companies of 20 to 200,000 employees, she brings her 15 years of war stories and cowboy moments to speak to us about the ever exciting world of software development methodology.
Alison McCauley is a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO and Founder of Unblocked Future, a boutique consultancy that helps executives to drive adoption at the forefront of emerging tech. She is also a contributor to Forbes, where she writes about the impact of emerging technology on our world. A social scientist by training, she’s spent her career studying the intersection of human behavior and emerging technology, with 20 years of consulting to technology-first startups and Fortune-500 companies. She helps businesses communicate their vision, activate communities for change, and shape their role in our digitally-driven future.
Elizabeth Filippouli is a social entrepreneur with a background in Journalism. She is the Founder & CEO of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF), a global platform that works as an agent for positive change by connecting international thought leaders and promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and partnerships. GTF is London-based with an international advisory board and presence in 7 countries. In 2015 Global Thinkers Forum launched an international mentoring programme, Global Thinkers Mentors, pairing youth and women from all over the world with accomplished individuals across 50 countries. So far 200 mentors and mentees have been paired in 8 month cycles. Additionally, in 2018 the organisation launched Athena40 the first ever global ranking of the top 40 most innovative women from across all industries, and accepting nominations until December 2019.
As Engineering Manager for Payments and Notifications at Scribd, Katerina manages a team of eight engineers to develop comprehensive payments solutions for "The Netflix for Books", one of the top subscription services in the publishing space. She has 10 years of experience in various technical fields from Aerospace to Advertising, and focuses on building diverse, collaborative and productive teams. Katerina is also a long-time mentor for new women engineers with Hackbright, and enjoys helping them start their careers as software engineers.
Lorie Reichel Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She leverages over 20 years of expertise in communication and relationship management. She equips business professionals to have “safe conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues. Whether issues are challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, “safe conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration.
Lorie has a diverse career experience as a leadership and communication development trainer, professional mediator and conflict coach.
Lorie mediates for the Santa Clara Superior Court the Santa Clara Department of Human Services.
Amanda Bahia is responsible for Content Marketing at Springshot where she harnesses the insurmountable power of words to grow the company's online presence and build brand awareness. Before becoming Springshot’s resident word wonk, Amanda spent five years at Pearson developing accessible digital education products for high school humanities programs that were used in classrooms across the US. A self-professed creative weirdo and proud Millenial, Amanda is originally from New Jersey and brings a no-nonsense attitude to her work. As a first-generation college graduate and person with a disability Amanda is an outspoken advocate for intersectionality and is on a personal mission to make the tech scene more inclusive and representative of the communities and consumers it serves.
While managing $1 billion + of eCommerce at eBay, Ritu faced a challenge many working parents do today: juggling caring for her family and working a demanding career. Rather than sacrifice quality work or family time, Ritu founded a company to solve a major childcare issue parents face: safe, reliable transportation. She received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Delhi Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to founding ZÅ«m, Ritu worked with leading Silicon Valley companies such as IBM, Oracle, and eBay.
Debbie Levitt, CEO of Ptype UX & Product Design Agency, has been a UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com, Oracle, and a variety of Silicon Valley startups.
Debbie is a speaker and trainer who has presented at conferences including eBay’s Developer Conference, PayPal’s Developer Conference, UXPA, and WeAreDevelopers. She is an O’Reilly published author and one of few instructors on the planet recommended by Axure. Her newest training program is DevOps ICU, which teaches non-UX roles how to measurably improve DevOps results by correctly integrating UX practitioners and processes.
Rashim Mogha, Senior Director Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a thought leader and cloud evangelist who empowers professionals by articulating complex cloud capabilities into crisp, clear, and attainable business benefits. A keynote speaker and #1 Amazon best-selling author of “Fast-Track Your Leadership Career”, Rashim speaks at conferences around the world. Her thoughts on leadership, innovation, women in technology, and enablement strategy have appeared in publications such as Forbes and ATD. With a goal to empower women leaders, Rashim founded eWOW-empowered Women of the World, an intellectual platform to help women with their technical and leadership skills to be successful, to thrive!
Her extensive career portfolio includes leadership roles in companies such as Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VMware where she built high-performing teams to support multi-billion dollar businesses.
Morgan Mitchell joined Microsoft straight out of school as a program manager building developer tools. In her spare time, she enjoyed working with university recruiting, volunteering for educational organizations at the annual Microsoft Hackathon, and mentoring university students. After shipping her product with her engineering team, Morgan took the leap over to Azure (cloud) marketing where she gets to meld her passion into her work by driving Microsoft’s student developer engagement efforts. She helps create programs that cater to students globally because she sincerely believes in empowering all students to learn about technology, regardless of where they come from.
Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Follow Morgan on Twitter - @livelovegeek
Danielle is the SVP, Client Partner at Essence Global, a digital-first agency whose mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. As a global strategic business lead for the Google account, Danielle oversees the team responsible for Google's digital advertising strategy on key products such as Chromebooks, Chrome browser, Google Play, and the Android operating system. In addition to producing business results, Danielle is passionate about coaching young leaders and helping them focus on developing a strong team culture.
Prior to joining Essence Global, Danielle held roles at IPG Media Lab, directing the client service (engagement) team; UM, managing digital planning and buying for Sony Network Entertainment & Sony Corporate; and Carat, managing integrated communications planning on Gillette.
Nisha is a software engineer at Appian Corporation. She started her career with client-side mobile development and is working towards becoming a full-stack developer. At Appian, she led the Hackathon guild that worked on developing and delivering technical talks and workshops at various Hackathons. Nisha is also a member of the Hiring Committee at Appian. The committee equips developers to ensure a fair and consistent engineering interview process.
Nisha earned her Masters in Computer Science from Dartmouth College. Outside of work, she loves to explore new places, share insights on personal growth, read non-fiction books, and experiment with food.
Minji Lee is a data scientist with 5+ years experience in data analysis and statistical modeling. At rideOS, she has been leading efforts to develop efficient dispatch systems for both human-driven and autonomous vehicles, working with some of the largest autonomous vehicle companies around the world. Prior to rideOS, being the first data scientist in Uber Maps, focusing on routing and ETAs, she developed the team KPIs and built machine learning models to make Uber ETAs more accurate by more than 20% in Uber’s top 40 cities. She also led various efforts in dispatch and pricing for Uber EATs. Prior to Uber, she worked at The World Bank in their Development Economics Data Group, where she conducted various statistical analyses including statistical approaches to validate GDP PPP and held training sessions for National Statistical Office counterparts in several developing countries. She is a PhD dropout from Stanford University.
Karyn has spent the majority of her career working at The NPD Group, which provides information and advisory services for over 20 industries. Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn wrote Mom.B.A: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next as a practical guide on everything from effective first impressions and workplace politics to relationship development, skill-building, and overcoming the Impostor Syndrome. The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career.
Karyn currently serves on the advisory board of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that develops socially-responsible young leaders. Karyn has also served on the boards of directors of Civic Science, ARF Women in Analytics and CASRO, the Council of American Survey Research Organizations.
Carey Jenkins had an unconventional path to CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio. In 2012, she joined the client services team, and six years later became CEO. As the sixth female employee hired at Substantial, Carey is proud that Substantial has grown the female employee base to 37% overall and 40% on the leadership team, and is committed to empowering other women to seize more leadership opportunities.
Carey brings 17+ years of experience in client relationships, delivery management, and business development. Her brand of leadership focuses on relationships—both internal and external—and transparent, empathetic, and direct communication.
Sheila Jordan is chief information officer at Symantec, previously serving as senior vice president, IT, at Cisco, and a senior vice president with Walt Disney World. As an established thought leader and a preeminent voice on the elusive goal of achieving work-life balance in the hyper-competitive world of Silicon Valley, Jordan shares her experience as a working mother, the benefits that come with it and how she chose to kiss the guilt goodbye in her inaugural literary effort, You Are Not Ruining Your Kids: A Positive Perspective on the Working Mother. Jordan is based in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Nazanin is an Architect at MyVest leading UI initiatives. She has master degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science and she is a certified MIT System Engineer.Nazanin is dedicated to advancing the role of women in engineering. She volunteers with Hour of Code teaching high school girls how to code and serves as a member of Women Who Code and Women Tech Makers.
Outside of work, she works on self-driving cars and image-recognition applications, and in her free time, she contributes to open source projects, builds robots and reads books.
Nicole is the Chief Strategy Officer and founder of SocialChorus. She works with executives across our customer base to ensure we are powering communications transformation with true business results. Prior to founding SocialChorus, she was the Founder and CEO of Dermalounge and a pioneer in using new technologies to engage and empower employees before it was a Gartner Quadrant. Nicole started her career in structured finance and corporate development at Enron and Asurion. She has a BS from Vanderbilt University in Economics and Japanese and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect® and founder of the Women’s Code®. Huffington Post calls her one of fifty must-follow women entrepreneurs. After Beate sold her business to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal she specialized in engineering customized programs for forward-looking companies, enabling them to improve entrepreneurial skills and to move purposefully toward balanced, gender-neutral leadership. Recent clients include Merck, TracyLocke, The Leadership Investment, SBDC, NFTE, CreativeLive, and the Association of Corporate Growth.
Miriam Daniel is one of the creative minds behind Echo and Alexa, innovations that have changed the way we interact with the world around us. She strongly believes that we invent to simplify or change human lives. She and her team are working to solve unbelievably complex problems - like how to deliver compelling, voice-forward experiences on Echo devices. With a background in computer engineering, she has worked for Amazon, Intel and more, delivering new products and experiences that surprise and delight consumers. As a technologist she’s dabbled in AI and machine learning, mobile platforms, wireless technologies, sensors, audio, computer vision and speech science.
Ms. Jen Skrabak, MBA, PMP, is Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) at Teradata. Ms. Skrabak is responsible for instituting program/project Management as a core discipline throughout Teradata with a strong focus on execution of the strategic roadmap aligned with the company's goals and strategic initiatives. This includes overseeing the full portfolio of strategic programs in partnership with leadership. She has over 18+ years of a successful track record leading high profile business transformation programs and portfolios for Fortune 100 companies. Ms. Skrabak is a recognized thought leader within the project management community and was awarded PMI’s Distinguished Award.
Sash Sunkara, co-founder and CEO of RackWare, is a technology executive with extensive expertise in solutions for data centers. Before RackWare, Sash served as Vice President of program management at Brocade Communications and Vice President of marketing for QLogic’s Network Solutions Division. She also founded 3Leaf Systems, a venture-backed server virtualization company. Sash holds a BSEE degree from California State University Sacramento.
Rajshri Ravi is Head of Product at ConsejoSano. Her unique talent lies in her breadth of experience. She has envisioned simple and creative solutions for translating user problems into a great product while managing complex product decisions and trade-offs in a fast-paced environment. She has led a number of products to market with end-to-end execution of full product lifecycle.
She has successfully applied Lean Six Sigma techniques to product development and processes. She has been multitasking on a number of healthcare and data analytics projects in her prior experience at Omnicell and Illumina. Rajshri holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University, India and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington. She holds numerous certifications on Software Quality, Process Improvement, Agile best practices, and Genomics.
Laila Dupuy is the founder of Kitchin Table, the UK and USS's first co-working space app enabling women to turn their homes (their kitchen tables) into female co-working spaces. Laila is a mum of six children, a former senior crown prosecutor and is now on a mission to help launch 1,000 female founded businesses in 2019. She’s pretty much a pro basketball player and has even moonlighted as a stand-up comedian (which she loves). Laila is a natural Dharma yoga junkie and is building a global community of like-minded women that can work together, support each other and inspire one another. Kitchin Table has been featured in Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, The Guardian, Virgin Start up, and has been selected as thirty most promising social start up at SXSW 2018 and Web Summit 2017.
Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International helping people and companies to be safe by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. PurePoint is the security company of choice for innovative and forward thinking businesses globally and is the winner of the JCI Philippines-New York ICON of IMPACT Award for International Affairs and Women's Security for their creative and pioneering approach to security. PurePoint International provides cyber security consulting and training for financials services, insurance and other middle market global companies with $150-$500M in revenue. Jessica speaks internationally on cybersecurity and innovation, and is on the board of both for profit, and non profit, technology and security organizations.
Sreeja is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Qualcomm. In her role, she interacts with Wireless Enterprise Providers to align their connectivity needs with Qualcomm’s prolific wireless portfolio. She is excited to play her part in defining the roadmap, features and use cases for the next generation of Wifi chipsets which are laying the foundations for IOT and Smart Homes.
She has a Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. She has 3 patents in the fields of Wireless and Display technologies.
Sreeja is extremely passionate about promoting and encouraging women in the STEM field and actively works for the cause through the Qwomen organization at Qualcomm as the President of the Bay Area chapter. She acts as the Qualcomm Liaison for IEEE WIE Santa Clara Valley, is a Techwomen Mentor and works with the NCWIT Bay Area chapter on their events.
Rohini Chakravarthy started at NGP Capital in September 2018 as a Partner in their Silicon Valley office. She will initially focus on investments in the Intelligent Enterprise area.
Rohini has an impressive investment and technology background spanning two decades. Prior to NGP, she was an investing partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where she focused on software, systems and technology investments, sat on 13 boards, and nurtured several companies to successful exits. She has also held investment and corporate development leadership roles at Intel Capital and Cisco and was cofounder and CEO of startup, Inksedge. Rohini started her career as a design engineer at Bay Networks, working on Ethernet chips and hardware.
Rohini received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS from Case Western Reserve University and a B.Tech from IIT Madras.
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