Why Attend

15+ Technical Women leaders, 100+ Attendees

This year’s IEEE Women in Computing Summit combines engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse and interactive topics.  It will offer a unique opportunity to learn and network with developers, researchers and leaders from Silicon Valley.

You will be able to have candid conversations to discuss common challenges and establish real strategic solutions to grow your career.

Join us for a full-day workshop with focused topics and panels to get inspired, learn about the latest trends in computing technology, and network with others during the evening reception.

Speakers and Schedule

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome

Welcome to Ericsson

Jamie Kapper

Jamie Kapper

Ericsson
Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Welcome to IEEE Women in Computing

Nita Patel

Nita Patel

L3 Technologies
Director of Engineering
IEEE WIE ILC Chair

IEEE-WIE-Section Santa Clara Valley

Natalia Baklitskaya

Natalia Baklitskaya

Intel
CAD Infrastructure Engineer
IEEE WIE SCV Chair

Women in Leadership (WIL) at Ericsson

Stacie Pham

Stacie Pham

Ericsson
Internal Communications Business Partner
WIL SCV Chair

9:30 am – 10:50 am: Trends in Cloud Computing

Cloud Data & Management:
Challenges & Trends

Abstract

Meenakshi Kaul-Basu

Meenakshi Kaul-Basu
Ericsson
Head Cloud Data Storage

How Cloud Infrastructure Networking
Powers the Cloud

Abstract

Kamala Subramaniam

Kamala Subramaniam
Google
Network Architecture

CI/CD Best Practices for
Containerized Applications

Abstract

Natasha Festa

Natasha Festa
CA Technologies
Sr. Principal Product Manager

Sustainability at Google’s
Data Centers

Abstract

Winnie Lam

Winnie Lam
Google
Captain of Earthly Elements

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Big Data Analytics

Trends in Big Data Analytics

Abstract

Anima Anaddkumar

Anima Anandkumar

Amazon Services
UC Irvine

Digital Process Transformation: What it Takes to Embed Advanced Analytics into Digital Processes at Scale

Abstract

Justin Norman

Justin Norman

Cisco Systems
Senior Manager, Enterprise Data
Science & Digital Process Transformation

A Recommendation System for Proactive Health Monitoring Using IoT and Wearable Technologies

Abstract

Shubhi Asthana

Shubhi Asthana

IBM Almaden Research Center
Research Software Engineer

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

Visits to the Ericsson Experience Center during the lunch break can be optionally booked. Personal ID required.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Innovation Panel: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Technology

Moderator: Lorri Brady Jackson

Lorri Brady Jackson

Oracle
Senior Manager, Global Talent Advisory Programs

Panel Description:

Join us for an interesting panel discussion around how to start, learn, and apply for a new position in hot areas. Also, sharing best practices moving back to a technical track and tips to increase competence.

Meral Shirazipour

Meral Shirazipour

Ericsson Research
Machine Intelligence

Meg Mude

Meg Mude

Intel
DCG Strategic Planning

Martina Sourada

Martina Sourada

Nvidia
Senior Director, SWQA

Jeewika Ranaweera

Jeewika Ranaweera

Oracle
Principal Hardware Engineer

2:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Data and Information Security

Evolution of Cybersecurity and How to Become a Guardian of the Galaxy

Abstract

Jennifer Blatnik

Jennifer Blatnik

Juniper Networks Inc.
VP Marketing

From Cryptocurrency to Coffee: The Evolution and Revolution of Blockchain

Abstract

Maria Rojas

Maria Velez Rojas

CA Technologies
Strategic Research

Data Protection in the Cloud

Abstract

Namratha Manjunath

Namratha Manjunath

NetApp
Product Manager, Cloud Business Unit

Threat Management – Latest Trends

Abstract

Rinki Sethi

Rinki Sethi

Palo Alto Networks
Senior Director, Information Security

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm: Emerging Technologies: AR/VR, IoT, Autonomous Vehicles

AI and Autonomous Transportation as a Glimpse of the Future

Abstract

Justyna Zander

Justyna Zander

Nivida
Senior Automotive Product Manager

Big Data in Automated Driving

Abstract

Hassnaa Moustafa

Hassnaa Moustafa

Intel Corporation
Senior Research Scientist

Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining a Future

Abstract

Shilpa Gulati

Shilpa Gulati

Roboticist

4:30pm - 5:30 pm: Innovation Panel: Innovation in Large Companies, What is the Silver Bullet?

Moderator: Claudia Galvan

Claudia Galvan

Technical Advisor
Early Stage Innovation

Panel Description:

We are in a new age of disruption. Technology leaders in large companies are facing competitive threats from all fronts and are being challenged to innovate differently, with more agility, while integrating diversity in the team and a maintaining their customer base. Innovation is what will continue to separate those who succeed and those who have become obsolete. Come and learn about innovation best practices, experiences and skills needed to innovate successfully.

Monica Shen Knotts

Monica Shen Knotts

Cisco Systems
Director, Strategy and Alignment

Minny Walia

Minny Walia

VMware
Senior Director, Business Readiness

Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

CA Technologies
VP of Product Development

Devika Chawla

Devika Chawla

Netflix
Director of Engineering

5:30pm – 7:00 pm: Reception and Networking

Hosted by the IEEE Computer Society

Venue

Ericsson Silicon Valley
2625 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Ericsson campus

Parking

Follow signs to parking garage 2625.

Women in Computing Organizing Committee

Liliane Peters

Liliane Peters

Ericsson
Director R&D Operations
IEE WIE SCV Secretary

Natalia Baklitskaya

Natalia Baklitskaya

Intel
CAD Infrastructure Engineer
IEEE WIE SCV Chair

Susan (Sue) Delafuente

Susan (Sue) Delafuente

IEEE SCV WIE Vice Chair

Nita Patel

Nita Patel

L3 Technologies
Director of Engineering
IEEE WIE ILC Chair

Roxsana Hadjizadeh

Roxsana Hadjizadeh

Cisco
New Product Program Manager

Eric Berkowitz

Eric Berkowitz

IEEE Computer Society
Membership Director

Meenakshi Kaul-Basu

Meenakshi Kaul-Basu

Ericsson
Head Cloud Data Storage

Stacie Pham

Stacie Pham

Ericsson
Internal Communications Business Partner

Iram Jamil

Iram Jamil

Ericsson
HR Program Manager
WIL SCV Chair

Donna Flores

Donna Flores

Ericsson
Global Employer Branding

Tatyana Golovko

Tatyana Golovko

Ericsson
Software Development Engineer