Speakers

Diane Bryant

Former Chief Operating Officer, Google Cloud

Diane Bryant oversaw Google Cloud’s customer support, and Google’s IT solutions and data center supply chain. She was focused on accelerating the scale and reach of the business around the world. Most recently, Diane was Group President of Intel’s Data Center Group, the worldwide organization that develops server, storage and network platforms for the digital services economy, growing it to $17 billion in revenue. Prior to that, Diane was Intel’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for the corporate-wide information technology solutions and services that enable Intel’s business.

Diane sits on the board of directors for United Technologies Corporation, was named among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2015 and 2016, and is a tireless advocate for women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of engineering and technology. She received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis, attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four U.S. patents.

Carmel Galvin

Chief Human Resources Officer, Autodesk

Carmel Galvin is chief human resources officer of Autodesk, Inc. and is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent. In addition, Galvin oversees Corporate Real Estate, Travel, Safety and Security (CREFTS).

Prior to joining Autodesk in 2018, Galvin was the chief human resources officer of Glassdoor where she led all people functions of the company, including human resources planning, learning & development, talent acquisition, employee relations and engagement, and more.

Galvin brings 25 years of human resources experience at global companies including Deloitte, Advent Software and MSCI Barra Inc. where she developed a particular focus on leadership coaching, developing organizational culture and employee engagement programs.

A native of Ireland, Galvin received her bachelor’s degree in political science and business from Trinity College Dublin and master’s degree in Business Studies at the University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business.

Sherry Baker

President of Marketing and Product Development, European Wax Center

Sherry Baker’s reputation as one of the world’s premier marketers of beauty, fashion and luxury brands has been built on one spectacular success after another. From her earliest days at Colgate-Palmolive, Revlon, and Unilever, Sherry’s powerful combination of strategic insight, marketing innovation, and executional excellence has been the currency of her brand-building successes including: the premier celebrity fragrance, Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion.

This unexpected economic turn of events, plus her desire to return to the U.S., landed her in a new position as President of Marketing and Product Development for European Wax Center (EWC). Baker, seeing the potential in EWC, put together a high energy marketing team and worked her usual lifestyle magic to help take this new brand to the next level in beauty branding. Baker, in conjunction with the founding family of EWC, helped create a momentum that has made this company one of the fastest growing brands in beauty retail services.

Reena Tiwari

Senior Director Information Technology, Symantec Corporate

Reena Tiwari is Senior Director, Information Technology at Symantec Corporation. With more than 25 years of IT experience specializing in solving business problems with technology, she has gained a proficiency in management, technologies, application development, and solution architecture. In addition, she has a track record of accomplishments in business stakeholder relationship, strong team building, innovation, and creative thinking. Reena has also been involved in and led multiple transformational initiatives, and is currently leading Digital Transformation, eCommerce, and Subscription/SaaS Platform IT team to guide Symantec’s digital transformation.

As well as holding various leadership and technology roles in different companies throughout Silicon Valley, she is also passionate about helping women grow in their careers and has mentored many women in high school, college, and at work. Reena serves on the Board of Directors for University of California Berkeley Extension–Big Data Program. Reena holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

Wendy Pfeiffer

CIO, Nutanix

Wendy is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global Information Technology team and the functions that support the company’s business operations and employees. Prior to Nutanix, Wendy led technology teams for industry-makers like GoPro, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Exodus Communications and Robert Half. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has played a key role in envisioning and delivering business technologies for the past two decades.

Payal Parikh

Director of Engineering, Ellie Mae

Payal, Director of Engineering, Software, leads Ellie Mae’s Next Generation Encompass Consumer Products, enabling lenders to experience a true digital mortgage solution.

Payal brings over eighteen years of industry experience proven success in building customer-focused, high quality, enterprise and consumer-facing SaaS products.

She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and is a strong advocate of diversity in engineering and technology. She is passionate about improving processes and people, building trusted relationships at all levels, and creating high performing, rock-star engineering teams.

Diana Cappello

Lead Solutions Engineer, Clari

Diana Cappello is a Lead Solutions Engineer at Clari, the AI platform sales teams use to make selling easy and predictable.

Before Clari, she spent 5 years at Apttus as a Sales Engineering Manager. Here she helped grow the team of 7 to over 100 SEs and won Manager of the year. She also won Salesforce’s Demo Jam award for the best 3-minute demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkuSwGRgsRw. Before becoming a top performing SE she spent over 8 year’s as a Systems Manager at startups like Intacct, Clearwell, and Kapow Technologies. She is proud to be one of the first 500 certified Salesforce admins.

Diana is a Bay Area native who graduated from UCSC with a degree in Film and Digital Media and a minor in Theater Arts. She and her friends founded SCTV, the student-run TV station on campus, so students could gain work experience and share their videos. When she’s not working she loves volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and spending time with her husband, Nic, and their 1 yr old, Danielle.

Adriana Gascoigne

CEO and Founder, Girls in Tech

Adriana is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to empowering, educating and mentoring women in the tech industry across over 60 chapters internationally. She is also a partner at Founders Den in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district where Girls in Tech’s offices are located.

No stranger to growing brands and building amazing companies, Adriana has also served in executive roles at RxMatch and QwikCart, Ogilvy & Mather and SecondMarket, the largest secondary trading platform, where she was responsible for branding strategy, event production, and digital media efforts.

In addition to working with technology start-ups like Indiegogo, SGN, Algentis, Democracy.com, Swyft, ImpulseFlyer and GUBA, Adriana has served as a strategic advisor for companies like NexTravel, StartupStockExchange, Numiyo Technologies, Palindrome Advisors, CharityBlossom, DooChoo, and Change.org. She is also on the advisory boards for Nailbot, Cocoon Cam and Roost.

Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Economics from the University of California at Davis, received a certification from El Tecnologico de Monterrey in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and participated in Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Adriana is also fluent in Spanish.

Sandy Carter

Vice President, Amazon Web Services

Sandy Carter is the Vice President of Amazon Web Services focused on Enterprise Workloads like Microsoft and helping companies with innovation and technology. One of the leading pioneers in the digital business revolution, Sandy was a driving force of Innovation at IBM for the last decade. She was responsible for connecting emerging technology companies and accelerators with enterprises to increase productivity while fostering a community of innovation. She is an extreme innovator and bestselling author publishing her 5th book Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her revolutionary research with Carnegie Mellon SV. Sandy was named Top 3 Innovation Influencer at SXSW in 2017, Top 5 Social Influencer at Social Media World in 2017, Top 4 Bot Influencer by BotsCamp in 2017, Digital Influencer in 2016 by Forbes, a Social Media Legend, Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN, and top 100 Influencer in AI, IoT, and Social Business by Onalytica.

Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech. She was honored 2X with the AIT United Nations Member of the Year award for helping developing countries with technology. She is an Advisor to startups in AI, IoT, and AR/VR.

A trailblazer behind new business market entry and a recognized thought leader, Sandy has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Insider, Forbes, and Venture Beat.

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