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Women World Awards


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Raviprasad Burra

Global IT Director- Cloud Security & DevSecOps | Tupperware Organization | Atlanta, Georgia, United States Ravi Burra is a Quality-focused and deadline-driven Sr. IT Executive Leader with more than 19+ years of success in helping organizations define and drive their strategic vision into actionable solutions that can be tracked and reported upon to determine success…

Samar Satpalkar

“It was a great experience reviewing and scoring all assignments presented in CyberSecurity Industry. Seeing how teams across the globe used technology to drive efficiency & AI was an amazing experience where every participant had done unique work in IT, Cyber Security and AI fields. The high quality of participants combined with the unique experiences…

Dongxian Zou

Software Engineer Lead | Amazon Web Service | Seattle, Washington, United States I have rich experience in the computer software industry and worked for worldwide famous internet companies such as Tencent, Teradata, Zillow and Amazon. I’m in charge of the code review, design review and service health review in Amazon team now. I can provide meaningful…

Karthikeyan Ilangovan

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence | Neiman Marcus | Dallas, Texas, United States Karthikeyan Ilangovan is a Senior Data Analytics technical & strategic leader with over 15 years experience enabling companies with digital transformation and helping them become data driven organizations. A highly regarded thought leader with a strong background in data science, data analytics, data…

Manish Vishwanath

Senior Software Developer | Virtuoso Technologies Inc. | Katy, Texas, United States Senior Software Developer with 11 years of IT experience on product development, design, and testing. Worked for several organization in India, United Kingdom and United states. Experience with Web based and Client / Server / IoT / Hardware / Scientific applications and its…

Abhishek Tiwari

Sr. Manager, Software Engineering | LinkedIn | Mountain View, California, United States Abhishek Tiwari is a Senior Manager for Software Engineering at LinkedIn, heading the company’s Big Data Pipelines organization that builds and manages the infrastructure to power all LinkedIn products, including AI-driven innovations, enterprise offerings, and member services. Additionally, he serves as the Vice…

Mario Andres Barajas Plata

Cofounder & CLO | Cluvi | Seattle, Washington, United States I’m a lawyer who is passionate about entrepreneurship and start-up growth. By creating three companies in different industries, I have developed my leadership and team-building skills and my ability to analyze financial data. As an angel investor I invest directly and through funds. As co-founder…

Debarghya Das

“I’m Deedy Das and I’m a founding engineer at Glean. I was invited by Globee to judge their Cybersecurity – Information Technology World Awards 2023. It’s a truly remarkable experience to get a first-hand insight into cutting-edge technology being build all over the world through Globee! These companies are going to change the world in…

Siddharth Sarasvati

Vice President of Engineering | JOKR | Boston, Massachusetts, United States Sid Sarasvati is an accomplished software industry professional with over 12 years of experience in technology leadership. As a Principal Engineer at Cogito, he built the AI infrastructure and a high-performance ‘Compute Engine’ that was used to extract and analyze thousands of signals from…

Karthik Krishnamoorthy

Sr Manager | Micron Technology | San Jose, California, United States My name is Karthik Krishnamoorthy, Sr Manager in Micron Technology in San Jose, CA, United States. Iam a senior IEEE member (98657424) with more than 15 years of experience in semiconductor industry in the field of system design in SSD drives based upon NAND flash…

Vivek Basavegowda Ramu

International Performance Testing Expert | UnitedHealth Group, Optum Technology | Hartford, Connecticut, United States Vivek Basavegowda Ramu is a highly respected International Software Performance Testing Expert, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and a proven track record of success. He is currently serving as the Executive QA/Performance Architect for a leading healthcare provider in the USA, with…

Harshwardhansinh Zala

“I really liked the projects and companies taking part in these awards programs and liked judging them based on my industry experience.” Founder & CEO | Aerobotics7, Inc. | San Francisco, California, United States Harshwardhan Zala is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Aerobotics7, Inc, An Innovative Drone-based deep-tech startup based out in California,…

Vidit Maniyar

Software Engineer | Meta Platforms, Inc. | Menlo Park, California, United States Vidit Maniyar is a Software Engineer at Meta, working on WhatsApp. He is responsible for creating some key features like reactions, document captions, forwarding media with captions, etc. that are used by 2 billion daily active users worldwide. Prior to Meta, Vidit spent…

Pradeep Kumar Dhoopati

“Being a leading authority in my field, I had an incredibly rewarding experience judging the Globee Awards 2023. The quality of the entries, the innovative ideas, and the overall diversity of submissions were all truly stimulating and enjoyable. The entries came from all over the world, showcasing a truly global perspective. I had the privilege…

Vamshikrishna Reddy Mannem

Validation Engineering Manager | LS Solutions Inc. | Princeton, New Jersey, United States Over 12 years of focused experience in Life Sciences industry with emphasis on Validation per US FDA regulations. Excellent working knowledge of US FDA predicates (specifically 21CFR Part 11/210/211/820) as well as industry guidelines including but not limited to GAMP 5. Areas…

Geetha Kumari Kommepalli

Global IT Executive – Digital Transformation – ERP – Mergers & Acquisitions – Industry 4.0 – Change Management – Technology Operations | Brooks Automation US LLC | Westford, Massachusetts, United States Highly experienced and accomplished, results-oriented IT leader with passion for technology and developing people and high-performance teams whilst delivering strategic vision, structured planning and…

Dwipam Katariya

Principal Data Scientist | Capital One | McLean, Virginia, United States Dwipam is a leading scientist with proven expertise in the field of Machine Learning and AI. He is a published author and his inventions in Machine Learning resulted into multiple patents. Dwipam was responsible for developing advance AI models at Capital One to reduce…

Kiran Jewargi

Senior Systems Engineer | Dell Technologies | San Ramon, California, United States I am a Senior Systems Engineer with 22 years of experience in complex technical architecture design and build processes. I provide technical leadership and direction to customers and internal staff in developing fully integrated technology solutions. I have worked for various data storage…

Ramprasad Ohnu Ganeshbabu

Enterprise Data Modern Architect – Cloud Data Engineer | Cloudera | Aurora, Illinois, United States I am Ramprasad Ohnu and have wide experience in design and implementation of technology solutions for an organization. I am responsible for ensuring that the solutions align with the organization’s overall business goals and objectives. I have a strong background in technology and a deep…

SureshBabu Rajasekaran

Product Management Lead | NVIDIA | Santa Clara, California, United States Suresh is an experienced product leader with over sixteen years of industry experience and is currently the Product Management Lead at NVIDIA. In his current role, he is focused on helping enterprises to adopt, accelerate and scale AI solutions in their businesses. Suresh worked…

Sophia Xing

Lead Product Manager | Forethought Technologies | San Francisco, California, United States I am an expert in applications of machine learning technologies that helps companies operate more effectively and efficiently in the customer support space. Within this space, I focus on leading cross-functional teams to build AI chatbot software products for businesses to make their…

Prasantha Kumar Kondakagari

Principal Consultant | CDW Information Technology | Frisco, Texas, United States I am working as an Identity and Access Management and cyber security consultant and have total of 17 years of experience.

Piyush Behre

Principal Applied Scientist Manager | Microsoft Corporation | Mountain View, California, United States Experienced Applied Scientist with expertise in Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing. Piyush currently leads advances in Automatic Speech Recognition at Microsoft and has a passion for applying Artificial Intelligence to real customer products. He has contributed to key features like Teams…

Kaarthic Vadivel

Staff Hardware Engineer | Tesla | Palo Alto, California, United States I have 12 years of experience in hardware engineering. Have worked at tier-1 hardware companies like Cadence design systems, Qualcomm technologies and Tesla Inc. I also have significant exposure to software, firmware development, product engineering and management by working in projects from inception to…

Gaurav Jaisinghani

Senior Security Engineer | Woven Planet North America | Sunnyvale, California, United States During my time working in the cybsecurity industry I’ve worked for companies of different sizes, cultures and maturity levels. I’ve made high-impact contributions to these companies and helped them adopt a risk-based approach. My expertise lies in securing cloud environments, hardening infrastructure…

Souvik Bhattacharya

Product Manager | Meta | Seattle, Washington, United States Souvik is currently a PM lead at Meta, working on developer infrastructure in the release and prevention space. Prior to Meta, Souvik was a Sr. Product Manager for Amazon S3, where he build products for large enterprise customers such as Uber and Netflix as well as…

Anton Sozontov

Lead Software Engineer | Hello Bar LLC | Limassol, Cyprus Anton Sozontov has 17 years of experience in Software Development and complex web systems in various positions. He is currently a Lead Software Engineer at Hello Bar LLC, a well-known company in the MarTech industry. In his current role, he has to deal with security…

Joanna Sitkowska

Senior Product Manager | Sedivio | Warsaw, Poland Currently, I work as a Product Manager, and additionally, I cooperate with startups as a Strategic and technical Advisor. I’m responsible for successfully launching new products and services on the market, product development strategy, technical background, running beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and samples, and…

Sourya Biswas

“I’m a Technical Director at NCC Group and have been in the industry for more than 18 years. I relish the challenge in this dynamic field where we defenders of information assets have to be right all the time, but attackers have to be right only once. Judging the Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards gives…

Praveen Kumar Jeyarajan

Senior DevOps Architect | Amazon Web Services | Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States  Working in Information Technology sector for the past 11 years. Leading our enterprise customers through large organizational and SDLC transformations with technical depth across the Full DevOps Spectrum along with leading and evangelizing transformations, and driving innovations.

Kannamangalam Chakaravarthi Lakshminarasimham

“It was great experience to browse through the submissions and see that there is so much of innovation and hardwork going into efforts to secure the Cyber world.” Program Director, PMO | Salesforce | San Francisco, California, United States  I am an accomplished Program Director, PMO with experience in portfolio, program, project management cutting across…

Srinivas Swamy Kunta

SAP Solution Architect | Toyota Material Handling Inc. | Columbus, Indiana, United States  I’m an SAP Certified Technology Specialist with 16+ years of SAP Basis experience in Basis administration, OS/ DB migrations,  Cloud Migrations, and S/4 HANA. I have done multiple end to end implementations in the SAP Basis. I am currently working as a…

Syed Rafi Tanzim

Co-founder and CEO | Fuego | Los Angeles, California, United States  Rafi Tanzim is the co-founder and CEO of Fuego, a venture capital backed technology start-up that helps content creators launch their own consumer brands by connecting them with the original manufacturers behind the largest brands in the world. The platform also provides creators with…

Ajay Reddy Yeruva

Global Observability Expert | Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers | Pleasanton, California, United States  Ajay Reddy Yeruva is currently volunteering as Vice President of American Association of Information Technology Professionals. Ajay Reddy Yeruva is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer with the IP-DevOps team at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. He has an IT career that spans around…

Mihir Shah

Senior Staff Software Security Engineer | ForgeRock | Boston, Massachusetts, United States  Mihir is a published author, international speaker at multiple recognized cybersecurity conferences around the globe. He has been an invited speaker at Academia institutes like Stanford and for trade publications like OWASP and null security. He conducts active research in the space of…

Ilia Popov

Team Lead | LLC SberLogistica | Antalya, Turkey My name is Ilia. I’m Backend Engineer and Team Lead in SberLogistica company(child of biggest bank in Russia). I’ve been working in IT for 10 years and have deep experience in high-performance, cybersecurity and other parts of current IT business. I was proud to be able to…

Kanad Bahalkar

“I really enjoyed reading all the applications and grading them. Most of these companies and individuals are extremely innovative and at the cutting edge of technology development.” Chief Product Officer | Potion | San Francisco, California, United States Kanad Bahalkar is the Chief Product Officer at Potion. Kanad is a career startup professional as well…

Rohan Roger

Chief Information Officer – Consultant – Chairman – Forbes Council | Optistar | Toronto, Ontario, Canada Young professional with consulting, technology, c-suite, organizational strategy, and project management experience at boutique and enterprise-scale technology, cybersecurity, digital forensics, management, engineering, Big-4, and Fortune-100 firms across the Americas, India, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions. Passion for creative problem solving…

Ketan Rathor

Senior Project Manager | GyanSys Inc. | Carmel, Indiana, United States Ketan Rathor has 21 years of IT Leadership experience in Project Management, Solution Architect, Digital Transformation, Analytics, Sales and Supply Chain. Ketan is an accomplished global technology industry leader with unique experience of relocating and working globally in his career from 15 countries in…

Sudharson Gunasekaran

Senior Software Developer | AllianceBernstein | Nashville, Tennessee, United States I’m Sudharson Gunasekaran, a financial technologist with 16+ years of experience in software development with a focus on the banking and finance sector for the past eleven years. Have experience developing scalable, high-availability applications within various finance, pharmaceutical, retail, and product development verticals. I have…

Anton Malygin

Senior iOS Developer | Cogni | Tbilisi, Georgia I have 10 years of experience in building mobile iOS applications and backend systems.

Abhinav Agrawal

Director, Investment Banking (M&A) | Citi | New York, New York, United States Abhinav Agrawal is a Director in Investment Banking (M&A) at Citi since 2011. He has worked on a variety of M&A / capital market transactions which have raised capital to grow a number of businesses addressing social needs including healthcare and sustainability…

Chafik Belhaoues

“I’ve been part of the jury for CEO World Awards, and it was an exceptional experience that allowed me to review excellent candidates, learn about them and their industries and especially how they are changing the world from different countries all over the world. It’s one of the most exciting communities to be part of.”…

Jeremy Albinet

CTO | Brainboard | San Francisco, California, United States I’m a tech entrepreneur.I have 10y of experience in Web/Internet industry, I worked as SRE and CTO assistant at Scaleway, the second-largest French Cloud Provider.I’m consulting/advising for some CEO/investors/Angels.I co-founded Brainboard, a visual solution to build and manage Cloud infrastructures used by cloud architects and engineers.

Anil Bhaskar

CEO | National Control Devices | Osceola, Missouri, United States I work at NCD as a CEO and Director of Engineering. I enjoy working with hardware and software. NCD has been growing at 30% YOY since I took the leadership role.

Aleksandr Polovitkin

Leader of the Global Fitness Industry | International Founder | International Investor | Public Speaker | Author | Synergy Group | Odessa, Ukraine My work specializes in effective nutrition, brain-to-body connection and rebuilding the way to an abundant lifestyle. I am the founder and joint holder of 40+ Fitness hubs and restaurants worldwide, striving to…

Shweta Mall

Vice President, Finance | Fiserv | Gurugram, Haryana, India Enterprising Global Finance & Strategy leader with close to 2 decades of multi-industry experience with varied Finance roles & responsibilities with a successful history of building top-performing teams, attaining buy-in and bridging communication gaps between globally dispersed, highly matrixed & diverse culture teams to achieve business…

Amarachukwu Faith Orji

“My name is Amarachukwu Faith Orji, and I am a research associate at George Mason University. Thanks to the Globee awards for giving me this wonderful opportunity to participate as a judge for the 15th Annual 2022 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards. I was very impressed with the nominations; I had a…

Owusu Akyaw Kwarteng

“I helped as a judge for over 110 nominations in the business excellence awards. Getting the opportunity to review and score the works of nominations from around the world was a great fulfilment and one in a lifetime experience. it is humbling to get deep into the hard work and high standards individuals and groups…

Vivek Adarsh

Founder & CEO | AviAI Inc. | Santa Barbara, California, United States Dr. Vivek Adarsh is the founder and CEO of Avi.AI, an IATA-backed startup disrupting the aviation industry by addressing operational pain points for airlines across the globe using ML/AI. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCSB, where he worked on artificial…

Manoj Suryadevara

Staff Product Manager | Walmart | Centerton, Arkansas, United States As IT professional in product management space, I have built various Software products including Customer data products. Supply chain products and API products. Focussing on three pillars of Product management(Strategy, Execution and Leadership) I have been able to implement the product management principles in various…

Tanvi Kanakia

Managing Director, User Experience and Product Design | Logical Design Solutions | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States Tanvi is the Managing Director of User Experience and Product Design at Logical Design Solutions where she leads a team of talented designers to design consumer-grade digital experiences for Fortune 500 organizations. Clients include names such as…

Avinash Ganne

“Judging Information Technology World Awards of the Globee Awards 2022 was incredibly inspiring. It gives me the opportunity to review submissions from around the world with new concepts in IT, learning and future visionary concepts. As someone with experience in the job role and functions of a Sr. SAP Cloud Architect I must say that…

Aakash Sirohi

“Judging the CEO World Awards of the Globee Awards 2022 was incredibly inspiring. It gives me the opportunity to review submissions from around the world with very interesting concepts and visionary concepts. As someone with experience in the the job role and functions of a CEO, I must say that the submissions are very motivating…

Remi Denoyer

Lead Software Engineer | Plato | San Francisco, California, United States Remi is an experienced Software Engineer and Technology Leader. He has worked as a Data Scientist and a Machine Learning Engineer, but his most recent position was as Founding Engineer with Plato. He holds a Master’s from UC Berkeley, and the prestigious Diploma (MS…

Karandeep Singh Sethi

“I got chance to judge CEO Awards and was amazed by reviewing some impressive nominations from all over the world in wide area of interest starting from philanthropy to cyber security. I would also like to congratulate Globee awards for streamlining the whole process and implementing consistency among nomination.” Modernization Architect | AWS (Amazon Web…

Saurabh Puri

“Judging the Globee Business Excellence Awards and CEO World Awards was an enlightening journey, highlighting breakthroughs and innovation in technology, strategy, analytics, DEI, sustainability, learning, and non profit programs. Every nomination demonstrated unique value and potential for results, growth and adoption. I’m honored to participate in judging the annual Globee Awards.” Business Intelligence Manager -…

Vladimir Lastenko

Co-Founder, Marketing Expert | AYEP’S | Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France In marketing since 2004, in senior positions in marketing since 2009. Expert in digital marketing and startup promotion.Advisor in Be.cause international accelerator, speaker at conferences on marketing and startups. I advise top companies, start-ups and mass media. I am the author of articles in the media…

Asit Kumar Sahoo

Senior Commercial Product Manager | Flexport Inc. | Sunnyvale, California, United States Asit has more than a decade of experience across Product, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He has worked as an Investment banker, Strategy consultant, and Product leader working with firms across APAC, Europe, and the US.  He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, US,…

Mark Antoine

“The amount of insights and sneak peaks into companies performance is tremendously interesting and inspiring! I was lucky to be a judge to witness so much accomplishments. Volunteering time to celebrate the work of others is amazing!” CEO | Inspired Keynotes | Paris, France Before I tell you what I do as a Master of…

Christopher Saunders

CEO & Co-founder | Divisible Inc. | Calgary, Alberta, Canada Christopher is the CEO & Co-founder of Divisible Inc, working to make housing more accessible for people at all stages of the homeownership journey through its innovative fractional real estate products. His career began with a degree in Computer Science before evolving to entrepreneurial pursuits,…

Priya Parameswarappa

“Thanks for giving me the Opportunity to Judge the nominations. I really joined reading the essays from all the nominations across the world. I noticed that same individual/group were nominated multiple times in same category of award. Overall, a great experience and I would love to continue doing it.” Business Systems Manager | Building Robotics,…

Debrup Ghosh

Senior Product Manager | Synopsys Inc. | Mountain View, California, United States Debrup Ghosh is a data-driven product leader with a passion for building industry-leading SaaS, security, and IoT solutions that shape our future. He has a proven track record of consistently driving product development from conception to launch with user research, competitive and market…

Irina Kallaur

CEO and Founder | Kallaur Marketing | Moscow, Russia “My name is Irina Kallaur, founder of the TrafficMBA educational platform for marketers, member of Guild of Marketers and American Marketing Association. Participation as a judge in such a prestigious 2022 Women World Awards is an honor for me. Thanks for the trust and recognition of…

Sharat Chandra Reddy Endapally

Head of Data Engineering | Totus Medicines | Emeryville, California, United States Accomplished IT professional with over 14 years of experience across business verticals that includes healthcare, Biotech and energy companies. Exceptional leadership, program management, cross functional, and communication skills, coupled with industry insights into emerging opportunities, trends, issues and challenges has led to implementing…

Kamlesh Narendrakumar Khatri

Project Engineer | Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. | Fort Worth, Texas, United States Kamlesh Khatri is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Currently, Kamlesh Khatri is a Project Engineer at Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc., a Texas-based company on a mission to improve our communities and meet our client’s needs by…

Anant Saxena

Senior Engineering Leader | Intuit | San Diego, California, United States Anant is a Group Engineering Leader at Intuit leading engineering teams for development of TurboTax mobile and Mint apps. With more than 12 years of engineering experience Anant in software industry working for companies like Intel, his expertise spans across building diverse teams ground…

Subhash Talluri

Lead AI/ML Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services | Atlanta, Georgia, United States Subhash Talluri leads the technical AI/ML domain of the telecom industry business unit at Amazon Web Services. As a part of the Global Telecom Solutions architecture team, he is leading the development of innovative AI/ML solutions for Telecom customers and partners.

Ameya Nanabhau Khankar

“I had a great time reviewing and scoring the nominations presented. Globee awards are truly global in nature and the high quality of entries combined with the significant depth of experiences covered by the applicants made this a very rewarding experience. I would love to participate again!” Experienced Manager | PwC | New York, New…

Ali Ragimov

JavaScript Engineer – Frontend Developer | Sphere Partners | San Luis Obispo, California, United States I have 9+ years of experience in web development. Currently, I work as a Frontend Developer in React stack but I’m also skilled in backend development. I am interested in pursuing both Frontend and Full Stack roles. My developer path…

Maham Haroon

Founder Data Scientist | KuberSignal LLC | Boston, Massachusetts, United States I’m Data Scientist, AI researcher and Entrepreneur. I founded KuberSignal which is a data privacy and cyber security awareness company. I’ve previously worked as a Data Scientist and NLP consultant in the industry. I have a Masters in Robotics as well as Computer Science…

Krithika Chandramouli

Software Engineer | Meta | Menlo Park, California, United States I am a software engineer with 8 years of experience in a variety of industries like streaming services, fintech, and social media. I thrive when I’m working on solving complex people problems that lead to innovation in products. I’m great at bringing a large group…

Afrina M

Product Manager | Google | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States Afrina is a Product Leader at Google, building go-to-market strategies and setting up vision for products with over million users. Afrina helps large scale enterprises company to migrate their workload to Cloud. She has generated millions in dollars in revenue by innovating process, driving…

Akhilesh Gopal

“I had an amazing experience judging these awards. The quality of entries, the ideas and the overall breadth was stimulating and enjoyable. The entries have true global mindset and they are from all over the world. If given a chance, I would love to do this again!” Director, FP&A | Ebay Inc. | San Jose,…

Pradeep Verma

“Thank you Globee team for giving me the opportunity to Judge CEO World Awards! It was great to see individuals/companies investing in innovation & new technologies to transform supply-chain and business while prioritizing the environment, society, and governance.” IT Supply Chain Architect | Agilent | Hockessin, Delaware, United States Supply Chain IT architect with over…

Putri Karunia

Judging the Cyber Security Category of the Globee Awards 2022 was incredibly inspiring. It gives me the opportunity to review submissions from around the world with very interesting concepts and cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies. As someone with experience in the cybersecurity field, I must say that the submissions are very innovative and advanced. I’m really glad…

Mykola Prokopenko

DevOps Engineer | DataArt | Ukraine I’m a DevOps engineer with over 6 years of experience working very closely with a variety of cloud services and technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) helping development teams with building IT infrastructures. I’m able to design, architect, and build an infrastructure from scratch or transform existing infrastructure into…

Darshil Sanjay Shah

Senior Associate, Investment Banking | Evercore Partners | New York, New York, United States Darshil Shah is a Senior Associate in the M&A Advisory practice and specializes in Evercore’s global alternative capital business, including SPACs. He has 10+ years’ experience across M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets Prior to joining Evercore, Darshil worked as an investment…

Olusegun Victor Oyebanji

Technology Consultant | Deloitte Consulting | Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Experienced business professional with over 7 years of experience supporting business and analyzing business operations. I am versed in client-facing service, insurance, supply chain management, data analysis, data migration, data cleansing, ETL development, data visualization, accounting, and business finance across several Industries. I have…

Ali Ragimov

JavaScript Engineer – Frontend Developer | Sphere Partners | San Luis Obispo, California, United States I have 9+ years of experience in web development. Currently, I work as a Frontend Developer in React stack but I’m also skilled in backend development. I am interested in pursuing both Frontend and Full Stack roles. My developer path…

Naga Mallika Gunturu

Program Manager | SWIFT Inc. | Manassas, Virginia, United States IT leader with 20+ years of experience spanning several facets of delivering mission critical IT solutions – delivery management, project and program management, team management, managing operations of zero down-time services, product management and customer engagement. I have experience across US, Europe and India working…

Anand Sharma

Operations Manager, Supply Chain | Pangaea Holdings, Inc. | Newberry, Florida, United States Anand is a seasoned Industrial Engineer from the University of Florida. He is currently working as Supply Chain Operations Manager for Pangaea Holdings and possesses extensive experience in managing global operations for Manufacturing and E-Commerce businesses. He is skilled in Data Analytics,…

Andrei Dobysh

Senior iOS Developer | Godel Technologies Europe | Wroclaw, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland Mobile software developer with over 4 years of iOS apps creating experience. Additionally, more than 2 years of background in Android and Java development. Specializes in accelerating the creation of UI and application modules.

Divya Dixit

Business Strategy Consultant | University of Cumberlands | Williamsburg, Kentucky, United States P R O F I L E I am an Agile Enthusiast with significant experience and expertise in Agile Transformation and Coaching. Critical thinker specializing in Process Improvement and Change Management Processes. Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Business, specializing in StrategicManagement. E X P…

Sebin Joseph

Co-founder & CTO | VON PERRY | Dallas, Texas, United States I am the co-founder and CTO of Von Perry. A design build startup company, designing and building 3D printed houses. My background is in Engineering I have a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and A masters in Systems engineering and Management. After graduation I worked…

Krishna Veeraraghavan

Senior Manager – Strategy and Business Development | Siemens Digital Industries | Melville, New York, United States 18 + years of experience in digital industries with extensive experience on the following:Identifying new business opportunities for emerging technologies (AI&IoT) in engineering designs that can help customers save money, reduce the turnaround time, improve efficiency and enhance…

Jugander Kumar

Solution Delivery Lead Analyst – Oracle Cloud Financials | Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation | Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States Finance and Supply chain IT Leader with 20 years of Implementation experience in Manufacturing, Telecommunication, retail, and Power sector industries globally. Successfully deployed brand new ERP systems (On-premises and Cloud) for many clients in last 20 years…

Karishma Mehta

“It was great experience and I must say each participant /company has worked exceptionally well in their own work field to expand and improvise their business. I have learned about their success and survival during pandemic and how they contributed to the society. I would like to congratulate each participant for putting great effort in…

Eugene Neelou

Co-Founder & CTO | Adversa AI | Tel Aviv, Israel Eugene Neelou is a Startup CTO and Product Leader. Currently, Eugene Neelou is a Chief Technology Officer at Adversa AI, an Israeli company on a mission to protect AI systems from cyber threats. As a world-class cybersecurity expert, Eugene has presented his research at dozens…

Aditya Avinash

“While serving as a judge for the Information Technology World Awards, I came across so many amazing companies working on innovative solutions. I found that a lot of companies in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning, advertisement technology, and software engineering are building cutting-edge solutions. Their growth trajectories look very promising.” “I am glad…

Lluis Canadell

Co-Founder | Treinta | Bogota, D.C., Capital District, Colombia I am a Co-Founder and CEO at Treinta, one of the most promising and fastest growing fintech startups in Latin America. Treinta is a bookkeeping and payments mobile app for small businesses that in 10 months since launch has amassed over 800,000 business users. Treinta has…

Suyog Tated

Associate Director | Kinesso | Dallas, Texas, United States Suyog has MS in Information Technology Management from The University of Texas at Dallas (Master) and a  BS in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Rajeev Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, India. (Bachelor’s Degree).He has 13+ years of information technology experience coupled with strong analytical, technical, and project…

Ketan Singh

“Judging the nominees’ submissions from all across the world was a fantastic experience. Choosing from a pool of creative and thorough proposals received this year was a difficult challenge. I was pleased to find that the pace of innovation due to Covid-19 has not slowed, and I expect that this trend will continue in the…

Jonathan Parisot

Co-Founder & CEO | Actiondesk | San Francisco, California, United States Ran a +200 employees company now listed on NYSECofounded and CEO of Actiondesk, raised +$4m, building a new spreadsheet software to replace Excel and Google Sheets

Bharatwaja Namatherdhala

Senior Product Manager | Adobe | Mountain View, California, United States I am a Product Manager with masters in computer science and Business Administration. I started my career in software engineering by building product features and then fascinated by ML/AI technologies and moved into Data science and Analytics where I have gained experience in learning…

Anton Krylov

Frontend Team – Tech lead | Yandex LLC | Moscow, Moscow City, Russia Worked a lot on UI/UX/DX. I recruited a team of 6 people and made effective work possible. Scaled the warehouse management system application from small to enterprise.

Dr. Anjaneya Prasad Penneru

Project Director | Modular Construction Limited | Auckland, New Zealand Dr. Penneru has obtained a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2007. Dr. Penneru demonstrated success in leading teams, developing and executing strategic plans, and driving growth in a variety of industries. Passionate about social impact and using business…

Hariteja Bodepudi

Senior Lead Analyst – Data Science | Infosys Limited | Richardson, Texas, United States Hariteja Bodepudi is working as senior Lead Analyst-Data science for Infosys Limited leading a team of high skilled and passionate data science team . He solves the business problems by building the AI/ML models with cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence…

Serhii Rubets

Fullstack JS engineer React – Angular – Node.js | AllstarsIT | Kyiv, Kyiv City, Ukraine FullStack JS developer (React, Angular, Node.js) with 7 years of experience. Also front-end teacher | mentor | coach | author of front-end courses at different online/offline schools. 7 YoE as a software engineer (JavaScript).Last 3 years as FullStack JS developer…

Pavel Tahil

Senior UX Designer – UX Researcher | EPAM | Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom My name is Pavel. I’m a Senior UX Designer with 8+ years in Tech and Experience Design. I launched and contributed to the growth of products in different domains that varied in size and scale: from startups to large enterprises,…

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2020 Judges | Women World Awards
Christine Ziske | CEO | Kikusema AB | Mariestad, , Sweden | |
Neha Goel | SVP, Marketing & Strategy | Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States | |
Keshn Lipi | Chief of What | Sikka | Yes, Long, Vanuatu | |
Sanjay Jain | Director | International Star Wealth Management | Green Park Main, Delhi, India | |
Lindsay Smith | Sr. Director | Coalfire | Westminster, Colorado, United States | |
Stefanie Nastou | VP Marketing | OpenText | Richmond Hill, Ontario, Ontario, Canada | |
Poonam Jain | Director | International Star Overseas Services | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | |
Satishkumar Boguda | Software Engineer | Applexus Technologies | Sandiego, California, United States | |
Srinivas Guptha Dubba | Vice President | Global Strategic Development and Operations | Roswell, Georgia, United States | |
Katherine Maiorana | SVP, Strategy and Business Development | Sachs Media Group | Tallahassee, Florida, United States | |
Judy Shelton | Vice President | Samson | , California, United States | |
Roselene Thomas | Director & Founder | Thomas UK Consulting Services | Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom | |
Allison Plattsmier | | Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | |
Yulia Tribrat | Global Strategy Director | Finn Partners | London, , United States | |
Praveen Kotturu | Director | KPMG | Montvale, New Jersey, United States | |
Belinda-Jane Dolan | CEO | Clariti Group | Brisbane. CBD, Queensland, Australia | |
Priyank Rastogi | Senior Sales Engineer | Google | , , United States | |
Kristi Martindale | CMO | Sarcos Robotics | Salt Lake City, Utah, United States | |
Kanchan Amatya | Founder and CEO/ Global Board | Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative(SFFI)/ UNICEF Generation Unlimited | , New York, United States | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | Kanchan Amatya is an award-winning Nepalese social entrepreneur, gender specialist and business leader. Global Board of UNICEF Generation Unlimited, she is also the Founder and Chief Executive Director of Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative, a social enterprise combating extreme hunger and poverty in South Asia. Amatya is the UN Women’s Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Global Citizen Advocate, Ambassador of Women Protection Center. Her efforts have been recognized by the United Nations, World Bank, Clinton Foundation – President Bill Clinton, Women Economic Forum, Legacy Award. She is listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, “100 leaders under 25” by Impact Squared and Global Aquaculture Alliance’s 2018 30 under 30 List.
Haitham Ahmed | Teacher and CEO | London Academy Of Online Education | London , London, United Kingdom | Media & Entertainment | Haitham Ahmed is a CEO, Youtuber, Author, Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Business Coach, Certified Career Coach, Certified Life Coach, Certified Time Management Coach, Lecturer, and Instructor. Haitham is a member of 8 juries for different awards, such as Stevie Awards, The Global Undergraduate Awards, Excel Awards, CEO Awards, and the Jackson Wild Media Awards. Haitham Ahmed has got a Bachelor of Bio-Chemistry from Ain Shams University in Egypt, M.I.B. (Master of International Business ) from the University of Vaasa in Finland and more than 70 diplomas and certificates from global Institutes all over the world such: Coursera, Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI-U.S.A), American Management Association (AMA), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) (The UK), Centre of Excellence (The UK), Shaw Academy (Ireland), ALISON (Ireland), EduPower Nordic Institute (Finland), Gulf Innovation Academy (Kuwait), TafeSA(Australia), International Business Management Institute (IBMI) Germany and others. Furthermore, Haitham is a founder and CEO of London Academy of Online Education, a founder and CEO of European Alliance of Certified Academies. He is also a founder and CEO of Life and Success Magazine.
Elizabeth Anon Makur | Executive Director | Girls’ Empowerment and Orphan Care Organization | Juba, Lakes State , South Sudan | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | I am been working with Girls Empowerment and Orphan Care organization (GEOCO) for over for years now as an Executive Director and co. founder. Our aim is to mentor and empower young girls to complete school and fight early and force marriages in South Sudan were the girls are seen as a source of wealth through dowry, we also protect orphans and children without care who are left on street. My experience as the executive director of GEOCO was a tough one especially with the fact that am a girl in Dinka land where girls and women are not listened to, and yet fighting child and force marriages which the culture encourages, i got a lot of negative reactions mostly from men and women as well as i had and still have some great encouragement and support from the communities in Lakes who feel the need of girl child education. However, there is a lot of lessons learnt and am ready on move to continue the fight of child marriage and promote girl child education in my country.
Megha Sharma | Director | Toogle Travel Pvt Ltd | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | Nishant S Mehta, is a highly successful serial entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant and mentor. He is also a prolific speaker, traveler and an active leader in nation building projects. Nishant has a unique educational background of possessing a bachelors and Master’s degree in Law, while also being a Chartered Accountant (CPA of India) & MBA in Finance. He has a rich and varied work experience including Audit & Tax Consulting assignments and Legal Advisory Services in Corporate Law. He brings to the table his rich experience and forte as a financial and legal advisor and heads Toogle as the Director- Finance, Legal and Administration. He started his journey in the year 1995 as an Intern with Chokshi & Chokshi for two years and one year with Citibank as an industrial trainee in the Corporate Banking Division. In the year 1999, he qualified as Chartered Accountant with being in top 100 students in India. During his tenure of internship with Citibank, he was responsible for CMA (Credit Monitoring Analysis) for top corporates like Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, Godrej Group, Philips, Videocon and many more and also for the SSI Clients of the Top Corporates. After 2 years of freelancing, finally in the year 2001, he decided to start his own practice under the brand name “M/s Nishant S Mehta & Co” (NSM). Within 20 years, NSM has spread its wings not only in India but also in various parts across the globe. While on his quest of expansion, Nishant S Mehta had parallelly completed his LLB and Masters in Law from Mumbai University specializing in IPR. His hunger for learning and education did not stop there and he moved ahead in completing his MBA in Finance from Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research in the year 2008. Starting with a small office of 100 square feet and having now established a 2,100 square feet office in South Mumbai, Mumbai. NSM did not stop at this but moved forward to spread its presence in Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida in India and have offices in Singapore, Australia and Dubai globally. It also has associates in London & USA.
Aakash Chhablani | Associate Director/Manager | Deloitte | San Jose, California, United States | Consulting | I am Aakash Chhablani. I have been a judge at other categories for Stevie Awards – Consumer Awards, Emerging Startup etc. and have extensive experience in judging different categories. Also contributed scholarly articles at leading publications such as International Journal of Management and Engineering. American Journal of Computer Architecture. I am a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and have an extensive experience of 10+ years working with CxOs across various TMT and FSI clients. I am well rounded professional with an advocate of diversity in workplace and can bring diverse perspectives from international experience working with various women leaders across the globe.
Charley Phillips | Operations Support | Concentrix | Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Business Products and Services | I joined our team in January 2008 at entry level, as an agent on the phones. I worked through SME, Specialist, Team Leader, Administrative Assistant, and now Ops Support to VP.
Cyrill Wiget | Executive Director | cyrill.wiget@tegiw.com | Bayonne, New Jersey, United States | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance | INVESTMENT & WEALTH MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE with more than 25 years of extensive experience leading business growth and development around the world, establishing key relationships with ultra-high net-worth clients and Family Offices in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Proven track record of spearheading financial management offerings for clients, identifying opportunities within the market to provide value for clients. Adaptable leader leveraging strong interpersonal and communication skills to drive engagement with clients and internal teams, establishing and cultivating positive relationships globally.
Sunil Tanuku | Vice President of Delivery, Technology & Business Services | GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, New Jersey, United States | Engineering and Technology | Accomplished Senior Executive with 15+ years of experience driving strategic business processes, technology transformation, and change management across LATAM, ASPAC, EMEA and NA. Leader of integration of unique business requirements and IT solutions to drive business tactical and strategy roadmap that raise an organization’s market value. Successfully led cross-functional offshore/onshore project teams to deliver enterprise software solutions. Managed multiple key work streams of multi-million-dollar international portfolios for Fortune 100 clients catering to healthcare, insurance, PBM, real estate franchising, property and travel, e-commerce business processes, financial services, and high-tech domains. Deep understanding of PM best practices from both Scrum, Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Ability to combine strong business acumen, extensive technical experience and effective communication skills at all levels to partner with the business on aligning people, process and technology with corporate goals to deliver cost effective solutions. Brings a global mindset with extensive experience of working internationally and building integrated, high performing global teams.
Shyamala Soundari Kuppusamy | Senior Director, Product Management | Lowe’s companies inc | mooresville, North Carolina, United States | Retail | Shyamala is an experienced Product Management and Strategy leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has an extensive experience in E-Commerce, Marketplace strategy, Digital Marketing and Mobility. Led various strategic initiatives in major retailers such as Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Toys ‘R’Us, Sears & Kmart, Alfuttaim Retail, Sainsbury’s across multiple geographies – USA, UK, UAE & India. Some of her recent recognitions for her work include Stevie Award for Women in Business 2016 https://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/11/prweb13868981.htm Recognized as Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen 2019 Invited to be a notebook mentor and mentored students from Girls Inc in the Fortune MPW Invited to be a mentor in U.S Department of State- Fortune Global Women’s Mentorship program Received Macy’s Make Magic Award by the CEO of Macy’s Inc. Jeff Gennette
Margaret Mba | Pipeline Project Engineer | Shell Nigeria | Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria | Engineering and Technology | I graduated as a Civil Engineer and I now work as a Project Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry. I have worked for 17 years. I enjoy supporting the development of small scale businesses.
Claudia Maher | Lecturer in Human Resources Management | Middlesex University Dubai | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Education and Training | I am a faculty member of Middlesex University Dubai teaching business and human resources management to undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have worked for Middlesex University Dubai for 6 years. I also am a consultant in Human Resources Management. I have lived in the UAE for 11 years working in HR for organisations in education, medical, and legal industries. I was born in London in the UK. My hobbies include yoga, travelling, cooking, research and socialising.
Sanjeev Kumar | SAP Lead Consultant / Solution Architect | GyanSys Inc | Carmel, Indiana, United States | Consulting | Sanjeev is a senior SAP professional with 15+ years of rich experience in the implementation, operation, and support of business technology. He has lead multi-cultured project teams in different roles providing SAP technology solution expertise and strategic direction. A proven ability in managing and delivering large scale complex Greenfield and Brownfield Implementations, Support and Upgrade SAP projects across multiple industries – Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Facilities Management Services. Expertise in designing and delivering SAP technology solutions – SAP Data Analytics, BPC, Data Integration and Migration from SAP/Non-SAP systems( BW7.5onHANA, BW4HANA), SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Lumira, SAP BO, S4 Embedded Analytics and ABAP across multi-functional domains – SAP PM, SD, FI, MM, and HR.
Leonor Stjepic | CEO | Montessori St Nicholas | London, London, United Kingdom | Education and Training | Leonor Stjepic is an award-winning social enterprise entrepreneur, CEO and mentor. She has spent a third of her professional life in the private sector and two thirds working with NGOs. Leonor’s first part of her career was spent in the private sector including running her own consultancy company in the UK and Spain. She was also a partner in an art gallery in London. During the Balkans war, she volunteered in a refugee camp, which inspired Leonor, on her return to London, to move to the NFP sector. Her first role was with NPFA. Following that she worked for Index on Censorship before becoming the first Executive Director of the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Her next CEO role was as Chief Executive of medical research charity, RAFT. During her time at RAFT, she created a life sciences company, Smart Matrix Ltd, and was its CEO for five years, whilst concurrently serving as CEO of RAFT. Under her leadership both organisations won a number of international awards. In June 2018, Leonor became CEO of the Montessori Group. Leonor is also a firm believer in mentoring and mentors a number of young women at different stages of their careers.
Astha Bhatia | Clinical Research Scientist | Bristol Myers Squibb | Summit , New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a dentist (4 years patient care experience in India), and have a Master in public health from a reputed US school. I work as a clinical research scientist on clinical trials for hematology-oncology indications specifically Lymphoma. At present, I am the lead scientist a clinical trial for a novel compound being developed for patients with relapsed Lymphoma. Also, I recently featured on an international podcast for COVID 19 which was a global hit with multiple viewer reviews. I also worked in a county health department (Bloomfield health department) during my internship while pursuing my MPH, and I worked with the health educator on a childhood obesity project for the community (an area of concern facing the country at this time). I am the marketing head (volunteer position) of an Indian- American cultural society based in NJ. I am interested in being a judge for the 13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards, and I am confident that based on my vast experience and expertise, I will be able to do great justice to the judgement process.
Sudheer Reddy | Director, Local Safety Management | Bayer | Whippany, New Jersey, United States | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services | I am a Pharmacist with a Master of Public Health. In addition, I am also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Innovation Coach. As a Director at Bayer Healthcare, I am responsible for ensuring patient safety of the pharmaceuticals and over the counter products marketed by the company. In this role, I also lead research and safety assessments of new products the company wishes to bring to the market. In the past few years, I have brought many innovations to our processes at Bayer that were game changers using technology. I am interested in judging 13th Annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards. With the above mentioned background, I can certainly help providing my expert opinion in many areas of business such as healthcare, leadership, management, innovation and new technologies.
Katherine Jeschke | Director of Marketing Communications | Tasktop Technologies US Inc. | Austin, Texas, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Senior marketing, communications, change management and event executive with significant accomplishments demonstrated in both corporate and nonprofit organizations.
Megha Gupta | Senior Systems Analyst | Starbucks Coffee Company | , , United States | Information Technology Services | 12+ years of IT experience in Oracle E-Business Suite ERP, Payment Systems & Indirect Procurement Systems. Excels at collaborating in a matrixed, cross-functional environment with fluid priorities and building consensus as a thought leader and recognized subject matter expert (SME). Outstanding communication skills, leadership ability & business acumen. Solution Designing | Customizations | Configurations | Scalable Solution | Critical Thinking | Business Onboarding Innovative | Continuous Improvement | Performance Management | Integrations
Yosr Hamza | Director, Legal Affairs – Middle East | Gartner | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Information Technology Services | Yosr is a bilingual multi-award winning experienced legal counsel with both a private practice and in-house background. She is admitted to the Egyptian Bar. During her career, Yosr held various positions in global international law firms in the region allowing her to gain significant regional experience in contracts, commercial, corporate, compliance, employment and a wide range of general legal areas. She is currently leading and managing the legal and compliance matters across the Middle East in Gartner. Embracing Gartner’s Principles of Independence and Objectivity, Yosr also supports the Gartner Office of the Ombudsman in the Middle East, a team that is established to openly and assertively address issues of analytical independence, accuracy and integrity. Yosr was the first locally based legal counsel in the region and has played a key part in establishing and developing Gartner’s legal team in the Middle East. With such experience, she also has broad experience in risk management, corporate governance and compliance. Yosr is passionate about the empowerment of women and further the advancement of women rights to achieve gender equity.
Kriti gupta | CEO | TEX Technology Exchange | Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India | Information Technology Software | I’m Kriti Gupta  founder of TEX Technology  Exchange and discoveruttarpradesh, I started  in Lucknow in December 2015 with a motive of providing IT opportunity and facilities to youth and clients in my own city. I believe in the  concept of “beti padhaao and beti employ  karo” as girls are very much able to give their best in every tasks assign to them and has an  inborn quality of being a great multi- tasking  and creativity. With a Quote of “GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY”, i have talent female team mates at my office.   I started with an intiative  #discoveruttarpradesh where we promote the hidden gems of our state.
Paramaguru Prakash | IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States | Information Technology Services | Paramaguru Prakash, IT Manager | Boeing Distribution Services Inc. parent company “The Boeing Company” | Miami, Florida, United States | Information Technology | Industry: Aerospace and Experience: 17 years of IT Services and IT Consulting experience with focus on leading Customer facing applications. As a thought leader with strong IT experience I had leveraged technology to enable Customer-centric innovation. Embraced Agile operating model to Capture more Value and had Improved Positive Customer Experience. Used Data-Driven insights to collaborate with Stakeholders and Cross-Functional teams to drive business growth. Adopted Continuous improvement mindset, improved product quality and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Enabled Digital Transformation, Business process automation at basic levels to increase seamless integration. Created Value by understanding existing business models, identifying gaps and proposing breakthrough ideas. If you would like to connect with me, go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/paramaguruprakash/
Nishant Ranka | Senior Product Manager | Google Inc | Mountain View, California, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Nishant Ranka is a senior product manager at Google. Nishant specializes in building products that bring together AI and ML based techniques with classic information retrieval & personalization techniques to provide user understanding and control. Over the last 5 years, Nishant has spearheaded large improvements at Google in personalization and information retrieval systems across Google Ads and Google Search, including the launch of Google Events, and Google Discover – a new content curation app used by over 800 Million users across the world. Nishant has been regularly featured for his product work. Nishant holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Renee Rossi | CEO and Co-founder | Relativity Ventures | New York City, New York, United States | Media & Entertainment | Renee Rossi is the founder and CEO of Relativity Ventures (RV), a New York City-based communications consultancy, and the co-founder of Women in Entertainment, a 501c3 organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls working in and aspiring to work in the entertainment industry. Renee offers distinct value and experience in executive positioning, corporate brand positioning and storytelling, creative campaign development, and global media strategy. Over the past 20 years, she has guided companies and entrepreneurs on how to effectively communicate business insights and priorities to key internal and external stakeholders, resulting in business partnerships, media placements, speaking opportunities and awards for clients in numerous industries. Renee has served in senior roles at Allison+Partners and Weber Shandwick, and has worked on behalf of clients including DreamWorks Animation, ArcLight Cinemas, Flipboard, Intel Media, Honeywell, Samsung, HP, Fast Company magazine, PepsiCo and many others. Renee earned a B.A. in Communications from New York University. She is a member of PRSA, Ellevate, Women in Film (WIF), Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWiFT).
Rita Mounir | Founder and COO | Allthenticate | Santa Barbara, California, United States | Security Software | Rita is the Founder and Chief Operating officer of Allthenticate, a cyber security company replacing keys and passwords with a smartphone app. She graduated with a degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Data Science) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her experience in product management and internationalization at her previous job at Carpe Data, in addition to her deep knowledge of startups and a knack for marketing make her a perfect fit for the founding team. Previously, she helped found “The Center of Academic Achievement”, a Spanish-Moroccan startup where she promoted partnerships and sponsorships in 6+ countries.
Aparna Mahajan | President, WICCI CSR State Council | WICCI | , , India | Others… | An experienced management professional, thought leader, and development expert having worked with industry, development sector and United Nations in India and abroad, Aparna is the President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) CSR sector state council with focus on women empowerment. She has served as UNDP International Technical Expert (Private Sector), UNDP Somalia, Kenya; UNDP India Country Specialist and UNDP India Consultant on Private Sector/CSR; Advisor, Corporate Communications, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) India, besides her leadership roles with apex business chambers -Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UAE. She has been an author of various national and international publications and a speaker/chair at several conferences/ forum events. She has been conferred with various awards for her leadership and contribution to CSR ecosystem, women/gender and social development, including *Indian Achievers Award for Woman of Excellence 2020*, *India’s top 25 Impactful CSR Leaders Award*, *Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award* and *Global Goodwill Ambassador Award, India*. She has served as Grand Jury member for eNGO Challenge Awards for Asia-Pacific 2014. She has been a Judge/Jury Member of Young Citizen Award on Innovation and Social Impact, by United Nations Global Compact and IILM, 2018.
Nishant Srivastava | IAM Architect – Sr. Manager | Cognizant | College Station, Texas, United States | Consulting | Hi – I am a Sr. Manager and cyber security expert/architect with a decade plus work experience with boutique consulting firms. I live in New Jersey and work in NYC, born in India and lived in Australia in past and proudly call Australia my home. I also hold a masters degree in Information Technology. I also have passion in fashion and is a proud owner and designer for high end women’s fashion line. I launched my brand during SS2018 New York Fashion Week and subsequently in SS2019. This is a new brand in making infused with technology and have successfully garnered interests from consumers media worldwide, however we are keeping our brand etho as upmost important. My cyber security linkedin profile is. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-srivastava-52bb46121. And my fashion brand is called “House of Stans” and its Instagram link is https://www.instagram.com/p/B5LHMN4pk5G/?igshid=kjdc3cuulxwg
Misti Rice | Executive Director of Government Affairs | Magna International Inc. | Troy, Michigan, United States | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics | Misti M. Rice joined Magna in October 2016 and holds the position of Executive Director of Government Affairs. In this role she is responsible for the strategic management of Magna’s government affairs initiatives, and she provides effective economic and workforce development, education and advocacy services to all of Magna. She also serves as the company’s voice with global public policy makers, government officials, industry organizations and community leaders to promote the mission, business objectives and strategic goals of Magna. In 2020, Rice was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Women’s Commission. She also serves on the boards of directors for Women in Manufacturing, the Public Affairs Council and the Michigan Manufacturers Association and is a member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and the State Government Affairs Council. Rice serves on Data Advocacy and State Advocacy committees for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) which is an organization that provides policymakers from around the world with the information and technical assistance to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies. Prior to joining Magna, Rice worked for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US. She has more than 25 years of legal, government and consumer affairs experience and has advanced policy areas including automotive, transportation, consumer privacy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, non-profit, consumer credit, education, retail sales, insurance, real estate and health care law. Rice also managed political campaigns for a variety of issues, organizations and candidates and has been an adjunct professor of history, public relations, political science and public administration. Rice holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Tulsa, a master’s in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor of arts from Northeastern State University.
Lisa Jones | Chief EyeMail Officer | EyeMail Inc. | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Others… | For more than 16 years, Lisa has been a digital innovator and disruptor for marketing communications. As CEO and founder of EyeMail Inc. she has developed multiple, patent-pending technologies within the digital video-in-email marketing space. The EyeMail technology enables true instant play of any video (any size), delivered in 15K in size across all email and webmail. This allows her customers to carry through the excitement felt during a real-world experience, into an email delivered directly to an individual. In 2004, with a vision to make her own path, Lisa took her concept and began to make it a reality. Through relationships, networking, and determination, she started strong achieving recognition in 2007 from Catalyst Magazine as the Top 300 Companies to Watch and in 2008, the Top 40 Innovative Companies from Georgia’s Technology Association. Since then, Lisa has been able to carry EyeMail Inc. forward, into the present bootstrapping along the way, and collaborating with Fortune 100 brands such as Warner Media, Coca-Cola, and Porche; enabling them to bring personal experiences direct to the consumer’s email inbox. In 2018, Delta awarded Lisa with the ‘Catalyst of Year’ award in recognition of her impact to Delta’s marketing strategy. Under Lisa’s leadership, she has evolved EyeMail Inc. to include the EyeCon product line and expand outside of the Unites States into Canada, United Kingdom, and India. She is a board member of the Technology Association of Georgia Diversity & Inclusion and volunteers at the local chapter of the Women in Technology Association in the ‘Girls Initiative’ program. A native to Alabama, Lisa has an MBA from Alabama A&M, an executive degree from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth and is currently enrolled at Harvard Business School. She is a considered a trailblazer for women in technology, frequently speaks at national and international conferences, and is recognized as an industry thought leader. To date, Lisa has been honored with 18 awards and counting.
Gaurav Nisar | CEO | Tangelo | Dublin, California, United States | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet | Gaurav was an early engineer and leader at Glassdoor. Gaurav helped scale Glassdoor and led core, mobile, engagement and search teams during his 5 year tenure. Gaurav then joined Oh My Green, a YC 2019 top 100 company as their CTO. Gaurav then started Tangelo.ai to build software for field services team and is currently serving as their CEO.