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According to IDC, opportunities in the cloud will exceed $300B by 2020 from infrastructure technology spending alone. Adding other areas of digital innovation including quantum computing, ambient technology, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence extends the technology opportunity into multi-trillions of dollars with vast, ever-changing social and economic impact. This shift is also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The opportunities in the cloud are both impressive and daunting. To ensure women are at the forefront of this tectonic shift, Women in Cloud is driving community-led initiative supporting female technology entrepreneurs.  Via private-public partnerships with innovative companies and leaders in tech Women in Cloud creates access to partnership opportunities, programs that accelerate business growth in the cloud and strategic alliances that advance the success of women in tech.

Why Should You Consider Attending This Event

Women! We are key drivers of economic growth.  Yet we continue to face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow our careers.  From addressing the financial inclusion gender gap in funding to providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to reach their full potential, 2019 is the year to ACCELERATE women.

The Women in Cloud Summit is one building block in the solution. This Summit will connect you, cloud industry leaders, women-led cloud companies and allies of all types.  The inspiring agenda will help women gain access to opportunities, to resources and to acceleration programs that will grow their careers and their business. This year it’s all about action to accelerate the velocity of women-led tech companies!

The 2019 Summit will explore:

Enabling New Innovations: Provide ways to leverage and adopt cloud technologies to innovate

Personal & Skill Growth: Give women access to personal and cloud-related skills development

Networking: Accelerate ideas and access to resources including strategic partnerships

Customer Acceleration: Identify new ways to acquire customers & drive customer obsession

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

SESSION ABSTRACTS SPEAKERS
Mindfulness Experience Did you know mindfulness is your super power? Let’s explore and experience it together Tay & Val, M Meditation
Opening Welcome & Introduction to Women In Cloud, A Year of Traction Karen Fassio, WiC Co-Founder
WA Proclamation Recognizing the Women In Cloud initiative Senator Patty Kuderer
Moving the Industry Needle Impacting What Really Matters Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Fireside Chat: Moving the Industry Needle A conversation to share insights, research, stories and actionable ideas to move the industry needle
  • Melanie Posey, Vice President, 451 Research
  • Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Power Talk: Customer Obsession, A Secret Sauce All in on the customer. Starting with customer obsession first and always. Long-term focus but FAST decision making. Sandy Carter, Vice President – Windows and Enterprise Workloads, Amazon Web Services
Power Panel: Real Women, Real Impact Women are playing break out roles in the cloud  — creating a massive transformative impact on the economy, the tech landscape and the start up the playing field.  As key developers of cloud technology and leaders in cloud adoption, these women will give you the straight talk — real women, real cloud opportunities for women to innovate and lead as cloud transforms and accelerates the role of women in tech.
  1. Barb Darrow, Senior Director, Oracle, Panel Moderator
  2. Amy Protexter CMO, Insight
  3. Becky Washam, President, and Co-Founder, Opsgility
  4. Margaret Dawson, Vice President, RedHat
  5. Monica Kumar, Vice President, Oracle Cloud Platform
  6. Carrie Francey, VP, Information Builders
Power Conversation: UN Partnership Be Empowered, One Step at a Time
  • Gretchen O’Hara, VP Go-to-Market Strategy US One Commercial Partner, Microsoft
  • George Sifakis, Global Chairman, CEO, Ideagen Global
Power Talk: Leading Customer Digital Transformation Case Study Petco Case Study: Scaled customer care operations and improved customer experience. A leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. Razia Richter, Managing Partner, CXActivate, Ex – CCXO Petco
Breakout 1: The complete beginners guide to Cloud Technology Learn the basics of cloud solution building with leveraging Cloud, AI, IoT and Blockchain to win customers.
    Introduction – Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder/CMO, Meylah
    Lightning Talk – Eduardo Kassner, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Microsoft

Lightning Panel

  • Leena Porwal, Director, Harmen Technologies, Panel Moderator
  • Heidi Sales Toussaint, UX Researcher, Google
  • Madhu Kochar, Vice President, IBM
  • Lisa Lindberg, Vice President, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Ioanna Stanegloudi, Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer, Verge.Capital
  • Madhu Singh, Principal Attorney, Foundry Law Group
Breakout 2: ​Getting Started: “If I only knew then what I know now…” We’ll share lessons in getting started on the cloud journey from leaders among today’s women-owned and operated businesses in tech. We’ll also meet with business leaders who completed the first Women in Cloud accelerator for a lively chat on their accelerated journey to the cloud and how it has impacted their business.
  • Introduction​ – ​Karen Fassio, Director, Microsoft
  • Lightning Talk​ – ​#BeBold, #BeStrategic, #BeIntentional​ – Madinah Ali, President, Safe PC Cloud Lighting Talk​
  • Lightning Talk – Skills Make Sense​. Jennifer Didier, Directions Training
  • Lightning Talk – Be a Dinosour!—lessons in adaptability in the age of cloud

Join a fun, lively discussion of the getting started experience from fellow entrepreneurs and participants of the Women in Cloud accelerator

  • Karen Fassio, Director, Microsoft ​ (Moderator)
  • Mary Heather Lines, CEO, Automation Marketing
  • Sharon Davidson, CEO, Redsky
  • ​Kelly Sparks, CEO, Founder of VMG Studios
  • Jill Angelo, genneve
Breakout 3: Make Your Business Fly You’ve heard of the fantasy “If you build it, they will come,” but the reality is to launch a cloud company and drive strong profitable growth is not easy! Meet with industry leaders who help companies innovate and accelerate their path to success in the cloud and learn how culture and leadership are the most essential building blocks.
  • Introduction – Carrie Francey, VP, Information Builders
  • Hollie Choi, Executive IT Leader, Fox
  • Sean Jazayeri, Strategic Alliances, and Initiatives, Corent Technology
  • Katie McLean, CGO, Athennian
  • Evan Richman, CEO, Skykick
  • Ambika Singh, CEO, Armoire
Breakout 4: Harnessing the Power of We: allies, partnerships, collaborations Successful Business and Technology leaders all know this to be true – it’s often better to go as ‘We’ than ‘I’. In this session, we will discuss the Power of We and leading practices on how to harness collaborations, partnerships, and alliances, whether you’re a Business Leader and Intrapreneur or an Entrepreneur
  • Introduction – Jacquie Touma, Founder/CEO, Curious Enterprises
  • Lightning Talk – Rebecca Lovell, Director, Create33
  • Lightning Talk – Melody Biringer, Founder, WIT Regatta

Lightning Panel

  • Toni Coleman, Director of Business Development, WTIA
  • Kylie Schleicher, Managing Director of Technology, VML
  • Deena Perriott, Founding Member, Black Women in STEM,
  • Christina Bongard, President, The WIT Network
  • Lika Dutta, founder & CEO, HoshinIQ
Breakout 5: Leadership In Action Your path to the C-suite:  embracing uncomfortable moments, risk-taking and authenticity.
  • Lightning Talks – Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA
  • Lightning Talks – Swarna Podila, Senior Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Lightning Talks – Lauren Cooney, CEO, Spark Labs

Leadership Power Panel

  • Amy Nelson, Founder & CEO, The Riveter
  • Karli Barokas, CEO, Barokas Communications
  • Kristina Bergman, Founder and CEO of Integris Software
  • Wendy White, Vice President, Expedia
  • Heather Brewer, Director, Strong Bridge Envision Consulting, Moderator
Experiential Workshops Interactive experiences to learn from each other
  • High Stakes Communications  – Jenna Lange, Founder/President, Lange International
  • Improvocation: The triangulation of relationships and status building – Nancy Watt, CEO
  • Navigating Imposture Syndrome: Stacey Sargent, CEO of Connect Growth and Development
Power of the Cloud Cloud Accelerator Showcase
  • Jill Angelo, CEO, Genneve
  • Mary Heather Lines, CEO, Automaton
  • Sarah Blankinship, CEO, Right Sciences
  • Kristin Miller, CEO, Stylyze
  • Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder, Women In Cloud
Closing Keynote: To create sustainable impact through purpose-based businesses Empowering Women With Economic Opportunities Sage Lavine, CEO – Women Rocking Business
Announcements, Acknowledgements & Final Thank Yous Women In Cloud Team & Partners Join the event to learn more.
Celebrations Cocktails and Networking and More networking
Lunch & Networking with Executives Building any type of network takes time. But what if you could get time to connect with them? We are making executive roundtable accessible. Join us at the event to get access to executives who can share insights to grow, raise their hands to sponsor and/or open their access to accelerate. First Come, First Serve basis
All Day : Meet the Authors Meet the authors & book signing. At meet the author you can see authors describing and introducing their books in their own words
All Day: Insight by Insight Seek insights to solve your business challenges in hand Meet Shawna Flemming & her insight team to solve your business challenges in hand
All Day : Interact with Virtual Amazon Jam Participate and compete with series of cloud challenges An AWS JAM is an event where participants experiment a wide range of AWS services in a series of prepared scenarios that represent common use-cases and operational tasks. The experience is gamified with teams competing to score points by completing a series of challenges over the course of a day.

Address:
Microsoft Building 33
16070 Northeast 36th Way
Redmond, WA 98052
United States

Date and Time:
Sat, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 7:30 PM PST

Contact:
Raisa Noelle
raisa@womenincloud.com
206-201-2657

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Gavriella Schuster

Gavriella Schuster

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Thai Lee

Thai Lee

Keynote Speaker, President & CEO, SHI International Corp
Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder/CEO, The Riveter
Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

Vice President, Amazon
Melanie Posey

Melanie Posey

Vice President, 451 Research
Chaitra Vedullapalli

Chaitra Vedullapalli

CMO & Co Founder, Meylah
Gretchen O’Hara

Gretchen O’Hara

VP, Microsoft
Carrie Francey

Carrie Francey

VP, Information Builders
Karen Fassio

Karen Fassio

Director, WW Partner Group, Microsoft
Jenna Lange

Jenna Lange

Founder/President of Lange International
Wendy White

Wendy White

Vice President, Expedia
Jacqueline Touma

Jacqueline Touma

Founder/CEO, Curious Enterprises LLC.
Madhu Kochar

Madhu Kochar

Vice President - Analytics Product Development, IBM
Jill Angelo

Jill Angelo

Founder/CEO, Genneve
George Sifakis

George Sifakis

Global Chairman, CEO, Ideagen Global
Deena Pierott

Deena Pierott

Equity advisor to city of seattle & founder, iurban teen
Kristin Miller

Kristin Miller

Founder/CEO, Stylyze
Sarah Blankinship

Sarah Blankinship

Founder & CEO RightSciences
Razia Richter

Razia Richter

Managing Partner, CXActivate
Eduardo Kassner

Eduardo Kassner

CTO, Microsoft OCP Enablement
Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Director, Strong Bridge Envision Consulting
Amy Protexter

Amy Protexter

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Insight
Tay & Val

Tay & Val

Co Founders, M Meditation
Barb Darrow

Barb Darrow

Senior Director, Oracle
Becky Washam

Becky Washam

President & Co-Founder, Opsgility
Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Vice President, Red Hat
Ioanna Stanegloudi

Ioanna Stanegloudi

Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer, Verge.Capital
Lori Stutsman

Lori Stutsman

President, Extra Mile Marketing
Sharon A. Davison, Ph.D.

Sharon A. Davison, Ph.D.

CEO, Red Sky
Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Director, Create33
Melody Biringer

Melody Biringer

Founder, Women in Tech Regatta
Kylie Schleicher

Kylie Schleicher

Managing Director Technology, VMLY&R
Tim Crawford

Tim Crawford

CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA
Nancy G Watt

Nancy G Watt

President, Nancy Watt Communications
Monica Kumar

Monica Kumar

Vice President, Oracle Cloud Platform
Heidi Sales Toussaint

Heidi Sales Toussaint

Staff UX Researcher, Google
Sean Jazayeri

Sean Jazayeri

Senior Executive, Strategic Alliances and Initiatives, Corent Technology
Christine Bongard

Christine Bongard

President, The WIT Network
Toni Colman

Toni Colman

Director of Business Development & Member Relations, WTIA
Swarna Podila

Swarna Podila

Sr. Director, Community, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Lauren Cooney

Lauren Cooney

CEO, Spark Labs
Karli Barokas

Karli Barokas

CEO, Barokas Communications
Kristina Bergman

Kristina Bergman

CEO, Integris Software
Sage Lavine

Sage Lavine

CEO & Best Selling Author: Women Rocking Business
Leena Porwal

Leena Porwal

HARMAN conencted Services
Lisa Lindberg

Lisa Lindberg

Vice President of Product, Expedia Group Media Solutions
Madhu Singh

Madhu Singh

Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group
Kelly Sparks

Kelly Sparks

CEO, VMG Studios
Hollie Choi

Hollie Choi

Executive Director, IT
Katie McLean

Katie McLean

Chief Growth Officer, Athennian
Stacey Sargent

Stacey Sargent

CEO, Connect Growth and Development, Inc.
Lika Dutta

Lika Dutta

Startup Advisor and Founder/CEO HoshinIQ
Jennifer Didier

Jennifer Didier

President, Directions Training Center
Evan Richman

Evan Richman

Co-Founder & CEO, Skykick
Madinah Ali

Madinah Ali

President/CEO, Safe PC Cloud

EXECUTIVE & EXPERT ROUNDTABLES

Christina Storm, Google Cloud

Christina Storm, Google Cloud

Doing Business With Google Cloud
Dave Willis, CVP Microsoft

Dave Willis, CVP Microsoft

Doing Business With Microsoft
Coco Brown, Founder Athena Alliance

Coco Brown, Founder Athena Alliance

Securing a Board Positions
Feyzi Fatehi, CEO Corent Technology

Feyzi Fatehi, CEO Corent Technology

Making your solutions Saas-enabled
Gillian Muessig, Sybilla Masters Fund

Gillian Muessig, Sybilla Masters Fund

Raising Capital
Ram Dutt, CEO of Meylah

Ram Dutt, CEO of Meylah

Formulating Innovative Cloud Ideas
Kathy Visser-May, VP SAP

Kathy Visser-May, VP SAP

Doing Business With SAP
Lyndsey Zwart, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft US Sub

Lyndsey Zwart, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft US Sub

The Future Skills of Cloud
Julie Chase, Founder, Dream Job Catcher

Julie Chase, Founder, Dream Job Catcher

Career & Life Transitions in Tech
Tad Richardson, Founder Sodo Mofo Designs

Tad Richardson, Founder Sodo Mofo Designs

Building Business With Content Marketing
Jacqueline Farrington, Founder, Farrington Partners

Jacqueline Farrington, Founder, Farrington Partners

Workplace Leadership
Casey McGee, VP Microsoft

Casey McGee, VP Microsoft

Building Business With Content Marketing
Ed Fassio, Customer Success Manager, Microsoft

Ed Fassio, Customer Success Manager, Microsoft

Winning An Enterprise Cloud Deal
Lori Stutsman, Founder, EMM Marketing

Lori Stutsman, Founder, EMM Marketing

Developing Go To Market Campaign
Jim Brisimitzis, Quake Capital Partners, Managing Partner

Jim Brisimitzis, Quake Capital Partners, Managing Partner

Early Stage Funding: Navigating the waters

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Women In Cloud provides speakers with a global stage to enable cloud opportunities. Call for speakers including keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, and spotlights focused on accelerating impact for women entrepreneurs and leaders in the cloud is now open. We invite thought leaders, innovative thinkers, entrepreneurs, and industry influencers to apply to speak at Women in Cloud Summit 2019. We will reach out a week before the Nov30th deadline to confirm your participation.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Download sponsorship flyer for more details. If you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with us, please contact raisa@womenincloud.com

PROMOTING PARTNERS

GET INVOLVED

Our dedicated community comes together to advance the mission to create access and acceleration for everyone to take action to advance leadership and entreprenuership. WiC volunteers contribute their time, skills, and expertise by serving on various experiences in the month leading up to the summit and providing on-the-ground support during the summit. Signup if you are interested in volunteer, mentor, advisor, speaker or others