ABI.NY – Women Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit
Women in Tech Creating the Future
April 4, 2016 – MIST in Harlem
46 West 116 Street, Harlem, New York 10026
“We are on a quest to accelerate the pace of global innovation by working to ensure that the creators of technology mirror the people and societies who use it.”
Innovation is more than something that occurs within small startups. Established companies are now installing Innovation Centers of their own to encourage creativity. At a time when input from women technologists is crucial to success, we have organized a conference to answer this need. In the ABI.NYC – Women Entrepreneurship Summit for 2016 we have combined relevant skills and subjects for an event in which entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, research and products of women technologists will facilitate an exchange to foster personal and professional growth. To further the optimum progress of women’s scientific communities we have paid special attention to inclusivity.
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Note: If you are looking for a job, please bring your resumes and questions for the sponsors at the event.
Speakers and Presenters
9:00 – 9:50 am
Keynote: Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds
10:00 – 11:00 am
Moderator: Kelly Hoey, Investor, Author, & Speaker at J Kelly Hoey
Asmau Ahmed, CEO of Plum Perfect
Dr. Miri Park, Co-founder and COO of Chromis Fiberoptics (TBD)
Shelly Jones, Vice President, Director of Digital for Black Enterprise at Black Enterprise
Heather Marotta, Senior Manager, Publisher Solutions at Google
Women in Industry: What do you do? Why do you do it? And can I do it?
Women are succeeding in all professions—including the “hot” fields: Fin-Tech, Data Science, and Cyber Security. These women will discuss what they accomplish on a daily basis, the prerequisite skills, and the steps necessary for you to secure a position in the area of your choice.
Professional Women: My Stories
Women technologists are diverse in appearance, age, and employment history. Join us to hear their stories about the past, present, and future of women in the field of computing.How are their stories similar to yours? What can you learn from their experiences?
Advice for Dreamers & Doers: Building Blocks for Success
Good advice can help us pursue our passions and advance to higher-level positions.
Community & Individual Development
The importance of community and individual development is evidenced by the fact ABI.NYC started this January with four events. In these events many women talked about wanting to get more involved and how to start projects of their own, be it at work or outside of work. This track is meant to have the flow of ideas from community leaders to life coaches inspire us to do more, and also to keep women in the field of technology passionate about projects started at work or projects started during their down time.
11:15 – 11:45 pm
Quiessence Phillips, AVP, Information Security – Incident Response at Barclays
Jessica Forbes, Director of Product Design at Grubhub
Kathleen Murray, McMorran Strategists LLC., EF Angels
Casey Taylor, NY Tech Meetup
Maureen Erokwu, Lesbians Who Tech Advisor, Founder at Vosmap
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Dr. Michelle Strah, Director Enterprise Architecture, NBCUniversal
Dr. Sinziana Eckner, VP Core Modeling, J.P. Morgan Chase
Iva Vukicevic, Ph.D., Data Scientist, Macy’s, Inc.
Cassidy Williams, Software Engineer at Clarifai + Lady Storm Hackathons
Chrys Wu, Developer Advocate at The New York Times
Anie Akpe, Founder at Networq app
Esosa Ighodaro, CoFounder at CoSign
Precious Williams, Perfect Pitches by Precious
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Cassia Martin, Senior Security Architect at Two Sigma
Lauren Bugeja, User Experience Lead at Google
Stella McGovern, Cofounder at Crowdzu
Jessica Perilla, Founder & CEO at JPD Studio
Kate Landon, Director of Programs at The New York Women Foundation
Erin Kidwell, Co-Chapter Lead at Girl Develop It & Developer
Barbara Livar, Women Who Code
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Elif Kongar, Associate Professor of Technology Management and Mechanical Engineering at Bridgeport University
Hillary Green-Lerman, Data Scientist at Knewton
Marianne Kosits, Managing Principal, Program Management Office Revenue + Data Engineering at Time Inc
Alicia Syrett, Angel Investor at Founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Anna Cianciara, Sr Software Engineer – Natural Language Processing Team at Bloomberg LP
Majora Carter, CEO, StartUp Box QA
Gesche Wai-Yi Haas, CoFounder of Dreamers & Doers
Moderator: Esin Kiris, Technology Architect – Product Design & Strategy at Syncsort (Panel)
Meltem Dincer, Vice President Smart Content Strategy at John Wiley (Panel)
Debra Danielson, Distinguished Engineer – M&A Strategy CA Technologies (Panel)
Tanya Kravtsov, Director of QA at Audible (Panel)
Christine Short, Senior Vice President at Estimize (Panel)