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HopperX1 Hyderabad on July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 · 8:00 am - 5:00 pm IST

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The Hyderabadcommunity.AnitaB.org is excited to be organizing HopperX1 in Hyderabad. HopperX1 is a one-day event modeled after the popular Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) conference for women in technology. This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels from industry, academia, research and startups – to build connects, learn and advance their careers.

Our vibrant community of women in technology are coming together with inspiring keynotes and multiple sessions at HopperX1 Hyderabad under three tracks: Emerging Technologies, Platform Engineering and Leadership.  Attendees can look forward to learning and gaining insights into recent technology trends, networking with role models and peers and getting tips on how to be a successful woman in tech.

HopperX1 Hyderabad Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Tracks and Sessions 

Emerging Technologies 

Platform Engineering 







Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC),
Novotel & HICC Complex,
Kondapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081

Who should attend HopperX1 Hyderabad

– Women in technology: including professionals across any level (entry to senior leaders) from industry, government and academia; students and entrepreneurs.
– Women trying to come back to work in the tech industry, after a career break.
– We welcome our male allies to attend the event. Higher consideration for attending the conference will be given to women from technical backgrounds.


Ticket price per person: Rs 4000 + Applicable taxes

Registrations are closed.

Special codes will be provided for registration only under the following categories: Sponsor Attendee, Speaker, Hyderabadcommunity.AnitaB.org Volunteers and Staff. Please get in touch with your AnitaB.org India contact for further information.

Important: While completing the registration form
– Please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your badge. We will not be able to incorporate any changes post registration.
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Cancellation Policy
If you wish to cancel your registration, a processing fee will apply.
-10% of registration fee until 28 June 2019
– 50% of registration fee from 28 June – 8 July, 2019
– Cancellations on or after 8 July 2019 are non-refundable
– GST and convenience fee for cancellation has to be borne by the registrant

Substitutions are allowed at no charge, but must be done no later than 12 July, 2019.


Time Venue Session Details  Speakers
8.00 AM – 9.00 AM Foyer Registrations
9.30 AM – 9.40 AM Hall 2 Welcome Presentation Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, AnitaB.org India
9.40 AM  – 10.30 AM Hall 2 Keynote 1 Keynote speaker: Bhargavi Sunkara, CIO, Corporate Technology, BNY Mellon
10.30 AM – 11.00 AM Hall 3 Tea/Coffee
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM Hall 2 Track: Leadership
Panel Discussion : How to Evolve and Establish as a Leader in the Digital Era?
– Anuradha A, Global Testing Practice Leader, IBM
– Bobby Joy, Director – Innovation and Learning, Technology and Products, Salesforce
– Indira Suresh, Delivery Head, Tech Mahindra
– Reema Gupta, HoD Centre for Learning and Management Practice, Co-lead Women’s Excellence Initiative, Indian School of Business
-Sireesha Vempati, Lead, Strategic Initiatives and COO Team, Wells Fargo
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM Breakout room #1 Track: Platform Engineering
Panel Discussion: Is Cloud for Everyone?
– Jayanti Vemulapati, Associate Director, Product Engineering, Digital Applied Intelligence, Accenture
-Shireesha Tekmal, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
-Sridhar Gopal ,Co-lead, Capital Markets Technology, Wells Fargo
– Nivedita Aggarwal -Senior Director, Software Engineering, Parexel
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM Breakout Room #2 Track: Emerging Technologies
Lightning Talks: A Peek into the Future
– Ranjani Vijayaraghavan, Vice President, Technology Services, with a leading professional services
– Shubha Polisetty , Associate Director – Delivery Excellence, ATCI at Accenture
-Sujatha Mudulodu , Practice Manager, Cyber Security Unit, Infosys
12.00 PM – 1.30 PM Hall 3 Lunch
1.30 PM – 2.15 PM Hall 2 Track: Leadership
Fireside Chat:– Leadership that Emerges from Committing to Your Passion and Expertise
-Kavitha Tumuluri ,VP, Information Technology, JDA Software
-Purnima Mandava ,Corporate Wellness Coach, Celebrity Dietitian, Wow (Wellness of Women) Fitness Center
1.30 PM – 2.15 PM Breakout Room #1 Track: Emerging Technologies
A Discussion on  Data Dimensions – Storage and Analytics
– Jaya Srivastava, Senior Program  Manager, Microsoft
– Uma Neeharika Bhima, Technical Lead, Database Kernel Team, Teradata R&D Labs
-Shalini Chaudhari, Director-Technology, Caspian Impact Investments (CII), STEM Evangelist, Storyteller
1.30 PM – 3.00 PM Breakout Room #2 Track: Platform Engineering
Workshop:  Write Your Own APIs
– Ankita Mehta, Machine Learning Engineer 2, FactSet
– Bhavana Gannu, Sr. Software Engineer, Leoforce
2.15 PM – 3.00 PM Hall 2 Track: Emerging Technologies
Presentation: How Designing for the Ear Differs from Designing for Screens
– Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist ,Amazon
2.15 PM – 3.00 PM Breakout Room #1 Track: Platform Engineering
Presentation: Working on Legacy Products. Feeling Stuck?
– Vinod Bellary, Sr. Director – Retail, JDA Software India Pvt. Ltd
3.00 PM – 3.55 PM Hall 2  Keynote 2 Keynote Speaker: Anu Acharya, CEO, MapMyGenome
3.55 PM – 4.00 PM Hall 2  Thank you and Closure
4.00 PM – 4.45 PM Hall 3 Networking with Tea

Sponsor Stalls:  10.30 AM – 5.00 PM at the Foyer (behind the escalators)
Attendees can look forward to experiencing the stalls of our four event sponsors BNY Mellon, FactSet, F5 and  JPMorgan Chase & Co at HopperX1 Hyderabad. This is a great opportunity to find out more about these organizations and their focus on technology and women technologists.

Keynote Speaker: Bhargavi Sunkara, CIO, Corporate Technology, BNY Mellon 

Bhargavi is a seasoned technology leader with more than 25 years of experience across several fortune 100 companies, currently working as the CIO, Corporate Technology for Bank of New York Mellon Technology. In this role, Bhargavi leads global technology team spread across multiple geographies and is responsible for innovating and delivering value maximizing technology for all of the corporate functions of BNY Mellon. She is known to be deeply technical with a bias for action and has been able to disrupt the organization in a positive way. Previous to this role, she was working as the Head of Technology American Express India where she was responsible for strategy formulation, delivery, innovation and people leadership. She is often recognized for her bold ideas, problem solving, realistic planning and strong business acumen for driving results. Prior to American Express, she has worked in companies like Texas Instruments, MCI/ Worldcom, Microsoft and Amazon. She has a strong focus on encouraging women in technology and launched “digigirlz” while at Microsoft and was a part of the Amazon Campus Mentoring Series for women in engineering. Bhargavi holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is pursuing her PhD in Computer Science.

Keynote Speaker: Anu Acharya, CEO, MapMyGenome

Anu Acharya is the CEO of Mapmygenome, which is India’s pioneering personal genomics company with a vision to touch 100 million lives. From 2000 until April 2013, Ms. Anu Acharya was the CEO and Co-Founder of Ocimum Biosolutions. Since co-founding Ocimum in 2000, she has led the company through three strategic international acquisitions, two capital raises for equity investments and launch of several innovative products, solutions and services through its proprietary platform called RaaS (Research as a Service). Awards and Honours include,​Special Recognition (Leaders Category) by Indian Express (Feb 2019) ,(​Pride of Telangana Award (2018)​, ​IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017)​; ​Jio Economic Times Startup Awards – ​Women Ahead (2015); ​Young Leaders Forum ​of ​British High Commission (​2013); ​Young Global Leader of ​World Economic Forum Class of 2011; Biospectrum Entrepreneur of the Year and ​Astia Life Science Innovators Award​for 2008; Red Herring​25 TechTitans under 35 ​in 2006; etc. She serves on governing boards of NIBMG & IIIT Hyderabad; advisory Board at Flag A Spot​,Action for India & KIIT; board of mentors for Ivy Cap Ventures; member of CII National Committee on Biotechnology.

Speaker: Anuradha Amudalapalli, Global Testing Practice Leader, IBM

A senior leader with 28+yrs of Industry experience, has been a Technologist focused on complex enterprise transformation and large Practice building, accelerating business outcomes for clients.Currently Global Testing Practice Leader at IBM, driving new Test Innovations, Delivery Excellence and Practice capabilities towards service line growth and maturity aligning to new age cognitive era.Prior to joining IBM, she was heading the Global Test Practice at Virtusa and several leadership positions at Capgemini, Infosys and Aricent. She has a Strong track record building large-scale COEs with global clients and effectively solve the next generation challenges of technology and industry.She has been involved in several external forums delivering Leadership talks and authored multiple whitepapers on Transformation, Automation and Digital strategies. She is also an avid reader, Marathon runner and a fitness Enthusiast, believes in living life fully and her favourite quote – “Growth and Comfort don’t co-exist!!”

Speaker: Ankita Mehta, Machine Learning Engineer 2, FactSet

Ankita Mehta is a Machine Learning Engineer with Cognitive Computing (Machine Learning Research Team) at FactSet Systems India Pvt Ltd.  She has more than 5 years of industry experience in Finance domain. She works with text mining, machine learning and deep learning technologies for the product at FactSet. She has a strong academic research and industry background and is passionate about solving industry problems using research. She has worked as a mentor and project reviewer with Udacity for various courses. Since she is  passionate about giving back to the community, she is a member of the Women’s Business Resource Group in Factset. Outside Factset, she is an organizer with Google Cloud Developer Groups, Women Techmakers and also a member of several other tech communities in Hyderabad. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from IIIT Delhi.

Speaker: Bhavana Gannu, Sr. Software Engineer, Leoforce

Bhavana is a Senior Software Engineer at Leoforce, Hyderabad. She is a full stack web developer and has been involved making product driven decisions, researching and developing new solutions primarily on ReactJS and NodeJS platform at Leoforce. She is passionate about research in computer science and spatial informatics and has published articles on Road Surface and Condition estimation system. She is also part of various technological groups in Hyderabad. Her other areas of interest include Machine Learning, Blockchain, Deep Learning, and AI.


Speaker: Bobby Joy, Director, Technology and Products – Innovation and Learning, APAC, Salesforce

Bobby joined Salesforce in Jan 2019 and currently leads the Technology and Products – Innovation and Learning team for the APAC region. In his role, he is responsible for the design, development, and execution of innovative talent development solutions for the Salesforce Technology and Products organization. Bobby has over 19 years of experience with various organizations like CA Technologies, Mphasis, HSBC, Unisys, PwC, etc. in the IT/ITES, Banking and Financial industry. He is a certified coach from Marshall Goldsmith and Entelechy and a certified practitioner of psychometric instruments like MBTI, NBI, Harrisons and DiSC.

Speaker:Indira Suresh, Delivery Head, Tech Mahindra

Indira Suresh has built her technology career on a track record of running towards difficult, often high-risk programs and discovering innovative ways to bring people together to solve important problems.  An innovative thinker with 27 years in the Information Technology Services and capital goods manufacturing industry, Indira approaches business challenges with a combination of a veteran’s insight and a learner’s ingenuity, while identifying and nurturing future leaders. Indira’s strengths include a good understanding of the IT Business processes related to the Oil & Gas value chain, Technology Sector as well as Manufacturing sector. Having managed cross-functional teams with diverse technical and cultural background, Indira has strong people management skills. In her current role as a Delivery Head at TechMahindra, she leads a team providing IT services for Microsoft. Indira also serves on the board of SATVEN. She holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai.  She has completed programs on ‘Certificate of Global Business Leadership’ by ‘U21 Global’ and “Mahindra Universe Executive Program-2018” at the Harvard Business School. Indira is currently pursing Master’s program in Psychology.

Speaker: Jayanti Vemulapati, Associate Director, Product Engineering, Digital Applied Intelligence, Accenture

Jayanti Vemulapati is an Associate Director in Accenture and a Technical lead for cloud based Big Data analytic platform called “AIP”. She has 22+ years of experience spanning multinational organizations (Microsoft R&D, USA defence) where she has led strategies, innovation, and also architecting software projects and products. She is a Cloud, Big Data, Performance Engineering and Automation architect/expert with a master’s degree in computer science, USA.She is also certified MTA (Master Technology Architect), TOGAF, PMP, Six sigma black belt and CSQA.

Speaker: Jaya Srivastava, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Jaya has 20 years of experience across diverse roles in start-up and mid-cap organizations ranging across business development, product incubation and deployment, digital transformation and strategy.She was responsible for driving strategic programs across Ericsson Global Services India as part of its leadership team before she decided to step back into the world of research and development.She is currently senior program manager at Microsoft Development Center in a team that has the charter for identifying how AI and Cloud can solve some of the prevalent problems around us.Jaya herself is deeply focused on Digital Transformation as a means to bridge the digital divide. She has been actively involved with GHCI as a committee member and track chair. Recently, she completed advanced certification in AI+ML from IIIT-TalentSprint.

Speaker: Kavitha Tumuluri ,VP, Information Technology, JDA Software

Kavitha currently is a VP – IT, leading the Digital Transformation at JDA. Prior to joining JDA, Kavitha worked at companies like Microsoft, CA Technologies as a Deputy CISO in the Global CISO office. Kavitha has close to 22 years of industry experience both in the US and India in a variety of leadership roles in Enterprise CyberSecurity, Managing 24×7 Global Datacenters, Global infrastructure & Application support teams.Earlier in her career, Kavitha held various customer facing Leadership roles at Pyramid Technologies, Silicon Graphics, Patni-iGate, and EMC-Dell.She has a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications engineering and M. Tech in Image Processing from Andhra University. Kavitha is a member of the Women’s forum at JDA. She was the Chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion forum at CA Technologies. She is also a Program Lead and core committee member of the AnitaB.org Hyderabad chapter and a Mentor with the MentorHer program at JobsForHer.

Speaker: Nivedita Aggarwal, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Parexel

With more than 19 years of experience in the software industry, Nivedita has a successful track record of leading engineering teams across geographies including APJ, EMEA, and US. Nivedita is currently working for Parexel where she is leading the product engineering teams in India. In her prior role at CA technologies, where she worked for 15 years, she was the head of Engineering for Workload Automation product line. She had also led the Engineering Services teams at CA , which included Information Engineering, Globalization, DevOps Tools Services, Accessibility, and Secure Coding Development Practices teams. She is credited with two patents and was a part of the esteemed Patent Review board at CA.  Nivedita has been associated with GHC India Program since its inception in India  and is the community leader for Hyderabad.AnitaB.org chapter. She has been a speaker at multiple technical conferences and has authored several technical papers on engineering execution and efficiency, and product innovation.

Speaker: Ranjani Vijayaraghavan, Vice President, Technology Services with a leading professional services firm

Ranjani Vijayaraghavan is a Technology Vice President with a leading professional services firm at Hyderabad. She has 21+ years of Technology and Infrastructure experience and has worked in various Technology leadership roles at leading MNCs in India and the UK. With her strong knowledge of Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure & Enterprise security controls, offerings and tool sets suited for large client organizations, she has experience in driving Cloud adoption and re-designing IT infrastructure. She is also an Information Security domain expert. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Bits, Pilani and CISSP certified. She leads various Inclusion initiatives within and outside her firm and works actively to promote the causes of women in technology and women safety.

Speaker: Reema Gupta, HoD Center for Learning and Management Practice, Co-lead Women’s Excellence Initiative, Indian School of Business

Reema Gupta, heads the Centre for Learning and Management Practice and Corporate Relations at Indian School of Business.In addition, she co-leads the Women’s Excellence initiative at ISB.  Her research interest is in the area of skilling with a specific focus on digital literacy and support ecosystem required to sustain and scalewomen-led micro and small enterprises. Reema has been instrumental in launching many innovative programs like the CIO Academy, Executive Eminence and Certificate in Business Analytics programs. Prior to joining ISB, Reema worked for EMC Corporation in Massachusetts as Senior Director and led many company‐wide strategic initiatives. She has over 13 years of experience working in the IT related field, holds a patent in multi-processor communication and was recognized as the “Top 10 women to watch” in Massachusetts, for her work in Science and Technology.  Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral in Business Administration at ISB. Reema is a co-founder of the Nayi Disha; an online resource platform, aimed at empowering families of persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities .She is a firm believer in leveraging technology to build an inclusive society.  She has recently co-authored and created a children’s book, The Dot that went for a walk, short stories of 51 inspirational women from India .

Speaker: Shalini Chaudhari, Director-Technology, Caspian Impact Investments (CII), STEM Evangelist, Storyteller

An experienced Business and Technology leader, Shalini is responsible for technology strategy and building a cloud-based digital platform focused on customer experience, automation & advanced analytics. She started her 22 years career in IT industry with Infosys and till early last year, she was a Managing Director-Technology at Accenture. She’s worked on and led various initiatives in Automation, Digital Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Cloud and Transformation Management. In addition to her Technology role today, she is the India representative and Learning facilitator with Timeless Lifeskills, a London-based educational charity, where she works with under-served children to build skills and dispositions that make them Future-Ready and Life-Ready.

Speaker: Shubha Polisetty, Associate Director, Delivery Excellence, ATCI at Accenture

Shubha has 18 years of progressive experience in varied global roles. She has rich leadership experience in Software Delivery, Program Management, Capability Building and Risk & Change Management. In her current role at Accenture, she leads the Delivery Excellence function, a role that spans over multiple industries and Fortune 50 clientele. Shubha is part of the leadership team engaged in driving the Inclusion and Diversity agenda for Accenture in India. Prior to these roles, Shubha managed client engagements in Europe, leading delivery, automation and innovation. Before joining Accenture she worked in a startup called VisualX Inc. (a software solutions company in Illinois). When offshoring and SAP were nascent in India, she worked for Intelligroup Asia (now part of NTT Data Corp) and implemented some of their key SAP system integration projects in India and UK. She has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Speaker: Shireesha Tekmal, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co

Shireesha Tekmal is an Executive Director and India Head of Controls Legal and Regulatory Technology in Corporate Technology and has been with JPMC for 18 years. Shireesha is responsible for the growth and maturity of a large Software Engineering Organization and its transformation towards Modern Engineering Practices. She worked for 13 years in Consumer and Community Banking in India and the US, in delivering Enterprise scale technology solutions for the Retail Consumers. She was pivotal in setting up the Hyderabad Hub for JPMC. She has a proven track record of establishing large software engineering organizations and building a strong operating model for global teams. Shireesha is passionate about work place Diversity & Inclusion. She leads the Diversity Forum for Hyderabad, an active member of WOTM (Women on the Move) and led key corporate initiatives which impacted many in a positive way. Shireesha has a Masters in Computer Science from Wright State University.

Speaker: Sireesha Vempati, Lead, Strategic Initiatives and COO Team, Wells Fargo

Sireesha Vempati heads the COO team for Wholesale Banking Technology at Wells Fargo India. She has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and a Masters in Computer Applications from Andhra University College of Engineering. She is a Techno-functional leader with 18+ years of experience in the financial industry including 12 years in New York City. She has  a breadth of experience leading teams to build applications, driving organizational initiatives, providing leadership insights and executing transformation projects.


Speaker: Sohan Maheswar, Alexa Evangelist, Amazon

Sohan is an Alexa Evangelist at Amazon. A thought-leader in the space, his role involves inspiring people to build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. As part of his job, Sohan interacts with developers, agencies, brands, enterprises, game studios and smart home manufacturers, helping them shape their voice strategy for the future. Sohan has earlier worked as a developer evangelist for Gupshup and InMobi and has spoken at conferences around the world. He has written articles for publications such as Economic Times, GadgetsNow and Developer Economics.

Speaker: Sridhar Gopal ,Co-lead, Capital Markets Technology, Wells Fargo

Sridhar co-leads Capital Markets technology team for Wells Fargo in India. In addition, he co-leads the India technology council and campus hiring program for Wells Fargo EGS. He is keen on building engineering teams with in-depth competencies across several modern technologies to help transform the bank’s business. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2016, Sridhar was a founding member and CTO for a quantitative stat-arb hedge fund in Princeton NJ. Prior to that he led the Equity prop desk technology teams for JP Morgan in New York. Before that he worked as a senior trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch focused on whole loan trading strategies, risk management and technology platforms. He has Master’s degree  in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

Speaker: Sujatha Mudulodu Practice Manager, Cyber Security Unit, Infosys

Sujata has over two decades of IT experience during which she has worked across roles as Program Manager, Presales Head, and Delivery Management and in products development. At present she is practice manager at the Infosys Cyber Security unit. Her key focus areas are Advanced Threat & Vulnerability Management, Data security & Data privacy. She has been closely involved with the Diversity initiatives in Infosys Hyderabad in the past and manages a Women in Technology Initiative within Infosys.

 Speaker: Uma Neeharika Bhima, Technical Lead, Database Kernel Team, Teradata

Through her career spanning more than 12 years, Uma has been involved in the development of industry leading complex parallel database and big data analytic systems playing significant role in product design, architecture, development and critical customer support. Uma currently is the lead engineer in an important project setting the platform for advanced analytics at scale on big data in data lakes. Her areas of interest include cloud computing, big data and analytics and likes to follow emerging technology trends.


 Speaker: Vinod Bellary, Sr. Director – Retail, JDA Software India Pvt. Ltd

Over two decades of Software Industry experience, with successful track record of leading many strategic, critical and complex projects in all aspects of Product/Project & People Management. His core strengths include Inspiring & influencing teams around vision & strategy, associate engagement/connect, proficient in mapping business requirements & designing technical solutions. Vinod has been associated with JDA for over 12 years managing & leading Architecture Group and presently leads the Retail practice. Prior to JDA, Vinod was the Head of India Operations & Director Engineering for Reputation.com developing data management platform for collecting & processing millions of reviews/metrics. His areas of interest Data Management, Cloud computing & DevOps.He holds Master’s degree from BITS Pilani. He is also a student and advocator of “Art of Living”.

Track: Emerging Technologies
Lightning Talks: A Peek into the Future
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Breakout Room #2

Topic 1: Demystifying Intelligent Automation for Enterprises
We are at an inflection point in the IT services market. The world is rapidly changing along the lines of technology disruption and new competitive threats. Facing customer pressure to reduce commodity service costs, while at the same time facing diminishing returns from labor arbitrage and traditional process efficiency, IT services firms are looking to Automation and Artificial Intelligence to create defensible, institutional competitive advantages. Automation is a core lever to enable scale and operating leverage over time. This lightning talk will elaborate about the typical challenges and how enterprises can scale Intelligent Automation to drive value and impact our client’s business.

Topic 2:  Enabling Digital Trust in the Era of Zero Trust
Spend on Digital Transformation is expected to hit USD 1.7 Trillion. At the same time Data breaches continue to accelerate both in speed and Sophistication. This has made Cyber Risk one of the top 5 concerns for board members across industries. So it’s very important for every technology professional to be aware of what Cyber Security Is, the latest trends, threats and last but not the least how organizations can help ensure digital trust .

Topic 3: Blockchain: What’s in it For You?
All of us naturally relate this technology and term to Bitcoin and the crypto currency world in general. Not many of us know the technology behind it and the many uses. There are close to 1000 startups across the world working on Block Chain Technology and its various uses. This is over and above large companies like IBM, Google and Facebook which have research labs and product lines for this technology. There are more than 200 types of crypto currencies across the world. This talk will help understand the basics of blockchain technology and its many uses in supply chain, healthcare, real estate and various other markets. It will help understand the infinite possibilities of application of this technology and give a glimpse of the existing work in this domain and what the future holds.

Presentation – How Designing for the Ear Differs from Designing for Screens
2.15 PM – 3.00 PM
Hall 3

The objective of this talk is to provide an overview of the history of design in technology, highlighting what we have learned over the years. Designing for the ear is different from developing for the screen. This talk establishes best practices for voice-first design contrasting them with GUI design principles. You will learn of the similarities and differences when developing for voice, compared to screen-oriented mediums. An overview of the presentation:
– History of user interfaces
– Why voice is the next major disruption in computing
– Contrasts between designing for screen-based vs voice-based
– Principles of voice design
– What is situational design

A Discussion on  Data Dimensions – Storage and Analytics
1.30 PM – 2.15 PM
Breakout Room #1

With more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being generated every day, it seems fair to claim that data is at the heart of various emerging areas like advanced automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, analytics, extended reality, internet of things and more! Data is the new gold and organizations (and hence people) who can gather, manage and understand data are the new kings and queens of our world. Digital transformations are forcing how we work with data and also secure it. Hear from the experts , Aruna and Uma as they discuss  on  crucial dimensions of data, challenges and best practices on data gathering, storage and analytics with Shalini Chaudhari,  Hyderabadcommunity.AnitaB.org Community Lead.

Track: Platform Engineering
Workshop:  Write Your Own APIs
1.30 PM – 3.00 PM
Breakout Room #2

Get hands-on experience in this novel workshop. This working session consists of a series of hands-on labs where we’ll spend time showing how we can write your own web APIs. We’ll also cover best practices on API-led connectivity. This 90 min event will get you on the path to designing, developing and deploying APIs. At the end of this session, you will be educated in API technology, as well as in a methodology for successfully launching your own. In this API workshop, participants will:
– Learn the basics of client-server architecture
– Benefits of Using APIs
– Principles of good API design
– Use the RESTful API Modeling Language to design new RESTful APIs

– Programming experience (JS experience would be a plus)
– Laptop (Mac/Ubuntu/Win)
– Wi-Fi connection
– Node installed (https://nodejs.org/en/download/)
– Robo 3T installed (https://robomongo.org/)
– Code editor (VS code/Notepad++/Sublime text/Notepad)
– Web Browser (Preferably Google Chrome or Firefox)

Panel Discussion:  Is Cloud for everyone?
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Breakout Room #1

We all know that Cloud is here to stay, but does that mean all applications can be moved to cloud? Apart from driving innovative solutions on cloud, most organizations also have a legacy of on-premise or hosted solutions that they are planning to move to  or have already moved to cloud. This panel discussion will help get insights on the challenges organizations need to be mindful of when deciding to lift and shift, containerize, cloud-optimize, or refactor the code to build cloud-native applications. We will also understand the different cloud-adoption strategies organizations have adopted to ensure business continuity and agility at all times.

Presentation: Working on Legacy Products. Feeling Stuck
2.15 PM – 3.00 PM
Breakout Room #1

Legacy products/code is everywhere. This break-out session would provide you with insights on how to perceive legacy products/solutions, after all you and your company are not the only ones facing this challenge.We will talk through the brighter side of working on legacy products/code, Reprogramming and rediscovering yourself to stay relevant through this era of digital transformation.
“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out” – Jeff Bezos

Track: Leadership
Panel Discussion: How to Evolve and Establish as a Leader in the Digital Era?
11.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Hall 3

In the digital era with continuous technological disruptions, changing consumer preferences and expectations, increasing ambiguity, changing workforce landscape with more millennial and increased lifespans, leaders are forced to transform their style and adapt themselves.This panel discussion explores Leadership styles that we need to embrace in the new age of change.

Fireside Chat:– Leadership that Emerges from Committing to Your Passion and Expertise
1.30 PM – 2.15 PM
Hall 3

What happens when you embrace your strengths, collaborate to solve problems, dare to set a vision and tirelessly pursue your goals, regardless of society’s obstacles?
Purnima Mandava, a Health and Well-Being professional and entrepreneur shares her story with long time Hyderabadcommunity.AnitaB.org volunteer and HopperX1 Program Lead Kavitha Tumuluri. Explore with them how leadership transcends and cuts across through key values and traits. Gain inspiration through Purnima’s story whose background includes being an international athlete, national level volleyball player, nutrition research scholar and fitness blogger. This session will dive into leadership and entrepreneurial skills that can be paralleled to the careers of women in tech.






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