PALO ALTO, CA, Dec 07, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) today
announced a turnout of almost 600 attendees from 79 organizations for
the first Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India
Conference. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India
is the only annual conference exclusively for technical women in
India; it brings the research and career interests of women in
computing in India to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their
respective fields representing industrial, academic and government
communities. Leading researchers will present their current work,
while special sessions will focus on the role of women in today’s
technology fields, including computer science, information
technology, research and engineering. The Grace Hopper Celebration of
Women in Computing is taking place at the Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore
India, December 7 – 9, 2010.
“The Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing India Conference
is more than just a conference. It’s about creating a dedicated
community of purely technical women in India. Over 100 Indian
technical women from 50 organizations have worked together over the
last year to develop sessions and content specific to the challenges
for technical women. It’s a conference created by technical women,
for technical women. It’s our hope to expand the conference and this
community to include many more voices in the coming year,” said
Deanna Kosaraju, ABI’s Vice President of Programs.
Wednesday, December 8th will feature a Keynote by Kalpana
Director of WebSphere Development, IBM India Software
Lab. A Poster Session featuring 30 academic and industry posters will
be featured. Conference sessions include Cloud Computing, Network
Security, Working in Emerging Markets, Entrepreneurship and How to be
a Successful Manager.
Thursday, December 9th will feature a Keynote by Nandini Chatterjee
Singh of the National Brain Research Center. There will also be a
Plenary Panel on the Challenges and Opportunities for Technical Women
in India and the United States featuring Apala Chavan, Vice President
of Human Factors International Asia; Krista Claude, Vice President
Technology Thomson Reuters; Nagamani Murthy, Vice President of the
Mobile, Automotive and Consumer Electronics (MAC) business, Wipro;
Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks; Justin
Rattner, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intel, and Dr.
Radha Shelat, CEO Aviram Networks Nevis Networks.
“The importance of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
India is both local and global in impact. The conference creates a
local Indian community of technical women, and celebrates, for the
first time, their success. By building on the approach of the
successful North American Grace Hopper Celebration, we demonstrate to
technical women around the world the possibility of women coming
together to create the technology of our global future,” said Telle
Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute.
The Grace Hopper Celebration India features more than 28 panels and
birds of a feather sessions with over 162 speakers. Grace Hopper
India Conference sponsors include:
Founding Sponsor: Google
Gold Sponsors: Cisco, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, and NetApp .
Silver Sponsors: CA Technologies and Thomson Reuters
Bronze Sponsors: Adobe, Goldman Sachs, HP, Intel, Symantec,
ThoughtWorks, and Yahoo!
International Professional Society Co-Host: ACM
Scholarships for the conference were sponsored by: Akamai, CA
Technologies, FirstRain, Juniper Networks, and Xerox.
For more information on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in
Computing India and to download a copy of our program go to
http://www.gracehopper.in. Interested sponsors for the 2011 Grace
Hopper Celebration India should contact Jody Mahoney Vice President
Corporate Partnerships firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help
industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women
leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of
technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by
creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their
careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization.
ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft, HP, CA, Cisco, First
Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science
Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Oracle/Sun,
Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich Rosati,
Motorola Foundation, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, and Raytheon. For more
information, visit www.anitaborg.org.
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