2019 IEEE Women In Computing Summit

IEEE Santa Clara Valley Women in Engineering, Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL), IEEE Young Professionals, and IEEE Computer Society  invite you to join us for a full-day workshop with focused topics and panels to get inspired, learn about the latest trends in computing technology, and network with others during the evening reception.

Rising Together To Influence Our Future

When: Thursday, May 09 2019,  8:00am – 7:00pm
Where: Oracle Auditorium, 4030 George Sellon Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Why Attend: 15+ Technical Women leaders, 100+ Attendees.

This year’s IEEE Women in Computing Summit combines engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse and interactive topics.  It will offer a unique opportunity to learn and network with developers, researchers, and leaders from the industry and academia. You will be able to have candid conversations to discuss common challenges and establish real strategic solutions to grow your career.

Join us for focused topics and panels to get inspired, learn about the latest trends in computing technology, and network with others during the evening reception.

The ticket sales will support STEM promoting activities organized by IEEE WIE Santa Clara Valley Valley chapter in the Bay Area.  Follow the speaker  link, have a look at the program and book your ticket today here!


8:00  – 9:00 AM Breakfast sponsored by IEEE SCV YP and IEEE SCV WIE

Arrive before 9 AM for a raffle ticket to win cool giveaways

  9:00 AM Welcome
Jeewika Ranaweera, Principal HW Engineer atOracle
  9:30 AM Keynote: Transitioning to Leadership: Mastering the Foundations
Mary Ellen Kassotakis, Executive Director, Oracle’s Women Leadership
10:00 AM Data Stewardship and Digital Twins

Katalin Barfai-Walcott Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel

10:30 AM Building the Trusted Foundation for our Data-centric World
Isaura Gaeta, Vice President Security Research at Intel
11:00 AM The 5G Future

Mary Gendron, Senior Vice President  and CIO at Qualcomm

11:30 AM Elucidating mechanism of recurrent disease in cancer by merging molecular biology techniques with scientific, computing

Hasini Jayatilaka, Cancer Researcher at Stanford University

12:00 PM Lunch sponsored by Oracle
  1:00 PM Social Media in the Age of AI
Layla Revis, Vice President Global Social Media at Oracle
  1:30 PM Career Panel: Leading in the digital age

Lorri Brady Jackson, Senior Manager , Oracle Global Talent Advisory  (Moderator)
Liliane Peters, Director R&D Operations at Ericsson
Win Chang, Cloud Customer Experience Director at Oracle
Alka Jarvis, Sr. Director/Distinguished Engineer at Cisco
Anna Luo, VP Customer Innovation & Marketing at Jivox

  2:30 PM Quantum Computing Fundamentals

Kayla Lee, Quantum Consultant at IBM

  3:00 PM Afternoon Break sponsored by IEEE SCV-WIE
  3:30 PM The Future of Java

Heather VanCura, Group Director Standard Strategy & Architecture at Oracle

  4:00 PM Entrepreneurship Panel: Launching your Tech Startup and Challenges in Making it a Success

Selvam Raju, Advanced Lead Engineer at Knightscope
Jocelyn Tan, CEO and Co-Founder at SISU
Yaping Cheng, Innovation Manager at GE Appliances
Dhivya Sashidhar, CEO and Founder at WattsKitchen

  5:00 PM Closing Remarks
Susan Delafuente, 2019 Chair IEEE SCV-WIE
5:00 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

* Personal ID and registration on site needed