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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #94: Sponsored by Intel

21.07.2015 (10:00 am) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Intel Girl Geek DinnerJoin Intel and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 for an Intel Girl Geek Dinner!

Come enjoy an evening full of mingling, food and drinks, speakers, demos, and more at the Intel Robert Noyce Building – 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054!

Our line-up will include an awesome girl geek panel on how Intel is making amazing experiences possible with end-to-end solutions for a smart and connected world. We’ll wrap up the night with a chance for you to win one of our great raffle prizes.

Twitter handles: @WomenAtIntel @BayAreaGGD
Event hashtag: #IntelGirlGeekDinner

Enter the lottery for a chance to
WIN a free ticket to Intel Girl Geek Dinner!

- Deadline to enter the lottery is MIDNIGHT July 24nd, 2015 -

The lottery is for non-Intel attendees. Intel employees should register through Women at Intel Network (WIN-SC).

Please bring your Government Issued ID, as Intel staff will be checking at the door.

Intel Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Check-in (Government Issued ID is required), Networking, Demos, Food & Drinks

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Networking, Demos, Food & Drinks

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion: Making Amazing Experiences Possible

8:00pm – 8:30pm – Post Panel Networking, Dessert, and Raffle Prizes

*As a courtesy to our Speakers, check-in will close at 6:30pm

Intel Girl Geek Speakers!

Genevieve BellGenevieve Bell (Vice President, Corporate Strategy Office, Intel Fellow)

Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and vice president of the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel Corporation. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists focused on people’s needs and desires to help shape new Intel products and technologies. An accomplished anthropologist and researcher, Genevieve joined Intel in 1998. She has been granted a number of patents for consumer electronics innovations throughout her career, with additional patents in the user experience space pending, and is the author of numerous journal papers and articles. She was named an Intel Fellow in 2008. In addition to her position at Intel, Genevieve is a highly regarded industry expert and frequent commentator on the intersection of culture and technology. She has been featured in publications such as Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She is also a sought-after public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide for the insights she has gained from extensive international field work and research. Her industry recognition includes being listed among the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company in 2010, induction in the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and being honored as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute. Genevieve’s book, “Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing,” written in collaboration with Paul Dourish, was published by MIT Press in 2011. She holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she was a lecturer in the anthropology department from 1996 to 1998.

Sandra LopezSandra Lopez (Director, Strategic Alliances for Wearables, New Devices Group, Intel)

Sandra Lopez joined Intel in 2005 as B2B Integrated Marketing Manager. Leveraging her vast and proven marketing experience within the technology sector, she quickly began to transform B2B Marketing within Intel. She was then chartered to drive Intel’s Consumer Marketing Strategy group in which she led Intel’s focus on the Masterbrand, Intel. She launched Intel’s first smartphone and Android-based tablets. In this role, she trail blazed efforts on advocacy marketing, which garnered several accolades including the 2013 Marketers that Matter award sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Sage Group. Currently, she has been chartered to drive Intel’s Wearable Business Development Strategy within the Fashion/Sports/Fitness vertical. She has been a vocal voice on driving the convergence between fashion and technology.

Hillarie PrestopineHillarie Prestopine (Vice President, Software and Services Group; Director, Open Source Technology Center Core Operating System Engineering, Intel)

Hillarie Prestopine is vice president in the Software and Services Group and director of core operating system engineering in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for product delivery and platform enabling of Intel® architecture-based processors on the Android operating system and has been influential in the development of the Intel® Reference Design for Android.
Hillarie joined Intel in 1996 as a software applications engineer in the developer relations group. Beginning in 2002, she spent six years as a strategic relationship manager in Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group (SMG), with responsibility for Linux and open source software companies. Her focus in that role included working with vendors such as Borland, Canonical, Novell/SuSe, Veritas and Wind River to port and optimize their software for Intel architecture. Later at SMG, she led the Red Hat account team and managed Intel’s worldwide relationship with Red Hat Software. Hillarie joined the Open Source Technology Center in 2009 to manage the engineering planning and product execution team. Her responsibilities in that position included overseeing technology roadmaps, engineering schedules, engineering decision-making, information engineering, community relations and licensing. Before assuming her current role, Hillarie spent two years directing the core Web technologies team and the user experience design and development teams, helping Intel become an influential player in the Web technology industry and establishing user experience capabilities within the company. Hillarie holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree from the University of California, Davis. She earned an Intel Achievement Award in 2010 for contributing to Intel differentiation and strategic flexibility through open source software.

Sandra RiveraSandra Rivera (Vice President, Data Center Group; General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel)

Sandra Rivera is the Vice President for the Network Platforms Group of Intel, a business group focused on delivering leading edge technology and solutions to the networking industry. Prior to her current role, Sandra held marketing and business development positions for 14 years at Intel, focused on network infrastructure segments and customers, with responsibility for product marketing, segment marketing, channel and ecosystem marketing. Sandra is on the board of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Linux Foundation collaborative project and serves as Marketing Chair of OPNFV. Prior to Intel, she co-founded The CTI Authority, a computer telephony distributor, served as president of Catalyst Telecom’s Computer Telephony division and had responsibility for the Dialogic sales organization in the eastern US and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

Rose SchoolerRose Schooler (Vice President, Internet of Things Group; General Manager, IoT Strategy and Technology Office, Intel)

Rose Schooler is Vice President of the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and General Manager of Things Strategy and Technology Office at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for managing the IoT strategy across all of Intel’s assets, including development of strategic business objectives, an end-to-end implementation strategy, driving external industry and partner leadership, and technical alignment to deliver foundational IoT technologies and solutions. Previously, Rose was Vice President of the Data Center Group and general manager of Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group at Intel Corporation. Her organization was responsible for delivering platforms for the networking and storage market segments as well as providing solutions for telecommunications service providers. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Science & Engineering and joined Intel in 1989 holding several positions in fab, packaging and marketing.

Suzan MillerSuzan Miller (Corporate Vice President; Deputy General Counsel; Corporate Secretary, Intel)

Suzan Miller is corporate secretary, vice president and deputy general counsel of Intel Corporation. She manages the worldwide legal team for Intel’s Corporate Legal Group. Since joining Intel in 1991, she has held a number of positions including general counsel of Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, and vice president of the Business Legal Group. She is the executive sponsor for the Santa Clara Women at Intel Network, a member of Intel’s Network of Executive Women Leaders, and an executive sponsor of Intel’s Legal Diversity program. Suzan sits on the board of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and the board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). She also oversees Intel’s legal pro bono programs, and is an active pro bono participant in the community and holds board positions at the Santa Clara Law Foundation and the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services. Prior to joining Intel, she worked for the law firms of Irell & Manella and Morrison & Foerster. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University.

Suzan MillerDanielle Mastrangel Brown (Chief of Staff, Intel; Technical Assistant to CEO)

Danielle Brown serves as the Chief of Staff and Technical Assistant for Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel Corporation. In this role, Danielle is responsible for providing strategic and operational support to Brian and Intel’s Management Committee members. Previously, Danielle has held various leadership roles in the Human Resources organization, having most recently served as Chief of Staff, Human Resources, where she led key strategic HR initiatives and programs, provided HR Support for Intel executives, and managed the global operations of HR staff. Danielle has led Intel’s Network of Executive Women (iNEW) initiative for several years, and actively involved in developing Intel’s female leadership pipeline. Danielle joined Intel in 2009 as part of the Accelerated Leadership Program. She worked as a Channel Marketing Manager in Intel’s PC Client Group, as a Business Development Manager in the Internet of Things Group, and then joined HR as the Director of the Accelerated Leadership Program. Prior to Intel, Danielle worked as a strategy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and then spent nearly a decade in the biotech industry in sales and marketing, holding a variety of leadership roles in field sales, with Abbott Laboratories, TAP Pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences. Danielle received her MBA from the University of Michigan and her BA from Michigan State University.

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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #93: Sponsored by Zendesk

20.07.2015 (2:31 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Zendesk and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, July 30th for a Zendesk Girl Geek Dinner!

Come enjoy an evening full of mingling, food and drinks, speakers, and more at the Zendesk office in downtown San Francisco! (directions)

The line-up will include a Zendesk girl geek panel on career paths!

We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you soon!

Zendesk Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Check-in, Networking, Demos, Food & Dessert
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Zendesk Girl Geeks Panel Discussion
7:00pm – 8:00pm: More Networking!

Event hashtag: #ZendeskGirlGeekDinner
Your hosts: @BayAreaGGD @Zendesk

Enter the lottery for a chance to
WIN a free ticket to the Zendesk Girl Geek Dinner!

- Deadline to enter the lottery is MIDNIGHT July 22nd, 2015 -

Zendesk Girl Geeks

Ana Martinez (Zendesk Senior Software Engineer)

Ana Martinez is a Senior Software Engineer at Zendesk working with the security-development team. In the past, Ana worked with the sustaining and the internationalization team. Before Zendesk, Ana graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Masters degree in Information Technologies. In her spare time she likes to cook, but mostly eat. Follow her on Twitter @ana_checho.

Joy Carletti (Zendesk Global Escalation Manager)

Joy Carletti is Zendesk’s Global Escalations Manager, acting as the bridge between Support and Engineering/Ops/Security. At work, she’s passionate about deploy processes, risk management, and communicating changes well. In real life, she loves improv, writing, and basset hounds. Joy has worked in theatre, health insurance, and the mutual fund industry, so notes that the path to being a “woman in tech” can take a circuitous route to its end reward. Follow her on Twitter @LaughAtlantis.

Sarah Kay (Zendesk Data Analyst)

Sarah Kay is a Data Analyst with the Support Operations Team, where she uses her extensive knowledge of reporting tools and practices to analyze the company’s operations data and present it in a meaningful and actionable format. Sarah started in Tier 2 Support, where she was lead product expert of Zendesk Reporting and Analytics Tools. She is passionate about growing her expertise of reporting technologies and practices that yield a deeper understanding of business operations and result in optimal decision making both for Zendesk as well as our customers. She enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling and exploring hobbies that engage her creatively. If you were to catch up with her outside the office, its likely to be at cafe that serves great breakfast and has crossword puzzles.

Liz Allen (Zendesk HRIS Analyst)

Liz Allen has spent her entire career at high growth tech companies, primarily in San Diego (they are trying to make “Silicon Beach” stick). With experience in SDLC management, complex system implementations, revamping business processes and the ever exciting world of compliance, she has had a taste of everything in the world of taking a company from the start up phase through IPO. She can count the number of times she has technically used her Economics major on one hand, and at any given moment she would rather be playing soccer or hanging out with her dog.

Mindy Lieberman (Zendesk Vice President IT)

Mindy Lieberman is VP of IT at Zendesk, specializing in cloud architectures, business 6, compliance programs, and custom development management. Prior to joining Zendesk, Mindy headed the IT Applications group at Salesforce, building out technology solutions to support internal business units. Mindy has also served as VP of Engineering and Operations at Edgenuity, a SaaS start-up providing analytics for K-12 education, and had spent over 9 years in various engineering and management roles in Cisco. Mindy is a champion for delivering quality using Agile development methodologies. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, and a bachelor’s from The Cooper Union. Follow her on Twitter @mindy_lieberman.

Prakriti Mateti (Zendesk Senior Software Engineer)

Prakriti Mateti is a Senior Software Engineer at Zendesk in Melbourne working with the App Market team. She graduated at the top of her Master of Information Technology course from Swinburne University of Technology and has previously worked at ThoughtWorks India. Prakriti loves travelling and food, experimenting with different cuisines, and experiencing different cultures. She is a voracious reader and dabbles in art and adventure sports, and dreams of getting a pilot license some day and buying her own airplane.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #92: Sponsored by Inflection

28.06.2015 (4:42 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Inflection Girl Geek DinnerJoin Inflection and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Wednesday, July 8th at Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos, California for an evening of dinner, drinks, and delightful conversation!

Have fun meeting with fellow girl geeks in tech, including the women leading Inflection in its mission to build trust on the Internet. Inflection’s products verify identities and backgrounds so that people can connect with confidence, both online and in person. The panel will feature a cross-functional medley of inspiring women leaders from product development to engineering to business development, and more.

There are only 150 seats for this event, so attendees for the dinner will be selected by lottery (see below).

Twitter handles: @Inflection @BayAreaGGD
Event hashtag: #InflectionGirlGeekDinner

Enter the lottery for a chance to
WIN a free ticket to Inflection Girl Geek Dinner!

- Deadline to enter the lottery is MIDNIGHT July 1st, 2015 -

Inflection Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Doors open, registration, drinks, dinner, and networking!

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Inflection Girl Geeks Dinner panel discussion!

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking!

Inflection Girl Geek Speakers!

Hamida HamzaHamida Hamza (Inflection Director of People)

Hamida leads People Operations team at Inflection with over six years of HR, recruiting & operations experience. She joined Inflection after graduating from Stanford University with a BA in International Relations and is passionate about cultivating a people-centered culture that promotes engagement, support and balance. She is Program Director at Namaste Foundation, a philanthropic organization started by Inflection’s founders. In her free time, Hamida enjoys traveling and doing Pilates reformer.

Tiffany FereydouniTiffany Fereydouni (Inflection Director of Product)

Tiffany is a Director of Product at Inflection. She leads a cross-functional team of developers, designers, content managers, brand ninjas, and QA leads, overseeing as well as Inflection’s product marketing channel. Tiffany also is co-founder of Women@Inflection, a community within the company focused on optimizing the working experience for women at Inflection. She joined Inflection in 2011 after graduating from Harvard with a degree in Economics. Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys RockSalt Pilates, adventuring around the Bay, and masterminding ways to anonymously inspire a delightful moment in another person’s day.

Marielle SmithMarielle Smith (Inflection Director of Recruiting)

Marielle leads recruiting at Inflection. During her career in talent acquisition, she’s built and led the recruiting function for businesses in the software, marketing technology & services, and entertainment industries, such as Apigee, Estalea and News Digital Media (Fox). After leaving an academic career path and before finding her passion in recruiting, Marielle explored the intersection of marketing and technology. She was an early participant in the internet economy in New York City in the mid-90s. She’s a graduate of UC Irvine and has a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard. As an engineering school dropout, Marielle takes every opportunity to encourage women to pursue technical career paths and to promote diversity in the workplace.

Avanti KetkarAvanti Ketkar (Inflection Lead Platform Engineer)

Avanti leads the platform engineering team at Inflection. She worked for several tech companies (Microsoft, Ingenio and before joining Inflection. At Inflection, Avanti and her team build platform (called STORM) features and functionalities focused on payments and analytics. Avanti co-founded Women@Inflection, now an integral part of Inflection’s culture. She’s passionate about building high-energy, productive teams as well as mentoring and supporting women in technology. If Avanti is not working, you will find her on a yoga mat or in her kitchen.

Julie PriceJulie Price (Inflection Director of Product)

Julie leads the website at Inflection, shepherding it in all aspects from ideas to product launches. She followed her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a Masters certificate in Business Analysis, transitioning her into the world of product. She has over 10 years of product management experience at emerging tech companies across a wide variety of industries including payments, big data, identity management, telecomm and music. Julie is passionate about building great products that delight end users. She defines product success as a healthy balance between agile methods and user-centric design, delivering business benefit with a focus on the end user experience.

Stephanie LeongStephanie Leong (Inflection Director of Partnerships)

Stephanie leads the Business Development and Strategic Partnership team focusing on revenue and growth for new and existing customer acquisition channels at Inflection. Prior to Inflection, Stephanie managed affiliate programs and channels and worked in partner marketing and analysis at and FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple, Inc. Outside of work, Stephanie’s interests include traveling, cooking, eating, outdoor activities, sharing her husband’s enthusiasm for cars, and spending time with her family.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #91: Sponsored by Accenture

10.06.2015 (10:31 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Accenture Girl Geek Dinner
Accenture and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners welcome you to an evening of delicious nom-noms, wine, tech talks, networking and more on Wednesday, June 17th (5:30 – 8:30pm) in San Francisco!

Come enjoy your Wednesday evening with some of the extraordinary, innovative women of the Accenture Technology Labs (ATL) and Accenture Analytics. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. This year it has been ranked in the “Top Companies for Women Technologists by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)”. Accenture Technology Labs, the dedicated technology research and development (R&D) organization within Accenture explores new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions.

Accenture Analytics delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. At this event you will hear from our panelists: a group of inspiring, go-getter executives from the company. The rest of the evening will be packed with tech talks, demos, tasty food, wine, networking and photo booth opportunities! There are only 125 seats available for this exciting event, so attendees will be selected by lottery.

Enter The Lottery For A Chance To
WIN A FREE Ticket To The Accenture Girl Geek Dinner!

- Deadline to enter the lottery is MIDNIGHT June 11th 2015 -

Accenture Geek Dinner Agenda:
5:30pm-6:15pm: Registration, Demos, Appetizers, Drinks, Networking & Photo Booth
6:15pm-7:00pm: Accenture Panel
7:00pm-8:30pm: Dinner, Demos, Photo Booth & Networking.

Accenture Geek Bios:

Mary Hamilton (Managing Director)
Mary leads the Silicon Valley Accenture Technology Labs and is also the Managing Director responsible for the Global Digital Experiences group. In this role, she leads a research and development agenda focused on emerging digital technology to address key business challenges of Accenture’s clients. Her multidisciplinary team creates differentiated technology concepts and solutions to drive Accenture’s growth and capabilities in new areas such as Digital Customer, Digital Workforce, and Digital Operations. These capabilities are based on new advances in experience-driven technologies including virtual/immersive/augmented reality, wearables, 3D printing, connected car, customer analytics and lifestyle services, social collaboration, gamification, and crowdsourcing. She received her SB degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


ChetnaSehgalChetna Sehgal (Managing Director)
Chetna is a San Francisco based Managing Director with Accenture. She leads Application Services for Accenture’s Pacific Communication, Media and High Tech Industry Group. Over the past nineteen years, Chetna has honed and leveraged her strong relationship management, sales and delivery skills. She has successfully expanded Accenture’s footprint and delivered business outcomes for Fortune 500 clients through complex global systems implementation initiatives. She has also taken clients through complicated transformation and M&A journeys. Chetna was an expat in India for over three years. She is a certified Diversity sponsor for Accenture. Chetna has an MBA from George Mason University and Negotiation certifications from Harvard. She serves on the Board of the American Red Cross, Silicon Valley Chapter.


VictoriaNovotnyVictoria Novotny (Managing Director)

Victoria has spent 17 years at Accenture focused on Client Delivery at Electronic & High Tech clients. She often finds herself at the cross-roads where large scale business transformation meets complex technology. Her expertise spans Order-to-Cash, Service & Sales business processes and custom, Oracle, SAP and technologies. Victoria is an active leader in activities provided by Accenture to grow herself and Accenture’s people including mentoring, recruiting and coaching in volunteer organizations. Victoria She holds a B.S.E in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #90: Sponsored by CA Technologies

26.05.2015 (9:39 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Marketo Girl Geek Dinner
Join CA Technologies and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, June 4th (5:30 – 8:30pm) for an evening of gnosh, wine, networking, and tech talks in Santa Clara!

Spend an evening with the trail-blazing women of CA Technologies: a company consistently named a ComputerWorld Magazine “Best Place to Work in IT”! At the event, you’ll hear world-renowned Stanford Lecturer Tim Chou wax poetic about the power of tech, learn about the game-changing work that CA is doing, and network with the valley’s most interesting girl geeks. There are only 150 seats for this wine country-themed event – so attendees will be selected by lottery.

Join your talented fellow girl geeks at CA’s offices at 3965 Freedom Circle, 5th floor, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

CA Technologies Geek Dinner Agenda:
5:30pm – 6:20pm Registration, Wine, Appetizers, Networking and Demos
6:30pm – 6:50pm Keynote speakers and panel
7:50pm – 8:30pm Breakout for Q&A and More Networking

CA Technologies Geek Bios:

Ann Mei Chang
Revathy Subramanian (Senior Vice President, Data Science)
Revathi is a recognized data science expert, a published author, and a named inventor on 40 existing and pending patents. At CA, Revathi has assembled a world-class team of data scientists to tackle various IT Management problems. In her role, she is responsible for creating the analytics vision for CA – and for developing products / extensions embedding advanced analytics. She is maniacally focused on uncovering business value and operational intelligence from the chaos of Big Data in areas like eCommerce, application performance management, infrastructure management, service virtualization, and project management.


Timothy ChouTimothy Chou (Lecturer, Stanford University)
Timothy Chou is widely acknowledged as a cloud computing pioneer, with a 25-year career that includes senior roles at Oracle Corporation and Tandem Computers. Currently Tim is active on the lecture circuit, on the Board of Directors at Blackbaud, acts as a consultant, investor, enterprise mentor, and actively contributes in several new cloud ventures. He has appeared in various publications including Forbes, Business Week, The Economist, and New York Times. He has also invested in a select group of companies focused on the next generation of books, a CAD application for cloud architects, and applications to personalize the Internet of Things. Tonight, you’ll hear Tim talk about one of his favorite topics – using tech to create a better, kinder, and richer world – by leveraging it to advance the human race.


Usha JUsha Jasty (Vice President of SaaS Support Delivery)
As Vice President of SaaS Support Delivery @ CA, Usha is responsible for enabling and executing an exceptional customer experience that is tailored to the unique needs of its SaaS customers. Usha joined CA in late 2013 to focus on facilitating collaboration across teams to ensure a desired outcomes with the SaaS experience. Her role has expanded to include responsibility for the SaaS Support team’s operational performance in achieving and exceeding expectations. Usha has a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science from APAU, India.



Stephanie DumbrellStephanie Dumbrell (Sr. Director, Software Engineering)
Stephanie’s current role spans the gamut from managing Agile development teams to developing strategies to ensuring customer success while helping teams stay focused and energized. She works closely with her teams in India and North America and very much enjoys learning about how different cultures come together to create great things. Throughout her career, Stephanie has held roles in Product Management, Services, Support, Engineering and Executive Management which has given her a lot of experience in how to navigate through interesting and varied challenges. She’s passionate about building great teams, supporting women in technology, mentoring and making a difference in the world. At home, she indulges in playing with her two German Shepherds (Cesare and Lucrezia), hanging out with her geek-developer Husband Dan and enjoying a good cocktail.


ShannonTShannon Thoke (Director, Presales )
Shannon Thoke is a Presales Director for CA specializing in Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). She has fifteen years’ experience in project management (waterfall and Agile), resource planning, portfolio management, and implementation of PPM to global customers. A veteran of CA Technologies, Shannon understands our business, “gets” the needs of Fortune 500 customers, and is a passionate advocate of client success. She has a BS from Boston College and a MBA from the Santa Clara University.



Jin ZhangJin Zhang (Sr. Director,CA Analytics)

Jin Zhang leads the product and design team for CA’s newly founded Analytics business unit. She joined CA recently after successfully launching Apigee to its IPO. Prior to that she was a Director at IBM, responsible for managing large Engineering teams as well as delivering 8-digit revenue. A frequent speaker at various technology conferences, Jin is passionate about diversity and mentoring, and volunteers at Palo Alto Lean In Circle. Her favorite technology space involves database, cloud, analytics, and mobile.