eBay Inc builds technologies that enable superior commerce experiences for individuals and businesses to buy and sell online. The company is proud to present that 42% women and 58% men bringing technologies that build the global economy.
Join eBay and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at eBay Town Hall (North Campus) San Jose, California to see first-hand how eBay’s technologies are guiding your commerce experience.
eBay Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:00 p.m. onwards – Registration
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Networking reception and technology demos
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Keynote and panel discussion
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. – Post-event reception
Twitter hashtag for the event: #eBayGirlGeekDinner
Twitter handles for the hosts: @eBay @BayAreaGGD
eBay Girl Geek Dinner Speaker Bios
Sri Shivananda, VP, Global Platform & Infrastructure
Keynote Topic: Technology driving Commerce at eBay
Product and technology leader with experience in large scale transaction platforms and web applications. A hands on leader with a passion for innovating on technologies, building effective teams and a focus on delivering competitively superior technology solutions to the business while growing people in the organization and creating high performance teams. Executive supporter of eWIT, ‘eBay’s Women in Technology’ group. Follow him on Twitter at @srishivananda.
eBay Girl Geek Dinner Panelist Bios
Supriya Gurjar, Technical Education Specialist, Learning and Knowledge
Supriya joined eBay Marketplaces two years ago in the newly formed Technical Training Team. She led many training projects as the program manager, notable among them the New Hire Program as well as soft skills programs to equip eBay’s brilliant engineers with the arsenal of public speaking and presentation skills. Recently, she transitioned into her new role as the Owner of the Talent Development track as well as Product Management Training track for eBay Marketplaces. In her former career, Supriya served the Indian Air Force (IAF) for ten years and retired as a Squadron Leader. As an IAF Transport Pilot, she holds the record of being the first IAF woman pilot to captain an aircraft to the highest airfield in India. When not working, you can find her cultivating a variety of interests such as aviation, volunteering, languages, and as a certified group fitness instructor teaching spinning, circuit training, Bombay Jam ®, and step aerobics at Bay Area gyms. Follow her on Twitter at @sugurjar.
Namrata Mummaneni, Director of Quality, Commerce Experience
Namrata is a senior leader with over 16+ years of experience and proven track record for successfully leading, building and managing talented Quality Engineering teams. She joined eBay’s Mobile team in 2009 as the first QE leader and built the team, processes & products from scratch and helped in transforming eBay mobile into the largest m-commerce player. Currently, Namrata is responsible for Quality Engineering in Commerce Experience for Mobile Web, Payments, Ads and Monetization and Native apps feature integration team. She is passionate about quality, mentoring & Women in Technology and loves to catch up on Bollywood movies in her spare time.
Manju Thomas, Director, UI Engineering
Manju is a seasoned application engineering leader with over 14+ years of experience in the ecommerce industry. Manju is leading the Marketing consumer and Growth application engineering team at PayPal, delivering world class products that drive major business KPI through engineering leadership. Focused on building a really strong application engineering team moving global marketing and product applications to node.js with an adaptive/ Responsive design strategy. For 14 years, Manju has focused on Application engineering: creating products in Web consumer sites and applications and building high-performing user interface engineering teams integrating business requirements with best technology and processes.
Mausami Dave-Shah, MTS 1, User Interface Engineer
Mausami joined PayPal as a prototyper and quickly grew into leading the front end on engineering teams for consumer onboarding, the latest redesigns of the account overview and most recently, Global Marketing. Over the last three and a half years at PayPal, she has been a part of a design and engineering revolution, motivating her engineering teams to work closely with Design and Product in lean cycles to bring beautiful experiences to life. She is passionate about Craftsmanship, mentoring team members to up their skill levels, bridging the gap between Design and Technology and creating awesome Experiences. She is also an alpha mom to two Siberian Husky rescues, soon-to-be mom to a beautiful baby girl, loves going on hikes with her huskies and traveling around the world.
Aruna Susarla, MTS Architect
Aruna is a Senior Architect at PayPal with over 15 years of industry experience. She is currently one of the lead Architects in the retail engineering team and is responsible for building scalable, high performance innovative solutions that PayPal can deploy at mobile as well as traditional Point of Sale systems. Aruna cares deeply about performance and reliability and has been striving to redefine payment experience that delights customer and also make sense for our bottom line. She loves hiking and running and recently finished her first half marathon.
Snezana Sahter, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Architect
Snezana joined eBay in July 2004 as an engineer and over the span of decade has grown into marketplaces architect role. She has led and been major contributor to complex business critical initiatives, including the feedback system re-design, seller standards, identity verification and entity resolution, to name a few. Besides working on solutions for eBay Trust business domains, she is also part of the Commerce OS team co-authoring standards for designing and building API and services. Born and educated in Serbia, she is now accustomed to living in the Bay area appreciating multi-cultural diversity while passing some of the Serbian heritage to her two kids.
Every company has a strategic vision, a brand and a purpose, and whatever we do in our roles ultimately impacts this brand and the vision. Whatever be our roles, expertise, team sizes or experiences, each of us can do our part to align with this vision and bring it to live within our own scope of work. Our panel discussion will focus on important traits, skillsets, and networks that you as a professional should develop to demonstrate ‘impact’ through your role in the organization. Eventually, you should feel proud of the product and the brand that you created. Your passion would influence others to follow suit and join you in your vision!