#GHCI15 Conference Overview

The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 2015 is a three-day conference focusing on the research and career interests of women in computing and technology.  The conference includes presentations, panels, leadership speaker sessions, professional development activities, Student Career Fair, a Hands on Lab and much more. Find out what each day has to offer below.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (1:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
Venue: White Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore

  • Event Registrations
  • Welcome and Presentation
  • Keynote 1: Kimberly S. Stevenson, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intel Corporation
  • Keynote 2: Roopa Kudva, Partner of Omidyar Network and Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors
  • CXO Panel: Panelists – Dinesh Malkani (President, Cisco India and SAARC), Manish Gupta (Vice President, Xerox Corporation and Director, Xerox Research Centre India), Rekha M Menon (Chairman, Accenture India), Sandhya Vasudevan (Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Bank Group in India), Sushma Rajagopalan, (Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, ITC Infotech) and moderator – Dr. Gopichand Katragadda (Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head, Tata Sons)
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  • Entertainment and celebration dinner

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Venue: Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur, Bangalore

  • Technical Tracks: GHCI Tracks include sessions on the latest technology in Made in India, Emerging Technologies, Systems Engineering (Software & Hardware), Data Science and Machine Learning
  • iConnect Sessions: learn and listen to senior women in technology, who are shaping the innovations in our world
  • Poster Session: the presenters will do an informal discussion on their research or technology exploration
  • Student Career Fair: a great opportunity to discover and apply for jobs and internship opportunities with leading technology organizations
  • The Technical Executive Forum (by invite only): a key program that provides senior business leaders a forum to network, share experiences and drive action in creating company cultures that sustain diversity for innovation
  • Hands on Lab: a real experience of the latest technology with live demos and one-on-one interactions with tech experts
  • Finale of Tech for Good 2015 Hackathon: the top finalists selected from the first round, will present their applications and the winner will be announced

Friday, December 4, 2015 (9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Venue: Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur, Bangalore

  • Management Track: Career development sessions and workshops to guide and inspire women technologists on skills and strategies that define top-quality managers
  • Soft Skills Track: sessions on soft and complex people skills required at today’s workplaces across all job levels
  • Entrepreneurship Track: for business owners, employees and those considering to start their own venture
  • Back to Work Program: for women who have taken a break from their corporate career
  •  Early Career Track: that will focus on women in technology, who are just beginning their foray into the corporate world
  • Student Career Fair 
  • Hands on Lab 
  • Women Entrepreneur Quest 2015: showcase and award presentation of the the popular business plan contest for women-led startups in technology from across India