The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 2016 is a conference for the community of women in technology by the community. Our dedicated volunteers demonstrate a passion for the mission of AnitaB.org and share our goal of making GHCI, a tremendous success. GHCI Advisory Committee, Committee Chairs and Members contribute their time, skills and expertise by serving on various committees in the months leading up to the conference starting February 2016 and during GHCI itself. They work on the end-to-end planning, reviewing and implementation of the program content for the conference.

GHCI 2016 Leadership:

Program Chairs

Chitra Gurjar, Independent Consultant
Nivedita Aggarwal, CA Technologies
Smitha Lahiri, Independent Consultant

Technical Track: Data Science and Machine Learning
Advisory Committee – Arathi Deo, Amazon
Advisory Committee – Geetha Manjunath, Xerox
Chair – Hima Patel, Shell
Chair – Neeta Pande, Xerox
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Technical Track: Emerging Technologies
Advisory Committee – Keerthana Srinivasan, Probe Information Services
Advisory Committee – Sheila Anand, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
Chair – Prerana Nayak, Microsoft
Chair – Roopa Dharmapuri, CA Technologies
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Technical Track: Human Computer Interaction
Advisory Committee – Geetha Manjunath, Xerox
Advisory Committee – Rashmi Mohan, Independent Consultant
Chair – Nimisha Mukherjee, Red Hat
Chair – Nimmi Rangaswamy , Xerox
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Technical Track: Open Source
Advisory Committee – Nivedita Aggarwal, CA
Advisory Committee – Swetha Sivaram, IBM
Chair – Manidipa Mitra, ValueLabs
Chair – Pragati Rai, Deutsche Bank
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Technical Track: Products A to Z
Advisory Committee – Chitra Gurjar, Independent Consultant
Advisory Committee – Swetha Sivaram, IBM
Chair – Anupama Kumblekere, Intel
Chair – Supriya Deshmukh, Intuit
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Technical Track: Systems Engineering (Software and Hardware)
Advisory Committee – Sasi Tadipalli, Microsoft
Chair – Nandini De, Veritas
Chair – Preethi Pollepalli, IBM
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Track: Back to Work
Advisory Committee – Keerthana Srinivasan, Probe Information Services
Advisory Committee – Smitha Lahiri, Independent Consultant
Chair – Latha Uttam, Dell
Chair – Shruti Satsangi, Independent Consultant
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Track: Campus to Corporate
Advisory Committee – Pallavi Srinivasa, Cisco
Chair – Shwetha Lakshman Rao, VMware
Chair – Geetha Prakash, Intel
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Track: Career Mastery for Success
Advisory Committee – Cynthia Srinivas, Intuit
Advisory Committee – Vinutha Shantiraj, Tektronix
Chair – Mira Davda Aroda, Symantec
Chair – Zainab Hyderi, Independent Consultant
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Track: Entrepreneurship
Advisory Committee – Nalini Krishnan, TCS
Advisory Committee – Rashmi Mohan, Independent Consultant
Chair – Param Nagpal, Intel
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Track: Management Excellence 
Advisory Committee – Nalini Krishnan, TCS
Advisory Committee – Smitha Lahiri, Independent Consultant
Chair – Mamatha Kolpe, EdgeVerve
Chair – Vasudha Varma, Independent Consultant
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Track: Organizational Transformation
Advisory Committee – Chitra Gurjar, Independent Consultant
Advisory Committee – Smitha Lahiri, Independent Consultant
Chair – Pradnya Kulkarni, UBS
Chair – Shreya Chaudhary, NetApp
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Poster Session 
Advisory Committee – Nivedita Aggarwal, CA
Chair – Dhiviya KR, IBM
Chair – Kanika Jain, PayPal
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Student Scholarship & Career Fair
Advisory Committee – Pallavi Srinivasa, Cisco
Chair – Geetha Prakash, Intel
Chair – Shwetha Lakshman Rao, VMware
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GHCI Logistics and Event Co-ordination
Kritika Murugesan, Intuit

Convene Mobile App
Committee Member: Himabindu Goteti, Thomson Reuters

GHCI 2016 Operations
Advisory Committee – Maggie Inbamuthiah, Employee Experts
Advisory Committee – Pramila Padmanabhan
Advisory Committee – Sripriya Govindarajan, Philips