Bengaluru, India, October 23, 2019 — AnitaB.org India, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology, announced its speaker lineup today for the 10th Anniversary of Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI). GHCI is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM India.
GHCI is Asia’s largest technical conference for women technologists. The Celebration will be held from November 6-8, 2019, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). A record 5,376 women technologists from the across the world attended GHCI in 2018.
To register, please go to: https://GHCIndia.AnitaB.org/2019-attend/
“2019 is a landmark year for Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI), as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Celebration and the achievements and future of women in technology,” said Maggie Inbamuthiah, Managing Director for AnitaB.org India. “GHCI will continue to support and inspire women technologists to break boundaries and transform the world of technology. “Over the years, GHCI has played a significant role in raising the profile of all women in technology, encouraging young women to consider careers in tech, giving companies the venue to showcase their diversity, equity, and inclusion credentials, and serving as a resource to recruit for diversity,” added Maggie.
“We are delighted to be back in Bangalore for the 10th Anniversary of GHCI,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. “Bangalore hosts our second largest event and it’s inspiring to see this community come together to continue the movement to reach global 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025. GHCI will celebrate the wealth of talent here in the region and showcase the incredible and innovative female technologists present in this community.”
GHCI 19 highlights include sessions on the latest technologies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Agile and DevOps, High Performance Computing, Emerging Technologies, Design and Product Evolution, Tech Workshops, Hardware and Internet Of Things (IoT), and Tech for Social Impact. Confirmed speakers include:
- Keynote: Padmasree Warrior, CEO, Fable
- Keynote: Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM
- Keynote: Beena Ammanath, Founder, Humans for AI
- Suparna Bhattacharya, Distinguished Technologist, HPE
- Debra Danielson, CTO, Digital Guardian
- MS Deepika Lohia, Director, NITI Ayog
- Reena Dayal, Head, Garage India Microsoft; Founding member, Quantum Computing sig in IEEE
- Sharad Sharma, Co-foudner, iSpirit; Member, SEBI Fin Reg committee; RBI high level task force, Public Credit Registry
- Prof. Arun Kumar Pati, JC Bose National Fellow 2019; Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Science
This year, GHCI 19 is also collaborating with IEEE to publish original research in computing.
Attendees at GHCI 19 can also look forward to the Career Fair (exclusively for women in technology), Poster Session, Speed Mentoring, TechTalks, and Expert Meetups. A huge attraction at GHCI 19 will be the Tech Expo, which will showcase some of the latest technology products and solutions from the world of startups and large organizations. For more information, please visit https://GHCIndia.AnitaB.org.
About Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI)
Grace Hopper Celebration India, organized by AnitaB.org, is Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists. AnitaB.org has been successfully organizing Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) since 2010, witnessing a significant growth year-over-year.
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire and guide women in technology and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg, founded a digital community for women in technology. Today, our reach extends to more than 80 countries and we partner with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs.
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