APAC Track: WITI 27th Annual Virtual Summit 2021

Jun 23, 2021 05:30 PM - Jun 24, 2021 08:30 PM (Asia/Kolkata)

Overview

We are delighted to bring a dedicated APAC focus to WITI’s 27th Annual Summit, with the theme of Stories of Resilience.

The pandemic has helped us discover new ways of living, working, and thriving. We were presented with sheer uncertainty that rattled us and subjected us to long periods of strife. As we continue to cope with the pandemic, we wish to uncover stories of resilience by exploring the challenges, struggles, and overcoming that make people who they are and the organisations what they are.

With personal narratives that inspire confidence and an honest examination into how we can leverage resilience, we hope to foster dialog on:

  • Well Being and Empathetic Leadership

  • Disruptive and Emerging Technologies

  • Digital Education and Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainability and Social Impact

  • Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging

By shining the spotlight onto the stories of those who navigated complexities and emerged victorious, lets unite as a collective to learn and thrive together.

To know more visit our website.

Schedule

Jun 23, 2021

05:30 PM

Keynote Session

By special distinguished guest

06:00 PM

[CXO Roundtable] The Future of Women in Tech in APAC: Shifting from Awareness to Action

Where are we now with women in tech in APAC, and where can we go from here? In this CXO roundtable, we dive into what having real representation means - the obstacles that still plague women in tech, and the interventions can be applied so we may chart better paths for the future. As the panelists share their own experiences and observations, we ponder: what should we do now to shift from awareness to action?

Arya Murali

Dr. Rohini Srivathsa

06:40 PM

[Fireside Chat] Tapping into your Purpose with Divya Gokulnath

In this fireside chat with the co-founder of the world’s fastest growing ed-tech startup Byju’s, we look at how you can find your purpose and align your work with it. How do you define success in your own terms, and how do you set the goals to reach there? What does it take to align execution with strategy? And as you build out your empire, how do you separate your brand identity from your own?

Jun 24, 2021

05:30 PM

Keynote Session

By special distinguished guest

06:00 PM

[Roundtable] Empathy in the face of Uncertainty

As we collectively observe the turbulence brought about by the pandemic, how can leaders help people get back on their feet following this crisis? We explore how leaders at all levels can walk the tightrope between employee well-being and business continuity through empathetic leadership, by implementing policies and practices that are rooted in compassion and resilience.

06:45 PM

[Panel Discussion] Reimagining Technology in 2021

Join us as we discover what it takes to reimagine technology - what does the future hold, and where do we start? How are various industries adopting innovation and fostering creativity to bring about a technological revolution? In the face of rapidly changing and disruptive technology, learn about what you’ll need to polish the tools in your arsenal to be at the forefront of this metamorphosis. Where do you find your place in the future of tech?

You will hear from

Dr. Rohini Srivathsa

Dr. Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer...

Dr. Rohini Srivathsa is the National Technology Officer at Microsoft India. In her role, she is responsible for driving innovation and growth through ‘tech-intensity’ – across customers and part...

Sumedha Limaye

Sumedha Limaye

General Manager of Xeon Net...

Sumedha did her Electronics & Communication Engineering from IIT-Roorkee and has 27+ years of Industry experience working across companies like Intel, Texas Instruments, CMC & ST.

She is...

Gargi Dasgupta

Gargi Dasgupta

Director IBM Research, Indi...

Gargi B. Dasgupta is the Director for IBM Research in India and the CTO for IBM India/South Asia. In her role as Director, Gargi is responsible for establishing and executing the technical agend...

Dr. Aditi Banerjee

Dr. Aditi Banerjee

Managing Director at Accenture

Aditi Banerjee is Managing Director at Accenture. Previously, she was Vice President of IoT business at HCL, responsible for Global Business Development in HCL America across Lifesciences, Healt...

Rituparna Mandal

Rituparna Mandal

General Manager - MEDIATEK ...

Rituparna Mandal is the General Manager of MediaTek Bangalore. In addition, she is the Director of the Advanced Technology team where she is responsible for foundation IP and advanced CPU design...

Annie Mathew

Annie Mathew

Director Developer Relation...

Annie Mathew, Head of Developer Relations at Microsoft APAC,  has deep expertise in ecosystem building, strategic partnerships, and solution portfolios on emerging technologies. She has var...

Mala Bhat

Mala Bhat

Director, Software Engineer...

Mala Bhat is the Director of Software Engineering at Dell, where she has been heading numerous key initiatives and programs. An Electronics & Communication Engineer with an MBA in Sales & Market...

Sindhu Gangadharan

Sindhu Gangadharan

Senior Vice President and M...

Sindhu Gangadharan holds dual responsibilities at SAP. As a Senior Vice President, she leads the SAP User Enablement unit which provides a consistent, intelligent, and personalized enablement fo...

Shivani Reddy Nigudagi

Shivani Reddy Nigudagi

HR Business Partner Manager...

With over 13 years of experience in Human Resource function, Shivani Reddy Nigudagi is a results-focused leader who is dedicated to designing and delivering end-to-end HR solutions that help bus...

H M Roopashree

H M Roopashree

Global Director, Foundation...

Roopashree is Global Director for Foundation IP & EDA at Texas Instruments (TI),  a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, tests, and sells analog and embedded processing ...

Rucha Nanavati

Rucha Nanavati

Chief Information Officer a...

Rucha has recently joined Mahindra Group as the Chief Information Officer. She is a strong leader with demonstrated global experience in enabling business strategies through technology solutions...

Dr. Elizabeth Xu

Dr. Elizabeth Xu

Board Member at Tanoshi

Dr. Elizabeth Xu, is a seasoned business and technical leader with over 20 years of experience in developing, deploying, and supporting software-as-a-service, big data, and mobile enterprise sof...

Shehara Viswanathan

Shehara Viswanathan

Lead Consultant, Advisory -...

Shehara is a technology thought leader and industry specialist who has over 18 years of experience in business-driven digital solutions, with a strong focus on cloud and applications.  She ...

K. K. Shailaja

K. K. Shailaja

Minister for Health and Fam...

K. K. Shailaja is the former Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala. Shailaja Teacher, as she is fondly known, served for 23 years as a teacher, before she took voluntary r...

Dr. Tessy Thomas

Dr. Tessy Thomas

Scientist at DRDO

Known as the ‘missile woman’ of India, Tessy Thomas is a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). She served as the Project Director for the Agni IV and V missiles,...

Mehul Smriti Raje

Mehul Smriti Raje

Software Engineer at Google

Mehul Smriti Raje is a Backend Engineer at Google and a Brain-Computer Interaction researcher, having previously held research positions at MIT Media Lab and Spotify. She was also awarded the AB...

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairperson and Chief Execu...

Arundhati Bhattacharya is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer for Salesforce, India. In her role, Arundhati oversees the growth strategy of the company and plays an integral role in defi...

Naiyya Saggi

Naiyya Saggi

CEO & Founder of BabyChakra

Naiyya Saggi is the CEO & Founder of BabyChakra, India’s largest platform for maternity and childcare. BabyChakra is part of the NITI Ayog's Committee on Maternal and Child Health. They are part...

Liyana Sahir

Liyana Sahir

Director of Operations at W...

Liyana is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate who has been working towards levelling the playing field for the marginalized in tech for the past 4 years. During her undergrad, she champion...

Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan

Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan

Technical Program Manager a...

Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan is a Technical Program Manager at Google where she works with the Payments Merchant India team. She is a TEDx Speaker, a Data Science Enthusiast, and a Diversity and Inc...

Sukriti Paul

Sukriti Paul

Genome Data Scientist at No...

Sukriti has a deep-rooted passion for anything Data Science, and its intersection with the Healthcare sector. She’s currently working with NonExomics, a Boston-based genomics startup sprouting f...

Marti Evans

Marti Evans

Managing Director of Strate...

Marti Evans, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at Women in Technology International (WITI), is an innovative technology executive grounded as an Industry 4.0 Digitization and Operation...

Master of Ceremonies

Arya Murali

Arya Murali

Vice President, WITI India

Arya Murali cares deeply about education, inclusion, and entrepreneurship and presently serves as the VP, India at Women in Technology International, a 30 year old pioneer in empowering women in...

About WITI

WITI was founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, and has grown to become the premier global organization for helping tech-savvy women attain their professional goals, using technology, resources, and connections. WITI has held an Annual Summit since 1995 – but of course with COVID, our traditional in-person gathering has become virtual, and now held twice a year.

WITI’s mission is to empower innovators, inspire future generations, and build inclusive cultures. And at WITI Summits, women from around the world converge to

  • collaborate on innovative solutions to common problems,

  • explore new opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change, and

  • build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed.


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