Women In Tech East Coast 2020
28-29 November 2018RAI, Amsterdam
Assistant General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer @ Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ
Boston Steering Committee @ 2020 Women on Boards
Senior Product Manager @ Interactions LLC
Chief Compliance Officer @ Samsung Electronics America
Senior Vice President, Product Management @ Mastercard
Vice President, Engineering @ Shutterstock
Global Vice President for R&D @ AstraZeneca
Chief People Officer @ TripAdvisor
Vice President @ Oracle
CEO @ Purepoint International
Carrie Parikh serves as the State’s first Chief Privacy Officer. She is responsible for setting up and administering New Jersey’s first privacy program. Prior to this, she was Vice President, Legal at Wyndham Hotel Group. In this role, Carrie provided vision, leadership, and direction to attorneys, paralegals and privacy professionals, and worked closely with executive leadership Prior to her position as VP, Carrie was Senior Counsel, Lead Global Privacy and Data Security where she managed the company’s global privacy and data security program. Before joining Wyndham, Carrie was a Claims Manager for Technology, Media and Business Services claims at Beazley where she handled complex E&O claims in the tech and media world as well as privacy and health care breaches. Carrie began her legal career as associate at Manfredi & Associates, a small law firm in Hoboken where she practiced housing law representing many of New Jersey’s Public Housing Authorities. After a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Esther Salas (D.N.J.), she spent six years at DLA Piper, a large New York City law firm, where she focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on insurance and securities law. Carrie received her B.A. from Syracuse University and J.D. from Rutgers University-Newark. She regularly speaks across the US on privacy and data security topics. She has been featured in Modern Counsel Magazine and received several honors and awards as a lawyer and privacy professional.
3DEXPERIENCE Platform Business Development Executive @ Dassault Systèmes
Rekha Kamat is focused on strategic business development for 3DEXPERIENCE platform at Dassault Systèmes and works on digital transformation initiatives.
She comes from a deep technical background with Industry R&D team and prior to that with the customer success organization. Her interests include data science, security and digitalization initiatives that drive business transformation.
Rekha holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. She has additional qualifications in Artificial Intelligence from MIT Sloan, Leadership and Management from Harvard University and Boston University.
Recognized by Boston Business Journal as 40 Under 40 Honoree and by Women’s Forum for Economy and Society as Outstanding Global Rising Talent, Rekha was the Graduate Commencement alumni speaker at Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Science.
Rekha is a passionate advocate for women in technology. She leads the North America Women’s
Initiative (WIN NAM) at Dassault Systèmes, is a STEM Ambassador and serves on the 2020 Women on Boards Boston Steering Committee.
Dr. Lisa Michaud is a Senior Product Manager at Interactions, where she works with the Intelligent Virtual Assistant platform. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of Natural Language Processing, she has established herself as a thought leader in conversational AI technology and best practices. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and has been published in multiple international journals, workshops, and conferences in the fields of user-adaptive interaction and Computational Linguistics.
Janice Innis-Thompson is the Chief Compliance Officer for Samsung Electronics America, a role she took on in April 2017. For approximately eight months prior to joining Samsung, Janice worked as a Senior Advisor for Compliance Strategies, a leading consulting firm specializing exclusively in compliance, ethics, risk and governance practices. Until June of 2016, Janice was the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for TIAA, a role she served in for nine and a half years. Ms. Innis-Thompson oversaw and managed TIAA’s enterprise wide compliance and ethics program. She led a team of compliance professionals who transformed TIAA’s Compliance Program from an Insurance-centric program to a multi-regulated program driven by the Federal Reserve Bank. She also created TIAA’s Ethics program, which won Ethisphere’s Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ranking TIAA as one of the most Ethical Companies in the World.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Marilyn McDonald is a product management maven. Her experience runs the gamut, from building simple and elegant customer experiences to defining scalable and decoupled platform products. She has been a leading voice and change agent in the evolution of a number of Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise is in increasing business agility, understanding and solving pain points in iterative cycles. At Mastercard, she heads the Product Management and Design/UX teams for the Digital, Marketing Business Services and Loyalty teams.
Prior to Mastercard, Marilyn worked at Amazon, Expedia and Citi. Most recently, she served as the senior director of product design and technical program management at StubHub. She was instrumental in rebuilding StubHub’s program management teams and Establishing Lean UX, Design Thinking and experimentation practices as the "ways of working" in Product and Design moving the company from a build and validate culture to rapid prototyping and experimentation. Marilyn holds a B.A. from Northern Arizona University and is a certified Scrum Product Owner.
Marilyn is an advocate of diversity and inclusion in technology. She has founded numerous corporate women’s programs including Women@Amazon and Circles programs at both Amazon and Citi. Marilyn is also a veteran participant of the Grace Hopper Celebration, a conference geared towards women in tech.
Rashi is a Vice President of Engineering at Shutterstock where she oversees the front end E-commerce, Platform and Mobile engineering teams. Since joining Shutterstock in 2016, Rashi helped lead three teams through a technology transformation, all the while managing day-to-day operations of delivering a quality product to customers. Rashi is passionate about managing teams of engineers to deliver above expectations everyday and building resiliency into all initiatives.
Rashi earned a master’s degree in Information Technology and Management at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Upon graduation, she worked at Orbitz in Chicago for seven years—before moving to New York City.
As Global Vice President for R&D IT at AstraZeneca, Anna Asberg is responsible for the pharmaceutical company’s scientific and platforms and transforming its technology capability. The large and growing teams of engineers specializing in AI and Digital Health play an increasingly important role in making AZ’s Science a clear competitive advantage.
Anna partners with the R&D leadership teams to focus technology resources on enabling a step-change in R&D performance, to develop HCP and patient-centric solutions, and to simplify processes and tools. She is responsible for accelerating the integration of the next wave of innovative technologies and agility while maintaining compliance and quality across R&D systems.
Previously, Anna was Global VP for Operations - Digital and IT. established the Digital Transformation strategy, Factory of the Future, alongside forming and owning large Transformation projects such as SAP consolidation, digital uplift and insourcing IT to Global Technology Centers in India and Mexico. Prior to that, Anna worked in different roles across Commercial and Finance, in both Europe and the US.
Beth is responsible for leading TripAdvisor's global human resources organization, a role she has held since September 2015. Previously, Beth was at Nuance Communications, a global provider of speech and imaging solutions, where she served as the senior vice president of human resources. Prior to Nuance, Grous spent three years at Sanofi Corporation, a global healthcare organization, where she was the vice president of human resources. Beth also held a number of roles at Genzyme Corporation for nine years, including vice president of human resources, before it was acquired by Sanofi. Earlier on, Grous held human resources leadership positions at Perot Systems Healthcare Services, Reebok International, Aramark Educational Services and Federated Department Stores. Grous holds a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University.
Beth's favorite travel destination is Maui, Hawaii.
Tamara Greenspan is the Area Vice President for Defense Business Applications. She is responsible for a team of account executives that deliver software solutions for complex business problems to the Department of Defense. The team assists the DoD with their digital transformation to realize greater business value through the adoption of the Oracle Cloud in areas including ERP, SCM, EPM, HCM and CX.
Ms. Greenspan joined Oracle in 1989 and has held various positions within the DoD, Public Sector Business Unit. She has been in her current role for fourteen (14) years. She has received numerous performance awards for achievement, including Oracle’s prestigious Leadership 2000 award chosen by her peers for sustained superior management and leadership success. She is the Community Leader for the Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL) organization for the DC area. She was awarded the 2014 Oracle Woman’s leadership award. This award recognizes exemplary leaders who significantly contribute to Oracle’s business results, model Oracle’s leadership attributes, and demonstrate support of OWL’s global mission.
Ms. Greenspan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. She resides with her husband, Scott, and their three children in Maryland. Tamara enjoys spending her free time with her family and helping those in need. Tamara and her husband started a charity, KINDH (Kids In Need During Holidays), which helps low income families by providing them gifts and food at the holidays.
Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International helping people and companies to be safe by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. PurePoint is the security company of choice for innovative and forward thinking businesses globally and is the winner of the JCI Philippines-New York ICON of IMPACT Award for International Affairs and Women's Security for their creative and pioneering approach to security. PurePoint International provides cyber security consulting and training for financials services, insurance and other middle market global companies with $150-$500M in revenue. Jessica speaks internationally on cybersecurity and innovation, and is on the board of both for profit, and non profit, technology and security organizations.
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