October 24-25 2019, Boston Convention Center, MA
28-29 November 2018RAI, Amsterdam
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Data and Privacy Officer @ New Jersey Office of Information Technology
Boston Steering Committee @ 2020 Women on Boards
Dr. Lisa Michaud
Senior Product Manager @ Interactions LLC
Vice President, Engineering @ Shutterstock
Vice President @ Oracle
CEO @ Purepoint International
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens
CEO @ IOActive
Founder & CEO @ TechGirlz
Head of Data Strategy and Governance @ Stae
Founder & CTO @ FlyTechnista
Managing Director - Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure @ Accenture
Technical Account Manager @ Google
Managing Partner @ Mendoza Ventures
Head of Strategy @ Foursquare
IT Program Director @ Ally Financial
SVP People Innovation @ Arkadium
Senior Software Engineer @ Synopsys
Senior Manager, Marketing & PR @ PTW
Head of Strategy @ Majestyk Apps
CEO @ FairFrame
Head of Digital Products @ ICMA
President and CEO @ PamTen
Senior Product Manager @ CallRail
Project Lead - Stow Protocol @ ConsenSys
Managing Director @ Disability Solutions
Head of Product @ Automation Anywhere
Senior Software Engineer @ Soroco
Global Manager of Diversity & Inclusion @ Akamai
Nicole Marie Ann Eickhoff
Data Scientist @ ScienceLogic
Executive Director @ Qlik.org
Senior Manager of US Regulatory Technology @ Scotiabank
Dom Cunningham, MBA
Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence & Analytics @ Avanade
Senior Product Manager @ HubSpot
Technology Executive & Fellow, Advanced Leadership @ Harvard University
Chief Information Security Officer @ Altisource
Senior It Advisor & Project Manager @ State of Vermont
Head of User Experience @ LogMeIn
Carrie Parikh is Chief Operating Officer at the New Jersey Office of Information Technology. She also 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.
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.
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.
As its CEO, Jennifer Steffens spearheads all aspects of IOActive’s global business operations and drives the company’s strategic vision. Jennifer brings a wealth of industry and business experience to the company, having been an early member of several successful startups.
Recognized as one of the top leaders in information security, Jennifer is an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum, the Information Security Systems Association and the Open Web Application Security Project. Lauded by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Information Security Magazine, and many more, she received SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership Award for Top Management in 2017 and CV Magazine’s IT Security CEO of the Year 2018. She serves as a judge for the TechTrailblazers and DUO Women in Security awards and is a frequent speaker at events around the world.
Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions at ground breaking companies such as Sourcefire and NFR Security. Prior to joining IOActive, Jennifer came to Seattle to help startup GraniteEdge reinvent itself. While there, she led initiatives to restructure the company and developed a product strategy that ultimately led to a successful acquisition.
Tracey is a sought after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based software development firm Chariot Solutions, founder of the Women In Tech Summit series, and founder and CEO of TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring middle school age girls to consider careers in technology. Tracey led TechGirlz’ acquisition by CompTIA’s tech workforce charity Creating IT Futures in 2019 to enable accelerated growth and expansion. Tracey continues to lead the non-profit both strategically and operationally as it aims to reach 20,000 girls by 2020.
Samantha Wu is the Data Policy Product Manager at Stae. While working with the U.S. Department of the Treasury as they transitioned from paper checks to prepaid cards for benefit payments, she saw the gap between technologists and public officials responsible for service delivery. In her graduate urban policy studies, she researched the intersection between technology, data, policy, and implementation. She is now focused on how to translate that research for city and state officials working with technology service providers.
She is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, a mobile app which provides women and girls with direct access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology; the Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), entrepreneurship, and makers; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016; the Founder & Managing Partner at FemX Ventures, a private fund and launchpad for female founders; and author of ebook “Learn, Lead, Launch: A FlyTehnista’s Guide to Tech FLY & Hustle FLY”.
In 2018 she was named 50 Most Influential Women Entrepreneurs in New York City, by My Boss Tribe. In 2017 she was an honoree and recipient of an ACT4 Award, recognized for her achievements in technology and advocacy for diversity; a Finalist for Code/Interactive: Diversity in Tech Awards; listed on MIC’s 1,000 Women in Tech and Science Speakers; and named Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017 by Innov8tiv Magazine. In 2016 she was recognized as a Changemaker for Innovation & Entrepreneurship by the United State of Women.
As an international keynote speaker, she has spoken at events such as The White House, United Nations General Assembly, Anita Borg/Grace Hopper, SXSW Edu, Google Women Techmakers, DevTO, Wellesley College; as well as several conferences, corporate and community events; and has been featured on television, radio, and in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fox News, Black Enterprise, Cheddar TV, CNN, CBS Radio, Salon, Good Day New York, WeRule, Bustle, BOLD, SWAAY, and more.
With over 15 years’ experience in digital transformation and cloud optimization, Rahnold “Rah” Thomas is a managing director in Accenture Technology, based in the company’s New York office
In addition to his work delivering for clients, Rah also serves as the North America diversity lead for Accenture Technology, as well as the national co-lead for the company’s African American Employee Resource Group.
He is a fierce advocate for diversity in business and openly shares his personal story in multiple publications, emphasizing the importance of authenticity – for example, the freedom to wear your natural hair at work – bold leadership and the critical need for mentors and sponsors.
Most recently, Rah was the featured speaker for Black Entertainment’s: Black Men XCEL Conference, and recently hosted Accenture’s 2019 Celebration of MLK Day at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Rah has spent the past 20 years growing his roots in Harlem and the Bronx where he lives with his two sons, Jediah and Rahziel, and daughter Zahnai.
Senofer Mendoza is a founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures, a Boston based pre-seed Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity venture capital firm. After having a career in enterprise sales and hospitality design, she began Mendoza Ventures to address the growing funding gap in the pre-seed investment stage. The firm was launched in January of 2016 and proved out the investment thesis with a series of investments in the Cybersecurity, AI, and Fintech space.
She is a published author, innovator, and thought leader in the technology, startup, and VC space with a passion for equity and diversity.
Catherine Jardines (PMP, CSM) is an IT Program Director at Ally Financial. She has eight years of Agile experience within the financial services and federal government sectors in various roles, including IT Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Tester and Project/Program/Portfolio management. She has leveraged and implemented approaches across Scrum, Scrumban, and Lean. Catherine’s mindset is servant-leader, with a focus on iteration, partnership, and collaboration. She is based in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and nine year old Border Collie/Lab mix and holds a B.A. in International Relations from American University and a M.P.S. in Technology Management from Georgetown University.
Vivian Lee is SVP of People Innovation at Arkadium, a global tech company with offices in New York and Russia. Having previously worked in an eclectic mix of industries -- from investment banking, to non-profits to tech -- she brings a unique perspective to organizational management. She’s committed to creating innovative ways to engage employees and establish an environment that empowers employees to do their best work.
Vivian has spearheaded several new initiatives since joining Arkadium in 2016. To name a few: the rollout of a self-directed learning budget provided annually to every employee, demystification of career advancement in the form of transparent promotion-tracking, and the cultivation of an environment that emphasizes effective coaching at all levels of the organization.
Vivian’s laser-focus on improving the employee experience has translated to tangible results, both in the office and in the news. Arkadium has been certified as a Great Place To Work, and recognized as a best workplace by Crain’s and Inc Magazine.
Kaley has built a career around the intersection of creativity and business and has come to believe that the best way to survive the coming age of innovation is to focus on the things that people do much better than machines- creative work and empathetic work. After a decade working in fashion design, Kaley made the transition to tech and has found that her ability to work in a business environment with creativity has made her better and guiding innovation. While she still sews many of her own clothes, Kaley also pursues ceramics, needlework, and fiber arts in her outside the office time.
Laura Schaack has made a career of being the Jack of All Trades at Silicon Alley startups. She’s been the founding member of multiple early-stage companies that have gone on to advanced rounds of funding or have been acquired, constructing strategic initiatives around marketing, business development, product launch, branding, operations and new market expansion. This diverse skillset allows her to effectively drive growth and innovation in her current role as Head of Strategy at Majestyk Apps, a digital product studio based in NYC.
Amy is a long-term champion of equality and diversity and has a deep interest in AI technologies. As CEO of FairFrame, she's working to bring cutting-edge tech and diversity and inclusion research together to help mitigate the effects of unconscious bias at work. Amy is passionate about helping employers and leaders everywhere to ensure that everyone can achieve their true potential at work.
Amy has a law degree from Southampton University (UK) a Masters of Public Administration from New York University (USA) and certifications in Legal Practice and Artificial Intelligence for Business Strategy. She is a mother of three, adjunct faculty at NYU, a UK-qualified attorney, a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Board Member for a wildlife sanctuary nonprofit.
Norah Xiao is Head of Digital Products at ICMA, the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. As ICMA’s 1st Head of Digital Product, she is creating and executing a vision for digital products and services, including data services, internal tools, and consumer-facing solutions. Norah has over 18 years of experience in product strategy, new product development and business strategy in information solutions industry, where she started her career as Organic Chemist, a Faculty member at a University, a Publisher. She is a firm believer that technologies are means to build solutions, and the best solutions are based on human interaction that needs emotional and intellectual human attention.
Chaya is a technologist, philanthropist, a visionary, mentor, an entrepreneur and above all a passionate human being. She holds an MBA and an Executive Education from Harvard University. She has over 25 years of Information Technology experience and has led many productivity initiatives that involved Business Process Improvement, business transformation/re engineering, and IT portfolio optimization. As a Co-founder, President and CEO of PamTen, Chaya leads the company's vision & strategy, conceptualizes innovative software services & products for its clients. PamTen Inc., founded in 2007 is a global technology services company, providing services to a diverse set of clients, from small businesses to large corporations and has been ranked as an Inc. 5000 company & NJ Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies. PamTen is a certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). Chaya combined her business acumen and passion for charity to found SOFKIN (sofkin.org), a non-profit organization that creates loving and caring homes for destitute and under privileged children. Her passion to empower young girls and women in the field of Technology led her to found SheTek in 2018.
Christina is a Senior Product Manager at CallRail, a marketing attribution company serving over 100,000 companies. Building a career on data driven decision making and intense customer empathy, her current focus is driving double digit growth in CallRail’s newest customer segment of marketing agencies. Christina thrives on building great products and breaking down walls between Sales and Engineering.
Prior to CallRail, Christina managed a diverse range of products at The Weather Channel, an IBM Business. Over 8 years she managed advertising products, weather.com with over 90 million worldwide users, and the #1 weather app in the world - The Weather Channel App for Android.
Christina is a wife, mama, marathon runner, and National Park junkie.
Evin McMullen leads the Entertainment practice at ConsenSys, where her work leverages permissioned data sharing and other foundational technologies to generate enterprise value within the decentralized Ethereum ecosystem. Previously, she was a Director of Product Marketing at Berkshire Hathaway, managing public-facing brand experiences for Warren Buffett’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of companies. She has also advised senior leadership in consumer-facing tech strategy for numerous clients including Nike, Procter & Gamble, Harvard Medical School, BMW, GE and Bosch. Evin is a frequent guest lecturer and founder of the Stow Protocol Project. She is a graduate of Yale University.
A former HR Leader, now working with Fortune 500 companies as a disability inclusion consultant, Kris’s career U-turn provides a unique perspective on the common disconnects that often keep companies from successfully attracting, recruiting and promoting talent with disabilities.
Focused on changing minds and changing lives, she links companies’ business goals with a strategic approach to disability inclusion including PepsiCo, Synchrony, and American Express.
Kris has a MA from Sacred Heart University and BA from Salve Regina University and serves on several voluntary Boards including as Chairperson for The Bridge to Independence and Career Options (TBICO), and Elsevier’s College of Direct Support National Advisory Board.
Rashim Mogha, Head of Product- AAU at Automation Anywhere a thought leader and technology evangelist who empowers professionals by articulating complex technology capabilities into crisp, clear, and attainable business benefits. A keynote speaker and #1 Amazon best-selling author of “Fast-Track Your Leadership Career”, Rashim speaks at conferences around the world. Her thoughts on leadership, innovation, women in technology, and enablement strategy have appeared in publications such as Forbes and ATD. With a goal to empower women leaders, Rashim founded eWOW- empowered Women of the World, an intellectual platform to help women with their technical and leadership skills to be successful, to thrive! Her extensive career portfolio includes leadership roles in companies such as Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VMware where she built high-performing teams to support over $2 billion businesses. Rashim is a recipient of Women Empowerment: Game Changer and Silicon Valley Woman of Influence awards.
Megan is a Senior Software Engineer at Soroco, an early-stage software automation company based in Boston, MA. Since graduating from MIT's Computer Science program, Megan has focused on continually improving her ability to build in any part of the stack, from backend to frontend. She is passionate about not only building products, but ensuring they are usable, beautifully designed, and make the lives of the users easier. Since engineering never happens alone, Megan also spends significant amounts of time thinking through how engineering teams can improve and add value to an organization. Separately, Megan is a cat mom and video game enthusiast.
Marco is the Global Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at Akamai Technologies, Inc. Marco joined Akamai in 2015 and is located at their headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Marco’s role is the development and execution of Akamai’s Global Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Resource Group strategy. He is the diversity business partner for all of the business divisions in US, EMEA, APJ and India. Marco is a member of Akamai’s Executive Diversity Committee.
Prior to Akamai, Marco was the Manager of Diversity Initiatives at Travelers Insurance where he led the development of Employee Resource Groups with membership growth to over 20% of the employee population within 5 years. Prior to Travelers, he began his career at State Farm Insurance where he held positions in claims, executive support and financial compliance. For over 10 years Marco volunteered as an arbitrator for Arbitration Forums handling insurance company disputes.
Marco has presented at diversity conferences and corporations on the value of ERG Leadership as a development opportunity for future senior leaders. He is certified to facilitate the Appreciating Differences program by Korn Ferry. Marco is the past President of Prospanica Connecticut (formerly National Society of Hispanic MBAs) and is a lifetime member of the organization.
Before joining Science Logic, Nicole was a data scientist at two other start-ups. Before that, she helped small business owners and inventors to plan, launch, and grow their companies through consulting and training. She always had a passion for small businesses, and especially tech start-ups, and even owned her own company brokering international bulk wine sales for several years.
In machine learning, she focused on automation tasks. She created a model to improve the accuracy of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs, which can reduce data entry by hand 35%. She automated a data-labeling system by building a web scraper and a classifier that could reduce mechanical turk time by up to 60%. Currently, she is working with her team to use ML to detect anomalies in IT sensor data.
Julie Kae is currently serving as the Executive Director of Qlik.org and the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at Qlik. In this role, Ms. Kae leads the organization’s program on global sustainability and empowering nonprofits to effectively serve our planet and vulnerable populations. The program includes leading sustainability best practices and reporting internally and externally with clients; managing strategic partnerships with the United Nations, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Private Sector Roundtable and others; directing a Qlik software grant program; and directing employee engagement activities. Qlik has received numerous corporate responsibility awards and was named to the list of “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for Social Good” by Fast Company magazine in 2017 and Corporate Engagement Awards Winner, Third Sector Awards Winner, and Government Innovation Award all in 2018.
Ms. Kae attended the University of Iowa and resides in Boston, MA. She is the President of a nonprofit supporting women and youth programs in Africa called WeSeeHope USA; serves as Board Member to the Friends of Dana Farber Cancer Institute; and is pursuing a graduate degree in Corporate Sustainability at Harvard University.
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Dominique is passionate about information design and data visualization. She thrives at transforming client’s raw and unstructured data into meaningful analytical insights through compelling and powerful infographics and interactive data design for Avanade and its clients.
From Engineer to Business to Analytics, Dominique often serves as the bridge between Business and Technical Functions across the US and globally. She partners with Executive Leadership Teams to foster data-driven decision-making and excellence, inform Business Strategy and inspire immediate action through Data and Analytics.
As a Sr Consultant in Avanade’s Data and AI practice, Dominique is also a leader of teams, previously managing a team of offshore developers and currently overseeing a team of data analyst consultants here in the United States. Dominique is industry agnostic, having served clients in the: Energy, Travel & Transport, Education, Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Food, Healthcare, Chemicals and Retail industries respectively. Join Dominique as she talks about the world of data, its practical use cases and how to make sense of it through self-service BI.
Marissa Lerer is a technologist, musician, cake decorator and mom. She received a BS in Music Education and an MA in Graphic Communications, Management and Technology from NYU.
She has worked as a graphic designer, manager, product developer and creative technologist at MTV, BBDO and the Chopping Block. Most recently, she managed a team of brilliant, creative thinkers, as CTO at COMPOSE[D], a digital creative and development agency in New York.
She participated in the 2012 StartupBus and was on the winning team of the 2012 NASA International Space Apps Challenge. She is passionate about mentorship, especially underrepresented populations in tech.
Magdalena Georgieva is a Senior Product Manager at HubSpot, a sales, marketing and service software company based in Cambridge, MA. She has worked on both new and mature products that help companies transform the way they do business. As a long-time leader on the team, Magdalena has also been focused on growing it through hiring, onboarding, and mentoring new product talent. Outside of work, Maggie is an ad-hoc mentor at Boston’s start-up accelerator MassChallenge, has taught at Tufts Experimental College, advised at the local She Geeks Out, and MIT's LaunchX.
Rati Thanawala is creating a Technology Leadership Academy for Women of Color who want to pursue careers in the tech industry. It consists of weekend academies and coaches starting on campus, and, importantly, continuing for 3-5 years after transitioning to industry. The women graduate from the program after they have been promoted twice in management or are “high potential” individual contributors. The funding for the pilot comes from the Melinda Gates Foundation through the Women of Color Computing Collaborative.
Prior to Harvard, Rati spent 39 years in the high-tech industry, the last 17 as Vice President at Bell Labs.
At Bell Labs, Rati pioneered the creation of techno-economic models for making complex decisions about new technologies. She established a global organization of 100 experts in 13 countries and founded a business unit called Bell Labs Consulting that advises CEO's and Boards of companies, globally, on building future communication networks. Prior to that, she held executive positions at AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, including product management, business and market management, and software development.
Throughout her career, Rati has been an active mentor and sponsor to many women and minorities. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Yale.
Rose Lally is Altisource’s Chief Information Security Officer and VP, Governance & Controls. In today’s highly regulated and compliance driven Real Estate environment, Rose provides vision and leadership for information security, technology risk management, IT asset management, audit management, business continuity and disaster recovery. Rose began her career as a software engineer in customer support and implementations at GE Healthcare, going on to leadership positions in eCommerce, data center hosting, asset management, business continuity and disaster recovery. She then led a Technology Services organization, responsible for the help desk, infrastructure, end user computing and information security at a global manufacturing company. Upon joining Altisource in 2014, Rose built the technology Governance & Controls program and has been the information security leader for several years. Rose received her MBA from Bentley University and lives near Boston with her family
Ms. Williams is an executive with Strategic Solutions Group and has over 37 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field working in roles ranging from business process design and reengineering, project management, policy development and IT leadership. Her career has spanned both the private and public sectors and her work history includes state and local government agencies (Commonwealths of Massachusetts and Kentucky, State of Vermont) and Fortune 100 companies including government contractors, SAIC and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
Ms. Williams served in many IT leadership roles and was the Chief Information Officer for the State of Rhode Island. While State CIO she served on the Governor’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) Steering Committee, was Co-Chair of the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) Committee on Health Information Technology (HIT) and was appointed to the Rhode Island Commission on Women. Prior to becoming Rhode Island’s state CIO, she led the technology department for the Rhode Island Judiciary for 4 years. She maybe the only IT leader to have led IT in two branches of state government.
In addition to the before mentioned leadership role, Ms. Williams was awarded the Massachusetts High Tech Magazines’ All-Star Award for Project Delivery in State Government – October 2005.
Lauren is a recognized UX and Product leader, with a proven track record of infusing design thinking throughout organizations to create world class product experiences.
In her current role, she leads User Experience for the Unified Communications and Collaboration suite at LogMeIn, including market leading products such as GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and Grasshopper supporting over 28 million users per month. Her teams focus on interaction and visual design, user research and insights, and UX writing.
Beginning her career in 1989, Lauren has led multi-disciplinary UX teams, contributing to award-winning experiences in the gaming industry, healthcare, FinTech, and consumer electronics by driving cross-functional focus on customer experiences through innovative application of user centered design principles. Passionate about employing inclusive design principles in all aspects of work, Lauren has been publishing and speaking on these topics throughout her career.
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