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
Director of Natural Language Processing R&D @ Aspect Software
Vice President, Engineering @ Shutterstock
CEO @ Purepoint International
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens
CEO @ IOActive
Data Policy Product Manager @ Stae
Founder & CTO @ FlyTechnista
Director, Cloud Solutions Engineering Hub @ Oracle
Founder @ Neu & Co
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 the Director of Natural Language Processing (NLP) R&D at Aspect Software, where she has been a central part of their program to create an intelligent customer self-service chatbot platform. She has more than 20 years of research experience in the field of Natural Language Processing. 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.
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.
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.
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