GHC 19 Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase is a unique opportunity to exhibit your latest technology and products or services at the GHC Expo. This year, we are expecting 25,000 attendees, all of whom are eager to learn and experience your new products in this dedicated booth space. Technology Showcase sponsors also have the opportunity to take center stage in the Expo Hall and inspire the next generation of leaders!

Participating Sponsors of the Technology Showcase

Booth #T1964
Booth #T1833
Booth #T1854
Booth #T1941
Booth #T1836
Booth #T1953
Booth #T2043
Intel Corporation
Booth #T1745
John Deere
Booth #T1830
Microsoft Corporation
Booth #T2152
National Security Agency (NSA)
Booth #T1856
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Booth #T1831
Snap Inc.
Booth #T1832
Booth #T1862
Western Digital
Booth #T1852

Technology Showcase Theater

Do you have a new product you would like to share with our attendees? Are you looking for a diverse audience to test out your latest ideas and technology roadmap? The Technology Theater provides a unique opportunity to launch a new product or service in front of a live audience.

The theater is expected to be a top draw again at this year’s Expo. Presenting in the Technology Showcase Theater is an exclusive benefit to our Technology Showcase sponsors. Each sponsor has the option to present for 15 minutes during GHC. Your talk can be combined with product demonstrations. The scheduled presentations will be promoted as part of the Grace Hopper Celebration agenda on our website and GHC mobile app.

Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or Silicon Valley’s hottest startup, the Technology Showcase Theater will shine the spotlight on your latest products, research, and innovative breakthroughs.

Technology Showcase Presentations

All presentations will occur in the Technology Showcase Theater.


Wednesday, October 2  |  1-1:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4  |  10:30-10:45 a.m. (Repeat)


  • KR Liu, Principal Accessibility Marketing Lead
  • Sacha Thompson, Inclusion Marketing Lead

Presentation Title: Amazon and the Future of Accessible Technology
At Amazon, the future of tech is accessible, flexible, and inclusive.  Join us to learn more about accessible technologies, and our work with groups like Deaf Kids Code and the AWS We Power Tech program, who are paving the way to this future, through technology, partnerships, and outreach.

Wednesday, October 2  |  1:30-1:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  4:30-4:45 p.m. (Repeat)


  • Chung Nguyen, Senior Software Engineer

Presentation Title:’s Excellent Adventure into Machine Learning
Learn how is exploring Machine Learning to solve our customer’s greatest pain points. Join us for our adventure as we take you from running models for 20 hours on a single MacBook to leveraging AWS and from initial prediction accuracy rates that best equated to the shrug emoji to over 90% prediction accuracy.


Thursday, October 3  |  11-11:15 a.m.
Friday, October 4  |  11:30-11:45 a.m. (Repeat)


  • Hannah Reed, Full Stack Developer

Presentation Title: Making Gains by Going Digital
The Cigna Global Fitness Challenge has been running for the past 3 years, powered by a small team of talented developers. Users can sync their wearable devices or manually enter fitness events in order to track their progress, compete against each other, and earn points towards a charitable donation. The success of this project has made it the official fitness application for the worldwide Cigna population, as well as being licensed to several clients and customers.


Thursday, October 3  |  2-2:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4  |  10-10:15 a.m. (Repeat)


  • Zongjie Diao, Director of Product Management and Strategy

Presentation Title: Operationalize Machine Learning for Real Impact
Only a small set of companies have been able to take their Machine Learning effort from ‘Science Experiments’ to real deployment that drives tangible impact, despite all the attention and investment. Why? And how to prevent that? Come to this session to learn about the key challenges companies facing in operationalizing ML and the solutions. In addition, the speaker will also share some real use case examples.


Thursday, October 3  |  11:30-11:45 a.m.


  • Jonica Cowan, Senior Manager, ITS Cyber Security

Presentation Title: Anatomy of a Cyber Attack
Come join our Deloitte team as we walk through the anatomy of a cyber attack.

Intel Corporation

Wednesday, October 2  |  12-12:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4  |  9:30-9:45 a.m. (Repeat)


  • Kelly Gawne, Game Performance Engineer
  • Stephanie Balicki, Game Performance Engineer Intern

Presentation Title: Techniques for Photorealistic Realtime Gaming (on Intel Integrated Graphics)
With the advent of stunning new technologies for real-time graphics, it’s time we brought the benefits of these advances to users everywhere. From cinematic to gaming to the rise of VR and AR, real-time today is about shaping the landscape of the coming decades for collaborative, inclusive virtual experiences. Together we’ll explore the state of real-time graphics through a new photorealistic demo that’s built with Unreal Engine and showcases new techniques like variable rate shading.

John Deere

Thursday, October 3  |  3-3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4  |  11-11:15 a.m. (Repeat)


  • John Stone, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group
  • Mythyly Putcha, Global IT Director, Architecture

Presentation Title: Your Tech for the World’s Table
Your technology expertise is critical to a future with enough food for the world’s table. The world’s population is predicted to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050 and food production must increase 70% to feed the additional 2.5 billion people. Innovative thinking and high-tech expertise fostered in an inclusive environment passionate about helping the world is the key to developing the John Deere machine intelligence that enables farmers to feed the world.

Microsoft Corporation

Wednesday, October 2  |  2-2:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  3:30-3:45 p.m. (Repeat)

Wednesday Presenters:

  • Xuedong Huang, Microsoft Cognition Team, Technical Fellow
  • Daisy Isibor, Microsoft Cognition Team, Software Engineer
  • Amanda Song, Microsoft Cognition Team, Program Manager

Thursday Presenters:

  • Don Box, Microsoft Cognition Team, Technical Fellow
  • Daisy Isibor, Microsoft Cognition Team, Software Engineer
  • Li-Juan Qin, Microsoft Cognition Team, Chief of Staff

Presentation Title: Unlock people in completely new ways – Introduce HoloLens 2, Seeing AI, and Microsoft Translator
Machine perception, powered by AI, is allowing devices to see, hear and perceive the world. Mixed Reality is enabling computing that is natural, blurring the lines between the real and virtual. Together these technologies enable products and solutions that unlock the potential of people and organizations in completely new ways. In this presentation, we will showcase the vision of HoloLens 2 in adding another dimension to productivity, how Seeing AI, designed for people who are blind or low vision, narrates the world to provide more access, and how Microsoft Translator helps to break barriers in language and communication.

National Security Agency (NSA)

Thursday, October 3  |  10:30-9:45 a.m.


  • Gwen Lilly, Researcher

Presentation Title: Ghidra: Many Heads Make Light Work
In March of this year, the National Security Agency (NSA) released Ghidra, an open source version of the software reverse engineering framework developed by NSA’s Research Directorate. Ghidra can be used to analyze binaries and develop an understanding of what’s actually inside a piece of software. In this session, we will describe how, by leveraging this public sharing of an important cyber security tool and its underlying code base, NSA has opened the door for new ways to innovate.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Wednesday, October 2  |  3:30-3:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  10-10:15 a.m. (Repeat)


  • Major Highfield, Director, Digital Product
  • Timothy Waren, Manager, IT Enterprise Products, Reservation Systems
  • Bree Diaz, Manager, Casino Analytics & BI

Presentation Title: The future of cruising powered by Technology
We will cover three topics. 1. Getting guests “from car to bar” in 10 minutes or less using facial recognition. Learn how we’re disrupting traditional boarding and making it easier for guests to embark on their vacations.
2. Improving guest experience by making data-driven decisions by getting access to data quicker, more easily, and at scale.
3. Adding intuitive logic to applications to optimize the number of guests, in the optimal locations, that we sail with, all while ensuring our guests’ safety is the priority.

Snap Inc.

Wednesday, October 2  |  4-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  12:30-12:45 p.m. (Repeat)


  • Divya Garg, Partner Engineer

Presentation Title: Snap Games
Do some of your best childhood memories involve playing games? Fighting over the best controller or endless laughter during battles with your friends? We’ve brought that magic to Snapchat with the launch of Snap Games! We’ve also introduced Snap Games for Developers – a collection of tools and technologies that support game developers including the Play Canvas HTML5 game engine, Snap Canvas SDK for easy integration into the app, and Snap Game Services to host, scale, and operate game servers.


Thursday, October 3  |  9:30-9:45 a.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  1:30-1:45 p.m. (Repeat)


  • Smita Ghosh, Environments Configuration Analyst – II
  • Terry Tan, Developer – II
  • Rebecca Thayil, Developer – II

Presentation Title: How we built a successful product they didn’t even know they wanted
This is a story of how a ragtag team of developers designed and built an educational raspberry-pi robot and brought it from hackathon to community. Every year, Vanguard participates in GETT (Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology), a local STEM conference for young students. One year, we decided to think bigger about how we could make a more meaningful impact. Join us as we retrace our journey from nascent idea to fully-fledged interactive coding platform.

Western Digital

Wednesday, October 2  |  3-3:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  |  4-4:15 p.m. (Repeat)


  • Susan Park, Vice President, Product Management

Presentation Title: Empowering Your Digital Universe
We generate a lot of data in our everyday lives, whether consciously by creating content or unconsciously as a result of taking action. The future is a data-driven world, and that’s why Western Digital continues to drive innovation in digital storage. Today’s storage technology has moved beyond keeping files organized and backing up; it’s about enabling you to control your data and knowing where it’s going.

Theater Hours

Date Time
Wednesday, October 2  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 3  9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, October 4 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Technology Showcase Rules & Regulations

Read more on Rules & Regulations.

  • The Technology Showcase Booth is available for purchase by:
    • Corporate Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Sponsors
    • Government Platinum and Gold Patrons
  • Follow all of the Guidelines for Display Rules & Regulations​ within the Exhibitor Reference Guide (ERG). Download the ERG from the Sponsor Portal > Resources page.
  • The products displayed could be manufactured, produced, licensed, or created by the sponsoring organization or in collaboration with other organization.
  • The Technology Showcase Booth cannot be larger than the sponsor’s Career Fair Booth.
  • The Technology Showcase Booth is used to highlight and promote the sponsor’s technology innovations. It shall not be used for recruitment or sales purposes.
  • Booth Design and Activity Plan must be submitted by August 20.
  • Product Description of items to be displayed must be submitted by August 20.​

Technology Showcase Theater Rules and Regulations

  • Any handouts given out during the presentation must be directly relevant to the products/technologies being presented.
  • All company swag must be distributed at either your Career Fair or Technology Showcase Booth.

Presenter Guidelines

Read more on Presenter Guidelines.

  • Each presenter must be registered to attend GHC 19. Additional speaker registrations are not included in the Technical Showcase sponsorship.
  • Up to three presenters are allowed on stage per sponsor.
  • Presenters must commit to the time slots that have been allocated by
  • Presenters must use PowerPoint template.
  • Presenters must arrive 15 minutes before their talk begins.
  • Presenters must adhere to the submitted presentation description.
  • Presenters are required to attend the rehearsal to test the products, equipment, and internet bandwidth, if applicable.
  • Rehearsal schedules will be provided in the presentation confirmation letter.

Technical Guidelines

Read more on Technical Guidelines.

  • You will receive a GHC 19 PowerPoint template from You must use this template in its entirety for your presentation. The template link will be provided to you in the presentation confirmation letter. You may add your company logo as long as you do not remove the GHC logo.
  • Audio/Visual equipment provided: LCD projector, screen, lectern, wired lectern microphone, three wireless lavalier microphones, and wireless standing microphone. You may order additional AV equipment (which will be charged to the sponsor). Orders will need to be confirmed by September 10. Onsite Audio/Visual requests cannot be accommodated.
  • Presenters need to upload presentations to the Speaker Ready Room (SRR) system. Instructions will be provided in the presentation confirmation letter.