|Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO and President of AnitaB.org – Friday, February 19 and Friday, March 12
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is a pioneering thought leader working on the urgent need for intersectional equity in technology. Her advocacy for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology has been a lifelong mission. She serves as CEO and President of AnitaB.org, an organization working to shape public opinion about issues of critical importance to women technologists.
|Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson and CEO of Salesforce – Friday, February 19
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 defining Salesforce’s relationship with the ecosystem of customers, partners and community across India. Throughout Arundhati’s 40+ years in the financial sector, she has also earned a string of accolades to her name, which include “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, “Top 50 globally most powerful women in business” and “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune.
|Ruchika Panesar, Vice President, CTO & Global Consumer Services Group, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific at American Express – Friday, February 19
Ruchika Panesar is Vice President, CTO & Global Consumer Services Group, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific at American Express. Ruchika is also a Director on the American Express India Pvt. Ltd and American Express Banking Corporation company Boards and member of the India Leadership Team. Ruchika is a deep Technologist and an inspiring Global Digital leader. With over 2 decades of experience in Product and Platform architecture and Engineering, she leads her Global teams to grow in their contributions, engineering muscle and innovations.
|Gargi B. Dasgupta, Director for IBM and CTO for IBM India South Asia – Friday, February 26
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 agenda of IBM’s India Research Lab in collaboration with IBM’s worldwide research labs and business units.
|Sramana Mitra, CEO of One Million by One Million – Friday, March 5
Sramana Mitra is the Founder and CEO of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is the author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020.