WTGC2024 Talks on Digital Transformation

    Embark on a transformative journey toward mastering digital innovation with insights from the Women in Tech Global Conference 2024. This article delves into pivotal topics such as frameworks for leading successful initiatives, avoiding common pitfalls, harnessing Google Cloud for digital transformation, and strategies for effective risk management. Learn how to keep customers at the center, innovate in complex environments, and leverage emerging tech and diversity to differentiate your organization. Join us to uncover practical strategies and inspiring anecdotes that will empower you to drive sustainable growth and professional excellence in the tech world.

    Jhilam is a technology-loving, customer-obsessed leader with over 9 years of experience in cloud computing and cybersecurity. As the head of the customer engineering team at Google Cloud, she has spearheaded significant cloud and culture transformations, driving success for both her teams and customers. She has been instrumental in growing Google Cloud’s strategic digital native customers across diverse industries such as technology, biotech, fintech, EDA, telecom, and cybersecurity in the Bay Area. Her team focuses on a wide range of Google Cloud's core offerings, including infrastructure, application development (Kubernetes), data engineering, AI/ML, cloud security, privacy, and compliance. 

    During her session, you will:

    • Learn how Google Cloud products and services can help propel digital transformation
    • Learn which frameworks to consider while leading a digital transformation journey in the cloud
    • Look out for common pitfalls in a digital transformation journey

    As Senior Vice President of Product & Engineering for Cox Automotive Commerce Solutions, Kelly Mulroney oversees product and engineering for E-commerce, Retail Transformation, Automotive Finance, and Titling solutions. With over 20 years of experience in eCommerce and FinTech, software product development, product strategy, digital commerce, product management, and user experience, Mulroney has held senior-level positions at notable public and private companies, including Hotels.com (Expedia, Inc.), GameStop, Travelocity (Sabre Holdings), Dealertrack Technologies, and Cox Automotive.

    During her talk, you will learn how you can be successful in digital transformation by being client-obsessed and customer-focused and unlocking innovation with data intelligence.

    Key Takeaways:

    • How to be successful through digital transformation
    • Innovating in a complex environment
    • Keeping the customer and client at the center of what you do
    • Differentiating with emerging tech and diversity

    Zellah leads NTT Ltd.'s global Risk and Sustainability function, leveraging her extensive corporate governance experience from various senior leadership roles within NTT Ltd. and other organizations since joining the group in 2008. Her portfolio includes data privacy and protection, insurance, enterprise risk management, integrity and business conduct, risk management operations, and corporate sustainability. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Zellah initially joined NTT Ltd. as Managing Director of Plessey South Africa. She serves on the board of Kap Industrial Holdings and has previously served on the boards of AECI, Engen, Oceana, and the University of South Africa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership. Additionally, she founded and funds Alumni-in-Action, an initiative providing mental health support to student survivors of gender-based violence at the University of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela University.

    The Key Takeaways from her talk are:

    • Effective risk management is an indivisible part of strategy in action and is a key enabler of sustainable growth.
    • Embedding risk management in operations requires collaboration and the establishment of a feedback loop within the company.

    In conclusion, these insights from the Women in Tech Global Conference 2024 highlight the critical elements of successful digital transformation. By leveraging cloud technologies, avoiding common pitfalls, prioritizing customer-centric strategies, and embedding effective risk management, you can drive innovation and sustainable growth in your organization. Stay ahead of the curve and continue your journey of professional excellence by becoming our Professional or Founding Member to benefit from various perks!