Session: Want to reach your full potential? How to lead in Cloud and AI! #Leadershipgoals
Every one is a natural leader to make a decision from what Ice cream to eat, which school to go or lead a strategic program to create exponential value to the firm. Even the Natural leaders need to learn how to harness and bring out the best, especially when you are in customer or partner facing role.
During this session, the Presenters, who are experienced executives building and leading customer facing teams faced on Hybrid Cloud and AI, will focus on
- Understanding your leadership talents
- How to be resilient - Bounce back to tackle what need to be tackled
- Growing and leveraging diversity and finding mentors and sponsors
- Skills, skills, skills - growth mindset!
- Driving Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
Sree Ratnasinghe is a customer-obsessed and results-driven cloud executive with two decades' experience leading global technology organizations focused on enterprise adoption of emerging technology and solution architectures. She thrives at the intersection of customers, cloud architecture, and organizational leadership, and leads with her unique brand of speed and empathy.
Sree has embarked on a new adventure at Amazon Web Services as Director of Solutions Architecture for the Southeast region. Previously Sree was an IBM Executive Director across roles including Solution Architecture, Professional Services, and Customer Success.
Sree is a strong believer in the force multiplier effect, and enjoys a mentorship role collaborating with colleagues on their career and personal advancement. She’s passionate about organizational culture, transformation and skills growth, plus obsessed with growing and coaching the next generation of leaders.
Padma Chukka is currently the Director of the IBM Cloud and Emerging Technology Channel. Over the past 15 years, she has held executive leadership roles in enterprise strategy consulting, ecosystem partnerships, change management, digital transformation, and software engineering.
A pivotal career achievement occurred as the lead for the global cross-collaboration of the 2020 launch of the world's first financial services cloud by IBM. It was prominently featured by a Forbes article with BNP Paribas as an anchor tenant with a significant ecosystem of 30 ISVs, including Adobe, Fortinet, and VMware.
Her business philosophy hinges on 3 principles: trust and personal responsibility, customer success from world-class service, and innovation. As a diversity and inclusion advocate, Padma was instrumental in creating the inaugural IBM program and serves as a mentor at the US Business Leadership Network, a non-profit focused on disability inclusion and Pathways in Technology (P-Tech) Early College High Schools and an avid activist to support LGBT+ and racial justice.
Padma holds an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business, an MS in software design and development from Marist College, and a BS in Chemistry from Andhra University.