Global Ambassador Award 2020

Celebrate Women in Tech and Allies

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​​​​​​The virtual ceremony honored the most acomplished women in tech and allies featuring live ceremonies, keynotes, engaging panels and networking with one-on-one meetings.

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Here are the companies that recognize the power of diversity and won the WomenTech Network
Global Ambassador of the Year Award 2020:

Most Network Invitations & Contributions
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Veena Ramaswamy
Fatimo Ajiboye
Laura Mulas

Most Network Contributions
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Marie-Eve Menger
Devaka Bhattarai
Bala Priya C
Abir G.
Parvi Agrawal
Qurat UlAin
Dilruba Malik
Paola Cáceres Salamanca
Mihaela Eugenia Dragomirescu

Congratulations!

We are looking forward to hearing their stories at the WomenTech Global Conference 2021 June 7-11

The WomenTech Ambassador Award recognizes annually honorees in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the WomenTech community. The Ambassador Award honors individuals whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by the WomenTech Ambassador program. Nomination for the award requires the Ambassador to have at least 5u invites at the time of the application. All nominated ambassador applications will be publicly visible. A digital award certificate is issued and a photograph of award winner will be on display on the WomenTech Network website to acknowledge that individuals’ success and to encourage other ambassadors to strive to receive this prestigious award.


​​​​​​​Recognition of this award was given in a special assembly during the WomenTech Global Awards.

Selection: Jury
Requirements: At least 5 invites at the time of the application.
Recognized contributions: Writing blog posts, speaking at events, organizing events for women in tech, sharing about WomenTech Network, supporting other members, introducing opportunities to the network, sharing helpful resources, achieving a high invite level and other contributions related to women in tech and WomenTech Network.

This award not only aptly acknowledges the ambassadors at our network who demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their community engagement, but motivates all ambassadors to live by the network’s values to the highest standards. Those who achieve the award provide a clear model for other ambassadors to follow, and through its explicit and clear standards for achieving impact, the Ambassador Award enables all ambassadors to gain a firm understanding of the opportunities at our network. 

Award Finalists


​​​​​​​Congratulations to our finalists:

💜 All Global Ambassadors that reached Influencer Status are also among the finalists for the WomenTech Ambassador of the Year Award 2020.

Our amazing Global Ambassadors make WomenTech Network the most diverse community represented by 4410 ambassadors from 164 countries. 🌐

We are proud to highlight the most active Global Ambassadors & Influencers in 2020:

Nino Nanitashvili
GiGi Metuge
Michaela Gombalova
Sharon Elaine D'Souza
Alinase Nyirenda
Nour el houda Daas
Sara A. Metwalli
OUMAIMA FISAOUI
Abdellah Aouf
Raneem Muhammad
Maryna Kotenko
Boryana Chervilova
Alexandra-Maria Dobrescu
Ridhanya Sree
Salwa Mahmoud Abuzeed
Harsha Gupta
Vivian Maduekwe
MIHAELA-EUGENIA DRAGOMIRESCU
MEENU MATHEWS
Salima Debbache
Kenza Ait Larbi
K.Sri Vardhan
Rashi Jain
Shivani Vashishta
Neha Mary Baby
Maham Shafiq
Sai Sameer K.
Stefanita Ciutac
Hasini Uththara
Khushbu Mevada
Pedro Ferreira
Priya Aggarwal
Alexandra Zimnicaru
Pankhuri Bhatnagar
Kajal Jain
Priyasha .

We are proud to highlight the most active Global Ambassadors & Country Leaders in 2020:

TOP10:
Veena Ramaswamy
Fatimo Ajiboye
Laura Mulas
Marie-Eve Menger
Shruti Kirti
Devaka Bhattarai
Nouhaila Dargane
Sarra Debbache
Bala Priya C
Cynthia Mary Thomas

TOP20:
Oumaima Amkane
Abir G.
Mariam Avakova
Parvi Agrawal
Akhilesh Sharma
Qurat UlAin
Satabdi Mishra
Rasika Kedia
Rithu Maria Jose
SOWMIYA B

TOP30:
Dilruba Malik
AVULA ANIL KUMAR
Hanane Ait Dabel
Amadikwa Joy N
Mahzad Khoshlessan
Hari Priya
Patrícia Beličková
Ibtissam BOUZIANE
Aiswarya Padma
Neha Surya Gouni

TOP40:
Niyati Sinha
Ithri Aghnaj
Paola Cáceres Salamanca
Bernice E. Omiunu
Faye Godfrey
Syed Shahida begum
Mehdia Rabehi
Rashila Lamichhane
Pavithra Nagaraj
Smita Gupta

TOP50:
Dea Magalashvili
Ankita Priya
Priya Sharma

WomenTech Network at a Glance

+100 000
Women In Tech

181
Countries

300+
Speakers

50 000+
Active Members

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Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Co-founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab; Lead Strategist, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Co-founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab; Lead Strategist, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Tonima Khan

Senior Account Executive, Large Enterprise at Slack
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Tonima Khan

Senior Account Executive, Large Enterprise at Slack
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Parneet Pal

Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs
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Parneet Pal

Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs
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Liesl Yearsley

CEO at a·kin
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Liesl Yearsley

CEO at a·kin
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Michelle Del Rosario

Principal Software Engineer (Technical Director) at Zynga
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Michelle Del Rosario

Principal Software Engineer (Technical Director) at Zynga
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Amy Wu

Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Amy Wu

Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Vijaya Kaza

Chief Security Officer & Head of Engineering and Data Science for Trust & Safety at AirBnB
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Vijaya Kaza

Chief Security Officer & Head of Engineering and Data Science for Trust & Safety at AirBnB
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Annie Jean-Baptiste

Head of Product Inclusion at Google
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Annie Jean-Baptiste

Head of Product Inclusion at Google
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Lauren Smith

Operations Manager - New Moon Operating Unit at Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Lauren Smith

Operations Manager - New Moon Operating Unit at Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Yun Freund

Senior Vice President at Equinix
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Yun Freund

Senior Vice President at Equinix
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Alexandria Butler

Senior Program Manager, Speaker and Freedom Fighter at Twitter
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Alexandria Butler

Senior Program Manager, Speaker and Freedom Fighter at Twitter
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Rachel Potvin

VP of Engineering at GitHub
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Rachel Potvin

VP of Engineering at GitHub
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Tanya Vlahovic

Head of Developer Ecosystem at eBay
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Tanya Vlahovic

Head of Developer Ecosystem at eBay
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Rachel Sheppard

Co-creator Female Founder Initiative & Director Global Marketing at Founder Institute
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Rachel Sheppard

Co-creator Female Founder Initiative & Director Global Marketing at Founder Institute
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Alana Karen

Director, Search Platforms at Google
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Alana Karen

Director, Search Platforms at Google
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Megan Byrd-Sanicki

Manager, Research & Operations, Open Source Program Office at Google
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Megan Byrd-Sanicki

Manager, Research & Operations, Open Source Program Office at Google
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Chinwe Esimai

Managing Director, Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup, Inc.
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Chinwe Esimai

Managing Director, Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup, Inc.
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Irina Truong

Backend engineer at Parse.ly
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Irina Truong

Backend engineer at Parse.ly
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Samah Gad

Software Development Manager at Amazon
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Samah Gad

Software Development Manager at Amazon
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Wendy Gonzalez

President + Interim CEO at Samasource
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Wendy Gonzalez

President + Interim CEO at Samasource
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Sunita Shenoy

Industrial IoT Technology Director at Intel Corporation
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Sunita Shenoy

Industrial IoT Technology Director at Intel Corporation
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Adrienne Tacke

Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB
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Adrienne Tacke

Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB
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Dilruba Malik

SQA Manager at Palo alto Networks
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Dilruba Malik

SQA Manager at Palo alto Networks
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Jossie Haines

Platform Engineering Director at Tile
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Jossie Haines

Platform Engineering Director at Tile
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Beatris Mendez-Gandica

Founder Nuevo Foundation, Program Manager at Microsoft
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Beatris Mendez-Gandica

Founder Nuevo Foundation, Program Manager at Microsoft
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Jasmine Orange

UX Designer at Ernst & Young
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Jasmine Orange

UX Designer at Ernst & Young
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Muazma Zahid

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft
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Muazma Zahid

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft
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J. Michelle Maraj

Financial Systems Analyst at Lyft
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J. Michelle Maraj

Financial Systems Analyst at Lyft
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May Wang

Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Founder & CTO of Zingbox acquired by Palo Alto Networks at Palo Alto Networks
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May Wang

Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Founder & CTO of Zingbox acquired by Palo Alto Networks at Palo Alto Networks
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Nelli Safina

Service engineer at Research and engineering company
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Nelli Safina

Service engineer at Research and engineering company
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Rachana Kumar

VP of Engineering at Etsy
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Rachana Kumar

VP of Engineering at Etsy
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Rana el Kaliouby

Author of "Girl Decoded" | Co-Founder & CEO at Affectiva | YGL at WEF | Fortune 40 under 40
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Rana el Kaliouby

Author of "Girl Decoded" | Co-Founder & CEO at Affectiva | YGL at WEF | Fortune 40 under 40
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Pooja Malpani

Head of Media Engineering at Bloomberg
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Pooja Malpani

Head of Media Engineering at Bloomberg
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Annette White-Klososky

Founding Partner at Future Point of View
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Annette White-Klososky

Founding Partner at Future Point of View
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Edwige A. Robinson

Vice President, Mobile Engineering Services at Comcast NBC Universal
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Edwige A. Robinson

Vice President, Mobile Engineering Services at Comcast NBC Universal
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KC Lathrop

Chief of Staff to the CIO at IBM
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KC Lathrop

Chief of Staff to the CIO at IBM
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Ty Heath

Global Lead B2B Institute at LinkedIn
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Ty Heath

Global Lead B2B Institute at LinkedIn
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Tavonia Evans

Data Scientist & Founder at Guap Coin
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Tavonia Evans

Data Scientist & Founder at Guap Coin
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Diane Kenyon

Managing Director/Staffing Leader at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
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Diane Kenyon

Managing Director/Staffing Leader at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
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D'Lovely Gibson

Delivery & Operations Director
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D'Lovely Gibson

Delivery & Operations Director
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Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Global Head, Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google
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Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Global Head, Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google
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Arti Venkatesh

Director Delivery Management at Avanade
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Arti Venkatesh

Director Delivery Management at Avanade
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Kanika Tolver

Senior Project Manager at Department of Treasury
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Kanika Tolver

Senior Project Manager at Department of Treasury
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Dominique West

Senior Cloud Security Consultant at Ernst and Young (EY)
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Dominique West

Senior Cloud Security Consultant at Ernst and Young (EY)
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Ashley Siegel

Outreach and Engagement Lead at The Walt Disney Company
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Ashley Siegel

Outreach and Engagement Lead at The Walt Disney Company
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Parveen Khan

Senior Test Engineer at Square Marble Technology
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Parveen Khan

Senior Test Engineer at Square Marble Technology
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Melonie deGuzman

Co-Founder of Rogers Women in Tech, Agile Project Manager, Mentor, Public Speaker
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Melonie deGuzman

Co-Founder of Rogers Women in Tech, Agile Project Manager, Mentor, Public Speaker
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Elodie Lepaludier

Senior Concept Designer/ Technology Lead at The LEGO group
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Elodie Lepaludier

Senior Concept Designer/ Technology Lead at The LEGO group
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Elena Melashchenko

Tech Team Leader at Moonfare
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Elena Melashchenko

Tech Team Leader at Moonfare
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Diana Stefanova

Vice President of Global Site Strategy at VMware
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Diana Stefanova

Vice President of Global Site Strategy at VMware
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Emerald de-Leeuw

Privacy & Data Ethics Specialist at Logitech
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Emerald de-Leeuw

Privacy & Data Ethics Specialist at Logitech
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Tríona Byrne

Senior Director, Strategic Relations at Salesforce
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Tríona Byrne

Senior Director, Strategic Relations at Salesforce
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Sailaja Vadlamudi

Director -Security, Data Privacy & Application Security Lead for India at SAP
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Sailaja Vadlamudi

Director -Security, Data Privacy & Application Security Lead for India at SAP
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Olga Sholderer

Senior Consultant, Risk Analytics at Deloitte
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Olga Sholderer

Senior Consultant, Risk Analytics at Deloitte
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Bianca Cefalo

Rocket Scientist | Space Systems Product Manager | STEM Consultant | at Airbus Defense and Space UK
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Bianca Cefalo

Rocket Scientist | Space Systems Product Manager | STEM Consultant | at Airbus Defense and Space UK
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Ameni Channoufi

PKI and IT security Consultant at Thales
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Ameni Channoufi

PKI and IT security Consultant at Thales
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Joanne Thurlow

Global Head of IT at Siemens Energy
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Joanne Thurlow

Global Head of IT at Siemens Energy
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Gourav Sharma

Solution Architect at Red Hat
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Gourav Sharma

Solution Architect at Red Hat
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Agnieszka Swiatowa

VP Technology and Innovation at Discovery Inc. at Discovery Inc
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Agnieszka Swiatowa

VP Technology and Innovation at Discovery Inc. at Discovery Inc
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Beata Wandachowicz-Krason

Director Supplier Risk Management at Philips
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Beata Wandachowicz-Krason

Director Supplier Risk Management at Philips
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Bianca Cefalo

Rocket Scientist | Space Systems Product Manager | STEM Consultant | at Airbus Defense and Space UK
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Bianca Cefalo

Rocket Scientist | Space Systems Product Manager | STEM Consultant | at Airbus Defense and Space UK


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