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Rising Together To Influence Our Future

The IEEE Women in Computing Summit combines engaging and inspirational speakers with diverse and interactive topics. It will offer a unique opportunity to learn and network with developers, researchers and leaders from Silicon Valley.

This year, Oracle will be hosting around 20 distinguished speakers and 150+conference attendees at its Santa Clara Campus.

The conference covers a wide range of topics. Attendees will hear the latest development in Digital Twins, Security Design, Artificial Intelligence, Cancer Research as well as Quantum Computing from female leaders at Oracle, Intel, Qualcomm, and several other industry-leading companies. Distinguished panelists will discuss and share their knowledge and experience about career development and entrepreneurship. At the networking reception and throughout the day, attendees will also get the opportunity to network with female minds, learn and inspire each other.


When: Thursday, May 09 2019,  8:00am – 7:00pm
Where: Oracle Auditorium, 4030 George Sellon Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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8:00  – 9:00 AM 

Breakfast sponsored by IEEE WIE-SCV and IEEE YP

Arrive before 9 AM for a raffle ticket to win cool giveaways

  9:00 AM 

Jeewika Ranaweera, Principal HW Engineer at Oracle

  9:30 AM 


Mary Ellen Kassotakis, Executive Director, Oracle Women’s Leadership

10:00 AM 

Data Stewardship and Digital Twins

Katalin Walcott KB, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel

10:30 AM 

HW/SW Security Design
Isaura Gaeta, Vice President at Intel

11:00 AM 

Bringing cultural/operational transformations to industries by leveraging technology knowledge, vision, strategy, and leadership

Mary Gendron, SVP and CIO at Qualcomm

11:30 AM 

Elucidating mechanism of recurrent disease in cancer by merging molecular biology techniques with scientific, computing

Hasini Jayatilaka, Cancer Researcher at Stanford University

12:00 PM 

Lunch sponsored by Oracle

  1:00 PM

Social Media in the Age of AI
Layla Revis, Vice President at Oracle

  1:30 PM 

Career Panel: Leading in the digital age

Lorri Brady, Senior Leader at Oracle (Moderator)

Liliane Peters, Director at Ericsson

Win Chang, Director at Oracle

Katie Pascale, Director at Cisco

Anna Luo, VP at Jivox

  2:30 PM 

Quantum Computing Fundamentals
Kayla Lee, IBM

  3:00 PM

Afternoon Break sponsored by IEEE WIE-SCV

  3:30 PM

The Future of Java 

Heather Vancura, Director at Oracle

  4:00 PM

Entrepreneurship Panel 

Jocelyn Tan, Engineer at Lockheed-Martin

  5:00 PM

Closing Remarks 
Susan Delafuente, Chair IEEE SCV-WIE

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society


The ticket sales will support STEM promoting activities organized by IEEE WIE Santa Clara Valley chapter in the Bay Area.  Follow the speaker link, have a look at the program and book your ticket today here!


Keynote speaker:

Mary Ellen Kassotakis
Executive Director, Oracle Women’s  Leadership


As a global initiative, the Oracle Women’s Leadership mission is to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of Oracle women leaders to foster an inclusive and innovative workforce. As of September 2018 there were 96 OWL Communities in 46 countries.


The 2019 IEEE Women in Computing Summit is organized by IEEE SCV-WIE, Oracle Women Leadership, IEEE SCV-YP, and IEEE Computer Society. 

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