Women In Technology Roundtable
Thriving in Tech: Conversations in Leadership

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Starts: September 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
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Although most Top Executives believe DEI is important, how to implement a successful policy while successfully embedding it into the current culture is not clear and not easy.  Many leaders are not predisposed to discussing diversity and inclusion openly. Many don’t know even how to begin or whether the discussion will be well received.
In this session, our panelists we will discuss how accel in the historically male dominated Technology Industry. Our panelists will touch on challenges they’ve overcome while making professional strides; how building-in effective programs to promote diversity, equity and inclusion continues to improve the bottom line; how each has grown professionally as a result of past mentors/influences and DEI programs; and how they plan to or are currently mentoring the next wave of technology leaders. Finally, the sessions will commence with a look forward, and word from each of the panelists on the changes they foresee on the horizon.

Maria O'Neil

Chief Information Officer American Bureau of Shipping


Aparna Mathur

Nabors Industries VP Information Technology

Experienced IT leader with years of experience managing all aspects of IT organization through strategically integrating technology with business processes and people. Results oriented leader with a strong focus on delivery by building high performing teams that align with the corporate vision resulting in a proven track record of adding value and managing risk.


Crystal C. Chatman

Company Confidential Head Of Information Security

Crystal is an Information Security Leader having strong expertise in senior leadership roles performance optimization large-scale program implementation governance risk management project management consultancy strategic direction business strategy agile methodology issue management and quality assurance. I possess a strong background in developing and implementing security solutions for Fortune 100 companies with hands-on experience in both start-ups and established organizations across multiple industries including fin-tech technology security e-commerce and education.Her mission is to always position herself with a purpose-driven firm open to progressive performance transformation and change management strategies. I am quick to identify needs collaborate assess the purpose and value of objectives and engage the workforce to align with the operation goals. Her team-building and leadership experience help me create a positive culture in the workplace increase efficiency and improve morale. In addition to my advanced communication skills I am leveraged in building positive relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and engaging people and learning new things.


Dolly Kripalani

National Oilwell Varco Vice President Of IT

Vice President IT with expertise in business intelligence identity management integrations enterprise systems application development and support cloud management and ERP. Recognized for investing in cost effective new technologies to ensure company and employees remain competitive building positive and collaborative work culture and communicating complex technical information clearly. Strong interest in leading IT for privately held or publicly traded oilfield services or energy company. History of partnering with executives to improve financial human resources and IT systems and planning tools and leveraging experience with growth and downturns to quickly focus on new priorities as business strategies change. Strengths include focus on results strategic thinking problem-solving analytical skills change management business acumen motivating employees to exceed goals and building strong relationships with executives colleagues and business partners.


Ivelisse Torres

ABM Industries SNR Director Of Information Security

Dedicated to ensuring Cyber Security risk is properly managed or mitigated in order to create the most appropriate security posture for the organization. Skilled in managing organizational change programs with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization. Excellent analytical abilities comfortable analyzing information and situations for trends or patterns. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines


Padma Sree Ventrapragada

AIG VP Technology Risk And Controls

Solution-focused resourceful and hands-on Information Security Leader with diversified and progressively responsible experience in the field of Information Cyber Security Compliance and Risk Management.Padma specializes in Traditional and Cloud Information Security Technology Risk Controls management Data Privacy Regulatory Compliance PCI DSS NIST 800-53 ISO 27001 Information Risk Management Vulnerability and advisory management Security Architecture Cyber Security IT Security Metrics Policy Development and IT Audits IT-Business Liaison Identity and Access Management and Compliance Assessment and Implementation.Padma is AWS CSA-Associate ISC2 CISSP CCSP ISACA CDPSE CISM CRISC CISA IAPP CIPP US PMI PMP PCI-ISA PCIP CEH and SANS GWAPT certified.


Paula Smetana Stuart

Crescent Energy Chief Information Officer

Proven hands-on Global Chief Information Officer leading IT Change and Business Transformation initiatives. IT Executive with 20 years of global experience as C-Suite and Board of Director responsibilities. Responsible for developing overall IT strategy 5-year roadmap portfolio and operational structure. Successful track record for upgrading legacy ERP systems via standard ERP framework that reduces and eliminates thousands of system customizations. 20 years of experience leading Change Management efforts within Engineering Production Systems to deliver alignment across Operation. Revamped entire global infrastructures to address speed reliability and unmet business needs through executing lower costs hybrid cloud and IaaS environments. Implemented IT integrationinfrastructure for global growth start-ups acquisitions and divestures. Built IT Security Programs including cyber-security data privacy governance and compliance. Expert with disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Expert on delivering Cloud based Data Analytics solutions for manufacturing excellence cost reductions and identifying new revenue opportunities. Passionate Digital Leader through delivering Digital Transformation via IoT High Compute Big Data and Mobility. Experienced managing direct and matrix teams across global operations. Global IT leadership experience across 26 counties 150 location. Leadership roles in publicly traded private and private equity oil gas and industrial manufacturing industries.