Session

Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations: Women Driving the Future of Technology
Women in Technology Roundtable

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Starts: July 19, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
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Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations: Women Driving the Future of Technology

Abstract:

The Women in Technology panel at our annual technology conference is a celebration of the remarkable contributions, unique perspectives, and transformative leadership of women in the tech industry. Under the banner of “Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations,” this panel gathers inspirational female trailblazers, thought leaders, and advocates who have carved their paths in technology to share insights, challenges, and triumphs.

The discussion will spotlight the pivotal roles women play in shaping the technological landscape, driving innovation, and fostering inclusive environments within the industry. From startups to multinational corporations, our esteemed panelists will share their journeys, offering invaluable perspectives on overcoming obstacles, navigating career growth, and fostering diversity and inclusivity in tech.

Moreover, the conversation will delve into the importance of mentorship, networking, and empowering the next generation of women in technology. Attendees can expect a vibrant dialogue exploring strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sphere while highlighting the unique contributions and perspectives that women bring to the forefront of innovation.

Join us for an engaging and empowering session as we celebrate the achievements of women in technology, amplify their voices, and chart a path forward towards a more inclusive, diverse, and innovative future for the industry.

Speakers

Radha Chavali

Chief Information Officer, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

With over two decades of rich experience at the helm of technology leadership, I specialize in spearheading digital transformations and implementing critical business systems. My expertise encompasses driving organizational change through effective project management, fostering strong client relationships, and executing strategic initiatives that propel businesses forward. As a strategic executive, I excel at aligning technology investments with corporate objectives to deliver outstanding value. My IT proficiency spans business engagement, solution lifecycle management, DevOps, security, infrastructure, support, Master Data Management(MDM) and data analytics. I am recognized for cultivating partnerships with Board and C-suite executives, engaging with global stakeholders, and driving business growth by optimizing technology investments and refining processes.

Catherine Lui

Vice President, Cyber Resilience, Wells Fargo

Enthusiastic business and technical professional with broad skill set who is committed to growing the business. Yijun’s unique knowledge base both in Finance and IT side provides her exceptional capability to translate and communicate technical concepts with diversified audience across an organization. She is motivated, goal-driven, and is continually looking to broaden her leadership experience and technical capabilities. Yijun holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Finance and Accounting Concentration), and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification. Specialties: Information Security, Internal Audit, Software Testing, Process Flow Analysis, Risk Assessment, Internal Controls, Financial Statement Analysis, Project Management Qualifications: -More than a decade years of experience with large financial institutions and global organizations - Audit experience in IT governance, data encryption, batch processing, change management, user access administration, data center infrastructures, internally supported and vendor supported technology platforms - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze business processes and determine their impact on operations and financial reporting - Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with business lines and audit teams

Laura Velasquez Magaña

Deputy Chief Business Technology Officer - Minnesota IT Services

|| Effective Leader and Strategist... leveraging relationship building, powerful questions, and creativity to get the work moving || Enterprise System and Product Owner - Governance Coordinator and Developer - Project Sponsor - Six Sigma Black Belt - Equity Chair - Project Manager and Coordinator - SharePoint Administrator