Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists
Bengaluru, India, October 23, 2019 — AnitaB.org India, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology, announced its speaker line up today for the 10th Anniversary of Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI). GHCI is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM India.
GHCI is Asia’s largest technical conference for women technologists. The Celebration will be held from November 6-8, 2019, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). A record 5,376 women technologists from the across the world attended GHCI in 2018.
“2019 is a landmark year for Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI), as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Celebration and the achievements and future of women in technology,” said Maggie Inbamuthiah, Managing Director for AnitaB.org India. “GHCI will continue to support and inspire women technologists to break boundaries and transform the world of technology. “Over the years, GHCI has played a significant role in raising the profile of all women in technology, encouraging young women to consider careers in tech, giving companies the venue to showcase their diversity, equity, and inclusion credentials, and serving as a resource to recruit for diversity,” added Maggie.
“We are delighted to be back in Bangalore for the 10th Anniversary of GHCI,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org. “Bangalore hosts our second largest event and it’s inspiring to see this community come together to continue the movement to reach global 50/50 intersectional gender equity in tech by 2025. GHCI will celebrate the wealth of talent here in the region and showcase the incredible and innovative female technologists present in this community.”
GHCI 19 highlights include sessions on the latest technologies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Agile and DevOps, High Performance Computing, Emerging Technologies, Design and Product Evolution, Tech Workshops, Hardware and Internet Of Things (IoT), and Tech for Social Impact. Confirmed speakers include:
- Keynote: Padmasree Warrior, CEO, Fable
- Keynote: Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM
- Keynote: Beena Ammanath, Founder, Humans for AI
- Suparna Bhattacharya, Distinguished Technologist, HPE
- Debra Danielson, CTO, Digital Guardian
- MS Deepika Lohia, Director, NITI Ayog
- Reena Dayal, Head, Garage India Microsoft; Founding member, Quantum Computing sig in IEEE
- Sharad Sharma, Co-foudner, iSpirit; Member, SEBI Fin Reg committee; RBI high level task force, Public Credit Registry
- Prof. Arun Kumar Pati, JC Bose National Fellow 2019; Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Science
This year, GHCI 19 is also collaborating with IEEE to publish original research in computing.
Attendees at GHCI 19 can also look forward to the Career Fair (exclusively for women in technology), Poster Session, Speed Mentoring, TechTalks, and Expert Meetups. A huge attraction at GHCI 19 will be the Tech Expo, which will showcase some of the latest technology products and solutions from the world of startups and large organizations.