Women Transforming Technology is designed to continue the important conversation on advancing women in the workplace across the technology industry. In-line with International Women's Day, the theme for this year's forum is "#PressForProgress". Featuring inspiring role models that have shattered the "glass ceiling" in a male-dominated industry, this forum aims to discuss and tackle issues that are top of mind for women in technology and explore how we can better create and support an inclusive environment at work, in the technology space and our communities in Southeast Asia & Korea and beyond. This year's keynote speakers are Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer of VMware; and Anna Gong, Chief Executive Officer of Perx and Winner of Technology Singapore Women Entrepreneur Award 2017 as well as LinkedIn 2017 CEO Power Profiles. Our panel of executive leaders will share thought-provoking insights on the following topics - breaking stereotypes, empowering women leaders and women representation.
|Date:||9 April 2018, Monday|
|Time:||17:00 - 19:00 (This session will take place before the Welcome Reception)|
|Venue:||Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Tower Ballroom - Banyan Room, Lobby Level|
Women on a Mission
Her Planet Earth
Director and Head of Infrastructure Service Delivery
Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe
the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Indonesia Country Manager
Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.
Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company's first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor - while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.
Gelsinger earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, his bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds seven patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications.
Anna Gong is the CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies Pte Ltd, the leading mobile customer engagement SaaS company, backed by the co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin and Golden Gate Ventures. Previous to joining Perx, her 5th startup experience, Anna was Vice President of Channels Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan at Infor where she's responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution of the channels sales business.
Anna brings 20 years of technology experience in management consulting and enterprise software, spanning the U.S., Asia Pacific & Japan.
Prior to Infor, she was leading the Cloud, Virtualization, and Service Automation business units at CA Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan. Anna has held multiple leadership roles, based out of San Francisco. She established and managed the Asia Pacific business for Wily Technology, the pioneer of web application performance and diagnostics, before CA Technologies acquisition of Wily in 2006 for US$375M.
Anna also worked in management consulting at PwC and with various technology startups prior to Wily, playing a key role in implementing large scale SAP ERP systems, fund raising, developing and executing successful operations in direct sales and partner driven models.
A winner of the Singapore Women Entrepreneur Award 2017 and LinkedIn 2017 CEO Power Profiles, Anna also serves as an industry spokesperson in Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Mobile Consumer Engagement and A.I. and has been featured in CNBC, Bloomberg, and Forbes.
Anna has also spoken at many key tech conferences including Cloud Connect, CommunicAsia, ASEAN CIO Summit, CIO Academy, Echelon, InnovFest Unbound, CIO & CXO Leaders Summit, Tech In Asia, and numerous Fintech and InsureTech conferences.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).