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CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and career development, including merit-based STEM scholarship funding.
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Awards

‘Top 10’ Women in Cloud Awards

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The Women making a mark 

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CloudNOW has found that a critical means to garner industry support and promote our Mission has been through the outreach produced by CloudNOW’s flagship award and event, ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud’. This awards event recognizes outstanding cloud and converging technology projects­­ honoring female led teams who have used technology to solve real world business problems; contribute to society/ community in a significant way, or; innovate and move the industry forward. The Award moves away from ‘personality’ driven accolades and puts the focus on outstanding individuals at any level of an organization, whether Founder, or an individual contributor.  

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As part of the event program, winners of the ‘Top 10’ are invited to present their projects that earned them the spot on our list in a friendly pitch style competition. For many of our presenters we find this is often the first public forum in which they’ve shared their work, and many are inspired to continue public speaking and evangelisation, including eventually headlining industry events. It’s a core mission of CloudNOW to support and promote female talent, and we are especially proud that these awards offer a jumping off point for many of the winners to accelerate their careers and take their rightful place in the spotlight, not as a ‘woman ­in ­tech’ but simply as an expert.

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The Main Event

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Judges for the event are selected from the top echelon of the industry. We draw from past ‘Top 10’ winners, noted analysts, speakers, and industry pioneers. Sponsors of the event have included IBM, HP, Cisco, Pivotal, Red Hat, Intel, and many more. 

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Attendees of this event include 1) Cloud, open source and converging technology expert practitioners; 2) media and analysts; 3) tech thought leaders/ pioneers; 4) VCs and entrepreneurs.  CloudNOW has doubled event attendance year over year since the inception of the Awards event.

Winners have included (alphabetical)

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  • Alolita Sharma, Director of Engineering, Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Ann Wallace, Solutions Architect, Nike
  • Cornelia Davis, Director Platform Engineering, Pivotal
  • Diane Mueller, Director of Community Development OpenShift, Red Hat
  • Jamie Miller, CIO, General Electric
  • Jill T. Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Lauren States, CTO of Cloud Computing, IBM
  • Michelle Zatlyn, Co­Founder of CloudFlare
  • Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco
  • Poulomi Damany, Vice President of Product, BitYota (Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Rathi Murthy, Vice President Technologies, American Express
  • Rhonda Vetere, Chief Technology Officer, Estee Lauder

CloudNOW Innovation Awards Hosted By Google 
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