4th Annual Top Women in Cloud Innovation Awards, 2015

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September 24, 2015, 3-7 p.m. PDT
68 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA (Cuckoo’s Nest Club)

It’s that time of year, CloudNOW’s flagship Award and Event!

The CloudNOW Awards recognize 10 outstanding women in cloud and converging technology–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. Each of the Top 10 winners has been invited to present the project that garnered her the spot on our list in a friendly ‘pitch-style-competition meets TED-talks’ where we will name the ‘Top Women in Cloud’.

MC for the event is Margaret Dawson, Global Product Marketing, Red Hat, former Top 10 Women in Cloud winner and charter community member. Our program will also feature a fireside chat with Isis Anchalee, OneLogin the founder of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer movement. CloudNOW is also delighted to be honoring Joanne Moretti of Jabil with a Lifetime Achievement award at our event this year.

Meet the Top Women in Cloud, check out cool projects, recruit elite cloud and technology candidates, and support CloudNOW’s non-profit mission and scholarship fund for girls in STEM. Join cloud end user customers and technologists, the industry’s top media and analysts, tech thought leader/ pioneers, and VCs and entrepreneurs for this highly anticipated event.

This year’s finalists, and Top Ten Women in Cloud Award are:

  • Adi Israel, TBM Consultant, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ann Wallace, Solutions Architect, Nike
  • Cornelia Davis, Director Platform Engineering, Pivotal (nominated by Intel)
  • Diane Mueller, Director of Community Development OpenShift, Red Hat
  • Jamie Miller, CIO, General Electric
  • Julie Iannelli, Director of Engineering, Calgary Scientific
  • Liz Centoni, VP GM, SP Access, Cisco
  • Mandy Storbakken, Principal Technologist, Medtronic (nominated by VMware)
  • Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder and Head of User Experience, CloudFlare (nominated by Venrock)
  • Tana Jackson, Vice President Engineering, SOASTA

The CloudNOW Award judges include:

  • Terisa Estacio- KRON-TV reporter and journalist, and former national correspondent for CBS News
  • Bernard Golden- Named by as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, author, advisor to CIO Magazine, and Advisor to CloudNOW
  • Susan Wu- Former ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud’ winner, entreprenuer and Venture Capitalist


3.00pm: Sign in, networking

3.20pm: Welcoming remarks from CloudNOW

3.30pm: Vas Bailey of Quid presents research results on women in tech

3.45pm: Keynote, Allison Randal, Distinguished Technologist, HP

4.15pm: Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Jabil’s Joanne Moretti

4.25pm: Fireside chat with Isis Wegner of #ILookLikeAnEngineer

4.30pm: Break

5.00pm: Top Women in Cloud Pitches

5.50pm: Judging /winners announced

6.00- 7.30pm: Cocktails and reception

Sponsors include: Calgary Scientific, Cisco, HP, Intel, Jabil, Pivotal, and VMware.



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