The CloudNOW Awards recognize 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 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’.
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 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.
Julie Hanna is an entrepreneur, investor & advisor working with purpose-driven, technology companies to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. In 2015, President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Serving in roles that ranged from founding executive to founder & CEO, Hanna has pioneered products and led companies that have allowed millions of people to connect, communicate and collaborate globally. Among them, Healtheon (now WebMD), onebox.com (now Unwired Planet), Portola (acquired by Netscape) & open source pioneer, Scalix.
Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec is the Vice President and General Manager for Amazon S3, which provides AWS cloud storage for the Internet. Mai-Lan has been with Amazon Web Services for over five years. During her tenure at Amazon Web Services, Mai-Lan has also been the General Manager for compute AWS services, such as Amazon Simple Workflow, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch.
3.00pm: Sign in and networking
3.25 pm: Welcoming remarks from CloudNOW
3.30 pm: Keynote: Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva.org
3.45 pm: Keynote: Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President of Amazon Web Services
4.00 pm: Research report out Julie Parker, Kantar TNS, “Women in the Cloud Workplace”
4.15pm: Dora Kopar, Holberton School
4.20 pm: Break/ visit booths and demos
4.55 pm: Top Women in Cloud Presentations
6.00 pm: Judging /winners announced
6.05- 7.30pm: Cocktails and reception, booths open