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 CloudNOW 5th annual ‘Top Women in Cloud’ 
 Innovation Awards Dec. 7 at 3 pm, hosted at Google
Top Women in Cloud Innovation

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.

Featuring Keynote Speakers  

 Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board,  


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), (now Unwired Planet), Portola (acquired by Netscape) & open source pioneer, Scalix.  

 Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President of Amazon Web Services 

Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec


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. 

This Years Top Women in Cloud  
Director of Engineering, Netflix

Dianne Marsh

COO, Bitnami

Erica Brescia

CTO, DigitalOcean

Julia Austin

Co-founder, VP Product, Platform9 Systems Inc.

Madhura Maskasky

Sr. Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Mary Stenzel-Poore

Senior Cloud Engineer Walmart

Megan Rossetti

CTO New Frontiers Engineering, Cisco

Monique Morrow

Vice President Data Center Group, Intel

Raejeanne Skillern

CEO and Founder, VocaliD

Rupal Patel

Senior Director Engineering, GoDaddy

Shaheeda Nizar

Vice President Global Cloud Operations & DevOps Qualys

Syamla Bandla

Director of Systems and Build Engineering, Linden Lab

Tara Hernandez


Event Schedule 

3.00pm: Sign in and networking

3.25 pm: Welcoming remarks from CloudNOW

3.30 pm: Keynote: Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board,

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

Online nominations are now closed.

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