CloudNOW Announces This Year’s Top 10 Women in Cloud Innovation Award Winners
CloudNOW reveals sixth annual Top 10 Women in Cloud Innovation Award recipients, honoring industry leaders for outstanding technical accomplishments in cloud and emerging technologies
SAN JOSE, CA, November 7, 2017 — CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, today announced the winners of its sixth annual Top 10 Women in Cloud Innovation Award.
“We are honored to recognize these outstanding women who are helping to pioneer cloud and emerging technologies,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “We applaud their achievements and thank them for blazing trails for women in technology.”
This year’s Top Women in Cloud Award winners are (in alphabetical order):
- Alice Steinglass, President, Code.org
- Beth Cohen, SDN/NFV Network Product Strategist, Verizon
- Bridget Kromhout, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
- Caroline Wong, Vice President at Cobalt.io
- Erica Windisch, Co-founder and CTO, IOpipe
- Emma Hammond, Associate Director Cloud Services, Fidelity International
- Heather Ames Versace, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Neurala
- Laura Mather, CEO and Founder, Talent Sonar
- Neha Jain, Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
- Sammie Ginger, Chief Product Owner of EUC & Mobility Solutions at HPE SimpliVity
The awards event will be held December 5 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Speakers include (in alphabetical order):
- Becky Wanta, President and CEO of RSW1C and former CTO/CIO for Best Buy, MGM and Pepsi
- Cynthia Owyoung, Founder and CEO of Breaking Glass Forums
- Martina Lauchengco, Operating Partner for Costanoa Ventures
- Merri Williamson, General Manager, Datacenter Platforms, Intel
- Siki Giunta, Managing Director, Global Strategy Lead for Journey to Cloud, Accenture
- Vint Cerf, “co-father of the internet” and Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google
In addition to the Top 10 Women in Cloud and speakers, the event will feature an announcement by CloudNOW of its STEM scholarship recipients. “We thank our premier sponsors Accenture, Google and Intel,” said DeGance Graham.
Media are welcome to attend.
is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth, including a Future Leaders STEM Scholarship for women in tech. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry and cloud thought leaders.