Speakers

The SPEAKER panel

Ishita Majumdar
Global Head of Core Technology Products
eBay Inc

 

Biography

Jenn Bennett
Technical Director, Office of the CTO

Google

Biography

Jen inspires customers to transform their business through data, analytics and machine learning. The transformation of business models, product and operational excellence, and innovation all depend on modern technology empowering people and machines with the right insight, at the right time, to make the best decisions. Leveraging modern technology to build sustainability into everything we do and collaborate with customers to achieve a sustainable future. 

Jen holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s of Science in BioEngineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Jen is an Agile evangelist, Co-Active coach and InnovationGames facilitator. 

Kelly Bissell
Global Senior Managing Director

Accenture Security

Biography

Kelly Bissell leads Accenture’s Global Security business, and in this role he spearheads Accenture’s commitment to help clients build resilience against cyber risks, accelerate digital business growths. With a commitment to help clients innovate—but securely —Kelly has a vision to help businesses embed security in everything they do. He also helps client boards understand “the new,” and think about security risks with a balance of cost and risk.  With more than 30 years of security industry experience, Kelly specializes in breach incident response, identity management, privacy and data protection, secure software development, and cyber risk management. 

Lisa O’Connor
Managing Director
Accenture

Biography

Lisa is a senior executive at Accenture who leads our Global Security Research and Development for Accenture Technology Labs. As the lead for Global Security Research and Development, she curates and manages an portfolio of Cyber research including Threat Intelligence, Advanced Cyber Hunting, Orchestration for Resilient Cyber Architectures, Edge Analytics, Analytics and Machine Learning, Active Defense and Security of the Industrial Internet of Things.

She is recognized by ISC2 as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and by the NSA as an INFOSEC Analyst and a Cryptologic Engineer.

Marie Wiese
Founder & Host
Women Talk Tech

Biography

Marie Wiese is the host of the podcast Women Talk Tech, which reaches an audience of more than 40,000 people in the tech sector. Her new venture WomenTalkTech.info, provides research and workshops to evolving tech companies to help them build programs to advance women in tech. Marie has worked in the tech sector for 30 years and currently helps companies digitally transform their sales and marketing functions using marketing automation. She is the founder and president of Marketing CoPilot based outside Toronto, Canada and an instructor at the University of Toronto. Connect with Marie at mariewiese.com, marketingcopilot.com or womentalktech.info.  

Radia Funna
Special Advisor, Programs, Partnerships & Innovation
United Nations

Biography

Radia is a futurist and business coach leading transformation programs for clients in the private and public sectors.  Her work includes secondment as Head of Innovation at the United Nations’ Secretariat where she led the launch of its first innovation unit and IT transformation programs at Verizon. 

A theorist, she launched “Disruptive Organizational Strategy” in 2011 to help deeply entrenched systems adapt to global disruption (founding Build n Blaze to serve this practice); and more recently, in 2017, “Exponential Human” or “xHuman”; to explore the co-evolution of human and machine.

Radia is a UN special advisor and UN SDG advocate. 

 

Sub Datta
Co-Founder & CEO
CompanionMx

Biography

Sub Datta is the Co-Founder and former CEO of CompanionMx, a digital health technology company with a proven platform for proactive mobile behavioral health monitoring for better clinical outcomes. Born out of the MIT Media Lab and clinically validated at Harvard Teaching hospitals and VA, its solution uses active monitoring of voice features and passive monitoring of smartphone metadata to continuously produce acoustic and behavioral biomarkers that predict mental health symptoms.

Sub has an MBA from MIT Sloan, MS in Engineering Systems from MIT, MS in Materials Science from Ohio State University and B.Eng. in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee(India).

 

Tasha Jones
President
Twenty39

Biography

Tasha Jones is a U.S. Navy Veteran and Founder of Twenty39 with more than twenty years’ experience in the Defense and Intelligence communities as an analyst, engineer and leader. Tasha is a recognized problem solver and turnaround PMP who is adept at re-engineering processes, projects and programs. After leaving the Navy and attending the New York Institute of Technology for her MBA, Tasha joined the US Department of Justice where she spearheaded multiple high-visibility project turnaround efforts for major IT systems. She founded Twenty39 with a mission to use data to solve complex problems for mission critical markets.    

Tracey Welson-Rossman
Founder
TechGirlz Charitable Foundation

Biography

Tracey is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based software consulting firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz.

Tracey advises leading companies on their STEM programs and has been a contributor to Forbes and a speaker at the Philadelphia Women’s March.

Tracey began her career in retail management and advertising, before acquiring child transportation company KangaKab and expanding it to Pennsylvania. In addition to leading the branding and marketing strategy for Chariot, she helped grow the company 5x since its launch. Tracey is a founding board member of Philadelphia Startup Leaders and board member for Creating IT Futures and WXPN.

 

Trisha de Borchgrave
Senior Associate
Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy

Biography

Trisha de Borchgrave is a freelance writer based in London. She writes on current affairs and culture and her work has been widely published by online and print publications, including HuffPost, Chatham House’s “The World Today”, Vogue UK, Tortoise Media, Arab News, ABS Spain, The World Weekly and The Big Smoke Australia.

She is a senior associate at Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy and regularly chairs panel discussions on philanthropy, entrepreneurship, the development and humanitarian sectors, digital, gender and art.

 

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