Speakers

KEYNOTE: Janice Little

Chief Diversity Officer, Lowe's

KEYNOTE: Janice Little

As chief diversity officer, Janice Little is responsible for culture and Lowe’s global diversity and inclusion strategy, working closely with leaders across the enterprise to expand and develop...

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Keynote: Kate Starbird

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Keynote: Kate Starbird

Kate Starbird is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and Director of the Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) Laboratory....

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Sudeshna Banerjee

Senior Vice President and Data Science Executive, Bank of America

Sudeshna Banerjee

Sudeshna Banerjee is the Data Science Executive in Bank of America.  In this role, she serves as data science strategist focusing on leading initiatives centered around leveraging and...

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Bhavana Bartholf

General Manager, Microsoft

Bhavana Bartholf

Bhavana Bartholf is a General Manager at Microsoft and a long-time Microsoft Veteran. She currently leads the strategy and execution of a $1B Cloud business for the South-East Region and leading...

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Dr. Rumman Chowdhury

Global Lead, Responsible AI, Accenture Applied Intelligence

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury is the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable and...

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Sherrell Dorsey

CEO of BLKTECHCLT and ThePLUG

Sherrell Dorsey

Sherrell Dorsey is a tech journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker. Sherrell runs community development consulting company BLKTECH Interactive which manages BLKTECHCLT, North Carolina’s first hub...

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Fatma Mili

Dean, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte

Fatma Mili

Fatma Mili the Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte. She joined UNC Charlotte in August 2017 from Purdue University where she served respectively as Department Head of...

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Pinky Parsons

Chapter Director, ChickTech Charlotte

Pinky Parsons

When her nose isn't buried in a book, Pinky is probably out in her kayak, doing yoga, or tinkering with technology. By day, she's a Software Engineer Lead at Passport in Charlotte, NC....

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Kay Read

Executive Director, Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative

Kay Read

Kay Read is the Executive Director of the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative.  She is a longtime collaborator and connector working with industry, academia, government and economic...

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Shannon Versaggi

Vice President of Channel Marketing-Lowe's

Shannon Versaggi

Shannon Versaggi was named Vice President of Channel Marketing for Lowe’s in 2018.  She is responsible for leading the effort to develop and execute holistic channel plans inclusive of paid and...

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