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CloudNOW 5th annual ‘Top Women in Cloud’ Innovation Awards (12/7)

CloudNOW 5th annual ‘Top Women in Cloud’ Innovation Awards

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Watch the CloudNOW 5th annual ‘Top Women in Cloud’ Innovation Awards on theCUBE:

Guests Included

Syamla Bandla
VP Global Cloud Operations & Devops, Qualys

Syamla Bandla

Interview Overview: Is Multi-Cloud Security at Mass Scale the Sum of Tiny Tasks done Constantly?
Syamla Bandla VP of global cloud operations and DevOps at Qualys Inc., was honored at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards for her work on security at scale and other areas. She stopped by theCUBE and talked about whether multi-cloud security is mass scale the sum of tiny tasks done constantly. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Erica Brescia
Co-founder & COO, Bitnami

Erica Brescia

Interview Overview: How One Company is Simplifying the Use of Cloud Platform Software
Erica Brescia, co-founder and COO of Bitnami, recently discussed Bitnami’s role in providing packaged software solutions to major cloud platfoms, making that software easier to use, and how her career path took her from sales to COO of Bitnami. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

April Bryant
VocalID Customer

Rupal Patel

Interview Overview: Combining Computer Tech and Speech Science Gives a Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak
Rupal Patel and April Bryant, a VocaliD customer, recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in Mountain View, CA. They discussed the original idea behind unique digital voices, as well as why it is so important for people to have a voice that reflects who they are in the world. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Mai Lan Tomsen Bukovec
VP and GM, Amazon S3 (Amazon Web Services)

Mai Lan Tomsen Bukovec

Interview Overview: VP Says She Climbed the Tech Ladder to Amazon by Learning ‘Innovation as a Skill’
Mai Lan Tomsen Bukovec, VP and GM of S3 at Amazon Web Services, told Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, why she the topic of innovation for her speech at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards. CloudNow is a non-profit consortium of leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Jocelyn DeGance Graham
Founder, CloudNow

Jocelyn DeGance Graham

Interview Overview: CloudNOW Aims to Bring More Women to the Cloud Industry
Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW, sat down with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards in Mountain View, CA. The two discussed why and how DeGance Graham founded CloudNOW and the work she does in continuing to bring more women to the industry. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Julie Hanna
Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva.org

Julie Hanna

Interview Overview: Initiative Inspires and Finances Entrepreneurs Around the World
Julie Hanna, executive chair of the board at Kiva.org, recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the CloudNOW – 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in Mountain View, CA. CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies. Hanna and Martin discussed what inspired Hanna to be an entrepreneur, as well as what draws women to technology. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Tara Hernandez
Director of Systems Engineering, Linden Labs Inc.

Tara Hernandez

Interview Overview: Mentoring the High-Tech Community to Strengthen its Future
Tara Hernandez, director of systems engineering at Linden Labs, Inc., the winner of a CloudNOW award, Hernandez recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the CloudNOW – 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in in Mountain View, CA. In addition to Hernandez’s surprise start in technology, they discussed the importance of mentoring and giving back to the community. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Dao Jensen
CEO, Kaizen Technology Partners

Dao Jensen

Interview Overview: Supporting Diverse Perspectives to Make the Cloud Community Better
Dao Jensen, CEO of Kaizen Technology Partners, recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the CloudNOW – 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in Mountain View, CA. (*Disclosure below) They discussed her work with CloudNOW, as well as the importance of different points of view in technology. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Dora Korpar
Student, Holberton School

Dora Korpar

Interview Overview: Providing a Project-Based Alternative College for Software Engineers
Dora Korpar, a student at the Holberton School, recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at the CloudNOW – 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in Mountain View, CA. They discussed what brought Korpar to the Holberton School and where she hopes her training will take her in the future. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Dianne Marsh
Director of Engineering, Netflix

Dianne Marsh

Interview Overview: Of Automation and Autonomy: Open-Source Tool Automates Cloud Deployment (with Layovers)
Dianne Marsh, director of engineering tools at Netflix Inc., spoke about the open-source cloud tool she helped create, called Spinnaker, a Continuous Delivery platform. Her efforts on the technology were recognized at CloudNOW, the 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards. Marsh told Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, about the double-edged sword that automation presents. (*Disclosure below) “If you say ‘continuous delivery,’ people are like, ‘Wait a minute — I’m not ready for that train to go. I might need to stop on the way,’” she said. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Madhura Maskasky
Co-Founder, VP Product, Platform9 Systems Inc.

Madhura Maskasky

Interview Overview: How One Company Embraced Multi-Cloud and Created a Platform Around It
Madhura Maskasky, co-founder and VP of product at Platform9 Systems, sat down with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio. The pair discussed the founding of Platform9, as well as the efforts to promote gender equality within the company.Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Monique Morrow
CTO-Evangelist, New Frontiers Development & Engineering, Cisco

Monique Morrow

Interview Overview: What is the ‘Humanized Internet’ and Freedom-as-a-Service?
Monique Morrow, CTO and evangelist of New Frontiers Development and Engineering at Cisco Systems Inc., sat down with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, from the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards in Mountain View, CA. Morrow and Martin talked about Morrow’s career and diverse background, the various influences and support she had from people that encouraged her to succeed, and how that diversity and encouragement helped her create her “humanized internet” project. She also discussed her forthcoming book, “Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change.” Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Shaheeda Nizar
Senior Director of Engineering, GoDaddy

Shaheeda Nizar

Interview Overview: Why Culture and Teamwork are as Important as Tech in this Company’s Cloud Strategy
Shaheeda Nizar, senior director of engineering at GoDaddy Operating Company LLC, spoke at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards about her team-leading experience at GoDaddy. “I was really inspired by how far they’ve been able to go, how much business they’ve been able to build with relatively small investments in technology,” she told Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Julie Parker
SVP, Kantar TNS

Julie Parker

Interview Overview: Tech ‘Her-Archy’: What the Satisfaction Gap Says About the Achievement Gap
Julie Parker, SVP at market research agency Kantar TNS, discussed her organization’s findings at the CloudNOW conference. Speaking with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, Parker went on to highlight one group of women voicing dissatisfaction with their jobs in tech: the newbies. “[They] tend to be on the individual contributor side, so potentially ones that are younger starting off in their career, maybe not having the best experience,” Parker said, speculating that gender bias and a lack of female mentors may be factors. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Rupal Patel
CEO and Founder, VocalID

Rupal Patel

Interview Overview: Combining Computer Tech and Speech Science Gives a Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak
Rupal Patel and April Bryant, a VocaliD customer, recently joined Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards, held in Mountain View, CA. They discussed the original idea behind unique digital voices, as well as why it is so important for people to have a voice that reflects who they are in the world. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Mary Stenzel Poore
Senior Associate Dean for Research, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Mary Stenzel Poore

Interview Overview: The Collaborative Cancer Cloud: Intel and OHSU Team up for Cancer Research
Mary Stenzel Poore, senior associate dean for research at Oregon Health and Sciences University, discussed her organization’s findings at the CloudNOW conference. During the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards in Mountain View, CA, Stenzel-Poore spoke with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio. She discussed the collaboration in cancer research between OHSU and Intel, her role as liason in that partnership, and how their work is making it easier to find the proper cancer treatment for individuals worldwide. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

Megan Rossetti
OpenStack Operations, Walmart

Megan Rossetti

Interview Overview: Walmart Uses Multi-Cloud Platform to Expand Beyond E-commerce
Megan Rossetti, senior cloud engineer at Walmart, sat down with Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), host of theCUBE*, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards in Mountain View, CA. Rossetti and Martin discussed Walmart’s transition to a multi-cloud environment, as well as some of the inspiration Rossetti has given and received while associated with this project. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.
 

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