Our vibrant and passionate volunteers are the core of the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17 conference. They work on the end-to-end planning, reviewing and implementation of the program content for the conference. This year the GHCI 17 Conference Leadership includes the GHCI 17 Council, Track Chairs and Operations Council.

GHCI 17 Council 

  • Asha Poulose, Vice President-Digital Technology  & Chief Information Officer, GE Power Services,  South Asia
  • Hema Chandrasekhar, Global Head of Engineering – Staff Channels, HSBC Software Development (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Laxmi Mukund, Senior Technical Leader, Cisco
  • Nivedita Aggarwal, Director, Information Services, CA Technologies
  • Sasi Challa Tadepalli, Director Engineering, Finance Service Offering, Microsoft
  • Sushma Joshi, Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Symantec

For more details on the GHCI 17 Council click here.

GHCI 17 Track Chairs 

Track: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Data Mining
Hima Patel, Visa
Maheshwari D, Cisco

Track: Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud
Shylaja Sabbani, SAP
Smitha Mave, TiVO

Track: Emerging Technologies
Jaya Sharma, Intuit
Nandini De, Veritas

Track: Human Computer Interaction
Nimisha Mukherjee, Redhat
Nimmi Rangaswamy, Xerox

Track: Systems Engineering
Roopa Dharmapuri, Independent Consultant
Sandhya Guntreddy, Microsoft
Vasundhara Puttagunta, Google

Track: Techno Social Innovation
Arati Deo, Amazon

Track: Career Mastery
Mira Davda, Symantec
Pradnya Kulkarni, UBS
Swapna Viswanath, GE

Student Scholarships
Sowmya V Lakshmi, ANZ
Sripriya Govindarajan, Philips
Zainab Hyderi, Endeavour Technologies

Poster
Dhiviya KR, Independent Consultant
Kanika Jain, PayPal

Senior Women Leadership (Closed Door Sessions – By Invite Only)
Anuradha Anantha, HPE
Shreya Chaudhary, NetApp

Operations Council

Swetha Sivaram, IBM
Vinutha Shantiraj,  Tektronix
Zainab Hyderi, Endeavour Technologies