GHCI 2015 Program Chair: Smitha Lahiri

Smitha Lahiri is an experienced leader in the technology industry. Over the span of her career, she has worked across technologies and domains spanning Enterprise Applications, Telecommunications and e-Governance. During her tenure at Intel, she led the development of supply planning applications that enabled a world class supply chain at the company. She has a patent for a software framework developed for the operation and administration of Intel netstructure telecom products. Having worked in the corporate world for twenty years, she decided to reinvent herself, exploring other interests in life and alternate avenues to keep her passion for technology alive. She has been associated with the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) conference since its inception and has been an active member of the advisory committee for the past few years. It is her passion of to give back to the community of technical women that keeps her engaged with the cause.

“The theme is often what sets the tone in our minds. We want women to walk away with a belief that regardless of what roles each one is in and what points of their career they are in, it is time to step forward and lead from the
front.”