Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 25 from 11:30 AM – 12:30PM PST

Please join us virtually for a Women in Unified Data Analytics Panel Discussion at Spark + AI Summit and hear from female leaders from ShopRunner, Comcast and Toyota Research Institute for a panel discussion. Following the discussion, there will be an interactive Q&A session with the speakers. Come hear how these leaders in Data & AI unite and grow their teams of data scientists, analysts, and engineers to drive change in their respective industries.

This event is for Spark + AI Summit attendees only, but the Summit is free general admission to register. Sign-up today to reserve your spot!


Ali Vanderveld
Director of Data Science

Rama Assaf-Smith
Director, Eng. Ops, Analytics

Franziska Bell, PhD
Senior Director, Machine Assisted Cognition and Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery
Toyota Research Institute


Caryl Yuhas
Sr. Manager, Field Engineering

Women Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jennifer Chayes
Associate Provost, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS)

Amy Heineike
Principal Product Architect

Kim Hazelwood
West Coast Head of Engineering of FAIR

Brooke Wenig
Machine Learning Practice Lead

Sue Ann Hong
Software Engineer

Lauren Richie
Software Engineer

Sarah Bird
Principal Program Manager

Leide Cabral
Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager

Speakers from other sessions happening at summit:

Cindy Mottershead

Cindy Mottershead
Software Architect, Blackbaud


Cristine Dewar

Cristine Dewar
Data Scientist, Affirm


Daili Zhang
Senior Tech Advisor, Halliburton


Holden Karau
Software Engineer, IBM


Jing Pan
Sr. Staff Data Scientist/User Experience Researcher, eHealth Inc.


Jun Ma
Engineer, Adobe, Inc.


Ke Jia
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation


Kira Lindke
Data Specialist, IBM


Kirby Prowting
Data Engineer, Mars


Lara Minor
Senior Enterprise Data Manager, Columbia Sportswear


Manju Vijayakumar
Lead Software Engineer, Salesforce


Mary Grace Moesta
Customer Success Engineer, Databricks


Maryann Xue
Software Engineer, Databricks


Maureen Teyssier
Chief Data Scientist, Reonomy


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Meaghan Kosmatka
Senior Engineer, Deere & Company


Michelle Un
Director of Data Engineering, CVS Health


Nedra Albrecht
Senior Data Engineer, Zillow Group


Prabha Rajendran
Technical Lead of Data and Business Intelligence, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration


Priyanka Gomatam
Software Engineer, Microsoft


Rashmina Menon
Senior Data Engineer, GumGum


Reema Kuvadia
Software Engineer, Microsoft


Rose Toomey
Software Engineer, Coatue Management


Sailee Jain
Senior Software Engineer, Informatica


Sandhya Raghavan
Senior Data Engineer , Virgin Hyperloop One


Sarah Hantosi Albertsson
Development Engineer, Scania CV


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Sheila Stewart
Solutions Architect, Databricks


Shengsheng Huang
Senior Software Architect, Intel


Sonjia Waxmonsky
Senior Data Scientist, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Illinois


Sudha Viswanathan
Senior Software Engineer, Walmart Labs


Ting Chen
Engineering Manager, LinkedIn


Victoria Morris
Senior Systems Specialist, Atrium Health


Vini Jaiswal
Customer Success Engineer, Databricks


Vishakha Sharma
Principal Data Scientist, Roche


Zoe Lin
Software Engineer, LinkedIn