Sampling of Our Community

Alvina Antar

Alvina Antar is an IT executive with more than 15 years of experience in business transformation, global delivery and M&A integration. She has extensive experience building high-performance global teams delivering strategic results for Fortune 50 enterprises.Alvina currently serves as the CIO of Zuora where she is responsible for IT strategy and leads Zuora’s internal business applications and infrastructure. Prior to joining Zuora, Alvina spent 17 years at Dell driving business transformation, global delivery and mergers & acquisitions. Her agile IT strategy, which focused on emerging technologies and disruptive solutions, was integral to Dell’s evolution from hardware company to end-to-end solutions provider. She has extensive experience building high-performance global teams delivering strategic results for Fortune 50 enterprises.

Alvina was a 2016 Honoree for the CIO of the Year Award, presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Times. She recently launched the first subscription CIO Exchange to create meaningful relationships with CIOs fueling digital transformation. A sought-after speaker, Alvina most recently spoke at the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference, which celebrates the most innovative women in the world. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston .

Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter is the founder and CEO of Silicon-Blitz and is recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in technology. A pioneer in the digital business revolution, Sandy most recently served as General Manager of Ecosystem Development a IBM, where she was a driving force of innovation for the last decade. Her expertise across general management, sales, marketing, strategy, and ecosystem development makes her a powerful advisor to innovative companies working with AI and IoT technologies. She currently serves on the board of Girls in Tech and advises several emerging tech companies focused on artificial intelligence.

 

As a former Fortune 25 Business Executive, Sandy is a sought-after speaker and has given talks in more than 80 countries. She has written 3 best-selling books and has been awarded more than 25 social media awards, including being named one of Forbes’ top Digital Influencers of 2016. Sandy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Duke University with degree in Computer Science and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Allison Watson

Allison Watson is a leader with almost 20 years of experience shaping sales, marketing, and operations at Microsoft. She currently serves as the company’s Corporate Vice President of US Marketing and Operations at Microsoft where she optimizes marketing and sales operations and  uses her management experience and forward-thinking business mindset to inspire both employees and Microsoft customers.

 

Alison is dedicated sponsor of  several educational programs at Microsoft including Microsoft YouthSpark, Imagine Cup, and the Microsoft Apprentice internship programs. She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Amy Bunszel

Amy Bunszel is a leader with over 20 years of experience innovating products across the technology industry. She currently serves as Vice President of Digital Engineering Products at  Autodesk where she manages product strategy and execution, championing a user experience that goes beyond usability to include research, visual design, and analytics. Her roots as a startup co-founder, combined with her deep product management knowledge and large-scale product execution expertise, make her a powerful leader and advisor in this age of digital growth.

 

At Autodesk, Amy drives growth for flagship products and leads a global team of 700 people in developing and delivering highly-adopted web services and mobile apps. With over two-dozen product offerings in both nascent and mature states, Amy’s team is responsible for more than $1.5B of Autodesk revenue and 60% of Autodesk’s subscribers.

 

A proponent of leadership development, Amy is the executive sponsor of the Product Management Leadership Team, which drives practice excellence across Autodesk’s 200+ Product Managers. She is also a member of the President’s Council for Cornell Women and an advisor to the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Program. Amy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Merline Saintil

Merline Saintil is a technology leader who has been recognized as one of the most Powerful Women Engineers in the World, a 40 under 40 honoree for Technology Diversity.Her leadership in the fast-growing sectors of cloud computing, online payments, and ecommerce distinguishes her as a trusted advisor and executive. Merline currently serves as the Head of Operations in Product & Technology at Intuit. She previously served as Head of Engineering Operations for Mobile and Emerging Products at Yahoo, where she led the development of multiple award-winning apps and scaled the organization to more than double its size through acquisitions and organic growth.

 

An advocate for diversity in tech, Merline sits on the board of Watermark, a Bay Area women’s membership organization, and on the board of Iridescent, an e-learning nonprofit that brings STEM education to underserved communities. She isa member of the Alumni Board of Directors at Carnegie Mellon, where she champions efforts to involve more women in STEM. Merline holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kara Wilson

Kara Wilson is a leader with more than 20 years of experience  driving product and corporate marketing programs in enterprise technology. She has held a number of executive positions at market-leading enterprise technology companies, including CMO of SAP Cloud, CMO of SuccessFactors, and VP of Collaboration Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, CMO of Network General (acquired by NetScout), and VP of marketing communications at PeopleSoft before its acquisition by Oracle. Most recently Kara was CMO of Okta where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy including branding, communications, partner, customer, Web, and field marketing. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at FireEye. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a celebrated Track and Field athlete and competed for the US team in two World Triathlon championships.

Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell is a well-respected leader with more than 20 years of experience crafting comprehensive, digital go-to-market strategy across the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and manufacturing industries.She currently serves as Vice President of Industry Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk, where she manages global industry and go-to-market strategy to establish Autodesk as the technology leader in digital product design and manufacturing. Her leadership spans product segmentation, positioning, messaging, pricing, and packaging for Autodesk’s disruptive new cloud SaaS offerings for the Enterprise and SMB sectors. In the past two years alone, Lisa has led the acquisition of more than 100,000 new users, successfully steering the company through the fierce competitive landscape of traditional manufacturing outlets and new cloud SaaS startups.

Lisa is a global thought leader on the future of construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing and is often called upon to assist executive leadership with positioning and communication. Her thoughts on manufacturing and small business have been published in USA Today and she is frequently invited to keynote and participate on panels at conferences across North America, Europe, and Asia. A proponent of leadership development, Lisa is an executive member of the Autodesk Women in Leadership program and an executive sponsor of Autodesk’s digital marketing training program for marketers around the world. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Boston College and an MBA, with distinction, in Marketing from Babson College.

Yvonne Wassenaar

For over 25 years, Yvonne Wassenaar has empowered companies to envision their future and ensure their continued relevance in an ever-changing world. A thought leader in cloud, big data analytics, and business digitization, Yvonne engages with leaders to scale and diversify their businesses through internal innovation and acquisition,  while mitigating associated risks.

 

Yvonne was named one of the Most Influential Women of 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times. She is a member of the Wall Street Journal CIO Network and has been quoted in major publications such as: the GE Global Innovation Barometer, the Forbes CIO Transformation Survey, and the Wall Street Journal. An advocate for more diversity in tech, Yvonne serves on New Relic’s Executive Diversity Council and on the Board of Trustees for Harvey Mudd College. Yvonne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and an MBA with top honors from UCLA.