KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jeff Hoffman
Jeff HoffmanSerial Entrepreneur and Global Motivational Speaker
Jennifer Van Buskirk
Jennifer Van BuskirkRegional President, Northeast, AT&T Mobility
Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine
Takoi K. Hamrita, Ph.d.
Takoi K. Hamrita, Ph.d.Professor and IEEE-WIE Region 3 Coordinator
Parisa Khosravi
Parisa KhosraviFormer CNN Senior Vice President and Motivational Speaker
Alicia Philipp
Alicia PhilippPresident of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Jill Tietjen, Author
Jill Tietjen, AuthorPast National President of SWE
Karen Leland
Karen LelandPresident of Sterling Marketing Group
Saswati Collam
Saswati CollamPrincipal Innovation Evangelist, TCS CTO Office, US, Canada & Latam
Dr. Towanna Freeman, PCC
Dr. Towanna Freeman, PCCPresident of CoachDiversity Institute

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

Maryam Alavi
Maryam AlaviDean of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Kim Greene
Kim GreeneExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company
Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Pamela Whitten
Dr. Pamela WhittenChief Academic Officer at University of Georgia
Betsy Higgins
Betsy HigginsExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Becky Blalock
Becky BlalockFormer SouthernCo CIO and Author of the book Dare
Steve Bucherati
Steve BucheratiRetired Global Chief Diversity Officer Coca-Cola
Crystal Leach
Crystal LeachDirector of Discovery and Innovation at UGA
Jill Tietjen, Author
Jill Tietjen, AuthorPast National President of SWE
Kim Reitterer
Kim ReittererPresident and Founder of Elm Engineering, Inc
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.Global Speaker and Bestselling Author
Annie Anton
Annie AntonProfessor and Chair, School of Interactive Computing at GT
Jennifer Sherer
Jennifer ShererVice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Debby Stone
Debby StoneJD, CPCC, PCC. Executive Coach, Author
Serita Acker
Serita AckerExe. Director of the Ctr for STEM Opportunity and Diversity Clemson U.
Jean Wolf Smith
Jean Wolf Smithleader in Professional Services and IT
Dana Randall
Dana RandallCo-Executive Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science; ADVANCE Professor of Computing, Georgia Tech.
Angelicque Tucker Blackmon
Angelicque Tucker BlackmonCEO of Innovative Learning Concepts, LLC (ILC)
Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer JohnsonSTEAM Program Development Manager at Spelman College
Keli Kemp
Keli KempAssociate Vice President and Group Director of Planning Services for HNTB
Nancy Manley, Ph.D.
Nancy Manley, Ph.D. Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics UGA
Ritu Agarwal
Ritu AgarwalCo-Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems University of Maryland
Mary Ellen Randall
Mary Ellen RandallFounder and CEO of Ascot Technologies, Inc.
Angela Battle
Angela BattleTransmission Projects Manager at Georgia Transmission Corporation
Aneshia Y. Smith
Aneshia Y. SmithExecutive Director of the Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls
Susan Wyant
Susan WyantOracle Data & Analytics Technologies Leader, PWC
Dr. Carlee Bishop
Dr. Carlee BishopExecutive Director, Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering, Ga Tech
Dr. Liesl Folks
Dr. Liesl Folks Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Christina Ruggiero
Christina RuggieroPresident and Chief Executive Officer Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services, LLC. Chief Procurement Officer Coca-Cola Refreshmentsand Coca-Cola North America
Julia Davis
Julia DavisAflac Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kelly Barrett
Kelly BarrettVice President and Corporate Controller at The Home Depot
Dirichi Onyeukwu
Dirichi OnyeukwuCivil Engineering /Project Management Consultant
Gilda Lyon
Gilda LyonSTEM Coordinator, Georgia Department of Education
Shelley Gager
Shelley GagerProduct Marketing Manager, Baldor Electric Company
Jennifer Tillson
Jennifer TillsonVice President of Information Technology, Cricket Wireless
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.Bioengineering Chair, School of ECE, Ga Tech and CTO at Zyrobotics
Leanne West
Leanne WestPrincipal Research Scientist in the Georgia Tech Research Institute
 Miyako Schanely
Miyako SchanelyCommander, 102nd Training Division
Paige Kassalen
Paige KassalenCommercial Trainee, Covestro LLC
Anne Kaiser
Anne KaiserVice President, Community and Economic Development, Georgia Power
Radhika Subramanian
Radhika SubramanianCo-founder and CEO of Emcien
Sarah Cannon
Sarah CannonPh.D. student in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization at Georgia Tech
Dr. Neva Helena Alexander
Dr. Neva Helena AlexanderDirector of the National Educational Venture Alliance Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jenna R. Jambeck
Dr. Jenna R. JambeckAssociate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia
Michelle C. LaPlaca, Ph.D.
Michelle C. LaPlaca, Ph.D.Associate Professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Adriane B. Randolph
Dr. Adriane B. RandolphAssociate Professor of Information Systems in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University
Dr. Rebecca Levit
Dr. Rebecca LevitAssistant Professor of Cardiology at Emory University
Mononita Ghosal
Mononita GhosalPresident Globally Competent
Anya Brown
Anya BrownPhD student at the University of Georgia in the Odum School of Ecology
Dr. Towanna Freeman, PCC
Dr. Towanna Freeman, PCCPresident of CoachDiversity Institute
Jeff Hoffman
Jeff HoffmanSerial Entrepreneur and Global Motivational Speaker
Karen Leland
Karen LelandPresident of Sterling Marketing Group
Dr. Rachel Schutt
Dr. Rachel SchuttChief Data Scientist at News Corp
Stephanie Espy
Stephanie EspyFounder of MathSP Academic and Test Prep Coaching
Saswati Collam
Saswati CollamPrincipal Innovation Evangelist, TCS CTO Office, US, Canada & Latam
Gloria S. Chan, JD, PCC
Gloria S. Chan, JD, PCCSenior Vice President of CoachDiversity Institute
Elena Karahanna, Ph.D.
Elena Karahanna, Ph.D.L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business in the MIS at UGA
Michelle Wilcox
Michelle WilcoxSenior Technical Manager for Honeywell Aerospace
Dr. Pam Estes Brewer
Dr. Pam Estes BrewerAssociate Professor, Mercer University’s School of Engineering
Dr. Marisa Anne Pagnattaro
Dr. Marisa Anne Pagnattaro Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Terry College of Business
Andrea Razzaghi
Andrea RazzaghiAstrophysics Division Deputy Director NASA
Kristin L. Hunter
Kristin L. Hunter
Nita Patel
Nita PatelSystems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems
Karen S. Pedersen, P.E., F.N.S.P.E.
Karen S. Pedersen, P.E., F.N.S.P.E.2016 President-Elect IEEE-USA
Tami Maxwell Barron
Tami Maxwell BarronPresident and CEO of Southern Linc Wireless • Southern Company
Marie Mouchet
Marie MouchetCIO, Colonial Pipeline