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Women in Cloud Accelerator in Action

Learn how cloud solution building happens in partnership with hyperscalers.
Recorded Oct 25 2019 32 mins
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Chaitra Vedullapalli and Shari Burk
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  • New Competitive Edge: Customer Acquisition Journey Through Digital Marketplaces Recorded: Aug 12 2021 59 mins
    Women in Cloud
    The customer acquisition is moved to digital. Are you ready?
    The new B2B buyer has come to expect the same easy, fast, and flexible buying experience they receive as a consumer. They want to work with brands that understand their needs, communicate how they want, and provide a connected customer experience from the first interaction through the entire relationship with that brand.

    Digital Customer Acquisition is the new battleground for the tech industry. Companies that still think they can maintain a competitive edge by having a better product or solution are already losing to brands who understand the power of providing an amazing customer experience.
    In this session, you will hear from industry leaders turning the magic quadrant on its head and changing the competitive landscape by reimagining the customer acquisition experience. Women in Cloud will be joined by Christine Puccio of F5 and Sanjay Mehta of Tackle.io who will discuss digital marketing and sales strategies for designing the customer journey from first interaction to purchase and talk about what’s working in customer success for retaining, expanding, and extending the total lifetime value of a customer. Join them as they explore partner success and the critical role that channel partners play in creating a cohesive customer experience with the vendor and partner.

    Key Takeaways Include:
    • Designing the Customer Journey – Digital Marketing & Sales Strategies
    • Customer Success – Adoption, Retention, Expansion, Referral
    • Aligning Customer and Partner Success – The Power of Marketplaces
  • Advancing Women’s Economic Future In The Cloud Computing Market Recorded: Jun 29 2021 63 mins
    Women in Cloud
    Cloud adoption is increasing job opportunities in Cloud Computing. The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has expedited a rapid surge in the adoption of cloud computing infrastructure. Businesses significantly bolster their IT spending, especially in cloud services to rollout business models that meet remote working environments and help them to stay connected with each other. So, as more and more companies invest in cloud infrastructures, a job opportunity in the cloud industry is gaining momentum.

    According to Economic Times, the cloud computing market in India is expected to reach US$4 billion by 2020, from US$2.2 billion in 2018, at an annual growth rate of 30%. This surge in the cloud market will create a million cloud computing job roles by 2022.As businesses compete to lead the cloud ecosystem, they will seek the best talent. A 2018 Pearson VUE study reported that nearly 35% of technical professionals said getting certified led to salary or wage increases and 26% reported job promotions. However, a significant gender gap exists in cloud-based roles, with women accounting for only 12% of cloud computing workers worldwide.

    This webinar is designed to help women explore opportunities to join the cloud computing workforce. In this session we will focus on helping you to provide insights, advice and solutions to get you prepared for a job in the Cloud computing workforce. Plus, learn how you can get access to free digital skilling scholarships to rapidly access cloud jobs. The panel is moderated by Stacy Tatem (WIC Brand Ambassador) and joined by Debbie Uttecht, Brenda Saucedo, and Chaitra Vedullapalli
  • Intimate Conversation: Executive Women Leading Enterprise Digital Transformation Recorded: Jun 15 2021 58 mins
    The June 15th CIO Power Panel will be an intimate conversation with the key executive women and allies leading large enterprise cloud transformations. This will be the first of Accenture’s quarterly series highlighting technology leaders who are leading from the front. It will be moderated by The Trust, The Wall Street Journal Barron’s Group, Stephanie Chang. Our objective is to provide industry POV around Cloud Journeys for 3 large enterprises, share personal and professional experiences for women leading these efforts, and discuss diversity within these programs. The conversation will highlight the benefits and challenges of a cloud transformation journey, draw additional excitement toward female leadership in technology, and showcase the collaborative partnership between Accenture and WiC and Accenture and its clients.

    Following the Power Panel, Accenture would like to offer a unique opportunity to participants: Open discussion breakout forums with key Accenture technology leaders. The intent of the sessions will be to allow participants a better opportunity to understand what Accenture is doing in the Cloud space, and how they could get involved. Breakouts will include specialized discussions with leaders from our Cloud Transformation, AWS, Azure, and Google Practice teams. Please come join these great women to hear about what opportunities may await you with Accenture!

    Interested to explore jobs with Accenture?
    Share your candidate profile to secure warm introductions with Accenture recruiters: https://womenincloud.submittable.com/submit/185452/cloudjobs-recruitment-lounge-candidate-profiles

    Code of Conduct Agreement: All attendees must agree to abide by the Women in Cloud Code of Conduct: https://www.womenincloud.com/code-of-conduct/

    By registering for this event, you are granting permission to be contacted with opportunities by Accenture
  • Ask an Event Manager with Chaitra Vedullapalli Recorded: May 26 2021 55 mins
    Chaitra Vedullapalli
    This month, we’re talking with Women in Cloud’s Chaitra Vedullapalli. Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development initiative designed to support female technology entrepreneurs. Women in Cloud curates, hosts and takes part in events that further women tech entrepreneurs and their tech solutions. Their events, including an annual summit, are focused on providing women-led businesses with access to opportunity and the ability to network with industry experts, thought leaders, and the advisor community.

    Vedullapalli will talk about the relationship between speakers and event managers, and how you can add real value from either side of the equation. She will discuss why she believes it is important for speakers to deliver more than just content. She will talk about why her approach is more of a curatorial approach. She believes in curating events to get the right mix of people, both speakers and attendees.

    You'll learn:
    - How to deliver more than just content.
    - How world-class event managers can give speakers confidence, opportunities, and experiences.
    - How curated events create a positive experience for everyone.
  • ROI Planning and Realization for Virtual Events Recorded: Feb 24 2021 62 mins
    Chaitra Vedullapalli, Erin Northern, Raisa Noelle, Samira Rehman
    Achieving your virtual event's goals can be defined as success. And, it is crucial to evaluate your event’s success from the perspective of profitability and goal retention to see how it can impact your bottom line in a positive way. Event success varies per stakeholder, and flows through various phases of sponsor management to event marketing and speaker management. One of the key areas to focus upon is Return on Investment (ROI), which will help you measure your event's success. Attend the webinar on "ROI planning and Realization for Virtual Events" and learn everything you need to know about measuring the success of your virtual event.
  • The Positive Role of Smart Technology For Child Safety Enclosed Within Clothing Recorded: Jan 15 2021 47 mins
    B'zT, LLC.
    According to FBI statistics, one child in America goes missing every 40 seconds. Young children or children with autism are especially prone to wandering around. With parent surveys, researchers found that nearly half of autistic children attempt to wander away from safe and supervised places. More than half of these wandering children go missing, often into dangerous situations. B’ZT’s group tracking app solution with machine-washable smart clothing can reduce that number by keeping children safe and connected to their parents and caregivers without inhibiting independence and well-being. In addition, B’ZT can use IoT technology and adopt augmented reality, virtual reality, or voice recognition to use in visual learning story books and interactive toys in order to aid a child’s development.
  • Creating an Inclusive Recruitment Strategy Recorded: Jan 13 2021 63 mins
    This talk will explore the value that inclusive recruitment adds from a candidate and an organization perspective, we engage four diversity, equity, and inclusion speakers to provide their unique insight.

    We will discuss the different ways inclusive recruitment can be implemented, some of the challenges or barriers to overcome, and what support is required to shift towards inclusive recruitment.

    Our panel with provide some best practices they’ve learned and been a part of in their career journeys. Our panel includes:

    Allie Knull, ResumeFree™, Founder & CEO
    Aatif Baskanderi, Startup Edmonton, Former Director
    Jennifer Kneller, Operations Research Analyst
    Rachel Wade, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Parkland Corp & Founder, Including You Consulting
    Tynan Allen, CultureING Podcast, Host
  • Design Thinking for Marketing of Virtual Events Recorded: Dec 16 2020 34 mins
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Olivia Bechthold
    Virtual events have become more commonplace in the modern era. With hundreds of people in different places at different times, these events allow businesses to reach a global audience. Planning, promoting, and hosting a virtual event requires the same attention to detail as a real-life event requires; or may be more. A concrete digital marketing plan ensure your online event won’t get lost in the digital shuffle. Attend this webinar to learn how to promote virtual events.
  • Harnessing the Power of the Clinical Data Avalanche Recorded: Nov 23 2020 35 mins
    SciMar ONE, LLC
    There is new lexicon for an old scientific challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the overabundance of COVID-19 information the “infodemic.” While COVID-19 has highlighted the challenge of identifying, aggregating and analyzing validated clinical data to fight diseases; other scientifically complicated diseases with large patient populations have the same challenge. Diseases meeting these criteria are referred to as emerging diseases, because while they may not be new, the science has evolved, and their markets are projected to emerge.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    - Discuss the data avalanche and its impact on the healthcare industry today.
    - Explain the utility of different clinical data types by various stakeholders in healthcare.
    - Determine challenges of culling the data avalanche quickly and efficiently.
    - Discuss potential pros and cons of data sharing amongst stakeholders.
  • Meet the Young CEOs: What it takes to be a Youth Entrepreneur Recorded: Nov 14 2020 45 mins
    Grace Swan
    Be inspired by youth entrepreneurs from Washington State!
    Whether it is making candles, or painting on canvases, there are many ways youth have turned their talent into a business!
    On November 14th 2020, entrepreneurs from the Seattle ActOn Children's Fair will speak on a panel to discuss what it is like being a youth entrepreneur. The topics being discussed will cover a variety of areas, such as: how they created a brand, their biggest challenges, and what advice they have for other prospective youth who want to create their own business! There will also be an adult speaker, Leah Remillét, Founder of THE CEO KID— a business course made just for kids.

    The goal for the talk is to bring light to teaching kids about becoming youth entrepreneurs while helping parents and adults understand the benefits of supporting entrepreneurship in children.
  • Be The Change: How Coming Together to Lift Up Women Founders Can Lift Us All Recorded: Nov 1 2019 32 mins
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Tanya Loh
    It’s well-documented that women-led companies deliver higher returns over time than those founded by men, yet female founders—particularly of enterprise tech startups—continue to receive significantly less access to capital. M12, Microsoft's venture fund, is partnering with Pivotal Ventures and Mayfield Fund to invest $6 million in the best B2B startups, founded by women. Learn more about #FemaleFoundersComp and how to get involved. Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 17-Dec. 15, 2019, and are open across Europe, India, Israel, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States for enterprise software and deeptech founders.
  • Women in Cloud Accelerator in Action Recorded: Oct 25 2019 32 mins
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Shari Burk
    Learn how cloud solution building happens in partnership with hyperscalers.
  • Creating IoT Offerings for Smart Business Recorded: Jun 4 2019 40 mins
    Carrie Francey, Tom Bradicich and Chaitra Vedullapalli
    IoT offers incredible revenue growth potential for companies building and bringing solutions to market, and co-selling their innovations with enterprise brands. This session outlines the 7 principles of IoT, sharing IoT Solutions tackling tourism & automotive market and exploring data and analytics to help you make faster business decisions. Established IoT partners are collaborating with emerging organizations in new ways. We will highlight examples of successful organizations thriving in the ecosystem, leveraging new types of partnerships to approach solution building and solution scaling.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Learn about 7 Principals of IoT
    - Invest in the IoT solutions to help your business become smarter
    - Connect with market leaders to adopt IoT framework


    Carrie Francey (Moderator), VP Information Builders, BI and Analytics, everything Data
    Tom Bradicich, Phd, VP IoT, HPE, 7 Principles of IoT and 1st mover innovation and leadership
    Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder, Meylah, Smart Tourism IoT, Smart City with Integrated Hospitality To Produce Economic Prosperity
  • A Walk in The Clouds: The Modern Customer Experience Recorded: Dec 4 2018 60 mins
    Jacqueline Touma, Sandy Mathis, Amy Protexter, Razia Richter
    The customer expects fast, personal and engaging experiences, integrated and aligned across touch points in real time.

    The Cloud brings along a paradigm shift in the way customers interact with the businesses and what businesses must be prepared for. Understand what the Modern Customer Experience is and how content and customer analytics are keys to success.

    Organizations need to have the right tools to capture feedback and provide needed content at each point in the life cycle.

    Learn more from our Panel of experts as they share their experiences, best practices, and lessons from leading Companies.
  • Cloud Transformation Demystified Recorded: Oct 18 2018 53 mins
    Jacqueline Touma & Chaitra Vedullapalli
    Cloud Transformation has gained greater traction in the recent years. However, to propel your business to achieve the cloud profitability that you deserve, there are three core concepts that need to be understood.

    Opportunity, Knowledge, and Actions

    It works like this:

    1. Your business realizes that there’s an opportunity to solve a problem or add value to the lives of many customers and make a recurring revenue from it.
    2. You and your team acquire the knowledge that you need to take advantage of the cloud opportunity.
    3. You and your team will execute actions based on the knowledge obtained, and your profit will be directly proportionate to how many customers you empower with Cloud technologies.

    In this webinar, we will share the secret formula for you to lead the transformation:
    1. Establishing cloud transformation principles
    2. How to develop a strategic business case & roadmap
    3. Get access to best practices & Case Studies
    4. Learn about our special offer to get you started at (no cost)
    5. Learn how to assess Cloud Hyperscalers such as Microsoft, AWS, Google in the market

    Join us in making you and your business cloud ready company. We look forward to collaborating with you.
  • Creating IoT Offerings to Make your Business Smarter Recorded: Jun 6 2018 41 mins
    Carrie Francey, Tom Bradicich and Chaitra Vedullapalli
    IoT offers incredible revenue growth potential for companies building and bringing solutions to market, and co-selling their innovations with enterprise brands. This session outlines the 7 principles of IoT, sharing IoT Solutions tackling tourism & automotive market and exploring data and analytics to help you make faster business decisions. Established IoT partners are collaborating with emerging organizations in new ways. We will highlight examples of successful organizations thriving in the ecosystem, leveraging new types of partnerships to approach solution building and solution scaling.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Learn about 7 Principals of IoT
    - Invest in the IoT solutions to help your business become smarter
    - Connect with market leaders to adopt IoT framework


    Carrie Francey – Moderator- VP Information Builders – BI and Analytics, everything Data
    Tom Bradicich – Phd, VP IoT HPE - 7 Principles of IoT and 1st mover innovation and leadership
    Chaitra Vedullapalli- Co Founder Meylah – Smart Tourism IoT – Smart City with Integrated Hospitality To Produce Economic Prosperity
  • Selling Technology: How to Build Key Relationships with your Customers Recorded: Mar 7 2018 56 mins
    Carrie Francey, Diane Updyke & Kelly Ireland
    The way in which we sell is changing, especially for women in hi-tech careers. Today’s sales environment is culture-driven, and the culture in the hi-tech industry can be a challenging place for women in leadership positions.

    The biggest change has been in collaborative conversation. There is no product discussion, we don’t talk about hardware, software or service. We discuss the problem or need in depth and work toward a proof of concept. Instead of selling big deals, the market has shifted towards proof of concept, subscription-based and selling to inform. It’s not just about sales anymore; it’s about sales and marketing alignment and how to bridge the gaps.

    Talking points will include:
    - How the market has shifted
    - How women can help and enable other women
    - Tips and tricks for selling in the world of digital transformation

    Join this expert panel with Diane Updyke, VP Sales & Advisor, Startups, Carrie Francey, VP Strategic Alliances, HPE and Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies, as they discuss these and other trends in the tech, startup and SaaS sales environment.
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Women In Cloud Summit celebrates the female entrepreneurs in the tech world; a source of inspiration and support that connects and empowers women in Washington and beyond, helping them to realize their potential and reach new growth through leading cloud industry, community, and government partners.

Our mission is to inspire, empower and accelerate the growth for women-led technology companies. We focus on digital transformation to provide digital access, digital capabilities and connections to customers through leading cloud industry, community and government partners.

The Women in Cloud Initiative is led by the Ignite WA leadership team in collaboration with Industry Partners, Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Meylah.

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