April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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The Diversity of Innovation

This panel will focus on the links between diversity and inclusion strategies with technical innovation, talent recruiting and retention, male advocacy, and the OpenStack community. 

The panelists were nominated by the Women of OpenStack.


Tuesday, April 26, 4:40pm-5:20pm (9:40pm - 10:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Intel, Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center
Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, a position he's held since its founding in 2003. Sousou is responsible for Intel's efforts in open source software across a wide range of technologies and market segments, including enterprise Linux and related technologies such as virtualization,... FULL PROFILE
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of SanDisk’s Open Source Strategy Office. She first glimpsed the power of open source while at SGI in the 90s and has been building bridges between hardware developers and the open source community ever since.     Nithya has been an advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in open source and promoting diverse ways of... FULL PROFILE
Dorian Naveh is a Senior Director in EMC’s Technology Alliances organization and is focused on building EMC’s OpenStack partner ecosystem.  Dorian has successfully led alliance efforts for some of EMC’s most strategic relationships and is now concentrating on enabling 3rd platform opportunities with key emerging partners.  For nearly 20 years, Dorian’s passion... FULL PROFILE
Brad McLain is a social scientist who serves as a researcher with NCWIT. He also co-directs the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative (XSci) at CU Boulder.  Dr. McLain's research focuses on identity development in relation to STEM learning and career pathways, including the nature and impacts of extraordinary experiences and how such experiences may change our sense of self... FULL PROFILE