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On International Women’s Day, Interview with Woman Leader in Tech Industry : Rashi Khurana
On International Women’s Day, Interview with Woman Leader in Tech Industry Interviewee: Rashi Khurana, Director of Engineering at Shutterstock Q1. What is your current role? My current job is amazing. I am a Director of Engineering at Shutterstock managing the eCommerce images site and the Contributor experience, working on both sides of the marketplace by providing a robust platform for both our customers and the contributor community we work with. Shutterstock is a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services. My day is full of face-to-face interactions, whether it is working on a tech project, dealing with a current tech challenge, leading daily scrum protocols with the teams, presenting discovery and work to a wider group of stakeholders, or checking in with my team members individually. The time in between these conversations is what I use to plan the projects, strategize on execution, and catch up on everything that requires my attention. Q2. Why do you feel there aren’t enough women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, specifically Technology? I believe in engaging girls in STEM education at an early age by making an effort to instill excitement about science and math early on. I come from a family of three daughters, and luckily our parents created that environment for us from the start. My dad was into math and computers and my mom was a botanist, so she loved the sciences. Getting kids excited at an early age is very important, be it through our education system or any other means. Too many women drop out of these majors early on because of the lack of excitement. Q3. Why should girls pursue an occupation in tech? There are three things today that are accelerating at a tremendous pace - Globalization, Technology and Climate Change. If we want to create a balanced world in the future we need to be a part of this acceleration otherwise women will be left behind. Change is changing at a pace greater than what was projected. For instance, before the world catches up with ride sharing apps like Uber, we’ll have self driving cars, that catch-up will be obsolete. If we don’t embrace and participate now, we won’t catch-up. The industries needs women too, they think differently, they influence the culture differently, learn differently, ask different questions and contribute differently. Inequality will decrease if we actually become equal partners which will happen if more girls will embrace STEM. Q4. What do you believe will be the biggest challenge for the next generation of women? In the tech industry, since its so heavily male-dominated, women will face the extra onus of proving themselves. If we want to break the gender wall, we need to consistently bring our share of hard work to the table and responsibility - which may mean adjustments in personal life and new ways of thinking and doing things. Q5. Tips for aspiring engineers There are few things more exciting than working at a tech company where things often happen a mile a minute. It can be intense. So much is being built at this moment that was never thought of as possible just 10 years ago. It’s a great time to be a part of the disruption, to learn the science behind all the master thinking. My advice would be: 1. Have confidence in yourself, recognize your skill sets 2. Go for it, raise your hand 3. Invest in building relationships Q6. As a woman and a leader, how do you balance the change in dynamics in a management group that has historically been dominated by men? Be yourself. Shape your own journey. Discover your own way of being heard and making the room for yourself at the table. You’ll see challenges arise, but make your voice heard and be persistent -- and over time that voice or that information you offered, knowledge and views that you shared will make room on the table and get you the eye contact. Q7. What are some of the more exciting things in the future for STEM? The future of STEM is exemplary and exponential. The world's fastest supercomputer until 2000 was ASCI Red, and it was the size of a tennis court. In 2005 Sony launched PS3 with the same amount of computing power. If Elon Musk can send people to Mars and back then maybe we will fly around the globe to get to our destinations in minutes. I also think there will be significant advances in AI and Health Care. We will soon be able to do difficult jobs like defusing a bomb using artificial intelligence and curing ailments that affect huge populations.
Jonathan Moneymaker Appointed as President, Altamira Technologies
Altamira Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions to the US Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities, announced today the appointment of Jonathan Moneymaker as President. Jonathan will lead the integrated Strategy, Operations, and Sales team overseeing all customer delivery and growth functions for the company. Jonathan joined Altamira in 2014 as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer and has played a lead role in the double digit growth the company experienced in both 2016 and 2017 as well as leading both its acquisitions of 2016. He has been the champion for numerous market initiatives which, when combined, resulted in Altamira being selected as the GovCon Contractor of the Year in 2017 in the $75-$300M category. Jonathan has extensive experience and a proven track record in support of the national security mission serving as an executive at the Fortune 50 Boeing Company as well as west coast based technology start-ups. Jonathan reports to Ted Davies, Altamira’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m very excited to announce Jonathan’s promotion to President", said Altamira CEO Ted Davies. “Jonathan’s energy and leadership are contagious and his commitment to both the national security mission and the success of our business is unmatched. I look forward to continuing to work with Jonathan as we build Altamira and deliver world class services to the national security community.”
Julia Görges to be a Porsche Brand Ambassador
Julia Görges and Porsche are intensifying their collaboration. After the most successful season of her career in which she climbed up the WTA world rankings to number 14, the Porsche Team Germany player will represent the sports car manufacturer as a national Brand Ambassador as of 1 January 2018. Together with Angelique Kerber, with whom there has been a successful partnership since the start of 2015, she will therefore be the second German tennis player to wear the Porsche patch on the WTA Tour and at Grand Slam tournaments. “With her dynamism and her fighting spirit, Julia Görges is the perfect match for Porsche,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “In 2017, she has established herself back at the top of women’s tennis and become the German number one. The achievement deserves our greatest respect. We’re delighted that the two top women in German tennis will in future both belong to the Porsche family.” “Since my win at the 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and through my Fed Cup appearances for Porsche Team Germany, I have a really special tie with Porsche,” said the 28-year old German, who, after many setbacks and injuries, has fought her way back to be one of the world’s best in 2017 with some impressive performances. “It’s a big honour for me to now also be able to represent a company of such worldwide renown like Porsche as a brand ambassador. It makes me proud and happy.” Julia Görges is the most successful German woman player in 2017. After risking a new beginning in 2015 when she replaced her whole team, she reaped the rewards this season for her courageous step. Having previously reached the finals in Mallorca, Bucharest and Washington D.C., in Moscow she added a third WTA title to the ones she had won in Bad Gastein and Stuttgart. By claiming the prestigious WTA Elite Trophy in front of tennis legend Steffi Graf, she then celebrated her biggest career win in Zhuhai, China in November. She was given the Fed Cup Heart Award by the ITF, the sport’s governing body, for her excellent display in the Fed Cup against Ukraine in Stuttgart.
NTT Communications Announces New Chief Revenue Officer for East Asia Headquarters
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group (TYO:9432), has announced the appointment of Stephen Tsang as the new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of NTT Com Asia, the company's East Asia Headquarters in Hong Kong. In this newly-created position, Stephen will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of sales and solution initiatives to drive business revenue and accelerate the company's growth. Stephen Tsang, Chief Revenue Officer, NTT Com Asia Limited The new appointment strengthens NTT Communications' vision to help customers transform business and create exceptional values in an ever-changing dynamic market. As an accomplished professional in the industry for over 25 years across Asia, Europe and the U.S., Stephen brings to the company rich senior management experience, and deep industry knowledge across product, sales and solutions gained from various global IT companies. In his new capacity, he will oversee sales and technology solution strategies, lead the company to acquire new opportunities, and drive the development of end-to-end ICT solutions which help enterprises maximize business potential. "I am excited to join NTT Communications and be part of this leading global ICT Company. I look forward to building upon the company's current successes, and accelerating its growth by fostering creativity and business collaboration across the company," said Stephen Tsang, Chief Revenue Officer of NTT Com Asia. "With NTT Communications' strong global ICT infrastructure and diverse capabilities of NTT Group companies, I believe we can deliver success to customers from different industries with the best-fit ICT solution, supporting them to stay ahead in today's dynamic and complex environment." NTT Communications is known for its robust global ICT infrastructure. The company is now looking to help enterprises to optimize their ICT environment using an end-to-end solution approach and offering a one-stop experience. Services covered include network, data center, cloud, cybersecurity, managed services, and voice & video communications, as well as tailored vertical solutions.
Chadwick International Names Frederick T. “Ted” Hill as Head of School
Chadwick International (CI, www.chadwickinternational.org), the largest international school in the metropolitan area of Seoul, has named Frederick T. “Ted” Hill as the new Head of School, effective July 1, 2018. Hill’s appointment will add momentum to CI’s strategic efforts to reinforce its presence as a leading international school in the country, and enhance its leadership in the global education sector. Hill is well known as the driving force in the creation and startup of CI. He also has served as the Headmaster of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, Calif., for 18 years. In addition to serving as Head of School at CI, he also will continue in his role as president of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation (RCF), where he has dedicated himself to increasing Chadwick’s global focus, playing leadership roles in global educational organizations and significantly expanding Chadwick’s national and international reputation. Regarding his appointment, Hill said, “I am delighted to be joining the outstanding students, faculty, and staff at Chadwick International. Having led Chadwick School for 18 years, it will be exciting to help foster and guide the fulfillment of our Mission in Korea: developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead. The energy, ambition, and innovative spirit of CI and its community are striking, and make it a uniquely compelling and rewarding place in which to teach and learn. I look forward to our continued success not only in providing a challenging, holistic, and first-rate education to every CI student, but also to being a fully engaged member of an active contributor to our Korean and East Asian communities.” Hill has spent more than three decades in K-12 and higher education and administration. He began his teaching and administration career at Graham Eckes Palm Beach Academy in Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as athletic director, dean of students, assistant headmaster and acting headmaster. He became assistant headmaster and director of development at St. Margaret’s School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He was appointed as the head of Louisville Collegiate School, where he remained until becoming Chadwick’s headmaster in 1998. Hill earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and also a master’s degree in French language and literature from Middlebury College. He is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds a bachelor’s degree in French and English. The current Head of School at CI, Shelly Luke Wille, will be returning to her home in San Francisco, Calif., to serve as Head of School at Children’s Day School. Fredrick Ted Hill, the new Head of School, (Image : Chadwick International)
Louis Boswell Appointed CEO, CASBAA
Louis Boswell, senior media and digital business leader in Asia, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, CASBAA, the Association said today. Boswell will begin his tenure on 1 January 2018, succeeding outgoing CEO Christopher Slaughter. As CEO for CASBAA, Boswell will serve as the content distribution industry’s leading advocate with industry leaders and policymakers throughout Asia-Pacific. In addition to driving the programs and initiatives of the Association, Boswell will work with business heads of the member organisations to shape positively the increasingly rapid evolution of the industry in the region. Boswell’s background in Asia includes senior positions at Discovery, ESPN Star Sports, BBC, AETN All Asia Networks and, most recently, as the General Manager, Asia for Da Vinci. His experience includes leading businesses in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and all of the major markets in southeast Asia. “Louis is one of the most well respected senior commercial executives in the content distribution industry in Asia. We are proud to have him leading our Association. Louis’s track record of leadership and insight make him an ideal fit to work strategically with in-country business and government leaders to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the industry continues to invest, innovate and evolve at an unprecedented pace”, said Joe Welch, Chair of the CASBAA Board of Directors and Senior Vice President, 21st Century Fox. “I am thrilled to be joining CASBAA”, Boswell commented. “The industry is changing and it is paramount that its representative body keeps up and is reflective of those changes. I believe the need for CASBAA is greater now than it ever has been and I look forward to making sure that we lead the industry from the front as we confront those changes.” “Louis is a true professional, able to listen, rationalise differing viewpoints and then drive execution”, said Henry Tan of ASTRO who worked closely with Boswell on the AETN All Asia Networks joint venture. “He will make an excellent head of the Association.” Boswell is an Oxford University graduate and speaks Mandarin and is proficient in Cantonese and Japanese.
OWC President, Jen Soulé Recognized at 14th Annual Stevie Awards for Women In Business
Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that company President Jen Soulé has received a Silver Stevie Award for the category Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products – 11 to 2,500 Employees at the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries were in attendance. Jen Soulé broke ground as the first person to hold the title of President of OWC, and in the past year took on a much larger role in the daily running of the company, freeing up Founder/ CEO Larry O’Connor to expand on strategizing the future direction of the organization. Soulé played a key role creating channel marketing collaboration, developing new international partners, and communicating new corporate strategy and goals. Soulé started as an OWC Sales Rep in 1997, moving on to manage the sales team before leading product development, and eventually becoming the company’s first President in 2014. Being an integral part of OWC’s growth for 20 of the company’s 29 years has given Soulé a unique perspective on the value of each department and person at OWC. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. “The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.” Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners in all categories are available at https://stevieawards.com/women/2017-stevie-award-winners
Goldman Sachs Announces New Managing Directors
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today announced that it has selected a new class of Managing Directors, effective from January 1, 2018, the start of the firm’s next fiscal year. “Our new Managing Directors have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our people, clients and culture during their tenures at the firm, and we wish them continued success as they take this important next step in their careers,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. The following individuals have been promoted to Managing Director * Full List : http://www.goldmansachs.com/media-relations/press-releases/current/managing-director-announcement-08-nov-2017.html