SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

November 12, 2013 07:00 ET

The Anita Borg Institute Launches 4th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India

Organization Brings Popular Women in Computing Conference to the Global Stage

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - The Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, kicks off its 4th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) tomorrow, November 13th, at the Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore, India. Following the success of the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration in Minneapolis, MN in October, GHCI promises to be the largest gathering of women technologists in India. The conference will run three days from November 13th to 15th.

The theme "Together We Rise," encourages women in computing to collaborate across many different facets of the industry to create a larger and stronger network of women within the technical community. The 2013 keynote speakers include Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India; Anjali Arora, VP Solutions Development, AllScripts; Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India; Nora Denzel, Board Member at Ericsson, Board Member at Coinstar and Board Member at Saba; and Kumud M. Srinivasan, President of Intel India.

"GHC India is very unique in its ability to bring together top women technologists in India to network, learn, share ideas, explore new work opportunities and celebrate the increasing impact women in technology are having in this region of the world," said Telle Whitney, president and CEO of The Anita Borg Institute.

GHCI brings together women in the computing industry in India, to highlight their research and further their career interests in technology. Similar to the Anita Borg Institute's annual U.S. Grace Hopper Celebration, prominent women technologists will present in both technical and career advancement sessions. The conference features keynote speakers, panels, workshops, technical poster presentations, a woman-led Hackathon, and the Women Entrepreneur Quest award ceremony.

The 2013 sponsors of GHC India include: Founding Partner - Google; Gold Sponsors - Allscripts, Cisco, Microsoft, and NetApp; Silver Sponsors - ACM India, Amazon, American Express, CA Technologies, eBay Inc, HP, Symantec, and Thomson Reuters. Additional sponsors are listed on the conference website.

For more information please visit: http://gracehopper.org.in/2013

About the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. ACM's recognition of India as a leading player in the computing area led to the establishment of ACM India to advance all aspects of computing in India. For more information, visit india.acm.org

About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 42 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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