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Women in Tech and sprinters get together to bring you a Monthly Forum on tech and entrepreneurship.

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Women in Tech and sprinters get together to bring you a Monthly Forum on tech and entrepreneurship.

Fast track your career and startup, connect with like minds all from the comfort of your home.

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THUR 30 JAN | 5pm UKT | 6pm CET | 9am PST | 12pm EST

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12:00 Event Open for Networking

12:30 Welcome & Introduction

12:40 Topic: Ethics and AI Panel Discussion

Raashi Saxena is a consultant for Gapminder Foundation, a Swedish non-profit that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. She is also a Local Expert for Studio INTO, a fast-growing international research consultancy.

Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education for Smith.ai, which provides small business communication services, including their virtual receptionist & intake service, live website chat, AI chatbot, and SMS text answering.

13:10 Networking Exercise

13:40 Topic: Keys to breaking the glass ceiling for women

Janet Schijns is CEO of JS Group and a former Fortune 500 C-suite executive. She was named Channel Influencer of the year in March 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. She most recently was EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, generating recurring revenue from higher margin solutions. Prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist and ran business products for Verizon Business.

14:10 Interactive Exercise

14:30 Topic: Best practices of Data Science for your startup

15:00 Post-event networking

Raashi Saxena

Raashi Saxena is a consultant for Gapminder Foundation, a Swedish non-profit that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. She is also a Local Expert for Studio INTO, a fast-growing international research consultancy. Raashi has been a speaker at several international forums such as UN Internet Governance Forum, RightsCon, World Learning events, Campus Party and Communities & Technologies for her contributions in the Internet Governance space. Her capacity building & advocacy efforts in the North East region of India have helped rural women fight against Internet Shutdowns.

Raashi is a dynamic community builder, engineer with strong knowledge and background of using technology to build inclusive environments that celebrate the cross disciplinary creators and inventors in her local community. She has been an active member of the TED community since 2014 and is the primary licensee for TEDxKoramangala. She is currently the Vice Curator of the Bangalore Chapter of the Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative. Here she serves as a steering committee member for an official Global Shapers Project (Shaping Fashion), a grassroots initiative across the globe to transform the fashion industry into a more sustainable one.

Maddy Martin

Maddy Martin is the head of growth and education for Smith.ai, which provides small business communication services, including their virtual receptionist & intake service, live website chat, AI chatbot, and SMS text answering. She has spent the last decade growing tech startups from New York to California, and has expertise in digital marketing, small business communications, lead conversion, email marketing, SEO, content marketing, social media, affiliate networks, event marketing, and partnerships. She speaks nationwide on the intersections of marketing, small business growth, and affordable technology. Maddy can be reached at maddy@smith.ai.

Janet Schijns

Janet Schijns is CEO of JS Group and a former Fortune 500 C-suite executive. She was named Channel Influencer of the year in March 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. She most recently was EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, generating recurring revenue from higher margin solutions. Prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist and ran business products for Verizon Business. Additionally, Janet ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired expert in the industry regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events.

She is a visionary leader who through innovation and transformational action-oriented plans drives tangible results. She is a seasoned presenter who captivates audiences with her simple yet powerful approach to the complicated world of the business of technology. She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. Whether it is your business or your career - rapid growth is Janet’s mantra. Her clients regularly increase revenues by more than 40% and achieve unparalleled share growth in the markets they cover. Janet has spent the past two decades in technology, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted advisor. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of Women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing Women in the technology industry. She practices what she preaches having earned numerous industry channel awards, including three 5-Star Channel Program Awards (Motorola, Verizon and Cisco).

A native of the Garden state, she now resides in Florida with her husband Roy and has two children Sean (a real estate investor and entrepreneur) and Ashlyn (a college professor).

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