Forbes magazine has named four Indian-origin women in America’s top 50 women in tech 2018, reports the Deccan Herald. The list identifies three generations of futuristic technologists, who lead more than a dozen tech sectors across the world.
Padmasree Warrior, Komal Mangtani, Neha Narkhede and Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan are on the list that includes tech heavyweights IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive, Anne Aaron.
Padmasree Warrior helped Cisco systems grow in influence through various acquisitions. She is also a board member in Microsoft and Spotify. "Warrior still finds the time to mentor other women in the tech industry, stay in touch with her 1.6 million Twitter followers and follow a nightly meditation routine," the magazine said.
An alumnus from the Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology in Gujarat, Komal Mangtani now heads the business intelligence at app-cab aggregator Uber. At present, Komal is on the board of nonprofit organisation- Women Who Code - and led the Uber's USD 1.2-billion donation and partnership with the organisation to empower more women in the field of computer science.
Neha Narkhede, after helping develop a data processing software, Apache Kafka for LinkedIn, founded an enterprise with her LinkedIn co-workers, Confluent. The data processing software, which processes a massive influx of data coming from the site in real-time, becomes the heart of the enterprise. Her firm has Goldman Sachs, Netflix and Uber as customers.
Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan's Drawbridge uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify the different devices used by people. "As the number of devices people use on a daily basis -- computers, laptops and smartphones -- increase, advertisers need a way to show ads to a person across all their devices. Facebook and Google already offer these services to advertisers, but now they have a competitor with Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan's Drawbridge," Forbes said.
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