Join the Churchill Club for a frank and lively discussion with Silicon Valley movers and shakers about what's new and what matters most for women in business and technology in 2009.
The panel includes: the principal of a top tech management consulting company; the senior partner for one of the Big 4 auditors; the CEO of a hot multimedia design company; the SVP and CIO of a $3.5B software company; and the founder of a successful software company and venture capital firm.
Janaki Akella is a Principal at McKinsey & Company. Dr. Janaki Akella is a Senior Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Business Technology Office in Silicon Valley. Akella has comprehensive and wide experience in IT architecture and management as well as enterprise application software. Akella's recent client experiences include: leading IT architecture improvements for a large financial services company; leading the IT cost optimization effort for a major pharmaceutical company; assessing product and technology distinctiveness of a leading ERP solutions provider.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Akella was an Engineer Scientist and Technical Contributor at Hewlett Packard. Akella received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Barbara Carbone is a Partner at KPMG LLP. She is an audit partner in the San Francisco office. She has been a partner at KPMG for 8 years.
Nancy Duarte is the CEO of Duarte, Inc. As CEO of one of the largest woman-owned businesses in the Silicon Valley, Duarte has worked with the top brands and thought leaders in the world helping them develope their presentations.
She has recently distilled over 20 years of experience into a visually rich book called slide:ology.
Gerri Martin-Flickinger is the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Adobe Systems.
Ann Winblad is a Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1976 Winblad co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 investment.
Winblad operated Open Systems profitably for six years and then sold it for over $15 million. Prior to co-founding Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Winblad served as a strategy consultant for prestigious clients such as IBM, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse, and numerous start-ups.
Winblad received a BA in mathematics and in business administration from the College of St. Catherine, as well as an MA in education and international economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.