2020 Bay Area Women in Leadership Symposium
September 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
Creating a League of Your Own: Women in Action
The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today's issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status.
A seasoned executive in the Software technology industry, Reema Poddar has more than two decades of experience in technology- driven transformations and is a proven executive leader, Innovator and seasoned advisor to many technology startups and was the director of the Corporate Council Board for University of California, San Diego. Poddar has held CXO roles - Chief Product Officer (CPO), Chief Development Officer (CDO), Technology officer and has honed her skills as both a Business Leader and an experienced Technologist. She has led Business and Technology transformations to launch On-prem to Cloud products, bring to market new as-a-service products, leveraging latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, she has achieved operational efficiencies for big enterprises driving business impact valued in the hundreds of millions. Poddar is the board member of Optimeyes.ai, AI-powered SaaS solution for enterprise cyber security, compliance, and Data privacy risk management. She recently served Teradata Inc, as the Executive Vice President and “Chief Product & Technology officer” of the company reporting to the CEO and was responsible for leading worldwide Product Management, Engineering, AI innovation office and corporate security. She was the first female chief Product & Technology officer, of Asian origin of this publicly trading company and was instrumental in leading the company through its ambitious cloud transformation and the transition of multibillion-dollar product line from a perpetual to a subscription-based offering. Prior to joining Teradata, Poddar held a variety of technology and business executive positions within General Electric Company, Technology leadership roles in Start Up - Intellution Inc and Satyam computers Poddar is a people-centric leader, placing a particular emphasis on leadership development, supported by a growth, results oriented and learning culture. Reema is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives. A believer in public service, giving back and assisting others, Poddar empowers teams to take risks, fail fast and learn. As Swami Vivekananda quotes, “one needs to take risks in life – If you win, you can lead and if you lose, you can guide”. She dedicates a lot of her time focusing and sharing her lessons learnt helping women in all areas of technology to reach their potential and succeed in work life and is very active in public speaking STEM and Women in Technology forums. Poddar has a dual master’s degree, a Master’s in computer science & Applications and a Masters in Physics. She holds several prestigious customer, business, technology, and CEO leadership awards at the companies she has served.
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