For the fourth year in a row, SAP sponsored the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco. This year, we had a huge crowd in attendance to hear from presenters, speak with recruiters, view tech demos, watch live interviews, and take pictures.
Ask Alex Series:
As part of the Ask Alex series, five live interviews were conducted on the SAPsv Periscope account:
- Moya Watson, Product Manager, SAP HCP: Moya believes there’s an inclusion issue across several tech companies, but also believes Lesbians Who Tech changes that with people from all sorts of color, genders, and ages. Moya is also here to show how HCP and IoT services allows you to build and run on IoT. Find out more during her Periscope interview.
- Rachel Ho, Product Marketing Manager, Co-lead of Pride @SAP Canada: Rachel shares how BusinessObjects Cloud is an all-in-one solution where you can disover, plan, and visualize data across analytics solutions, gain insight, and make real-time business decisions. She also shared how you can use Virtual Reality to gain the experience of being in a boardroom. Find out how during her Periscope interview.
- Casey Cheung, Product Manager, TripIt: Casey explains how TripIt organizes itineraries, forwards travel plans, and pulls data from emails and organizes information. He also explains there are many integrations with several partners that provide flight alerts, gate changes, or cancellations. Find out through Casey’s Periscope interview how Concur and TripIt connect with one another and other new features with these two products.
- Gerlinde Zibulski, Head of Product Management Security & Identity Management: Gerlinde discusses imminent security threats happening everyday and the importance of maintaining and growing our security intelligence. She identifies the importance of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in developing and improving security applications and products on all platforms. Gerlinde shares her security “12-step program” which outlines the path to a successful security strategy. Find out more about these precautionary steps by checking out the Periscope interview.
- Billie Lynn Ross, Production Operations Engineer, SAP Ariba: Billie Lynn Ross, local diversity champion, talks about her experience at her first LWTS. She is amazed at the amount of people involved in this summit, as well as the explosive ideas and contagious excitement. Billie discusses the importance of SAP’s involvement and sponsorship of events like this, as it demonstrates SAP’s ongoing investment in its employees and more importantly–in diversity. Billie also details her journey coming out as a transgender employee and how SAP supported this transition. Learn more about this topic by tuning into the Periscope Interview.
SAPsv @ Lesbians Who Tech Summit Recap Video
Life at SAP Highlights Video
Gerlinde Zibulski Session on the State of Cyber Security
- Gerlinde Zibulski speaks to a packed room about cyber security
- Caitie Sullivan, Program Consultant, SAP: Caitie’s role at SAP is recruiting early talent, students, and anyone interested in technical and non-technical roles. She also explains the summer internship program called iXp, and how to become part of Silicon Valley Next Talent during her Periscope interview. During her time as an intern, she felt SAP never treated her like an intern: “I had a seat at every meeting and my voice was heard”.
Read about what SAP employees thought about the summit and see their perspectives on the most inspirational elements.
“The Future is Yours Kids” 4 SAP Technology Spotlights at Lesbians Who Tech Summit by Moya Watson
My Top Lesbians Who Tech Summit Takeaways & Actions by Jillian Babbel
SAP Rocks Lesbians Who Tech 2017 4th Year in a Row by Rachel Ho