Women in Tech® is happy to announce the opening of the Netherlands Chapter in partnership with Elsevier and Amsterdam Data Science. 

Snezana Zivcevska will be leading this chapter as our Ambassador. This event will bring together women and men who wish to foster diversity in the tech industry around Netherlands.

If you wish to make a change, we would love to hear your voice so please join us for our panel discussions followed by a cocktail networking session.

We will be very happy to welcome you all for our event in the evening on Tuesday 18th June 2019 at:
Elsevier
Radarweg 29a
1043NX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

AGENDA:

18:00 – 18:30: Welcome and Networking in Restaurant area

18:30 – 18:40: Welcome Speech by Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder & CEO, Women in Tech
Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers, Women in Tech Ambassador NL in Restaurant area

18:40 – 18:50: Opening Remarks by Alexander van Boezelaer, EVP Strategy, Elsevier & Iris Kisjes, External Relations Manager,Elsevier in Restaurant area

18:50-19:15: Keynote by Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Director TechConnect

19:15 – 20:00: C-Level Panel in Boerhaven room

20:00 – 20:30: Short Break ( Drinks and Food Buffet) in Restaurant area.

20:30 – 21:15: Flash Talks (15 mins each x 3) in Restaurant and Breakout rooms.

21:15 – 22:00: Cocktail Networking in Restaurant area.

This event would be moderated by Carine de Meyere, Senior Strategy Advisor & Global Investor Relations Future Planet Capital.

Come meet our special Guests!

C- Level Panel: 

Dr. Cara Antoine – Chief Marketing & Operations Officer at Microsoft Netherlands

Marco Clazing – VP and Regional Leader Customer Success Group EMEA growth markets at Salesforce

Karin Hilton – Senior Director Technology at Elsevier

Raashi Sikka – Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Uber

Marcel Molenaar – Country Manager Benelux at LinkedIn

Harry van Dorenmalen – Member KPMG NL Supervisory Board and Former Chairmen IBM Europe.

Flash Talks – Soft Skills:

Mentoring by Alena Hielema, Personal Leadership Coach at Empowered for Future.

Leadership by Marion Geisler, Executive coach ex IBM.

The Empowered Woman Speaker in Tech: How to Confidently Step Up and Speak Up to Any Audience by Barbara Rogoski, Expert on Public-Speaking and Executive Presence.

Tech Talks:

AI and the Future of work by Maarten de Rijke – Professor AI&IR at University of Amsterdam and Director Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence Amsterdam.

Ethics in AI by Hinda Haned – Principal Scientist at Ahold Delhaize and Professor of Data Science at University of Amsterdam
Tech Talks:

AI and the Future of work by Maarten de Rijke – Professor AI&IR at University of Amsterdam and Director Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence Amsterdam.

Ethics in AI by Hinda Haned – Principal Scientist at Ahold Delhaize and Professor of Data Science at University of Amsterdam

How to build a strong and outstanding LinkedIn profile – Melonie Dodaro, LinkedIn Expert at Top Dog Social Media

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – Talitha Papelard, Director Business Security at Northwave

C-PANEL SPEAKERS

Dr.CARA ANTOINE
Chief Marketing & Operations Officer at Microsoft Netherlands

MARCO CLAZING
VP and Regional Leader Customer Success Group EMEA growth markets at Salesforce

KARIN HILTON
Senior Director Technology at Elsevier

RAASHI SIKKA
Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Uber

MARCEL MOLENAAR
Country Manager Benelux at LinkedIn

HARRY VAN DORENMALEN
Member KPMG NL Supervisory Board and Former Chairmen IBM Europe.

FLASH TALKS – SOFT SKILLS

ALENA HIELEMA
Mentoring
Personal Leadership Coach at Empowered for Future

MARION GEISLER
Leadership
Executive Coach ex IBM

BARBARA ROGOSKI
The Empowered Woman Speaker in Tech: How to Confidently Step Up and Speak Up to Any Audience
Expert on Public-Speaking and Executive Presence.

COCKY BOOIJ
Girls in STEM: the pipeline
Director VHTO

FLASH TALKS – Tech Talks

MAARTEN de RIJKE
AI and the Future of work
Professor AI&IR at University of Amsterdam and Director Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence Amsterdam

HINDA HANED
Ethics in AI
Principal Scientist at Ahold Delhaize and Professor of Data Science at University of Amsterdam

MELONIE DODARO
How to build a strong and outstanding LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn Expert at Top Dog Social Media

TALITHA PAPELARD
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Director Business Security at Northwave

ANNA RITCHIE
Full Stack Product Management
Senior Product Manager at Elsevier.

ELÉONORE BLANC
Blockchain, Decentralisation, Censorship Resistance, Cryptocurrencies, Tokenomics and more
Founder CryptoCanal.

CARINE DE MEYERE
Senior Strategy Advisor, Planet Capital
As a global visionary humanitarian, impact investor and knowledge broker I open up a broader discussion about how business can (and should be) used to make the world sustainable, more just, verdant and peaceful. I globally bring impact investors and Innovative impact entrepreneurs together through which I add sustainable value to the world. Technology in the broadest sense of the word is the ultimate driver for global development and improvement of lives. Carine de Meyere was educated at Wells College (BA), Harvard University (MA) University of Amsterdam (postdoc Ethics & philantrophy).
Favorite quotes:
« Be the Change you wish to see in the World. »
« Real Queens fix and polish each others crowns!!! »

CARA ANTOINE
Chief Marketing & Operations Officer
Microsoft Netherlands
Cara is Chief Marketing and Operations Officer at Microsoft, The Netherlands, where she is responsible to lead the organisation to digitally transform businesses through innovations in AI and the Cloud and enable people and organisations to achieve more. She joined Microsoft from Royal Dutch Shell, where she led the business transformation, digitisation and operational excellence of the global technology organisation.
Throughout her career, Cara has led organisations in the close integration of innovative technology and value-added commercial solutions into business operations, to deliver tactical growth and profitable outcomes for partners and customers. Cara has a Doctor Business Administration (DBA) degree from Bradford University, Graduate School of Management & Law, UK and the Tias-Nimbas Business School, NL where her research thesis explored individual behaviours that explain a manifestation in relationships that influence collaborative innovation in technology at scale.
Favorite Quote:
«Leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them in the way most relevant to them. It’s about enabling people to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that inclusively with positive intent, passion, and purpose.»

MARCO CLAZING
VP and Regional Leader Customer Success Group, EMEA growth markets at Salesforce
Marco Clazing is an experienced business- and technology leader. He fulfilled different roles and responsibilities in the Business and IT area since 1995 where the constant factor is building successful teams with outstanding results.
Since 4,5 years he’s working at Salesforce leading all post sales functions as part of the Customer Success Group in all EMEA Growth markets. In Salesforce Marco is one of the Diversity & Inclusion champions to drive this key topic forward in the organisation.
Favorite quote:
« We win or learn (we never lose) »

KARIN HILTON
Senior Director Technology at Elsevier
Karin is responsible for the Technology teams driving the Elsevier portfolios of Research Data Management and the Funder/Funding focused product suite. This includes Mendeley Data – a research data lifecycle management solution, Mendeley Funding – a researcher focused funding search capability, Funding Institutional – an institutional focused funding search capability and Expert Look up – aided identification of top researchers for Funders to support proposal review and validation.
Before joining Elsevier, Karin was a Technology Director with eBay Classifieds Group heading up core capability technology platforms ranging from native apps; native advertising platforms, communications services across email, chat and push; internal sales and financial platforms on a global basis. She has worked in a wide range of organizations from financial services, telecommunications, advertising and standards.
Karin holds a degree in Combined Social Sciences from the University of Durham and is a non-executive board advisor to Code to Change, an organization passionate about supporting mid career women to enter the world of IT.

MARCEL MOLENAAR
Country Manager Benelux at LinkedIn
Marcel Molenaar started his role as Head of Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn Benelux in 2012. Together with a team of Account Directors & Customers Success Managers, Marcel advises clients and agencies in the Benelux region on how to best deploy their branding & content strategy and utilize available marketing solutions. In 2015 Marcel took on the responsibility as Country Manager Benelux, overseeing talent- marketing and sales-solutions of LinkedIn. He also is a member of the EMEA Leadership Team. Marcel regularly speaks at conferences about the fundamental changes that social media brought to the HR, Marketing and Sales function of business. With almost 20 years of experience in the digital space, Marcel is a passionate believer in the opportunity that comes with disruption.

RAASHI SIKKA
Head of Diveristy & Inclusion EMEA at Uber
Raashi leads Diversity & Inclusion for Uber across Europe, Middle East and Africa and is based in Amsterdam. She is originally from India, but has been a bit of a nomad all her life, starting from a very young age when her parents decided to move across continents.
Raashi started her career in the Television Industry in India where she worked at a News Channel before making her mark as an Executive Producer for non-fiction shows.
She joined Uber in 2013 in New Delhi to help launch and build the brand in the city. She then made her way to Amsterdam over 4 years ago, where she has helped build diverse, high-performing teams in the region and worked on a number of projects ranging from Employer Branding and building the Campus Recruiting program. She now leads the company’s D&I efforts across the region.
Favorite quotes:
«The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.» – Alice Walker
«Be the change that you want to see in the world» – Gandhi

HARRY VAN DORENMALEN
Member KPMG NL Supervisory Board and Former Chairman IBM Europe
Harry was with IBM for 35 years – most recently combining the role of Chairman IBM Europe in Brussels with the CEO role of IBM BeNeLux and Netherlands for 12 years. During his career, he combined Business and Societal exposure and focussed on adding energy, drive and operational
transformation to succeed at IBM and over 15 entities outside IBM.
Per June 2017 Harry entered new journeys like the Supervisory Board of KPMG , advisory Board of LINKIT enterprise , ( continued ) as chairman TopTeam sport in the Netherlands and is transforming 8 other roles into new challenges in start-up, science and business.
Favorite quote:
« Keep going get Better »

MELONIE DODARO
LinkedIn Expert at Top Dog Social Media
Melonie Dodaro is a preeminent authority on social selling on LinkedIn and the author of the #1bestselling book LinkedIn Unlocked. She is also the CEO of Top Dog Social Media, a company specializing in B2B social selling on LinkedIn. Melonie’s superpower is creating strategies that turn cold connections into clients.
Favorite quote:
« Stop collecting connections and start building relationships. »

BARBARA ROGOSKI
Expert on Public-Speaking and Executive Presence
Barbara is an American executive speaker coach and content strategist. She is a senior TEDx coach and European Commission coach based in The Netherlands. Her passion is to help mid-level Directors up to CEOs to tell their story with confidence clarity and impact. Barbara is also a published author, professional speaker and mentor. She especially enjoys empowering women to step up and speak up in the world.
What is different about Barbara’s approach is that she helps speakers find the deep WHY that motivates them and challenges them to go deeper in their story to reveal more of who they are. She is dedicated to help each speaker succeed with confidence and impact.
Favorite quote:
« Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. » Brene Brown

ALENA HIELEMA
Personal Leadership Coach at Empowered for Future
A founder of ‘Empowered For Future’. A certified coach and trainer educated in Sociology (HONS) and HRM. A mentor for Polaris Network. She developed expertise in the areas of coaching, training, recruitment, and leadership. Alena left her corporate job and followed her passion for supporting women in defining a direction for their leadership and life and moving in that direction with confidence, consistency and clarity. It is a topic close to her heart for she played ‘small’ for too long, feeling unfulfilled so now she thrives in supporting other women in their growth. She speaks publicly around Europe on the subject of women empowerment and gives training in the companies on topics related to personal leadership & development. A finalist of The Freelancer of The Year 2019 Awards. Privately a happy mother and wife.
Motto:
«Show up for yourself because your results depend on it.»

MARION GEISLER
Marion Geisler is Certified Coach, Trainer, Facilitator and Mediator, working as an Independent Consultant since 1st of August, 2018.Marion is 59 years old and mother of two student sons and lives near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She studied French language. Shortly after that, she joined IBM.In IBM she held a variety of jobs both technical and commercial, but her passion for people emerged becoming a People Manager for 7 years, when she specialised in communication and coaching techniques, becoming a fulltime and certified Coach.
Her second passion is training teams and organisations. In IBM she trained Sales Academy programs and worked with Management and Executive teams to develop their professional and personal skills. More often than not these turned out to be transformational engagements.
Marion now has her own coaching practice for Relationship Coaching and Mediation. And she works with corporate organisations as (Executive) Coach and Trainer.
Motto:
« Good results come from happy people »

CORNELIA (COCKY) BOOIJ
Director VHTO
Cocky Booij completed her PHD in Ethics (specialization Gender Studies) at VU Amsterdam. After coordinating a national program for girls and women for the Metal and Electrical Industry and leading the Equal Opportunity Unit at CINOP, the national innovation institute of vocational education in trade and industry, she became managing director of VHTO. Over the years Cocky has been involved in and managed several innovative projects in STEM education and she has been a member of various governmental and EU expert groups, advisory panels and committees.
Favorite quote:
« You can’t be what you can’t see! Young girls need more role models in Tech. »

HINDA HANED
Principal Scientist at Ahold Delhaize and Professor of Data Science at University of Amsterdam
Hinda Haned has been lead data scientist at Ahold Delhaize since 2015, where her activities involve designing and building solutions to answer business questions with data mining and machine learning techniques. In 2018, she was named professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam, where she focuses on researching and developing solutions for best practices for safe and responsible machine learning. From 2010 to 2015, she worked as a research statistician at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, during this time, she developed statistical models and open source software to facilitate the interpretation of complex DNA profiles.
Favorite quote:
« Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd » – Voltaire

MAARTEN DE RIJKE
Professor AI&IR at University of Amsterdam and Director Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence Amsterdam
Maarten de Rijke is University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems lab. De Rijke’s research strives to build ever more intelligent technology to connect people to information. His team pushes the frontiers of search engines, recommender systems and digital assistants. His team also investigates the influence of the technology they develop on society. De Rijke is the director and a co-founder of the national Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) and a former director of Amsterdam Data Science.

ANNA RITCHIE
Senior Product Manager at Elsevier
Anna is a Senior Product Manager at Elsevier, with a background in computer science and a questionable item on her CV about being a freelance software engineer. You cannot trust this woman.

ELEONORE BLANC
Founder CryptoCanal
The cryptocurrency industry is made of visionaries and ruthless money makers,
the perfect mix for a monetary revolution, and I’m all in. With my background in political science and public management, I could only fall in love with Bitcoin’s disruptive narrative of financial empowerment and economic freedom. My engagement with the Dutch blockchain community and my experience in the wallet/mining industry, have allowed me to develop a critical mindset in regards to the role of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Thrilled to be part of an ongoing social and economical experiment, I want to take part in developing new businesses and governance models. I’ve recently founded CryptoCanal.org, to offer business and marketing consultancy services for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry in the Netherlands.
Favorite quotes:
« The cryptocurrency industry is made of visionaries and ruthless money makers, the perfect mix for a monetary revolution, and I’m all in. »
« Buying cryptocurrencies can become a political statement »

TALITHA PAPELARD
Director Business Security by Northwave
TTalitha Papelard has been Director Business Security at Northwave since the beginning of 2018, where she is responsible for the Security & Privacy Office as a Services service and manages a team of Business Security Consultants. In this way she helps organizations to a higher level of information security. Before that, she was responsible for KPN’s cyber security services for many years.
Talitha is also a lecturer at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and a board member of the cyber security center for Amsterdam and the surrounding area.This organization brings education and business closer together in the field of cyber security. In recent years, Talitha has been researching ‘Critical Success Factors for Effective Business Information Security’. In 2018 she will publish her first book on this subject together with Yuri Bobbert.

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