Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Second Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Opens in Bangalore

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology today announced a turnout of almost 1000 attendees for the second Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Conference. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is the only annual conference exclusively for technical women in India; it brings the research and career interests of women in computing in India to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields representing industrial, academic and government communities. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is taking place at the KTPO Trade Centre in Bangalore India, December 14-16, 2011.

"The Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing provides a platform for technical women from all over India to discuss the latest technology as well as explore professional and personal development. Over 300 Indian technical women from 84 organizations have worked together over the last year to develop sessions and content specific to the challenges for technical women. The demand for this conference and this community is growing as technical women understand that their network is important to their retention and advancement in their career," said Deanna Kosaraju, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

Thursday, December 15th featured a Keynote by Hema Gopal, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services Limited. In conjunction with the India Semiconductor Association (ISA) the conference will feature an Electronic System Design and Manufacturing track including a keynote by Dina McKinney, Corporate Vice President, Technology Group, AMD. Conference sessions include Managing Upwards, Robust Routing in Ad Hoc Networks, and Chip Verification.

Friday, December 16th will feature a Keynote by Dr. Sunita Maheshwari ABP, ABPC (USA) Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist and Chief Dreamer, RXDX and Teleradiology Solutions. There will also be the Women's Entrepreneur Quest, a pitch contest designed to promote and showcase early-stage technology ventures founded or led by women entrepreneurs. Sessions include Emerging Market Issue with Data Quality, Creating Intellectual Properties in India, and Branding.

The Grace Hopper Celebration India featured more than 66 panels and birds of a feather sessions with over 308 speakers. Grace Hopper India Conference sponsors include:

Founding Sponsor: Google

Gold Sponsors: Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp and SAP.

Silver Sponsors: Amazon, CA Technologies, IBM, Intuit and Thomson Reuters

Bronze Sponsors: Adobe, Brocade, Goldman Sachs, HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, Qualcomm, Symantec, ThoughtWorks, Xerox and Yahoo!

International Professional Society Co-Host: ACM

For more information on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India and to download a copy of our program go to Interested sponsors for the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration India should contact Jody Mahoney Vice President Corporate Partnerships

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon,, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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