Jennifer AnayaVP Marketing, North America , Ingram Micro
Jennifer Anaya serves as vice president of marketing for Ingram Micro North America. In this role, she is responsible for directing the activities of Ingram Micro's marketing organizations across the United States and Canada and leading the Ingram Micro Agency. With nearly two decades of marketing experience, Jennifer has been named one of the 'Power 100' and top 'Women in the IT Channel' by CRN Magazine. Jennifer was with Ingram Micro for eleven years prior to becoming an independent channel communications strategist and business owner under the brand iD8 Marketing. She also served as vice president of marketing for NetEnrich, a provider of remote IT.
Anika BaggaPresident, Cupertino High School Women In Tech
Anika Bagga is an inspiration to women of all ages. As a sophomore at Cupertino High School, she serves as president of her school's Women In Tech club. The club helps teach girls web development, Arduino, and other skills to create projects for the community and foster interest in computing. The organization also teaches Scratch programming to elementary school students in underserved neighborhoods and exposes them to careers in technology. Bagga helps empower young girls to embrace technology, particularly coding. She founded SheCodess, an organization to empower middle-school girls so they can solve problems in their own communities and be more confident about their potential. As part of her efforts with SheCodess, Bagga has led workshops to teach more than 100 girls how to make mobile applications and create a business plan for their ideas, and to participate in the International Technovation Challenge. She also is the founder of the Technovation Ambassador Program where girls like Bagga can be trained to mentor and support local girls participating in the challenge. Bagga enjoys participating in robotics, drawing, listening to music and learning new things. She is a frequent speaker at technology events and was selected from more than 5,000 girls nationally for leadership training in New York with Ann Taylor and Vital Voices.
Natalie BarronVice President, Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Financial Services
As vice president and senior portfolio manager, Natalie Barron creates comprehensive financial plans for clients and tailors their portfolio to accomplish their personal goals while guiding their decision making through the wealth accumulation and distribution phases of the investing lifecycle. Barron collaborates with clients' teams of trusted advisors in implementing proper estate planning, insurance, and tax efficient investment and withdrawal strategies to preserve and growth wealth for multiple generations.
Barron helps business owners and corporations with the design and implementation of retirement plans and employee education seminars. She works with executives on strategies for managing their stock options, restricted stock units, retirement plans, and the unique challenges that come with single stock compensation for highly compensated executives. Similarly, she helps privately held business owners manage their wealth through their private equity business transactions.
Barron began her career with UBS in 2004 and joined the Chapman Group in 2008 as a financial advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and a minor in Business Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. She received her Certified Financial Planner designation in 2012, which is a nationally recognized board designation given out by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Award of the CFP designation requires completion of extensive training, comprehensive examination, experience and ethical requirements, as well as ongoing continuing education, and is a Charter Retirement Plan Specialist.
Barron enjoys being active in Long Beach. She is a Group Leader for ProVisors Long Beach 2, a member of The Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach and The Alpha Phi Alumnae Association of Long Beach. She lives in Seal Beach with her husband and daughter. In their free time, they enjoy spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, and bike riding.
Amy BlanksonCo-founder, GoodThink
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents--President Bush and President Clinton. She received a presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the board of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. Blankson received her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. In 2007, Blankson co-founded GoodThink to bring the science of happiness to life for organizations and individuals. Blankson brings both passion and practicality to GoodThink. She is currently doing research in partnership with Google to determine how to make positive psychology strategies stick and create sustainable positive change. She serves as a Visioneer for the Xprize Foundation for Personal Health. She was also a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Blankson is the author of two books: “Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness” and “Well-being in the Digital Era.”
Sandy CarterCEO, Silicon Blitz
Sandy Carter is the CEO of Silicon Blitz. The author of 3 books, including "Get Bold,” Carter is a recognized expert: Cloud Top 5 Influencers; B2B News Network’s 2015 B2B Influencer; C-Suite Social Media Legend; Top 10 Cloud Influencer; Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters; Top Growth Hackers; Top 10 in Social Media; Top 50 Social Business Influencers; 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech; Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT) and CRN Women of the Channel. Sandy was named a CRN 2016 Channel Chief. Carter is on the board of Girls in Tech, Women in Technology International (WITI), and International Child Art Foundation. She is on the Advisory Board of Women of the Channel (WOTC) West.
Lisa ChapmanManaging Director, Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor, UBS Financial Services
As a managing director with more than 30 years of experience in the securities industry, Lisa Chapman brings a high level of expertise to the challenges faces by high net-worth individuals, families, corporate retirement plans, and foundations. By guiding her clients through the complex planning process, Chapman provides unique solutions throughout the wealth accumulation, distribution, and into the bequest and multi-generational planning process. Her work includes the tax efficient management and distribution of trust and retirement plan assets, maximizing social security benefits, equity compensation plans, and portfolio management. She has conducted corporate seminars at Fortune 500 companies and been featured in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, On Wall Street, Fortune Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and has been recognized on multiple occasions on the prestigious Barron's Top 100 Women's Financial Advisor list. Chapman is a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills and has worked at UBS (formerly Paine Webber) for 27 years. Her credentials include the Certified Financial Planner designation, Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from The Wharton School, and Certified Retirement Plan Specialist designation. Chapman serves as a mentor for the Youth Leadership Council at Operation Jump Start and as a member of the Board for Memorial Medical Center Foundation locally in her community. Chapman lives in Long Beach with her husband of 30 years and their rescue cat and dog.
Beth CrockerFounder, Crocker Finance
Beth has spent over two decades advising C-level leadership and Board of Directors in Silicon Valley. She was most recently the Sr. Vice President, Finance for Rovi Corporation, a multi-national media and entertainment technology company with offices around the globe. She has also led the finance teams at McAfee, CrossWorlds Software and IDG Books Worldwide. Her track record includes two successful IPOs and over 30 M&A transactions. She is also an expert in business intelligence automation and business transformation.
Brooke CunninghamAVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations, Splunk
Brooke Cunningham, AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations for Splunk, is an industry-recognized marketing leader with a unique blend of expertise in all aspects of global channel and SME marketing management. She has experience driving direct and indirect sales channel growth in global and field leadership roles. Brooke is a channel expert across Strategic Alliances, VARs, Distribution, ISV/OEMs, SIs and SaaS/hosting partners.
Jennifer Phar DavisHiker, Author, Adventure Speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year,
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, Davis covered the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46, days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of 47 miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest-known time on the A.T. Davis has written five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs called “Becoming Odyssa” and “Called Again.” She has written for and been featured in The New York Times, Outside magazine, and Trail Runner, The Washington Post, Daily Beast, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. When not hiking, Davis shares her trail adventures with corporations, conferences, schools and libraries across the country. She is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Co., a guiding service that strives to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for hikers of all ages, genders and ability levels. She is also a board member for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society. Davis resides in Asheville, N.C., with her husband and their 3-year-old daughter.
Margaret DawsonGlobal Product Marketing, Red Hat
A 20-year tech industry veteran, Margaret is a builder, a change agent, and a coach. She is a frequent speaker and author on technology trends, women in tech, digital marketing, and living intentionally. During her many startup gigs, Margaret’s creative leadership built bigger than reality brands that resulted in several successful acquisitions and some fantastic implosions. In leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, she used her intrapreneurship and collaborative management to drive new global initiatives, including cloud at HP, security at Microsoft, international ecommerce at Amazon, and now, integrated solutions at Red Hat. She has a passion for mentoring women and men in tech, and is unapologetic in her drive for increased equality and diversity, as well as her unique talents of snorting while laughing and swearing like a sailor.
Sue EnquistUCLA Softball’s ﬁrst All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer,
Sue Enquist is UCLA Softball’s ﬁrst All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. During her career, Enquist produced 65 All-Americans and 15 Olympians. She has been inducted into six Hall of Fames including UCLA, Women’s Sport Foundation, USA Softball Hall of Fame, and National Fastpitch Coaches Association.. Enquist is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors. Sue Enquist grew up in San Clemente, California, and is a former professional surfer. Today she lives in San Clemente, California, where she surfs daily and enjoys spending time with her family.
Alexa FleurCo-founder & VP Human Centered Design, CritiqueIt Inc.
Alexandra Fleur, was the inspiration behind the seed idea of Critique It, the annotation technology company. She leverages design thinking to provide vision and thought leadership on complex problems and strategy. Her focus at Critique It is to develop a strong corporate brand and culture that results in an engaged user base, happy team, and excellent product. Prior to Critique It, Fleur was principal of her own design company, providing comprehensive identity and branding strategies for corporations and non-profits. She is the co-founder of Chicks Can Code and creator of Collaboration Works, a social network of independent innovators that provide affordable design thinking strategies for nonprofits.
Lisa MacKenziePartner, Senior Vice President, The Channel Company
Lisa MacKenzie is a seasoned executive with expertise in marketing, sales, product management and operations. Lisa was instrumental in The Channel Company's evolution from providing traditional media to offering a full portfolio of solutions and services. She brings her proven expertise to The Channel Company's extensive events portfolio - helping ensure that our events meet the evolving needs of our customers. Thanks to Lisa's leadership, The Channel Company attracts record audiences and receives high customer satisfaction scores. Lisa also repositioned our consulting, research and education offerings, resulting in increased profitability and new product launches.
Brittany SchmidPresident, CEO and Certified Trainer , Dale Carnegie
Brittany Schmid is the president, CEO and certified trainer of Dale Carnegie in San Diego and the Bay Area. Schmid facilitates Dale Carnegie course and skills for success, leadership training for managers, high-impact presentations and customized solutions. As a former regional vice president, Schmid has a natural affinity for developing highly motivated individuals and top performing corporate teams. With more 16 years of business experience, she understands the challenges faced by small and large organizations alike. Schmid purchased the Dale Carnegie of San Diego and the Bay Area to embrace her entrepreneurial spirit and embark on a venture that would combine her experience, talent, and passions. Schmid has specialized knowledge in many diverse industries, including, medical, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, service and information technology. Before Dale Carnegie, she spent eight years in the medical device industry where she held positions such as the regional vice president of sales, national director of training and sales representative. She earned her stripes by “carrying the bag” and winning President’s club for consecutive years. She is a highly-driven individual with a deep desire to help others reach their true potential. Brittany has a B.A. from San Diego State University. She also holds an M.A. in Education and an MBA with an emphasis in leadership. Schmid enjoys family time, being outside at the beach, exercising and riding her motorcycle.
Gavriella SchusterCorp. Vice President, One Commercial Partner , Microsoft
Gavriella Schuster serves as corporate vice president in Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner business. Schuster is responsible for global partner channels and programs, with a focus on driving digital transformation for partners and customers. Schuster’s team is responsible for the high-touch experiences of managed service providers, hosting companies, resellers, distributors, national and local systems integrators. She has extensive experience in sales, marketing, product management and partner development with a strong track record of managing customers, partners, and teams. Over the last 20 years at Microsoft she has managed sales and marketing teams across the Server and Cloud business, the Windows Client Commercial business and in Enterprise Services. Schuster has also worked in a variety of strategic positions in licensing sales and marketing, field business development, training and worldwide operations. Schuster earned dual degrees in psychology and social psychology at the University of Michigan. Before joining Microsoft, she worked for Adobe and Aldus Corp.
Michele SternManaging Director, Arrow, IBM
Michele Stern leads a team of Sales and Technical Professionals who work with Arrow, an IBM Global Distributor of Information Technology Solutions, to serve re-sellers and their clients be successful and grow in this digital era.