Building a World In Our Image: Women in Today's Technology Industry


PANELISTS

Angel Grant, Director of Fraud and Risk Intelligence, RSA

Elyssa Herman, Managing Director, Scotia Bank

Dana Levin-Robinson, Chief of Staff, VirtualHealth

Tomi Odunsi, Manager of Strategic Projects, Spotify

Kirsten Allegri Williams, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, SAP Ariba

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Tibby Iz, Product Marketing Manager, Google


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Angel Grant, Director of Fraud and Risk Intelligence, RSA

While at RSA, Angel has lead the go-to market strategy, planning and execution for the Enterprise and Consumer Authentication, Identity and Access Management, Anti-Fraud and Threat Intelligence product portfolios. She represents RSA on the FS-ISAC Affiliate Board, PCI Council, NACHA Payments Innovation Alliance Risk, Regulatory and Security Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank Secure Payments Task Force.

Angel has over 20 years of experience in the security, eCommerce and financial services industries and is a visionary leader with a passion for developing security solutions to protect against cybercrime and make our digital world a safer place.

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Elyssa Herman, Managing Director, Scotia Bank

As Managing Director, U.S. Program Management Organization, at Scotiabank, Elyssa sits on the U.S. Bank Leadership team and is responsible for driving the execution and implementation of the U.S. Target Operating Model strategy, as well as ensuring delivery on all priority projects across all divisions in the U.S.  Elyssa has over 20 years of experience elevating the profitability and performance of Wall Street firms through the advancement of streamlined cost-saving, efficiency driven, innovative technology initiatives.   Previously, Elyssa spent 8 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was Executive Director, Global Chief of Staff (COO) for Investment Banking Technology, running the business unit from a strategy, communications, headcount, budget, and projects perspective.  Prior to that, she was Vice President at AllianceBernstein, running technology for Institutional Sales  and serving as Business Analysis Manager. Previously, she was Vice President, CRM Service Delivery Manager, Global Capital Markets at Bank of America. Elyssa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University and with a Masters in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University, with honors.

Dana Levin-Robinson, Chief of Staff, VirtualHealth

Dana is the Chief of Staff at VirtualHealth, where she leads company operations, partnerships, business development and strategy, and communications. She is deeply passionate about the role of technology in healthcare and how companies like VirtualHealth can help identify high-risk patients faster and make caring for them more efficient.

In her previous role, Dana was the Senior Marketing Manager at AccentHealth, where she oversaw marketing programs, sales strategy, and product launches. A proud Stern MBA alum, Dana also has her BS from Boston University's Questrom School of Management.

Tomi Odunsi, Manager of Strategic Projects, Spotify

Tomi Odunsi serves as a Manager of Strategic Projects for Spotify’s Global Advertising Business.  In this capacity, she sets global strategies to grow advertising revenue and implements them in various markets.  She became interested in consumer-facing industries after starting her post-undergraduate career at Goldman Sachs in finance.  Prior to Spotify, Tomi was in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice.  Most of her work at Deloitte was within the retail and beauty industries.  Functionally, it spanned across digital marketing strategy, M&A, marketing process improvement, supply chain, and enterprise cost reduction.  Tomi has also worked at Revlon on their consumer insights team, where she really began to understand how customer behavior impacts the way that businesses are run.

In her spare time, she can be found traveling, perfecting her Spanish-speaking skills in classes, or playing softball.  She lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about giving back to the community that she belongs to.  She mentors at-risk youth and also does social impact consulting work for non-profit clients in Brooklyn.

Tomi holds her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

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Kirsten Allegri Williams, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, SAP Ariba

Kirsten Allegri Williams is Vice President of Corporate Marketing for SAP Ariba, the world’s largest business to business commerce network. Kirsten is accountable for the development of the brand strategy and corporate positioning across the globe.  Within the first two months in role, Kirsten launched the company’s 18-year-old brand, updating its logo and messaging, bringing a modernized value proposition to life across all customer touch points, including digital, social channels and events. 

Under her leadership, Kirsten delivered a best-in-class digital innovation strategy to launch a new ariba.com in less than nine months, with a completely new architecture, design and content strategy.  Known for inspiring global teams as an exceptional public speaker and team motivator, Kirsten leads SAP Ariba’s Business with Purpose strategy, combining product and innovation together with strategic partnerships to lead the industry in building sustainable and ethical supply chains.  Within one year, Kirsten built the corporate marketing organization recognized for developing a strong brand and consistent messaging that gives the business a leading voice in the industry.

Prior to SAP Ariba, Kirsten spent 11 years at SAP, leading regional and global marketing teams for Cloud/SaaS, enterprise applications, business intelligence, delivering business outcomes for line of business and industry buyers.  She is experienced in GTM sales planning & execution, product launches, channel sales and indirect marketing, demand generation, and digital marketing innovation. 

Kirsten has been honored by many organizations for her work in marketing and business development.  Most recently, she was recognized in 2017 by The Internationalist as a “Next 50” top marketer for outstanding accomplishments in modern marketing.  She has also been twice awarded SAP’s Marketing Most Valuable Player in North America for leadership and extraordinary achievement.

Kirsten is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Political Science and B.A. in Music.  She received her Master of Music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in classical voice.  She regularly concertizes as a critically acclaimed mezzo soprano.  She works in the SAP New York City office and lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jon and their two children Rhiannon and Jack.

 

Tibby Iz, Product Marketing Manager, Google

Tibby is a Product Marketing Manager at Google NYC, leading marketing strategy for the thought-leadership publication ThinkwithGoogle.com. She received her MBA from NYU Stern, where she was an active SWIB board member! Prior to Stern, she worked in digital advertising. She also serves on the junior board of the Lower East Side Girls Club, an organization connecting girls and young women to healthy and successful futures.