2014 Speakers

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Kim Swift, Senior Designer, Amazon

 

Kim Swift made her first splash in the game industry by playing a major role in the game Portal by Valve. Portal was one of the first 14 games added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Since then, she’s worked on both Left 4 Dead titles and made a jump to Airtight Games where she was the Creative Director on Quantum Conundrum and Soul Fjord. In 2012, Kim was selected as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Games & Apps.

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Reena Agarwal, Principal Development Manager, Microsoft

Reena Agarwal is Principal Development Manager at Microsoft. Her current responsibilities are leading a Data Analytics team in Windows Azure. She spent the last several years in Bing developing, learning and applying emerging technology; and delivering world-scale services that meet the needs of variety of end users. This is where she developed her current passion in exploring petabytes of data to tell stories that then drive lasting user and business value. She completed her Bachelors in Technology with Honors in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in India. In her spare time she likes to enjoy time with her family enjoying food, skiing and biking.

 

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Jennifer Davidson, PhD Candidate in Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction), Oregon State University:

Jennifer is a Computer Science PhD Candidate at Oregon State University. Her research focus is in human-computer interaction, specifically involving older adults in the design and development of open source software. Aside from research, she enjoys doing outreach with women in technology. She is a Systers member and is a Program Manager with ChickTech. In her free time, she’s a live music goer, beer enthusiast, and traveler.

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Franziska Roesner – PhD Candidate in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Franziska Roesner is a PhD candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research interests are broadly in computer security and privacy. Specifically, her PhD work has focused on security and privacy in the domains of third-party web tracking, permission granting in modern operating systems (such as smartphones), embedded user interfaces, and most recently, emerging augmented reality platforms. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, and she has done internships at Amazon, Microsoft Research, and Google. She received her BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. In her free time, she most enjoys reading, skiing, traveling, and cuddling with her cats.

 

 

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Ivo Lukas, CEO/Founder of 24Notion

Ivo is the CEO/Founder of 24Notion. 24Notion ranked No.15 in Corporate Philanthropy (CSR) nominated by Portland Business Journal Book of List 2014. Ivo has the track record in building and maintaining an all integrated brand, marketing, digital and technology power for startups and established companies. She has been a true “bootstrapper” by building her companies from scratch, using innovation and creativity to effectively integrate creative lifestyle branding with strategic communications. She won a few awards and nominated as the Female 2.0 Founder of the year, Innovative Philanthropist in 2013; Women of Influence of 2013; Huffington Post- Female empowerment of “Passionistas”, National Asian American Business Association of top 40, PBJ Innovative philanthropy award 2012 and Top 50 Female Twitter blogger avid followers. Most recently, Ivo was recognized in “40 Under 40” by the Portland Business Journal #PBJ40u40. Check out ivolukas.com and follow @MsSonicFlare.

 

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Irina Frumkin, Principal Development Lead Bing of Microsoft

Irina joined Microsoft immediately out of college and has been with Microsoft for almost 11 years working on a wide of products including MSN Mobile, Photography, Social experiences, Xbox Live services and Bing. Irina has developed large scale Social Gaming services platform based on Azure, authored an application model for distributed systems and implemented a large scale real-time monitoring and diagnostic solution for Xbox 360 Services. Irina is currently leading a team in Bing that is developing a scalable rich data visualization and exploration platform for reorganizing terabytes of data. Irina graduated from University of Washington with a Computer Science degree. She resides in Seattle with her husband and two sons.

 

 Claire

Claire Francis, founder clairety.co

Claire is a freshman at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. Since 2011, she has been blogging to share her insights on healthy living. Through various social media, Claire has been able to build a unique brand, identity and voice. Claire attended Vidcon in 2013 to further her learning about tools/techniques for YouTube and vlogging. Follow @clairebearshear

 

 Ania

Ania Osińska-Bulloff, Employment Brand specialist of Tripwire

From Warsaw (Poland), via Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Dublin (Ireland) to Portland, OR, Ania owns and innovates Tripwire’s employment brand and social recruiting strategy. She’s a novel solutions creator, and a continuous explorer of the unknown both in the web and in the wilderness.

 

Kate

Kate Niedermeyer, Strategic Business Development of Intel NBI group

Kate has enjoyed an ambidextrous career at Intel working in finance, business development, strategic alliance/partner management, and as a product owner. In 2013 Kate worked closely with the software, hardware, design, and usability teams as the product owner for an innovative wearable product designed for women. NBI is Intel’s internal venture group, creating new business opportunities to enhance the growth of the company. Kate loves technology, new business creation, design, and inspiring more girls and women to join us in creating future technologies and businesses. In her spare time, she likes to have fun with her husband and 2 year old daughter, read, play outside, garden, and create things. Her current creative passion is sewing.

 

 

 

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