The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is almost under way! If you’re attending, be sure to visit us in Hall D, booth 1130. If not, we’ve got you covered: four Accenture technologists have agreed to be your eyes and ears at the conference. Meet them below and check back here or on our Grace Hopper event page, over the next few days to get their take on this celebration of women in technology!
About Me: I’m a Digital Business Integration Analyst with Accenture Digital. I graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec with an Electrical Engineering degree in 2012.
Technology in My Life: Being a millennial, I’ve grown up with technology. Technology provides us with more ways to connect with our family and friends around the world, and shape the world itself. The way it shapes our day-to-day lives really inspired me to pursue technology as a career.
|Before Accenture, I had the opportunity to work with solar and Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. Solar provides infinitely renewable and sustainable energy, while VoIP makes it easier than ever to communicate with anyone around the world. For me, a career in technology allows me to change the world one app at a time.
At Grace Hopper: I’m looking forward to connecting with senior female role models in technology who share my passion for technology—to hear their thoughts about which technology will disrupt next.
Favorite Tech Gadget or App: Definitely Instagram. Instagram allows us to see the world through the eyes of someone else, and there is nothing more captivating than that.
About Me: I’m part of the Mobility Strategy group in Accenture Digital. I have been with Accenture for six years, since I graduated from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business with a double major in Management Information Systems and Finance, and a minor in Spanish.
My Accenture Adventure: I started my career with Accenture in our Internal IT (CIO) organization and then moved to our Information
|Security group, where I developed a passion for mobile technologies and learned how to secure Accenture data in an ever-changing enterprise market. This experience helped me transition to consulting, which is what I do today.
At Grace Hopper: I am most excited to network with other women with similar interests. The conference is highlighting some of the latest and greatest mobile trends and I am looking forward to those sessions.
Favorite Tech Gadget or App: I am anxiously awaiting the release of the Google Home device. Google does a great job with voice technology—we just announced an alliance with them to help implement their products within other organizations—and I'm interested in seeing how Home stacks up against Amazon’s Alexa.
About Me: I’m an Infrastructure Analyst for Accenture, specializing in Digital Workplace. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. During my time at Prairie View, I interned at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Accenture.
Technology in My Life: I have had an interest in electronic technology since I was in middle school, when I participated in an engineering/robotics camp at the University of Houston.
|I feel that, as the world grows more technologically advanced, a career in technology allows you to keep up with new innovations.
At Grace Hopper: I am looking forward to learning about new developments in the cloud. As an infrastructure analyst, my colleagues and I deal with this heavily on our projects, through different applications like Office365. I would like to hear from executives about what they foresee in the future of cloud.
Favorite Tech Gadget or App: My favorite gadget is the Samsung Gear VR—I’m interested in seeing where Virtual Reality will be in five years.
About Me: I’m an R&D Innovation Senior Analyst at Accenture Labs in San Jose, CA. I’m a part of the Digital Experiences group where I research and develop prototypes surrounding virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) applications for the enterprise.
Technology in My Life: I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in 2011 I moved to Charlottesville, VA for college. I earned my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
|After graduation, I briefly worked as an Associate Technology Consultant in Raleigh, NC before I was recruited for Labs.
Technology in My Life: I am amazed at how technology has completely enabled my lifestyle in the past couple of years. Technology (especially code) has given me a comfortable space to create, tinker, and experiment without fear of failure. Learning to code and becoming technologically literate is especially empowering – there is so much I have yet to learn and discover!
At Grace Hopper: I am most excited about networking – to get to know and be influenced by diverse, passionate women who are experts in their own fields!
Favorite Tech Gadget or App: Working in the Labs I get daily exposure to a plethora of cool gadgets. My current favorite is the Microsoft HoloLens, one of the latest and greatest tools using MR; if you’re attending the conference, come say “hi”--I’ll be conducting demos at our booth. Aside from the HoloLens’ great ergonomics, it’s so surreal to see your real world peppered with contextually-aware and interactive 3D holograms.