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WhAT IS LATINITY?

LAtINiTY is a two-day conference, where participants have the opportunity to listen to women leaders from the region and discuss gender issues in computing and technology. This is a unique opportunity to have access to STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students, researchers, professors and professionals. By attending LatINiTY you will : 

-  Expand your professional network: meet women who share your passion for technology.  

-  Gain visibility: showcase your projects among peers

-  Inspire other women in technology: mentor others and be a role model..

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

PROGRAMA COMPLETO
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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MARIANA ACOSTA
Laboratoria

Mariana Costa is the co-founder and CEO at Laboratoria, a social enterprise that gives young women from low-income backgrounds a career in tech. She has worked in development projects throughout Latin America, holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York. Most recently she had the honor of sharing a panel with President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Stanford University, and was recognized by the BBC as one of 2016's most influential women.

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ALICIA CHONG
Bloomer HealthTech

Alicia Chong is Co-Founder of Bloomer HealthTech a company that integrates technology seamlessly in daily clothing to capture cardiac and respiratory parameters, activity levels and other general body metrics through sensors. Its first creation aims to fill the gaps of information about women’s heart health with a product that integrates into women’s brassieres allowing meaningful data to be collected, analyzed and made accessible to users, doctors and medical professionals for personalized healthcare.

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PATRICIA D. LOPEZ
Senior Platform Applications Engineer, Intel Corporation

Dr. Patty Lopez is a Senior Platform Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation, working with customers to deliver Xeon server chip solutions that power high end data centers and mission critical applications. Prior to joining Intel in 2008, she spent 19 years as an Imaging Scientist for Hewlett Packard, creating and transferring technology in imaging products. She has released over fifty products and holds seven imaging patents. She earned her BS (with honors), MS, and PhD in Computer Science from New Mexico State University (NMSU). Her research interests include CS education, E-textiles, and wearable computing. Her volunteer efforts are focused on building the STEM pipeline for K-16 and beyond, and creating an inclusive organizational culture in the workplace.

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ANDREA VILLANES
MentorMe

She has two Masters Degrees from North Carolina State University, one in Analytics, the other in Computer Science. She has been awarded several scholarships, worked for Walmart, and does regular consulting work for US firms including Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts Games, WebAssign. She is an expert in navigating the application process for international students, taking the required exams, and embracing in the exciting (and terrifying) experience of studying and living in a new country.

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Stephanie frias 
MentorMe

Ingeniera de Software de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). Ha desarrollado su carrera en diferentes empresas de nivel mundial en diversos sectores como educación, informática de salud, banca, entre otros. Fundadora de Women in Technology Perú, organización dedicada a incrementar la participación de mujeres en el ámbito tecnológico. Su pasión es la de brindar herramientas necesarias a mujeres que quieran triunfar en el área de la informática y de la computación.

INVITED SPEAKERS

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PAOLA MARISELLI
Facebook

Paola Mariselli is a Product Designer at Facebook, where she creates video experiences for people in emerging markets. Before Facebook, Paola worked at a variety of companies, from startups to Wall Street, where she held roles in project management, business analysis, marketing, and finance. Originally from Peru, Paola earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Marketing from New York University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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LUCESITA MENDEZ
VMWare

Systems engineer manager for the Northern Latin America compose of more than 46 countries and the very first woman as an engineer for LATAM at VMware from Camuy, Puerto Rico. Has more than 16 years of experience on the technology path and holds two bachelor degree in Computer engineer and Marketing and a Master degree in Technology Management.She has been the “Engineer of the Year” (USA, LATAM) and two times top engineer of the region. Lucesita was awarded with the Presidential Club giving her the opportunity to travel to Asia and be part of the reconstruction of the Great Wall of China as well building houses as a Habitat for Humanity for families in need.

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paola Gálvez
Microsoft

Currently provides legal, complianceand corporate governance matters advice to Microsoft Perú and generates impact on society through the Microsoft´s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Last year, Paola did an extra mile in Microsoft managing the Philanthropies program which seeks to create opportunities for education, emproyment and entrepreneurship for thousands of young women through technology. Previously, she held practices in the corporate legal affairs area of Microsoft Peru for three years, and formerly in the corporate area of Olaechea Law Firm. As part of their extracurricular activities during 2013, Paola assumed the position of Director of the Commission of Events at the law magazine ADVOCATUS and in 2015 was Director of the Commission of Human Management in Accion AENU, social responsibility program of the Association of United Nations Studies, which seek to provide education to children in situations of vulnerability through life skills approach.

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ANNE HESTER
Microsoft

Anna Hester is a Partner Software Engineering Manager at the Windows & Devices Group division at Microsoft. She leads a group of 90 software engineers split in 11 teams which deliver complete “verticals” (backend services, API layer, and UX front-end) in four core areas of investment for the group. Anna has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Her undergraduate degree was in Computer Engineering, also from PUC-Rio. She was hired by Microsoft in 1999 after completing her Masters. She developed professionally from an entry-level software engineer to a managers-of-managers while at the company. Anna is deeply involved in initiatives that aim to attract more women to the software engineering discipline. She also champions work culture & policies improvements which seek to make it easier for everyone to conciliate careers in the high-tech industry with raising & supporting a family.

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MONICA RIVERA
Microsoft

Monica Rivera is Software Engineer in the Artificial Intelligence Core (AI Core) group, at Microsoft. Before joining AI Core, she worked for the SQL Server group, during the SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 releases. Her focus was in manageability features that included SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Data Collector and In-Memory OLTP. She earned her BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.

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ELIZABETH ARREDON
Microsoft

Elizabeth Arredon is responsible for the University Recruiting in Latin America for the Engineering organization at Microsoft headquarters. In her four years at Microsoft, she has had the opportunity to work in learning and development programs, manage the intern program in Mexico and now attracting talent from the region. She is committed to bring a life changing opportunity and help students grow personally and professionally. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration, a certification as Human Resources professional from ITAM and graduated from the Global Competitiveness Program at Georgetown University

PANELISTAS INVITADAS

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WORKSHOP

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Empleabilidad Microsoft

En LATINITY 2015 Microsoft tuvo un equipo de reclutadoras en busca de talentos. LATINITY 2017 no será la excepción. Amplia tus horizontes profesionales.

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Diseñando con el corazón

Alicia chong & Mónica abarca

Diseña soluciones de sofware y UX design para enfermedades cardiovasculares.
¿QUIENES? Ingenieras electrónica, informática, mecatrónica, estudiantes.
¿CUÁNDO? Viernes 25 de Agoto, 9:30am a 11:30am

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REGISTRATION CLOSED

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON THE EVENT VENUE

HOTELES EN AREQUIPA

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HOTEL CASA GRANDE

Habitaciones
Simple   -     US $45
Doble     -     US $70
Triple     -     US $90

Correo - reservashotelcasagrande@outlook.com
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HOTEL LIBERTADORES

Habitaciones
Simple    -      US $110
Doble      -     US $120

 
Correo - dlazo@libertador.com.pe
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HOTEL HELENA DE SANTA MARÍA

Habitaciones
Simple      -       US $30
Doble        -        US $35

Correo - hotelhelenaaqp@yahoo.com

CONTACT US

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https://fb.me/LAtINiTY/

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latinity@latinity.info

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@LatinityConf

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http://linkd.in/19PQhF2

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Eveling G.  Castro Gutierrez                                           Elizabeth Vidal Duarte
Universidad Católica Santa María                              Universidad La Salle Arequipa
      Universidad Nacional de San Agustín                         Universidad Nacional de San Agustín

CONFERENCE GENERAL ADVISORS

                                   Natalie Gil                                    Jocelyn Simmonds
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology               Universidad de Chile


    Luza Jaramillo
Electronic Arts, Inc.


TRACK COMMITTEES

Academic Track
Maria Victoria Vallejos
Universidad Mayor - Chile

Society Track
Nancy Hitschfeld Kahler
Universidad de Chile

Industry Tack
Camila Gaitán 
                Founder Ideasup and Technical Consultant Meridian Group



                   SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEES
             Carolina Hadad                                                     Stephanie Frias 
                  Chicas en Tecnología                                         Women in Technology (WIT)

                                    

SPONSORS

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