10:45 – 11:30am
Topic: Women in Technology - My success story!
Keynote speaker:
Dina McKinney
Corporate Vice President
Technology Group

Dina is the Corporate Vice President of AMD's "Bulldozer" Core, the company's next-generation core that will be the foundation for microprocessors for several years, powering tomorrow's notebooks, desktops and servers.

In the company's 40-plus year history as an innovator, Dina is the first female designer to lead a major core. Her leadership was especially pivotal in bridging global barriers by leading a major technology design that represented contribution from teams in Sunnyvale, Austin, Ft. Collins, Boston and Bangalore.

Prior to leading the Bulldozer team, Dina led the "Bobcat" and "Griffin" low power CPU development at AMD. The company has been a leader in power efficiency due to the innovation of designers like Dina.

Dina is passionate about helping other women succeed in technical careers and Dina is a founding executive member of the AMD Women's Forum, and the executive sponsor for the Sunnyvale AWF. She is also actively engaged in community support through AMD's Changing the Game relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.

Dina has been a microprocessor designer for over 25 years, holding various design and leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Motorola/IBM/Apple alliance on the PowerPC, and at the startup, Alchemy Semiconductor, which was acquired by AMD in 2002.
011:30 – 01:00pm
Topic : Opportunities and Growth in the Semiconductor industry
Poornima Shenoy
Latitude Edutech Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Poornima Shenoy founded Latitude in July 2011 and has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and industry executive. Earlier she had been the founding President of ISA and was a member of its Executive Council for over six years. She has been actively involved in creating a brand for India in electronics and semiconductors on a global arena.

Earlier she has been a successful entrepreneur and has seen her company’s acquisition by an international venture fund. Poornima had worked with NASSCOM and the Manipal Group in a senior management capacity prior to ISA.

Poornima has been part of governmental committees and is an invited speaker at both national and international seminars. She believes that education can play an important role in a country and its people gaining self confidence; this in turn, can play an important role in driving the country’s growth.

Poornima has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for Women in Leadership & Management by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She was co-founder of the group Women in Business & Technology (WBT) which later merged with eMERG. She is associated with the Sankara Eye Hospital and the HOPE foundation in her personal capacity.

Poornima is an Economics graduate from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and holds an MBA from TAPMI, Manipal. She has undergone Management Development Programs at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,USA and at Bradford Universityin the UK.
Speakers (in chronological order of company)
Jaya Jagadish
Director Design Engineering
AMD India Pvt. Ltd.

Education: B. E Electronics and Communication, Bangalore University & M.S Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas.

Jaya Jagdish has a total of 16+ years of industry experience (8+ in AMD) with 13+ years in Verification and 2+ in RTL design and Implementation and 8+ years of management experience. She has been with AMD since May 2005. In the past she has worked with Analog Devices from 2001 to 2005; Mentor Graphics Corporation from 1998 to 2001 where she had setup new verification flows and ASIC verification for customers like Motorola, ARM, Lucent, Rockwell, etc

AMD, Austin, TX- August 1994 till Dec 1997 - Part of the EPD group and K7 verification team. Worked on developing RTL code and implementation for 2 + years and K7 Verification for 1 year. Her current accomplishments involves managing a team of 70+ engineers working on microprocessor verification at AMD, India

Some of her key Accomplishments include expertise in verification flows and methodologies, expertise in processor verification, developed Strong technical and management abilities, led teams to execute and deliver on complex designs with tough verification challenges, built a 65 member processor verification team from scratch for AMD India, Started and conducted several learning/development programs and initiatives to promote innovation, Ranked in the top 10% throughout my career spanning 16+ years and Won several spotlight awards for excellence in performance.

Her key strengths are ability to build, manage and sustain large teams, expertise in Verification methodology and Processor Verification, have enabled new teams with relatively junior engineers to excel and meet aggressive schedules and deliverables, ability to manage changes, conflicts and demanding work pressure very well, ability to work well across the board with Managers, Peers and Employees, locally and cross-site.

Suchismita Banerjee
System Engineering
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Suchismita Banerjee received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Pune University, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business in the University of Texas at Austin. She has previously worked at Intel, USA and Hughes Network Systems, USA. Suchi brings with her 10 years of experience in microprocessor design and verification, and server system validation. She has worked on the development of the Pentium-4 family of products and also on the Low power Atom microprocessor.

Suchi joined IBM in July 2010 to manage the memory and system characterization team for post silicon validation of the server systems. Her team is mainly involved in identifying and debugging pre-manufacturing issues in areas like memory, IO and the processor for the next generation of IBM server systems. Her responsibilities include people, program, and lab infrastructure management.

Anuradha Srinivasan
Senior Engineering Manager
Intel Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

Anuradha Srinivasan is currently a Senior Mgr at Intel and manages the silicon prototyping team in Intel Labs Bangalore. She has about 24yrs of experience in the VLSI field and most of it in VLSI backend. She has worked on designs spanning 1um to 22nm and both analog as well as complex digital chips involving millions of transistors.

Deepthi Lakkaraju
Engineer Senior Staff/Manager
Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.

Deepthi Lakkaraju currently works as a Senior Staff Engineering Manager at Qualcomm India Private Limited, Hyd. She leads engineering teams of Video & Camera enabling cutting edge feature set and great user experience through Qualcomm Multimedia solutions. Deepthi has over 15 years of work experience in embedded systems software, last five years of those with Qualcomm. Prior to relocating to Hyderabad, she worked in various engineering roles at General Motors Powertrain division. Deepthi holds a B.Tech in EE from NIT Warangal and a MS in EE from Purdue University. Deepthi also leads QWISE ( Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering) Hyderabad Chapter. Deepthi is a trained carnatic classical singer and enjoys all genres of music as her favorite pastime.

Sumedha Limaye
Senior Design Manager
Microcontroller BU
Texas Instruments

Sumedha received her Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communications from University of Roorkee (now IIT-Roorkee) in 1993. After a brief stint in ST Microelectronics – Sumedha joined Texas Instruments in 1994. Sumedha is currently a Design Manager responsible for development of one of TI’s key product lines in the Micro Controller BU.

Sumedha started her career in TI modeling digital cell libraries for EDA tools as part of the ASIC division. In 1998, when the opportunity arose to take up circuit design of the libraries, Sumedha was chosen to lead the seed team for starting the circuit-design activity. Under her leadership, the team grew to own this activity for TI, ASIC and went on to create the highest performance SR40 standard cell library that won customer accolades as well as the TI wide ‘Ideas in Action’ award. In 2000, Sumedha made a lateral move to the realm of CAD/EDA where she managed the transition from building solutions based on in-house CAD tools to using commercial EDA tools. The CAD team, under her leadership, won the ‘Team of the Quarter’ award for their contributions on crosstalk analysis and fixing for complex multi-million gate designs. In 2005, Sumedha took a role in the TI, Wireless organization. Here she was responsible for digital IP development and grew the team rapidly in a short period of time to support the OMAP2 and OMAP3 platform development.

Since 2008, Sumedha has been with the TI, Microcontroller business, leading the C2000-MCU digital design team. This team has sole responsibility for defining and executing all the SoCs for the C2000-MCU business.

Throughout her career, along with delivering products, Sumedha has been passionate about fostering talent and innovation to support long term business growth.

Her hobbies include reading, travelling, cooking, music – and talking about all of these with likeminded friends.