Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI), the largest gathering of women technologists in the country, is set to take place in December from 7th – 9th Dec 2016 and we are excited to be part of it. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in computing and technology.
Meet some of CA’s amazing women leaders who will represent CA at GHC this year.
”I started my career with Tata Infotech (now TCS) in 2000 as a trainee. After trying various technical roles at TCS, I joined CA Technologies in 2004 and picked up a career in product documentation. I started off writing product documentation for Mainframe products. Soon, I found myself identifying issues with the current process, proposing ways to solve the issues and leading people to fix issues. So, I naturally transitioned into a management role, handling documentation teams for a few business units. In the quest to expand my horizon, I took additional responsibilities to lead the development and support of tools for the global publication team and later started leading the globalization team as well. This is my 13th year at CA and I now head the Engineering Services team at CA India Technology Center. I’m responsible for Product Documentation, Globalization, DevOps services, Accessibility, and Securability teams in India. Learning the nuances of each domain was so gratifying and made all the extra work so much more worthwhile. It was so important for me to understand the domain so that I could guide the team in the right direction.”
Nivedita Aggarwal, Director, Information Services
”I have more than 17 years of experience in this industry. I am currently working as a Director – HR Business Partner for Technology Group with CA Technologies. I have worked with Companies like Microsoft, 3Com, HCL and some start-ups. I have experience in Talent Development, Talent Acquisition and as a Strategic Business Partner. In addition to HR roles, I am also a Diversity Champion and lead Diversity Initiatives for CA India. I have Masters in English literature and bachelors in Economics from Delhi University. I am also a Certified Diversity Professional from DTUI.”
Sharmila Khan – Director, HR Business Partner
”I work at CA Technologies as an Advisor in the Global CIO Office. I have close to 20 years of industry experience both in the US and India in a variety of Customer facing leadership roles along with managing global Data Centers, Global infrastructure and Application support teams. I hold B.Tech in Electronics and Communications and M. Tech in Image Processing from Andhra University. I have held various Leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, Rovi Corporation, Patni-Igate and EMC. I strongly believe in and have managed to bring work-life balance into my teams. Currently I am working on two complex problems a) Measuring and Increasing Productivity from various collaboration tools across the company b) Putting in a process to measure Risk and Governance for all SaaS applications deployed within a company. I am also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion forum at CA Technologies. And a committee member of the ABI Hyderabad chapter and ABI India. I am committed to various “young women empowerment programs” in my neighborhood village communities.”
Kavitha Sastry – Advisor, IT Program Management
”I have more than nine years of experience in the Technical Writing field and will complete seven years at CA Technologies this December. I love technology, interacting with people, and writing. These traits make me best suited for the technical writing field. I work closely with the agile teams, and the experts of the product like support engineers to provide accurate and error-free content. I have worked with various technologies such as mainframe, security infrastructure, business process management in a SOA environment, SaaS, and master database management. I actively participate in the product forums to receive feedback and answer customer queries. I have dabbled with various forms of information presentation like videos and blogging. I am mother of a six-year-old rambunctious boy and love every minute of it. I am a true blue Hyderabadi who loves books, movies, and food. A feminist who likes to keenly observe the working styles of women vis-a-vis men. One day I hope to help under-privileged women by microfinancing their businesses.”
Crescentia Kalpana David – Senior Information Engineer
”I have been working with CA Technologies as an Associate Platform Administrator since June 2015. I joined CA Technologies after completing my Engineering in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. Ever since I started, I was able to work and deliver solutions on trending technologies like Chef, Alexa and Azure. In my role, I handle the implementation of Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC) for CA Technologies. I am responsible to ensure that all the newly launched servers are customized according to CA standards through Chef. I also contribute extensively to the Automation requests from other teams. I like to spend my leisure time reading articles on psychology and love to get to know people across different fields. Spending quality time with kids makes my day. The ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ is one of my favourite movies and a quote I love is “The world is your oyster. It is up to you to find the pearls.”
Kruthi Kunjalu – Associate Platform Administrator
Meet us at Grace Hopper Celebration India, CA Technologies booth.
GHCI is a great platform to talk about your work, share knowledge, learn and above all get inspired by some amazing women leaders in the industry. We are celebrating the spirit and success of women in technology. Come, meet us at CA Technologies booth and learn about CA products, innovations, benefits, our work culture and career opportunities. We want talented people to join our team and work towards achieving our mission of eliminating the barriers between ideas and outcomes.