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Innovators to Share How Disruptive Technologies Will Transform Society at 2017 Women in STEM Conference

Thought leaders including Google's Clay Bavor, IBM's Rishi Vaish, Ayasdi's Sangeeta Chakraborty and many more will provide straight talk about the technology driven future (August 29, 2017)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th Annual Global Women in STEM Conference (WiSTEM) announces a 2017 conference track dedicated to exploring the impact emerging technologies will have on the future of women and society. The 2017 WiSTEM conference will take place September 11-12 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

Plenaries for the Disruptive Technology track include Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO at Airware, speaking on the scale, speed and impact of innovation, and Tony Perkins, Founder of, sharing the next era of human-machine partnerships.

Clay Bavor, Vice President of Google VR, will share emerging AR and VR capabilities that transport users to new experiences and let them interact with digital information in their environment.

Attendees will hear quality panel discussion including Rishi Vaish of IBM Watson, Lilian Rincon of Google Assistant, Johnathon Cervelli of Splunk, Sangeeta Chakraborty of Ayasdi and Sridhar Iyengar of Elemental Machines, who will explore a future transformed by technology.

A fiery discussion of the coming reality of robotics and AI will take place among panelists My Tran of ADVR, Ashish Aggarwal of Grishin Robotics Ventures, Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan of Lily, Gary Martz of Intel, Jocelyn Goldfein of Zetta Venture Partners and Rachel Sibley of Leap Motion; all moderated by VRScout's Malia Probst.

Many disruptive innovations demand a new generation of scalability in servers, GPU processing and data transmits. Vikram Kumar of Salesforce, Jennifer Fraser of Twitter, Dianne Marsh of Netflix and Mihir Jobalia of KPMG will analyze how enterprise applications are driving innovation in underlying technology.

Meera Kaul, Founder of the MKF and Director of WiSTEM states, "Today's machines can already outperform humans and learn to perform tasks on their own. The Disruptive Technologies track will investigate what is on the horizon; productivity increases to be achieved, long-standing problems to be solved, and even how our understanding of what it means to be human will change."

For more information or to purchase conference tickets visit

About MKF:
MKF is a non-profit that works to nurture the social, economic and intellectual potential of women. We create opportunities for unlocking the potential of women in areas of their expertise, to support the sustainability of their careers, and enhance their personal growth and stability.

About Women In STEM: WiSTEM is one of the core Programs of the MKF. As a part of this program, we grow awareness for STEM as a viable option for girls, women and their institutions across the world, for inspiring a global shift in the attitude towards Women in STEM.

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