Speakers

We were pleased to host an amazing lineup of speakers at the 2016 Women in Technology Conference!

Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Director  |  Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

As the director since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.
Ms. Kocialski brings more than 20 years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, Ms. Kocialski was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries… [Read more]

Catherine Avgiris

Catherine Avgiris

EVP & CFO  |  Comcast Cable
Keynote Speaker

Catherine is responsible for all functional, programmatic and financial operations of Comcast Cable, a $45 billion division of Comcast Corporation. A 23-year veteran of Comcast, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of Comcast, and her influence on the company is evident in her work throughout the years. Most recently, she served as EVP and general manager of communications and data services for Comcast’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Voice and consumer wireless businesses.
Under her leadership, Comcast has become the largest Internet service provider and one of the largest phone providers in the United States. Catherine was responsible for launching the Verizon Wireless partnership, spearheading Comcast’s WiFi initiative and managing Internet Essentials, the company’s broadband adoption program… [Read more]

Eve Maler

Eve Maler

VP of Innovation & Emerging Technology  |  ForgeRock

Eve Maler is a renowned strategist, innovator, and communicator on digital identity, access, security, and privacy, with particular focus on creating successful wide-scale ecosystems and fostering individual empowerment. As VP Innovation & Emerging Technology in ForgeRock’s office of the CTO, Eve drives Identity Relationship Management innovation for ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack; she also directs ForgeRock involvement in related industry standards, particularly for access control and privacy, to which end she leads the User-Managed Access (UMA) standards effort. Eve was formerly a principal analyst at Forrester Research, advising clients on emerging identity and security solutions, consumer-facing identity, distributed authorization, privacy enhancement and API security. Previously Eve was an identity solutions architect…[Read More]

Bijal Shah

Bijal Shah

VP of Analytics & Data Products  |  Ibotta

As Vice President of Analytics & Data Products at Ibotta, Bijal’s primary responsibilities are driving Ibotta’s analytics innovation and shaping the company’s overall data strategy. She leads a world-class team of researchers who provide valuable metrics to Ibotta’s top CPG and retail clients. Bijal manages the entire portfolio of Ibotta’s data products, also known as Ibottalytics, spanning consumer insights and media intelligence. Ibotta, the leading mobile shopping app, partners with brands and retailers to offer consumers cash back on groceries, electronics, clothing, gifts, home and office supplies, and more. Its unique platform allows Bijal’s team to aggregate a wide variety of shopper data. Bijal brings 10 years of analytics and strategy experience to Ibotta. Before joining the company in 2014… [Read more]

Gail Coury

Gail Coury

VP of Risk Management & Managed Cloud Services  |  Oracle

Gail has over twenty years experience in information security infrastructure systems and network management, security technical consulting, information systems auditing, and programming. Industries include software and hardware technology, airline reservation systems, insurance, banking, and retail. Gail leads the risk management function for Oracle’s Managed Cloud Services. This includes Security Strategy, Security Solutions, Operational Compliance, Customer Security Services, Audit Compliance, and Delivery Assurance. She is the former CISO for PeopleSoft and former CISO for J.D. Edwards. Gail received her bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Computer Science from Clarke University. She is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. [Read more]