Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 2–4, 2019
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Thursday, April 4 • 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Diversity Luncheon

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Join us for our bi-annual luncheon celebrating diversity and inclusivity. This year’s lunch will feature panelists from a variety of diverse backgrounds discussing their unique experiences navigating the tech and open source industries. Come hear the individual stories that combine together to create the true narrative of our open source community.

Join the Diversity Luncheon

12:25 Intro
12:30: Lightning Talk on Digital Accessibility - Raquel Breternitz
12:50: Lightning Talk on Mentorship + Advocacy - Denise Yu
1:10: Panel on Gender Equity in Tech - Paula Kennedy, Cornelia Davis, Genevieve L’Esperance & Hannah Foxwell
1:40: Fireside chat on Returning to the Workplace - Therese Stowell

Sponsored by: Cloud Native Computing Foundation and ​IBM Cloud

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Therese Stowell

Director, Product Management, Cloud R&D, Pivotal
Therese Stowell is Director, Product Management at Pivotal. She has worked in the software industry for 20+ years as programmer, interface designer, and product manager. She developed the command line environment in Windows, founded a successful social enterprise, and was part of... Read More →
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Genevieve L'Esperance

Engineering Manager, Pivotal
Genevieve L’Esperance is an Engineering Manager at Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Most recently, she was the engineering lead of the Infrastructure team responsible for solutions that provision and configure Infrastructure-as-a-Service resources. Currently, she is making the experience... Read More →
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Raquel Breternitz

Senior Designer, Pivotal
Accessibility, design, inclusion, diversity, and memes.
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Paula Kennedy

Senior Director, PCF Solutions & Education EMEA, Pivotal
Paula joined Pivotal in 2015 and in her current role as Senior Director of Pivotal Cloud Foundry Solutions & Education in EMEA she is focused on working together with clients to drive innovation, transformation and business outcomes. Paula was previously Chief Operating Officer and... Read More →
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Cornelia Davis

Vice President, Technology, Pivotal
Cornelia works on the tech strategy for both Pivotal and with Pivotal customers. With a broad view across the various cloud-computing models of IaaS, App as a Service, Container as a Service and Function as a Service, her current focus is on how the use of container platforms such... Read More →
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Denise Yu

Senior software engineer, Pivotal
Denise works on Concourse CI, an open source workflow automation tool, at Pivotal Cloud Foundry. In the past she has worked on open- and closed-source products in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem including BOSH, Cloud Controller, and the On-Demand Service Broker SDK. She speaks regularly... Read More →

Hannah Foxwell

Manager, Pivotal
Hannah Foxwell is a manger in Pivotal Cloud Foundry Solutions EMEA, where she helps build wildly successful platform teams with Pivotal Cloud Foundry. A HumanOps champion, a HugOps evangelist, and a DevOps believer, Hannah has spent most of her career trying to create great working... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 12:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 126A