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With Deepali Kakar (VP Technology UX, Goldman Sachs), Sargi Mann (EVP Head of Digital Strategy & Investments, Havas Media Group), Gela Fridman (MD Technology, Huge), Leah Olverd (Product Mgr, Grubhub).
Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 08:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl
 
     
 
 
              

 
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Deepali Kakar Photo







VP of Technology - User Experience,
Goldman Sachs





Sargi Mann Photo







EVP - Head of Digital Strategy & Investments ,
Havas Media Group





Gela Fridman Photo







Managing Director - Technology,
Huge





Leah Olverd Photo







Product Manager,
Grubhub






About This Event

Overview: There is no question about it - the technology industry is one of the most vibrant & exciting sectors in the world right now. Whats even better, is that more & more women are continuing to excel in leading roles in successful digital businesses. In light of this growing trend, join Premier Group for their first PREMIER TALKS event in NYC to celebrate diversity in the tech world.



What to Expect:




  • An engaging & informative lightning talk from each of the featured speakers

  • Q&A panel with all of the speakers & another guest!



What Youll Take Away:




  • Understanding the importance of diversity in tech & digital business

  • Learn how women become successful across a range of sectors

  • Hear tips on how to create your own brand, stand out in the industry, & build a resilient career



Why It Matters: Women have recently been making a real difference in tech, so its important to highlight this & know how to leverage your intuition to help change the technology work environment.




About the Speakers


Deepali Kakar Photo





VP of Technology - User Experience,
Goldman Sachs



Deepali is a User Experience professional with 15+ years of experience designing experiences for various industries & devices. She began her career as a print Information Designer which led her into Information Architecture during the .com boom. Since then she has grown her skills in UX & has held management positions at Hearst Digital Media & E*TRADE Financial. She currently works at Goldman Sachs within the Technology group where she is playing a pivotal role in building a best in class UX design team. She is passionate about mentoring & motivating the next generation of designers to succeed & do great work. Outside of work she spends time with her sassy dog Lulu & enjoys traveling, photography, & eating good food.






Sargi Mann Photo





EVP - Head of Digital Strategy & Investments ,
Havas Media Group



Over the past 17 years, Sargi has developed deep skills in marketing & ad technologies, digital strategy & activation, performance media, data, UX, financial planning, & business operations. With an inclusive, entrepreneurial, & collaborative work style, Sargi has successfully built high performance & highly regarded teams. Sargi joined Havas Media with extensive experience of working with multitude of clients with diverse business needs & across industry verticals. A graduate of Emerson College with a Masters in Global Communications & Advertising, she firmly believes that, in order to successfully unlock the true value of digital for businesses, practitioners must train as & think like business analysts.






Gela Fridman Photo





Managing Director - Technology,
Huge





Leah Olverd Photo





Product Manager,
Grubhub



Leah has been a product manager at Grubhub since May of 2016. In addition to driving the messaging framework Grubhub uses to communicate with diners inside its products, she also lead the rollout of the companys first voice driven interface, Grubhub for Alexa. Prior to joining Grubhub, Leah worked for Johnson & Johnson in New York & Shanghai, managing the delivery of enterprise technology tools to teams around the world.

Leahs favorite part of her job is talking with users, learning the ins & outs of the restaurant business, & exploring new partnership opportunities. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Fordham University & lives in lower Manhattan with her husband & basenji puppy.




 
 
 
 
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