Amazon Announces 2nd Edition of AmazeWIT

Bengaluru, November 30, 2018: Amazon India today announced the 2nd edition of AmazeWIT – Amazon Women in Technology Conference 2018 in Bangalore to be held on December 4, 2018. The theme of this daylong event this year is ‘Engineer your way to success’. In a day where gender gap in the technology industry has become a subject of concern, AmazeWIT is a platform that seeks to inspire women in technology to achieve their professional goals and be a guiding light for the women of tomorrow. The event will include a series of leadership sessions, panel discussions, and mentoring opportunities.

Speaking about the AMAZEWIT conference, Deepti Varma, HR Director, India, Amazon said, “Women today are at the forefront of driving disruptive, innovative technologies and are leading transformation across various verticals and industries. In-fact, in line with our relentless efforts to be earth's most customer-centric company, we see women leaders as an integral part of our mission. Through AMAZEWIT, we aim to showcase their great work and throw light on the many opportunities that lie in store for women to build a promising career.”

The conference will have participation from senior leaders at Amazon along with some key industry leaders. The Amazon speaker panel includes Sharon Chiarella - Vice President, Community Shopping; Scott Pitasky - Vice President, Human Resources; Latasha Gillespie- Director, Diversity Programs; Jennifer Bodem - Director, Global Talent Management; Deepti Varma, Director- HR, India ; Rajeev Rastogi, Director, Machine Learning, India; Katrina Lane - Director Seller, Vendor & Brand Support and Gopal Pillai - Director & GM, Seller Services, India among others. The event will also will host a special fireside chat between Amit Agarwal – SVP and Country Head, Amazon India and Doug Herrington-SVP North America, Consumer, 

In line with this year’s theme of ‘Engineer your way to success’, AmazeWIT will host sessions on topics such as The Changing Marketplace & Our Diverse Customers;  Technology at the Forefront of Business Transformation; Using technology to scale products/programs at Amazon; Cutting-Edge Technology Talks; My Professional JourneyAmazon is an innovator’s hub which incorporates creators from across demographics, expertise and experiences. Amazon hires the world’s brightest minds and offers them an environment in which they can invent and innovate to improve the overall shopping experience for customers across the globe. Amazon’s evolution to a robust e-commerce partner to now also being a development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA. Amazon aims to solve customers’ complex technical and business problems by developing simple solutions.

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