Edge Woman of the Year Award 2022

The Linux Foundation’s State of the Edge and Edge Computing World Are Excited to Present the Fourth Annual Edge Woman of the Year Award.

Edge Woman of the Year 2022 Finalists announced

 

The Winner will be announced on October 11th at the Edge Awards Evening.

 

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Edge Computing Industry Recognizes Women Shaping the Future of Edge with Fourth Annual Awards Program

“Year after year, this award highlights the incredible contributions and accomplishments of women in this swiftly evolving industry,” said Gavin Whitechurch of Topio Networks and Edge Computing World.

“We’re thrilled to announce the top ten nominees today, highlighting women who’ve guided the evolution of edge computing over the past year.

We look forward to highlighting this year’s winner at Edge Computing World in October.”

State of the Edge and Edge Computing World are proud sponsors of the Edge Woman of the Year Award, presented to outstanding female and/or non-binary professionals in edge computing for exceptional performance in their roles elevating edge.

The 2022 Edge Women of the Year Award finalists include:

Amanda Marrs, Senior Director of Product at AMP Robotics

Azita Martin, VP & GM Artificial Intelligence for Retail and CPG at NVIDIA

Elaine Liew, Head of Hybrid and Edge Computing at Amazon Web Services

Giulia Merlo, Edge Computing Senior Portfolio Manager at Vodafone

Inna Ushakova, CEO and President at AI EdgeLabs

Kaniz Mahdi, SVP Technology Architecture & Innovation at Deutsche Telekom

Kuan Collins, Director of Innovation Factory Hub Huntsville. SAIC

Meryem Simsek, Chief Scientist, Advanced Technologies at VMware

Nitu Kaushal, Managing Director, Intelligent Edge, Europe Region at Accenture

Tilly Gilbert, Principal Consultant and Edge Practice Lead at STL Partners

Edge Woman of the Year will be presented at the Edge Computing World Awards Evening  on October 11th. The evening is a premier networking opportunity and features the announcement and presentation of Edge Startup of the Year, alongside a number of new categories to celebrate the leaders and innovators of the edge platform. Edge Computing World – Building the Platform for the Age of Data – will be held in-person on October 11th & 12th at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley.

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WHAT IS THE EDGE WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2022 AWARD?

The award recognizes those in a role impacting the direction of their organization’s strategy, technology, or communications around edge computing, edge software, edge infrastructure, or edge systems. The organizers encourage industry participants to nominate their colleagues, and also encourage qualified women to nominate themselves.

The “Top Ten Women in Edge” finalists will be chosen by the organizers and the winner will be selected by a panel of industry judges. The Award Winner will be Announced at Edge Computing World Edge Awards Evening on October 11th

SELECTION CRITERIA AND FINALISTS

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Career contributions and involvements (ex. industry associations, open-source contributions etc.)
  • Overall involvement in greater technology industry and demonstration of leadership qualities
  • Specific contributions to edge computing (team projects and collaborations admissible)
  • Contributions and involvement need not be technical; award may be given to those in functions that include senior leadership, sales, marketing, etc.

 

 

Judging panel of the 2022 Award include:

  • Nadine Alameh, CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Michelle Davis, Manager, DoD/IC Specialist SA Team, Red Hat
  • Candice Rodriguez, Co-Founder, Edge Industry Review
  • Maemalynn Meanor, Senior Public Relations Manager –  The Linux Foundation
  • Fay Arjomandi, Founder, President & CEO –  mimik technology  inc. (& Edge Woman of the Year 2020)
  • Nancy Shemwell, COO –  Rural Cloud Initiative (& Edge Woman of the Year 2021)