Women in Cloud, alongside Veeam, ET Edge (A Times Group Initiative), and Tech Observer, is proud to announce the launch of #WICxIndia 2023. This monumental initiative celebrates India’s groundbreaking cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem while creating pathways for women’s leadership growth.

Revolutionary Event Unveiled
This three-city, five-day in-person event boasts captivating keynotes, thought-provoking panels, immersive workshops, prestigious awards, and extensive networking. Center around the theme “Powering the Executive Leadership Presence,” #WICxIndia 2023 brings together industry leaders, subject-matter experts, and entrepreneurs, including Veeam’s Vice President Marketing Belinda Pervan, Aditya Birla Group Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer Pankaj Rai, Honeywell’s Chief Compliance Officer Piya Haldar, Accenture’s Managing Director Gopali Raval Contractor, Veeam Software’s MD India and SAARC Sandeep Bhambure, Women in Cloud’s President Chaitra Vedullapalli, Microsoft’s General Manager Monika Mital and Ntegral’s CEO Dexter Hardy.

“India is making leaps in the world of cloud and AI, and it’s the women at the forefront who are driving this economic transformation. #WICxIndia 2023 isn’t just about events; it’s a powerful celebration of visionaries and changemakers who are defining India’s digital future,” states Chaitra Vedullapalli, a renowned thought leader in the tech industry.

A Journey of Empowerment and Recognition
1) Starting September 1st, the #WICxIndia 2023 event will kick off in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi, providing a rich tapestry of insights and inspiration. The #empowHERaccess awards platform, a core part of the event, will recognize over 60 pioneering role models who are shaping the future of technology through transformative change.

2) On September 8th, Bangalore will be the hub of technological brilliance and innovative discourse as it hosts the prestigious #WICxIcons Awards Celebration Dinner. This elite gathering is set to underscore key policy dialogues, foster allyship, and discuss the latest in cloud management.

3) Rollout of #SashaktiSamman Phase 2 Campaign will Celebrate exceptional figures within the government sector, igniting women’s leadership while driving data protection and security and bolstering the nation’s digital defenses.

4) Microsoft and Veeam Partner to Unlock Employment Opportunities Through Cloud Micro Credentialing Scholarships aimed at empowering women in the fields of Data Protection and Ransomware solutions. This initiative seeks to unlock employment opportunities while addressing the crucial need to safeguard India’s critical information in the digital age.

“As India charts its path in the cloud and AI frontier, it’s the women at the helm who are setting the pace. #WICxIndia 2023 isn’t just about technology; it’s a celebration of visionaries and changemakers who are crafting the nation’s digital destiny.” – Dexter Hardy, CEO of NTEGRAL

To explore the program of speakers, visit https://womenincloud.com/wicxindia-2023/.

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Join us at #WICxInspire2023: Cloud B2B Partnerships Summit where women B2B SaaS founders, CEOs, and cloud tech leaders come together to unlock B2B Opportunities and build Customer-First GTM Strategies Leveraging Marketplaces.


Collaborate with industry leaders, attend interactive workshops, and network with like-minded individuals to elevate your business. Don’t miss out on this chance to shape the future of B2B partnerships in the tech industry. Register now and be part of this unique opportunity to take your business to the next level. In addition, be part of the celebration of icons and role models at #empowHERaccess 2023 Awards ceremony.


 #WICxInspire2023 is designed to empower women tech founders and cloud channel companies to build game-changing B2B partnerships that create new customer demand and opportunities, driving innovation in the tech industry.


“At Teradata, we understand that collaboration is the key to wide-scale growth and success in today’s complex tech landscape,” said Jacqueline Woods, Chief Marketing Officer of Teradata. “In fact, we pride ourselves on our partner-centric approach, so we are delighted to work with Women in Cloud to present #WICxInspire2023. Promoting the importance of like-minded B2B partnerships is critical to enabling growth throughout the cloud tech industry.”


Despite women making up only one-third of B2B sales jobs, research shows that they often outperform their male counterparts. In fact, a recent survey by Xactly, a SaaS-based solution provider, found that 86% of women surveyed achieved their sales quota, compared to 78% of men. This highlights the importance of creating opportunities for women to establish B2B partnerships in the tech industry.


“Women tech entrepreneurs are currently represented at only 2% in the enterprise digital transformation,” shared Chaitra Vedullapalli, President of Women in Cloud, she continued, “If women are given a platform to establish game-changing B2B partnerships, it will significantly impact and develop innovative SAAS solutions, create jobs, and significantly impact global GDP.”


Set to take place on July 20, 2023, this Flagship event gives attendees a unique opportunity to network via virtual summit with like-minded individuals including SaaS Founders, CEOs, and Cloud channel companies to build new connections, share insights and experiences, and create innovative B2B partnerships that drive growth and success.


The agenda includes:

  • Opening Remarks & Teradata with Nancy Watt as our EMCEE and Andrea Onilude from Teradata
  • Keynote: Decoding Digital: Building Game-Changing Partnerships for the Future (Recorded Session) – by John Datan, SVP and General Manager at Insight
  • CXO Panel1: The Future of Cloud B2B Partnerships: Trends and Predictions – Kristen Miller as a Moderator and the Panelists: AnneMarie Dev, Robin Liebowitz and Anu Mohan
  • #Cloud GTM: Insights from Cosell Market Research & Key Takeaways with Chaitra Vedullapalli and Chip Rodgers
  • CXO Panel2: Navigating the Complexities of Cloud B2B Partnerships: Best Practices and Lessons Learned – Karen Fassio as a moderator and the panelists: Allison Mcfadden and Kate Mayer
  • #CloudFounder Bootcamp: Strategies secure GTM Funding for generating joint customer acquisition with Jen Dawson and Chaitra Vedullapalli
  • CXO Panel3: Building Trust and Credibility with Customers: How Cloud Hyperscalers are Empowering their Channel Partners – Moderator : Regina Johnson and the Panelists: Danny Brown, Lesley Scholes, Colleen Hoagland
  • Ask The Experts & Networking – Moderator: Chaitra Vedullapalli and the Panelists: Dexter Harding, Danny Brown, Karen Fassio, Eddie Bader, Jason Boggs, Jennifer Estes
  • #empowHERaccess Awards Journey with WIC (Share insights & partnership details)
  • Closing Remarks & Accenture B2B Coaching Program Announcement


The event will culminate in a formal in-person awards ceremony, recognizing Winners of the 2023 #empowHERaccess Awards that honor entrepreneurs, businesses, leaders, and allies who have ignited equitable economic access and facilitated inclusive and sustainable spaces for women tech entrepreneurs and professionals.


Register for the #WICxInspire 2023 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/638536799757

And for the In-Person #WICxICONS dinner and #empowHERaccess Celebration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/642534817937


Join us for an exciting and informative event as we dive into the world of aerospace and explore how cloud computing is revolutionizing the industry. The WICxCLOUDCXO Series brings together industry leaders, experts, and executives to discuss the latest advancements in cloud technology and their impact on the aerospace sector.

This event is designed for Corporate Executive Women and Allies, GSI Leaders, SAAS and MSP Founders, and Women Exploring Career Opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to learn from industry leaders and connect with like-minded professionals.

CXO Keynote: The Cloud Takes Flight: How Cloud Computing is Reshaping Aerospace

Our keynote speaker, Niki Allen, CIO/CTO of Boeing Corporation, will share her insights on how cloud computing is transforming the aerospace industry. She will discuss the benefits of adopting cloud technology, the opportunities in this industry, and the future of aerospace in the age of cloud and AI computing.

Thought Leadership Panel: Reimagining Aerospace with Cloud Computing: A Look into the Future

This thought-provoking panel discussion will be moderated by Brenda Berger, Product Manager and will feature the following panelists:

  • Naina Dhareshwar, Executive Director
  • Duke McMillin, Director of Enterprise Cloud Solutions
  • Adam Johnson, Executive Director, Software Engineering
  • Aarti Singh, Sr. Director IT&DA and CIO Boeing India
  • Jennifer Davis, IT Director of Engineering Systems

These industry experts will share their perspectives on how cloud computing is driving innovation in aerospace, the challenges and opportunities it presents, and what the future holds for this rapidly evolving sector.

Attend Breakout Room – Cloud Technology Innovations

In this interactive breakout session, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the latest cloud technology innovations and their applications in aerospace. Learn from our advisors:

  • Naina Dhareshwar, Executive Director
  • Duke McMillin, Director of Enterprise Cloud Solutions
  • Adam Johnson, Executive Director, Software Engineering
  • Aarti Singh, Sr. Director IT&DA and CIO Boeing India
  • Brenda Berger, Product Manager

A Day In A Life of Boeing Executives

Get a glimpse into the daily lives of Boeing executives as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by cloud computing in the aerospace industry.

This unique session will provide valuable insights into the decision-making processes and strategies employed by these leaders.

Register for this event now and be part of the conversation as we explore the future of aerospace and cloud computing.

In a world where we frequently feel like we are always being barraged by networking events, it can be easy to forget the importance of building strong, trusted relationships. However, these relationships are what make up an influential network, so it is worth taking the time to cultivate habits to build them.

Chaitra Vedullapalli, President of Women In Cloud, has always been driven to leave a positive impression everywhere she goes. She is an outstanding advocate for opening new economic opportunities for people everywhere, especially women. This blog includes tips for developing a trustworthy relationship drawn from her experiences.

The strength of trust is the foundation of all the best relationships in our life. The correct degree of faith enables us to share our most sensitive tales, connect on a deeper level, and build stronger relationships, bringing the confidence to be fully seen, heard, and understood without bias or concern about rejection. Therefore, when we consider trust, especially in personal and professional relationships, it is essential to help make important decisions, accelerate your progress, and provide you with the best possibilities to become purpose-driven leaders.

The most challenging aspect of building trust is in these three areas: 

  1. Understanding how to go about earning someone’s trust. Most of us are unable to create lasting bonds with others. 
  2. Ability to measure strong relationships. You might discuss it, but you have no idea what it looks like or how to quantify it. 
  3. Let someone know when they have betrayed your confidence. Often, it is important to speak up.

Here are some pointers for developing a powerful network through trusted relationships:

  1. Seek out opportunities to connect with others. Whether this means attending industry events or simply striking up conversations with people you meet in your everyday life, leverage on every scenario to connect with others.  
  2. Get involved in your community. Participating in community activities is a terrific way to make new friends and build relationships of trust. Not only will you be able to help make a difference, but you will also get to know people from all levels of society.
  3. Be a reliable resource. People will come to you with questions and problems when you become known as a reliable resource. In turn, this will help build trust and strengthen your relationships. 
  4. Offer your assistance. Help someone if you see they are having trouble. It might be anything, such as offering to assist with a project or lending an ear when someone needs to talk.
  5. Stay connected. Once you have made a connection, do not let it fall by the wayside – stay connected! Whether sending a quick email or connecting on social media, staying in touch will help keep your relationships stronger. By following these tips, you will be well on your way to building an influential network.  

As with the tips mentioned earlier, Chaitra adheres to a trust framework that she believes helped her build strong connections, given to her by coach when she worked Oracle and it is called ‘the ROCC of trust. In ROCC framework, R stands for Reliability, O for Open-Honesty, and Cs for Competence and Compassion.

Even in a business relationship, trust is an essential factor. Without trust, how can we ever feel safe and secure working with others, or be sure that the association meets our professional needs? The tactics listed above are ways to develop a network of reliable connections. Even though they are binary options that exist or do not, they can help you build a robust network that can support your goals.

Here is a video of some fantastic insights shared by Chaitra –

WIC Million Dollar Partnership Challenge

Standing out in the $7 trillion cloud industry is no easy feat—in fact, 98% of women are unable to get access to corporate contracts and capital investments. 

That is why Women In Cloud is ecstatic to announce the Million Dollar Cloud Partnership 3-Day Challenge from June 22nd to June 25th, 2022. 

This challenge is designed to take women technology founders’ businesses to the next level and help them achieve the impact they have always dreamed of. 

Through a series of live webinars and editable workbooks, participants will become experts in strategic co-selling with cloud hyperscalers, develop a collaborative mindset that facilitates strong partnerships, gain access to new B2B SaaS investors, acquire skills in marketing and brand promotion, request warm introductions, and more! 

This challenge will cover a range of topics that promote professional and personal development:

  1. Collaborative Mindset
  2. Investor Access
  3. Co-Sell Solution Identification
  4. Brand Visibility

In addition, participants will meet and learn from industry leaders such as Chaitra Vedullapalli, Gillian Muessig, Rajeev Kapoor, Christine Puccio, Karen Fassio, and more!

Don’t miss out! Secure your ticket today! 

See the exciting schedule below:*

  1. Tuesday June 21st 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: Kickoff : Collaborative Mindset Through The Power of Trust (BONUS SESSION)
  2. Wednesday June 22nd 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: Access to Investor and Investments
  3. Thursday June 23rd 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: Cosell Solution Development with Hyperscalers
  4. Friday June 24th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: Brand Visibility & GTM Plan

*Note: You are NOT required to attend every session. Ticket grants access to ALL sessions.

For more information on Women In Cloud’s 3-Day Million Dollar Cloud Partnership Challenge, click here