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Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen to keynote the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards Banquet

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ABI Trustee and Veritas Chief Product Officer Ana Pinczuk Will Emcee the Gala Dinner

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, announces that Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen, Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook and Head of Display Technologies at Oculus will give the keynote address at the 2016 Women of Vision Awards Banquet. Ana Pinczuk, ABI Trustee and Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Veritas, will emcee the awards banquet.

"Mary Lou and Ana are incredible role models for all women in technical roles, and I'm thrilled they will be headlining the Women of Vision banquet," said Telle Whitney, President and CEO of ABI. "Women of Vision has been inspiring and celebrating the successes of women technologists for years, and I look forward to this year's gala."

ABI's Women of Vision Awards Banquet honors women making significant contributions to technology. This year, the Women of Vision ABIE Awards will honor candidates for Leadership, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Student of Vision. Last year's winners included Julie Larson-Green, Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan and Camila Fernandez Achutti.

About Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Mary Lou is one of the world's foremost display innovators, with an exceptional track record of leadership and inventions, paralleled by years of working with Asia's largest manufacturers.

She currently leads advanced consumer electronics, opto-electronic and display design and manufacturing efforts at Facebook and Oculus. Previously she had a similar role at Google and Google[x] where she was also a close advisor to Sergey Brin. She co-founded One Laptop per Child (OLPC) with Nicholas Negroponte, and was the lead inventor and architect of the $100 laptop.

She built OLPC's partnerships throughout Asia to deliver the $100 laptop into high volume production. She has worked extensively with the Asian manufacturing hubs in Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea, living in Taiwan for years. Her startup CEO experience includes the world's only fabless display screen company, which was based in Taipei.

She has been globally recognized with many awards including the Innovation ABIE Award, TIME magazine's "Time 100" as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, a CNN top 10 thinker, and by the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics. She has broad advisory experience including in Peru, China, Uruguay, Taiwan, Brazil, USA, the White House and the United Nations.

About Ana Pinczuk

Ana Pinczuk is Chief Product Officer at Veritas. In this role, she is responsible for driving a $2.5 billion products organization, including the Veritas Information Availability, Information Management, Backup and Recovery and Appliances portfolios.

Previously, Ana led the Veritas Backup and Recovery business where she was responsible for driving market-leading backup and recovery solutions that allow customers to solve their challenges of access, agility, and risk, and harness the power of their information.

Prior to joining Symantec, Ana led the Global Enterprise Theater (GET) Services Sales group at Cisco Systems, where she was responsible for global services sales to Cisco's top enterprise accounts.

Ana is a member of the International Women's Forum, an Anita Borg Institute trustee, Cornell Computer and Information Sciences Advisory Board, and Carnegie Mellon Engineering Advisory Board. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Women of Influence Award, 2016 HITEC 100, 2014 Corporate Index (Top 25 Hispanics), 2013 Latina Style Executive of the Year, and 2013 TWIN Award.

Women of Vision Details:

Registration for the Women of Vision Awards Banquet is now open - reserve your seats today!

Sponsorship opportunities for the Women of Vision Awards Banquet are available through Wednesday, March 23.

Current event sponsors include: ADP, BNY Mellon, Capital One, eBay, Facebook, HP and Juniper Networks.

About ABI:

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 65 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit anitaborg.org.

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