Video: Panels and Keynote Speakers from WE Local India in Pune

Watch our keynote presentations and panel discussions at WE Local India in Pune, a conference of the Society of Women Engineers, held in March, 2018.  You'll find the playlist above and on our YouTube channel.

Opening Keynote

WE Local India in Pune's Opening Keynote Speakers were Monali Bhalerao, Manager-Engineering at Eaton India Innovation Centre, Pune and Neelu Khatri, President of Honeywell Aerospace India.

Men as Diversity Partners Panel

Diverse perspectives fuel innovation and creativity. Moreover, diversity in the workforce and in leadership is often cited as the reason for improved performance results within an organization. Creating an inclusive work environment requires a commitment and full engagement in all levels of an organization. A distinguished panel of senior male leaders share their insights on the business case for gender diversity along with how they have championed diversity and inclusion as executives and colleagues. FY18 President of the Society of Women Engineers Jonna Gerken is the host. Panelists are Bala Bharadvaj of Boeing India, Sarang Shelke of Cadence Pune, Brian McMurray of General Motors Technical Center India, Akshay Bellare of Honeywell India, Ravishanka Mysore of UTC Aerospace Systems, and Anil Gupta of Eaton.

How Does She Do It? Panel

Women leaders in business and technology have to manage increasing complexity and dimensions of their life and career. They need to understand how to handle the unique demands and find a style of leadership that allows them to succeed at work -- and outside of work. Panelists will describe key decisions, lessons, and experiences that have shaped their lives in striking a balance.  SWE President Jonna Gerken leads the discussion with panelists Shivali Pawar of Honeywell India, Lata Variawa of John Deere India, Srividhya Vaidyanathan of Shell, and Krishna Paul of Intel.

Human Intelligence v. Artificial Intelligence Panel

Robot rebellions, Skynet, and HAL are the stuff of movies but what will be the future of robots and more specifically the role of artificial intelligence across a variety of industries. Our panelists discuss the current and future state of artificial intelligence and how it will augment, support, drive, and challenge human intelligence and existing economic models. SWE President Jonna Gerken hosts. The panelists are Pallavi Singh of IBM India, Dhanashreee Rajopadhye of Tom Tom, Anil Ghegade of Eaton, Priti Singh of Honeywell India, and Ambica Rajagopal of Cummins.

Executive Dinner Discussion

SWE's Executive Dinner Discussion features SWE President Jonna Gerken, Sudhakar Potukuchi, Vice President Technology EIIC Head at Eaton and Rebecca Liebert, President, UOP at Honeywell. They discuss on the importance of diversity and inclusion for women in engineering and technology in India.

Closing Keynote

WE Local India in Pune Closing Keynote Monika Panpaliya is the Senior Director of Information Technology & Data Analytics for Boeing International. She is responsible for executing the IT strategy, operations and processes supporting non-US sites in 65 countries and managing a global organization of 250+ employees.