Our annual joint meeting with BCS Women Specialist Group is taking a wider view this year, embracing not just at Women in Open Source, but Inclusivity in general in Open Source. We have three leaders of international open source organizations, who will share their experience of getting to the top as members of under represented groups. Our speakers are rôle models for the engineering community, and we look forward to hearing their stories, and how they inspire the next generation.
Our MC for the evening is Prof Cornelia Boldyreff
18:00 – Feel free to join the online meeting to chat with other participants
18:30 – Presentations, each with Q&A
20:00 – Closing discussion
The livestream link will be open from 18:00 for networking, and the event will start at 18:30 prompt. We’ll keep the link open afterwards for discussion.
Calista Redmond is the CEO of RISC-V International with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond RISC-V International. Prior to RISC-V International, Calista held a variety of roles at IBM, including Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem where she led strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas included execution of commercialization strategies, technical and business support for partners, and matchmaker to opportunities across the IBM Z and LinuxOne community. Calista’s background includes building and leading strategic business models within IBM’s Systems Group through open source initiatives including OpenPOWER, OpenDaylight, and Open Mainframe Project. For OpenPOWER, Calista was a leader in drafting the strategy, cultivating the foundation of partners, and nurturing strategic relationships to grow the org from zero to 300+ members. While at IBM, she also drove numerous acquisition and divestiture missions, and several strategic alliances. Prior to IBM, she was an entrepreneur in four successful start-ups in the IT industry. Calista holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.