Goldman Sachs Sponsors Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference
Goldman Sachs was again a sponsor of the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (India) conference, held December 7-9, 2016 in Bengaluru.
The conference provides a platform for women technologists to collaborate and learn from experienced information technology professionals, and encourages them to pursue rewarding careers in an inclusive work environment. It also provides a forum for senior technologists to present their research and discuss emerging technologies.
This year’s conference focused on women’s roles in technology, career management, data science and machine learning. Anurag, a vice president in Technology, and Surabhi, a vice president in Surveillance Analytics within Compliance, discussed predictive and forensic modeling, and the firm’s innovation and experience in applying sophisticated statistical models, machine learning and artificial intelligence in big data to solve business problems over two decades.
More than 1,500 attendees visited a Goldman Sachs booth at the conference, run by representatives from the Bengaluru Technology Leadership Group, Human Capital Management (HCM), the Strats team, India Women in Technology (iWIT) and volunteers.
iWIT, in partnership with HCM, organized and facilitated the firm’s participation at the event along with a number of volunteers. The firm also participated in the three-day Grace Hopper Conference hosted by the Anita Borg Institute in Houston in October and in New York in November, where the firm participated in the career fairs.
The Bengaluru team has participated in other Technology initiatives this year. In August, teams of students mentored by Goldman Sachs people participated in the Technovation World Pitch Challenge, organized by WeTech, or the Women Enhancing Technology Program. Almost 100 Goldman Sachs engineers have mentored more than 200 girls through the program over the last three years.