Speakers

Eva Lettner

Eva works as a frontend web developer and is the Co-founder of Women&&Code, an organisation that helps teach women programming skills. Her ultimate goal is for people to acknowledge that hot pink is the best colour in the world. In her downtime, she likes to knit, sew and create.

Katharina Ceesay-Seitz

CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research

Katharina Ceesay-Seitz is currently working on the verification of safety-critical electronics for radiation monitoring at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This work was part of her Master’s thesis for her studies in Embedded Systems at the TU Wien. Before that she worked as Embedded Software Developer in Vienna (TTControl) and Barcelona (Giesecke & Devrient). During her Bachelor’s studies in Software & Information Engineering, she spent 6 months at the European Space Agency in Madrid.

Sabine Wimmer

Wiener Linien

Sabine Wimmer heads up the infrastructure department at Wiener Linien. She is therefore responsible for the strategic planning of construction projects, with her and her team checking the offers submitted by construction companies and also assuming responsibility for the budgets allocated to these construction projects. One of her main focuses is on digitalisation: all construction work is digitally captured so that as-completed drawings, track kilometres and similar information is all easily accessible. Sabine studied Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. At Wiener Linien, she was formerly a sub-department head while on part-time parental leave before being promoted to the position of department head.

Sebyll Ildiko Onbasi

IEEE Association, Women Techmakers, OWASP, IACR, and Erich From Society

Sebyll Onbasi has been working for more than two years in Security Consulting. Also, she has been working as a Consultant with the Viennese Start-Up KIVU Technologies with a focus on security, forensics, and startegic network analysis. In her first job role she was a software developer and an intern at the Austrian Central Bank. Sebyll is passionate about tech for good, public safety, and security as well as she is interested in software development and applied cryptography. She is a member of the IEEE Association, Woman Techmakers, OWASP, IACR, and Erich Fromm Society. In her free time, she is reading books about cryptology, software development and psychoanalysis, as well as she is a long distance runner.

Katrin Strasser

Catalysts

Katrin Strasser is an AI software developer with main focus on Natural Language Processing at Catalysts. This includes planning and developing software for AI projects, as well as Business Development. During her bachelor studies in Game Development & Augmented Reality and her master studies in Bioinformatics she was able to gain insights into a broad variety of IT related topics.

Jillian Augustine

A1 Telekom Austria AG

Jillian is a biochemist and molecular biologist by training who, after her PhD, jumped feet first into the world of Data Science in Telecommunications. Navigating interactions and experiences in a field desperate for diversity, she creatively applies her research skills on a daily basis as part of the Advanced Analytics & AI Team at A1 Austria.

Kaitlyn WonJung Chang

Kobza and the Hungry Eyes - KTHE GmbH

Born in Korea, raised in the U.S. and in based in Austria since 2012, Kaitlyn WonJung Chang has 15 years' working experience in the intersection between tech and creativity. She has worked for 10 years at Samsung Group and led the Austrian branch office as Managing Director of Cheil Austria & Switzerland, the in-house creative agency of Samsung. She has won more than 50 international and Austrian innovation and creative awards and currently works as COO at Kobza and the Hungry Eyes - KTHE GmbH, an Austrian independent creative agency. In her "second life" she dedicates her free time to serving as Vice President for the nonprofit organization Women of Vienna, the biggest community for women* in Austria with more than 16,500 members, and mentors and advises startups in both Vienna and Seoul.

Christiana Seethaler

TTControl

Christiana Seethaler holds a Master of Science degree in electronics and computer science from the Technical University of Graz and completed an executive MBA program with focus on project and process management. After a few years of professional experience in embedded software development she joined TTTech in 2001. There she held various positions in project and product management with a focus on safety related electronic controllers. In 2013 she took over the position as a technical head of the business unit Off-Highway at TTTech and director product development at TTControl. Her professional interests are in the areas of embedded software, functional safety and autonomous driving.

Christina Gruber

Christina is a freshwater ecologist and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She currently lives in Vienna but travels most of the time along rivers, investigating the relationship between rivers and people. In her work as researcher and lecturer she tries to develop new strategies to deal with human-environment interactions. Lately she is focusing on hidden operations of representation and knowledge organization.

Giorgia Pasqualetto

UNIDO

Giorgia graduated in Energy Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy). At UNIDO, she focuses on technical assistance projects that promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in industries in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. She also co-authored studies on the impact of the adoption energy management systems and ISO 50001 in the industrial sector. She believes that equal inclusion of women is a crucial element in the clean energy transition.

Katharina Proestler

UNIDO

Katharina has more than 9 years professional experience in the area of sustainable energy technologies and has been involved in the sector from different aspects and sectors including public, private and academia. She studied environmental technologies, international relations, business administration, and law at the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (Germany), Technical University Vienna (Austria), University of Alicante (Spain), and Solvay Business School (Belgium). Both her academic background and professional experience combine different disciplines, which characterize her strength: working at the junction of nexus dimensions. At UNIDO she is working since 2014 on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the department of energy and manages several cleantech projects, mainly in South East Asia.

Priyanka Teeluck

UNIDO

Priyanka is a specialist working on the interlinkages between gender equality and climate change. She studied environmental economics and management, and has experience in integrating gender considerations throughout climate activities. As a Gender Expert for UNIDO, she promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout UNIDO’s activities in industrial sectors.

Susanne Leeb

TU Career Center

Susanne is a coach, trainer and HR expert with studies in Business Administration, HR Management and Coaching, 13 years of experience in HR and 2 years in career counseling in international, architectural and academic environment.

Daniela Haiden-Schroll

TU Career Center

Daniela is a coach, trainer and HR expert with studies in Psychology, Diagnostics and Educational Science, 13 years of experience in HR and career counseling in international, research and academic environment.

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