WITI Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees


Beena Ammanath Beena Ammanath
Global VP - Artificial Intelligence/Data/Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, Humacyte

Krunali Patel Krunali Patel
VP & GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments

Lisa Seacat DeLuca Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Technology Strategist, Cognitive Incubation Lab, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Selma Svendsen Selma Svendsen
Senior Director of Program Management, iRobot

Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D. Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.
CTO & SVP of Technology, BMC Software



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Featured Profile


Beena Ammanath

Beena Ammanath

Global VP - Artificial Intelligence/Data/Innovation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Inducted in: 2017

Beena is an award winning senior digital transformation leader with extensive global experience in Artificial Intelligence, big data, data science and IoT. Her knowledge spans across e-commerce, financial, marketing, telecom, retail, software products, and industrial domains with companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, GE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom, Bank of America, e*trade and a number of Silicon Valley startups. She is currently the Global Vice President for Big data, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation at HPE. Prior to that she was the Vice President of Innovation at GE. She is also the founder and CEO of nonprofit, Humans For AI Inc. She has co-authored the book "AI Transforming Business".

Beena has been honored several times for her contribution to tech and her philanthropic efforts, including the San Francisco Business Times' 2017 Most Influential Women in Bay Area , WITI's Women in Technology Hall of Fame , National Diversity Council's Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Tech , CIO.com and Drexel University's Analytics 50 innovator, Forbes Top 8 Female Analytics Experts and Women Super Achiever Award from World Women's Leadership Congress. Beena thrives on envisioning and architecting how data, artificial intelligence and technology can make our world a better, easier place to live.