WITI Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees


Beena Ammanath Beena Ammanath
Vice President, Innovation, GE Digital

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

Vice President, Innovation, GE Digital

Inducted in: 2017

Beena Ammanath is Vice President of Innovation at GE Digital, responsible for shaping GE’s Industrial Internet platform, Predix, into a top-notch data science platform. An award-winning technology executive leader, Ms. Ammanath’s work has shaped the usage of data, analytics, and AI at several companies. She is a seasoned leader with over 24 years proven track record of building and leading high performance teams from the ground up, scaling zero to 200+ geographically distributed global teams with a sharp focus on strategy and successful execution of industrial scale products and services. Using advanced technology engineering and data science techniques, Ms. Ammanath also guides leading industrial companies through building and executing strategies to take their business through digital transformation. She recently won the Drexel-CIO Analytics 50 award for being one of the top 50 global innovators in data science.

Prior to GE, Ms. Ammanath had worked at such international organizations as British Telecom, E*trade, Thomson Reuters, and Bank of America, as well as Silicon Valley startups, in engineering and management positions.

Ms. Ammanath has dedicated herself to supporting diversity in technology, and serves on the Board of Directors for ChickTech. She is shaping the future of computer scientists through her role on the Industrial Advisory Board at Cal Poly College of Engineering. Ms. Ammanath is the winner of the 2016 Women Super Achiever Award from World Women’s Leadership Congress, for her dedication to supporting diversity in tech, being a role model to several young women in tech, and driving innovative digital transformation in the technology world.