InnovateHer – AI Forum

InnovateHer – AI Forum

January 19, 2024 from 4:30-7:30PM CST

The InnovateHER AI Forum by Dell Technologies, hosted at the vibrant FC Stadium is an exclusive gathering dedicated to fostering stronger connections among women investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders in the tech/AI industry.

Event Highlights:
• Intentional Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals and pioneers in the tech world.
• Dell Public Display: Experience the latest innovations from Dell from our Corporate Innovation and Product Teams
• Panel Discussion – AI for Good: Engage with our diverse panel of experts, each bringing a unique perspective on how AI can be harnessed for the greater good.

Why You Should Attend:
• Expand Your Network: Meet and collaborate with community leaders here in Austin, Tx building the Women Entrepreneurs ecosystem.
• Gain Insights: Learn from the experiences and stories of successful women in tech and AI.
• Be Inspired: Discover new possibilities and see what you can achieve in the world of technology.

***Limited seats, please register your interest, and we will review your application*** Free event to join for all


Amber Allen, CEO and Founder, Double A Labs

LinkedIn: in/amberallendoublea/

X: @AmberAllen_AA

Amber Allen, CEO and Founder of Double A Labs, is revolutionizing business communications with her innovative video chat platform. This platform effectively bridges the gap between remote and in-office work environments, encouraging efficient and engaging virtual experiences. Double A Labs’ clients include Dell, Disney, AT&T, IBM, Google, Whole Foods, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Amber actively contributes as a board member at the University of Texas’s Game Development and Design Program, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the Raiden Science Foundation, and the Center for Child Protection. She is the Chair of the Technology Network for Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Panel Speakers

Janine Wegner, Global Thought Leadership Strategist, Dell Technologies     

LinkedIn: /in/janinewegner

X: @JanineWegner

Janine Wegner is an international marketing leader responsible for Dell Technologies’ global thought leadership strategy to position the company as technology visionary and innovator.

Over the past decade, she has set the vision, strategy, and operational direction for many impactful marketing programs across local, regional and global teams. Her experience ranges from digital, social, brand and thought leadership marketing and communications. She also led the strategy for Dell’s entrepreneurship programs and acted as Chief of Staff for the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office. Prior to Dell, she worked in marketing roles at eBay, Philips International, and start-ups.

Janine is an industry speaker and guest lecturer on topics such as social media, influencer relations, multi-channel marketing and thought leadership. In 2020 and 2023, TopRank Marketing named her one of the Top 20 Influencer Marketing Experts to Follow. Janine holds two Bachelor and three Master degrees from universities across 4 countries. She’s originally from Germany and currently resides in Austin, Texas, USA.

Emily Apte, Counsel, Government Matters Practice Group, King & Spalding

LinkedIn: /in/emily-apte/

Emily Apte advises and defends clients in complex white-collar criminal and regulatory matters involving federal government, state government, and internal investigations, as well as provides crisis management counseling.  Her experience includes representing individuals and companies in high-stakes and sensitive situations across multiple industries – technology, pharmaceutical, energy, automotive, and financial services.

Rashmi Bachrach, Senior Director, Intel Client Product Portfolio Management, Intel Corporation

LinkedIn: in/rashmi-bachrach/

Rashmi Bachrach is a business management leader with over 19 years of experience at Intel. In her current role as head of the client portfolio management team in CCG, Rashmi is responsible for developing, publishing, and communicating the near-term product roadmap. She also oversees the Portfolio Technology Messaging and Marketing Group responsible for evangelizing Performance, Platform and AI technologies. Rashmi is well known for her strategic vision and business insights and partners closely with finance to drive revenue and margin optimization strategies. Her previous roles at Intel include competitive analysis, pricing, and transforming the long-range demand and supply planning capabilities, using databases and modeling to enable 5-year P&L assessments of various roadmap and business scenarios.

Outside of Intel, Rashmi is passionate about locally-sourced and sustainably-produced food and runs an educational-minded small farm in Almaden Valley. She received her Master’s of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Sarah Burkhart, Senior Director, Product Management, Dell Technologies

LinkedIn: /in/sarah-burkhart

Sarah Burkhart is the Senior Director of Product Management for Software and Experiences in the Dell Client Solutions Group. Sarah is a seasoned product management leader who has built a career around moving the needle for the experiences our customers have with the Dell client portfolio. Her team defines and delivers innovative solutions for Dell PCs that delight end users and enterprise IT decision-makers at a time when people’s expectations about their PC are rapidly evolving.

A native Texan, she and her family of five (three young boys!) keep busy and active exploring all there is to do in Central Texas.

Rika Nakazawa, Group Vice President, and Chief Sustainability Innovation Officer, NTT Data Inc

LinkedIn: /in/rikanakazawa/

Rika is a technology leader, VC investor, best-selling author, and frequent public speaker on technology-powered industry transformation. She is Global Vice President with NTT’s New Ventures & Innovation team where she is building Agile Co-innovation practices for emerging technologies like 5G, Edge Computing, AI, and IoT. In her additional role as Head of Sustainability for Americas at NTT, Rika is driving NTT’s sustainability ambition in operations while also orchestrating the go-to-market for NTT’s climate-positive solutions across their portfolio of digital infrastructure solutions.  For 2 consecutive years in 2022 and 2023, Rika has been awarded “Power 70” and “Power 80” recognition for the Women of Channel awards with The Channel Co’s CRN network. She has also been ranked as “Top 100  in Emerging Tech” by Women of the Future.

Trilingual in Japanese, German, and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US to attend Princeton University. Rika has since worked internationally in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, consulting, and marketing with Fortune 500 companies – Accenture, NVIDIA, Capgemini, Sony – and Silicon Valley startups.

Rika is the best-selling author of “Dear Chairwoman” – featuring the trials and triumphs of women corporate board leaders.  Her next book, featuring the intersection of sustainability, digital innovation, and the pandemic, is called “Beyond the Black Swan: How the Pandemic and Digital Innovation Intensified the Sustainability Imperative- Everywhere” and will be released by the elite publisher Taylor & Francis in January 2024.


Jan 19 2024


4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


FC Austin Q2 Stadium
Austin, TX
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