While Forbes is publishing a list with World’s Most Powerful Women In Tech 2016, we’re focussing on Germany’s most successful women in IT. Best of all: Speakers from four of the biggest tech companies in Germany are coming to #ada16…
Forbes annually publishes a list with the100 Most Powerful Women, in which #womenintech always play a big part. In 2016, Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), Susan Wojcicki (YouTube CEO) Meg Whitman (HP CEO), Virginia “Ginni” Rometty (IBM CEO), Angela Ahrendts (Apple Senior VP), Safra Catz (Oracle co-CEO) as well as Ruth Porat (Alphabet CFO) and Ursula Burns (Xerox CEO) take the top spots of the IT-women.
You want to meet, network and exchange ideas with other women in IT? Ada Lovelace Festival is the percet opportunity to learn from each other. You can get Early bird tickets until end of July.
But to find IT-women in leading positions you don’t have to take a look at the US or Asia. Here in germany, too, women control the date of tech companies, as this list by Computerwoche shows.
Just confirmed – these high-ranking IT-women will speak at #ada16: Sabine Bendiek, Martina Koederitz, Christine Regitz & Claudia Nemat
Sabine Bendiek, Chief Executive Officer
Sabine Bendiek was named Managing Director of Microsoft Germany in January 2016. She reports to Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International. Sabine gained an MSc in Management Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an MBA at the University of Mannheim (Germany). She started her career at McKinsey, followed by Booz Allen, and Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems.
She then led Dell’s Small and Medium Business Division in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, contributing significantly to the company’s revenue. Immediately prior to joining Microsoft Germany, she was Vice President and General Manager of EMC Germany.
In this position, she was responsible for all business activities in the German market with particular emphasis on transforming the enterprise to provide hybrid cloud and software solutions.
Sabine brings over 20 years of management experience in the technology industry to her new position. In addition, she is a Member of the Board of BITKOM, Germany’s federal industry association for IT, telecommunications and new media.
Martina Koederitz, General Manager
Martina Koederitz is General Manager of IBM Germany since May 2011. Since April 2013, she is also General Manager of IBM Germany, Austria and Switzerland and thus responsible for the DACH region. Previously, she was member of the board and Vice President Sales IBM Germany.
From 2009 to 2010, she worked as Vice President General Business & Channel, IMT Germany, which comprises hardware, software and services solutions and the collaboration with business partners. Before, she filled the position of Vice President IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) in IMT Germany.
Martina Koederitz started her career at IBM in 1987 as system consultant and was appointed to Sales Manager in Financial Services Sector after holding several positions in systems consultancy and sales management within IBM. Since 1999, she held the position of Business Unit Executive and was responsible for the sales organization of the cooperative financial services network. In 2003, Martina Koederitz was appointed to Vice President of IBM zSeries Sales EMEA and since 2006 she worked as Vice President of System z Sales in Germany. After that, she worked as a Client Advocacy Executive in the office of then IBM CEO Sam Palmisano in Armonk, New York.
Martina Koederitz holds a degree in Business Administration (BA). Additionally to her position within the Steering Committee of the German Industry association (BDI) and the IT association BITKOM, she is active in numerous organizations, including the Donors’ Association for German Science, VDMA and the association Stiftung Rechnen. In September 2015 she was honored with the Mestemacher Award Manager of the Year.
Claudia Nemat, Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management, Europe and Technology
Born in 1968, Claudia Nemat has been a member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG since October 2011 and is responsible for the Board area Europe and Technology.
Before joining Deutsche Telekom AG, Claudia Nemat spent 17 years working for McKinsey&Company where she was elected Partner in 2000, and Senior Partner (“Director”) in 2006. Among other responsibilities during her time there, she was Co-leader of the global Technology Sector and led the unit for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Her main areas of expertise include large-scale strategic and operational turnaround and transformation programs, especially for global technology companies as well as in the software and telecommunications industries. She also led McKinsey’s initiatives on Europe based global technology leadership.
Mrs. Nemat has worked in numerous European countries as well as North and South America. Since 2013, Claudia Nemat has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Lanxess AG. Claudia Nemat studied physics at University of Cologne, where she has also taught in the department of Physics and Mathematics.
Christine Regitz, Vice President User Experience | UX & Cross Compliance | Industry Cloud, Member of the Supervisory Board
Christine Regitz has been working in software development at SAP SE since 1994. In this time, she has excelled in a variety of positions and departments, leading to her current role as Vice President User Experience. Before joining SAP, she was a consultant at IDS Prof. Scheer.
Christine studied Business Studies and Physics at Saarland University (Deutschland) and the Università degli Studi in Bari (Italy).
She is a member of the extended board of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (German Informatics Society) and spokesperson of its special interest group “Women in IT”. In addition, Christine is Deputy Spokesperson of the BITKOM technical committee “Women in ICT”, a member of the high-level advisory committee of the European Center for Women and Technology (ECWT) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Steinbeis Foundation.