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Wednesday, April 24 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Co-Storm Interactive: Connections That Make Things Happen @Expedia - 645 Elliott Ave W FULL

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The concept behind CO-STORM is about how much more we’re able to see (brainstorm) for each other, than we see for ourselves. There’s a creative back and forth energy in getting outside your own head. Fresh eyes see our blind spots and filters. They also mirror back to us what’s really going on. A CO-STORMER’S insight can clarify what steps to take next, highlight your strengths, and make you see what should happen naturally. It can solve a problem in your field with an outsider’s perspective. During this session, each participant will have time for an introduction and a chance to discuss their most pressing pain point, project or idea in a safe and empowering environment. Your CO-STORM partners will brainstorm with you on solutions and positive changes.

This session includes an incredible group of mentors, ready to give back by sharing their experience and expertise.

Download the Co-Storm guide to get you started.




Speakers
avatar for Wendy White

Wendy White

Vice President, Expedia
Wendy White is vice president of marketing for Egencia, Expedia Group business travel. A business-to-business tech executive, she’s led teams all over the globe for tech giants Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and CenturyLink. Wendy has a deep connection to both the startup landscape... Read More →
avatar for Shea Harty

Shea Harty

Managing Director, Empower Amsterdam
Shea Harty is the Managing Director of Empowerment, a social enterprise that helps companies with their sustainable employability agendas through team building, cross-cultural communication, leadership programs, inclusion and belonging, redundancies programs, and more. Their non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Elan Bailey

Elan Bailey

Managing Director, Thrive Learning And Development
elan is the founder and Managing Director of Thrive Learning and Development. She champions individuals and organizations to show up at their best and thrive at work. She is also the creator of the Thrivify App -- a mobile-supported coaching (app)roach that develops transformational... Read More →
avatar for Jacqui Silvio-Barnes

Jacqui Silvio-Barnes

Sr. Director SEO, Expedia Group
Jacqui is the Senior Director of Search Engine Optimization for Brand Expedia. Her global team leverages data, builds technical platforms and develops content to create helpful customer experiences that achieve strong visibility in organic search. Prior to joining SEO, she led strategic... Read More →
avatar for Helen Bakker

Helen Bakker

VP, Technology, Expedia Group
Helen is an energizing and passionate leader who thrives in aligning business strategy to platform design and architecture. With Expedia Group for 14 years, Helen is currently Vice President of Technology and Analytics for Expedia Group Media Solutions.  Her career, always rooted... Read More →
avatar for Lori Hofmann

Lori Hofmann

Director, Expedia Group
avatar for Shirley Hong

Shirley Hong

Chief of Staff, Expedia Group
avatar for Mamtha Banerjee

Mamtha Banerjee

Senior Director of Technology, Expedia
Mamtha Banerjee is currently Senior Director of Technology at Expedia where she leads a team of 150+ engineers working on an extensible multi-channel virtual agent platform. Mamtha is also a Mentor at the University of Washington’s Master’s program in Entrepreneurship. Mamtha is... Read More →
avatar for Angela Bultemeier

Angela Bultemeier

Principal Program Manager, Expedia Group
Angela Bultemeier is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience in solution development and delivery, business partnership development, team building, and mentorship. Angela has a passion and successful track record for leading and motivating large and small teams, project... Read More →
avatar for Arpita Banerji

Arpita Banerji

Senior Director, Expedia
 am a Senior Director at Expedia Group, leading a team of highly skilled and respected Program Managers. We are assigned to large complex initiatives within the company lasting anywhere from 6 to 12 months, and then we move on to the next opportunity. To be successful in our roles... Read More →
avatar for Jeri Johnson

Jeri Johnson

Principal Product Manager, Expedia
I have been working in technology and internet development for over 20 years.  My journey with website development started many years ago as Eddie Bauer’s first Webmaster.  Since then, I have spent the last 15 plus years working in program and product management developing a wide... Read More →
avatar for Jill Randall

Jill Randall

Director Global Salesforce, Expedia Group (Egencia)
Jill Randall is the Director of Global Salesforce at Egencia which is the Corporate Travel Brand for Expedia Group. She is responsible for building and managing the Salesforce platform to drive improved business results. Jill has been with Expedia Group for 12 years, previously holding... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Ekas

Leslie Ekas

VP Technology, Expedia Financial and Core Transactions Services
Leslie leads a global team of software professions that manage Expedia’s Financial Core and Transactions Services. Her team delivers an integrated suite of hardware and software solutions for the eCommerce Platform including Ordering, Loyalty, Coupons, and Tax, as well as the Financial... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ohashi

Lisa Ohashi

Principal Program Manager, Expedia Group
I’ve been a Program Manager with Expedia for 3 years. I started my career as a Software Engineer and have worked in a variety of technical and program roles during my 20 year career. Before doing “computer stuff”, I worked as a community organizer with non-profits and was a... Read More →
avatar for Natalya Pemberton

Natalya Pemberton

Principal Program Manager, Expedia Group
Since joining Expedia in 2006, Natalya has held several roles, all with a common denominator: cross-functional collaboration on complex issues. She is currently a Principal Program Manager, helping Expedians collaborate to solve tough organizational puzzles, so they can deliver great... Read More →
avatar for Nisreene Atassi

Nisreene Atassi

Global Head of Communications, Brand Expedia
Nisreene Atassi is the Global Head of Communications overseeing Public Relations and Social Media globally for Brand Expedia. Atassi has been with Expedia for two years has more than 15 years of experience working in the communications marketing space. Nisreene specializes in creating... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Laiwala

Sarah Laiwala

Sr. Director Product Mgmt, Expedia Group
Sarah Laiwala is a life-long learner, visionary, problem solver, volunteer, mentor, and mother. She has 15 years of professional experience in technology. She has a proven track record of building leaders, innovating, setting strategy, collaborating, and launching consumer-facing... Read More →
VB

Virginia Benson

Director of Strategy, Expedia Group
avatar for Wendy Alexander

Wendy Alexander

Dir, Product Manager, Expedia Group
Wendy is a Director of Product over the core financial solutions at Expedia Group. She is responsible for innovating with the speed of the business while providing integrity driven Finance solutions. She understands the complexity and interconnected nature of Legal, Accounting, Treasury... Read More →



Wednesday April 24, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Expedia - 645 Elliott Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119