Cloud computing is now a must-use technological model for businesses that want to operate effectively and efficiently, the growth over the years has been breathtaking and for good reason.
We owe a lot of influential women for the tremendous growth of cloud computing over the years. Their input in the industry which include founding leading Cloud and Technology companies, fostering cloud related ventures and mentoring young companies to success has seen the rise of one of the most populous computing alternatives in recent history.
The list below shows 6 women currently leading the future revolution in the cloud business.
- Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder of CloudFare.
Michelle's story as a Canadian immigrant who founded a billion-dollar brand is one that inspires. She attended Harvard Business school where she met her other co-founder, Matthew Prince. She is the head of CloudFlare's user experience. Prior to CloudFlare, Michelle worked with Google and Toshiba. She is a backbone to the success of the company known for enhancing web performance and security. She is also a recipient of CloudNow's annual top 10 Women in Cloud Innovation Award.
- Becky Swain, President and Co-Founder of Sublime Mail
A founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA.), Becky Swain is known for leadership roles. She also co-founded the Cloud Controls Matrix, the world’s first defacto cloud security standard. She was once PwC's cloud assurance director. She has been a tremendous contributor to the cloud industry and has many awards to show for it.
- Jocelyn DeGance Graham, Founder and President of CloudNOW, SVP Market Development
Jocelyn is a major influence in the Cloud Computing business, spending the major parts of her career giving advice to Fortune 100 companies on cloud computing adoption. She founded The Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) to specifically address the gender distinctions in the cloud industry. She is named in the 2017 The Silicon Valley Business Journal women of influence.
- Ellen Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder, ClearSky Data
Ellen is an experienced strategist and entrepreneur. Before co-found ClearSky Data, she was the co-founder of a cloud enablement software company, CloudSwitch which was acquired by Verizon in 2011. She was also responsible for running the Cloud products group for Verizon at the time.
- Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering, Netflix
As the director of engineering at Netflix, Dianne heads a team responsible for building the tools used by Netflix engineers for continuous integration, delivery and deployment to the Amazon Web Servers cloud. She has authored many books and is a recipient of the CloudNOW award.
- Nancy Pearson, OpenLink CMO
Before landing the job as the CMO of OpenLink, Nancy Pearson was the CMO for IBM Cloud and global head of marketing for IBM Cognitive. She has been named as one of the top 25 most influential women in Cloud, Power 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel, and SiliconANGLE 2015 Women Who Rocked the Tech World. She has helped launch different successful brands and initiatives that include IBM Cloud, Linux, Watson and others. She was also the head of the global marketing team for IBM’s leadership brands WebSphere, Tivoli, Information Management and others.