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Vidya Srinivasan is an Engineer, Speaker and Singer. She works as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and is passionate about incubating ideas and taking them to the market. She currently works as the product lead for SharePoint spaces where her team aims to democratize the creation and consumption of mixed reality experiences.
Vidya loves to tinker with tech to hack-for-good and has won the Grand Prize, Hack 4 Good and Contributing to the Future awards at several hackathons. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, she has been a member of the Grace Hopper Conference Leadership since 2014 chairing technical tracks. She has over five years of public speaking experience on a broad range of topics including MR, AR, VR, inclusive design, product management, and life as a woman in tech in settings as varied as panels, podcasts, and keynotes. Vidya holds a degree in Indian classical music and performs with bands in Seattle to raise funds for nonprofit organizations.
Three years into her career, she was profiled by Microsoft for pursuing a multidimensional career in tech. Vidya has since been featured by Forbes, Channel 9, Huffington Post, Moms Can: Code, The Women in Tech show, and Microsoft Research to name a few. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington and a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award by North Carolina State University. More recently, Vidya was selected to be the General Chair of the 2019 Grace Hopper Conference.
[Last updated: December 2018]