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CloudNOW Recognizes 10 Finalists for Women in Cloud Innovation Award

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, today announced BitYota Vice President of Product Poulomi Damany has been named one of the Top 10 Women in Cloud, and a finalist for their Top Woman in Cloud Innovations Award. For more information visit CloudNOW.

Damany will be invited, along with nine other finalists, to compete in a pitch-style event June 17th in San Francisco, where she will present the project that garnered her spot on the CloudNOW Top 10 list.

"CloudNOW is delighted to count Poulomi among the Top 10 Women in Cloud. Her contributions, accomplishments and thought leadership have made her a critical voice in cloud," said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. "We are excited this year to be adding the element of a pitch competition, and having Poulomi join us in San Francisco to present her work."

With more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software, data mining, clustering and data management, Damany leads product management and marketing for BitYota's unique cloud-based data warehouse. The product enables everyone – from data scientists and engineers to SQL savvy analysts, business and product users, to understand their data and derive insights using high-performance SQL-based analytics on JSON data from fast-changing applications including web and mobile analytics and NoSQL stores like MongoDB.

"It is truly a privilege to be recognized alongside this esteemed group of innovative women for their groundbreaking efforts to evolve cloud computing," Damany said. "The cloud has opened so many doors for the creative exploration and application of technology to solve real-world challenges, and it's very exciting to be part of CloudNOW's efforts to help shape the future of this tremendous opportunity for women."

In addition to Damany, other finalists for this year's Top Ten Women in Cloud Award, in no particular order, are:

  • Alolita Sharma, Director of Engineering, Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP
  • Evelyn de Souza, Compliance & Data Privacy Leader, Cisco; co-Chair Cloud Security Alliance
  • Ingrid Frazen, Senior Program Manager Industrial Cloud, General Electric
  • Lily Cole, Founder and CEO,
  • Kimberly Gress, Director of Client Services, Dell Boomi
  • Maria Vello, President and CEO, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)
  • Rathi Murthy, Vice President Shared Services, American Express
  • Rhonda Vetere, Chief Technology Officer, Estee Lauder

Please join us in San Francisco, June 17, at the Wyndham, Union Square where we will name the Top Woman in Cloud Innovation, for more info visit: Follow us on Twitter @cloudnow_org #cloudnowawards.

About CloudNOW

CloudNOW ( is a nonprofit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring and economic growth. CloudNOW offers members the opportunity to creatively approach the technological challenges of cloud today, working in partnership with the tech industry, and cloud thought leaders. CloudNOW is sponsored by Dell, IBM, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Co., GreenQloud and member support. To join CloudNOW go to:

About BitYota

BitYota is a Data Warehouse Service (DWS) for semi-structured data, designed from the ground up for fast, low-latency analytics on data from fast-changing web and mobile applications. Founded in 2011 by executives and senior engineers with 35+ years of big data experience at Yahoo, Oracle, Veritas/Symantec, Informix, BMC and Kabira/Tibco, BitYota is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit

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