Hololens Engineering Lead, Microsoft
Dona Sarkar is a Seattle-based engineering manager at Microsoft, an author, a fashion blogger and designer. She joined Microsoft in 2005 and currently works on the HoloLens team, bringing the ability to easily build holographic apps to the masses. She has more than 13 years of experience in the tech industry and has been involved in building products and customer experiences that are used by more than a billion people, starting from Oracle databases to multiple versions of Windows and and holograms! She has previously completed a Data Science cert as well as a Digital Marketing MBA program at Rutgers so she can better understand how her company can reach more customers. Dona is a passionate advocate of hiring and retaining diverse talent into the tech industry. She spends several months every year leading technical roadshows and conducting interviews in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Argentina. She has been requested by universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Harvard, University of Michigan), business schools (INSEAD, Oxford, IE, ESADE,McCombs School of Business) and large organizattion such as Grace Hopper, WISE and Tapia to keynote and speak at various conferences and events, as well as being the Grace Hopper Industry track chair for Microsoft.