Pavni Diwanji
Pavni Diwanji

Vice President of Engineering

Pavni Diwanji is a Vice President of Engineering at Google, leading the company’s initiative to help reimagine Google’s products and programs for kids. Pavni joined Google in 2005, and since then has been driving efforts to keep Google users safe from threats like spam, phishing/hijacking, and abuse. Prior to joining Google, she was a serial entrepreneur who led successful startups, including MailFrontier, which was a leader in anti-spam and security space. She also managed the Communication and Client Software division at Excite@Home. Pavni started her career as a Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where she was part of the small team that created Java, and personally renowned for inventing Java servlets. Pavni has won numerous entrepreneurship awards and holds several patents in the area of distributed systems and networking. Pavni holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Lisa Gevelber
Lisa Gevelber

Marketing for the Americas & Ads Business Unit

Lisa Gevelber joined Google in January 2010 and runs Marketing for the Americas region and for the Ads Business Unit. She and her team help marketers all over the world make the most of the web. They have helped brands by providing data and insights on consumer trends, helped creatives re-imagine storytelling in the digital age through things like Project Re-brief and Art, Copy and Code, and helped millions of small businesses grow. In Latin America, Lisa and her team have brought YouTube, Android, Chromebooks, and Google Play to new countries and brought cultural events like the World Cup and Carnival to the world. She has more than 20 years of experience, from P&G and Intuit to start-ups. Prior to Google, Lisa served as Vice President of Product Management & General Manager at Intuit. During her time there, she led a team of 200 across Marketing, Product Management, Sales, and Engineering and was awarded two CEO Leadership Awards. She is also the inventor on multiple patents.
Sowmya Subramanian
Sowmya Subramanian

Director of Engineering, YouTube

Sowmya Subramanian joined Google in 2006 where she was instrumental in the development and growth of several strategic initiatives at YouTube and Google Maps. In her first 4 years, Sowmya led an engineering team with Google Maps using crowdsourced data to map the worlds' streets and businesses, and provide tools, such as MyMaps, for users to build their own maps. Google MyMaps has been used extensively during natural disasters. Since joining YouTube in 2010, Sowmya has driven a vertical strategy that better serves users and creators, such as sports fans, music lovers, artists, kids and gamers. She helped build out YouTube’s livestreaming platform, that served as the backend for Olympics 2012 and won the Sports Emmy in 2012 for the monumental Felix RedBull space jump. Sowmya’s recent accomplishments include development, launch, and management of the YouTube Music App and YouTube Music Key subscription services and launching and developing YouTube Kids. Sowmya also plays an active role with Women in Engineering@Google and is currently working on initiatives to change the perception of women in the media. Sowmya started her career at Oracle as an engineer in the core database group working on Oracle 8i. She earned a Bachelors in Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts and a Masters in Computer Science at University of Wisconsin, Madison.