Reema Poddar

Senior Vice President - Global Product Development, Teradata
293 - WITI WIN: Old Industries, Sexy Data: Machine Learning and Industrial IoT

Reema Poddar is a seasoned senior executive who heads the operations and business development for AdFender Inc., a security software startup that focuses on online privacy, eliminating malvertisements and helping users enjoy an annoyance-free browsing experience. Until very recently Ms. Poddar led GE Digital's Core software technology team that drives thought leadership and execution of the digitalization strategy. She was responsible for identifying and executing on growth levers that leveraged IT, Operations, Security, and Go-to-market functions across GE's Product and Application portfolio on PREDIX platform for Industrial Internet Initiatives. While at GE Ms. Poddar held several strategic roles, leading such varied business verticals as Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare. Prior to GE, she was the technology leader for Intellution, a Boston startup focused on Industrial Automation Software that GE acquired in 2002.

She is very passionate about talent development and strongly believes in creating high performance organizations. She dedicates time for coaching and mentoring to create a driven and motivational team. She strongly believes that transparency, collaboration, teamwork and humility are key to high employee satisfaction and lead to high customer satisfaction. Ms. Poddar has created and led several programs within and outside GE to support this cause through affinity groups and technology adoption. She holds a Master's in Computer Science as well as a Master's in Electronics.