At Foo Café, Slagthuset, Carlsgatan 12a, 21120 Malmö, Sweden.
We started as unicorns, we ploughed through and it seems like we made it in a predominantly male dominated industry such as technology . We want to share what we learnt on the way with you. Regardless of gender, we all can make it. There is hope and we, all together, can change the world.
Cris Vega - Spanish and mother of 2 cute little monsters, Cris holds a Master in Computer Science. She has worked as a programmer, project manager, director, VP of engineering and currently she is working as Technical Executive Producer at IOI interactive - all this experience gives her a 360 view of what software development and technology are about. Most of her experiences are within the video game industry, but she has also worked in retail companies such as IKEA. Cris also engages in different volunteer initiatives and mentorship programs with the hope of making the world of technology more diverse, inclusive and accessible.
Anca Iordanescu - is VP Engineering, at IKEA Digital Group. In this role, Anca is leading together with her team the design and delivery of tech solutions to create the digital backbone of IKEA RETAIL Before joining Ikea, Anca has been leading IT transformations at Maersk Line, in Copenhagen. She also worked 15 years in the telecom industry, at Ericsson and Sony Mobile, in different roles from SW engineer to SW Manager. Having a strong technical background (PhD in Computer Science), working in telecom, she found her passion in developing and implementing the most cutting-edge technologies that have changed people’s lives for good. Before joining the IT world, she worked as Teaching Assistant at University of Bucharest, holding courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer science. Her favorite saying is “Eyes on the stars, feet on the ground!”.