CIOs help Delphix make a difference for STEM Advantage
Earlier this month, we attended the CIO100 Symposium & Awards to celebrate our customer Hewlett Packard Enterprise being recognized among this years prestigious group of innovators for their use of our data virtualization technology. We've long enjoyed attending these events in support of our winning customers: last year, we went to cheer on Clorox, TIAA-CREF and Cisco, and in 2014, we were pleased to celebrate with Molina Healthcare.
This year, we also hosted a conference breakout session where Ralph Loura, CTO of Rodan + Fields (previously CIO at Clorox and HP's Enterprise Group), and Jason Anders, Technology Director at Fannie Mae, shared how they deployed Delphix to meet increasing demand for continuous delivery and tightened security. As a part of our session, we pledged to donate $20 per attendee to a cause we think is very important: STEM Advantage. STEM Advantage is a non profit which focuses its efforts on preparing women and underserved communities to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through paid internships, mentorships and scholarships.
Diversity in technology is a cause that Delphix has been championing for years and this culture was one of the things that attracted me to join the company. Part of what makes our team so strong is that we have talent from a wide range of backgrounds, and each of these individuals have added greatly to the success of our company. To encourage more individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue this type of career, each year Delphix awards a $5,000 Delphix Diversity in Tech scholarship (interested readers can apply here through November 4, 2016) to a student who writes concise and powerful code.
This week, we were honored to make a donation to STEM Advantage for $1,500. With 75 attendees, our breakout session was a standing-room-only event, with lively questions and discussion. We are grateful to our panelists and conference attendees alike for making the conversation so valuable, and allowing us to give back to our community.