Gowri Selka is the former Head of Data Analytics and Corporate Technologies for Walgreens Boots Alliance, where she implemented integrated analytics platforms and led Walgreens data strategy. While Gowri led transformation programs, she experienced challenges in building a data literate workforce who are confident to implement turnkey solutions using emerging technologies. This challenge led Gowri to launch Volantsys Analytics, and her vision is to shift organizations to adopt emerging technologies as part of their business operations and re-skill the workforce for future roles required in the ever-changing business environment. In addition to her years in corporate executive and leadership roles, Selka is a futurist thinker with a deep commitment to the community. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a Board Member at A Safe Place (Domestic abuse prevention organization) and Founder and Director of ChickTech Chicago-North. She is passionate about retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of girls pursuing technology-based careers.