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Nominations for the Most Influential Women in Tech 2011 Close on Friday

Just in case you missed our call for the Most Influential Women in Technology, this week is the last chance to get your nominations in. We're looking for the best and brightest in technology — the media stars, the gamers, the developers, the activists, the entrepreneurs, the executives, the evangelists, the brainiacs, and more. We've already had overwhelming feedback on our site, on Twitter, and on blogs, and now we're putting out the last call so that we can start readying the final list.

To nominate, just add your voice to the comments here or on our original post. If you want to use Twitter, your blog, YouTube, or Flickr to nominate someone, be sure to include the hashtag #WIT11. We'll need the nominee's name and company, along with either a Twitter handle, blog, company website, or Linkedin URL.  

In the past two years we've featured Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; Rashmi Sinha, Co-founder and CEO of Slideshare; Morgan Romine, Team Captain of Frag Dolls; Amber Case, a cyborg anthropologist; Jill Tarter, Director, SETIClara Shih, founder of Hearsay Labs; and many others.

To take a deeper dive on who made the lists in the past, visit:

Most Influential Women In Technology 2009 

Most Influential Women in Technology 2010

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  • Anuj Arya

    I would like to nominate Dr. Satwant Kaur, author of Intel’s Strategic Technologies book: “Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments” for the Most Influential Women in Technology.

    Satwant is an outstanding candidate for the award because she has made broad and deep contributions to technology, industry and customers. She has worked at all technology levels, starting as an R&D engineer at HP to the CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group of a billion dollar plus technology enterprise, TIBCO. Satwant is an energetic, influential, and prescient technology leader. She is unique ability to visualize the future, which has enabled her to build industry-leading technology solutions, which are now generating multi-billion dollar revenues for her employers.

    Satwant has provided strong technology leadership at some of the world’s largest technology companies. In her most recent position, Dr. Kaur is a platform strategist in the Intel Architecture Group. Prior to joining Intel, Satwant was the CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group at TIBCO Software. She was also Director of Development at Symantec, and Chief Technology Architect of Quest Software. She was a research faculty member in the Computer Science Department of IIT, Delhi. Satwant served on the Advisory Board at Panacea Software, and was also a consultant on the Thomson-Reuters Insight Expert Network. Her pioneering inventions include the first small scale industries capacitor manufacturing robot, a root cause analysis and event correlation engine, reduced interoperability (RI) technologies for architectures, validation, and testing. She holds a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Mobile Internet Protocols are from Oakland University, MI, USA.

    Some of her achievements include:
    •Book “Intelligent Environments” Exhibited in IIT Delhi Golden Jubilee Celebration Exhibition, 2010
    •Technology Innovation Award from Executive-VP, Intel, 2009
    •Outstanding Women Award by Intel, 2009
    •Featured on Intel IAG magazine/Intel Circuit, 2008
    •Gartner's Magic Quadrant: Inventions of CA Event Correlation for 2007
    •Gartner's Magic Quadrant: Inventions of CA Event Correlation for 2006
    •Gartner's Magic Quadrant: Inventions of CA Event Correlation for 2003
    •Best Paper Award: “Mobile IP and Implementation of Regional Registration”, IEEE EIT conf, 2001
    •“Extraordinary Ability” by U.S. government, the highest immigration category, 2000
    •1st Capacitor Manufacturing Robot for small scale industries, 1990
    •"Best Scientist Award”, CSIR National Lab, 1988
    •1st Artificial Intelligence Expert Systems for diagnosis of distress in concrete, 1986
    •1st Natural Language Interfaces to databases on codal provisions, 1986
    •1st Prolog Compiler implementation for knowledge encapsulation, 1986

    The URL for her industry leading book (on Intel web site) is:

    Anuj Arya, Management Consultant,

  • John Battelle

    I'm proud to nominate my partner in running Federated Media Publishing, Deanna Brown. Deanna joined us just over a year ago from Scripps Networks, where she oversaw tremendous growth in the online presences of The Food Network and HGTV. Her first year at FM was nothing short of extraordinary. She reorganized the team in a way that allowed us to more than double the volume of our business. She built a world-class sales-support operation and another team to manage execution, taking us from nimble startup to full-fledged media company at a nine-figure revenue run rate. She oversaw acquisitions that put us in a much stronger position in key verticals, and she opened doors to major new clients.

    Under her leadership, FM has grown revenue and scale more than 50% in what was supposed to be the year of the slow economic recovery. And we did it while making a profit, thanks to her aggressive, hands-on management of our biggest initiatives. Not to mention, she did it all while fortifying the startup culture, the drive to succeed, and the entrepreneurial passion that made FM what it is.

    Deanna also has a rich entrepreneurial background in companies as diverse as Yahoo, AOL, Scripps,, Brill's Content, and Conde Nast, among others. She has 25+ years of Internet and media experience, and she's very deserving of this honor.