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November 11, 2021

Must-watch: Vineti’s Women in Tech panel discussion

Vineti held its first-ever Women in Tech panel discussion in late October. We brought together amazing women leaders across healthcare and technology! The event was moderated by Kat Noren, SVP of People and Places at Vineti, with panelists including Heidi Rozen, Partner at Threshold Ventures, Maria Yuin, VP of Engineering, Runtime Platform and Core Services, Mulesoft, and Louise Pacini, Chief Operations Officer at Vineti. 

The discussion inspired us on many levels. Our panelists shared their unique career paths and offered insights and experiences they’ve gained along the way, inspiring us to continue to foster relationships, build our networks during this unprecedented time, and showcase the importance of asking questions while remaining true to ourselves. They also shared insights around aligning your work with what you care about and value. This is a must watch for those looking to grow their career in healthcare and technology and learn along the way.  

Watch the on-demand recording now!

We hope you enjoy this event as much as we did. Our team would love to connect if you’re interested in learning more about Vineti. Please take a look at our current job opportunities and apply directly if you’re interested, or if you’d like to stay in touch for future openings.

Learn more about our amazing moderator and panelists:

Kat Noren,  SVP of People & Places at Vineti – Moderator

As the SVP of People & Places, Kat leads Vineti’s people strategy driving employee development, growth, and scale. Kat partners with leaders to build superior quality teams, engage and motivate employees, and instill performance-driven cultures. Prior to Vineti, Kat was a part of the Talent Team at Privia Health, a population health technology start-up, growing the team from 50 to 500+ employees in 5 US regions. More recently, she was a key member of the Technology HR Business Partner Team at Salesforce working with Engineering Executives to enhance their leadership abilities, teams’ performance, and compensation strategies. Kat received her B.S. in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University’s Business School with a focus on organization development.

Heidi Rozen, Partner at Threshold Ventures – Panelist

Heidi Roizen is a partner at venture capital firm Threshold Ventures but describes herself as a “recovering” entrepreneur. She co-founded a software company called T/Maker in 1982; she was its CEO until it was acquired by Deluxe Corporation in 1996. An early-stage venture firm, Threshold’s portfolio companies include Livongo, Bentobox, Calibrate, Tia and more. Roizen is also a corporate director for DMGT, Invitation Homes, Planet, Upside Foods, Lumity, and Polarr. Roizen has been a prominent critic of sexual harassment in Silicon Valley, and she is the subject of a Harvard case study on gender bias in business.

Maria Yuin,  VP of Engineering, Runtime Platform and Core Services, Mulesoft – Panelist

Maria is a passionate software engineering leader with expertise in building teams from the ground up, leading through rapid growth, and managing change. Currently a VP of Engineering at Mulesoft (part of Salesforce) where she leads the core engineering organization that’s at the heart of Mulesoft. Previously she led teams at Salesforce, SAP and Oracle solving various data problems. She has a deep understanding of enterprise software ranging from distributed databases, data integration, database replication, and augmented analytics. Maria holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison and received her bachelor’s degree in both Computer Science and Music Performance from University of Maryland at College Park. Maria lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two boys. In the winter months, you can often find her skiing somewhere in Tahoe.

Louise Pacini, Vineti’s Chief Operations Officer  – Panelist

As Vineti’s Chief Operating Officer, Louise brings almost 25 years of global experience in biopharmaceutical and healthcare technology to Vineti. Before joining the company as Chief Strategy Officer, she led major biopharmaceutical engagements in Europe and the U.K. for IQVIA, a global leader in the use of data, technology, and analytics to advance healthcare. She has also led large-scale technology transformation programs for global pharmaceutical leader GSK in the Asia-Pacific region and leading medical testing provider Quest Diagnostics in the United States. Earlier in her career, she managed network administration for biotech start-up CombinatorRx, where the team built a high-throughput IT platform to identify and develop new medications based on synergistic combinations of approved drugs. Louise holds a data science certificate in object-oriented programming from Harvard University, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.