Dr. Mary Stenzel-Poore selected as one of several Top Women in Cloud Innovations

Dr. Mary Stenzel-Poore

November 7, 2016

CloudNOW, a consortium for leading women in cloud and converging technologies, selected Mary Stenzel-Poore, Ph.D., senior associate dean for research, OHSU School of Medicine, as one of its "Top Women in Cloud Innovations." Read the full announcement.

"Mary is one of the key cloud thought leaders who is pioneering the industry and leveling the playing field for future generations," said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. "We recognize Mary's dedication and passion for tech, and thank her for her continued contributions."

Dr. Stenzel-Poore has been instrumental in OHSU's collaboration with Intel, in which engineers and scientists come together to develop hardware, software and workflow solutions for Intel's high-performance computing solutions to manage "big data" and advance precision medicine. 

One such project is the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a distributed precision medicine analytics platform. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute are leveraging Intel's technology to securely share and analyze large amounts of data, while preserving the privacy and security of patient data at each site. Dr. Stenzel-Poore organized a presentation about the Collaborative Cancer Cloud for NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., during his Oct. 24 visit, along with Intel leaders and elected officials. The Collaborative Cancer Cloud combines Intel technologies and bioscience advancements to enable solutions that make it easier, faster and more affordable for developers, researchers and clinicians to determine how hundreds, even thousands of genes interact to drive disease in individual patients. Learn more.

Those receiving CloudNow's Top Women in Cloud Award are:

  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering, Netflix    

  • Erica Brescia, COO, Bitnami

  • Julia Austin, CTO, DigitalOcean

  • Madhura Maskasky Co-founder, VP Product, Platform9 Systems Inc

  • Mary Stenzel-Poore, Sr. Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, Oregon Health &Science University

  • Megan Rossetti, Senior Cloud Engineer, Walmart

  • Monique Morrow, CTO New Frontiers Engineering, Cisco          

  • Raejeanne Skillern, Vice President Data Center Group, Intel

  • Rupal Patel, CEO and Founder, VocaliD

  •  Shaheeda Nizar, Senior Director Engineering, GoDaddy

  • Syamla Bandla, Vice President Global Cloud Operations &DevOps, Qualys     

  • Tara Hernandez, Director of Systems and Build Engineering, Linden Lab

The winners will present their work at the "Top Women in Cloud" Event Dec. 7 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.