SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, will address the 8th annual Women Tech Awards. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.
Michelle is a great example for women in tech. She co-founded Aspera, invented the technology, led the company to a successful acquisition by IBM, and continues to innovate and lead the Aspera business unit within IBM. Munson will keynote this year’s awards and help recognize this year’s Women Tech Award finalists and recipients.
“We are excited to have Michelle keynote the awards this year, her path is inspiring.” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council President. “I love that she founded a very successful technology company, she gives back to the community, and is a technologist. We are honored to have her participate in our award program this year.”
Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera’s FASP® high-speed transport technology and is responsible for overseeing the company’s direction in collaboration with co-founder Serban Simu. Michelle was a software engineer in research and start-up companies including the IBM Almaden Research Center before founding Aspera in 2004. She has dual B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Kansas State University and was a Goldwater Scholar for achievement in Science and Mathematics, and later a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University where she received a postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science. She was the 2006 KSU College of Engineering Alumni Fellow (the youngest recipient ever), and has received national achievement awards from Glamour Magazine and USA Today. Michelle is also a frequent speaker on technologies and trends around big data transport, cloud infrastructure, and mobile.