MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knightscope, developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing US security operations, announced today that the Anita Borg Institute has named Knightscope Vice President of Software Engineering Mercedes Soria the recipient of the “2017 ABIE Award for Leadership.” The annual recognition recognizes a woman who has “served in a significant leadership role in advancing technology, with a strong focus on increasing women’s representation and success in the field.” An awards ceremony will be held as part of the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, October 4–7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida with an expected 18,000 people in attendance – the largest gathering in the world of women technologists.
Anita Borg paved the way for women across the globe who were interested in following their dreams and pursuing careers in technology,” said Mercedes Soria, VP Software Engineering, Knightscope. “It is an absolute honor to receive this esteemed award and will only fuel my ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation of women technologists.”
Mercedes Soria has a rich history in the technology field with over 15 years of experience. She currently leads the Knightscope team focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence and user-interface applications and aims to increase the number of women working in security and robotics. Earlier this year Mercedes received the 2017 “Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence Award,” spotlighting the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
“The Anita Borg Institute is thrilled to honor Mercedes with the 2017 ABIE Award for Leadership,” said Telle Whitney, the organization’s CEO and President. “From her time mentoring dozens of other female Deloitte engineers to her contributions to the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen initiative, Mercedes serves as a role model for all women technologists.”
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About Knightscope, Inc.
Knightscope, Inc. is an advanced security technology company that utilizes Software + Hardware + Humans to provide its clients with new groundbreaking anomaly detection capabilities. In an increasingly volatile world, we are developing one of the most important technologies to come out of Silicon Valley that will empower the public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. every single year and our long-term mission is to cut it in half. Learn more at www.knightscope.com
About the ABIE Award for Leadership
The ABIE Award for Leadership recognizes a woman who has served in a significant leadership role in advancing technology, with a strong focus on increasing women’s representation and success in the field. Winners serve as industry role models by advocating, mentoring, and inspiring other women technologists.
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