Would you like to find out more about how Booking.com and Drahi – X Novation Center promote innovation? Would you like to build a career with Booking.com? Or are you looking to volunteer at a non-profit who shares your love for science and technology?
Join us for this networking evening at the Ecole Polytechnique Drahi – X Novation Center (Avenue Coriolis, 91120 Palaiseau) on October 9th. The event is free, and places are limited, so please register yourselves at our page on Eventbrite.
18h15 Room open to participants
18h30 Introduction of the Drahi – X Novation Center
18h45 Introduction of Girls in Tech
19h Introduction of booking.com
Innovation at booking.com
Shalini Sukumar: My journey at booking.com
20h Cocktail and networking
About the speaker
Shalini Sukumar, Product Owner Data Science
As a Product Owner Data Science at Booking.com, Shalini Sukumar is responsible for using data to drive product decisions and create the best possible customer experience at Booking.com. The data analysis and algorithms developed by the data science teams touch all customer interactions, contributing to more than 1.4M room nights reserved per day across Booking.com’s website and mobile apps. Supported by ongoing experimentation, the teams continuously leverage data to enhance the user experience, working in close collaboration with developers, business and product owners to meet the unique needs of different types of traveller and further the company’s mission of empowering people to experience the world .
Originally from India, Shalini moved to Singapore to pursue her BE in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. Subsequently, she spent 12 years in Singapore and 3 years in the United States of America, before starting her next journey with Booking.com in Amsterdam.
As an avid technology enthusiast, Shalini has worked in various technology roles in the past, which range from a summer internship at ebay, to being a developer for 4 years in the IT department at the Credit Suisse Investment Banking division. Prior to joining Booking.com, Shalini worked as a Data Product Owner at a Big Data start-up, Crayon Data, in Singapore.
The Information Age has taken the world by storm in the 21st century. Shalini is excited for the impact big data could have on technology and passionate about witnessing the growth of data science as a discipline.
We are the planet’s #1 accommodation site. Our diverse team, 15,000 strong, is united by a single mission: to empower people to experience the world. Whether in our Amsterdam HQ or at one of our 204 offices worldwide, we work hard to help make more than a million travel dreams come true every single day.
Drahi – X Novation Center is an accelerator and incubator space for start-ups. With 2500m² dedicated to innovation, experimentation, prototyping, coaching, and exchange with investors, the space is open to any motivated entrepreneurs with an idea linked to science and technology.
Girls in Tech Paris is part of a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education, and empowerment of women in technology. The organization has more than 60 chapters located around the world. Our team in Paris aim to provide as much resources as possible to anyone with an interest in technology, startups and providing women with a platform for growth.