Vice President, Innovation for Social Impact Office of the CTO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Janice Zdankus is Vice President, Innovation for Social Impact in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Office of the CTO. In this role, Janice is leading HPE’s Tech Impact 2030 program demonstrating that technology has the potential to drive real and positive social change if harnessed effectively. By bringing together industry, technology, academia and government partners to solve key societal challenges, with initial focus on hunger/agriculture and healthcare, global and equitable impact can be delivered and scaled.
Zdankus is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Transformation Leader Network for the New Vision of Agriculture. As the HPE lead executive, she is partnering to enable world-leading agriculture research and practice. Innovative technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), data fabric, artificial intelligence, and high performance compute are being applied to accelerate prediction, response, and solutions to STEM education, and world hunger and health challenges, including COVID-19. Zdankus’ career experience includes executive leadership roles in software development, strategic planning, product management, marketing, customer support, and quality. She has led the design and release of solutions focused on cloud systems, remote support and the software services portfolio for the enterprise.
Zdankus is an active supporter of increasing the interest and representation of youth in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Zdankus is a co-founder of the Curated Pathways non-profit personalized learning program focused on using AI and machine learning technology to broaden the representation of underrepresented minorities and females in computing. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Zdankus earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Industrial Management from Purdue University, where in 2010 she was named Outstanding Computer Science alumna. She also holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University. In 2018, she was named a “Top 50 Woman in Tech” by the National Diversity Council.