Demystifying IT: Open Dialogue with the Industry’s Experts

WoMen in Tech Kick-Off on November 25, 5PM

If you are

  •  a student of any faculty at UniMA: Business, Econ, Informatics, Law, Social Sciences or Philosophy
  • looking for a way to jump into the world of IT or create and enhance your tech skills
  • interested in hearing from IT professionals, connect with practitioners and students

you should join WIT’s virtual kick-off on November 25, 5-6:30PM for inspiration and a unique opportunity to get in touch!

Exclusive panel discussion (more details below) about the future of IT with 

Sukhmani Nagi, Incoming Enterprise Account Executive at Google
Juan Carlos Calvo Jackson, Data Science Specialist at McKinsey & Company
Jana Rehse, Ph.D., Junior Professor at University of Mannheim
Elias Strehle, Ph.D., Researcher at Blockchain Research Lab gGmbH


There will be time for Q&A and personal interaction in smaller break-out rooms after the event.

To register, please send an email to: hasperli(at) with your name and course of study.

Sukhi graduated with a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim in 2015. After completing her M.Sc. in International Marketing & Management at Copenhagen Business School, she worked in various sales roles and served as Global Account Executive at Microsoft for two years. She was recently recruited by Google and is currently in transition. Fun fact: Sukhi had to get an emergency rabies vaccination in Ghana once - and still managed to enjoy her stay.

Sukhmani Nagi, Incoming Enterprise Account Executive - Google

Juan Carlos completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Physics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile and holds a Master's of Advanced Study in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Cambridge. After two and a half years of conducting PhD Research on string theory at the University of Oxford, he founded the deep-learning start up Mathemai before starting his career in consulting. Juan currently lives in Chile, he enjoys mountain biking and a good cup of coffee.

Juan Carlos Jackson Calvo, Data Science Specialist - McKinsey & Company

Jana holds a B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Business Informatics from Saarland University and was a visiting scholar at Stevens Institute of Technology. Before becoming a Junior Professor at University of Mannheim, she completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. In her free time, Jana likes playing pen-and-paper role-playing games and drinking Scotch whisky.

Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse, Junior Professor - University of Mannheim

Elias graduated with a Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Mannheim after completing his Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. He holds B.Sc. in Business Administration from Mannheim. From 2017 onward, he worked as a data scientist / data engineer and python software engineer before returning to research at the Blockchain Research Lab in Hamburg. Elias loves carrot cake, bad puns, and the composer Gustav Mahler.

Dr. Elias Strehle, Researcher - Blockchain Lab gGmbH

The discussion will be facilitated by Hannah Sperling,
Doctoral Student at the University of Mannheim & Analytics Specialist at SAP SE

To register, please send an email to: hasperli(at) with your name and course of study.


WoMen in Tech Mannheim: an inclusive student network for topics around IT

For students of all fields, IT literacy is becoming increasingly important for a fulfilling life and career. Further accelerated by COVID-19, the growing relevance of the tech sector can hardly be overstated: Affecting all fields of societal, economic and private spheres, the topic mandates an open and multifaceted exchange between students of all genders, backgrounds, and mindsets.
Flexibly catering to participants’ needs, WoMen in Tech will serve as a platform for exchange, discussion and upskilling around topics like analytics, coding, data science, corporate IT, big tech in politics and more.

Specifically reaching out to undergraduates of all disciplines, WIT seeks to excite the upcoming generations about topics around IT. To enrich the world of tech with as many perspectives as possible, female students and internationals are particularly encouraged to participate.

Planned in a semi-administrated set-up, the digital fall semester 2020 serves as the “sandbox-period”,where all students are invited to actively share ideas, interests, and wishes for this new initiative. Join the virtual kick-off on November 25, 5PM for inspiration and a unique opportunity to get in touch!

As a truly inclusive tech network, all University of Mannheim students are warmly invited to participate.