Nithya A. Ruff is the Director of SanDisk’s Open Source Strategy Office. SanDisk is a global leader in flash storage solutions from edge devices to cloud and enterprise data centers. She currently is working on bringing best in class open source ideas and to grow community and commercial engagement for SanDisk. In addition to her day job, Nithya is also is on the board of SanDisk’s Women’s Innovation Network or WIN. WIN is a global affinity organization dedicated to the development of an inclusive network that enables women’s highest potential in the work place.
She has worked at companies like Wind River (Intel Subsidiary). Synopsys, Avaya, SGI, Eastman Kodak and at start-ups like Movius, Cranite and Tripwire.
Nithya has an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY and an MS in Computer Science from North Dakota State University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters. She is an avid traveler, designer of beautiful jewelry and a student of life and business. She enjoys speaking both on technology issues as well as on women in technology and business.