TieCon Chair 2017, Incoming TiE Socal President 2018, CEO GamerItt
Smita G. Bagla is CEO of Gameritt, a corporate product strategy advisor firm and also Managing Partner at Amritt, Inc., a management consulting firm. She is the TieCon Southwest 2017 Chair, and the incoming TiE SoCal President for 2018.
Smita is a serial entrepreneur and an avid networker. Her new company, GamerItt, advises Innovation departments of large corporations in the definition of new product strategy which leverage the power of Gamification, Machine learning and Data. She has 22 plus years of experience as a leader in Product Strategy , Innovation and Business Excellence advisor. Earlier, Smita founded Amber Computer Solutions Inc. – a turnkey software company which she sold in 2001. Her next venture was Aligned Strategies, Inc., a management consulting company for corporations in the healthcare, gaming and entertainment space. Her clients include companies such as AT&T, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, DIRECTV, Midway Games, Vivendi Universal, Real Time Associates, United Healthcare, Amgen.
She is an active executive board member of Local IIT Alumni, South Asian Network and SIGGRAPH LA – a Special Interest group for Media and Graphics. She co founded Women’s Initiative Network in 2015, an organization for professional women leaders. She has her Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Roorkee and Business Management credentials from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She was awarded as the Best South Asian Women Entrepreneur Los Angeles in 2013. She was also awarded a community leader award from her alma mater.