TieCon Chair 2017, Incoming TiE Socal President 2018, CEO GamerItt
Smita G. Bagla is CEO of Gameritt,and also Managing Partner at Amritt, Inc. She is the incoming TiE SoCal Chapter President in 2018. She is the Chair of TiECon Southwest 2017 after having chaired the 2014 and 2015
Smita is a serial entrepreneur. 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. Earlier, Smita founded Amber Computer Solutions Inc. – a turnkey enterprise software company which she sold in 2001. Her next venture was Aligned Strategies, Inc., a company focused on Operational Excellence working with C-Level Executives 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 Past Chairperson of Southern California IIT Alumni, and active board member with SIGGRAPH LA – a Special Interest group for Media and Graphics and South Asian Network. She co founded Women’s Initiative Network in 2015, an organization for professional women leaders devoted to women empowerment. 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.