Girl Geek X

Girl Geek X

Girl Geek X Dinner – October 24th in Santa Clara

Girl Geek X Realtor Dinner

Much more than four walls and a roof, “home means everything” – invites girl geeks to spend an evening at home with® on Wednesday, October 24 at our headquarters in Santa Clara!

Come learn how® is empowering 60 million unique consumers to make their housing-related dreams come true. From our cross-functional, diverse team who find their home at®, hear more about our dedication and commitment to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey.

The panel discussion will focus on how is advancing the digital real estate industry by using big data, customer insights, market analysis, and design thinking.

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Home ownership is an enduring pillar of the American Dream. Representing the single largest purchase most people ever make, we work in a market approaching $2 trillion in annual transaction value.® pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago and transformed the industry into the internet age. That evolution continues today with big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.


5:30pm – 6:15pm: Check-in, Dinner & Drinks, Networking
6:15pm – 7:15pm: Welcome, Program & Panel Discussion
7:15pm – 8:00pm: More Networking!

Speaker Bios:

Chung Meng CheongChung Meng Cheong, Chief Product Officer,
Chung is the Chief Product Officer of Move, Inc., the operator of®, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s product development to help make every stage of the home journey, simple, efficient and enjoyable. He joined Move in April 2017 from Financial Engines, where he served as Executive Vice President, Product Management and Consumer Marketing. Chung brings a strong background in product strategy, consumer experience, marketing and advertising across multiple industries. Prior to joining Financial Engines, he served as Chief Product Officer at 33 Across Inc., a big data ad tech startup. He also worked at YP Holdings, formerly AT&T Interactive, where as a member of the executive team he was responsible for product, business management, UX and creative design and eBay as a group product manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Auckland and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Chung will walk the audience through the® dedication to consumer experience, customer success, and brand awareness.


Pam HolmbergPam Holmberg, EVP, People,
Pam recently joined to lead our people organization. Pam is a highly motivated and energetic HR leader with experience in both high-growth technology and start-up companies. Prior to joining the family, Pam has held numerous HR leadership roles at Pivotal, NetApp, and LSI and was most recently VP, Human Resources at Veritas. Over her twenty year career, Pam has partnered with executives and senior management on complex organizational and leadership issues. Pam holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Pam will invite everyone to feel at home at and provide an overview of the company.



Latife Genc KayaLatife Genc Kaya, Principal Data Scientist,
Latife focuses on lead conversion, customer ROI and pricing algorithms. Previously at Groupon Inc. she worked on a variety of data science projects from dynamic pricing to ROI analytics, predicting merchants’ value to Groupon and food dispatching algorithm. With a PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization from Carnegie Mellon University, Latife loves blending machine learning and optimization methods when solving business problems.

Latife is on the panel at Girl Geek Dinner.



Nan KeNan Ke, User Experience Research Lead,
Nan is the Lead User Experience Researcher at and an evangelist for user-centered culture. In her role, she partners with product and engineering teams to make sure that consumer voices are represented in product decisions. From conducting empirical research to creating journey maps, Nan together with her team ensures that the organization progresses with a solid understanding of the market and consumer needs. Nan has been with for two and a half years. Prior to that, she worked at Levi Strauss. & Co., Ipsos, and TNS in consumer research and consulting roles. She earned her Master’s in Communications at the University of Illinois and undergrads in Information Science at the University of Science & Technology of China.

Nan is on the panel at Girl Geek Dinner.


Heidy KurniawanHeidy Kurniawan, Senior UX Designer,
Heidy is a Senior UX Designer for consumer products at She’s keen to help 63 million monthly online users finding their next home through a delightful user experience and pixel perfect design. To ensure an efficient and productive workflow, she works closely with product, research and engineering team as a part of her design process. Prior to that, she worked at Yellow Pages where she was responsible for end-to-end design across all consumer facing platforms, including iOS, Android, mobile and desktop website that drive digital revenues over $400M a year.

Heidy is on the panel at Girl Geek Dinner.


Sonali SambhusSonali Sambhus, Senior Director, Software Engineering,
Sonali leads the consumer front-end engineering development organization for If you have used for your home search on either the Web or smart phone app, you’re using what Sonali’s team builds! Sonali is also a passionate advocate for women in the workforce. Sonali spearheads the Inspiring Women @ RDC Club and has written a book on this topic in her past life! Prior to joining, Sonali was a VP of Engineering at Vuclip, leading the entire Engineering organization for Vuclip. Prior to that she started a company ’10jumps’ which specialized in Data Analytics and went through a successful acquisition.

Sonali is on the panel at Girl Geek Dinner.


Sarah StaleySarah Staley, Senior Director, Corporate & Employee Communications,
Sarah is a highly-experienced communications strategist with demonstrated leadership executing company-wide critical programs. For twenty years, Sarah has led communications, marketing, built partnerships and evangelized authentic voice and audience optimization. Sarah works across as a trusted advisor and authority in voice. In her prior roles at VMware, Stanford, Apple, the Clinton Administration, and as a news reporter, Sarah has proven ability to lead and successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives, blend with best practices, and deliver success.

Sarah will be talking about the power of intersecting with others using your personal story and will facilitate the panel discussion.


Sam WellerSam Weller, Senior Manager, User Experience Design,
Sam leads the Experience Design team for consumer products at After 10 years designing for REA Group’s flagship brand in Australia, he relocated to Northern California 18 months ago. Motivated every day to help millions of Americans make one of the biggest and most stressful decisions of their lives easier through technology, empathy and human centered design. Proud to lead such a talented and passionate team of designers and inventors in such a diverse and challenging market.

Sam is on the panel at Girl Geek Dinner.


About®:®, The Home of Home Search℠, offers the most comprehensive source of for-sale MLS-listed properties, among competing national sites, and access to the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable.® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit®.

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