Welcome, Mani - always thrilled to see more women in the fold. :)

Look forward to meeting up,

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:08 AM, CherianTinu Abraham

> Hi Mani Pande,
>                     Welcome to the Wikimedia family. Don't forget to attend
> one of our Wikimeetups , when in India :)
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Barry Newstead 
> <bnewst...@wikimedia.org>wrote:
>>  It is my pleasure to welcome Mani Pande to the Wikimedia team.
>> Mani joins as the Senior Research Analyst, Global Development.  In this
>> role, Mani will work across the Global Development team and the organization
>> as a whole to design and lead research work that helps us make good
>> strategic decisions and evaluate the results of the work that we do (to make
>> even better decisions).  In addition, Mani will help to design and deploy
>> metrics for key Global Development areas so that we can monitor our
>> performance against the strategic plan.
>> A native of New Delhi, Mani brings a global perspective to our work. Her
>> passion lies in understanding how consumers use technology to map
>> opportunity spaces for new product strategies and industry growth. She has a
>> special interest in the transformative technology experiences brought about
>> through the use of mobile devices by emerging market consumers. She has also
>> extensively studied the growth of open source movement.
>> Mani is an accomplished quantitative researcher & has conducted surveys
>> studying technology usage, sustainability and health in US, India and China.
>> Mani is an experienced ethnographer having conducted work in India, Brazil,
>> Russia and China on technology usage and studying women in the software
>> industry.  Mani worked for the Institute for the Future, a forecasting
>> research organization based in Palo Alto,  for over 5 years. She has a PhD
>> in Sociology from Kansas State University and an MA and MPhil in Sociology
>> from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Before moving to the US to
>> pursue her PhD, Mani worked as a reporter-cum-sub-editor for The Times of
>> India. Her  beats were media (favorite assignments covering a Cindy Crawford
>> press conference & Yanni's show at the Taj Mahal) & crime (no favorites
>> here, just saw a lot of gross stuff).
>> Mani loves to cook. Her specialties, Thai red curry, enchiladas in mole
>> sauce (from scratch) & chicken biryani. She posts pics of food that she
>> cooks on Twitter. You can see some of the pics (@manipande on Twitter).
>> Welcome Mani!
>> --
>> Barry Newstead
>> Chief Global Development Officer
>> Wikimedia Foundation
>> Tel: +1-415-839-6885 x. 634
>> Skype: barry.wikimedia
>> Twitter: @bazanews
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