Christina Kirby is a Senior Data Engineer at Comcast, where she leads efforts to build Hadoop-Powered Big Data and Analytics solutions leveraging the full Apache Stack. Her primary role is focused on streamlining automation and transforming data into business insights and strategic intelligence. As an Innovation Leader and Lab Week Champion for New Jersey engineering locations, she promotes an innovative culture and orchestrates innovation activities including pitch days, innovation brainstorming sessions and lab weeks to explore emerging technologies. In addition, Ms. Kirby serves on the NSF REThink Industry Board focusing on Big Data, Machine Learning and CS Principles, as well as the Drexel University Alumni Board and volunteers with Comcast Cares and Women in Cable & Telecommunications. She is a founding member and president emeritus of the Women in Computing organization at Drexel University. Ms. Kirby holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Drexel University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and wine tasting.