Smita G. Bagla
TiE SoCal President 2018 – 2019, CEO at Aligned Strategies
Smita G. Bagla is CEO of Aligned Strategies, LLC and also Managing Partner at Amritt, Inc. She is the TiE SoCal Chapter President for 2018 and 2019.
She is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a passionate mentor. Her newest venture, Alignstra (part of Aligned Strategies, LLC) is a niche provider of AI/ML and Gamification Strategy and Product Advisory to Fortune 500 companies. At Amritt, Inc., she serves as business advisory for innovation and operational excellence. Her entrepreneurial ventures included Amber Computer Solutions, Inc., a world-wide Enterprise Software company in the medical field which was sold in 2001, and Gameritt, a Gamification for Innovation product company. In her earlier career, she was instrumental in creating AI based technology solutions for Cancer Research, UI/UX based solutions for early versions of networks and email communications, leveraging game technology for knowledge enhancement and people engagement.
She is an IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, UCLA alum. She received of the Best South Asian Women Entrepreneur Los Angeles award in 2013. She was also awarded a community leader award from her alma mater, IIT Kanpur.
Her passion for women empowerment led her to cofound Women Leaders Network (WIN) in 2015. She sits on the board of multiple non-profit organizations for community enhancement. She is the Founder and Past Chairperson of Southern California IIT Alumni, and active board member with SIGGRAPH LA – a Special Interest group for Media and Graphics. Her passion for mentoring and investments has her involved as bpard member for a couple of technology companies.