Join Intel and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on July 29th for an Intel Girl Geek Dinner!
Come enjoy an evening full of mingling, food and drinks, speakers, demos, and more at the Intel Robert Noyce Building – 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054!
Our line-up will include an awesome girl geek panel on how Intel is enabling the future! We’ll also have an extended demo area with smart devices such as wearables, Internet of Things, All in Ones, 2 in 1s, Tablets, and more – all with Intel inside. We’ll wrap up the night with a chance for you to win one of our great raffle prizes. We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you soon!
Intel Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm*: Check-in (Government Issued ID is required)
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Networking, Demos, Food & Dessert
6:45pm – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion: Enabling the Future
7:45pm-8:30pm: More Networking, Demos, Food & Dessert, and Raffle Prizes
*As a courtesy to our Speakers, check-in will close at 6:30pm
Twitter hashtag for the event: #IntelGGD
Twitter handles for the hosts: @BayAreaGGD
(1) Please bring your Government Issued ID. We’ll be checking at the door.
(2) Disclaimer: Girl Geek Dinner may take photographs and/or video activities at the Girl Geek Dinner event for many purposes. By attending the Intel Girl Geek Dinner, you consent to your image being captured and used.
Diane M. Bryant (Senior VP/GM, Data Center Group)
Diane M. Bryant is senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide, generating more than $11 billion in revenue in 2013.
In her current role, she manages the data center P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise, cloud service providers, telecommunications, and high-performance computing infrastructure, spanning server, storage, and network solutions. Bryant is building the foundation for continued growth by driving new products and technologies–from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to high-density systems for the cloud, to solutions for big data analytics.
Previously, Bryant was corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel. She was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology solutions and services that enabled Intel’s business strategies for growth and efficiency.
Bryant received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis in 1985 and joined Intel the same year. She attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four U.S. patents.
Aicha Evans (Corporate VP – Platform Engineering Group, GM – Wireless Platform R&D Group)
Aicha Evans is corporate vice president and is general manager of the Wireless Platform Research and Development Group in the Platform Engineering Group. She is responsible for driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and Intel platforms, including modems, RF, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, LTE, WLAN/WWAN as well as emerging wireless technologies to lead this industry going forward. Prior to PEG, she held the same title and role within the Mobile and Communications Group.
Previously Evans was the general manager of the Mobile Wireless Group where managed the engineering, software, hardware, strategic planning, and product test teams responsible for providing wireless connectivity ingredients and solutions for all Intel platforms.
Evans joined Intel in 2006 as a software integration and test manager. She held a number of management positions responsible for Intel’s wireless efforts including software engineering and support for customers deploying WiMAX networks in multiple geographies. Additionally, she worked in Israel managing WiFi engineering and product lines. Prior to Intel, Evans spent 10 years in various engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks.
Evans received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The George Washington University in 1996.
Clare Lawson (VP – New Devices Group, GM – Hardware Engineering)
Clare Lawson is vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of hardware engineering at Intel Corporation. Lawson and her team are chartered with developing hardware solutions that will enhance and extend Intel’s product portfolio into new areas of computing, and to position the company to compete and lead new growth markets.
Prior to joining Intel in 2013, Lawson managed hardware engineering teams in the consumer electronics space, including at Apple, Dell, and Amazon. She managed hardware platform engineering for Kindle products at Amazon’s Lab 126. She was a founder of ZING Systems, acquired by Dell, which designed portable wireless music devices for Sirius Satellite Radio and Yahoo!. At Apple, she ran the Consumer Mac Systems team, and was responsible for the development and delivery of several desktop Mac products, including the first Mac Mini.
In addition to her work in consumer electronics, Lawson previously managed system design teams at several semiconductor startups and even was responsible for program management, e-commerce software development, and customer service at TastingRoom.com, a wine-tasting startup.
Lawson earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Peggy Irelan (Sr Principal Engineer & Director of IoT Analytic Products and Technologies Solutions)
Peggy Irelan is a Senior Principal Engineer and Director of IoT Analytic Products and Technologies solutions organization in Intel’s Internet of Things Group. Irelan leads an interdisciplinary engineering team that defines, develops and delivers End-to-End IoT analytic products and advanced technologies.
In this role, which she assumed in October of 2013, she manages the Internet of Things Group analytics strategy and product development for IoT edge analytics infrastructure, edge and cloud analytic applications, and the analytic algorithms that turn the customers’ data into trusted actionable intelligence to solve their business problems and accelerate their business transformation.
Irelan defines IoT analytic product and technology success as delivering a full solution that sits perfectly at the intersection of four areas: existing technology, business problems, business & technology cultural practices, and the technology users. Irelan collaborates with business and technology experts, from sensors & devices to servers, to understand customer landscapes to continuously update Intel’s IoT analytics product and advanced technology roadmaps.
Previously, Irelan initiated and led Intel’s Architecture for Monitoring Initiative focused on creating an innovative, reliable, and easy to use IA software and hardware platform monitoring technologies, such as CPU utilization, thermal temperature, and hundreds more. The hardware and software framework solution enables IA platform monitoring based software & services.
Irelan has over 16 years of experience in monitoring-based technology solutions that started with software engineering, development and system integration work in Motorola’s sensor and cellular product divisions. She integrated sensor systems for everything from cell phones to run-flat tires to air bags including smart home prototypes. This sparked her passion for advancing ‘smarter software and services’ through monitoring and analytic technologies which has driven her career path at Intel. Irelan has a B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.