Join Intel and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Santa Clara 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 in Santa Clara!
Learn how Intel is “Making Amazing Experiences Possible,” through sports, entertainment, wearables, makers, and the Internet of Things! We’ll wrap up the night with a chance for you to win one of our great raffle prizes. Come join us for this awesome evening! We’re excited to meet you!
Twitter: @WomenAtIntel @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #IntelGirlGeekDinner
Intel Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm*: Check-in (Government-issued ID required), Networking, Demos, Food & Drinks
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Innovative Talks, Speakers Panel, and Audience Q&A
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Networking, Demos, and Raffle Prizes
*As a courtesy to our Speakers, check-in will close at 6:30pm.
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Intel Girl Geek Speakers
Danielle Brown (Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Intel)
Danielle is vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Intel Corporation. She leads the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and the global organization that supports it. Her organization is responsible for achieving Intel’s goal of full representation in its U.S. workforce by 2020, and advancing the company’s related diversity in technology initiatives. She also manages Intel’s Diversity in Technology Fund. In addition, as chief of staff and technical assistant to Intel’s CEO, she provides strategic and operational support to Brian Krzanich and Intel’s Management Committee. She joined Intel in 2009 as an associate in the Accelerated Leadership Program. She subsequently rose to lead the program’s team of global associates. Her prior roles at Intel also include serving as a marketing manager in Intel’s PC Client Group, a business development manager in the Internet of Things Group, and chief of staff for the Human Resources organization. Before joining Intel, she spent nearly a decade in the biotechnology industry, holding various sales and marketing management roles at Abbott Laboratories, TAP Pharmaceuticals and Gilead Sciences. Earlier in her career, she was a strategy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, specializing in post-integration activities for mergers and acquisitions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Michigan State University and earned her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is a member of the Ross School of Business advisory board; a member of Intel’s Network of Executive Women; and a member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Executives Council for The Conference Board. She is a frequent industry speaker on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Dr. Ann Kelleher (Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel)
Ann is corporate vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for corporate quality assurance, corporate services, customer fulfillment and supply chain management. She is also responsible for strategic planning for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations, including silicon fabrication, assembly and test. Before assuming her current position in the Technology and Manufacturing Group, She was general manager of the Fab/Sort Manufacturing organization. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing. Earlier in her Intel career, Kelleher was the site manager of Intel’s Fab 11X fabrication facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, the plant manager of Intel’s Fab 12 facility in Chandler, Arizona, as well as the factory manager of Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland. She joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer, going on to manage technology transfers and factory ramp-ups in a variety of positions spanning 200mm and 300mm technologies. She holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from University College Cork in Ireland.
Raejeanne B. Skillern (Vice President in the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Cloud Service Provider Group, Intel)
Raejeanne is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Cloud Service Provider Group at Intel Corporation. She manages Intel’s business, roadmap and customer engagements for public cloud infrastructure deployments and leads the team responsible for working closely with the world’s largest cloud service providers to optimize Intel’s data center solutions for their unique needs. Before assuming her current position in 2014, she was director of marketing for big data and cloud computing at Intel. She was responsible for creating new business opportunities, developing and optimizing products, and establishing industry thought leadership for Intel in these segments. During her six-year tenure in that role, she spearheaded the creation of the Open Data Center Alliance, a global IT consortium intended to serve as the voice of IT requirements for open data center technology, and led the team that successfully extended the Intel brand to cloud services through the Powered by Intel Cloud Technology program. Earlier in her Intel career, she held various leadership roles in product marketing, strategic analysis, demand creation and business development. She also spent two years with Intel Online Services, an Intel subsidiary that provided co-location and managed hosting services. She has won three Intel Achievement Awards since joining the company in 1994 — in 2012 for collaborating with large cloud services providers to create optimized products and strategies; in 2014 for leading Intel’s go-to-market strategy for Intel® Atom™ processors; and in 2015 for strengthening Intel’s presence in the data center marketplace. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Pepperdine University and her MBA from Marylhurst University.
Dipti Vachani (Vice President in the Internet of Things Group and General Manager of Quark Market Development, Intel)
Dipti is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of Quark market development at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for leading the market opportunities and corresponding product portfolio strategies needed to strengthen Intel’s Quark product family. Prior to joining Intel, she served as vice president and general manager of Power, Lighting and Display at Skyworks, maker of analog semiconductors. In that role, she managed product development, applications and operations. Before that, she worked at Texas Instruments for 17 years, where her most recent position was vice president and general manager of the Single Core Processors group, a multinational business unit consisting of ARM MPU, video security and DSP. Also, while at Texas Instruments, she led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of ARM MPUs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Texas A&M University and an executive MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the executive education program at both the Harvard and Cambridge business schools.
Amber Huffman (Fellow and Director of Storage Interfaces – Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel)
Amber is an Intel Fellow and the director of storage interfaces in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. She leads the development of storage interfaces and works to integrate the resulting technology in Intel products, with a focus on furthering Intel’s non-volatile memory (NVM) business initiatives. A respected authority on storage architecture, she has used her expertise and influence to lead Intel and the storage industry toward the definition and adoption of fast, streamlined, highly power-managed and low-latency storage interfaces. Her leadership role in industry standards efforts includes forming and chairing the NVM Express (NVMe) Workgroup, a consortium of companies working to define a standardized interface for PCI Express-based solid-state drives. Huffman was lead author and editor on the NVMe specification. She continues to lead technical development within NVMe. She chairs the board of directors for the NVMe Workgroup and the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) Workgroup; both groups are coalitions of more than 90 technology companies. She has devoted her career to storage interfaces since joining Intel in 1998. Her early work focused on Serial ATA (SATA) technology, the storage interface standard implemented in most PCs today. She developed prototypes and began leading and writing portions of the standard, earning an Intel Achievement Award for her work. She led the development of the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), which remains the standard programming interface for SATA today. Subsequently, she led the technical and industry development of ONFI, which standardizes the NAND Flash memory component interface and enables customers to use Flash from various hardware vendors. As with AHCI and NVMe, she served as lead author and editor on the ONFI industry specification. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been granted more than 20 patents in storage architecture and was named an Intel Fellow in 2016.
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 9:00am PST on July 12, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.