Presenters

Below are biographies of the industry luminaries, experts, and Intel executives presenting at SHIFT 2017.

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Featured Presenters: 

Andrew McAfee

Principal Research Scientist at MIT

Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT, studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson) was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Financial Times / McKinsey business book of the year award. He writes academic papers, a blog for the Financial Times, and articles for publications including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He’s talked about his work on The Charlie Rose Show and 60 Minutes, at TED, Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and in front of many other audiences. He was educated at Harvard and MIT, where he is the co-founder of the Institute’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. 

Mitchell Joachim

Co-Founder, Terreform ONE

Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design, architecture, and urbanism. He is a founding Co-President of Terreform ONE in 2006. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University. Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and EGS (European Graduate School). He previously taught at Columbia University, Syracuse University, Parsons, Washington University, and the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He has been awarded fellowships at TED 2010, Moshe Safdie Assoc., and Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, the History Channel, and Infiniti Excellence Award for City of the Future, Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007, Compacted Car w/ MIT Smart Cities and a Bronze Medal at iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) for Gen2Seat. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To." Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report. Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for “The Future of the Environment” in 2010. Mitchell was the Winner of the Victor Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum, and Museum of Arts and Design in 2011. Dwell magazine featured Mitchell as one of "The NOW 99" in 2012.

Guest Speakers: 

Michelle Bacarach

CEO and Co-Founder, FINDMINE

FINDMINE is an award-winning retail technology platform that uses machine learning to scale the currently manual and tedious process of product curation (e.g., creating outfits, sets of furniture & decor, compatible electronics, ingredients for recipes, etc.). As a product and strategy expert, Michelle Bacharach is experienced in growing startups and large media companies by launching technology products to millions of people. Michelle has shared her expertise with thousands of leaders in retail and technology as a speaker at SXSW and NRF Retail’s Big Show. She has an MBA from NYU Stern and a BA from UC Berkeley, where she wrote her honors thesis on managing innovation in multinational organizations.  

Bryan Barber

VP of Digital Initiatives, Warner Bros.

Brian Barber focuses on digital initiatives and distribution of Warner Bros.’ digital entertainment content. Prior to his role at Warner Bros., Bryan served as Vice President of Global Business & Technology Strategy at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Chief Executive Officer of Jettlink, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Soundbreak, Inc., and Vice President at Universal Studios. He holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.  

Dez Blanchfield

Chief Data Scientist, Gara Guru (Moderator)

As an Industry Analyst, Business & Technology Consultant, covering Digital transformation, Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine 2 Machine, Cyber Security, Cyber Risk & Resilience & Smart Cities, Dez has invested his professional career of some two and a half decades thinking out and influencing the development roadmaps of technology companies, aligning them to the customer experience demands and possibilities of forward thinking digital enterprises. He sits on and works with boards of government and private sector organisations, to help uplift the digital quotient of organisations as a thought leader and practitioner across a broad range of disruptive technologies. He enjoys assisting organisations to disrupt themselves before being caught on the back foot by emerging new entrants or competitors. Passionate about leveraging the possibilities of new and emerging technology business, he is currently focussed on bringing the likes of Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation, Cyber Resilience, Blockchain and Agile DevOps to organisations to ensure their enduring success.  

Keith Blizard

VP of End User & Public Cloud Services, Johnson & Johnson

Keith Blizard is responsible for establishing and implementing a technology strategy focused on delivering new levels of innovation, services and support for the employees and partners of Johnson & Johnson. He provides technical leadership across these enterprise services which directly leads and enables J&J company growth, agility, and improves healthcare outcomes. Previously, Keith worked across leadership roles at Microsoft, Accenture, Davita, where he engaged with evolution programs and drove strategies on cloud adoption, system thinking and data driven decision making.  Over the past 8 years, Keith has focused on Hybrid Cloud design to leverage the agility and capabilities of the public cloud platforms. Keith holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Catholic University in Washington DC as well as Masters of Science in Information Technology from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg Virginia. 

Charley Cooper

Managing Director, R3

Charley leads external affairs globally for R3, covering regulatory affairs, communications and public relations. Most recently, Charley worked as the Chief Operating Officer of State Street Global Market’s division of Trading and Clearing, before which he served as the Global Head of Legal Operations in the risk management division of Deutsche Bank AG. Charley spent over two years as the Chief of Staff /Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Pentagon. In recognition of his service, Cooper was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service in May 2005. He has earned both a B.A. (Government) and a J.D. from Georgetown University. 

Jonathon Donaldson

Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

Jonathon Donaldson leads the Google Cloud team to help customers thrive in a cloud-first world. He is passionate about enabling the consumption of leading edge technologies into the Enterprise. Prior to joining Google, Jonathan was the VP & GM for the Software Defined Infrastructure Group at Intel. His group was responsible for defining and executing Intel’s strategy for Private, Hybrid, and Public Cloud automation. While at Intel, Jonathan Co-founded the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF), The Cloud Foundry Foundation, and the Open Container Initiative (OCI). Before Intel, Jonathan had a long history in Enterprise and Service Provider IT Technology vendors. Including: VCE, where he was the Senior Director of Corporate Engineering where his group worked with customers to deliver deep technical and IT architecture design, including the initial VBlock architecture. Jonathan and his team architected a wide spectrum of data center solutions including orchestration, security, compliance, multi-tenancy, VDI, applications, and infrastructure. As part of creating VCE, Jonathan spent a short tenure at EMC, where he focused on Service Provider Solutions. Prior to EMC, Jonathan spent 2 years at NetApp starting their infrastructure solutions organization, where his team defined and launched both the Cisco/NetApp Secure Multi-Tenant reference architecture, and the FlexPod product line. The biggest influence on his career was the almost 11 years spent at Cisco, where he worked in various leadership and technical roles, including enterprise solutions engineering, internal start-ups, field sales, federal programs, marketing, and emerging technologies. In his almost 25 years in the industry, Jonathan has worked both in and outside of the IT vendor community, drawing on experience at companies including, Cabletron, Cardinal Health, State Savings Bank, and Huntington National Bank. The Ohio State University is where Jonathan received his education, with a focus on Communications and Computer Information Science. Jonathan has been happily married for over 20 years, and has three children. 

John J. Gilbert III

COO, EVP & CTO, Rudin Management Company (RMC)

RMC manages over 15 million square feet of commercial and residential space, the largest privately owned real estate company in NYC owned by the Rudin family. John has been involved in every major project the company has developed over the last 24 years, including the redevelopment and creation of the world’s first smart building at 55 Broad Street (1995-1996), the development of the Reuters Building at 3 Times Square (1998-2001), the redevelopment of the former ATT Long Lines Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas (1999-2002), the redevelopment of 130 West 12th Street (2010-2011), and the development of The Greenwich Lane (2006-2016). He is also intimately involved with Rudin’s latest project, Dock 72, a ground up 675,000 foot office building located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where ground was broken in April of 2016. This project is a joint venture with WeWork and Boston Properties and will be completed in 2018. He is acknowledged nationally as an industry thought leader in the integration of technology into the built environment. As a co-inventor of Nantum building operating system and Executive Chairman of Prescriptive Data, his vision is to future proof real estate by giving all buildings a 'brain'. 

Daniel Herb

Director, Internet of Things, T-Mobile US

As Director for Internet of Things (IoT) at T-Mobile US, Daniel leads the teams who bring the voice of the customer and Un-carrier principles to products and events. An early advocate for the role of service providers in IoT, Daniel has been instrumental in bringing to life the roadmap and organization within T-Mobile and with industry partners. Daniel has spent his career in wireless and web services building and leading teams to successfully take high risk products to market on time with winning customer propositions.  

Mark Jewett

Senior Director, Azure Hybrid Cloud, Microsoft

Mark leads product marketing across Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud products and services in the Cloud + Enterprise group. With more than 20 years in technology covering startups to large enterprises in the US and internationally, Mark’s expertise spans cloud computing, datacenter infrastructure, enterprise applications, and big data. Prior to Microsoft, he was a Product Line Manager at Siebel Systems, and a Director of Technology at several high-tech startups.  

Dr. John (Rick) LeMoine

Chief Medical Information Officer, Sharp Healthcare

Dr. John “Rick” LeMoine is a graduate of Dalhousie University Medical School and has held teaching appointments at Dalhousie and University of California at San Diego. In addition to his role as chief medical information officer at Sharp HealthCare, he continues clinical practice as a Critical Care specialist. Before returning to San Diego was a senior executive with the Department of Public Health in Nova Scotia, Canada.  

John Marx

FSI Region Director, Red Hat

A thirty-year veteran in IT and IT consulting, John Marx work with the world’s largest banks has focused on improving time-to-market as established financial services companies strive to keep pace with change. In his current role, John is leading efforts to respond to the opportunities Fintech, Open Banking and Digital Transformation provide Red Hat’s Financial Services Industry customers.  He has previously served as a FSI Practice Director, and Principal Consultant within Red Hat Consulting’s Agile and DevOps Practice. To date, John has completed more than 450 distinct projects on behalf of the world’s largest global commercial organizations, the United States Government, the Department of Defense and various State and Local governments. He is licensed as a Certified Scrum Master, and is both a Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant. Prior to Red Hat John founded the Open Systems Group and built it from a garage startup to a consultancy of over 60 consultants and garnered the Inc. 500 award as our nation’s 127th fastest growing private company in 1997.  

Dan Maslowski

Global Engineering Head, CitiStorage/Engineered Systems, Citigroup


Dan Maslowski leads the Citi Architecture and Technology Engineering (CATE) organization, which is responsible for developing the storage footprint for the next generation Data Center at Citi. The engineered systems organization is responsible for delivery of best of breed technologies across storage, networking and compute coupled with application integration for purpose built large configurations. In his current role, Dan is responsible for leading the integration of networking, storage and compute technologies. The key focus area in engineered systems is the Software Defined Data Center. Key building blocks include Software Defined Networking (SDN) Cloud technologies and next generation storage. Prior to Citi, Dan was the Vice President for Software Engineering at DDN, leading the engineering team responsible for DDN’s object storage, big data analytics, virtual storage and HPC software strategy. Prior to DDN, Dan spent twelve years at Sun Microsystems and Oracle leading engineering for ZFS, SAM-QFS, Solaris Security, Key Management, multipathing and high availability software as well as archive, object storage and backup technologies.  


Dan Neault

Database, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Product Management, Amazon Web Services

Dan Neault leads outbound-facing Product Management for the Database, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence services portfolio. He also leads key strategic customer programs, including data migration with the Database Migration Service and architectural guidance through the Customer Solutions Advisory Team. Dan joined AWS in 2017 after being President and CEO of a storage spin-out from Samsung Electronics, where he was previously an SVP in the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. He joined from NetApp, where he was the SVP of the Datacenter Solutions Group, a global engineering organization with high ecosystem engagement. Prior to NetApp in 2013, Dan held several GM roles at Microsoft, including building their Enterprise Architecture and cloud migration programs, while leading the Cloud Strategy team in Microsoft’s Services Division. He also led Microsoft SQL Server and BizTalk Server marketing, including SQL Azure and .NET Services, and held senior leadership roles in Program Management, Business Development, and Strategy since joining in 1995. Dan started his career developing defense-related simulations, including real-time air-combat engagement systems with pilots-in-the-loop and computer-driven aircraft. Dan has an EE degree from Gonzaga with Liberal Arts honors and a Chicago Booth MBA with Marketing and Finance concentrations.  

Daniel Newman

Principal Analyst, Futurum Research, & CEO, Broadsuite Media Group

Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel Newman works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring digital transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. From big data to IoT to cloud computing, Newman makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects, which leads to his ideas regularly being cited in CNBC, The London Times, CIO.Com, CIO Review and hundreds of other sites across the world. A six-time, best-selling author including his most recent “Futureproof: 7 Key Pillars to Digital Transformation Success.” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and graduate adjunct professor, Newman is a Chicago native, and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future. 

Michelle Ng Gong

MD, MS< Assoc. Dir. for Academic Affairs, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Michelle Gong is the Associate Director for Academic Affairs, the Director of Critical Care Research in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor in Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After receiving an engineering degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gong went on to earn a medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the Beth Israel Hospital in medicine and at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She also studied at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving her Master’s degree in Epidemiology. Prior to coming to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She joined the Einstein/Montefiore faculty in July 2009. Dr. Gong is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in critical care research. A model clinician-researcher, her scientific projects influence her clinical care, and her patients influence her research. Her overall research focus has been on the prediction and prevention of acute critical illness and their complications. Continuously funded by the NIH for over 16 years for her research, her current projects range from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to prevention of delirium, treatment of severe influenza and the development of new electronic acute care interfaces. An award-winning educator, Dr. Gong has received the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Health Disparity Scholar Award and the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. 

Sean Petterson

Founder & CEO, Strong Arm Technologies

Workplace injuries cost the United States $250 billion dollars per year and the costs seem to be rising. One of the main culprits of the hefty costs are workplace back injuries, which are estimated to cost $120 billion dollars a year, averaging more than $65,000 per incident. Based on experience with family members working strenuous blue collar jobs, and recognizing that the manufacturing worker—people he calls industrial athletes—who rarely receive the training and support needed to ensure proper lifting mechanics, Sean Petterson acted. He began his journey molding carbon fiber braces with a hair dryer in his apartment at RIT. Sean has devoted every moment since to the science of ergonomics and building the FUSE Platform and ErgoSkeletons to identify, address and mitigate the risk of musculoskeletal injury. He was recently featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 as a young engineer/entrepreneur reinventing manufacturing and industry. Sean graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Design, Entrepreneurship and Mechanical Engineering. 

Kraig Schulz

CEO, Autonomous Tractor Corporation

Kraig Schulz has spent more than 15 years consulting with bio-science companies on commercialization of innovative technologies. After 10 years of research and development, he co-founded ATC in 2012 to develop and deliver autonomous ag technology. He sees the future of autonomy in farming as semi-autonomous. “Autonomy is coming, but most people don’t really understand what it means. It is more than just steering because we must manage not just the tractor, but the implement,” he says. “But a computer will not be a famer on day one so we must think about beginning an autonomous program as if we have a new, young, hired hand on the farm that needs training. What operations, will we start with and how will we know the system is getting better over time?” These are just a few of the solutions Kraig Schulz is tackling in today’s business world.

Intel Executives: 

Robert B. Crooke

SVP & GM, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel

Rob Crooke leads a worldwide organization responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete solid-state drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, and wafer and SSD manufacturing, as well as marketing for Intel’s component, module, and SSD NVM businesses. Before assuming his current role, Crooke led the Intel group responsible for developing world-class, low-power processors within the Intel® Atom™ processor product line, and for developing enabling technology for system-on-chip (SoC) products across the company. Earlier in his Intel career, Crooke served as vice president and general manager of the Business Client Group, where he was responsible for overseeing Intel’s desktop products and Intel’s vision for business client computing. He also previously served as vice president and director of marketing and planning in Intel’s Desktop Products Group; as vice president and general manager of the Platform Architecture and Solutions Division; and as director of marketing for the Basic Microprocessor Division and Performance Microprocessor Division. Crooke joined Intel in 1989 as a field applications engineer in the company’s sales force. Before coming to Intel, he held design engineering positions at Alliant Computer Systems and Custom Silicon. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Massachusetts. 

Lisa M. Davis

VP & GM for IT Transformation, Enterprise, and Government Data Center Group, Intel

Lisa Davis is responsible for growing Intel's data center business and working alongside enterprise and government CIOs to create IT transformation strategies for their organizations. Previously Davis was responsible for leading and developing the IT architecture and integrated technology solutions supporting Intel’s world-class global supply chain, HR, Finance, and M&A IT integration. Prior to Intel, Davis served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Georgetown University where she was responsible for all aspects of the university’s domestic and international information technology. Davis also had a 26-year career in the federal government, and as a member of the Senior Executive Service served in a variety of technology leadership roles including CIO of the U.S. Marshals Service in the Department of Justice, as well as CIO of the Counterintelligence Field Activity in the Department of Defense. Throughout her career, Davis has been a champion for women in technology and leadership – channeling that passion into leading professional development initiatives for women. She serves on the board of Mirantis, on the advisory group of Georgetown University’s Technology Management Program, and on the Jesuit commons higher education at the margins advisory council. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).​​  

Ricardo J. Echevarria

VP, Software and Services Group, & GM, Platforms Security Division, Intel

Rick Echevarria leads Intel's efforts to transform security across the computing landscape, and bring to market the value and promise of hardware enhanced security. He is responsible for innovating and implementing silicon based security platform technologies and features, while also driving differentiated connections with Intel's security software, that deliver world-class security solutions for people and businesses. Prior to his current role, Echevarria led Intel's Business Client Platform Division through the evolution, innovation, and ramp of the Intel® vPro™ platform portfolio, growing the platform volume from 16 million units in 2009 to over 23 million units in 2013 – a 43% growth over 4 years. Over the course of his more than 20 year career with Intel, Echevarria has provided leadership and innovation to Intel across hardware and software engineering, product line management, new business development, sales and marketing, and strategic business planning and management. Early in his career he was instrumental in establishing and growing the worldwide software developer ecosystem for Intel® architecture-based hardware and software products as part of the Software and Services Group. During his leadership role within Intel Solutions Services, he was responsible for building a worldwide professional services organization where he helped companies capitalize on the full value of Intel architecture through consulting focused on architecture transitions. Additionally, as part of the Sales and Marketing organization, he led the efforts to enrich and extend Intel's strategic partnership within the global enterprise market segment. Prior to joining Intel, Echevarria was a software developer for IBM Corporation. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and his master's degree in computer systems management from Union College. 

Joe D. Jensen

VP, Internet of Things (IoT) Group, & GM of the Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation

Joe Jensen leads the team responsible for helping third-party brands and retailers use Intel's technology to better serve consumers. Before assuming his current role, Jensen managed Intel's low-power embedded processor division, where he led the development of purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) devices for the embedded market segment. From 2003 to 2005, he managed Intel's Digital Home Division, leading the team that developed a SoC product for digital set-top boxes. Earlier in his Intel career, he spent five years overseeing the company's embedded Intel® architecture division, which supported a full range of embedded market segments with Intel products. A 30+ year veteran at Intel, Jensen joined the company in 1984 as a product engineer for the 87C51 microcontroller. Jensen earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and his MBA degree from Arizona State University. He holds a patent in the area of digital audio and has an additional patent pending in the field of sensing for digital signage. 

Amir Khosrowshahi

VP & CTO, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Intel

Amir Khosrowshahi is VP and CTO of the AI products group at Intel. He was previously co-founder and CTO of Nervana, a startup acquired by Intel last year. He has a BA and MA from Harvard and PhD from Berkeley.  

Shannon Poulin

VP in the Sales and Marketing Group and GM of the Industry Sales Group, Intel

Shannon Poulin oversees the mission of Intel's Industry Sales Group (ISG) to work with the world's largest organizations in key industry, government, and academic segments delivering business value through the effective adoption of solutions architectures designed to solve key industry challenges, creating pull for all of Intel’s products and technologies. ISG also delivers leadership messaging and sets strategic direction for accounts across all identified vertical focus areas. Prior to his current role Poulin was Vice President in the Data Center Group where he served terms as general manager of both the Datacenter Marketing Group and the Enterprise IT Solutions Group where he was responsible for marketing activities across all datacenter segments and business engagement with Enterprise IT accounts. Poulin has also served as global account director for a multi-national customer account at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for every aspect of driving a multi-billion-dollar enterprise relationship that spanned business and technical disciplines. Poulin joined Intel in 1999 as a strategic planner in the Intel Performance Microprocessor Division. Earlier in his Intel career, he held director and manager roles that encompassed product marketing, performance benchmarking, competitive analysis, product launches, and press/analyst engagement. Before joining Intel, Poulin worked for Microchip Technology in a combination of sales and technical marketing positions. He began his career with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, where he designed embedded systems for military and nautical use. Poulin holds three patents in the fields of engineering and microprocessor design. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in business administration, both from Florida Institute of Technology. 

Bob Rogers, PhD

Chief Data Scientist, Big Data Solutions, Data Center Group, Intel

Bob Rogers, PhD, applies his experience solving problems with big data and analytics to help Intel build world class customer solutions. Prior to joining Intel, Bob was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. He believes that accurate understanding of patient clinical and genomic data, physician behavior, and the characteristics of the healthcare delivery network are foundational to a better future for healthcare, and that Big Data analytics is essential to driving this transformation. Bob began his career as an astrophysicist, developing computer models of physical processes near super-massive black holes. He became interested in computational intelligence and incorporated research on artificial neural networks into his academic work. He co-authored the book “Artificial Neural Networks: Forecasting Time Series,” which led to a twelve-year career managing a quantitative futures trading fund based on computer models he developed. In 2006, Bob transitioned into healthcare at Carl Zeiss Meditec, where he was responsible for new product development for the diagnostic device that is the global standard of care for glaucoma. He received his BS in Physics at UC Berkeley and his PhD in Physics at Harvard. 

Lisa A. Spelman

VP & GM, Intel® Xeon® Products and Data Center Marketing, Intel

Lisa A. Spelman oversees all outbound marketing activities for Intel's Data Center Group, including product launches, social media, and go-to-market activities with equipment manufacturers and software vendors, technologies, and solutions and performance marketing. Her team is also responsible for Intel’s data center channel business. Spelman joined DCG in 2014 after five years in Intel’s IT organization, culminating in her role as director of client services. Earlier in her Intel career, she held positions in finance, server product and brand marketing, and sales for a multinational customer account. She joined Intel in 2000 as a financial analyst supporting Intel’s server business. Spelman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and marketing from the University of Washington.  

Ted Willke

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Labs

Ted Willke leads a team that researches large-scale machine learning and data mining techniques in Intel Labs. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, image processing, machine learning, graph analytics, and cognitive neuroscience. Ted is also a co-principal investigator in a multi-year grand challenge project on real-time brain decoding with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Previously, he founded an Intel venture focused on graph analytics for data science that is now an Intel-supported open source project. In 2014, he won Intel’s highest award for this effort. In 2015, he was appointed to the Science & Technology Advisory Committee of the US Department of Homeland Security. Ted holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Columbia University, a master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s from the University of Illinois.

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