Women of Vision ABIE Awards Banquet:
Keynote Speaker: Diane M. Bryant
Diane M. Bryant is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group (DCSG) for Intel Corporation. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that generated over $10 billion in revenue in 2011. With its new product introductions in 2012, Intel now powers more than nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide.
In her current role, she manages Intel’s P&L, strategy and product development for enterprise and cloud server infrastructure, high performance computing, storage, communications, networking and intelligent connected systems. Bryant grew her business 15 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012, and is laying the foundation to drive continued growth by expanding into new product lines for networking, fabrics, storage and communications for the datacenter.
Previously, Bryant was corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel Corporation. 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.
Master of Ceremonies: Chris Shipley
Chris Shipley is co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group, the software and services company building the global innovation network to help large and small companies identify opportunities, connect with confidence, and do business together more effectively. A leading technology analyst for more than 25 years, Chris is passionate about entrepreneurship as the driver of innovation, economic growth, and job creation. She has built a career identifying innovative startups that create emerging market trends, and as the executive producer of the DEMO conference from 1996 to 2009, helped more than 1,500 companies — including WebEx, VMWare, salesforce.com, TiVo, Xfire, Ribbit, and Ironport — make their market debut.
Chris began her career as a journalist with the leading technology publishing company, Ziff-Davis, where she worked as a writer and editor for 12 years before joining International Data Group (IDG) to lead the DEMO conference and newsletter business. Her work as a journalist and analyst has won numerous citations, including the prestigious SVForum Visionary Award in 2010.
She sits on the board of CSR-management software company, Versaic, and is an advisor to a number of early stage companies. Chris holds BA degrees in Literature and Communication Arts from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.