Silicon Valley WiE Advisory Board

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Michelle Bockman
Global Head of 3D Printing
HP
Biography

Carol Carpenter
VP of Product Marketing 
Google Cloud
Biography

Judy Chou
Global Head of Biotech
Bayer
Biography

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Lilly Chung
Lead Partner
Deloitte
Biography

Janet George
Fellow & Chief Data Officer
Western Digital
Biography


Erica Lockheimer
Head of Engineering - LinkedIn Learning 
LinkedIn/Microsoft
Biography

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Lena Nicolaides
VP & General Manager
KLA-Tencor
Biography

 

 

Patti Robb
Head and Founder of Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Intel
Biography

 

Tsu-Jae King Liu
Vice Provost
UC Berkeley
Biography



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Darlene Solomon
CTO & Senior Vice President
Agilent Technologies
Biography

 

Dessie Sadrzadeh
Vice President of Software Engineering 
Salesforce
Biography

 Ellie Yieh
Corporate VP
Applied Materials 
Biography

 

Michelle Bockman

Michelle Bockman is the Global Head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion & Development at HP Inc. In this role she focuses on growing the market through key customer engagements, global alliances, materials partner programs, applications development, creating new software solutions, and ensuring the best customer experience and outcomes.

Previously, Michelle had a long career at GE, most recently as executive vice president at GE Digital where she led the company’s ambitious strategy to build a software-driven digital future for large industrial customers and establish GE Digital as a $15 billion stand-alone P&L.

With more than 20 years of digital industrial experience she has led a variety of functions in the healthcare, industrial cybersecurity, pharmaceutical, and automotive sectors spanning commercial, engineering, service, and supply chain roles.

Michelle holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and is based in Palo Alto, California.

 

Carol Carpenter

Carol Carpenter is an experienced technology executive who is passionate about building high-performance teams that create new market categories. She’s currently the VP of Product Marketing for Google Cloud, one of the fastest growing parts of Google’s business. Prior to joining Google Cloud, Carol served as the CEO of ElasticBox, a multi-cloud management platform which she sold to CenturyLink in June 2016.

Carol also served as GM of the Consumer and Small Business Units for Trend Micro, a global security company and grew revenue by 4x over a 6-year period. She has led marketing at both large and small companies, including Keynote Systems/Enviz, Tumbleweed and Apple. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and her MBA from HBS. Additionally, Carol serves as a mentor for the HBS Women in Technology group, for Monte Jade, and is a Board Director for DHI.

 

Judy Chou

With more than 20 years of industry experience in biomanufacturing and drug development, Dr. Judy Chou currently heads the Global Pharmaceutical Product Supply Biotech organization overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of Bayer’s $3 billion biotechnology product portfolio. In addition, she serves as the site head for Bayer’s facility in Berkeley, CA, USA.

Before Bayer, she held the role of Vice President of Pharmaceutical/Technical Operations at Pfizer, Inc., formerly Medivation, where she led the Development and Manufacturing organizations for both biologics and small molecule products. She was also Vice President of R&D at Tanvex Biopharma, Inc., where Dr. Chou led the development of rich pipeline projects and provided leadership in R&D, manufacturing, preclinical and clinical functions to enable the success of the company’s IPO. Throughout Dr. Chou’s career, she has achieved significant milestones in protein therapeutic development and multiple filings of BLAs and INDs of novel products. She is recognized for her work at Genentech, Wyeth Biopharma/Pfizer and Abbott Bioresearch/AbbVie, and has contributed to the development of breakthrough technologies in analytical characterization and the accelerated process and formulation development.

Before joining the industry, Dr. Chou was also a research faculty member at Harvard University Medical School, focused on cell biology and neuroscience research. Dr. Chou obtained her Ph.D. from Yale University and completed her post-doctoral training at Max-Planck Institute in Germany.

 

Lilly Chung

Lilly is the lead partner for many of Deloitte’s strategic global clients. She held many leadership roles at Deloitte, including Chinese Services Group, Women’s Initiative, Semiconductor Affinity Group, Deloitte University advisory group, nominating committee, etc. Her expertise includes business process optimization, organizational effectiveness, merger integration and strategic alliances. She also has extensive experience in helping US and Chinese companies to do business globally.

Lilly was trained as an electrical engineer with experience with TRW, Fairchild Semiconductor and Xerox. She was on the teams that designed the first 32-bit microprocessor and memory/display controller. Lilly was also the founder and CEO of Pictron, a video search software company with major Fortune 500 customers.

Lilly earned her B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She also has an M.S. degree in Engineering Management Industrial & Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

Janet George

At Western Digital, Janet is shaping, driving, and implementing the Big Data platform, products, and technologies, using advanced analytics and pattern matching with semiconductor manufacturing data. Prior to this role, she was the Managing Director at Accenture Technology Labs; the Head of Research Engineering at Yahoo; VP of Andale Research Products for eBay; and a lead engineer and architect at Apple. Janet hold a bachelor's and advanced master's degree with distinction in computer science and mathematics, with a thesis focus on artificial intelligence.

 

Erica Lockheimer

Erica Lockheimer has been at LinkedIn for over 6 years and is a Sr. Director of Engineering where she leads the Engineering team focused on increasing growth in new members and deepening engagement with members across LinkedIn's products. She is also responsible for LinkedIn's Women in Tech (WIT) initiative that is focused on empowering women in technical roles at the company. Prior to LinkedIn, she worked at Good Technology as Director of Server Engineering to securely manage and synchronize email and calendar data between Exchange and mobile devices. She loves the challenge of starting with something nascent and carving out the right strategy, hiring the best people, and plotting a course to drive results in 2014 and 2015, Erica was also voted the top 22 women engineers in the world by Business Insider. Erica is a San Francisco Bay Area native and is a graduate from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. 

 

Lena Nicolaides

Dr. Lena Nicolaides, is the vice president and general manager of Laser Scanning and Swift products at KLA-Tencor. She is responsible for product profitability, product development, customer relationships and international collaborations on semiconductor equipment. Lena has held various technology and business leadership positions at KLA-Tencor, including general manager of the Implant Metrology Division and chief technology supply executive where she was responsible for supplier business development. Prior to assuming her current role, Lena was vice president and general manager for macro inspection and SensArray products where she led high-performing teams to achieve profitable growth. Before joining KLA-Tencor, Lena held senior marketing and engineering roles at Therma-Wave Inc. and PTD Inc. Lena is the author of more than 50 technical articles and holds 30 US patents. She is an active mentor for young professionals. Lena received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.

 

Patti Robb

Patti Robb is the Founder and Head of Intel’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center leading and advancing the industry in autonomous driving in Car, Cloud and Connectivity.   She works on amazing projects and uses technology to improve people's lives every day. She is a visionary, high energy executive passionate about developing and shipping innovative products while understanding the technology trends that will shape the future.   She created the vision and strategy for Intel’s Autonomous Driving Innovation Center to showcase Intel’s technologies and built out the team and led the engineering team to develop prototypes and get autonomous cars on the road within one year.

Previously, Patti was an Executive with Intel’s Internet of Things Group. She was part of the team creating Intel’s market leading 5G Strategy, and was also responsible for Intel’s IOT Connectivity Strategy and Platform development across business verticals

Patti is a leader closing the Technology gender gap and is a champion of Diversity and Inclusion programs at Intel to help develop and advance more diverse candidates and at the company and reach Intel’s goal of a fully representative workforce.

Patti has 10 patents issued or pending.




Tsu‐Jae King Liu

Tsu‐Jae King Liu received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1992 to 1996, she was a Member of Research Staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. In August 1996 she joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where she is currently the TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics and Vice Provost at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Liu teaches and conducts research in the area of integrated‐circuit devices and technology, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

 

Dessie Sadrzadeh

Dessie Sadrzadeh is a Vice President of Software Engineering at Salesforce leading the lightning Platform Foundation which powers the user and the developer experience for millions of CRM Salesforce customers. Dessie has been with Salesforce for 6+ years with primary focus on accelerating and modernizing the user experience by delivering ground breaking front-end technologies based on the latest industry standards and building high performance engineering teams. Dessie is a seasoned technology leader with a broad portfolio of experience  spanning from startups to larger internet companies including Yahoo, Gap Inc, Finaplex, and others. In addition, Dessie is passionate about outdoor activities, gourmant, food and being an active member of the San Francisco Exploratorium committee.

 

Darlene Solomon

Darlene Solomon is SVP and chief technology officer for Agilent Technologies. She received her BS from Stanford University, her PhD in chemistry from MIT, and she completed Stanford University’s Executive Development Program. In recognition of her career accomplishments, Solomon was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2017. She was also inducted into the Women in Technology International's Hall of Fame in 2001, received the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award in 2004, and was named to Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in 2007 and Corporate Board Member’s 50 Top Women in Technology in 2008. Solomon serves on the Board of Directors for Materion Corporation, in addition to roles on multiple academic and government advisory and review boards. 

 

Ellie Yieh

Ellie Yieh is corporate vice president for Advanced Product Technology Development at Applied Materials, Inc. She is responsible for the technical excellence of the company’s state-of-the-art Maydan Technology Center R&D lab and works closely with customers and business units to drive advanced product development and technology roadmaps. She is also a board member for Applied Ventures, LLC, the company’s venture capital fund. Yieh joined Applied in 1989 as a process engineer in the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) group and has headed several successful product developments over her 20-plus years with the company. She has held a variety of positions including product unit head of the
Low k Dielectric Division and general manager of the Gap Fill, Etch, and Dielectric System and Modules business units. She has led her teams to deliver significant profitability and market share growth, build strong customer relationships, and develop industry standard technologies. Yieh received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and holds more than 95 semiconductor engineering patents. In 2016, she was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to scientific and technological communities that improve society and business, and for her commitment to supporting and mentoring women and girls worldwide. She was also named one of the 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council, and a 2010 “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine.