Last year, we were honored to have Scott Kelly, American astronaut and veteran of four space flights as our guest keynote at at Subscribed '16. We know that Commander Kelly is a tough act to follow, but if you could see anyone as our guest keynote this year, who would it be?
From Malala Yousafzai who is fighting for global education to Elon Musk who is re-inventing the world, we're looking someone who's passionate and is leading a cause that is changing the world - it could be champions in medicine, the environment or geographically.
We want to hear your suggestions!
I would love to see a female motivational speaker, such as one of these amazing women like Tan Le!!
ELLIE YIEH: CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT, ADVANCED PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, APPLIED MATERIALS
Ellie Yieh is corporate vice president for Advanced Product Technology Development at Applied Materials, Inc. She is responsible for the technical and operational excellence of the companys 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.
Having joined Applied in 1989 as a process engineer in the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) group, Ms. Yieh 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. In addition, Ms. Yieh is the executive sponsor for the Womens Professional Development Network, Applieds largest Employee Resource Group, with over 300 employees.
KIMBERLY BRYANT: FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BLACK GIRLS CODE
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the face of technology by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.
Ms. Bryant has enjoyed a successful 25+ year professional career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011, she has enabled Black Girls CODE to grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with seven chapters across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 3000 students and continues to grow and thrive.
Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)
Aziz Ansari (His cousin used to work at Optimizely)
Kevin Kelly, the Wired founder and futurist author. No relationship to Scott Kelly (I don't think so, anyway...)
Bozoma Saint John (Boz) - Head of Global Marketing for Apple Music (subscription angle), she's been named one of Billboard's top 100 execs.
Here she is discussing workplace diversity: