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9:00am - 10:00am
Women in Technology Breakfast

10:00am - 11:00am
Panel: The Business Case: Gender Diversity in High Tech, Big Benefits to the Bottom Line

Moderator:
Madonna Bolano, Group Vice President, Global Human Resources, Applied Materials
Jerry Cutini, CEO, Strasbaugh
Debbie Gustafson, CEO, Energetiq Technology, Inc.
Aditi Banerjee, Ph.D, Head of Medical Devices Engineering Services, Infosys
Maryann Baumgarten, Ph.D, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Culture, SLAC

Catalyst found significantly higher returns in Fortune 500 companies with more women at the top and on their boards of directors. McKinsey found that, in a group of publicly traded European companies, those with gender diversity in leadership experienced higher return on equity, operating profit, and stock price. In addition McKinsey reports that realizing gender equality is a $12 trillion economic opportunity.

With Semi 2.0 era, how can a mature industry with very established practices start to embrace this opportunity of Gender Diversity and Inclusion? What practices, processes and training are being adopted to raise awareness, open the opportunities to more women, showcasing women and most of all promoting women into senior leadership and board positions within the SEMI space.

Come hear our elite executive panelists discuss how they are working towards these goals, the hiccups, issues and successes.

11:15am - 12:00pm
Coaching Circles + Speed Networking

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch - With Table Topic

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panel: The I(nclusive) Generation: Best Practices for Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Engaging Opportunities Across Multiple Generations of Employees

Moderator:
Tonie Hansen, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, Nvidia
Dipesh Patel, EVP Incubation Businesses, ARM
Maryann Baumgarten, Ph.D, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Culture, SLAC
Karen Cornwell, Co-Founder, Attunovation
Lubab Sheet-Davis, Sr. Director, Corporate Technology Development, Lam Research

With the sudden surge in technology growth with IoT, wearables, smart devices and objects, the Semiconductor space once again is in the center of it all, being the backbone for which most of these items begin with.

There could be as many as seven different generations at work at a time, crashing into each other with different work styles, social interactions and even technology choices. The challenge for businesses becomes more about this crash than about integrating each generation with others. Inclusion and Diversity become the backbone of innovation and creativity. These challenges start at the HR Level and spread out throughout the entire company.

Come interact with our panel who will share with you their tips, tricks, ideas, pitfalls and successes of making companies I-Generation friendly.

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Recap, Closing + Raffle