The Workshop for Women in Electronic Design (WWED) Pavilion panel at DAC 2012 will be:
The Mechanics of Creativity: What does it take
to be an idea machine?
What does it take to be an idea machine? Design is an inherently creative process, but how can we be creative on demand? How can we rise above mundane tasks with flashes of brilliance? Discover secrets of technical and business creativity and calculated risk taking, and share stories of innovation. Sponsored by Women in Electronic Design.
- Karen Bartleson, Chair, Women in Electronic Design; Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys
- Lillian Kvitko, Director of Data and Resource Management, Microelectronics Group, Oracle. Santa Clara CA
- Sherry Hess, Vice President of Marketing, AWR, El Segundo, CA
- Dee McCrorey , Chief Risk Guru and Innovation Catalyst at Risktaking for Success LLC, CA
- Lillian Kvitko, Director of Data and Resource Management, Microelectronics Group, Oracle Lillian Kvitko is a Software Engineering Director in Hardware Systems Group at Oracle. She is responsible for mission-critical data and resource management software used in microprocessor and system design. This software controls all of Compute Ranches and many engineering labs in Hardware Systems. Lillian joined Sun Microsystems in 1993 as a Software Engineer. She had the opportunity to work on many exciting technologies, including multimedia frameworks, test automation, data configuration management, distributed resource allocation, and system management. Prior to joining Sun Microsystems Lillian worked at Cypress Semiconductor Technologies. Lillian started her career in software engineering in St. Petersburg, Russia. She holds an MS in Computer Science degree from St. Petersburg University of Fine Mechanics and Optics.
- Sherry Hess, Vice President of Marketing, AWR
Sherry Hess brings to AWR more than 15 years of EDA experience in domestic and international sales, marketing, support, and management. Prior to joining AWR, she served as vice president of business development at CebaTech, Inc., where she was responsible for taking the R&D stealth-mode EDA/IP start-up to market, which included all aspects of sales, support, marketing, and business management. For the majority of her career, Sherry served in various positions at EDA software developer Ansoft Corporation. She joined the company in 1990 as a sales and support engineer, and was instrumental in setting up new semiconductor / major accounts throughout North America. In 1995 Sherry was promoted to director of European operations, with responsibility for all company operations throughout Europe. In 2000 she was named vice president of marketing, directing worldwide marketing of Ansoft's high-performance EDA software product lines until leaving the company in 2005. Before joining Ansoft, Sherry spent two years with Intel Corporation, where she worked in the ASIC Group and developed relationships with companies such as Bell Northern Research and Northern Telecom. Sherry holds BSEE and MBA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Dee McCrorey , Chief Risk Guru and Innovation Catalyst at Risktaking for Success LLC
Dee McCrorey is the innovation catalyst and Chief Risk Guru of Risktaking for Success, a consulting and training business launched after a 25-year career managing complex supply chains and leading global teams in software development and business re-engineering initiatives. Her entrepreneurial efforts resulted in millions of dollars of savings and the creation of new revenue streams for Fortune 500 companies. Combined with a passion for leading high potential, high risk programs, Dee earned a reputation as a turnaround expert, garnering a personal brand of someone who would ‘Fix, eliminate or reinvent it’. A desire for greater influence in helping corporate leaders navigate and rebuild their organizations from fear-based workplaces to entrepreneurial environments motivated Dee to branch out on her own in 1997. As an author, speaker, columnist, blogger, and radio show host she brings a practical, collaborative and social approach to the challenges faced by today’s enterprise leaders and professional workforce. Her educational background in journalism and international relations, combined with a five-year expatriate experience in Europe and the Middle East provides Dee with a rich understanding of multicultural settings and international business environments.
Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award:
Women have made important contributions and strides in the EDA industry for over 20 years. In an effort to recognize those who have dedicated time towards these achievements, the DAC Executive Committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions in helping women advance in the field of EDA technology.
The award presentation to the 2012 recipient will take place at the Workshop for Women in Electronic Design panel.