Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, will speak at the second Code Conference scheduled for May 26–28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Walt Mossberg announced today on Re/code.
Williams joined Apple in 1998, taking the role of head of worldwide procurement, but six years later was named vice president of operations. During the past few years, he has overseen the development of the Apple Watch and the company’s health initiatives (see ResearchKit).
You may recall that Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi were present at the first Code Conference last year. The Code Conference succeeded the popular tech conference AllThingsD, during which we’ve seen high-profile Apple execs such as Steve Jobs and Tim Cook sitting in the iconic red chair and speaking about the company and their products.
This year, alongside Jeff Williams, we are going to see other high-profile tech and media execs such as GM CEO Mary Barra; Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz; BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, and editor-in-chief, Ben Smith; Xiaomi international head Hugo Barra; Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure; and Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao.