Apple Executive Jeff Williams to Speak at Code Conference in Late May

jeff_williams_headshotApple's Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams will speak at the annual Code Conference, held this May 26-28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, reports Re/code. Williams joined Apple in 1998 and leads a team responsible for the company's supply chain management, and during the past two years has also overseen development of the Apple Watch and health initiatives such as ResearchKit.

Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi spoke at the inaugural Code Conference last year, with Cue discussing how today's TV experience "sucks" and is a complicated problem to solve.

Code Conference is a successor to the D: All Things Digital Conference that Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, among other Apple executives, have participated in the past before Dow Jones closed technology website AllThingsD and replaced it with WSJD.

Williams will participate in Code Conference just over one month after the Apple Watch launch, which some customers believe has not gone as smoothly as past product releases due to, among other reasons, limited supply and no in-store availability. Much of the criticism has been directed towards Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, although Williams is directly in charge of Apple Watch development and manages the worldwide supply chain. His interview at Code Conference may offer more details about the launch.

Other notable Code Conference speakers announced include GM CEO Mary Barra, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti and editor-in-chief Ben Smith, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao, GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Google business lead Omid Kordestani.

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69 months ago

He seems to be coming more and more into the public eye lately.

I wonder if he is the planned successor for Tim Cook?

:rolleyes: Please, it'll go: Steve > Tim > Tim S
The latter will feature improved optics (no glasses) and space gray hair.
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69 months ago

Isn't it too early to think about successors to Tim Cook?


In a major corporation, it's never too early to think about the line of succession. In fact, it's a responsibility.
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69 months ago
He seems to be coming more and more into the public eye lately.

I wonder if he is the planned successor for Tim Cook?
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69 months ago
Glad Tim is pushing Jeff more into the spotlight. He seems like the most humble and down-to-earth guy out of Schiller and Cue. They both have massive egos. That's not what Apple needs.
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69 months ago

Isn't it too early to think about successors to Tim Cook?

What Tim Cook has done during his CEO-ship is to elevate the senior executives into the spotlight (To prevent market uncertainty ("Who is this guy?! Never seen him before! Why is he running Apple?! AAPL stock to $0!") in the case that he steps down.).


Yes, it's too early. But I'm interested, so I brought it up anyway. :)
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