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Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Su – CEO & Chair of AMD

Dr Lisa Su

Dr Lisa Su, a leading Taiwanese-born American business executive and electrical engineer, stands as a prominent figure in the technology industry. Forging her success as the CEO, Chair and former President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Lisa has established not only a renowned reputation in electrical engineering but also as a highly sought-after keynote speaker on artificial intelligence, technology and data.

Dr Lisa Su’s Key Career Achievements:

  • 2022 – Present: CEO & Chair of AMD
  • 2014 – 2022: CEO & President of AMD
  • 2012 – 2014: SVP & GM of Global Business Units for AMD
  • 2008 – 2011: SVP & GM of the Networking & Multimedia Group of Freescale Semiconductor
  • 2007 – 2009: Senior Vice President & CTO of Freescale Semiconductor
  • 1995 – 2007: Vice President of Semiconductor R&D for IBM
  • 1994 – 1995: Member of Technical Staff for Texas Instruments

Dr Lisa Su’s Biography:

Dr Lisa Su’s academic journey led her to the Bronx High School of Science, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she obtained Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. Her time at MIT ignited her passion for semiconductors, a field that would define her career. Lisa’s professional path began at Texas Instruments, followed by a transformative 13-year tenure at IBM. Here, she played a pivotal role in semiconductor research, contributing to the development of silicon-on-insulator semiconductor manufacturing technologies and the transition from aluminium to copper interconnects in semiconductor chips – improving efficiency and performance. Her tenure culminated in the role of Vice President of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center at IBM.

In 2007, Lisa moved to Freescale Semiconductor as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Networking and Multimedia, and later as Chief Technology Officer. Her expertise in global strategy, marketing and engineering significantly impacted the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business – expertise that she is also greatly sought after to share as a keynote speaker. Joining AMD in 2012, Lisa’s impact was immediate and transformative. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Business Units, she was instrumental in integrating AMD’s business units and driving product strategy and execution. Her appointment as President and CEO in 2014 marked a historic moment, making her the first woman to lead the company – and under her influence AMD experienced a remarkable turnaround, expanding its focus from personal computer products to new areas like gaming and artificial intelligence.

Su’s technical expertise and leadership skills have earned her numerous accolades. She was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2009, reflecting her significant contributions to electrical engineering. Her election to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences further underscores her influence in the field. Su’s recognition by Fortune as “Businessperson of the Year” and inclusion in Harvard Business Review’s list of the 100 “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” speaks to her exceptional business acumen.

Dr Lisa Su’s Awards:

Dr Lisa Su has been the recipient of countless honours and accolades throughout her prestigious career. See a list of her most prominent awards below:

  • Named a Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review
  • Appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Named Executive of the Year by the EE Times & EDN ACE Awards
  • Named Visionary of the Year by SFGate
  • Named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council
  • Recipient of The Pinnacle Award from the Asia American Business Development Center
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
  • Named one of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes
  • Named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune
  • Recognised as the Best-Performing CEO in the World by Harvard Business Review
  • Recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s Robert N. Noyce Award
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • The first woman to receive the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Award
  • Named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes
  • Named an International Peace Honours Honouree

Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Lisa serves on the boards of Cisco Systems, the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Her insights and experience in electrical engineering, artificial intelligence and technology make her a sought-after keynote speaker, especially focusing on her tenure with AMD and IBM. Her speeches often highlight the critical role of high-performance computing in modern challenges, such as viral research and pandemic recovery efforts – also evident in her commitment as the Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable.

In summary, Dr Lisa Su’s journey from a curious child dismantling electronics to leading one of the world’s foremost semiconductor companies is a tale of relentless pursuit of knowledge, innovation and leadership. Her contributions to electrical engineering and her visionary approach to leading AMD through challenging times highlight her status as an expert in her field and a beacon for aspiring engineers and business leaders worldwide. Dr. Lisa Su is an exemplary choice for a keynote speaker on artificial intelligence, electronic engineering, and technology due to her transformative leadership at AMD, extensive expertise in semiconductor technology, and significant contributions to electrical engineering. Her strategic vision and successful corporate career emphasise her stature as a visionary on the future of artificial intelligence and how such technology can be used to solve the most pressing modern challenges.

Sources: AMD, Forbes & Carnegie Corporation of New York

Dr Lisa Su as a Keynote Speaker:

Dr Lisa Su has addressed some of the most prestigious events across the globe. Some of her previous speaking engagements include:

  • The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2023
  • The IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2023
  • Lenovo Tech World 2023
  • The American Academy of Arts & Science Induction Ceremony 2022
  • Code 2021 for Recode
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Electronic Resurgence Initiative Summit 2019

Dr Lisa Su is an expert on a variety of topics, fostered throughout her iconic career encompassing electrical engineering, artificial intelligence and technology. Below is a collection of her previous keynote speaking topics she has covered:

  • The GPU Shortage
  • The AI Revolution
  • Innovation for the Next Decade of Computer Efficiency
  • Artificial Intelligence Processors
  • Innovation Through Collaboration
  • AI Capabilities
  • The China Market
  • Leadership in Challenging Times
  • Building a High-Performance Culture

If you are interested in having Dr Lisa Su share her truly inspirational story as a pioneering woman in the male-dominated sector of electrical engineering, or impart her industry-leading knowledge on semiconductor technology and the future of artificial intelligence at your next event, contact The AI Speakers Agency today to discuss options on hiring Dr Lisa Su.

Call 0203 410 9897 or email agent@ai-speakers-agency.com to enquire about Dr Lisa Su or any of the other expert artificial intelligence speakers on The AI Speakers Agency roster, today!

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