2023 Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium
March 23, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)
Rising in Resilience: Achieving Empowerment through Advancement & Adaptability
Suzanne Plummer is a Corporate Vice President of Human Resources, Talent and Diversity at AMD. In this role, she is responsible for improving the technical talent pipeline for females and under-represented groups within AMD. Prior to this role, she was responsible for the design of AMD discrete and data center graphics products. Since joining AMD in 2002, Plummer has led several design teams behind AMD’s most innovative technologies, including the low power x86 microprocessor used in the world's first APU and the x86 microprocessor powering all of AMD’s game console wins. Plummer also directed the teams that designed the Zen architecture – which power AMD’s new microprocessors and drove the company’s re-entry into the high-performance x86 market. In addition to her work in x86 processor development, she was the Engineering Lead and interface for all products developed for Microsoft in the Semi-custom business unit. Previously, Plummer worked in performance modelling and design engineering at Alchemy Semiconductor, a MIPS-based processor start-up company acquired by AMD in 2002, where she helped develop the AU1000 MIPS microprocessor. Plummer started her career in applications engineering at Motorola Semiconductor before transitioning to design engineering, where she held various roles across architecture, performance modeling, RTL design and design management. Plummer was the Lead for the AMD Austin site for two years and is Executive Sponsor for the AMD Pride organization, supporting AMD's LGBTQ+ community. She has been involved in the AMD Women's Forum and with AMD's Learning and Development Organization, helping to design and lead technical leadership training classes. She is also a member of the Fellow's Technical Steering Committee, setting the guidelines and making decision for AMD's top-level of technical promotions. Plummer has a BSEE from Rice University and has worked in the semiconductor industry for 33 years.
Alice Pope, Vice President, leads Amazon’s Global Device, Digital and Alexa service support organization. She leads a team of 10K employees across software development, data science, operations, product, and process & program management. Her team designs the technology and support models to launch new and existing products and services for 140+ countries and 28 languages for Kindle, Tablets, Echo, Fire TV, Alexa, robots, satellite and Prime Video, Music, and Games. Alice has held executive leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One and USAA. A recognized leader in customer service, she has received numerous honors and accolades, including several Gold Stevie Awards. Alice holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is an author of Transformation from the Inside Out.
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