Some know that Williams, who reports to CEO Tim Cook, leads the team of people around the world who manage Apple’s complex supply chain and its global service and support organization. But few know that two years ago Cook tapped him to also manage the development of the Apple Watch, the first new product category the tech giant has entered in five years. Williams is also the one driving the company’s health initiatives, including ResearchKit, Apple’s effort to bolster medical and health research.
Code Conference is being held May 26 to 28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Other speakers include: GM CEO Mary Barra; Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz; BuzzFeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti and editor-in-chief Ben Smith; Xiaomi’s international head Hugo Barra; Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure; Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao; GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman; Snapchat’s Evan Speigel; Airbnb’s Brian Chesky; Oculus VR’s Brendan Iribe; Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker; CBS CEO Les Moonves; Google business lead Omid Kordestani; Target CEO Brian Cornell; and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.