Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:45am Continental Breakfast
President and CEO ,
The US Technology Skills Gap
in conversation with Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine
author, The Technology Skills Gap
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
$20 includes continental breakfast
Scott McGregor serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for guiding the vision and direction for the company’s growth strategy. Since joining Broadcom in 2005, the company has expanded from $2.40 billion in revenue and 3,250 employees to $8.01 billion in 2012 revenue and 11,750 employees. In addition, Broadcom’s geographic footprint has grown from 13 countries in 2005 to 24 and its patent portfolio has expanded from 4,800 U.S. and foreign patents and applications to more than 19,350.
Mr. McGregor joined Broadcom from Philips Semiconductors (now NXP Semiconductors) where he served as President and CEO from 2001 to 2004. He joined Philips in 1998 and rose through a series of leadership positions. Prior to joining Philips, Mr. McGregor served in a range of senior management positions at Santa Cruz Operation Inc. (SCO), a provider of open systems software. He also served in senior positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of HP) and Microsoft, where he was Director of the Interactive Systems Group and architect and development team leader for the original version of Microsoft Windows®. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. McGregor worked at Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he was involved in designing software for the first personal computers employing graphical user interfaces.
McGregor received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the board of Ingram Micro, on the Engineering Advisory Council for Stanford University and also is President of the Broadcom Foundation.
Gary J. Beach, Publisher Emeritus of IDG’s CIO Magazine, is the author of the The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every IT Exec Needs to Do to Save America’s Future. Beach is a highly regarded spokesperson throughout the United States and the global technology industry and he has testified on key issues facing the IT industry before the U.S. House and Senate. From the Oval Office of the White House in 1995, Beach launched an IT non-profit organization called Tech Corps that continues to challenge IT professionals to assist the education tech issues of K-12 schools in America. As an expert on the role of the CIO, IT best practices and future IT predictions, he is frequently quoted by CNN, USA Today, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Business Week. Beach has been a regular contributor on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street and Closing Bell for more than 10 years. From 1998 – 2002 he contributed commentaries on key tech issues to NPR’s “All Things Considered” program.
Prior to joining CIO magazine in 1997, Beach was publisher and president of two IDG publications, Computerworld and Network World. He joined IDG in 1987 after a 10 year career in managerial posts at McGraw-Hill, Inc.