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Presentation of awards
sPeaKers
at ieee honors ceremony

Samantha Snabes is a catalyst for re:3D 
facilitating connections between others
printing huge and/or using recycled materials to create more access to three-dimensional printable solutions worldwide. Previously, she served as the Social Entrepreneur
in Residence for the NASA Headquarters
and deputy strategist supporting NASA
Johnson Space Center's Space Life Sciences
Directorate after selling a start-up for a U.S. Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency-funded, co-patented tissue culture device. She holds a B.S. in biology, B.A. degrees in international
relations and hispanic studies, an M.B.A. with concentrations in
supply chain management and international relations, and certifications as a firefighter and emergency medical technician - basic.

Craig Barratt is an industry leader in
wireless technology and communications. 
From 2013 to 2017, he was a senior vice
president at Google and chief executive officer of Alphabet's Access division, which
includes the Google Fiber, gigabit-speed
Internet service. Prior to Google, he was
president and chief executive officer of
Atheros, one of the semiconductor pioneers
of WiFi, where he led its public offering in 2004 and sale to
Qualcomm in 2011.  Barratt holds Ph.D. and a master in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and B.Eng. and B.Sc.
degrees from the University of Sydney.  He is the coauthor of
a book on linear controller design and a co-inventor of 34 U.S.
patents and several open source projects. Craig Barratt currently
serves as CEO of Barefoot Networks.

Ana Baltodano is currently the founder
and chief executive officer of Visualyst. She
is experienced in helping portfolio entrepreneurs accelerate growth, provides advice
on strategy, and prepares them for fundraising. She has also provided direction and
management to several international and
Silicon Valley venture-backed growth-stage
companies.  Ana cofounded and was chief
executive officer of LocalHero, a social location-based assistance
application that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011. In
2008, she cofounded TripJane, the first social-travel application
to be fully integrated into Facebook. Prior to TripJane, she was a
founding team member of RedHerring, a leading global technology media company that published a monthly print publication
covering innovation news from around the globe and produced
a host of tech conferences designed to bring venture capitalists,
entrepreneurs, and technologists together.

Alex Gantman joined Qualcomm in
1996 as a software engineer and in 2001
transitioned to a product security role after
receiving his master's degree specializing in
cryptography and network security. Gantman now serves as vice president of engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
He is responsible for leading the Qualcomm
Product Security Initiative (QPSI) and was
one of the founding members of QPSI in 2006. In his current
role, he oversees product security support across all business units
and market segments, including Mobile Computing, Networking,
Automotive, Healthcare, Smart Home, Wearables, and Internet
of Things. He most recently held the position of senior director,
product security. His technical expertise spans a wide domain of
computer security, from silicon-level hardware security to Web
application and protocol security. He holds numerous patents in
the field of computer security.

Erna Grasz cofounded Asante Africa
Foundation with two visionary African
women from Kenya and Tanzania. She refers to herself as a systems engineer turned
systems entrepreneur for global impact.
Originally trained as an electrical-system
engineer, she spent her early career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and
then in Silicon Valley. While spending 25
years in the corporate world as a senior executive, she earned
the reputation as a strategic leader and "organizer of chaos," with
demonstrated success in diverse industries, including medical device, defense research, and semiconductor capital equipment. In
2011 she left the corporate world to manage Asante Africa Foundation full time. She brings her business savviness to the nonprofit
world and is the visionary behind many of the organization's innovative programs and practices. She has a strong belief in local
staff, local partnerships, and developing local talent for long-term
sustainability.

Thomas Lee, IEEE Member and Packard
Foundation Fellow, has been at Stanford
University since 1994, having previously
worked at Analog Devices, Rambus, and
other companies. He's helped design PLLs
for several microprocessors (notably AMD's
K6-K7-K8 and DEC's StrongARM) and
has founded or cofounded several companies, including the first three-dimensional
memory company, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by Sandisk),
and IoE companies ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip) and
Ayla Networks. Lee is a member of the board of Xilinx, served as
director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's
Microsystems Technology Office (for which he was awarded the
U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service), holds ~70 patents, and has written several textbooks. He
owns about 200 oscilloscopes, thousands of vacuum tubes, and
kilograms of obsolete semiconductors. No one, including himself,
quite knows why.

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