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L. Wilton Agatstein, Lecturer, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Faculty Member of the International Agricultural Development Graduate group, and Executive Director for the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis.

Prior to joining UC Davis in 2008, Agatstein was Vice President at Intel and the head of Intel’s Emerging Markets Group. He has nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena. During his tenure at Intel, Agatstein established a proven track record of innovation of production products, including the start-up of Intel’s chip design center in Malaysia and the creation of Product Definition Centers in Cairo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Bangalore. He is the creator and father of the Intel Powered ClassMate PC the only successful “$100 laptop.” In the classroom, Agatstein catalyzes successful commercialization of ideas of scientists, engineers, policy makers and professionals from around the world though business development clinics, innovation seminars and entrepreneurship academies. Wil is also the GSM’s leader for the very popular International Study Trips.

Phoebe E. Cameron ‘91, Director, Gartner Consulting

Phoebe’s areas of expertise include feasibility studies, procurement assistance, business and IT strategic planning incorporating balanced scorecard methodology, performance measurement, IT governance, IT portfolio management, business process and workflow analysis, organizational analysis and administration. Ms. Cameron has worked with public agencies at the federal, state and local levels for more than 15 years. She is a GSM graduate from the class of 1998. She also graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a bachelor of arts degree in history.

Harry Johnson, Jr. ‘04

Originally an engineer by training and trade, Harry worked at 3M, Boeing and Intel in that capacity. He moved from Engineering to Finance at Intel shortly after completing his UC Davis MBA in 2004. He took a role with a newly-created organization having two primary functions – contract management and revenue forecasting and in that position, Harry also created the division’s finance and business controls framework, including managing 3rd party audits. Harry then moved from finance to operations. He currently runs an Engineering support team and manages the operations and planning of 4 product development labs. His primary areas of focus includes: product qualification, team development and cross training, and long-term capability development for new products and technologies.

Gwynne Spann ’03, Consumer Content Manager, Visit California

Gwynne’s  role  at Visit California (formerly “California Department of Travel and Tourism”) has evolved from managing the production of printed materials to managing the development and distribution of content through all of the organization’s owned channels – publications, website and digital extensions. In her tenure, Gwynne has worked to evolve Visit California’s printed materials to stay current with trends in publishing, including the introduction of digital guides and creating stronger synergies between Visit California’s print and web assets. Today, she really sees her role as working to ensure the right message is delivered to the right consumer at the right time to drive the greatest level of brand engagement possible.  Prior to joining the Visit California team, Gwynne worked for Intel Corporation as a Demand Creation Marketing Manager for the Xeon and vPro product lines.  She has also served in the non-profit and public sectors as a Policy Fellow in Education for the Pacific Research Institute and in the Cabinet Unit of Governor Pete Wilson.

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