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Diane BryantDiane Bryant

Former Google Cloud COO
and Intel Group President
Bella Vista High School

Diane Bryant is a tireless advocate for women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of engineering and technology.  She regularly speaks to young women about STEM careers, and she created a scholarship at UC Davis for underrepresented students wanting to pursue a computer science career.

She was named among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2015 and 2016.

Bryant attended Northridge Elementary and Carnegie Middle, and after graduating from Bella Vista High in 1980, she received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis in 1985 and joined Intel the same year. She attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four U.S. patents for chip design.

She is former Chief Operating Officer for Google Cloud and Group President of Intel.

At Google Cloud, she was focused on accelerating the scale and reach of the solutions platform.  Google Cloud is critical in meeting the needs of companies as they grow their business securely, rapidly and efficiently in the cloud.

Bryant was Group President of Intel’s Data Center Group, the worldwide organization that develops server, storage and network platforms for the digital services economy, generating over $18 billion in revenue in 2017.  Prior, Bryant was Intel’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for the corporate-wide information technology solutions and services that enable Intel’s business.

She was elected to the United Technologies Corporation board of directors in December, 2016.

Bryant was quoted in a Sacramento Bee article as saying, “As engineers, we deal with data and facts, but what I’ve learned … is that the big results and the big successes clearly don’t occur in isolation. Your ability to work effectively in a team and to collaborate and to have a truly genuine interest and respect for the other person’s perspective is really critical.”  Of her leadership style, she quotes Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, saying, “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.”