Jim Gordon is an Intel veteran of 20+ years and has held a variety of roles over this time. He has held leadership positions in Intel’s channel product, influencer, and software & services groups. Most notably he served 3.5 years as Chief of Staff and Technical Assistant to Intel’s then President Renée James. He currently is GM of the Ecosystem & Business Development Intel’s Platform Security Group. He holds a BS in economics from the University of California at Davis as well as an MBA from Purdue University. Jim is also a self-motivated and very active contributor to diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts at Intel specifically and in general across tech – even though he does not work and has never worked in HR. For Intel in D&I he has served as a top leader in its internal “Inclusive Leaders” program – a program dedicated to engaging, training, activating and supporting those influential “male majority” business leaders to take responsibility for and take proactive actions towards full inclusion. Beyond that, he is an active speaker, blogger and social media activist on the same subject. He contributes significant amounts of his time to this topic not because he is compelled to do so but, rather, because he (1) views it as the right thing to do, (2) believes he can make a difference and (3) wants to leave the tech corporate workplace overall a better environment for his young daughters than it was for his female peers during his time. His contributions are evident in many ways – from the way he leads, to where he allocates the investment of his time, to how he hires, what he says.