Marisa Ahmad is the Global Marketing Manager for Environment and Policy within Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group where she is responsible for strategic marketing and program plans. Marisa joined Intel in 2005 as a Business Development Manager for energy efficient system architectures in Intel’s Corporate Technology Group. Her Intel journey continued to the Visual Computing Group where she was a Strategic Planner responsible for the desktop graphics strategy and game console strategy and program management (go Larrabee!). Prior to joining Intel, Marisa was a Product Manager at ATI Technologies managing their performance, mainstream and server discrete graphics products. She has also held a variety of marketing and technical positions in Samsung, Aeroplan (Air Canada), Natural Resources Canada, Semiconductor Insights and Nortel Networks. Marisa was born in Cambridge, England and lived in a tiny village called Byfield then a large industrial suburb called Croydon in England before moving to Canada when she lived in Ottawa, Montréal and Toronto before relocating to Portland, Oregon, USA. She graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada with a BSc in Biology & Psychology in 1997 and an MBA in Strategic Management & Marketing. She speaks English and French, loves hockey and Montréal bagels and kills houseplants in her spare time.