VictoriaColeman

Victoria was most recently Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for the Connected Home Division of Technicolor. She was responsible for innovation strategy and technology roadmaps, strategic guidance to architecture and product development teams, advanced product development projects, strategic guidance for acquisitions and partnerships and internal R&D projects. As Senior Vice President of R&D at Harman she was responsible for leading the core technology platforms of the Infotainment Division including systems and software, media, tuner, navigation, connectivity and ADAS (advanced driver assist systems). Managed a team of over 1,000 people and an annual budget of $100M.

She was previously Vice President Engineering, Multi device User Experience Platforms at Yahoo! Inc. where she led Yahoo! Membership, web presentation technologies such as YUI, mobile web services, notification services, backend SDKs including accounts and messaging, mobile application testing at scale services and the Yahoo! Developer Network serving both internal and external developers. As Vice President, Emerging Platforms at Nokia she led an end to end organization including product & program management, industrial design, product creation, core platform, user experience platform and interaction design teams. She was tasked with creating Nokia’s next disruptive consumer products and had responsibility for defining and driving innovation across the Nokia product portfolio. 

Prior to Nokia she was Vice President, Software Engineering at HP Palm where she led the webOS Platform team that brought to market the HP Veer, Pre3 and the Touchpad in 2011. She led the core webOS components (system UI manager, Webkit, application framework and core applications), webOS developer platform and the user interface and experience teams during her tenure. She served as Vice President of Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology where she was in charge of the Computer Science Laboratory in San Jose, CA with responsibility for disruptive innovation in consumer platforms and solutions. She was the first ever female technical executive at Samsung Electronics. 

As Director for Security Initiatives for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group where she was responsible for defining the company’s security technology roadmap and translating it to product delivery. During this time, she was instrumental in bringing Intel’s LaGrande Technology across the server processor and chipset product line. Victoria has also had roles as the Director of the Trusted Platform Laboratory and the Trust and Manageability Laboratory in Intel's Corporate Technology Group and as the founding Director of the System Design Laboratory with SRI International. She was a tenured professor with the University of London for ten years. In 1995 she authored the landmark UK Ministry of Defence DefStan 00-56 which created the legal framework for the safety of programmable electronic systems procurement by the MoD . In 2004, she founded the Cybersecurity Research Center on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Victoria is a member of the Defense Science Board, a member of Lockheed Martin’s Technology Advisory Group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Santa Clara University Department of Computer Engineering. She previously served on DARPA's Information Science and Technology advisory group as well as DARPA’s Defense Sciences Research Council. Dr. Coleman received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Electronic Computer Systems and Computer Aided Logic Design respectively from the University of Salford, UK and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. She holds 4 patents and is the author of over 60 articles and books.

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