Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015 Code Conference

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Apple's senior vice president of Operations, Jeff Williams, will be interviewed later this month at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the event's organizers announced on Thursday.

Williams is the man most directly in charge of the Apple supply chain and other day-to-day affairs, but Re/code noted that Williams is also responsible for heading development of the Apple Watch, as well as ResearchKit, which could be moving into DNA-based studies.

The conference, which will take place May 26 to 28, will additionally feature exectutives from companies like CBS, Google, GoPro, and Oculus VR, plus Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been outspoken on issues like NSA surveillance and systemic problems with banks.

Much of the Williams talk could center around the Apple Watch. The device was launched only a few weeks ago, and constitutes a new product category for Apple. The company has also been using executive interviews as one of its tools for marketing the Watch, alongside celebrity product placements, multiple preview events, and spreads in fashion magazines.

Apple executives sometimes drop minor hints about product plans during such interviews. Any major revelations, however, aren't expected to happen until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts June 8.

 
 

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