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Hot Interest Trips (HIT) 2020

Roche – The Future of Personalized Healthcare

Thanks to Virginia Macsuibhne, Roche’s Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, for the private demo of the latest medical diagnostics and life-saving technologies.

Fun facts about Roche:

  1. $60 billion in revenue including $13 billion in diagnostics (in 2019)
  2. 21 billion tests using Roche Diagnostics products
  3. 83 million tests to diagnose heart attacks
  4. 17 million HPV tests
  5. 90 million tests to diagnose and manage HIV
  6. 84 million blood donation tests
Equinix – Data Center Platform

Directors League was thrilled to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of Equinix’s world-class data centers. Thanks to Peter Van Camp, Executive Chair, and Bill Strong, Regional Vice President IBX Operations -West, for hosting us.

Fun facts about Equinix:

  1. 67 straight quarters of revenue growth (the longest record for any S&P 500 company)
  2. Is the world’s largest IBX data center and colocation provider
  3. Has 203 data centers in 52 metro centers in 24 countries on 5 continents

Waymo – Alphabet’s moonshot in Autonomous Vehicles

Directors League was privileged to hear Tekedra Mawakana, Chief External Officer of Waymo, share her thoughts on autonomous vehicles.

Fun facts about Waymo:

  1. Total # of self-driven miles on public roads for Waymo vehicles: 10 Million
  2. Total # of miles driven in simulation: 10 BILLION
  3. Average # of self-driven miles per day for Waymo vehicles: 25K
  4. # of different driving scenarios Waymo has tested on their private test track: 20K
  5. # of U.S. cities where Waymo has driven: +25

Chronicle, Alphabet’s moonshot in Cybersecurity

Thanks to Chronicle, a Google Cloud company, for graciously hosting Directors League for a demo of Backstory by Mike Wiacek and Shapiro Naghibzadeh. A backstory is a cybersecurity tool for investigating incidents and hunting for threats in a network at the speed of a Google search. Get the story on Backstory.

Mike and Shapor were part of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), co-founded Chronicle and helped build Backstory. Their team was featured in Wall Street Journal’s profile of how TAG protects Google’s infrastructure

Special shout out to Jan Kang, Ben Heben and Maya Agrawal for a fantastic visit.