Dr. Lisa Su
In 2010, WITSA established its highest decoration called the WITSA Eminent Person Award to honor and recognize those individuals who have made a significant and profound positive difference in the lives of others.
These deserving individuals who have come from within the tech industry include the co-Fathers of the Internet Dr. Vinton Cerf and Dr. Bob Kahn, the Fathers of Wi-Fi Dr. John O'Sullivan and Dr. Terence Percival as well as Dr. Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, best known for his pioneering work surrounding brain-machine interface technology.
In 2023, WITSA had the distinct pleasure of adding two special inductees to WITSA’s honor roll of Eminent Persons.
This year’s WITSA Eminent Person from the tech industry is Dr. Lisa Su, President, CEO and Chair of Advanced Micro Devices. Dr. Vint Cerf personally nominated Dr. Su for her unparalleled achievements as CEO of AMD, including one of the greatest recent turnarounds in the tech sector as well as her highly regarded work developing silicon-on-insulator semiconductor manufacturing technologies and more efficient semiconductor chips that are making a mark in the race for AI dominance.