Now that the folks from the Wall Street Journal have moved on over to Re/Code, we now can look forward to the Code Conference as opposed to the All Things D conference. This year, Apple will have a presence at the conference, but it won't be marked by CEO Tim Cook. Instead, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will be stopping by to talk all things Apple and technology. According to Re/Code, the Apple executive team duo will headline the conferences second night.
Per usual, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg will be conducting the interview, which will take place in late May.
Cue, who has been at Apple for 25 years, is SVP of Internet Software and Services, reporting to Cook. That is a modest description for a very large portfolio, including the iTunes Store, the App Store and the iBookstore. And even more: Siri, Maps, iAd and iCloud. Cue has also worked on iLife and has been a manager of software engineering and customer support units.
Federighi, who has also been at Apple on and off for a very long time, is its SVP of Software Engineering. Also reporting to Cook, he is in charge of the development of iOS, OS X and “Apple’s common operating system engineering teams.” In other words, the stuff — including user interface and applications — that makes your pretty iPhone and iPad work. Federighi came back to Apple in 2009 as head of OS X engineering. He also worked at Jobs’s NeXT, then came to Apple with him. He also did a stint along the way at Ariba, including as CTO.
We are very excited to have both Cue and Federighi at the event to talk about a range of things about the company that remains at the center of the action, especially in the important mobile sector. From the shifting entertainment and communications landscape to the fast-moving wearables space to, well, everything digital, these two play a very important role.
If history is any indication, the event promises to be chock full of interesting tidbits of information and what we can only imagine will be interesting insights into the current state of the technological landscape.