The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee
The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee is responsible for the oversight of the program, including reviewing its scope, procedures, policies and effectiveness. The Committee also reviews all nominations and decides which nominees to accept to the program.
ACM headquarters liaison to the committee: Cynthia Ryan
Margaret Burnett is a Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale and was the principal architect of the Forms/3 and FAR visual programming languages. Burnett is an ACM Fellow, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor.