Jeff Williams

Apple’s op-chief Jeff Williams confirmed to speak at second Code Conference

Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations and the guy in charge of the development of the Apple Watch, is scheduled to speak at Re/code’s Code Conference later this month, the publication confirmed Thursday morning.

The second Code Conference runs from May 26 to May 28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California — just two weeks ahead of Apple’s annual developer conference serving as a launchpad for iOS/OS X platform advances.

At last year’s inaugural Code Conference, Apple originally planned on dispatching its online services and software engineering chiefs, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi. But the $3 billion Beats buy had Apple change its mind and replace Federighi with Beats co-founder and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, who mostly discussed the Beats acquisition at the event.