High level reshuffling of personnel accompanies the addition of two new focused business units.
This week Santa Clara chipmaker Intel announced it will create two new business units. One will be focused on software and one on high performance computing (HPC) and graphics. As part of these changes, Intel’s Data Platform Group (DPG) will be restructured into an Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, and a Software and Advanced Technology Group.
Company CEO Pat Gelsinger made the announcement, and also unveiled the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team.
Four heavy-hitters take on new portfolios
Sandra Rivera will take on a new role as executive vice president and general manager of Datacenter and AI. She will also drive the company’s overall artificial intelligence (AI) strategy.
Nick McKeown will join Intel full-time on July 6 as senior vice president and general manager of a new Network and Edge Group. This brings Intel’s Network Platforms Group, Internet of Things Group and Connectivity Group into a single business unit.
Greg Lavender has joined Intel as chief technology officer(CTO) and senior vice president and general manager of the new Software and Advanced Technology Group. This group will drive Intel’s unified vision for software, according to Gelsinger.
Raja Koduri will lead the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, a newly formed business unit that will increase the company’s focus in the key growth areas of high performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering HPC and graphics solutions for integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center.
“Since re-joining Intel, I have been impressed with the depth of talent and incredible innovation throughout the company, but we must move faster to fulfill our ambitions,” said Gelsinger. “By putting Sandra, Raja, Nick and Greg – with their decades of technology expertise – at the forefront of some of our most essential work, we will sharpen our focus and execution, accelerate innovation, and unleash the deep well of talent across the company.”