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Intel Names 4 Tech Leaders to Oversee Newly Established Business Units – GovCon Wire

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced key appointments as the technology company moves to establish two business units and restructure its data platform group into two groups – datacenter and artificial intelligence and network and edge.

Greg Lavender, formerly senior vice president and chief technology officer at VMware (NYSE: VMW), will serve as SVP, CTO and general manager of the newly created software and advanced technology group and oversee technical innovation, Intel Labs and other research programs, the company said Tuesday.

He has held leadership positions at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Sun Microsystems and Citigroup (NYSE: C) and has more than 35 years of experience in advanced research and development and hardware and software engineering.

Raja Koduri, most recently GM of architecture, graphics and software at Intel, will oversee the company’s expansion into graphics and high performance computing areas as SVP and GM of the newly established accelerated computing systems and graphics group.

Prior to Intel, Koduri held leadership roles at Advanced Micro Devices (Nasdaq: AMD), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and ATI Technologies.

Sandra Rivera, formerly chief people officer of Intel, will lead the datacenter and AI group as executive VP and GM. 

She has been with Intel since 2000 and held various positions of increasing responsibility. Before Intel, she co-founded The CTI Authority and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom.

Nick McKeown, previously a part-time Intel Senior Fellow, will officially assume on July 6 his responsibilities as SVP and GM of the network and edge group, which combines Intel’s internet of things, connectivity and network platforms groups into a single business unit.

McKeown is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University and a thought leader in router design and internet switch. He is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lavender, Koduri, Rivera and McKeown will directly report to Gelsinger. 

Navin Shenoy, executive VP and GM of Intel’s data platform group, will step down on July 6. His 26-year career at the company included time as head of the client computing group and Intel Asia Pacific.