Intel Appoints HPE Executive Justin Hotard as Head of Data Center and AI Group

Intel Corporation has announced the appointment of Justin Hotard as the executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center and AI Group (DCAI), effective February 1st.
Justin Hotard IntelJustin Hotard’s appointment follows Sandra Rivera’s transition to chief executive officer of the Programmable Solutions Group at Intel, effective January 1st, marking a significant shift in Intel’s leadership landscape.

With over two decades of experience propelling advancements in computing and data center domains, Justin Hotard brings expertise in scaling AI systems for corporate use, marking a significant addition to Intel’s leadership.

Joining Intel’s executive ranks, Justin Hotard will report to CEO Pat Gelsinger, assuming responsibility for Intel’s spectrum of data center offerings, encompassing enterprise and cloud solutions. This includes oversight of Intel Xeon processor line, graphics processing units (GPUs), accelerators, and a pivotal role in furthering Intel’s mission to democratize AI accessibility.

Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO, praised Hotard’s customer-centric approach and stellar history in fostering growth and innovation within data center and AI realms. Gelsinger emphasized Justin Hotard’s commitment to advancing Intel’s technological landscape and empowering customers in the long term.

Justin Hotard’s prior role as executive vice president and general manager of High-Performance Computing, AI, and Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) showcased his proficiency in delivering AI capabilities for data-driven challenges globally. At HPE, he oversaw the deployment of AI solutions targeting intricate predicaments and steered the company’s applied research wing, Hewlett Packard Labs.

Before his tenure at HPE, Justin Hotard held influential positions at NCR Small Business and played pivotal roles in corporate development and operations at Symbol Technologies and Motorola Inc.

Justin Hotard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, complemented by a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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