Intel reveals changes to business units and hires technology leaders

Intel revealed the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to Intel business units.
Intel for CIOsNavin Shenoy, who has been serving as executive vice president and general manager of the Data Platforms Group, will leave Intel on July 6. Navin Shenoy is leaving Intel after 26 years of service.

Intel executives Sandra Rivera and Raja Koduri will have new leadership roles. Intel has hired technology industry veterans Nick McKeown and Greg Lavender will join the company. Rivera, McKeown, Lavender and Koduri will report directly to Pat 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,” Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said.

Intel will restructure Data Platform Group (DPG) into two new business units.

Sandra Rivera will be executive vice president and general manager of Datacenter and AI — driving the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. Rivera will focus on developing leadership data center products, including Intel Xeon and field programmable gate array (FPGA) products. Prior to her role serving as Intel’s chief people officer, she led Intel’s Network Platforms Group.

Nick McKeown will join Intel full-time on July 6 as senior vice president and general manager of a new Network and Edge Group. McKeown was previously a part-time Intel Senior Fellow who joined the company with its 2019 acquisition of Barefoot Networks, which he co-founded.

Intel will also create two new business units, one focused on software and one on high performance computing (HPC) and graphics.

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. Lavender will also be responsible for driving Intel’s technical innovation and research programs, including Intel Labs.

Greg Lavender most recently served as senior vice president and CTO of VMware. He has also held key leadership roles at Citigroup, Cisco and Sun Microsystems.

Raja Koduri, a well-known innovator in GPU computing technology, will lead the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group that will increase the company’s focus in the key growth areas of high performance computing and graphics. Raja Koduri previously served as Intel’s general manager of Architecture, Graphics and Software.