Bringing 5G Networks to Life
Jul 21, 2020
- 5G RAN & 5G Core vSummit
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, 21st July, 2020
Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel Corporation
Alex Quach, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
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5G rollouts are underway with deployments worldwide. Intel has been at the forefront of this journey to 5G where the underlying network is foundational. Working with our customers and partners is vital to bring 5G to life and together we have been on this journey for over a decade. We are beginning to see early deployments at the 5G Core and RAN and there is more work to be done to fully realize the potential of 5G. Join us as we share how our technologies, partnerships, and investments are accelerating 5G deployments and associated services.
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Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel Corporation
Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND) at Intel Corporation. She is also general manager of the Austin Design Center. She leads Intel’s efforts in the wireless access network including innovative solutions for highly scalable, fully virtualized networks, as well as highly optimized custom deployment models with a focus on 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Rodriguez is responsible for strategy, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, investment decisions and profit and loss for the business.
Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corporation's Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy and was part of the small divestiture team. In her first Intel role as director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized twice with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.
Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.
Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation
Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Network Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for network transformation for all wireline access networks as well as wireless core. As part of the Intel Network Platforms Group, he oversees driving overall 5G strategy and execution framework that encompasses industry and ecosystem engagement, customer commitments, product planning, internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing strategy.
Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.
Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from University of Washington.
Director of Content, TelecomTV
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