Cloud-Native Networks Accelerate Innovation and Scale

Intel Cloud-Native NFV vSummit
Release Date:
Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020
Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel Corporation
Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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Intel has been on this NFV journey supporting our customer and partner strategies since 2011. There is more work to be done to fully realize the potential of cloud-native efficiencies and scale in response to changing demands on the infrastructure. Join us as we review learnings from NFV and discuss how we are embracing the cloud-native opportunity.


Jeni Panhorst

Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel Corporation

Jeni Panhorst is a vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Network & Edge Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. She leads the business responsible for delivering silicon, software, and platforms for network and edge computing infrastructure, driving transformation across wireline, wireless, cloud and enterprise networks.

Upon graduating college, Panhorst joined Intel in 1999 as part of the Rotation Engineers Program. Since then, she has held a variety of technical and leadership positions. As platform applications engineer, she drove the creation of the first low-power Intel® Xeon® processors and served as technical account owner for one of Intel’s largest customers. She was a platform application engineering manager in the Embedded Intel Architecture Division where she was responsible for leading a worldwide customer enabling organization. In her role as platform solutions architect, she helped establish the foundation for Intel’s network media processing business. Panhorst also served as the product line director for the Communications Infrastructure Division responsible for defining and marketing Intel products for network infrastructure equipment. More recently, Panhorst was responsible for business, technology, and product strategy for the Network Platforms Group.

Panhorst graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a minor in artificial intelligence from Case Western Reserve University. A strong advocate for causes in education and women in technology, she serves in leadership roles for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, National Charity League, and numerous Intel diversity and inclusion initiatives and Arizona community organizations.

Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.

Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a governing board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences.

Rajesh has a bachelor’s degree. in electronics and telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

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