Enabling the Edge - Laying the Foundation for Service Innovation
Jul 7, 2020
- Intel Network at the Edge vSummit
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, 7th July, 2020
Renu Navale, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem, Enabling Division, Intel Corporation
Caroline Chan, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
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To stay resilient and agile, industries are embracing edge computing, which processes data locally, at the point of impact, where it can generate maximum return. From storefronts to cell towers to factory floors, every edge has its unique requirements and challenges. In this session you will hear about Intel's initiatives at the edge as well as some of the leading use cases that are being enabled to accelerate services innovation.
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem, Enabling Division, Intel Corporation
Renu N. Navale is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the edge computing and ecosystem enabling division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for overall strategy, software and platforms that strengthen Intel’s presence in the network edge computing business sector. She also leads ecosystem enabling for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) to accelerate network and edge transformation, and she fosters scale and industrywide collaboration through open source initiatives.
Navale joined Intel in 2004 with extensive experience in networking and software. During her Intel career, she has held positions in strategic planning, product management, software marketing and engineering, and in 2015, she earned an Intel Achievement Award, the company’s highest recognition.
Before assuming her current role in 2017, Navale served as technical assistant and chief of staff to the vice president and general manager of NPG. Earlier in her Intel career, she oversaw the creation and launch of the Intel Network Builders program. Her tenure at Intel also includes managing the strategic planning team in the Internet of Things Group’s automotive division, where she led autonomous driving and connected car strategies.
Before joining Intel, Navale worked on wireless, VoIP and network management technologies at Nokia Networks. Her achievements were recognized twice with the company’s highest award for software design and innovation during her eight-year tenure.
Navale holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bangalore University in India, a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has published multiple papers on topics related to wireless technologies.
An active champion of STEM education, Navale volunteers as a programming coach and science fair mentor and judge. She also champions diversity and inclusion efforts for NPG as part of the People First initiative.
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s 5G infrastructure division at Intel Corporation. She has overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identify and develop use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.
Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development. Earlier in her Intel career, she led strategy and business development for the WiMAX program office.
Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.
Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively. She serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project and the xRAN organization. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016.
Director of Content, TelecomTV
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