Intel appoints Archana Deskus as senior vice president and CIO

Intel appoints Archana Deskus as senior vice president and CIO
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15 Jan, 2020

Chipmaker Intel has appointed Archana Deskus as its senior vice president and CIO, effective from January 30.

In her new role, Deskus will be responsible for Intel’s global information technology operations and report to chief financial officer George Davis, the Santa Clara, California-headquartered company said in a statement.

“At Intel, the CIO job is critical as we expand our growth opportunity and showcase the power of IT to unleash the potential of data for our customers and across our operations. Deskus has deep experience and a strong track record of driving operational excellence and transformation in complex global IT environments. She will be an outstanding addition to our management team,” Bob Swan, chief executive officer, Intel, said.

Before this, Deskus was Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s senior vice president and CIO, and has held the CIO position at Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Timex and United Technologies.

Speaking on her appointment, Deskus said: “Intel is going through an exciting and historic transformation as it extends the reach and impact of information technology in an era of data. I am thrilled to join the Intel management team and to lead an extraordinarily innovative global IT group at this strategic inflection point for the technology industry”.

Deskus graduated from Boston University and holds an MBA from New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Earlier this month, Intel showcased developments in the areas of cloud, network and edge-computing, which are set to drive positive impact for people, businesses and the society, it said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In December last year, it acquired Habana Labs, an Israeli startup, for $2 billion to boost its AI (artificial intelligence) chips for data centres.