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Engineering the Future: A New Era of Computing

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Rani Borkar
Vice President General Manager, Intel Architecture Development Group
Intel Corporation

The computing industry is in the midst of a major transition with a flood of new devices that make computing more diverse and pervasive as ever. We are entering a new and exciting era of computing and at the heart of this change is the individual user and the experiences that new technologies enable.

Rani Borkar is one of the computing industry’s most experienced executive. She has spent more than two decades at Intel and now leads the Intel Architecture Development Group that develops the full range of processors from server, client, and handheld devices.

Rani Borkar will explain how the industry is transforming, how Moore’s law is making ubiquitous computing possible and what to expect from future computing devices. She will speak frankly about the skills aspiring engineers would need to learn to be successful in this new era and share her personal wisdom. You will get a rich multi-faceted look at the most important developments in the computing industry and will learn how to best prepare oneself for this changing landscape.

Speaker Bio
Rani N. Borkar is corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Development Group-a (IDGa) for Intel Corporation. In this role Borkar leads numerous worldwide engineering teams that are responsible for the development of the full range of processors, from Intel® Itanium®, Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™, Intel® Atom™ and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) products for server, client, and handheld devices.

Borkar joined Intel in 1988. She has held several technical and senior management positions in microprocessor design and development. Rani led the development and delivery of multiple generations of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processors and the first generation of Intel® Core® processors and their proliferations.

Borkar received the Intel Achievement Award for the execution of the Intel Pentium 4 processor roadmap and delivering 3 GHz in 2002. She received the Corporate Fellow Award in 2004 at the Linkage Women in Leadership Conference.

Borkar received her master's degree in physics from the University of Mumbai, India in 1982. She earned her master's degree in electrical engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute in 1989.

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