Intel appoints Justin Hotard as head of Data Center and AI group

Intel has announced the appointment of Justin Hotard as the executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center and AI Group (DCAI). Mr. Hotard brings over two decades of experience in the computing and data center industry, specializing in scalable AI systems for enterprise applications.

As a new member of Intel’s executive leadership team, Mr. Hotard will report directly to CEO Pat Gelsinger. His responsibilities include overseeing Intel’s range of data center products, which cater to both enterprise and cloud sectors. This includes managing the  Xeon processor family, graphics processing units (GPUs), and accelerators. Additionally, Mr. Hotard will be part of Intel’s mission of widespread AI integration.

Before joining Intel, Mr. Hotard served as the executive vice president and general manager of High-Performance Computing, AI, and Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). His career includesroles at NCR Small Business, Symbol Technologies, and Motorola, prior to his tenure at HPE in 2015.

Mr. Hotard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Mr. Hotard succeeds Sandra Rivera, who transitioned to the role of CEO of the Programmable Solutions Group, an independent business within Intel, on January 1.

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