Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Adam Burns is the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for the Intelligent Solutions Division (ISD) at Intel and is responsible for customer and partner engagement, in addition to identifying changing use models and customer requirements driven by the Internet of Things (IoT).
Prior to his current position, Burns managed the Energy and Industrial market segments for the Intelligent Systems Group and was a service business development manager in the Software and Services Group (SSG) at Intel. Burns holds a MBA from Stanford University and computer engineering degree from Duke University.
Product Line Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Alan Ignatowski has over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry and is currently the Product Line Manager for the 4th gen Intel Core Processor Platform in Intel’s IOTG. He has held multiple roles in Product management, Marketing and Platform Planning positions at Intel as well as serving on his local high school Soccer & Football Booster clubs and was the head coach of the 2nd place Gilbert National Little League White Sox. Ignatowski holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan and spends most of his free time with his family and desperately trying to become the next great American photographer.
U.S. Retail Campaign Manager
Anne Van Hulle is a U.S. retail campaign manager with 7 years of experience at Intel. In her current role, Van Hulle manages the North American retail vertical segment. During her career at Intel, she has led B2B media activities for North America including IT publisher partnerships, search engine marketing, social media, native advertising, and lead generation activities. Through her insight as an avid shopper, technology lover and as a millennial, Van Hulle has strengthened her experience in retail store technologies and shares her expertise and passion with retailers through her work at Intel.
Van Hulle graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, and from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management with a MBA in marketing.
Outside of work, Van Hulle’s curiosity and diversity in her activities has no boundaries, but some of her favorite pastimes include dragon boating, running, shopping and enjoying a microbrew while listening live to a local band. You can follow Anne on Twitter: @annecvh and continue the retail conversation by following @Retailerinsight and visiting our retail community page communities.intel.com/community/itpeernetwork/retail
Retail Software Product Manager, Retail Solutions Division (RSD)
Brian Roberts owns all retail software products for the RSD where he drives direction for future capabilities, branding, positioning and product completeness functions. He has held multiple roles at Intel in Information Technology (IT), Technology Manufacturing Group (TMG) and Product Marketing to name a few. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He spends most of his free time with his family and riding in the mountains of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Director of Strategic Planning and Product Management, Transportation Solutions Division, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Craig Hurst is the Director of Strategic Planning and Product Management within Intel’s Transportation Solutions Division. He is responsible for transportation hardware and software roadmaps; ecosystem strategies; GTM plans and overall platform success across connected transportation and logistics; software-defined cockpit, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); and Autonomous Driving segments. Hurst’s team is responsible for both the long-term vision and strategy that maximize market value for safer and smarter driving, as well as the near-term product management and delivery of products that thrill and excite customers.
Hurst has held various director roles for strategy, marketing, and product management at Intel in divisions ranging from software developer products, healthcare devices, and networking. His passion is to inspire innovation for new products, segments, and business models. During his more than 20 years at Intel, Hurst has helped deliver dozens of new products to market, many winning industry awards (including Intel’s first direct-to-consumer retail product, the world’s first Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) certified residential gateway, Intel’s first FDA approved product, and Intel RealSense Technology).
When not at work, Hurst enjoys fishing, waterskiing, travel, and perfecting new barbecue or culinary recipes. Hurst holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Seattle University, and Certificate of Business Excellence from U.C. Berkeley.
Director of Retail Analytics, Retail Solutions Division, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Dan Gutwein is currently the Director of Retail Analytics in the Retail Solutions Division, part of the Internet of Things Group at Intel.
Gutwein’s team helps meet retailers’ demand for increasingly innovative solutions, including remote management, analytics and customer engagement.
A nine-year veteran of Intel, Gutwein brings more than 20 years of experience helping customers solve business problems with technology solutions. Prior to Intel, Gutwein held several senior management positions with AT&T, including most recently director of global accounts in Southern California. Gutwein has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Social Media Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
David McKinney is a 16 year veteran at Intel and currently the Social Media Manager for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG). Prior to his current position, McKinney led the content creation enthusiast notebook marketing efforts where he defined product strategies to solve content creation workflow problems and establish Intel leadership in the Digital Content Creation (DCC) segment. McKinney has held business development manager and marketing leadership positions in multiple Intel business groups, including the Intel field sales organization.
Outside of work, McKinney enjoys a number of hobbies ranging from hiking to volunteer work at the Oregon Humane Society along with the discovery of new technologies related to music creation and photography. You can follow McKinney on Twitter: @dmckinney and continue the IoT conversation by following @IntelIoT and friend us on Facebook.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Doug Davis is senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, Davis leads a worldwide organization responsible for Intel Architecture computing solutions consisting of hardware, software and services across market segments including industrial automation, retail, aerospace, automotive and other intelligent systems applications.
Davis started his career at Intel as a product engineer in the Military Division and subsequently went on to manage product engineering, manufacturing and operations for the group. Following that, he became the operations manager and later general manager for the Embedded Microcomputer Division, and general manager of the Network Processor Division. He became a business unit vice president in 2003. In 2004, he assumed the general manager role of the Infrastructure Processor Division, which formed from the consolidation of all of Intel’s embedded processor efforts. In 2005, Davis became the general manager of the Embedded and Communications Group where he was instrumental in establishing Intel’s position in embedded market segments such as communications, automotive, retail and industrial control. In 2010, Davis became the general manager for the Netbook and Tablet Group responsible for the platform planning, architecture, enabling and marketing of Intel’s solutions for the netbook and tablet market segments. He became the general manager of Arizona Fab/Sort Manufacturing in 2012 where he was responsible for all aspects of the Arizona wafer factory operations.
Davis graduated from New Mexico State University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 1992.
Vice President, IoT Group and General Manager, Transportation Solutions Group
Elliot Garbus is General Manager of Intel’s Transportation Solutions Division. He is responsible for delivering Intel’s vision for connected cars spanning from In-Vehicle-Infotainment and autonomous driving, to intelligent transportation systems.
Previously, Garbus was vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of Business Planning & Marketing for the System Software Division. In this role he was responsible for software technology strategy, Intel’s software development platforms, and establishing a new cross-device open-software platform. Garbus has been general manager of the Visual Computing Software Division delivering programs and developing software products to enhance Intel visual computing capabilities, and prior to that he was general manager of the Developer Relations Division, working with developers to demonstrate and showcase the capability of Intel platforms.
Garbus joined Intel in 1988 and has held positions in general management as well as management positions in processor and platform architecture, new product planning and application engineering. He holds 15 patents relating to microprocessor system design.
Vice President, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), General Manager, Smart Homes and Buildings Division
Eric Free is vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of the Smart Homes and Buildings Division at Intel Corporation. In these roles, he is responsible for defining Intel’s vision for connected services in digital homes and buildings, forging strong industry partnerships, and delivering Intel-powered home and building IoT solutions that will transform the way we live and work.
Prior to joining Intel, Free served as executive vice president of Product Development for Rovi Corporation, where he was responsible for the company’s core software and web services development. He also created and led the company’s Embedded Solutions Business Unit and served as vice president of Business Development and Strategy, head of business development for the company’s Entertainment Technology Group, and as an executive on the corporate development team.
Prior to joining Rovi, Free headed business development for one of the first streaming media technology companies, worked for several venture capital funds, and led engineering teams for a multinational professional services firm.
Free received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Duke University, a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University, a master’s in business administration from Duke University and a master’s, concentrating in international affairs, from Georgetown University.
Vice President, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), General Manager, Retail Solutions Division
Joe Jensen is the general manager of the Retail Solutions Division (RSD) for the Intelligent Systems Group at Intel Corporation. RSD is responsible for driving solutions into the retail industry. Previously, Jensen was the general manager of the Connected Solutions Division (CSD), Embedded Computing Division (ECD) and before that he directed the strategic planning, marketing and operations for Intel’s Consumer Electronics Group. He was also the general manager of the Embedded Intel Architecture Division within Intel. Intel’s Embedded Intel Architecture focus is the development of new market segments and applications for Intel core PC and server technologies. These market segments include communications, point-of-sale, industrial computer and educational computing. Jensen has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree from Arizona State University. He started with Intel in 1984 in engineering and has worked in all aspects of the semiconductor business, including product design, manufacturing and marketing.
General Manager, Intelligent Solutions Division (ARP), Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Kumar Balasubramanian is the General Manager of the Intelligent Solutions Division (ARP) at Intel. ISD designs and deploys connected, managed, and secured technologies for intelligent systems and the emerging Internet of Things. Since joining Intel in 1990, he has held various technical and management positions in the areas of strategic software enabling, microprocessor architecture, and silicon design. Prior to his current role, Balasubramanian led software alliances with the global software ecosystem. A member of the Intel Enterprise Board of Advisors committee, Balasubramanian has represented Intel at various enterprise industry forums, published several technical articles, and been granted a patent. Balasubramanian holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Dartmouth College.
Director, Mobility & Secure Payments, Retail Solutions Division
Michelle Tinsley is the director of the Mobility & Secure Payments team in the Retail Solutions Division. In this capacity, she is responsible for Intel’s efforts in setting global strategy for retail mobility devices and defining product strategies to solve end retailer problems. During her 23-year span at Intel, Tinsley has progressed from controller proxy in Copenhagen, Denmark, to supporting the Embedded Computing Group in various controller positions, and then General Manager of the Personal Solutions Division. Outside of Intel, Tinsley is an active member of the Arizona State University Dean’s Council of 100, a hand-selected group of professional thought-leaders who council the W. P. Carey School of Business in both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Michelle is also an active angel investor in the Arizona Technology Investment group and also serves on the board of directors for Ubora, a small biz IT solutions firm. Tinsley received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Follow her on Twitter at: @Intel_Michelle
Senior Marketing Manager
Mike Taylor is a senior marketing manager with 23 years of experience at Intel. In his current role, Taylor is focused on delivering innovative mobile solutions to the retail vertical segment. His extensive experience includes working with leading companies across hardware OEMs, with software developers, and with industry groups across numerous audience segments. During his career at Intel, Taylor has repeatedly led feature-rich products to market through all sales channels. His strong industry marketing perspective includes key strategic engagements with industry leaders.
Taylor started his career at Intel as a small business program marketing manager and subsequently went on to become a consumer platform manager, a smart TV platform manager, and a retail and enthusiast marketing strategist, prior to his current role. His specialties include online marketing demand generation programs, consumer electronics marketing, B2B and B2C product launches, and technology adoption.
Taylor graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, and from the Oregon Graduate Institute with MS of management, marketing. You can follow him @MATaylor67 on twitter.
Strategic Planner, Transportation Solutions Division Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Prakash Kartha has spent the majority of his career as an automotive marketing leader and technologist. He is currently responsible for driving Intel’s Connected Car strategy into new areas such as 5G Vehicle-to-Everything, In-Vehicle Commerce and Advanced Telematics. Prior to his current role, Kartha spent four years owning Intel’s automotive market development efforts in Japan and Korea, launching Intel solutions with leading car makers.
Before joining Intel in 2011, Kartha spent 11 years with Freescale and Motorola leading global automotive software product and professional services teams.
Kartha received a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has co-authored four patents in embedded automotive technologies.
In his free time, Kartha is an avid traveler along with his wife and two sons, enjoys adventure sports, photography, and coaching his sons’ baseball and robotics teams.
Vice President, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), General Manager, IoT Strategy and Technology Office
Rose Schooler is vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of IoT Strategy and Technology Office at Intel Corporation. Her organization is responsible for delivering platforms for the networking and storage market segments as well as providing solutions for telecommunications service providers.
Schooler joined Intel as a graduate rotation engineer and held several positions in new package development, fab process engineering, and quality and reliability (Q&R). From 1990 to 1994, she held positions in process engineering in wafer manufacturing and Corporate Q&R program management. Schooler transitioned into product marketing in the mass storage operation in 1994 and then served as a market development engineer in an internal start-up activity focused on digital imaging. Beginning in 1998, she served in the Embedded Intel Architecture organization, where she held various marketing roles before transitioning to general manager for the Communications Infrastructure business early in 2008.
Schooler has been a member of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions board since 2009 and has spoken at industry events about the telecommunications transformation, including TIA and 4G World. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends. Since her daughter plays competitive soccer, many weekends are spent at the soccer field. Rose also enjoys daily morning runs and traveling.
Schooler graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1989, with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Science and Engineering.
Outside of work, Rose spends the majority of her free time on a soccer field cheering on her daughter. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and working out. You can also follow her on Twitter: @RoseSchooler
Director of Advanced Driving Technologies, Transportation Solutions Division, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Sam LaMagna is responsible for the development and implementation of both business and engineering strategies targeted at accelerating the proliferation of a spectrum of forward-looking intelligent commuting technologies such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving capabilities.
Previously, LaMagna was the Technical Assistant and Chief of Staff to Ton Steenman, Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent System Group at Intel. In this role LaMagna supported Steenman and his executive staff in the execution of the Intelligent Systems Group’s long-term strategy, and in the daily management of the group’s global business practices.
LaMagna has held a variety of roles throughout his Intel career such as Business Development Engineer, Market Development Manager, Software Product Line Manager, and Embedded Microprocessor Platform Product Line Manager.
LaMagna joined Intel in 1999 and has over 24 years of 8, 16, and 32bit embedded design and computing experiences.
Director, End User Market Development, Industrial and Energy Solutions Division
Shahram Mehraban currently leads a team of marketing engineers and platform architects to drive solution-centric product innovation in Intel’s embedded energy and industrial businesses. In this role he is responsible for setting research directions, conducting comparative qualitative and quantitative research globally, leading new product and solution strategy and definition for Intel in the power and automation industries.
Prior to joining Intel in 2000, he held a number of technical marketing and business development roles at Trillium, Glenayre, Nokia and Motorola.
Mehraban received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of British Columbia in 1992, and master’s degree in business administration from University of Victoria in 1995. He is a self-proclaimed tech enthusiast and early adopter of all types of consumer electronics. He likes to run and watch European soccer on the weekends. Continue the conversation on Twitter, @Intel_Shahram