Neil Blecherman manages a team of Intel partner experts, developing new technology and business models with some of Intel’s largest global software partners. In previous assignments, Neil has managed business development with Intel’s North American software partners, directed the mobile microprocessor product line and owned Intel’s corporate branding and naming strategy.As part of his present assignment, Neil coordinates with Intel’s product teams in various clean technology areas including power-conserving microprocessors and the green data center. He mentors clean tech entrepreneurs through the California Clean Tech Open business plan competition where he is also is a judge. He also represents Intel Corporation with the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals where he has organized panel discussions on smart grid technology partnerships as a member of ASAP’s Clean Tech committee. Neil came to Intel in 1989. Prior to working at Intel, Neil designed and tested chips for Raytheon Corporation. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School.