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Anil Rao

VP of Systems Architecture and Engineering, Office of the CTO, Intel

Anil Rao is vice president in the Intel Office of the CTO and responsible for Systems Architecture and Engineering for Intel Corporation. Rao leads technical vision, strategy, and architecture for next-generation cloud to edge to client security, heterogeneous systems architecture including disaggregated and container computing, and Graph and Sparse AI. He is also responsible for collaboration with key customers and government departments for Advanced R&D and Product Incubation.

Rao joined Intel in 2016 with two decades of engineering, product and strategy expertise in cloud and data center technologies. His leadership experience includes five years at SeaMicro Inc., a company he co-founded in 2007 to build energy-efficient converged solutions for cloud and data center operations. After SeaMicro was acquired by AMD in 2012, Rao spent three years as corporate vice president of products in AMD's Data Center Solutions Business Group. He subsequently served as technical adviser and strategy consultant to the office of the chief technology officer at Qualcomm until joining Intel.

Rao earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and communications engineering from Bangalore University in India, a master's degree in computer science from Arizona State University, and an MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a co-author of the Optical Internetworking Forum's OIF specifications and holds several patents in networking and data center technologies.

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