Caroline Chan

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Network and Edge Group and general manager of the group’s Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for  driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with  network service cloud service providers and enterprises. Caroline and her team will lead  pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G  capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Immersive Media,  Cloud gaming, and others. 

She was previously VP and GM of Intel 5G Infrastructure Division and had overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Caroline and her team identified and developed use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and  deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will  enable new service providers and enterprise networks.  

Before joining Intel, Caroline had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management. 

She serves as an independent director on EnerSys Inc. (NYSE: ENS) board. In addition,  Chan serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) and CBRS Alliance. Caroline is also an advisory board member for Advisory Council for Rural Edge Solutions  (ACRES) and 5G Open Innovation (5GOI) Lab. Her contributions in the area of virtualized  wireless radio access networks earned Caroline an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. She was elected to be among the top 25 movers and shakers in the telecom industry 2018 by Fierce  Telecom and among the top 5G 100 most influential individuals charting the course for the  next generation of global communications in 2020 by Light Reading. 

Caroline holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of  Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.



From Culture to Products: Why Diversity in Technology Matters

Caroline Chan (VP, Network & Edge Group at Intel), Huma Abidi (Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence Software Products at Intel) and Hema Chamraj (Director, Technology Advocacy, Ai4Good at Intel) discuss the value of diversity in tech. These Intel executives underline how diversity helps ensure more bias-free AI, impacts consumer and business product design and services that consider the broadest possible set of perspectives.