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BIG 5G Event
15-17 May, 2023
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Caroline Chan
Vice President, Network and Edge Group and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation

Profile

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. Chan 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.
Chan 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. Chan 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.
Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors,
operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini
Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure
division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that
position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a
role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and
business development.
Before joining Intel, Chan 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.
She 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 Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. Chan 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.
Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of
Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.