Fortune 100 | episode 473

Intel Global CIO Archana Deskus

Archana Deskus is the global chief information officer of Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers with revenues exceeding $71 billion annually. As the global CIO, Archana leads a team of over 5,000 IT professionals focused on protecting Intel’s assets, driving competitive advantage, and providing IT solutions. Prior to joining Intel, Archana held CIO roles at HPE, Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Timex, and United Technologies. August 03, 2020

In this interview, Intel CIO Archana Deskus discusses, 

  • Archana’s purview as the global CIO of Intel
  • Archana’s experience coming up to speed in the role
  • Intel’s response to COVID-19
  • How COVID-19 will impact the future of work
  • How her team has been enabling the shift to remote work.
  • The company’s data-first mindset and their Corporate Data Office
  • How the company is using artificial intelligence
  • How the CIO role has evolved in Archana’s 17+ years in the post

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"I do expect that, with the pandemic, we are going to see a tipping point here where we are able to demonstrate the success and benefits of remote work at scale."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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