Renée J. James

2015 Speaker

RENÉE J. JAMES is president of Intel Corporation and is part of the company’s executive office. James has broad knowledge of the computing industry, spanning hardware, manufacturing, security, software and services, which she developed through product R&D leadership positions at Intel and as chairman of Intel’s software subsidiaries. During her 25 plus year career at Intel, James has spearheaded the company’s strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in enterprise, security and cloud-based computing. In her most recent role as executive vice president and general manager of the software and services group, she was responsible for Intel’s global software and services strategy, revenue, profit and product R&D. Previously, she was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel’s datacenter services business. Early in her career James also served as chief of staff for former Intel CEO Andy Grove. James is vice chair of the President’s National Security Telecommunications advisory committee. She also serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc board of directors and is a member of the Remuneration committee. She served seven years as independent director on the VMware Inc. board of directors and was a member of the audit committee. She is also a member of the C200. In 2014 James was ranked 21st on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” list, and she was named number 37 on Forbes 100 list. She earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Oregon. @reneejjames

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