Intel snags Oracle exec to run cloud org…

Intel has hired Oracle executive Janet George to lead the chipmaker’s Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group as part of a reorganization in its prized Datacenter and AI Group, according to an internal memo sent this week that was seen by CRN.

As corporate vice president and general manager of the Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group, George “will be responsible for delivering leadership solutions for a rapidly evolving market” when she begins Feb. 14, Rivera said. “Cloud today is an end-to-end architecture and deployment model for all our customers,” she added in the memo.

The hiring of George, who was most recently a group vice president at Oracle leading cloud-native, edge, machine learning and AI “strategic transformations,” was among a handful of executive moves announced in Rivera’s memo. This included the departure of Intel Optane Group leader Alper Ilkbahar, who is leaving for personal reasons and will be replaced by David Tuhy, the former leader of Optane and SSD software efforts at Intel.

As the new leader of Intel’s Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group, George is taking over from company veteran Anurag Handa, who will report to George and take on “an expanded role leading design-in and driving [Intel Architecture] affinity solutions with all Hyperscale Cloud and Strategic customers,” the memo said. Prior to her time at Oracle, George held AI leadership roles at Western Digital and Yahoo. She was also a vice president at eBay and lead engineer at Apple.

Rivera’s data center reorganization also included the creation of the new Datacenter and AI Cloud Execution and Strategy Group, which will be led by Kavitha Prasad, a company veteran who returned to Intel in 2021 to focus on AI strategy and execution after helping found AI chip startup

The “Big spend” included hiring around 10k engineers. It looks like they are hiring from top to bottom.