Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the
group’s 5G infrastructure division at Intel Corporation. She has overall responsibility for
Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-
generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identify and develop 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. Earlier in her Intel career, she led strategy and business
development for the WiMAX program office.
Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.
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. She serves on
the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project and the xRAN organization. Her
contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel
Achievement Award in 2016.