Intel IT Business Review

Ed Goldman, CTO of Intel IT GM Strategy, Architecture, and Innovation

How Intel is Blazing Trails for IT Through Innovation Truth be told, I could spend days discussing Intel IT’s current activities and recent accomplishments. What we are doing in the areas of cloud, consumerization, business intelligence, and security are really interesting. But based on the common questions I receive from my peers, that’s not what you want me to discuss. You’re more interested in forthcoming technologies, and how we are approaching the challenges and opportunities of the future. You would like to learn where we are going, why we are headed in that direction, and how we are choosing to get there. Welcome to the CTO Edition of the Intel Business Review.

Here at Intel, it’s not my role to sell products (although I’d be happy to discuss why we choose Intel technology for our research and development activities). And I’m not here to trumpet my organization’s successes (although I could cover that too). Rather, I’d like to answer some of the questions I’ve received over the last year. In doing so, I’ll discuss our process for innovation and reveal where we are placing our bets for the future. And hopefully I’ll highlight some best practices and key insights along the way. who we are and what we do here at Intel IT. At the end of the day, we’re just like any other IT shop. We are striving to do more with less. We must invest our time, resources, and budget wisely.

“Whether it’s exploratory or targeted, we have a process for identifying, prioritizing, and pursuing the opportunities that hold promise.” Ed Goldman, Intel IT CTO, GM Strategy, Architecture and Innovation

Blazing Trails for IT thourgh Innovation

“For us, innovation is a combination of exploration, problem solving, and business enablement..”

And ultimately, we need to support and enable our business’ priorities.

handed over to the IT teams that further develop and implement them.

Intel IT is tasked with accelerating our

Mobile robotics provide a recent an

computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on the planet. My team within Intel IT—the Strategy, Architecture, and Innovation (SAI) group—blazes the trail for this acceleration. But what does that mean?

play with, and we’ve done our fair share of playing. But we must quickly determine whether and how they can be applied for business value. Based on our initial investigations, they hold some promise. Intel manufacturing personnel routinely put on specialized suits—a process that takes 30 minutes on average—to enter a clean room and read a set of meters. Mobile robots may be able to do it for them,

It means we think about ways to do things architectures, and ideas. We solve real business problems. And in the end, we identify new opportunities that can be enabled through the use of technology.

of our manufacturing teams. They may also be able to support remote collaboration functions for geographically dispersed development groups.

If Intel is an automobile and Intel IT is tasked with accelerating the car, the SAI group is constantly looking for different acceleration methods; ones that supercharge the automobile while delivering ferent maps and route ideas to the table, and sometimes challenge the road ahead.

because we like robots. For us, innovation is a combination of

ration. By testing emerging technologies and applying conventional technologies in problem in mind—we open the doors of possibility and innovation. We then use the knowledge gained to solve real business problems, and accelerate our mission in

have a process for identifying, prioritizing, and pursuing the opportunities that hold promise. It all boils down to use cases and business value, continually seeking new answers to an enduring question: how do we make things better, faster, and/or cheaper?

Open minds with directed processes While we must keep an open mind in everything we do, we can’t be directionless. Therefore, we have a distinct process for taking many ideas and distilling them down to a select few, business-worthy projects. Ideas must go through a rigorous gauntlet—from research to proof-of-technology to proof-of-concept—before they can be

ness enablement. It requires three main ingredients: dedicated resources, a of a business problem or opportunity. We in different ways, searching for different answers or faster pathways. do we build a better mouse?” We want to in better ways?” The former is aimed at iterative innovation, while the latter is all about transformational innovation. Both are important, and both lead us to different ideas, different answers, and different solutions. questions and seek answers, and they act duct research that runs ideas through the aforementioned gauntlet, hopefully leading to proof-of-concept and pilot projects that deliver the necessary business value. rience teams take the concepts that pass muster and help build, apply, and drive them forward.

Ed Goldman, Intel IT CTO GM Strategy, Architecture and Innovation

Blazing Trails for IT thourgh Innovation

They make sure the concepts align with

We also continually gather feedback, ideas, and fresh perspectives from other IT and business groups within Intel. We review yields at each stage of the innovation process, measuring our investments and the viability of each idea. We do not look at the yield in the research phase as we only spend about 10% of our time there. We look at it in further phases like, 40-60% in the proof-of-technology, 60-80% in the proof-of-concept, and 95% point we turn on the capability for the organization and hand it over to engineering and operations groups. Countless ideas don’t make it past the research phase. Sometimes the technology is not ready. Other times, our ability to consume it and deliver a good business case is not viable. To be honest, abandoning an idea in which you have invested time, money, and passion is one of the hardest—and most important—aspects of the innovation process.

Back to the future So where are we placing our bets for the future? Which ideas have made it through the innovation and investigation gauntlet? value out of data. This means looking to deliver truly deep insights. In addition to enabling predictive analytics, we are hoping to add layers of visualization, crowdsourcing, and machine learning that help unearth those elusive needles of value in the ever-growing haystacks of data.

We’re also attempting to revolutionize the way we develop applications. With an increasing number of platforms, devices, and usage models, current development practices are becoming unsustainable.

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pursuing new connectivity and collaboration paradigms. tion of cloud technologies, and working to develop a federated cloud platform that blurs the lines between - and delivers the clouds. In all of these cases, we are combining innovative ideas with rigorous investigaand enable the IT and business teams we support. Not just for the present, but for the years to come. I hope you enjoy this CTO Edition of the Intel Business Review. If you have questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to leave them here.

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