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Paul Otellini

paul-otellini_6_medOctober 6, 2011
Mayer Theater, 7:30 p.m.

“Create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.” While this may seem like a lofty statement, it is the mission and kind of thinking that has defined and shaped Intel's actions for the past four decades. Enabling this vision requires solving some very complex problems: How do we push transistor technology beyond the seemingly immovable laws of physics? How can we empower people in the remotest villages around the world with tools of the digital age? How will we prepare young people, so they will continue to innovate and solve some of our world's biggest challenges?

Paul Otellini confronts these issues everyday as president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation. Since 1968, Intel has shaped today's tech landscape. Technology, after all, is at the heart of the world's most well known industries-from IT to biotech to venture capital. Steering the course of one of the world's true technology leaders requires Otellini to have a keen eye for how pushing technology innovation will help solve the major issues our society faces today.

After being named CEO in 2005, Otellini has focused on driving the company's growth and mission to deliver secure, connected, and energy-efficient computing solutions. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices.

Otellini attained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. Before attending the University of San Francisco, Otellini was a student at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco.

Earlier this year, President Obama asked Otellini to serve on the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He also serves on the board of directors of Google Inc. His daughter is a member of SCU's class of 2014.