CERN Computing Colloquium

Inspiring Innovation

by Dr Craig Barrett (Chairman, Intel Corporation)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Abstract: Technology has had a profound impact on people’s lives around the world by tackling challenges in education, health care, research, and economic development. Throughout its history, Intel has been inspired by what technology makes possible. The work taking place at CERN has been a prime motivation to continue enhancing energy-efficient computing power required in the search for the Higgs boson. Can Intel keep pace with computing needs to tackle the world’s biggest challenges? Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel and the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, will discuss research currently underway that will help us rise to the challenge, as well as how technology is changing people’s lives all over the world. Biography: Craig Barrett became Intel's fourth president in May 1997, chief executive officer in 1998 and chairman of the Board on May 18, 2005. Dr. Barrett also serves as Chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and is an appointee to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and to the American Health Information Community. Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974 as a technology development manager. He was named a vice president of the corporation in 1984, promoted to senior vice president in 1987, and executive vice president in 1990. Dr. Barrett was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992 and was named the company's chief operating officer in 1993. He Dr. Barrett was born Aug. 29, 1939 in San Francisco, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1957 to 1964, and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science. After graduation, he joined the faculty of Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and remained through 1974, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Barrett is the author of over 40 technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure on the properties of materials, and a textbook on materials science, Principles of Engineering Materials.
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Wolfgang von Rüden, David Myers