About the Author
Greg Lavender is senior vice president, chief technology officer (CTO) and general manager of the Software and Advanced Technology Group (SATG) at Intel Corporation. As CTO, he is responsible for driving Intel’s future technical innovation and research programs. He is also responsible for defining a singular artificial intelligence software stack to support Intel’s range of business and hardware offerings. Lavender joined Intel in June 2021 from VMware, where he served as senior vice president and CTO. He has more than 35 years of experience in software and hardware product engineering and advanced research and development. Before VMware, Lavender was managing director and CTO for Cloud Architecture and Technology Engineering at Citigroup, where he led the global transformation of Citi IT to adopt modern mobile technology, cloud IaaS and PaaS, big data and advanced analytics, high performance computing, and agile software development models. Prior to Citi, Lavender was corporate vice president of Network Software Engineering at Cisco, where he led network operating system engineering and platform independent protocol engineering for both enterprise and data center switching and routing products, including the next-generation virtualized multicore network operating system for software-defined networking. Prior to Cisco, he worked at Sun Microsystems in various engineering leadership roles, including vice president of Engineering for the Solaris Operating System. Lavender holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech.