Sandra L. Rivera is senior vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry. She is also Intel’s 5G executive sponsor and is responsible for guiding Intel’s strategy, commitments and deliverables for 5G.
Rivera leads a global organization of over 2,500 employees to drive the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions. This is one of the Data Center Group’s fastest-growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20 billion market segment.
Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corp. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority, and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom.
Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the governing board of the Linux Foundation Networking project, and is a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.