Kimberly “Kim” Stevenson is corporate vice president of Intel Corporation and chief operating officer for the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture (CISA) Group. The CISA organization is responsible for aligning technology, engineering, product design and business direction to extend Intel’s strategy and speed execution across the client device and IoT segments – all core to growth in the smart and connected computing era. Stevenson is responsible for CISA’s operational excellence, strategic planning process and related cross-company coordination. She also serves on Intel’s management committee.
Stevenson served as Intel’s chief information officer (CIO) from 2012 until August 2016. Under her leadership, Intel’s IT organization earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in support of Intel’s business priorities. This includes the development of a sales analytics platform, which has produced $1 billion from incremental revenue and productivity gains, and the design, build and management of two state-of-the-art IT data centers in Santa Clara, California, which provide the computational force behind Intel’s global chip design efforts.
Stevenson currently leads the Intel Network of Executive Women (INEW) as the Subcommittee Chair for External Thought Leadership and Outreach to channel her passion for engaging girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and speaks on the topic both internally and externally. She was recognized by STEMconnector® as 100 Diverse Corporate Leader and 100 CIO/CTO Leader who is actively contributing to incorporate more diverse STEM professionals and changing the pipeline based on strong STEM education. Stevenson was named the 2015 Women of Excellence Digital Trailblazer by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).
Previously, Stevenson held the position of vice president and general manager of Intel’s Global IT Operations and Services, where she led both the strategic and tactical support of Intel’s worldwide infrastructure components, including data centers, network and telecommunications, enterprise application support, client computing and a 24×7 internal service desk.
Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson spent seven years at the former EDS, now HP enterprise services, holding a variety of positions including vice president of Worldwide Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice, as well as the vice president of Enterprise Service Management, where she oversaw the global development and delivery of enterprise services. Before joining EDS, Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM in several executive positions including vice president of Marketing and Operations of the eServer iSeries division.
In 2014, Stevenson won numerous awards including Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best CIO, an Evanta Top 10 Breakaway Leader, and Huffington Post’s Most Social CIO as well as the CIO 100 award by CIO.com for four years in a row.
Stevenson earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University. She serves on the board of directors of Cloudera and Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.