As CIO, Kim Stevenson leads an IT organization of more than 6,500 employees located across 54 different sites. What’s Stevenson’s No. 1 job? Keeping Intel, and its more than 75,000 servers, almost 30,000 handhelds and over 100,000 PCs online and running.
Stevenson succeeded Diane Bryant as Intel’s CIO in January, and like Bryant before her is one of only 24 women CIOs at Fortune 100 companies. Before taking on the role, Stevenson was vice president and general manager of Intel’s global IT operations and services. Prior to joining the company in 2009, she spent 7 years at the former EDS, now HP enterprise services, and 18 years at IBM.
Stevenson discusses her role at Intel, including common misconceptions about IT, if employees should be permitted to stream content, the potential for voice-activated content services and the “unruly productivity” of the Intel culture.