30 Notable IT Executive Moves: November 2012

Paul Otellini

In a surprise move, Intel confirmed in mid-November that President and CEO Paul Otellini will be retiring in May 2013. Intel Chairman and former CFO Andy Bryant told reporters that Otellini is leaving Intel a lot sooner than expected, and that Intel had done everything to try to get Otellini -- who it was assumed would be retiring in a few years -- to stay longer. Intel partners told CRN following the announcement that whoever succeeds Otellini must continue to double down on the chip giant's mobile strategy, or risk big challenges going forward.