Archana (Archie) Deskus
Archana (Archie) Deskus is senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Intel Corporation. As Intel’s CIO, her organization capitalizes on information technology to accelerate the company’s significant growth goals across a diverse portfolio of businesses. More than 5,000 IT professionals are protecting Intel’s assets, driving competitive advantage, and providing IT solutions under Deskus’s leadership. Deskus joins Intel from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where she was senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, Deskus was responsible for HPE’s IT infrastructure and technology resources, working closely with HPE businesses to achieve the company’s strategic goals. Additionally, Deskus oversaw NextGen IT, a company-wide transformation program, standardizing business policies, processes, and the underlying IT systems globally from opportunity to cash to drive standard operating model, improve efficiency, deliver predictable outcomes using data driven insights, and dramatically improve the customer, partner, and employee experience. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Deskus was the CIO at Baker Hughes where she transformed their IT organization into a strategic business partner while delivering operational performance and business value through successful execution of their strategic initiatives. Before Baker Hughes, Deskus held CIO roles at Ingersoll-Rand, Timex Corporation, and United Technologies Corporation. Deskus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She serves on the board of directors of East West Bank and Cognizant.