Karen Walker

Karen Walker

Senior Vice President Chief Marketing Officer at Intel Corporation

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Karen Walker's Executive Work History

Board Member,
Board Member
Eli Lilly and Company DEF 14A on 03/18/2022
Eli Lilly and Company
Senior Vice President Chief Marketing Officer,
Senior Vice President Chief Marketing Officer
Equilar on 03/02/2022
Intel Corporation
Board Member,
Board Member
Sprout Social, Inc. DEF 14A on 04/08/2022
Sprout Social, Inc.
Equilar on 08/02/2022
Salvation Army Silicon Valley
Board Member,
Board Member
Equilar on 01/03/2023
Association of National Advertisers
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B.A., Loughborough University
B.S., Loughborough University

Karen Walker's Biography

Karen M. Walker is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for building and strengthening Intel’s brand, supporting growth strategies, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and increasing demand for Intel’s products and solutions globally. Walker has over 20 years of experience scaling for growth and global expansion. Prior to joining Intel in 2019, she served as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Cisco, where she led a complete transformation of the marketing function to become a leader in real-time marketing and communications. She also served as a key leader in Cisco’s transformation to a hybrid business model selling hardware, services, software as a service (SaaS) and software. As CMO, Walker invested in the newest marketing technologies to build a multi-award-winning tech stack, creating a world-class digital marketing infrastructure. Through her leadership, Cisco transformed the marketing function from a cost center to a revenue-generating engine. Walker also led as Cisco’s brand value increased 16% in three years to $34.6 billion, ranking No. 15 on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands list. Walker’s 20-plus years in the IT industry have included senior field and marketing leadership roles in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. Walker excelled in her various roles at Cisco prior to CMO, starting as global vice president of Services Marketing, growing to take on Segments and Partners, and then finally becoming senior vice president of Go-to-Market. She joined Cisco from Hewlett-Packard, where she held both business and consumer leadership positions. She is widely recognized as an industry authority on both technology and marketing topics. In 2017 and 2019, she was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential CMOs in the World by Forbes. She also serves as a board member of Eli Lilly, Sprout Social and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Walker holds a bachelor’s degree with joint honors in chemistry and business studies from Loughborough University in England, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of Sunderland in 2018. Tags Executive Leadership About Intel Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com. © Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Source: Intel Corporation on 01/10/2023


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John S. Schoenstein
Chief Revenue Officer, Sprout Social, Inc.
Robert Liodice
Chief Executive Officer, Association of National Advertisers
Gregory Wright
GENERAL COUNSEL, Association of National Advertisers
Bill Duggan
Group Executive Vice President, Association of National Advertisers
Pamela Forbus
Board Member, Association of National Advertisers
Michael B Mason
EVP & Pres., Lilly Diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company
Anat Ashkenazi
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
Justyn Howard
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sprout Social, Inc.
Michelle Johnston Holthaus
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Client Computing Group, Intel Corporation
Brent Conran
Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Security Officer, Intel Corporation