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Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, told us Krzanich proved in his keynote that he fully understands Intel -- "both its considerable strengths and most significant challenges -- on a deep level."
"Not surprisingly, Intel is bolstering its key consumer and data center solutions and strategies, but with Quark -- its new platform for embedded solutions -- the company is also staking out new ground," King said. "The way ahead won't always be easy -- especially in the highly mobile markets Intel is targeting -- but Krzanich appears to be the right leader at the right time."
Building Smart Cities
In her comments, James highlighted smart cities and customized healthcare as examples of potential applications for technology that can turn computing theories into life-changing realities.
By 2050, 70 percent of the world's population is expected to live in mega-cities, according to James. Developments in semiconductor technology will further advance machine-to-machine data management in smart cities. Intel is partnering with the cities of Dublin and London to build a reference solution that could revolutionize urban management, providing citizens with better cities and improved municipal services with lower costs.
"It's one thing to install computing power in billions of smart objects," James said. "What we're doing is harder -- making powerful computing solutions that turn data to wisdom and search for answers to the world's most complex problems like cancer care. What we've seen so far is just a glimpse of how Intel technology could be used to help heal, educate, empower and sustain the planet."