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Intel CEO Bob Swan To Partners: 'You Can Count On Us'

Intel CEO Bob Swan articulated his commitment to the channel, telling solution providers in an opening keynote address at the Intel Partner Connect conference that their innovation in building solutions around Intel technology is critical. WWT's Jason Craig comments.

May 20, 2020 2 minute read

by Dylan Martin, CRN

Intel CEO Bob Swan said channel partners can count on the chip giant as they grapple with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

"Through these very challenging times, you can count on us," Swan told solution providers in a keynote address at the Intel Partner Connect conference that marked the first time in several years that an Intel CEO has appeared at the chipmaker's annual channel partner event. "We understand our responsibility to ensure that we are there for you, so you, in turn, can be there for your customers."

Swan told partners that their innovation in building solutions around Intel technology is critical to the company’s success.

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Jason Craig, chief technology advisor of public sector at World Wide Technology, said the St. Louis-based company's partnership with Intel has accelerated in 2020 because of the need to use AI, edge computing and 5G to capture, process and analyze the growing amount of data coming from all over the world.

That has manifested in new solutions for a mobile edge compute platform to provide Internet access to students in underserved neighborhoods and for a thermal imaging system that can automatically detect people with fever symptoms at various facilities.

"We don't think it will ever be the silver bullet," he said. "We think, like [Swan] said, it's a component of a larger solution, and that's what World Wide brings, [which] is that integration of multiple components."

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