Asha Keddy has 25+ years of experience at Intel as a technology futurist and patent-holder, building enterprise systems and defining policies to transform working and living environments. A pivotal force in leading the creation of the entire multi-trillion 5G market opportunity for integration and execution by Intel using incubation efforts, product development, industry forums, standards creation, ecosystem enablement, and policy governance.
Building on her experience as Intel’s 5G exec sponsor, she currently serves as Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Intel’s Next Generation Systems & Standards. In this role, Keddy leads global efforts to build the next generation of distributed intelligence and advanced connectivity including 6G, Wi-Fi evolutions thus empowering the creation of transformative and sustainable opportunities beyond Intel’s current playbook.
Keddy is a highly networked industry thought leader, and a global spokesperson providing insights to government agencies, the media, analysts, academia, and investors. She has served as a representative before Congress and international government agencies including testimonies to the senate on 5G.
She is an fervent advocate for women and minorities in technology. Residing in Portland, Oregon, Asha is an avid enthusiast for sustainability and the great outdoors. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time in nature with her family.
In a recent conversation, she spoke about the organization's impact saying: "WomenTech Network's mission is important for so many reasons, and what resonates with me most is that it helps women see themselves working in a tech field they may never have considered before. By providing access to learning resources, networking, and career growth opportunities - WomenTech Network gives women in tech the tools and techniques they need to succeed in our 21st-century workforce."
In addition to her commitment to diversity, Asha is also passionate about technology innovation and the role it plays in solving global challenges. She is currently working on several initiatives to bring Intel’s latest innovations to market, including 5G, AI, and edge computing. “I am particularly excited about the opportunities for technology to improve our lives in the years ahead,” she said. “I believe we are on the cusp of some incredible breakthroughs in areas like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and 6G that will change the world as we know it. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
WomenTech Network, Founder & CEO at Anna Radulovski said: "Asha is a true pioneer in the tech industry, and we are thrilled to have her on our Advisory Board. It's a true privilege to have her on board. With her wealth of experience and insights, she will be a valuable asset as we continue working towards our mission of empowering women in technology."
"The tech industry is changing rapidly and it’s more important than ever for women to have a seat at the table," said Keddy. "I’m excited to join the WomenTech Network and share my insights and expertise with women in technology from across the globe."
As a WomenTech Network Advisor, Asha will help the organization achieve its mission to increase the number of women in technology careers. She will do this by sharing her expertise and insights, connecting women with opportunities, and helping to create a more inclusive culture in the tech industry.
About WomenTech Network:
WomenTech Network is one of the world's largest communities with more than 70,000 members for women in tech with more than 6000 ambassadors representing 172 countries.
The Network’s mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated women in tech through leadership development, professional growth, mentorship, and networking events to make a difference by building impactful and inclusive technology, while introducing them to like-minded people, inspiring speakers and opportunities at leading companies and innovative startups that aim to create diverse teams and a culture of belonging.