Naveen Rao

Vice President & General Manager, Artificial Intelligence Products Group

Fascinated by synthetic and biological computation as a kid, Naveen Rao trained and worked as both a computer architect and neuroscientist. Rao was the CEO and cofounder of Nervana, which was acquired by Intel in August 2016. He now leads the AI Products Group as VP/GM and strongly believes that it is in Intel AI’s DNA to bring together engineering disciplines and neural computational paradigms to make machines smarter.


  • Architecture
  • Computer Vision
  • Neuromorphic
  • Neuroscience
  • Reinforcement Learning (RL)