WiC Radio & Intel: Betting Big on Your Career

Join Women in Comms and Intel 5G General Manager Caroline Chan tomorrow at noon EST for a live radio show chat on professional and technological risk taking.

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms

December 15, 2016

2 Min Read
WiC Radio & Intel: Betting Big on Your Career

Focusing on technologies like mobile edge computing, heterogenous networking and alternative spectrums may have seen like gambles as recently as five years ago, but part of building a successful career path means betting on where the industry is going next (or skating to where the puck is going, to cite the oft-quoted Wayne Gretzky.)

This is advice that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC)'s Caroline Chan lives by, and it's clear from her career that it's paid off. Chan is the general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel where she is responsible for driving the chip giant's global network infrastructure strategy and deliverables for 5G -- so essentially mapping out the future of connectivity around the world.

Chan is right in heart of a number of technologies such as the Internet of Things, virtualized RAN, mini Cloud RAN and mobile edge computing, that are driving our industry. Getting to this point has required her to take educated, calculated risks around technologies, as well as to make smart professional moves in her career. It's led her to believe that the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.

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Join Women in Comms tomorrow at noon EST/9 a.m. PST for a live radio chat with Chan, where she will share more of her personal story with us, including the risks she took -- both professionally and technologically including the ones that paid off and those that didn't -- as well as share advice on how to structure your own career to make smart bets, mitigate against risk and keep moving up.

She will also leave plenty of time to answer your questions live on the air and on the message boards afterwards. To join us tomorrow, register right here. We look forward to chatting with you tomorrow at noon EST/9 a.m. PST right here on Women in Comms!

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About the Author(s)

Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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