Kate Burleigh is passionate about the potential for technology to vastly improve how we live, work, and play in our increasingly connected world, and is at the forefront of innovations to bring this to life.
As Managing Director of Intel Australia/New Zealand, Burleigh is responsible for the overall leadership and management of all facets of the business and is committed to ensuring the company adds value to customers and to its more than 4,000 partners. This covers sales, marketing, operations and policy, across everything from personal computing and the cloud to big data solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Burleigh took on the role at a time when the market was tough, responding to the challenge with gusto and delivering a solid strategy that helped Intel navigate the rough waters and refocus on innovation. She worked across public relations, marketing, sales and product management before taking on the managing director role in 2012.
She has been with Intel for 20 years and says that agility and adaptability – along with great mentors – have been key to her rapid rise up the corporate ladder.
"I have learned that the one constant is change, and your ability to adapt to change – or ideally to drive change – is the only sure path to achieving growth"
“I have learned that the one constant is change, and your ability to adapt to change – or ideally to drive change – is the only sure path to achieving growth,” Burleigh says.
Burleigh is a strong advocate for smart government policy and industry leadership on technology to build Australia’s innovation economy, and a passionate voice for boosting the nation’s capabilities through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and creative education.
She is currently focused on leading Intel to harness the potential of IoT as a strategic path to cutting-edge innovation.
“IoT is still in formative stages and Australia has an opportunity to lead in the application and delivery of smart implementations. We need to ensure the next generation is skilled up with the right technical and design thinking smarts to really exploit this opportunity."
2016 Alumni Awards Winner Kate Burleigh
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