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Christopher Young

SVP, General Manager at Intel


Christopher Young is senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, Young leads Intel’s security business across hardware and software platforms, including McAfee and Intel’s other security assets, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion. Prior to joining Intel, Young served as senior vice president at Cisco’s Security Business Group.

In this role, he was responsible for strategy, engineering, and product development for the company’s global security business. Before that, Young served as senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development, and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer, and end-user offerings. He also served as senior vice president of products for RSA, the security division of EMC. A recognized security expert, Young speaks regularly at a variety of industry events, such as the RSA Conference, InfoSec, and the Gartner IT Security Summit. He currently sits on the board of directors of Rapid7 and has served on the Princeton University board of trustees.

Young has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine and has received an Achievement Award from the Black Engineer of the Year organization. Young holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.