Director, Business Development, Olympic Program Office, Intel
Indira Negi is the Director of Business Development in Intel's Olympic Program Office, where her focus is on building partnerships with other Technology Sponsors of the Olympic Games across the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, 5G wireless, Processors, Sport Performance Platforms and Drones.
She joined Intel in 2010 and worked on sensors for wearables. She was the primary inventor of the Lionheart invention (SMS Audio Biosport) at Intel, a set of earbuds that measure the heart rate from the ear while listening to music. Lionheart was the first wearable device shipped by Intel, and received Wired Magazine best of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, and two CES 2015 awards.
Indira then managed the sensors group for 3 years designing and validating sensors for multiple smartwatches in 2017 like the Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch and New Balance RunIQ which won World-Editor's Pick at CES 2017, as well as CES 2017 Wearable Tech Award. She regularly consults for Intel Capital as a subject matter expert on sensors and sports, performing due-diligence on companies being evaluated for Intel investments or acquisition deals in the consumer electronics, health or sports performance space.
Indira completed her Masters in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, with a graduate thesis on Biosensors. She is a co-inventor on nine filed patent applications in the field of consumer electronics and sensors. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband and their three huskies.