IAN Mission and Vision
At the beginning of 2018, the board held a strategic planning session to begin setting the high level direction that we wanted to pursue to build on our past success and strongly position ourselves for the future. We examined what made us successful to date, the programming/activity/engagement gaps we wanted to fill, and new opportunities to deliver greater value to our members in the future. To that end, we refined and updated our Mission and Vision statements to articulate this new direction.
Revitalizing our connections from Intel through compelling social, educational, and professional programs, both locally and globally online
A vibrant community of Intel alumni engaged in both outstanding local events and global virtual conversations, supported by a sustainable business model
We invite our entire member community to work with us to achieve our vision!
It started small, but given that the idea for an Intel Alumni Network was driven by alumni of Intel, a company known for going big in a very short period of time, the network ramped quickly and has been going strong since 2007.
The first activity was a gathering at a San Jose wine bar where 43 alumni came together to network, followed by a flurry of emails from an array other interested alumni. Soon a website was launched and the Silicon Valley Chapter kicked off our first major networking event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
More events followed and local chapters in Chandler, Folsom, Portland and Malaysia started to meet under the Intel Alumni Network banner. Now we have legal, non-profit status; a solid board of directors; funding from outreach to ex-Intel executives that will secure a strong future; events that often draw 150 or more; a new website that communicates the latest news, events, job opportunities, and more to come.
We are honored to acknowledge the following individuals, recognized leaders in Intel’s history, as our seven Founding Members.
Through the collective support of our Founding Members we are able to invest in developing a new platform that will be a catalyst to ensure long-term sustainability, grow worldwide membership and continue to create new and innovative benefits to serve our members – making IAN “A Great Place to Network!”
Thank you Founding Members for you support and generosity.