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Kirk Skaugen

Executive Vice President and President, Data Center Group

Kirk Skaugen joined Lenovo in 2016 as Executive Vice President and President of the Data Center Group, overseeing Lenovo's fast-growing enterprise business worldwide.
An industry veteran, Mr. Skaugen spent 24 years at Intel where he held a variety of leadership positions. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, where he oversaw chipsets for PC, tablet, smartphone, and phablet platforms, along with new Ultrabook and 2-in-1 devices.
Before this role, he led Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems and Data Center groups.
Mr. Skaugen holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

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