James M. Carwana is a vice president at Intel Capital and general manager of the Intel Sports organization at Intel Corporation. He leads Intelís efforts to pioneer the digitization of sports through powerful new technologies that enable fans to experience sporting events in highly personalized ways. Carwana and his team have launched multiple business relationships to deploy immersive technologies with major global sporting leagues.
A proven business strategist, Carwana served as technical assistant and strategic program manager to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich before joining Intel Capital in 2016. He spent his first several years at Intel in the Accelerated Leadership Program, a development initiative that exposes associates to diverse Intel businesses. Carwana served first as a strategic planner in the Mobile Communications Group, where he worked on Intelģ Atomģ processor-based platforms for the tablet segment. Subsequently, he moved to strategic business development supporting Intelís engagement with Google, with a focus on autonomous car platforms and Chromebook segments; then to Intelís software-defined networking division, where he contributed to solution-based product strategy for telecom service providers.
Before joining Intel in 2013, Carwana spent seven years at Newport Media Inc., culminating in his role as principal engineer. He helped define the companyís mobile broadcast products for Japan and Latin America, then led the engineering team through product design, manufacturing and sales.
Carwana holds bachelorís and masterís degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned an MBA degree from UCLAís Anderson School of Management, where he was named a Harold M. Williams Fellow. He has been granted two patents in the field of chip architecture. His leadership of Intel Sports was recognized in 2017 by SportsBusiness Journal, which named Intel the Best in Sports Technology winner at its annual Sports Business Awards