Howard G. Wright is an Appointed Vice President of Global Business Development for the Intel Sports Group at Intel Capital. He leads the team responsible for strengthening Intel’s presence as a sports technology company, and for developing new business opportunities related to the immersive experiences enabled by the Intel Sports Group. His team is charged with digitizing and personalizing sports and entertainment in inventive ways to stimulate growth for the business unit. Wright also manages business development teams deployed in strategic locations around the world, where they promote Intel’s efforts and collaborate with major sports leagues and organizations, broadcasters, telecommunications companies and other digital media business partners.
In addition to his business development responsibilities, Wright is an active champion of diversity at Intel, a role that includes advocating for workplace equality and helping to create an inclusive work environment. Earlier at Intel, he served as a vice president in the Platform Engineering Group and the director of business development for the Communication and Devices Group. Before joining Intel in 2015, Wright spent 14 years at Qualcomm Inc., culminating in his role as Senior Vice President of global business development.
Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in Qualitative Economics from Stanford University, where he also played collegiate basketball. After earning his degree, he continued his athletic career by becoming a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, playing with the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks. He was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Wright is active on several national charitable boards, including serving as chairman of the Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center.