Anil V. Nanduri is Vice President and General Manager of the Drone Group at Intel Corporation. He has led the Intel drone group since its inception, established the drone group strategy and is responsible for the business and growing opportunities in this segment. Under his leadership, this group provides end-to-end solutions for commercial applications including the Intel Insight platform for drone data analytics and processing, 3D terrain-based mission planning and drone hardware platforms. Additionally, his team has led new usages such as the Drone light shows which have re-imagined the night sky and entertained audiences worldwide. This group also brings new technologies to the ecosystem like indoor location technology, flight controls for Volocopter, and obstacle avoidance solutions and open source platforms for drone developers. He served on the FAA’s Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. Nanduri is one of the most influential leaders in the commercial drone industry and has made keynote presentations and represented in key panels at various marquee events. He also serves on the advisory board of the Commercial UAV Expo Conference and effective June 2018 was appointed as a member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council which reports directly to the NASA Administrator.
During his Intel career, Nanduri has held roles from chip design, platform enabling and marketing. Prior to his current role, he was most recently responsible for new business opportunities for Intel® RealSense™ technology bringing it to applications in robotics, drones, PCs and tablets. He also served as Chief of Staff to Intel’s PC Client Group, which was generating $32B in revenue. From 2008 to 2010, Nanduri led the growth of netbooks, included establishing a completely new category of companion devices, generating over $1B in revenue. Nanduri initially joined Intel in 1997 as a design engineer.