It seems that Intel is quite aggressive with the recruitment device (or I must say "Odyssey") for the visual technology team. Following the poaching of Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Coduri, Intel seems to have "convinced" Tom Petersen one of NVIDIA's most famous (former) factions to change countries. Since 2005 he has been working as a director of technical marketing.
Tom was popular among journalists and enthusiasts for his temper, and his retirement from NVIDIA was not entirely expected. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked at IBM and Motorola as a CPU designer in the PowerPC team, as well as at Broadcom's engineering director for one of their built-in quad-core chips.
Today was my last day as an employee of NVIDIA. I will miss it. They carried me through difficult times, and I am forever grateful. Tom Peterson was the man who cleared up every mess of NVIDIA's marketing team, based on the Maxwell GTX 970 fiasco-based async, computing the drama that the team is pursuing green when DirectX12 was first introduced into AotS . He was also the guy who was usually involved in press talks before the launch, and he also replied to many criticism after his release.
Before Koduri and Petersen, Intel also brought a bunch of other veterans aboard his discreet Xe GPU . team. Among them are AMD's former head of global product marketing, Chris Hook, Jim Keller and Darren McPhee, both playing leading roles at AMD during the day.
As HotHardware points out, it was not yet official, but it is quite certain that Tom Petersen will join Intel's visual technology team to bring the Xe chips.