Principal Engineer Xilinx Research
Over 20 years industry experience in FPGA and board-level design and networking. Main areas of interest include data centers, high-level synthesis tools, high-speed network processing on FPGAs (100Gbps and beyond).
Dr. John Glossner is President of the HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation and CEO of Optimum Semiconductor Technologies, Inc. dba General Processor Technologies, the US division of China-based Wuxi DSP. Prior to joining Wuxi DSP, Dr. Glossner co-founded Sandbridge Technologies and served as EVP & CTO. Prior to Sandbridge, he managed both technical and business activities in DSP and Broadband Communications at IBM and Lucent/Motorola’s Starcore. He is also an associate professor at Daniel Webster College and chairs the department of Computer Science. Dr. Glossner received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from TU Delft in the Netherlands, M.S. degrees in E.E. and Eng. Mgt. from NTU, and holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Penn State. John has more than 120 publications and 36 issued patents.
Nikos Zervas is the CEO of CAST Inc, where he previously served as a COO, and VP of Marketing and Engineering. Prior to working at CAST, Nikos co-founded Alma Technologies, and served as Chairman and CEO for nine years. Under his leadership Alma Technologies bootstrapped to become a reputable IP provider, developing cutting edge image and video compression cores and solutions. Nikos served on the board of the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association from 2009 until 2013, where he was responsible for strategic planning. He is also senior IEEE member since 2011, and a member of the Technical Chambers of Greece. Nikos received a BA and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Patras Greece, in 1997 and 2003 respectively.