Myron Slota, President – IBM

Myron Slota has over thirty years in technology that started with silicon development and completed three technology generations.  Afterwards, he accepted positions on several OEM company initiatives to develop a business transition plan from a captive technology supplier in optoelectronics, memory and ASICs.

In the second half of his career, Mr. Slota accepted a position in Power microprocessor development where he led teams responsible for delivering the cache, memory controller, fabric bus, pervasive, and processor IO designs.  He also led teams in the bring-up and debug of the microprocessor to ensure general availability.  Afterwards, Mr. Slota managed the system design and development team.

Mr. Slota recently accepted the role to grow the Power ecosystem through several initiatives that included the OpenPOWER Foundation and establishing system design enablement.  He now holds an executive program management role in establishing new business partners and opportunities.

He holds a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

Zvonimir Z. Bandić, Chair – Western Digital Corporation

Zvonimir Z. Bandić is the Research Staff Member and Senior Director of Next Generation Platform Technologies in a Western Digital Corporation in San Jose, California. He received his BS in electrical engineering in 1994 from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and his MS (1995) and PhD (1999) in applied physics from Caltech, Pasadena, in the field of novel electronic devices based on wide bandgap semiconductors. He is currently focusing on both NAND and emerging Non-Volatile Memories (PCM, ReRAM, MRAM) applications for data center storage and computing, including CPU, memory, networking, storage and machine learning. He has been awarded over 50 patents in the fields of solid state electronics, solid state disk controller technology, security architecture and storage systems and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers.

Gilad Shainer, Director – Mellanox

Cilad Shainer has served as Mellanox’s Vice President of Marketing since March 2013.  Previously, Mr. Shainer was Mellanox’s Vice President of Marketing Development from March 2012 to March 2013.  Mr. Shainer joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and later served in senior marketing management roles between July 2005 and February 2012.  Mr. Shainer holds several patients in the field of high-speed networking and contributed to the PCI-SIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Gilad Shainer holds a MSc degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a BSc degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

Gaurav Singh, Director – Xilinx

Gaurav Singh is VP Architecture and Verification for all products at Xilinx. Gaurav has served in engineering, management and strategic roles in his career. He started his career as a circuit and logic designer on the K6 microprocessor and part of the verification team on Opteron design. He then built switch fabrics and L2/L3 switches at RMI and then architected and built the MIPS CPU that eventually became the XLP processor. Prior to Xilinx he was VP of Engineering and Product development at APM responsible for the PowerPC and ARM v8 processors. He has a masters’ degree in EE from the University of Southern California.

Allan Cantle – OpenCAPI Consortium Technical Director and Board Advisor

Allan Cantle currently is the CEO of Nallasway, a consulting Company in the area of Distributed, Heterogeneous, High Performance Computing Solutions. Most recently, Allan was CTO of the ISI <spell this out> group in Molex from 2018 to July 2020 after Nallatech was acquired by Molex along with BittWare.  Prior, Allan founded Nallatech where he resided for 25 years and held two positions; CEO from 1993 thru 2005 where he had full P&L responsibility growing Nallatech’s revenue at a 50% CAGR, and, President and Founder from 2006 to 2018 where he was responsible for Nallatech’s Product Roadmap based around solving real application problems with the best heterogeneous computing solutions.