Robert M. Szabo – IBM (President of OpenCAPI Consortium)

Robert M. Szabo (Bob) is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Systems group working in the POWER Open Hardware Business Development team.  He has over 40 years of experience in the field of Computer Science.  He has worked for 7 years in the Process Industry, designing process control systems and configuration tools. He has also spent 4 years in the Communications Industry, leading the design of directory assistance operator consoles and evaluating customer requirements. He has also led designs and projects in the Distribution, Transportation,  Education, and Healthcare & Life Sciences industries. In the last ten years, Bob has been focused on creating alliances with global university collaborators.

Bob received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

Sameer Shende, University of Oregon (Director)

Sameer Shende serves as a Research Associate Professor and the Director of the Performance Research Laboratory at the University of Oregon and the President and Director of ParaTools, Inc., ParaTools, SAS, and ParaTools, Ltd. He is the lead developer of the Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (, TAU Performance System, Program Database Toolkit (PDT), and HPCLinux. His research interests include programming models and runtime, scientific software stacks, performance instrumentation, measurement, and analysis tools for HPC. He serves as the Level 4 lead for the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP), in the Programming Models and Runtime (PMR) SDK area at the University of Oregon.

Gaurav Singh, Director – Xilinx (Director)

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.