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Gilad Shainer – Vice President of Marketing Development

Gilad focuses on high-performance computing, high-speed interconnects, leading-edge technologies and performance characterizations. Mr. Shainer holds an M.Sc. degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a B.Sc. degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He is a member and contributor in the PCISIG, IBTA, Open Fabrics and Open MPI organizations. Mr. Shainer serves as the chairman of the HPC Advisory Council since May 2008, a leading world-wide high performance computing organization.


Michael Kagan – Chief Technology Officer

Michael Kagan is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as CTO since January 2009. Previously, Mr. Kagan served as vice president of architecture from May 1999 to December 2008. From August 1983 to April 1999, Mr. Kagan held a number of architecture and design positions at Intel Corporation. While at Intel Corporation, between March 1993 and June 1996, Mr. Kagan managed Pentium MMX design, and from July 1996 to April 1999, he managed the architecture team of the Basic PC product group. Mr. Kagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.


Scot Schultz – Director, HPC and Technical Computing

Scot Schultz is a HPC technology specialist with broad knowledge in operating systems, high speed interconnects and processor technologies.  Joining the Mellanox team in March 2013 as Director of HPC and Technical Computing, Schultz is 25-year veteran of the computing industry.  Prior to joining Mellanox, he spent the past 17 years at AMD in various engineering and leadership roles, most recently in strategic HPC technology ecosystem enablement.  Scot was also instrumental with the growth and development of the Open Fabrics Alliance as co-chair of the board of directors. Scot currently maintains his role as Director of Educational Outreach, founding member of the HPC Advisory Council and of various other industry organizations.


Pak Lui – Application Performance Manager

Pak Lui is the Applications Performance Manager at Mellanox Technologies, responsible for managing the application performance, application characterization, profiling and testing. His main focus is to optimize HPC applications on products, explore new technologies and solutions and their effect on real workloads. Pak has been working in the HPC industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining Mellanox Technologies, Pak worked as a Cluster Engineer, responsible for building and testing HPC cluster configurations from different OEMs and ISVs. Pak also worked at Sun Microsystems for over 7 years in their High Performance Computing (HPC) group. He worked as a Software Engineer on Sun’s own MPI implementation (Sun HPC ClusterTools) as well as Open MPI, and contributed code and performed scalability analysis with MPI applications on large clusters and SMPs. Pak holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Boston University in the United States.


Ran Almog – Senior Manager, Ethernet Products

Since 2011 has served as Sr. Product Manager for Ethernet Products. Prior to joining Mellanox, Ran worked at Nokia Siemens Networks as a solution sales and marketing specialist for the packet networks business unit. Ran holds a BSc. In Electrical Engineering and Computer Cciences from the University of Tel Aviv.




Eyal Gutkind – Senior Manager, Enterprise Market Development

Eyal Gutkind is a Senior Manager, Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies focusing on Web 2.0 and Big Data applications. Eyal held several engineering and management roles at Mellanox Technologies over the last 12 years. Eyal Gutkind holds a BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel and MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, in North Carolina.



Richard Graham – Senior Solutions Architect, Software

Dr. Richard Graham is a Senior Solutions Architect at Mellanox Technologies, Inc. His primary focus is on the High Performance Computing market, working on OFED and communication middleware architecture issues, as they relate to extreme-scale computing. Prior to moving to Mellanox, Rich spent thirteen years at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in computer science technical and administrative roles, with a technical focus on communication libraries and application analysis tools. He was cofounder of the Open MPI collaboration, chairman of the MPI 3.0 standardization efforts.








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