Fred Weber is well known for his ten years of leadership at AMD, where he served as Chief Technical Officer and Corporate Vice President, as well as Vice President of Design. He led AMD to greater prominence in the industry, and was named one of the 25 most influential CTOs by InfoWorld Magazine. Two years into his tenure as CTO, AMD unveiled the industry’s first x86-compatible 64-bit processors, the Opteron and Athlon 64. Fred led the design of AMD’s first 64-bit processor.
Weber currently serves on the board and as an advisor for Lattice Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics, Netspeed Systems, and others. He co-founded MetaRAM, Inc. and was a member of the founding team of Kendall Square Research, an early leader in the development of memory systems, CPU, and multiprocessor verification. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, studied Physics and Systems Engineering at Harvard University, and received BS in Physics.
Dr. Lauk is a prominent business leader who successfully led five companies and is currently President at Globe CP GmbH and Globe Capital Partners LLC. He is on the boards of Magna International Inc. and Fortemedia Inc.
Dr. Lauk was previously Vice President at the Boston Consulting Group, a CEO at Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH, deputy CEO and CFO of Audi AG, CFO at VEBA AG (today E.ON SE), and Member of the Board of Management of Truck Division at DaimlerChrysler. He also serves as a Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and is an honorary professor at the European Business School in Reichartshausen, Germany.
Dr. Lauk earned a graduate degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, an MBA from Stanford, and a doctorate in international politics from the University of Kiel.
He was a Member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2009 where he was on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and the Foreign and Security Affairs Committee. He was President of the Economic Council to the Christian Democratic Party from 2000-2015, and at this capacity he advised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for 15 years.
Steve Furber is the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He received his B.A. degree in Mathematics in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Aerodynamics in 1980 from the University of Cambridge, England. From 1981 to 1990 he worked in the hardware development group within the R&D department at Acorn Computers Ltd, and was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor, both of which earned Acorn Computers a Queen’s Award for Technology. Upon moving to the University of Manchester in 1990 he established the Amulet research group which has interests in asynchronous logic design and power-efficient computing, and which merged with the Parallel Architectures and Languages group in 2000 to form the Advanced Processor Technologies group. From 2003 to 2008 the APT group was supported by an EPSRC Portfolio Partnership Award.
Marian has over twenty years of business experience, having worked in different marketing, product management and strategy roles with fast growing technology businesses in Europe and United States. He is European Director at Startup Grind, world’s largest organisation for entrepreneurs, based in 120 countries.
He is Founding Partner at IPM Growth, a venture capital company that invests in high growth companies from Central and Eastern Europe with world class technologies.
Melvin Cordova, a veteran and proven executive in the defense and intelligence technology industry, carries the appropriate security clearances and serve as the official contact for federal customers looking to leverage Tachyum’s Prodigy Universal Processor for their demanding HPC, artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. With more than 30 years of experience leading military and intelligence innovation, managing critical programs, and building consensus within the defense and intelligence industries, Cordova specializes in providing operational advisory services to technology companies doing business with the Department of Defense and intelligence community organizations. His focus is on identifying emerging threats and managing the velocity and complexity of technology innovation for high-stakes environments to counter those threats.
Cordova served 22 years on active duty in the United States Navy, in the fields of electricity, electronics, and interior communications. Among his professional experience, he served eight-years as a GG-15 at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), in roles that include; Secretariat for the Innovation Advisory Board, Office of the Deputy Director; Senior Program Manager for the Technology Action Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, DIA, addressing the most difficult problems of IT, Analysis, MASINT, and HUMINT. Cordova led DoD’s investments in In-Q-Tel’s (CIA’s Venture Capital arm) portfolio companies, managed DIA participation in military exercises and led the transition of several important technologies to fully qualified operational use. These efforts earned him recognition from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for his collaboration and leadership. Cordova also served 3-1/2 years in the Defense HUMINT Management Office, Technology Tradecraft Office, as senior program manager, deputy chief and acting chief. He also served as Chief of the DIA Contracting Office in Baghdad, Iraq, providing oversight for all Iraq Survey Group contracts.
LTG(R) Richard Zahner
Lieutenant General (Retired) Richard Zahner brings extensive leadership experience and knowledge of intelligence operations that support the company’s efforts in providing strategic value to the military and defense communities.
LTG(R) Zahner is a career military intelligence officer with extensive leadership experience in intelligence operations at the Combatant Command, Operational Theater and National Security Agency levels. He also directed critical institutional modernization initiatives of both intelligence and cyber forces for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army.
During a 36-year career, LTG(R) Zahner’s diverse assignments included service in Airborne, Special Operations, Special Mission and Heavy ground forces. He also served as the Director of Signals Intelligence, National Security Agency and as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence and War-fighting Support). Since retirement, LTG(R) Zahner has advised OSD (OUSDI) on cyber policy and Joint Intelligence Centers; served on a number of NSA Advisory Board panels and DARPA- sponsored innovation initiatives; and supported develop of hybrid airship technology for persistent intelligence and Multi-Domain Operations support.
“Prodigy’s unique attributes set the conditions to create a computing architecture fully aligned with the operational and strategic imperatives of our national strategy.”