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Expert in Business Intelligence/Analytics, Business Process Optimization, IT Change Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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As part of his academic research as well as commercial product development, he has developed a handful of different array processors for application areas ranging from image processing and generation to signal and matrix processors. To enable this development he has extensive knowledge of the research literature of different array processor architectures. And as an excellent communicator, he can bring up to speed the novice as well as the expert.

array processor

He was the main performance architect for five generations of cache and memory controllers for the Intel Pentium and Pentium Pro chipsets. During this period, he developed a cache/memory simulator to help in design evaluations and performance optimizations. This system was used in a production environment.


Since 1992, he has been involved in commercial product design of personal computer processors, chipsets, graphics controllers, and I/O processors. He is the inventor of Intel's Observation Architecture, a diagnostics processor for the PC platform. His experience includes cost constrained consumer devices such as XBox, and PS-3, high-volume desktop and laptop chipsets and GPUs, and high-performance server chipsets and processors. As principal architect on many of these projects he has extensive experience in communicating and validating the architecture spec to/with the design team.

computer architecture


computer engineering


computer processor architecture


personal computer architecture

As part of his computer architecture design exploration research he has developed several large scale concurrent databases, simulators, and data analysis systems. More recently, he has moved on to MPI-based concurrent systems, and is working with MPI libraries such as PETSc and Trilinos for high-performance computing for finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics applications.

concurrent software

As part of the Stillwater Supercomputing product development research, he is the principal architect for a new parallel architecture optimized for computational science. To develop this new architecture, the history and implementations of wide spectrum of parallel machines was evaluated; ranging from MasPar and Thinking Machines CM-1, CM-2 SIMD machines, and Thinking Machines CM-5 cluster architecture, and the more modern Cray XT and IBM Blue Gene architectures. Also, as a performance architect on NVIDIA Tesla, he is intimately familiar with parallel graphics processing units as well.

parallel computer architecture


parallel computer processing


parallel processing

As the primary performance architect on the Intel Pentium and Pentium Pro desktop chipsets, as well as the NVIDIA nForce chipsets he drove the performance estimation and validation methodologies for these programs. He also managed a platform performance engineering team at Intel that was charted with performance characterization and optimization of chip sets and graphics controllers. He was also the principal performance architect on Intel's Pentium III x86 processor and Accelerated Graphics Port bus architecture and developed a performance characterization and estimation methodology for interactive graphical applications. Similarly, he developed such systems for the 3dfx OpenGL software stack, and for NVIDIA chipsets and GPUs.


To create innovative micro-architectures for his role as computer architect at Intel, 3dfx, and NVIDIA, he has developed many computer models of future products. This modeling expertise is essential to properly plan and execute new product development for electronic products. The architecture model allows for rapid design exploration, quickly identifying the best overall structure of the new machine. Once the basic architecture is agreed on, the architecture model acts as a gold standard for the implementation, and presents an executable spec for validation and verification. Having build more than a dozen such systems, he is uniquely qualified to help organizations set up and deliver world class research and development processes.

research and development


technology innovation

For seven years, he was involved in fundamental research in design automation for systolic architecture, with several papers published and doctoral research completed. As part of this research he built two different design systems for systolic architectures that started from an algorithmic description and automatically generated a working multi-chip systolic machine. Due to this research, he has deep knowledge of the literature and history of Systolic Algorithms. Having built two physical systolic chips and worked on Warp and iWarp, he has a first hand appreciation of the successes and failures of this class of algorithms and machines.

systolic architecture

As CEO and founder of Expert's Firm he has brought together a collection of companies and partners to develop and market a new platform for computational science. This platform is used in Europe, US, China, India, and Korea in environments as diverse as logistics, energy, and education.

business development

The core product of Stillwater Supercomputing, the company that he has founded in 2006, is a Platform as a Service for business intelligence. This PaaS allows internal IT organizations and Stillwater partners to build advanced business intelligence applications that implement business process optimization through advanced business analytics.

business intelligence

As CEO of Expert's Firm Expert is driving his team to leverage quantitative metrics to manage the business. We are using deep analytical metrics and compare these to industry standards as well as optimization models to identify new sources of business process innovation and margin.

business analysis

As CEO and Founder of Stillwater Supercomputing, an innovator in advanced business analytics, Expert is responsible for not only the internal business processes to guide Stillwater, but also its customers. Since Stillwater's main product is a business analytics solution that resides in the cloud, new customers typically require active change management to take advantage of the cost benefits of using cloud computing for day to day operations.

business process management

Expert founded Stillwater Supercomputing and has direct experience in fund raising, pitching to professional investors, identifying and courting corporate investors and strategic partners.

business startup

The core technology of Stillwater is a BI Platform-as-a-Service that offers competitive benchmarking to its clients. The advanced business analytics services allow a customer to compare their internal performance to that of industry standards.

competitive benchmarking

As CEO of Expert's Firm, Expert is constantly evaluating new competitive threads and technology innovations. This competitive intelligence is essential for a start-up to survive since a start-up's core value proposition is that of differentiation. One can only communicate this differentiation through thorough competitive analysis.

competitive intelligence

Expert directs the development of a new and unique BI Platform-as-a-Service that leverages high performance computing to support international consultancies and Fortune-500 companies. In this role, he is a thought leader in computer software technology innovation as defined by the emerging cloud computing concepts.

computer software technology innovation

A fundamental technology that is being developed at Stillwater is a specialized semiconductor device optimized for knowledge discovery and data mining. KDD is essential for advanced business analytics and Stillwater is unique in this offering. Expert is the principal innovator to build information retrieval algorithms directly in hardware and offer this electronic product as a business process improvement to customers.

electrical product research and development


electronic product technology innovation


electronics research and development


high-performance computing


information retrieval

Expert is the founder of Expert's Firm and has complete deep market research to establish Stillwater as a cloud computing innovator.

market research

The Platform-as-a-Service that Stillwater is developing is build as a massively parallel computing system that can run in on-premise clusters as well as geographically distributed computing grids.

massively parallel computer system

Expert is driving continuous new product development at Expert's Firm, a startup that designs and markets a Platform-as-a-Service for advanced business intelligence applications.

new product development management

The Stillwater Platform-as-a-Service for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining encapsulates advanced parallel algorithms such as map-reduce as well as sparse matrix solvers and optimization algorithms. Expert is the principal investigator of these advanced algorithms and how they behave in real world applications. Furthermore, Expert has global recognition and can pull together thought leaders in parallel algorithm research at an international level.

parallel algorithm

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  Hayward, California;  and Reno, Nevada.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1992   Ph.D.   Electrical Engineering   Yale University  
1987   MS   Electrical Engineering   Delft University of Technology   cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to




Executive Staff




Expert is responsible for fund raising, strategic planning and execution for Stillwater Supercomputing's core business; a business intelligence platform for business process optimization and advanced analytics. Stillwater is a global organization with teams in the USA, Europe, India, and China.

2000 to 2006


NVIDIA Corporation


GPU Division


Graphics and Systems Architect


Chipset development and validation gpu development and validation architecture validation performance validation design automation development and methodology

1998 to 2000


3dfx Interactive, Inc.



Principal Engineer


GPU microarchitecture development

1992 to 1998


Intel Corporation



Senior Architect


PCI chipsets, Pentium III micro-architecture, AGP definition, and AGP chipsets, Observation Architecture, Platform performance engineering, and i740 GPU development.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert belongs to the IEEE and SIAM

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 5 publications, and 3 patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - www.zettaflops.org  
 - IEEE Physics and Computation Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Systolic Arrays, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is a consultant for DeMatteo Monness, a boutique primary research firm and full-service broker-dealer, and advices hedge fund managers, professional investors, and CEOs on semiconductor technology, cloud computing, and high performance computing in business intelligence.
  • Expert is an advisor to the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation on matters of supercomputing technology and business process optimization of computer aided engineering workflows.
  • Expert is a consultant for a Chinese Cloud Provider with operations in China, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, and Korea regarding cloud computing technology and hardware technology road maps of HP, IBM, Intel, and AMD as well as the emerging smart client technologies.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2008 to   China   Expert is working with a collective of Chinese companies to build a health care application for rural China.
2006 to   Europe   Expert is part of a consortium of research groups in France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden working on a new platform for science and engineering education.
2009 to   India   Expert is working with a post production company to provide high performance cloud computing solutions to Bollywood film productions.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Dutch   native
German   Expert has a working proficiency in German.

Market Research:
Expert and business leader in the cloud computing, utility computing, and clean energy/smart grid technologies.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has developed training and operational systems to teach and execute advanced techniques in performance modeling and architecture validation. Expert was also instrumental in driving innovation processes and associated material as part of the definition of new product development processes at 3dfx Interactive.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Business development and partnership development for Stillwater, a global organization with suppliers and vendors in all geographies, Americas, Europe, Middle East, and emerging markets in China, India, Brazil, and Russia.

Other Skills and Services

Organizational structures for effective innovation Managing high-productivity geographically distributed teams


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