Gilad is the Vice President-Marketing at Mellanox Technologies and also the Chairman of HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC). Gilad Shainer is an HPC evangelist that focuses on high-performance computing, high-speed interconnects, leading-edge technologies and performance characterizations. He serves as a board member in the OpenPOWER, CCIX, OpenCAPI and UCF organizations, a member of IBTA and contributor to the PCISIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Mr. Shainer holds multiple patents in the field of high-speed networking. He is also a recipient of 2015 R&D100 award for his contribution to the CORE-Direct collective offload technology. Mr. Shainer holds an M.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology. He also holds patents in the field of high-speed networking.