Title: Keynote Talk Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time:  8:50am - 9:20am

Dr. Suresh Gopalakrishnan is the corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business. He is responsible for driving the end-to-end business execution of AMD server solutions worldwide. Under his leadership, AMD is pursuing a server strategy that leverages AMD’s broad IP portfolio to deliver disruptive products for the virtualized datacenter, software defined storage, high performance data analytics and IoT infrastructure.

Prior to joining the company in June 2012, Dr. Gopalakrishnan served as vice president of engineering at Extreme Networks, a leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center, and mobile networks. During his tenure at Extreme Networks, Dr. Gopalakrishnan was also vice president of marketing and product management, as well as general manager of multiple business units. He has led large product teams that have defined and delivered Ethernet switching systems to enterprise, data center and carrier markets. He also has a strong semiconductor background in designing and leading teams that delivered CPUs, workstation chipsets, digital signal processors, and networking ASICs.

Prior to Extreme Networks, Dr. Gopalakrishnan held a variety of leadership positions at Riverstone Networks/Cabletron Systems, ZSP Corporation, Sun Microsystems and HP. Dr. Gopalakrishnan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho and has completed the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.