Gilad Shainer serves as senior vice president of marketing for Mellanox networking at NVIDIA, focusing on high performance computing, AI and InfiniBand technology. Gilad joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and has served in senior marketing management roles since 2005. He serves as the chairman of the HPC-AI Advisory Council organization, the president of the UCF and CCIX consortiums, a member of IBTA and a contributor to the PCISIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Gilad holds multiple patents in the field of high-speed networking. He is a recipient of the 2015 R&D100 award for his contribution to the CORE-Direct In-Network Computing technology and the 2019 R&D100 award for his contribution to the Unified Communication X (UCX) technology. Gilad holds an Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.