Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sun Microsystems
With more than 20 years experience in the technology industry, Greg Papadopoulos, 44, is responsible for managing Sun's technology and architecture, standards, the Science Office, global engineering architecture, and associated advanced development programs. He also provides leadership and consistency for hardware and software architectures across Sun.
During his tenure with Sun, Papadopoulos has held several positions, including vice president of technology and advanced development for the company's systems business, chief scientist for server systems engineering and chief scientist for enterprise servers and storage.
Before joining Sun in 1994, Papadopoulos was senior architect and director of product strategy for Thinking Machines. He also was an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he conducted research in scalable systems, multithreaded/dataflow processor architecture, functional and declarative languages, and fault-tolerant computing. Papadopoulos also worked as a development engineer at Hewlett-Packard and Honeywell and co-founded three companies: PictureTel (video conferencing), Ergo (high-end PCs) and Exa Corp. (computational fluid dynamics).
Papadopoulos is on the
Board of Trustees of SETI, Institute for Women and Technology, CASC - California
Air and Space Center, and Technology Advisory Council for British Petroleum.
He holds a B.A. in systems science from the University of California at San
Diego, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science