About The Speaker
Κικίδης Γιάννης, Program Manager Renesas Electronics
John Kikidis is a senior professional, experienced technology executive, co-founder and entrepreneur in technology innovative startups, with thirty years of business experience in software, electronics and semiconductor industries. He is currently Program Manager at Renesas Electronics Corporation and co-founder and Chairman at Eyelead Software, a University of Patras spin-off, in 3D visualization software technology and applications. He is also member at the board of directors in the Hellenic Emerging Technologies Industry Association (HETIA) and at Orange Grove. Before joining Renesas Electronics Corporation in 2015, he was Product Development Director at the Citrix R&D Center at Patras, Greece for about 2 years, CEO at Analogies, a University of Patras spin-off for 7 years, and prior to that served for about 7 years at Intel Corporation in a number of engineering, marketing and management roles, with the latest as Strategic Marketing Manager at Optical-Networking Components Division, Communications Infrastructure Group. He was Business Development Manager for GiGA Hellas, a GiGA A/S subsidiary company, driving the establishment of the Greek site as GiGA A/S’ systems engineering design center for reference designs. He came in to GiGa Hellas when GiGA A/S acquired in 1999, his first startup that he co-founded back in 1992, Synergy Systems SA. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering, in 1990, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece. He is an inventor in a number of patents and author to a number of referred and invited publications.