Jim Pappas is the Director of Technology Initiatives at Intel Corporation. In this role, Jim is responsible to establish broad industry ecosystems that comply with new technologies in the areas of Enterprise I/O, Energy Efficient Computing, Solid State Storage, and Persistent Memory. Jim has founded, or served on several organizations in these areas including: PCI Special Interest Group, Universal Serial Bus (USB), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), Open Fabrics Alliance (OFA), The Green Grid (TGG), Compute Express Link (CXL), and many others. Jim has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. He has been granted eight U.S. patents in the areas of computer graphics and microprocessor technologies. He has spoken at dozens of major industry events and holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.