Stathis has been leading R&D at Cray Inc since 2017. He was hired to drive the development of the exascale generation products including the Shasta Supercomputers, Slingshot Network, and Storage products. This effort included major refresh of the Cray technologies, engineering approaches, and overall architecture to meet the requirements of a fast moving HPC market. Prior to joining Cray, Stathis held senior leadership positions at Microsoft, F5 Networks, and other companies where he shipped cloud, network, OS, and hardware products. Stathis received his PhD from the University of Warwick.