Brent GordaSenior Director, AMD
Brent was born at a very young age and after that almost immediately entered the technology industry. After co-founding an internet-based commodity marketplace and a contract software house, Brent joined Lawrence Livermore National Lab and, very importantly, founded the Student Cluster Competitions in 2007.
He founded Whamcloud, sold it to Intel, worked at Intel for a while, did a few other things, then found his way back into technology as a Senior Director of the HPC business at Arm. He is now the Senior Director of Business Development at AMD. Without Brent, we wouldn’t have a Student Cluster Competition, much less our Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition. He is a great man, ask anyone (or even him) and they’ll confirm it.