Dr. Alex Shubat has more than 30 Years of experience in the Design, Management and Executive Roles in the Technology industry. Currently he is the CEO of Goji Food Solutions a startup company revolutionizing the food service industry via automated cooking technology. He is also an investor, Board Member and an Executive Advisor to a number of startups. He is a member of the Band of Angels and Silicom Ventures. Alex co-founded Virage Logic in 1996 and served as the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until Sept 2010 when the company was acquired by Synopsys. During his tenure as the CEO, the company doubled in revenue, grew profitability, gained market share through both organic and inorganic product expansion, completed three acquisitions and expanded its global footprint. Prior to taking on the role of president and CEO in October 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) where he led the company’s strategic initiative to always be first-to-market with next generation products by focusing on operational excellence. Prior to his role as COO, Alex served as the company’s Vice President of Research and Development (R&D) and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) where he was instrumental in leading the technical staff to conceive, develop and deliver the highly differentiated advanced technology solutions for which Virage Logic has become known. Prior to co-founding Virage Logic, he served as director of engineering at WaferScale Integration, a provider of Programmable Microcontroller Peripherals (subsequently acquired by ST). During his 10 year career at WaferScale Integration, he managed various groups including application-specific integrated circuit and high-speed memory. Alex is serving on the Santa Clara University and University of Toronto Industry Advisory Boards and he served on the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Board of Directors. He served on the committee for the IEEE’s International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) from 2004 to 2006. He holds 28 patents and has contributed to more than 25 publications. He has an executive M.B.A. from Stanford University, a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.