Ted is a high technology executive and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. He is currently the President of Laliotis & Associates, a sole proprietorship in the field of venture capital and entrepreneurship. Ted worked at IBM San Jose as an engineer/scientist 1964-1967, as a scientist and engineering manager at Fairchild R&D 1967-1974, as Vice President for Advanced Technology at a start-up company (ASI) 1974-1977, and as Engineering Executive and Director of Emerging Technologies at HP Laboratories (1977-1997). Because of his career-long professional activities in the Computer Society of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) he was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 for contributions to computing technology and to the profession. He taught graduate computer architecture courses at San Jose State and Santa Clara University (1967-75). Ted served as Mayor of the City of Los Altos for 1991-92 and was a charter member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. He received the 2005 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award sanctioned by US Congress and presented annually to high achiever immigrants. Ted received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1964, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University.