Gopal HegdeVP/GM of Data Center Processor Group, Cavium
Gopal Hegde is the VP/GM of the Data Center Processor Group at Cavium, responsible for ThunderX line of processors. Gopal has over 22 years of experience driving business, technology and product innovations in silicon, software and systems. Gopal joined Cavium from Calxeda where he was the COO. Gopal revamped Calxeda solutions team and moved the company to an ODM-driven and workload specific model for delivery of ARM based servers. Prior to Calxeda, Gopal worked at Cisco as Senior Director of Engineering responsible for Cisco's UCS platforms. Prior to Cisco, Gopal worked for Adaptec and Intel. At Intel, he served as the GM of Ethernet switching division in Intel Communications group. Later as Chief Architect of IO for Intel Server Platforms, Gopal led the development of technologies enabling integration of PCIe into SandyBridge CPUs, IO virtualization for servers, Data Center Bridging (DCB), Backplane Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Gopal holds MSECE from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and ME from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.