Greg Papadopoulos, Ph.D. was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Sun Microsystems from September 1994 until February 2010. He is the creator and lead proponent for Redshift, a theory on whether technology markets are over or under-served by Moore's Law.
Papadopoulos achieved a B.A. in systems science from the University of California, San Diego, and was the recipient of both S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1983 and 1988 respectively.
Prior to his career at Sun, Papadopoulos worked as a professor at MIT, and held positions at Hewlett-Packard and Honeywell. He is also credited with founding three companies: PictureTel, Ergo, and Exa Corp. He had been working at Thinking Machines before coming to Sun in 1994. Before becoming Executive Vice President and CTO, Papadopoulos served as vice president of technology and advanced development, among other roles.
In 2009 Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering was published, a book co-authored by Papadopoulos with David Douglas and John Boutelle.
Since leaving Sun, Papadopoulos joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as an Executive in Residence and the Computer History Museum as a director. In April, 2011, Papadopoulos became a partner at NEA.
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