Dean founded IC Manage in 2003, a company that he has helped expand to become the IC/SoC design and IP management technology leader. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Barracuda Networks from 2003 to 2012, where he built and expanded Barracuda from a spam and virus firewall provider to a broad line enterprise technology company with more than 150,000 customers. Dean currently serves on the Barracuda's Board of Directors.
Dean was also the founder of Boldfish, a leading provider of enterprise messaging solutions that was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2003. Dean was also founder, President and CEO of Design Acceleration, Inc (DAI), a maker of superior design analysis and verification tools. Cadence Design Systems acquired DAI in 1998. Dean was also VP of Product Engineering at the 3DO Company and was instrumental in the development of the PowerPC architecture at Apple Computer. Dean received his BSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.
Shiv founded IC Manage in 2003, and has been instrumental in the company achieving technology leadership in high performance design and IP management solutions. Prior to IC Manage, Shiv was at Matrix Semiconductor, where he worked on the world's first 3D memory chips.
Shiv also worked at MIPS, where he led the development of the MIPS Circuit Checker (MCC). While working on the MIPS processor families at SGI, Shiv created and deployed cdsp4, the Cadence-Perforce integration, which he later open sourced. Cdsp4 provided the inspiration and architectural testing ground for IC Manage. Shiv received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Christopher Seiwald founded Perforce Software in 1995. Perforce, the "Fast Software Configuration Management System" is a leading edge SCM solution with over 450,000 seats in active use at major companies throughout the world.
For more than 20 years, Christopher has developed software. He is a respected expert on SCM and is a regular contributor to SCM conferences and journals. Prior to founding Perforce Software, he was director of Network Development at Ingres Corporation responsible for developing database and development tools. In addition to his role as Net products architect, he spearheaded the company's SCM project, where he pioneered the 'developer-centric' SCM model, providing software engineers maximum control with minimum interference.