John Williams is Founder and CEO of PetaLogix, and Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. Since completing the Linux kernel port for MicroBlaze back in 2003, John has been recognised as a world leader in the FPGA/Embedded Linux technology platform, working with a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations, including providing research support to NASA for the Reconfigurable Scalable Computing Project. Starting as a consulting service through The University of Queensland where he retains teaching and research positions, John oversaw the successful spinout of PetaLogix into a privately held company in 2007. John holds Honors degrees in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology, and was awarded a PhD in 2001 for his work in 3D computer vision and image processing.