About

Theodore A. Laliotis
61 Doud Dr.
Los Altos, CA 94022-2323

Phone: (650)941-1890, Fax: (650)941-1094, E-mail: ted@laliotis.org

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
High Technology Executive and Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.
1996-present: President, Laliotis & Associates, a sole proprietorship in the field of Venture Capital and Entrepreneureship.
1977-1996: Technology Executive at Hewlette-Packard Co.
–Director of Emerging Technologies and Advanced Business Development at HP Lab oratories in Palo Alto, California
1974-1977: ASI Inc. Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Technology in Sunnyvale, california.
1967-1974: Fairchild R&D. Research Engineering manager in Palo Alto, California.
1966-1967: IBM, Research Engineer, in San Jose, California.

DISTINCTIONS
Received the 2005 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award sanctioned by US Congress and presented annually to high achiever immigrants.
Elected IEEE Fellow in 1997 for contributions to computing technology, and declared Fellow For Life in 2004.
Received the Honor Roll and the Centennial Medal Awards of the IEEE Computer Society for contributions to Computing Technology.
Awarded two patents in the field of Pattern Recognition
Distinguished Series Graduate Lecturer in Computer Engineering, University of santa Clara
Graduate Level Lecturer in Computer Science, San Jose State University.
General and Program Chairman of the annual IEEE Computer Conference (COMPCON) 1975-1980
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Asilomar Microprocessor Workshop 1975 – Present

EDUCATION 
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), University of California, Berkeley, 1964.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MSEE), California State University, San Jose, 1966

SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY
Mayor of the City of Los Altos, California (1991-92)
Member of the City Council of the City of Los Altos (1987-1995)
President of the Hellenic Federation of Northern California since 1998 ( www.hellenicfederation.org )
Member of the USA Region of the World Council of Greeks Abroad (SAE) 2001-2010 ( www.saeusa.org )
Board member of the “Hellenic Journal” monthly newspaper ( www.hellenicjournal.org )
Vice President of “Dynamis” a Political Action Organization in Defense of Hellenism ( www.dynamis.org )
Vice President of “Elios” an Organization for Hellenic Culture and Heritage ( www.elios.org )
Founder and President of “Democritos Professional Society” an Organization of Greek American Scientists and Engineers in Silicon Valley
Recipient of the “Axion Award” for services to the Greek American Community
Recipient of the ” Elios Cultural Award ” for Contributions to Hellenic Culture
Recipient of many other commendations and awards for community service by local and State authorities.

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Among his notable contributions at HP Labs are: initiating and managing the early projects at HP Labs that lead to the transition from hand-held calculators to palmtop and laptop computers; introducing UNIX to HP, purchasing the first UNIX license at HP, and fostering the development of UNIX-based workstations at HP which became the flagship of HP’s computer business; he initiated and managed the speech recognition projects; participated in the MPEG committee at its early stages, evangelized about digital video and multimedia, and  drafted the business proposals that lead to HP’s video server business unit; finally, just before leaving HP in 1996, he created the business proposal that lead to HP’s intranet business unit.  One of his major interests and strengths is digital video and HDTV.

From 1974 to 1977 Ted was the vice president of engineering and advanced technology at ASI, a company in the process control business. This was Ted’s first venture in entrepreneureship. ASI was a venture funded company which was eventually aquired by a large industrial company because of the cutting edge technology products engineered and developed under Ted’s leadership. Ted’s contribution was the management and design of the company’s product line by innovative use of the emerging technology of Microcomputers. He also pioneered the usage of CCD arrays controlled by microprocessors to develop the “smart Scanner” for which he was awarded two patents and was featured in Business week of March 23, 1976.   Following ASI’s acquisition, Ted joined Hewlett-Packard’s Research Laboratories as a Technology Executive.   At HP, for nearly 20 years, he enjoyed a satisfying career which combined Entrepreneureship and Technology.

From 1967 to 1974 he was an engineering manager and one of the SYMBOL computer architects at Fairchild R&D in Palo Alto, CA. He implemented the virtual memory management system, the direct execution high level language compiler and the system controller unit.

From 1964 to 1967 he  worked as a research engineer at IBM’s Advanced Systems Development Laboratories in Los Gatos and San Jose.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
Ted served for ten years as Program Chair, General Chair and Steering Committee Chair of COMPCON,  the annual technical conference of the IEEE Computer Society.   During COMPCON ’97 he coordinated the technical sessions on the electronic commerce track, and delivered the keynote address on the topic of government policy regarding taxation of Internet transactions.

In 1974, he co-founded the Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, currently (2009) in its 35th year where he continues to serve as an honorary member of the program committee and holds the title of Chairman Emeritus.

As an Adjunct Professor, he taught graduate computer architecture courses at San Jose State and University of Santa Clara from 1967 to 1977.

Ted has authored over fifty technical publications, including the major part of a text book in high level language computer architecture.

OTHER BACKGROUND

Government/Public Service

Besides his professional activities, Ted has a strong affinity for public service. With the encouragement of his Employer, the Hewlett-Packard Co., he volunteered his time for local public service for more than 12 years.   In the City of Los Altos, where he has lived continuously since 1966 and raised his children he served as Planning Commissioner from 1984 to 1987, as City Council Member from 1987 to 1995, and while on the City Council, he served as Mayor of Los Altos for 1991 and 1992. At the County level, he served as a Transportation Commissioner from 1989 to 1993,  as Vice Chair of the Commission 1992-1994,  and as a board member of the Congestion Management Agency and the Transportation Agency from 1993 to 1995.

 

In 1996, with the encouragement of Mr. Packard and other industry leaders, Ted became a candidate for the 21st District of the California State Assembly, which covers the Mid-Peninsula from Los Altos to Foster City. Details of his campaign platform can be found at his web site:http://www.laliotis.org . Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) he was not elected. Following the 1996 November elections, he took early retirement from  HP in order to establish Laliotis & Associates and to pursue his own  entrepreneureship career.

Personal

Ted Laliotis was born in Ancient Epidavros, Greece,(near the Theater of Epidavros) in 1939.
He was born “sta heimadia”.  The family’s roots are from Piana, Arcadias, a small but historic village northwest of Tripolis which was the headquarters of Theodoros Kolokotronis during the 1821 Greek Independence Revolution and only two km from Kolokotronis family home.  Ted’s full name is Theodoros, named after Theodoros Kolokotronis
Ted came to the United States in 1959 as an engineering student.

In 1962, at UC Berkeley, he met Evangelia Cochila, a fellow student from Rodos, Greece and they were married in 1966.  They have lived in Los Altos since 1966.   They have two grown sons. The first son, Aristotelis, age 42, is a medical doctor who graduated from UC San Diego Medical School and Completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University.  He is currently practicing medicine in San Diego, California.  Aristotelis is married to Kristy Duncan and they have three beautiful daughters: Amalia-Anastasia (Emily), Ekaterini-Eleni (Katy) and Charis-Polykseni (Grace).  The second son, Antonios, age 38, is an Environmental Engineer. He is the Director of Utilities at the Tahoe City Public Utilities District in the Lake Tahoe Region in California.    Antonios is Married to Lisa Livingston and they have a 3 year old son, Anthony while expecting the second child in November 2009.
Ted enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, and Greek music, particularly, traditional folk and laiki mousiki.