Jerry Fiddler is the founder of Wind River Systems (NASDAQ:WIND), a company which he started in 1981 in his Berkeley garage. Since then, Wind River has grown to become the leading provider of device software worldwide with over 1,100 employees in 16 countries. Through the company's dramatic growth, Fiddler's role evolved from that of the sole programmer to CEO and Chairman of the Board until his departure in 2004. While doing so, he gained a reputation as an expert in the design and implementation of real-time systems." Since beginning his career at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Fiddler has published and presented many technical papers and articles and has been the keynote speaker for numerous conferences worldwide. He is a member of the UC President's Advisory Board on Science and Innovation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Mr. Fiddler sits on several corporate boards, including Wind River, Tensilica, Crossbow and Nanochip, as well as a number of advisory boards.