Nikos Zervas is the CEO of CAST Inc, where he previously served as a COO, and VP of Marketing and Engineering. Prior to working at CAST, Nikos co-founded Alma Technologies, and served as Chairman and CEO for nine years. Under his leadership Alma Technologies bootstrapped to become a reputable IP provider, developing cutting edge image and video compression cores and solutions. Nikos served on the board of the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association from 2009 until 2013, where he was responsible for strategic planning. He is also senior IEEE member since 2011, and a member of the Technical Chambers of Greece. Nikos received a BA and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Patras Greece, in 1997 and 2003 respectively.