Dr. Russo is the Founder & Chairman Kyto Technologies and Life sciences Inc., a publicaly traded investment company. . Dr. Russo was the founder and GEO Semiconductor. Dr. Russo also serves as a Director of Beam Semiconductor InBay Technologies and several other technology and life science start-ups (Dynamount, Illuminati, Exodos and others). Dr. Russo is heavily involved with the Band of Angels and other similar organizations which review over 1,000 start-ups’ business plans per year. He is also a Board Advisor to BWG, LLC. Dr. Russo has served as an outside director of ATI Technologies from 2001 through its acquisition by AMD in 2006.
Dr. Russo received his B.Eng. from McGill University (Canada) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley. He holds eight U.S. patents, is a fellow of IEEE and has received numerous RCA and industry awards, including the IEEE Centennial Medal and the 2006 Tech Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum.