The Khronos Group - Media Authoring and Acceleration

The Khronos Group is a not for profit industry consortium creating open standards for the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.

Khronos Presentation Speakers Bios

Williams, Ian - Director of Applied Engineering, NVIDIA


Ian Williams is currently Director of Applied Engineering within NVIDIA’s Professional Solutions Group. Within the Applied Engineering team he has been closely involved in the design and development of many of NVIDIA’s Industry focussed professional solutions.

Prior to NVIDIA he worked for 8 years at Silicon Graphics in various technical roles within Application Engineering and the Desktop Product Group. Prior to Silicon Graphics, he worked at Rolls Royce Commercial Aerospace developing applications to numerically simulate manufacturing processes.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Technology from Loughborough University (UK) as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University (CA, USA). He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and throughout his
career has been awarded several patents.

For the past 9 years he has been Chairman SPEC/GPC committee which is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation and responsible for developing the industry wide SPECViewperf benchmark.

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