Advisory Boards

The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) provides an efficient, independent, industry-based mechanism for quickly obtaining real-world feedback on project interim results. Moreover, it facilitates industry’s direct participation in identifying and pursuing exploitation opportunities. The IAB members are chosen by the General Assembly (GA) in order to meet three  main objectives:

  • Evaluate the scientific quality and principally practical application of the work
  • Provide expert opinion to the GA and the Coordinator on issues concerning to the development of the research activities
  • Assist and support external communication, dissemination and exploitation

The IAB is comprised of expertise areas that reflect the activity state-space of the project. These areas include low-energy computing, heterogeneous architectures, programming models and runtimes, as well as the LEGaTO use cases of machine learning, healthcare, smart city, smart home, and secure IoT gateway. The IAB reviews the project plan and suggests possible additions to better align the project with the needs of industry and user communities. It also assists in directing the work of the project to ensure the compatibility of the technology planned and developed with industry and user requirements. Feedback will be requested via three Technical IAB Meetings. 

At the end of the project, the LEGaTO team organized a final event inviting end user community members (End User Group, EUG) from LEGaTO's use cases in order to ensure the wider uptake of the project technologies and the tool-set. It also included members from the relevant potential target markets such as artificial intelligence, edge computing and machine learning. Moreover, given the early interest of some of the end users, these were invited to the Industrial Advisory Board meeting, in order to increase their engagement in the project and to be able to collect feedback from potential early adopters.

Industrial Advisory Board Members:

  • Michaela Blott - Xilinx Inc., Machine Learning, Data centers and FPGAs
  • Stephan Diestelhorst - ARM, Computer architecture, Energy monitoring and modelling
  • Marius Feldman - Cloud & Heat, Energy efficient cloud computing and green computing
  • Ayal Zaks - Compiler Optimizations, Parallel architectures
  • Mariano Lamarca - Barcelona City Council, Software and end users
  • Ingmar Steinhart - v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel, Healthcare and social services
  • Peter Lang - Continental Corporation, Software and end users
  • Andreas Suess - Continental Corporation, Software and end users
  • Francisco Paez Padilla - Continental Corporation, Software and end users
  • Nadine Hüning - Bethel, Digital participation and end users


“I’m very excited following the innovative efforts inside LEGaTO to advance low-energy computing with heterogeneous architectures from leveraging concepts such as undervolting for performance scaling, to also investigating novel programming paradigms for parallel computing with OmpSs, XiTAO and DFiant, which are essential to improve usability of increasingly complex heterogeneous systems.”       Michaela Blott, Distinguished Engineer at Xilinx

"As a charitable foundation that provides a wide range of services in the social and health care sector, we are excited to work with LEGaTO through CITEC of the University of Bielefeld for the development and testing of assistive technologies." Nadine Hüning, Digital Participation and Innovation Consultant at Bethel

"LEGaTO is a very important project for us, since our main interest is on the energy consumption figures that can be achieved by a proper usage of FPGAs. We look forward to the results that LEGaTO will be able to show us."  Francisco Paez Padilla, Software Architect at Continental