Cristian Tanasescu, Executive Vice President, System Modeling and Data Analytics, holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (Romania). Prior to joining ESI Group in March 2016, Cristian Tanasescu served in several executive roles in the High Performance Computing and Data Analytics markets. After spending 3 years at Siemens-Nixdorf, he joined Silicon Graphics as the head of supercomputing applications and benchmarking organization. In 2009 he became Vice President of Applications and Engineering at SGI in US, and was later appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Visual Analytics business unit at SGI.