Stephen Olsen is a noted embedded industry expert with extensive experience in embedded software development, thought leadership, product management, and communications. Most recently he is a Product Line Manager for VxWorks at Wind River. Prior to Wind River, Stephen was involved with Mentor Graphics as a consultant, system architect, RTOS engineering manager and their DO178B certification efforts. Outside of Mentor he co-chaired VSIA’s Hardware dependent Software (HdS) design working group, worked on the MRAPI specification for the Multi-core Association and authored several papers on system design, USB, multicore/multi-OS design and power management. He was awarded a patent on debugging hardware accelerated operating systems.