Sotiris Bantas is the founder and CEO of Centaur Technologies a developer of disruptive hardware and apps for the emerging Industrial Internet of Things. In 2000 he cofounded Helic, an EDA software company specializing in RF & high-speed IC design solutions, and served as the company’s CTO until 2014. His responsibilities have included leading R&D and product development and spearheading IP creation. He has also been involved in marketing solutions to the company’s clientele comprising leading American, Korean, Chinese and Japanese technology companies. Helic raised Venture Capital investments from Silicon Valley strategics and angels and from Fujitsu of Japan.Sotiris Bantas holds a Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Diploma in Electrical Engineering, both received from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He holds 3 US patents and has several pending.