Paul Teich, Biography
Paul R. Teich is CTO and Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, where he leads MIS’s technology research practice and specializes in cloud and hybrid cloud-client usage models. Some of his recent topics include technologies underpinning cloud and hyperscale datacenters, Big Data, and the Internet of Things. Paul is a fluent technologist, including server fabrics based on PCIe and Ethernet, server SOC architecture (including x86 and ARM), and human-computer interface technologies.
Prior to MIS, Paul held several marketing, planning, and strategy roles during his two decades at AMD, one of the world’s largest semiconductor firms. Most recently, he was a Marketing Fellow in AMD’s Corporate Strategy group where he drove AMD’s $334 million purchase of SeaMicro in 2012. He also:
- Authored the business justification to commercialize the first multi-core x86 processor: the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™.
- Bootstrapped AMD’s Server market intelligence and competitive intelligence capabilities, and he led Server analyst relations.
- Managed the consumer market research, system concept, and industrial design development for a novel low-cost PC design.
Paul received 11 US Patents for inventions disclosed at AMD.
Paul was Director of Product Management for Fracta Networks during a three-year hiatus from AMD. Fracta Networks was an enterprise knowledge management startup where Paul helped define and deploy the technology and user experience (UX) for a precursor to Evernote’s software-as-a-service (SaaS). Paul was a key contributor in Divine’s acquisition of Fracta Networks.
He spent his early career as a software developer focused on usability and UX. He integrated first-generation PCs with telephones, wrote laser printer firmware and software during desktop publishing’s ascendancy, and he designed cartographic editing interaction.
Paul serves on the Board of Directors for Odyssey School, an Austin-based private, non-profit middle and high school that helps bright students diagnosed with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia achieve academic success.
Paul earned his MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and his BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Paul is a senior member of both the ACM and the IEEE.