John Kikidis

Global Ecosystem Lead, Renesas Electronics

John Kikidis is a senior professional, experienced technology executive, cofounder, and entrepreneur in technology innovative startups, with thirty+ years of business experience in software, electronics, and semiconductor industries.

He is currently Global Ecosystem Lead for the Renesas Ready Partner Network of Renesas Electronics, that acquired Dialog Semiconductor in 2021.

He is also co-founder and Chairman at Eyelead Software, a University of Patras spin-off, in 3D visualization software technology and applications, and member in the board of directors at the Hellenic Emerging Technologies Industry Association (HETIA) and at Orange Grove.

He joined Dialog as a Program Manager in 2015 and previously was Product Development Director at the Citrix R&D Center for about 2 years and CEO at Analogies, a University of Patras spin-off for 7 years.

Prior, he served for about 7 years at Intel in several engineering, marketing, and management roles, with the last as Strategic Marketing Manager.

Earlier, he was Business Development Manager in GiGA.

He came into GiGA when it acquired in 1999, his co-founded back in 1992 startup, Synergy Systems.

He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Integrated Master) in 1990, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.