Kostas Mallios is at the forefront of technology’s latest journey, creating new paths across the landscape. As a long time TEDester, Mr. Mallios believes in the power of ideas and the individuals ability to make a difference. Mr. Mallios is a Vice President at Intellectual Ventures, focusing on how intellectual property and invention can help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Until recently, Mr Mallios spent 15 years at Microsoft Corporation. Most recently he was a General Manager in Corporate R&D, working on Strategy and Product Development, reporting to the Microsoft CTO and the Chief Software Architect. He has extensive experience in M&A, strategic partnerships and product development. He has studied at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Sienna College.