Stephano Cetola is the Director of Technical Programs for RISC-V International. He has developed and managed numerous open source initiatives in software and hardware over the course of his 20 year career in technology. Stephano helped to form the Confidential Computing Consortium, a Linux Foundation project bringing together hardware vendors, cloud providers, and software developers to accelerate the adoption of Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technologies and standards. Before joining RISC-V International, Stephano was employed at Intel contributing to Yocto Project embedded Linux systems and working on TianoCore open source firmware. He holds an M.S. ECE from Portland State University where he continues to be involved in research surrounding hardware security and threat modeling.