问题解决者: 认识一下新加入Silexica的 Joe Hamman和Robert Guenzel

Silexica recently strengthened its team with two new key appointments: Joe Hamman (USA) will lead the team of Field Application Engineers (FAE) while Robert Guenzel is the new Solution Architect for Europe. These roles are vital in directly working with customers to identify their challenges and delivering a solution with SLX.

Both have been in Cologne for intensive training and bring many years of experience in embedded computer solutions. Here we get to find out more about their first days here, what their role entails, and thoughts on the industry.

Q: Your first weeks at Silexica are complete and you are both still smiling. What have been your impressions of the company and SLX?

Joe: The team is amazing. From HR to IT to Engineering, everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. It’s refreshing to work in a fast-paced, innovative environment. SLX gives developers the ability to dynamically characterize complex systems, allowing them to fully utilize multicore and distributed designs.

Robert: It’s pretty cool. We have a young yet highly skilled engineering team that is complemented by an experienced sales and field team. With all the support I got, my ramp up was amazingly quick. SLX tools offer deep insights into applications, their behavior and optimization potential to really get the most out of your code in a multicore environment.

Q: What do you see as the most important part of your roles?

Joe: To assemble an exceptional technical field team to help developers migrate into the increasingly complex world of high performance embedded computing.  As a former developer for many years, I understand the challenges of bringing innovative products to market and my team and I will always be focused on our customers’ success.

Robert: Going out to customers and prospects, understanding their technical challenges and, together with them, design a solution that involves SLX. Later, assist in deployment, potentially train customers and ensure that the customer gets the maximum results out of our tools.

Q: Joe, you are joined briefly in an elevator by the CEO of a major automotive company. How do you pitch SLX in one (or two) sentences?

Joe: I’ve seen many companies struggle with complex, embedded projects, but Silexica is the first company to finally get it right. Our SLX tool lets system architects make decisions based on real data, not educated guesses we see developers using today.

Q: In your training weeks you’ve learnt about SLX solutions for automotive, C/C++, dataflow, FPGA and a lot more. What do you see as the strengths and areas that could be improved?

Robert: Our strengths lie in deeply understanding code, dependencies, data and control flow. Based on that understanding we are able to really help in optimizing system load and power consumption. An area of improvement, in my opinion, is giving the user more access to all the code understanding SLX provides. With that, the tools would not only help with optimization of applications but also during application development in general.

Joe: Our strengths are in two areas: 1) a team of dynamic, open-minded people, all pulling in the same direction, and 2) an innovative approach to tackling a very complex problem.  It’s this recipe that results in a company providing “game-changing” solutions to the industry.  With all this talent and energy, our biggest challenge is picking the solutions we want to provide.

Q: Finally, Joe (based in Detroit) this was your first time in Cologne, what do you think? Robert (based near Berlin), you have been to Cologne before, so what is your favourite carnival song?

Joe: I’ve been to Germany many times for business, but never to Cologne.  I can honestly say I’m hooked! There are so many things to check out – the food, the architecture, the riverfront.  And, of course, there’s Kölsch!  And everyone in the Silexica office is friendly and great to work with.  I’m looking forward to my next visit.

Robert: I started in April, so far I have not been part of any carnival here. That being said – and I am afraid that will get me into a fair amount of discussions later on – I am not really into carnival…

Thank you both. Would you like to know more about SLX, arrange a demonstration or have a free trial? Please visit https://www.silexica.com/try-now/

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