Tom is a Strategic Verification Architect at Siemens Digital Industries Software (Siemens EDA) where he works on developing advanced verification methodologies and educating users and partners on their adoption. He has been a significant contributor to several industry standards, both in Accellera and IEEE, that have dramatically improved the functional verification landscape over the last 20 years, including Verilog 1364, SystemVerilog 1800, UVM 1800.2 and he is a founding member and current Vice-Chair of the Portable Stimulus Working Group and currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE 1800 and Accellera UVM-AMS Working Groups. He is also the 2019 recipient of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award in recognition of his many contributions over the years. He has published multiple articles and technical papers about SystemVerilog, verification methodologies, assertion-based verification, functional coverage, formal verification, Portable Stimulus, and other functional verification topics and has produced some of the most popular and successful video training courses on Siemens’ Verification Academy website. He is also the editor of Siemens’ Verification Horizons newsletter, which is received quarterly by tens of thousands of subscribers. Tom is a long-time member of the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon US) Steering Committee, having served in multiple roles including Technical Program Chair and General Chair, and is a member of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) Executive Committee, serving as Special Programs Chair for 2022 and 2023. Tom holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in EE/CS from MIT, is an avid golfer and a huge Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and has been married to his wife, Dee, for 26 years.