Enrique Castro Leon

Enrique Castro-Leon is CTO and founding member of OptimiLabs, a start-up dedicated to systems integration and technology innovation. He currently leads a project that formally models carbon offset supply chains across multiple verticals for seamless integration into financial systems, employing service engineering principles. Dr. Castro-Leon also advises a leading US university and research institution on formulating a strategic roadmap for Alzheimer’s research. Previously, he worked for Intel Corporation, overseeing the transformation of lab-as-a-service, or lab-in-the-cloud, for both corporate and ecosystem partner engineering labs and supported platform development for server and client processors. Dr. Castro-Leon also led initiatives to integrate platform power monitoring and control capabilities into data center–wide solutions. Additionally, he served as an enterprise architecture consultant advising executive audiences on technology integration and development strategies. Dr. Castro-Leon also has served as Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, the Oregon Graduate Institute, and the University of Costa Rica in the areas of software engineering, high-performance computing, operating systems, and power systems engineering. He is the author and coauthor of four books, including Cloud-as-a-Service, cowritten with Dr. Robert Harmon; a past contributor to Cutter IT Journal (now Amplify) and IEEE publications; and holds three patents. Dr. Castro-Leon earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Costa Rica, a master of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and a PhD in electrical engineering, both from Purdue University. He can be reached at enrique@optimilabs.com.