Eric Mantion helps to drive the growth and vibrancy of Software Communities for Intel. Previously, Eric had owned the Social Media strategy, including Twitter, Facebook, and Community (Blogs & Forums) for Intel’s Embedded Group that focuses on everything from Robots & Communications Infrastructure to Smarter Home Phones & In-vehicle Entertainment systems. Prior to joining Intel in 2005, Eric was a Senior Analyst with research firm In-Stat, where he forecasted markets such as Network Processors, Rugged Servers, and Online Gaming, just to name a few. Before that, he spent a few years working at a smaller semiconductor company after spending 7 years in the US Navy as a nuclear trained submarine officer. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in Physics. Eric has been quoted in multiple publications including the Wall Street Journal, NY Post, EE Times, and others.