Fed grew up in Italy with a passion for art, movies, and video games. After attempting to publish his first (and likely only) book at the age of 8, he followed his family to Berkeley and Cambridge MA for two years. Back in Italy he developed a passion for science, math, and computers, joined the University of Bologna for a master in CS and then the Scuola Superiore S. Anna for a Phd in robotics. After a few years in academia split between Italy and Stanford, he joined Hansen Medical, where he wrote a large chunk of the visualization and UI algorithms that allow doctors to drive robotic catheters inside patients’ hearts and eventually became the CTO. Fed still hangs out at Stanford and loves to cook, code, chase his two small children, and run up hills. Fed is now a managing principal at Intuitive Surgical in Sunnyvale CA.