Dr Bouganis of Imperial College London has been commissioned, via Imperial Consultants, to provide his expert and independent opinion on Beetlebox’s tools and applications. He is currently a Reader in Intelligent Digital Systems within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Director of the iDSL, and the Director of the MSc in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design. His work specialises in design automation, focusing on the use of digital systems for the efficient deployment of Computer Vision and Machine Learning applications. We look forward to working with him on the development of heterogenous architectures and Artificial Intelligence applications that utilise Beetlebox’s innovative tools and showcase the potential of FPGAs. Through these applications, we hope to show that we can lower the barriers that make developing on FPGAs difficult and time-consuming.