6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group, Cavium Inc.
Bio: Gopal is the VP/GM for Data Center Processor Group at Cavium where he is responsible for Caviums Data Center Processor strategy, product and business. Gopal has over 22 years of experience driving business, technology and product innovations in silicon, software and systems. Gopal joined Cavium from Calxeda where he was the COO. Gopal revamped Calxeda solutions team and moved the company to an ODM-driven and workload specific model for delivery of ARM based servers. Prior to Calxeda, Gopal worked at Cisco as Senior Director of Engineering responsible for Ciscos UCS platforms. At Cisco, Gopal played instrumental role to drive products that helped UCS grow from zero to $1.3B+ 3 years. Prior to Cisco, Gopal worked for Adaptec and Intel. At Intel, he served as General Manager of Ethernet switching division in Communications group for 4 years. Later in Intel Server IO Platform, Gopal led the development of technologies enabling integration of PCIe into Sandybridge CPUs, IO virtualization for servers, DCE and FCoE. Gopal holds MSECE from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and ME from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Title: Workload Optimized Processor Architectures for Next Generation Data Centers and Cloud Applications
Speaker: Bharat Mota, Director of Engineering, Networking Applications & Advanced Technology Group, Freescale Inc.
Bio: Bharat is currently Director of Engineering at Freescale's Networking Applications & Advanced Technology Group. He has over 20 years of R&D and entrepreneurial experience in Networking and Telecom Software, Systems and Solutions, including 10+ years in Multicore. Prior to Freescale, Bharat held Engineering management and leadership positions at various Silicon and Systems companies like RMI, Tasman Networks, Digital Link and ROLM Siemens, including founding member of Tiara/Tasman Networks that later got acquired by Nortel. He has delivered many products and solutions to market, ranging from Subsystems and Software Products to CPE, Enterprise and Provider equipment. Bharat was awarded an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in Pilani, India.
Title: Acceleration of NFV - Integrated NFV Nodes and Intelligent NICs