3:30 - 3:40 PM Registration & Networking
Speaker: Fergus Casey, R&D director (ARC Processors), Synopsys
Bio: Fergus Casey is an R&D director for ARC Processors at Synopsys, with engineering responsibility for the ARC EM, ARC 600 and ARC 700 families. He joined ARC International in 2003 as a processor verification engineer and has worked in various roles within the ARC processor group as part of ARC International and through the acquisitions by Virage Logic and later Synopsys. Prior to joining ARC, Fergus worked in a number of fabless semi and IP companies and start-ups in Ireland and UK, including Toucan Technologies, PMC-Sierra and Icera. Fergus holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, Ireland.
Title: IC Designs for IoT Edge Devices – Doing More with Less
As a consequence, Power-efficient processors and SoC architectures are required at the Edge to accommodate the scaling performance requirements from always-on sensing operations to the more demanding voice and face recognition applications, while living within the overall power profile required by IoT Edge ICs. This presentation will provide an overview of features and techniques to increase energy efficiency using Synopsys ARC processors.
Speaker: Lin Nease, Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise (IoT)
Bio: Lin Nease is the Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise’s IoT activities. In this role, He is responsible for setting strategy, building a technology plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers/partners of HP. He also established HP’s membership in the Industrial Internet Consortium and has led multiple activities in working groups and testbeds for the Consortium. In his 25+ years with HP, he has been a Chief Technologist and Director of strategy for multiple business units, including HP’s Business Critical Servers and Networking businesses, has been a Chief Technologist and General Manager for multiple global accounts (GE, UPS), driven multiple M&A activities and cross-business initiatives, led numerous successful commercial products, including the industry’s first blade solution and HP’s long-lived Superdome platform, and holds several patents in software-defined networking. Nease received his BS in Computer Science at Arizona State University and his MBA from California State University Sacramento. He also served as a computer operator in the United States Air Force.
Title: Distributed Architectures for IoT Event Processing and HPE’s Approach to Edge Computing
Speaker: Alfred Gomes, CEO, Axiomware
Bio: Alfred Gomes leads Axiomware's efforts to provide seamless connectivity to our customers operating at the intersection of IoT, communication technologies, sensor innovations and big data. Alfred's passion for creating high-value, high-impact products is enabled by a rich experience in hardware, software and system design. Before Axiomware, he held multiple roles at Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor, with a focus on sensor signal path products. He was instrumental in the development of many capacitive, inductive and environmental sensing products. Alfred holds a PhD from Georgia Tech in the area mixed-signal semiconductor engineering and has multiple patents and publications in this field.
Title: Connectivity at the Edge: Closing the loop