AI Hardware Executive Outlook Summit 2021

Defining a Strategic Vision for the Future of AI Systems

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Virtual Event
1 December, 2021

“The AI Hardware Summit is a great place where lots of people interested in AI Hardware are coming together and exchanging ideas, and together we make the technology better. There’s a synergistic effect at these summits which is really amazing and powers the entire industry.”

John L. Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet
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Why Attend

Following the success of the 4th AI Hardware Summit that took place 13-16th September in Mountain View, US, Kisaco Research is proud to announce the annual 2022 Executive Outlook. The Executive Outlook provides leading industry executives, and key decision makers, an exclusive chance to network, discuss and share their views and predictions on the market from a strategic viewpoint, and, collectively define a vision for the future of AI systems.

Our Executive Outlook is an annual, end-of-year executive-level summit and awards ceremony. It will recognize both engineering and business achievements during the year and gather the very best and brightest in the AI acceleration world, to pause and reflect on the year and set a vision for the following 12 months.

The forum will consist of analyst overviews and predictions, executive keynotes, and an awards ceremony.

The AI Hardware Summit will continue to be the event that brings together the AI acceleration community to put the best AI systems in the hands of the world’s leading scientists, researchers, and enterprises. 

The AI Hardware Executive Outlook Summit is designed to celebrate this incredible industry and unify its members in a shared vision of the future.

Event Overview

Thursday December 1, 2021| Online & Broadcasting Globally

 

2021 Speakers

 

Brett Simpson

Co-Founder & Partner
Arete Research

Brett Simpson is a co-founder of Arete (formed in 2000) and is based in the firm's London office. He focuses on the global semiconductor component sector. Brett is a regular public speaker at industry events and after 17 years looking at the sector, has a wealth of experience to draw on. Prior to Arete, Brett spent two years at Goldman Sachs in an equity analyst role, specialising in European technology following three years with Ericsson UK, working in business development, covering all aspects of wireline and wireless telecom infrastructure.

Brett Simpson

Co-Founder & Partner
Arete Research

Brett Simpson

Co-Founder & Partner
Arete Research

Brett Simpson is a co-founder of Arete (formed in 2000) and is based in the firm's London office. He focuses on the global semiconductor component sector. Brett is a regular public speaker at industry events and after 17 years looking at the sector, has a wealth of experience to draw on. Prior to Arete, Brett spent two years at Goldman Sachs in an equity analyst role, specialising in European technology following three years with Ericsson UK, working in business development, covering all aspects of wireline and wireless telecom infrastructure.

 

Karl Freund

Founder & Principal Analyst
Cambrian AI Research

Karl Freund is Moor Insights & Strategy’s consulting lead for HPC and Deep Learning. His recent experiences as the VP of Marketing at AMD and Calxeda, as well as his previous positions at Cray and IBM, positions him as a leading industry expert in these rapidly evolving industries. Karl works with investment and technology customers to help them understand the emerging Deep Learning opportunity in data centers, from competitive landscape to ecosystem to strategy.

Karl Freund

Founder & Principal Analyst
Cambrian AI Research

Karl Freund

Founder & Principal Analyst
Cambrian AI Research

Karl Freund is Moor Insights & Strategy’s consulting lead for HPC and Deep Learning. His recent experiences as the VP of Marketing at AMD and Calxeda, as well as his previous positions at Cray and IBM, positions him as a leading industry expert in these rapidly evolving industries. Karl works with investment and technology customers to help them understand the emerging Deep Learning opportunity in data centers, from competitive landscape to ecosystem to strategy.

Karl has worked directly with datacenter end users, OEMs, ODMs and the industry ecosystem, enabling him to help his clients define the appropriate business, product, and go-to-market strategies. He is also recognized expert on the subject of low-power servers and the emergence of ARM in the datacenter and has been a featured speaker at scores of investment and industry conferences on this topic.

Accomplishments during his career include:

  • Led the revived HPC initiative at AMD, targeting APUs at deep learning and other HPC workloads
  • Created an industry-wide thought leadership position for Calxeda in the ARM Server market
  • Helped forge the early relationship between HP and Calxeda leading to the surprise announcement of HP Moonshot with Calxeda in 2011
  • Built the IBM Power Server brand from 14% market share to over 50% share
  • Integrated the Tivoli brand into the IBM company’s branding and marketing organization
  • Co-Led the integration of HP and Apollo Marketing after the Boston-based desktop company’s acquisition

Karl’s background includes RISC and Mainframe servers, as well as HPC (Supercomputing). He has extensive experience as a global marketing executive at IBM where he was VP Marketing (2000-2010), Cray where he was VP Marketing (1995-1998), and HP where he was a Division Marketing Manager (1979-1995).

 

 

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems, a venture-backed stealth-mode startup located in Los Altos, California. He leads a team of phenomenal people with a track record of building products that profoundly changed the largest markets in tech.
Prior to co-founding Cerebras Systems, he was co-founder and CEO of SeaMicro. SeaMicro (acquired by AMD for $355 million) was the pioneer in low power server technology. SeaMicro changed the trajectory of the server industry by inventing the high density, lower power, microserver category.

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems, a venture-backed stealth-mode startup located in Los Altos, California. He leads a team of phenomenal people with a track record of building products that profoundly changed the largest markets in tech.
Prior to co-founding Cerebras Systems, he was co-founder and CEO of SeaMicro. SeaMicro (acquired by AMD for $355 million) was the pioneer in low power server technology. SeaMicro changed the trajectory of the server industry by inventing the high density, lower power, microserver category.
Prior to co-founding SeaMicro, he was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Force10 (acquired by Dell for $800 Million) Networks, and Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Corporate Development for Riverstone Networks (NASDAQ: RSTN) from inception through IPO.
Andrew holds a B.A. and MBA from Stanford University.

 

Geoff Tate

CEO
Flex Logix

Geoff Tate

CEO
Flex Logix

Geoff Tate

CEO
Flex Logix
 

Anil Mankar

Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder
BrainChip

Anil Mankar has spent 30 years developing products in the semiconductor industry. At Western Digital, Mr. Mankar developed PC core Logic chipsets. During his years at Conexant Systems Inc. in the position of VP of Engineering, he developed multiple products across industry segments and later became the company's Chief Development Officer overseeing all product development for V92 Modem, DSL, Set-top boxes, PC audio and video 'System on a Chip' products. Mr. Mankar was SVP of VLSI Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies, responsible for Wireless and VOIP infrastructure product development.

Anil Mankar

Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder
BrainChip

Anil Mankar

Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder
BrainChip

Anil Mankar has spent 30 years developing products in the semiconductor industry. At Western Digital, Mr. Mankar developed PC core Logic chipsets. During his years at Conexant Systems Inc. in the position of VP of Engineering, he developed multiple products across industry segments and later became the company's Chief Development Officer overseeing all product development for V92 Modem, DSL, Set-top boxes, PC audio and video 'System on a Chip' products. Mr. Mankar was SVP of VLSI Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies, responsible for Wireless and VOIP infrastructure product development.

 

Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

Mr. Ingolf Held has been Chief Executive Officer of GrAI Matter Labs (GML) since January 2018. Prior to GML, he was responsible for technology strategy and product marketing of imaging and computer vision at Intel. He holds an MScEE from Erlangen University and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

Mr. Ingolf Held has been Chief Executive Officer of GrAI Matter Labs (GML) since January 2018. Prior to GML, he was responsible for technology strategy and product marketing of imaging and computer vision at Intel. He holds an MScEE from Erlangen University and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

 

Richard Clode

Global Tech Portfolio Manager
Janus Henderson

Richard Clode is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining Henderson in 2014. He is co-lead manager of the Global Technology Leaders and Sustainable Future Technologies strategies. Prior to Henderson, Richard held positions with Gartmore, Moore Capital, Pioneer Investments and Herald Investment Management. Richard received a first class honours degree in modern history from the University of Oxford. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 18 years of financial industry experience.

Richard Clode

Global Tech Portfolio Manager
Janus Henderson

Richard Clode

Global Tech Portfolio Manager
Janus Henderson

Richard Clode is a Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining Henderson in 2014. He is co-lead manager of the Global Technology Leaders and Sustainable Future Technologies strategies. Prior to Henderson, Richard held positions with Gartmore, Moore Capital, Pioneer Investments and Herald Investment Management. Richard received a first class honours degree in modern history from the University of Oxford. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 18 years of financial industry experience.

 

Pete Suma

Chairman and Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Peter is Chairman and co-CEO of Applied Brain Research Inc. Prior to ABR, Peter led start-ups in robotics and financial services as well as managed two seed venture capital funds. Peter holds degrees in systems engineering, science, law and business.

Pete Suma

Chairman and Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Pete Suma

Chairman and Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Peter is Chairman and co-CEO of Applied Brain Research Inc. Prior to ABR, Peter led start-ups in robotics and financial services as well as managed two seed venture capital funds. Peter holds degrees in systems engineering, science, law and business.

 

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Chris is a co-founder and co-CEO of ABR. Chris leads all of the scientific and technical aspects of ABR. Chris is also a professor at the University of Waterloo appointed in the Philosophy and  Systems Design Engineering departments and cross-appointed to Computer Science. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience and is the director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Waterloo. Chris has published over a hundred articles and two books: How to Build a Brain (Oxford University Press) and his seminal Neural Engineering.

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Chris is a co-founder and co-CEO of ABR. Chris leads all of the scientific and technical aspects of ABR. Chris is also a professor at the University of Waterloo appointed in the Philosophy and  Systems Design Engineering departments and cross-appointed to Computer Science. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience and is the director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Waterloo. Chris has published over a hundred articles and two books: How to Build a Brain (Oxford University Press) and his seminal Neural Engineering. In 2015, he won the prestigious NSERC Polanyi Award for his research.

 

Nick New

Founder
Optalysys

Founded Optalysys in 2013 with twenty years experience in Fourier optical processing, having previously spun Cambridge Correlators Ltd. out of the University of Cambridge from technology developed during PhD in Optical Pattern Recognition.

Nick New

Founder
Optalysys

Nick New

Founder
Optalysys

Founded Optalysys in 2013 with twenty years experience in Fourier optical processing, having previously spun Cambridge Correlators Ltd. out of the University of Cambridge from technology developed during PhD in Optical Pattern Recognition.

 

Sumeet Kumar

CEO
Innatera

Dr. Sumeet Kumar is CEO of Innatera Nanosystems, the pioneering Dutch neuromorphic processor company. Dr. Kumar holds an MSc and PhD in Microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He was previously with Intel, where he worked with the Imaging and Camera Technologies Group developing domain-specific tools for the development of complex media processor architectures. At Delft, Dr.

Sumeet Kumar

CEO
Innatera

Sumeet Kumar

CEO
Innatera

Dr. Sumeet Kumar is CEO of Innatera Nanosystems, the pioneering Dutch neuromorphic processor company. Dr. Kumar holds an MSc and PhD in Microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He was previously with Intel, where he worked with the Imaging and Camera Technologies Group developing domain-specific tools for the development of complex media processor architectures. At Delft, Dr. Kumar is credited with creating two highly-successful European R&D programmes developing energy-efficient compute hardware for highly automated vehicles, together with organizations including Infineon, NXP, and BMW, among others. He was also responsible for leading industry-focused research on power-efficient multiprocessors and computational neuroscience.

 

Kurt Busch

Co-Founder & CEO
Syntiant

Kurt Busch is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syntiant Corp. He has extensive experience in product development, having driven the successful launch of new products, ranging from SAS and semiconductors for telecom and broadcast video to consumer electronics and data center systems. Prior to Syntiant, he was president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT).
 

Kurt Busch

Co-Founder & CEO
Syntiant

Kurt Busch

Co-Founder & CEO
Syntiant

Kurt Busch is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syntiant Corp. He has extensive experience in product development, having driven the successful launch of new products, ranging from SAS and semiconductors for telecom and broadcast video to consumer electronics and data center systems. Prior to Syntiant, he was president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT).
 
He also served as a senior vice president and general manager of high-performance analog business unit at Mindspeed Technologies, acquired by MACOM. Prior responsibilities include technical sales and marketing roles at Analog Devices, Intel, Digital Equipment Corporation and two start-ups. Mr. Busch is an engineering hall of fame inductee of the University of California at Irvine, where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and biological science.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

 

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic
 

Loic Lietar

Co-Founder and CEO
Greenwaves Technologies

Loic Lietar

Co-Founder and CEO
Greenwaves Technologies

Loic Lietar

Co-Founder and CEO
Greenwaves Technologies
 

Huaiyu Meng

Co-Founder & CTO
Lightelligence

Dr. Huaiyu Meng is co-Founder and CTO of Lightelligence, a global optical computing company. Huaiyu received his PhD degree in Electric Engineering from MIT, where his research focused on integrated photonics in CMOS platform for telecom, datacom, and bio-sensing applications. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in Electric Engineering with first class honor.

Huaiyu Meng

Co-Founder & CTO
Lightelligence

Huaiyu Meng

Co-Founder & CTO
Lightelligence

Dr. Huaiyu Meng is co-Founder and CTO of Lightelligence, a global optical computing company. Huaiyu received his PhD degree in Electric Engineering from MIT, where his research focused on integrated photonics in CMOS platform for telecom, datacom, and bio-sensing applications. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in Electric Engineering with first class honor.

 

GP Singh

CEO
Ambient Scientific

GP Singh is a career chip designer trained in Microprocessor through his decade long experience in Sun Microsystems where he had opportunity to work on many generations of UltraSparc processors.

GP Singh

CEO
Ambient Scientific

GP Singh

CEO
Ambient Scientific

GP Singh is a career chip designer trained in Microprocessor through his decade long experience in Sun Microsystems where he had opportunity to work on many generations of UltraSparc processors. Passionate about Semiconductor and a fierce advocate of using semiconductor for betterment of common people’s everyday lives, he co-founded Ambient Scientific 3+ years ago along with his current colleagues. Ambient's has solved the difficult problem of low power consumption for AI computing through grounds up innovations. It has invented the architecture and circuit technologies called DigAn(TM) to build tiny power consuming family of AI Microprocessors called GPX. As other RISC or CISC Microprocessors, GPX Microprocessors provides application developers the freedom and flexibility to define their own AI algorithms and models. The company aims to make GPX AI Microprocessors the foundation of intelligent IoT and Embedded AI applications. 

 

Gordon Hirsch Wilson

CEO and Co-Founder
Rain Neuromorphics

Gordon Hirsch Wilson

CEO and Co-Founder
Rain Neuromorphics

Gordon Hirsch Wilson

CEO and Co-Founder
Rain Neuromorphics
 

Thomas Piliszczuk

EVP Global Strategy
SOITEC

Thomas Piliszczuk

EVP Global Strategy
SOITEC

Thomas Piliszczuk

EVP Global Strategy
SOITEC
 

Orr Danon

CEO
Hailo

Orr Danon is co-founder and CEO of Hailo Technologies. Prior to starting Hailo, Orr spent a decade as a group leader in a leading technological unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, where he led some of the largest and most complex interdisciplinary projects in the Israeli intelligence community. For this work, Orr received the Israel Defense Award from the President of Israel and the Creative Thinking Award from the Head of Military Intelligence. Orr earned a B.Sc. and physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University as part of the ”Talpiot” program and an M.Sc.

Orr Danon

CEO
Hailo

Orr Danon

CEO
Hailo

Orr Danon is co-founder and CEO of Hailo Technologies. Prior to starting Hailo, Orr spent a decade as a group leader in a leading technological unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, where he led some of the largest and most complex interdisciplinary projects in the Israeli intelligence community. For this work, Orr received the Israel Defense Award from the President of Israel and the Creative Thinking Award from the Head of Military Intelligence. Orr earned a B.Sc. and physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University as part of the ”Talpiot” program and an M.Sc. in electrical engineering (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.

 

Kushagra Vaid

Partner
Eclipse Ventures

Kushagra Vaid

Partner
Eclipse Ventures

Kushagra Vaid

Partner
Eclipse Ventures
 

Mark Lippett

CEO
XMOS

Mark started with XMOS in 2008 in the role of VP Engineering, before being appointed as COO and taking the helm as CEO in 2016. Mark has extensive experience across the electronics industry, with involvement in both blue-chip and start-up companies.

 

Prior to XMOS Mark was founder and CTO of Ignios – a semiconductor IP company specialising in resource management in multicore architectures which was sold to Fujitsu and CoWare.  Mark also founded and ran web companies and a semiconductor design services agency.

 

Mark Lippett

CEO
XMOS

Mark Lippett

CEO
XMOS

Mark started with XMOS in 2008 in the role of VP Engineering, before being appointed as COO and taking the helm as CEO in 2016. Mark has extensive experience across the electronics industry, with involvement in both blue-chip and start-up companies.

 

Prior to XMOS Mark was founder and CTO of Ignios – a semiconductor IP company specialising in resource management in multicore architectures which was sold to Fujitsu and CoWare.  Mark also founded and ran web companies and a semiconductor design services agency.

 

Earlier in his career Mark worked for numerous blue-chip companies, including Philips, Thorn-EMI, Texas Instruments and Bell-Labs (Lucent micro-electronics), holding roles in the UK and overseas.

 

Mark holds a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey and an MBA from Henley Management College.

 

Steven Woo

Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus

Steven Woo is a Fellow and Distinguished Inventor at Rambus Inc., working on technology and business development efforts across the company.  He is currently leading research within Rambus Labs on advanced memory systems for accelerators and computing infrastructure, and also manages an architecture team. Since joining Rambus, Steve has worked in various roles leading architecture, technology, and performance analysis efforts, and in marketing and product planning roles leading strategy and customer programs.  Steve rece

Steven Woo

Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus

Steven Woo

Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus

Steven Woo is a Fellow and Distinguished Inventor at Rambus Inc., working on technology and business development efforts across the company.  He is currently leading research within Rambus Labs on advanced memory systems for accelerators and computing infrastructure, and also manages an architecture team. Since joining Rambus, Steve has worked in various roles leading architecture, technology, and performance analysis efforts, and in marketing and product planning roles leading strategy and customer programs.  Steve received his PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and Master of Engineering and BS Engineering degrees from Harvey Mudd College. 

 

Altaf Khan

CEO
Infxl LLC

Altaf Khan is the CEO of Infxl LLC, Colleyville, TX. Infxl develops ultra-low-power and ultra-low-latency Machine Learning (ML) solutions for FPGA, DSP, and MCU. Altaf started his career as an accelerometer system engineer in Silicon Valley, but simplifying neural nets has been his passion over the last three decades. He has developed fast ML for real-time applications, low-cost ML for battery-operated IoT endpoints, and small-footprint ML for a variety of hardware.

Altaf Khan

CEO
Infxl LLC

Altaf Khan

CEO
Infxl LLC

Altaf Khan is the CEO of Infxl LLC, Colleyville, TX. Infxl develops ultra-low-power and ultra-low-latency Machine Learning (ML) solutions for FPGA, DSP, and MCU. Altaf started his career as an accelerometer system engineer in Silicon Valley, but simplifying neural nets has been his passion over the last three decades. He has developed fast ML for real-time applications, low-cost ML for battery-operated IoT endpoints, and small-footprint ML for a variety of hardware. He has developed intelligent solutions for a major US airline and a well-known auto parts supplier. He has been the CTO of a brokerage company, CEO of two startups, consultant for software process improvement, and an industrial controls engineer. Altaf received his BSEE from Wilkes College, MSEE for the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the University of Warwick.

 

Alexandra Pinto

Founder & CEO
Hoursec

My name is Alexandra Pinto and I am the founder of Hoursec, we are doing Energy Efficient AI-On-Chip for edge devices. I studied Physics and Neural System and Computation at ETH Zurich. Our Passion and inspiration on Neuroscience and it’s interceptions with Technology and Data Science!

Alexandra Pinto

Founder & CEO
Hoursec

Alexandra Pinto

Founder & CEO
Hoursec

My name is Alexandra Pinto and I am the founder of Hoursec, we are doing Energy Efficient AI-On-Chip for edge devices. I studied Physics and Neural System and Computation at ETH Zurich. Our Passion and inspiration on Neuroscience and it’s interceptions with Technology and Data Science! allow us to see the brain as a matrix or operator which performs a transformation, that takes all external signals and transforms them in a world were there are only three dimensions for space, one for time, but N-dimensions for sound, flavor, colors etc. In some strange way, our brains build a space that helps us make sense of the world and how we interact with it. This inspiration took us into the creation of a brain inspired chip with low energy and high throughput for AI workloads and we are excited to take our technology further into commercialization

Testimonial

Since we are an early stage startup but with a technology with the potential to step-change the energy consumption of current AI-workloads, this meeting is an opportunity to get exposed and learn from the current big players in the market. We will use this opportunity to give our perspective on topics of energy benchmarks and sustainability.

 

Chris Kachris

Founder & CEO
InAccel

Chris Kachris is the founder and CEO of InAccel that helps companies speedup their applications using hardware accelerators in the cloud easier than ever. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He is the editor of the book Hardware Accelerators in Data Centers and he has more than 20 years of experience on FPGAs and hardware accelerators for machine learning, network processing and data processing. His has co-authored more than 80 scientific paper on hardware accelerators and his work has been cited in more than 2000 publications.

Chris Kachris

Founder & CEO
InAccel

Chris Kachris

Founder & CEO
InAccel

Chris Kachris is the founder and CEO of InAccel that helps companies speedup their applications using hardware accelerators in the cloud easier than ever. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He is the editor of the book Hardware Accelerators in Data Centers and he has more than 20 years of experience on FPGAs and hardware accelerators for machine learning, network processing and data processing. His has co-authored more than 80 scientific paper on hardware accelerators and his work has been cited in more than 2000 publications.

Testimonial

There are a lot of companies that now provides powerful AI platforms. However, the main challenge for the widespread adoption of specialized AI chips is the easy of integration with the current software stack and the frameworks that are widely used by ML engineers, data scientist and DevOps. Therefore, there is the need of an abstractions layer (similar to an Operating system in the CPU world) that will allow software developers to fully utilize the power of AI chips without having to change the software. Therefore, it is crucial to discuss the need for the abstraction layers (middleware, runtime system, resource manager) that will allow the AI chips to be easily integration with the software frameworks and the DevOps tools (kybernetes, etc.). The main contribution that will bring into the panel is the need for the software stack for easy deployment, scaling and resource management of the AI chips to be easily adopted by the software and ML community.

 

Manu Nair

CEO
Synthara

Manu started his career at Analog Devices India as a mixed-signal designer. From 2015, he has been working on designing neural network accelerators, first at the University of Manchester, followed by a PhD in the topic from the Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH-ETH Zurich. He co-founded Synthara in 2019 and has since been leading its business development as its CEO. Synthara is focussed on delivering server-class, rapidly-customizable AI accelerators for the next-generation of edge inference applications.

Manu Nair

CEO
Synthara

Manu Nair

CEO
Synthara

Manu started his career at Analog Devices India as a mixed-signal designer. From 2015, he has been working on designing neural network accelerators, first at the University of Manchester, followed by a PhD in the topic from the Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH-ETH Zurich. He co-founded Synthara in 2019 and has since been leading its business development as its CEO. Synthara is focussed on delivering server-class, rapidly-customizable AI accelerators for the next-generation of edge inference applications. The breakthrough performance and low latency delivered by our Adaptiva IP product family enables a whole new class of wearable, smart sensing, and biomedical applications. Synthara is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has won a number of awards from various organizations such as Intel Ignite, European Space Agency, Innosuisse, and others. 

Testimonials

I have a stake in the game and would be curious to hear directly about the challenges in operating in this industry from my peers. I am also happy to share my experience in running SYnthara and the challenges and opportunities as we see them

 

Anton Lokhmotov

Founder
KRAI

Anton Lokhmotov

Founder
KRAI

Anton Lokhmotov

Founder
KRAI

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