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AI Hardware & Edge AI Summit
9-12 September, 2024
Signia by Hilton, San Jose, CA

Meet Our Early Confirmed Speakers

We have plently more keynotes to be announced soon but in the meantime check out our first look speakers, including the likes of Andrew Ng, Founder & CEO, Landing AI. 

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  • Author:

    Andrew Ng

    Founder & CEO
    Landing AI

    Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence). He is Founder of DeepLearning.AI, Founder & CEO of Landing AI, General Partner at AI Fund, Chairman & Co-Founder of Coursera and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department.

    In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University's main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform and taught an online Machine Learning course that was offered to over 100,000 students leading to the founding of Coursera where he is currently Chairman and Co-founder.

    Previously, he was Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s ~1300 person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding lead of the Google Brain team.

    As a pioneer in machine learning and online education, Dr. Ng has changed countless lives through his work in AI, and has authored or co-authored over 200 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

     

    Andrew Ng

    Founder & CEO
    Landing AI

    Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence). He is Founder of DeepLearning.AI, Founder & CEO of Landing AI, General Partner at AI Fund, Chairman & Co-Founder of Coursera and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department.

    In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University's main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform and taught an online Machine Learning course that was offered to over 100,000 students leading to the founding of Coursera where he is currently Chairman and Co-founder.

    Previously, he was Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s ~1300 person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding lead of the Google Brain team.

    As a pioneer in machine learning and online education, Dr. Ng has changed countless lives through his work in AI, and has authored or co-authored over 200 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

     

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    Mark Russinovich

    CTO and Technical Fellow, Azure
    Microsoft

    Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems, operating systems and cybersecurity, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, and RSA Conference. He has authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals Tools, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.

    Mark Russinovich

    CTO and Technical Fellow, Azure
    Microsoft

    Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems, operating systems and cybersecurity, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, and RSA Conference. He has authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals Tools, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.

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    Partha Ranganathan

    VP & Engineering Fellow
    Google

    Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan is currently a VP & Engineering Fellow, Google where he is the area technical lead for hardware and datacenters, designing systems at scale. Prior to this, he was a HP Fellow and Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs where he led their research on systems and data centers. Partha has worked on several interdisciplinary systems projects with broad impact on both academia and industry, including widely-used innovations in energy-aware user interfaces, heterogeneous multi-cores, power-efficient servers, accelerators, and disaggregated and data-centric data centers. He has published extensively (including being the co-author on the popular "Datacenter as a Computer" textbook), is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents, and has been recognized with numerous awards. He has been named a top-15 enterprise technology rock star by Business Insider, one of the top 35 young innovators in the world by MIT Tech Review, and is a recipient of the ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award, Rice University's Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni award, and the IIT Madras distinguished alumni award. He is one of few computer scientists to have his work recognized with an Emmy award. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and has also served on the board of directors for OpenCompute.

    Partha Ranganathan

    VP & Engineering Fellow
    Google

    Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan is currently a VP & Engineering Fellow, Google where he is the area technical lead for hardware and datacenters, designing systems at scale. Prior to this, he was a HP Fellow and Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs where he led their research on systems and data centers. Partha has worked on several interdisciplinary systems projects with broad impact on both academia and industry, including widely-used innovations in energy-aware user interfaces, heterogeneous multi-cores, power-efficient servers, accelerators, and disaggregated and data-centric data centers. He has published extensively (including being the co-author on the popular "Datacenter as a Computer" textbook), is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents, and has been recognized with numerous awards. He has been named a top-15 enterprise technology rock star by Business Insider, one of the top 35 young innovators in the world by MIT Tech Review, and is a recipient of the ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award, Rice University's Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni award, and the IIT Madras distinguished alumni award. He is one of few computer scientists to have his work recognized with an Emmy award. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and has also served on the board of directors for OpenCompute.

  • Author:

    Bratin Saha

    VP & GM, ML & AI Services
    Amazon

    Dr. Bratin Saha is the Vice President of Machine Learning and AI services at AWS where he leads all the ML and AI services and helped build one of the fastest growing businesses in AWS history. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (General Management Program), Yale University (PhD Computer Science), and Indian Institute of Technology (BS Computer Science). He has more than 70 patents granted (with another 50+ pending) and more than 30 papers in conferences/journals. Prior to Amazon he worked at Nvidia and Intel leading different product groups spanning imaging, analytics, media processing, high performance computing, machine learning, and software infrastructure.

    Bratin Saha

    VP & GM, ML & AI Services
    Amazon

    Dr. Bratin Saha is the Vice President of Machine Learning and AI services at AWS where he leads all the ML and AI services and helped build one of the fastest growing businesses in AWS history. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (General Management Program), Yale University (PhD Computer Science), and Indian Institute of Technology (BS Computer Science). He has more than 70 patents granted (with another 50+ pending) and more than 30 papers in conferences/journals. Prior to Amazon he worked at Nvidia and Intel leading different product groups spanning imaging, analytics, media processing, high performance computing, machine learning, and software infrastructure.

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    Lip-Bu Tan

    Chairman & Founder
    Walden International

    Lip-Bu Tan is Founder and Chairman of Walden International (“WI”), and Founding Managing Partner of Celesta Capital and Walden Catalyst Ventures, with over $5 billion under management.  He formerly served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.  He currently serves on the Board of Schneider Electric SE (SU: FP), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), and Credo Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CRDO).

     

    Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/edge infrastructure, data management and security, and AI/machine learning.

     

    Lip-Bu received his B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore, his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the University of San Francisco. He also received his honorary degree for Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco.  Lip-Bu currently serves on Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)’s Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean’s Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, University of California Berkeley (UCB)’s College of Engineering Advisory Board and their Computing, Data Science, and Society Advisory Board, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF)’s Executive Council. He’s also a member of the Global Advisory Board of METI Japan, The Business Council, and Committee 100. He also served on the board of the Board of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) from 2009 to 2021, and as a Trustee of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore from 2006 to 2011.  Lip-Bu has been named one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists in China by Zero2ipo and was listed as one of the Top 50 Venture Capitalists on the Forbes Midas List. He’s the recipient of imec’s 2023 Lifetime of Innovation Award, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) 2022 Robert N. Noyce Award, and GSA’s 2016 Dr. Morris Chang's Exemplary Leadership Award.  In 2017, he was ranked #1 of the most well-connected executives in the technology industry by the analytics firm Relationship Science. 

    Lip-Bu Tan

    Chairman & Founder
    Walden International

    Lip-Bu Tan is Founder and Chairman of Walden International (“WI”), and Founding Managing Partner of Celesta Capital and Walden Catalyst Ventures, with over $5 billion under management.  He formerly served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.  He currently serves on the Board of Schneider Electric SE (SU: FP), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), and Credo Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CRDO).

     

    Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/edge infrastructure, data management and security, and AI/machine learning.

     

    Lip-Bu received his B.S. from Nanyang University in Singapore, his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MBA from the University of San Francisco. He also received his honorary degree for Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of San Francisco.  Lip-Bu currently serves on Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)’s Board of Trustees and the School of Engineering Dean’s Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, University of California Berkeley (UCB)’s College of Engineering Advisory Board and their Computing, Data Science, and Society Advisory Board, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF)’s Executive Council. He’s also a member of the Global Advisory Board of METI Japan, The Business Council, and Committee 100. He also served on the board of the Board of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) from 2009 to 2021, and as a Trustee of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore from 2006 to 2011.  Lip-Bu has been named one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists in China by Zero2ipo and was listed as one of the Top 50 Venture Capitalists on the Forbes Midas List. He’s the recipient of imec’s 2023 Lifetime of Innovation Award, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) 2022 Robert N. Noyce Award, and GSA’s 2016 Dr. Morris Chang's Exemplary Leadership Award.  In 2017, he was ranked #1 of the most well-connected executives in the technology industry by the analytics firm Relationship Science. 

  • Author:

    Vamsi Boppana

    SVP, AI
    AMD

    Vamsi Boppana is responsible for AMD’s AI strategy, driving the AI roadmap across the client, edge and cloud for AMD’s AI software stack and ecosystem efforts. Until 2022, he was Senior Vice President of the Central Products Group (CPG), responsible for developing and marketing Xilinx’s Adaptive and AI product portfolio. He also served as executive sponsor for the Xilinx integration into AMD. 

    At Xilinx, Boppana led the silicon development of leading products such as Versal™ and Zynq™ UltraScale™+ MPSoC. Before joining the company in 2008, he held engineering management roles at Open-Silicon and Zenasis Technologies, a company he co-founded. Boppana began his career at Fujitsu Laboratories. Caring deeply about the benefits of the technology he creates, Boppana aspires both to achieve commercial success and improve lives through the products he builds. 

    Vamsi Boppana

    SVP, AI
    AMD

    Vamsi Boppana is responsible for AMD’s AI strategy, driving the AI roadmap across the client, edge and cloud for AMD’s AI software stack and ecosystem efforts. Until 2022, he was Senior Vice President of the Central Products Group (CPG), responsible for developing and marketing Xilinx’s Adaptive and AI product portfolio. He also served as executive sponsor for the Xilinx integration into AMD. 

    At Xilinx, Boppana led the silicon development of leading products such as Versal™ and Zynq™ UltraScale™+ MPSoC. Before joining the company in 2008, he held engineering management roles at Open-Silicon and Zenasis Technologies, a company he co-founded. Boppana began his career at Fujitsu Laboratories. Caring deeply about the benefits of the technology he creates, Boppana aspires both to achieve commercial success and improve lives through the products he builds. 

  • Author:

    Arne Stoschek

    Vice President of AI, Autonomy & Digital Information
    Acubed (Airbus)

    Arne is the Vice President of AI, Autonomy & Digital Information and oversees the company’s development of autonomous flight and machine learning solutions to enable future, self-piloted aircraft. In his role, he also leads the advancement of large-scale data-driven processes to develop novel aircraft functions. He is passionate about robotics, autonomy and the impact these technologies will have on future mobility. After holding engineering leadership positions at global companies such as Volkswagen/Audi and Infineon, and at aspiring Silicon Valley startups, namely Lucid Motors/Atieva, Knightscope and Better Place, Arne dared to take his unique skill set to altitude above ground inside Airbus. Arne earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and held a computer vision and data analysis research position at Stanford University.

     

    Arne Stoschek

    Vice President of AI, Autonomy & Digital Information
    Acubed (Airbus)

    Arne is the Vice President of AI, Autonomy & Digital Information and oversees the company’s development of autonomous flight and machine learning solutions to enable future, self-piloted aircraft. In his role, he also leads the advancement of large-scale data-driven processes to develop novel aircraft functions. He is passionate about robotics, autonomy and the impact these technologies will have on future mobility. After holding engineering leadership positions at global companies such as Volkswagen/Audi and Infineon, and at aspiring Silicon Valley startups, namely Lucid Motors/Atieva, Knightscope and Better Place, Arne dared to take his unique skill set to altitude above ground inside Airbus. Arne earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and held a computer vision and data analysis research position at Stanford University.

     

  • Author:

    Jia Li

    Co-Founder, Chief AI Officer & President
    LiveX AI

    Jia is Co-founder, Chief AI Officer and President of a Stealth Generative AI Startup. She is elected as IEEE Fellow for Leadership in Large Scale AI. She is co-teaching the inaugural course of Generative AI and Medicine at Stanford University, where she has served multiple roles including Advisory Board Committee to Nourish, Chief AI Fellow, RWE for Sleep Health and Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine in the past. She was the Founding Head of R&D at Google Cloud AI. At Google, she oversaw the development of the full stack of AI products on Google Cloud to power solutions for diverse industries. With the passion to make more impact to our everyday life, she later became an entrepreneur, building and advising companies with award-winning platforms to solve today's greatest challenges in life. She has served as Mentor and Professor-in-Residence at StartX, advising founders/companies from Stanford/Alumni. She is the Co-founder and Chairperson of HealthUnity Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. She served briefly at Accenture as a part-time Chief AI Follow for the Generative AI strategy. She also serves as an advisor to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). She is a board member of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. She was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a recognition bestowed on 100 of the world’s most promising business leaders, artists, public servants, technologists, and social entrepreneurs in 2018. Before joining Google, She was the Head of Research at Snap, leading the AI/AR innovation effort. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.

    Jia Li

    Co-Founder, Chief AI Officer & President
    LiveX AI

    Jia is Co-founder, Chief AI Officer and President of a Stealth Generative AI Startup. She is elected as IEEE Fellow for Leadership in Large Scale AI. She is co-teaching the inaugural course of Generative AI and Medicine at Stanford University, where she has served multiple roles including Advisory Board Committee to Nourish, Chief AI Fellow, RWE for Sleep Health and Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine in the past. She was the Founding Head of R&D at Google Cloud AI. At Google, she oversaw the development of the full stack of AI products on Google Cloud to power solutions for diverse industries. With the passion to make more impact to our everyday life, she later became an entrepreneur, building and advising companies with award-winning platforms to solve today's greatest challenges in life. She has served as Mentor and Professor-in-Residence at StartX, advising founders/companies from Stanford/Alumni. She is the Co-founder and Chairperson of HealthUnity Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. She served briefly at Accenture as a part-time Chief AI Follow for the Generative AI strategy. She also serves as an advisor to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). She is a board member of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. She was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a recognition bestowed on 100 of the world’s most promising business leaders, artists, public servants, technologists, and social entrepreneurs in 2018. Before joining Google, She was the Head of Research at Snap, leading the AI/AR innovation effort. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.

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    Gaia Bellone

    Chief Data Scientist
    Prudential

    Gaia is a dynamic and accomplished leader in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In her current role at Prudential Financial, she leads Global Data and AI Governance and serves as Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Emerging Markets.

    Her contributions to Prudential Financial have been significant and impactful. As the former Chief Data Scientist at Prudential, she led the Data Science team in creating innovative solutions for Digital, Marketing, Sales, and Distribution, the AI/ML Platform team, and the GenAI Enterprise Program. Her leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving business growth and enhancing operational efficiency.

    Prior to her tenure at Prudential, she held prominent positions at Key Bank and JPMorgan Chase. At Key Bank, she served as the Head of Data Science for the Community Bank. Her leadership and expertise in data science were crucial in optimizing the bank's operations and improving customer experience. At JPMorgan Chase, she led the data science teams for Home Lending and Auto Finance. Her strategic insights and data-driven solutions significantly improved the business performance in these sectors, contributing to the overall success of the enterprise.

    Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to leverage data and AI to drive business growth and improve operational efficiency. Her contributions to the businesses and the enterprise have been substantial and transformative.

    Gaia Bellone

    Chief Data Scientist
    Prudential

    Gaia is a dynamic and accomplished leader in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In her current role at Prudential Financial, she leads Global Data and AI Governance and serves as Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Emerging Markets.

    Her contributions to Prudential Financial have been significant and impactful. As the former Chief Data Scientist at Prudential, she led the Data Science team in creating innovative solutions for Digital, Marketing, Sales, and Distribution, the AI/ML Platform team, and the GenAI Enterprise Program. Her leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving business growth and enhancing operational efficiency.

    Prior to her tenure at Prudential, she held prominent positions at Key Bank and JPMorgan Chase. At Key Bank, she served as the Head of Data Science for the Community Bank. Her leadership and expertise in data science were crucial in optimizing the bank's operations and improving customer experience. At JPMorgan Chase, she led the data science teams for Home Lending and Auto Finance. Her strategic insights and data-driven solutions significantly improved the business performance in these sectors, contributing to the overall success of the enterprise.

    Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to leverage data and AI to drive business growth and improve operational efficiency. Her contributions to the businesses and the enterprise have been substantial and transformative.

  • Author:

    Zaid Kahn

    VP & GM, Cloud AI & Advanced Systems
    Microsoft

    Zaid is currently GM in Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering where he leads a team focusing on advanced architecture and engineering efforts for AI. He is passionate about building balanced teams of artists and soldiers that solve incredibly difficult problems at scale.

    Prior to Microsoft Zaid was head of infrastructure engineering at LinkedIn responsible for all aspects of engineering for Datacenters, Compute, Networking, Storage and Hardware. He also lead several software development teams spanning from BMC, network operating systems, server and network fleet automation to SDN efforts inside the datacenter and global backbone including edge. He introduced the concept of disaggregation inside LinkedIn and pioneered JDM with multiple vendors through key initiatives like OpenSwitch, Open19 essentially controlling destiny for hardware development at LinkedIn. During his 9 year tenure at LinkedIn his team scaled network and systems 150X, members from 50M to 675M, and hiring someone every 7 seconds on the LinkedIn Platform.

    Prior to LinkedIn Zaid was Network Architect at WebEx responsible for building the MediaTone network and later I built a startup that built a pattern recognition security chip using NPU/FPGA. Zaid holds several patents in networking and SDN and is also a recognized industry leader. He previously served as a board member of the Open19 Foundation and San Francisco chapter of Internet Society. Currently he serves on DE-CIX and Pensando advisory boards.

    Zaid Kahn

    VP & GM, Cloud AI & Advanced Systems
    Microsoft

    Zaid is currently GM in Cloud Hardware Infrastructure Engineering where he leads a team focusing on advanced architecture and engineering efforts for AI. He is passionate about building balanced teams of artists and soldiers that solve incredibly difficult problems at scale.

    Prior to Microsoft Zaid was head of infrastructure engineering at LinkedIn responsible for all aspects of engineering for Datacenters, Compute, Networking, Storage and Hardware. He also lead several software development teams spanning from BMC, network operating systems, server and network fleet automation to SDN efforts inside the datacenter and global backbone including edge. He introduced the concept of disaggregation inside LinkedIn and pioneered JDM with multiple vendors through key initiatives like OpenSwitch, Open19 essentially controlling destiny for hardware development at LinkedIn. During his 9 year tenure at LinkedIn his team scaled network and systems 150X, members from 50M to 675M, and hiring someone every 7 seconds on the LinkedIn Platform.

    Prior to LinkedIn Zaid was Network Architect at WebEx responsible for building the MediaTone network and later I built a startup that built a pattern recognition security chip using NPU/FPGA. Zaid holds several patents in networking and SDN and is also a recognized industry leader. He previously served as a board member of the Open19 Foundation and San Francisco chapter of Internet Society. Currently he serves on DE-CIX and Pensando advisory boards.

  • Author:

    Salam Al Mosawi

    SVP Growth
    Nscale

    Salam Al Mosawi

    SVP Growth
    Nscale
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    Donald Thompson

    Distinguished Engineer
    LinkedIn

    Donald is currently a Distinguished Engineer at LinkedIn, primarily overseeing the company's generative AI strategy, architecture, and technology. He has more than 35 years of hands-on experience as a technical architect and CTO, with an extensive background in designing and delivering innovative software and services on a large scale. In 2013, Donald co-founded Maana, which pioneered computational knowledge graphs and visual no-code/low-code authoring environments to address complex AI-based digital transformation challenges in Fortune 50 companies. During his 15 years at Microsoft, Donald started the Knowledge and Reasoning group within Microsoft's Bing division, where he innovated "Satori", an internet-scale knowledge graph constructed automatically from the web crawl. He co-founded a semantic computing incubation funded directly by Bill Gates, portions of which shipped as the SQL Server Semantic Engine. Additionally, he created Microsoft's first internet display ad delivery system and led numerous AI/ML initiatives in Microsoft Research across embedded systems, robotics, wearable computing, and privacy-preserving personal data services.

    Donald Thompson

    Distinguished Engineer
    LinkedIn

    Donald is currently a Distinguished Engineer at LinkedIn, primarily overseeing the company's generative AI strategy, architecture, and technology. He has more than 35 years of hands-on experience as a technical architect and CTO, with an extensive background in designing and delivering innovative software and services on a large scale. In 2013, Donald co-founded Maana, which pioneered computational knowledge graphs and visual no-code/low-code authoring environments to address complex AI-based digital transformation challenges in Fortune 50 companies. During his 15 years at Microsoft, Donald started the Knowledge and Reasoning group within Microsoft's Bing division, where he innovated "Satori", an internet-scale knowledge graph constructed automatically from the web crawl. He co-founded a semantic computing incubation funded directly by Bill Gates, portions of which shipped as the SQL Server Semantic Engine. Additionally, he created Microsoft's first internet display ad delivery system and led numerous AI/ML initiatives in Microsoft Research across embedded systems, robotics, wearable computing, and privacy-preserving personal data services.

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    Arun Nandi

    Senior Director and Head of Data & Analytics
    Unilever

    Arun is a visionary AI and Analytics expert recognized as one of the Top 100 Influential AI & Analytics leaders. He is the Head of Data & Analytics at Unilever today. With over 15 years of experience driving analytics-driven value in organizations, he has built AI practices from the ground up on several occasions. Arun advocates the adoption of AI to overcome enterprise-wide challenges and create growth. Beyond his professional achievements, Arun loves to travel, having explored over 40 countries and is passionate about adventure motorbiking.

    Arun Nandi

    Senior Director and Head of Data & Analytics
    Unilever

    Arun is a visionary AI and Analytics expert recognized as one of the Top 100 Influential AI & Analytics leaders. He is the Head of Data & Analytics at Unilever today. With over 15 years of experience driving analytics-driven value in organizations, he has built AI practices from the ground up on several occasions. Arun advocates the adoption of AI to overcome enterprise-wide challenges and create growth. Beyond his professional achievements, Arun loves to travel, having explored over 40 countries and is passionate about adventure motorbiking.

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    Prasad Saripalli

    Distinguished Engineer
    Capital One

    Prasad Saripalli serves as a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, a technology driven bank on the Fortune 100 list, redefining Fintech and Banking using data, technology, AI and ML in unprecedented ways. Most recently, Prasad served as the Vice President of AIML and Distinguished Engineer at MindBody Inc - a portfolio company of Vista which manages the world's fourth-largest enterprise software company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Earlier, he served as VP Data Science at Edifecs, an industry premier healthcare information technology partnership platform and software provider, building Smart Decisions ML & AI Platform with Ml Apps Front. Prior to this, Prasad served as CTO and VP Engineering at Secrata.com, provider of Military grade Security and Privacy solutions developed and deployed over the past 15 years at Topia Technology for the Federal Government and the Enterprise, and as CTO & EVP at ClipCard, a SaaS based Hierarchical Analytics and Visualization platform.

    At IBM, Prasad served as the Chief Architect for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise (http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/). At Runaware, he served as the Vice President of Product Development. As a Principal Group Manager at Microsoft, Prasad co-led the development of virtualization stack on Windows 7 responsible for shipping Virtual PC7 and Windows XP Mode on Windows 7.


    Prasad teaches Machine Learning, AI, NLP, Distributed Systems, Cloud Engineering and Robotics at Northeastern University and the University of Washington Continuum College.

    Prasad Saripalli

    Distinguished Engineer
    Capital One

    Prasad Saripalli serves as a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, a technology driven bank on the Fortune 100 list, redefining Fintech and Banking using data, technology, AI and ML in unprecedented ways. Most recently, Prasad served as the Vice President of AIML and Distinguished Engineer at MindBody Inc - a portfolio company of Vista which manages the world's fourth-largest enterprise software company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Earlier, he served as VP Data Science at Edifecs, an industry premier healthcare information technology partnership platform and software provider, building Smart Decisions ML & AI Platform with Ml Apps Front. Prior to this, Prasad served as CTO and VP Engineering at Secrata.com, provider of Military grade Security and Privacy solutions developed and deployed over the past 15 years at Topia Technology for the Federal Government and the Enterprise, and as CTO & EVP at ClipCard, a SaaS based Hierarchical Analytics and Visualization platform.

    At IBM, Prasad served as the Chief Architect for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise (http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/). At Runaware, he served as the Vice President of Product Development. As a Principal Group Manager at Microsoft, Prasad co-led the development of virtualization stack on Windows 7 responsible for shipping Virtual PC7 and Windows XP Mode on Windows 7.


    Prasad teaches Machine Learning, AI, NLP, Distributed Systems, Cloud Engineering and Robotics at Northeastern University and the University of Washington Continuum College.

  • Author:

    Girish Venkataramani

    Senior Director, ML Accelerators
    Cruise

    Girish Venkataramani

    Senior Director, ML Accelerators
    Cruise
  • Author:

    Elio Van Puyvelde -

    CIO
    Nscale

    Elio Van Puyvelde -

    CIO
    Nscale
  • Author:

    James Ang

    Chief Scientist for Computing
    Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Jim is the Chief Scientist for Computing in the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate (PCSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Jim’s primary role is to serve as PNNL’s Sector Lead for the DOE/SC Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Office. At PNNL, the ASCR portfolio includes over a dozen R&D projects in computer science, applied mathematics, networking, and computational modeling and simulation. Jim also serves as the lead of the Data-Model Convergence Initiative, a lab-wide 5 year investment to develop new computer science capabilities that support integration of scientific high performance computing and data analytics computing paradigms. Through a co-design process, challenge problems that integrate scientific modeling and simulation, domain-aware machine learning, and graph analytics are used to drive the development of a supporting system software stack that maps these heterogeneous applications to conceptual designs for System-on-Chip (SoC) heterogeneous processors. A key element of this converged computing strategy is to support PNNL objectives in accelerating scientific discovery, and real time control of the power grid. Jim's prior connections to other government agencies transferred to PNNL with him and has led to PNNL and Jim's engagement in several national security programs.

    Prior to joining PNNL, Jim served as the a member of the initial DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) leadership team from 2015-2017. Jim's role was the Director of ECP's hardware technology focus area. His primary role and responsibility was the development and definition of the DOE ECP's hardware R&D strategy. The key elements of the strategy included: 1) Establish a portfolio of PathForward vendor-led hardware R&D projects for component, node and system architecture design, and 2) Create a Design Space Evaluation team to provide ECP with independent architectural analysis of the PathForward vendors' designs and the ability to facilitate co-design communication among the PathForward vendors and the ECP's application and system software development teams.

     

    James Ang

    Chief Scientist for Computing
    Pacific Northwest National Lab

    Jim is the Chief Scientist for Computing in the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate (PCSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Jim’s primary role is to serve as PNNL’s Sector Lead for the DOE/SC Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Office. At PNNL, the ASCR portfolio includes over a dozen R&D projects in computer science, applied mathematics, networking, and computational modeling and simulation. Jim also serves as the lead of the Data-Model Convergence Initiative, a lab-wide 5 year investment to develop new computer science capabilities that support integration of scientific high performance computing and data analytics computing paradigms. Through a co-design process, challenge problems that integrate scientific modeling and simulation, domain-aware machine learning, and graph analytics are used to drive the development of a supporting system software stack that maps these heterogeneous applications to conceptual designs for System-on-Chip (SoC) heterogeneous processors. A key element of this converged computing strategy is to support PNNL objectives in accelerating scientific discovery, and real time control of the power grid. Jim's prior connections to other government agencies transferred to PNNL with him and has led to PNNL and Jim's engagement in several national security programs.

    Prior to joining PNNL, Jim served as the a member of the initial DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) leadership team from 2015-2017. Jim's role was the Director of ECP's hardware technology focus area. His primary role and responsibility was the development and definition of the DOE ECP's hardware R&D strategy. The key elements of the strategy included: 1) Establish a portfolio of PathForward vendor-led hardware R&D projects for component, node and system architecture design, and 2) Create a Design Space Evaluation team to provide ECP with independent architectural analysis of the PathForward vendors' designs and the ability to facilitate co-design communication among the PathForward vendors and the ECP's application and system software development teams.

     

  • Author:

    Jay Dawani

    CEO
    Lemurian Labs

    Jay Dawani is co-founder & CEO of Lemurian Labs, a startup at the forefront of general purpose accelerated computing for making AI development affordable and generally available for all companies and people to equally benefit. Author of the influential book "Mathematics for Deep Learning", he has held leadership positions at companies such as BlocPlay and Geometric Energy Corporation, spearheading projects involving quantum computing, metaverse, blockchain, AI, space robotics, and more. Jay has also served as an advisor to NASA Frontier Development Lab, SiaClassic, and many leading AI firms.

    Jay Dawani

    CEO
    Lemurian Labs

    Jay Dawani is co-founder & CEO of Lemurian Labs, a startup at the forefront of general purpose accelerated computing for making AI development affordable and generally available for all companies and people to equally benefit. Author of the influential book "Mathematics for Deep Learning", he has held leadership positions at companies such as BlocPlay and Geometric Energy Corporation, spearheading projects involving quantum computing, metaverse, blockchain, AI, space robotics, and more. Jay has also served as an advisor to NASA Frontier Development Lab, SiaClassic, and many leading AI firms.

  • Author:

    Steven Woo

    Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
    Rambus

    I was drawn to Rambus to focus on cutting edge computing technologies. Throughout my 15+ year career, I’ve helped invent, create and develop means of driving and extending performance in both hardware and software solutions. At Rambus, we are solving challenges that are completely new to the industry and occur as a response to deployments that are highly sophisticated and advanced.

    As an inventor, I find myself approaching a challenge like a room filled with 100,000 pieces of a puzzle where it is my job to figure out how they all go together – without knowing what it is supposed to look like in the end. For me, the job of finishing the puzzle is as enjoyable as the actual process of coming up with a new, innovative solution.

    For example, RDRAM®, our first mainstream memory architecture, implemented in hundreds of millions of consumer, computing and networking products from leading electronics companies including Cisco, Dell, Hitachi, HP, Intel, etc. We did a lot of novel things that required inventiveness – we pushed the envelope and created state of the art performance without making actual changes to the infrastructure.

    I’m excited about the new opportunities as computing is becoming more and more pervasive in our everyday lives. With a world full of data, my job and my fellow inventors’ job will be to stay curious, maintain an inquisitive approach and create solutions that are technologically superior and that seamlessly intertwine with our daily lives.

    After an inspiring work day at Rambus, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, swimming, and reading.

    Education

    • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    • Master of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
    • B.S. Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

    Steven Woo

    Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
    Rambus

    I was drawn to Rambus to focus on cutting edge computing technologies. Throughout my 15+ year career, I’ve helped invent, create and develop means of driving and extending performance in both hardware and software solutions. At Rambus, we are solving challenges that are completely new to the industry and occur as a response to deployments that are highly sophisticated and advanced.

    As an inventor, I find myself approaching a challenge like a room filled with 100,000 pieces of a puzzle where it is my job to figure out how they all go together – without knowing what it is supposed to look like in the end. For me, the job of finishing the puzzle is as enjoyable as the actual process of coming up with a new, innovative solution.

    For example, RDRAM®, our first mainstream memory architecture, implemented in hundreds of millions of consumer, computing and networking products from leading electronics companies including Cisco, Dell, Hitachi, HP, Intel, etc. We did a lot of novel things that required inventiveness – we pushed the envelope and created state of the art performance without making actual changes to the infrastructure.

    I’m excited about the new opportunities as computing is becoming more and more pervasive in our everyday lives. With a world full of data, my job and my fellow inventors’ job will be to stay curious, maintain an inquisitive approach and create solutions that are technologically superior and that seamlessly intertwine with our daily lives.

    After an inspiring work day at Rambus, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, swimming, and reading.

    Education

    • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    • Master of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
    • B.S. Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

  • Author:

    Gerald Friedland

    Principal Scientist Auto ML
    AWS

    Dr. Gerald Friedland is a Principal Scientist at AWS working on Low-Code, No-Code Machine Learning. Before that he was CTO and founder of Brainome, a no-code machine learning service for miniature models. Other posts include UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and the International Computer Science Institute. He was the lead figure behind the Multimedia Commons initiative, a collection of 100M images and 1M videos for research and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in conferences, journals, and books. His latest book "Information-Driven Machine Learning" was released by Springer-Nature in Dec. 2023. He also co-authored a textbook on Multimedia Computing with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Friedland received his doctorate (summa cum laude) and master's degree in computer science from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

    Gerald Friedland

    Principal Scientist Auto ML
    AWS

    Dr. Gerald Friedland is a Principal Scientist at AWS working on Low-Code, No-Code Machine Learning. Before that he was CTO and founder of Brainome, a no-code machine learning service for miniature models. Other posts include UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and the International Computer Science Institute. He was the lead figure behind the Multimedia Commons initiative, a collection of 100M images and 1M videos for research and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in conferences, journals, and books. His latest book "Information-Driven Machine Learning" was released by Springer-Nature in Dec. 2023. He also co-authored a textbook on Multimedia Computing with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Friedland received his doctorate (summa cum laude) and master's degree in computer science from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

  • Author:

    Paolo Faraboschi

    Vice President and HPE Fellow; Director, AI Research Lab, HP Labs
    HPE

    Paolo Faraboschi leads research in the Systems Research Lab at HP Labs. His technical interests lie at the intersection of hardware and software and include low power servers and systems-on-a-chip, workload-optimized, highly-parallel and distributed systems, ILP and VLIW processor architectures, compilers, and embedded systems. Faraboschi’s current research focuses on next-generation data-centric systems. His work on system-level integration for low energy servers and scale-out architectures is a key element of the HP Moonshot System, HP’s new class of software-defined servers built to address the energy efficiency challenges of hyperscale datacenters.

     Previously, Faraboschi led HP Labs research in system-level modeling and simulation, an effort that resulted in the COTSon open-source simulation platform. He is also the founder of HP’s Barcelona Research Office, which pioneered research in contentprocessing systems.. Before that, Faraboschi was technical lead for the Custom-Fit Processors Project at HP Labs, Cambridge (MA), building highly-optimized, softwaredefined CPU cores. In that role, he was the principal architect of the instruction set architecture for the Lx/ST200 family of VLIW embedded processor cores (developed with STMicroelectronics) which have been used for over a decade in a variety of audio, video, and imaging consumer products, including HP's printers and scanners.

     A regular keynote speaker at conferences and industry events, Faraboschi is an IEEE Fellow for "contributions to embedded processor architecture & system-on-chip technology." An active member of the computer architecture community, he also serves regularly on IEEE program and organizational committees, was guest editor of the 2012 edition of IEEE Micro TopPicks, and is co-author (with Josh Fisher and Cliff Young) of the book, “Embedded Computing: a VLIW Approach to Architecture, Compilers and Tools.” A co-holder of 24 granted patents, several other patent applications, and co-author of over 65 scientific publications, Faraboschi received his M.S. and Ph.D. (Dottora)

    Paolo Faraboschi

    Vice President and HPE Fellow; Director, AI Research Lab, HP Labs
    HPE

    Paolo Faraboschi leads research in the Systems Research Lab at HP Labs. His technical interests lie at the intersection of hardware and software and include low power servers and systems-on-a-chip, workload-optimized, highly-parallel and distributed systems, ILP and VLIW processor architectures, compilers, and embedded systems. Faraboschi’s current research focuses on next-generation data-centric systems. His work on system-level integration for low energy servers and scale-out architectures is a key element of the HP Moonshot System, HP’s new class of software-defined servers built to address the energy efficiency challenges of hyperscale datacenters.

     Previously, Faraboschi led HP Labs research in system-level modeling and simulation, an effort that resulted in the COTSon open-source simulation platform. He is also the founder of HP’s Barcelona Research Office, which pioneered research in contentprocessing systems.. Before that, Faraboschi was technical lead for the Custom-Fit Processors Project at HP Labs, Cambridge (MA), building highly-optimized, softwaredefined CPU cores. In that role, he was the principal architect of the instruction set architecture for the Lx/ST200 family of VLIW embedded processor cores (developed with STMicroelectronics) which have been used for over a decade in a variety of audio, video, and imaging consumer products, including HP's printers and scanners.

     A regular keynote speaker at conferences and industry events, Faraboschi is an IEEE Fellow for "contributions to embedded processor architecture & system-on-chip technology." An active member of the computer architecture community, he also serves regularly on IEEE program and organizational committees, was guest editor of the 2012 edition of IEEE Micro TopPicks, and is co-author (with Josh Fisher and Cliff Young) of the book, “Embedded Computing: a VLIW Approach to Architecture, Compilers and Tools.” A co-holder of 24 granted patents, several other patent applications, and co-author of over 65 scientific publications, Faraboschi received his M.S. and Ph.D. (Dottora)

  • Author:

    Taeksang Song

    CVP
    Samsung Electronics

    aeksang is a Corporate VP at Samsung Electronics where he is leading a team dedicated to pioneering cutting-edge technologies including CXL memory expander, fabric attached memory solution and processing near memory to meet the evloing demands of next-generation data-centric AI architecture. He has almost 20 years' professional experience in memory and sub-system architecture, interconnect protocols, system-on-chip design and collaborating with CSPs to enable heterogneous computing infrastructure.  Prior to join Samsung Electronics, he worked at Rambus Inc., SK hynix and Micron Technology in lead architect roles for the emerging memory controllers and systems. 

    Taeksang receives his Ph.D. degree from KAIST, South Korea, in 2006. Dr. Song has authored and co-authored over 20 technical papers and holds over 50 U.S. patents. 

     

     

    Taeksang Song

    CVP
    Samsung Electronics

    aeksang is a Corporate VP at Samsung Electronics where he is leading a team dedicated to pioneering cutting-edge technologies including CXL memory expander, fabric attached memory solution and processing near memory to meet the evloing demands of next-generation data-centric AI architecture. He has almost 20 years' professional experience in memory and sub-system architecture, interconnect protocols, system-on-chip design and collaborating with CSPs to enable heterogneous computing infrastructure.  Prior to join Samsung Electronics, he worked at Rambus Inc., SK hynix and Micron Technology in lead architect roles for the emerging memory controllers and systems. 

    Taeksang receives his Ph.D. degree from KAIST, South Korea, in 2006. Dr. Song has authored and co-authored over 20 technical papers and holds over 50 U.S. patents. 

     

     

  • Author:

    Gayathri Radhakrishnan

    Partner
    Hitachi Ventures

    Gayathri is currently Partner at Hitachi Ventures. Prior to that, she was with Micron Ventures, actively investing in startups that apply AI to solve critical problems in the areas of Manufacturing, Healthcare and Automotive. She brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience across product management, product marketing, corporate strategy, M&A and venture investments in large Fortune 500 companies such as Dell and Corning and in startups. She has also worked as an early stage investor at Earlybird Venture Capital, a premier European venture capital fund based in Germany. She has a Masters in EE from The Ohio State University and MBA from INSEAD in France. She is also a Kauffman Fellow - Class 16.

    Gayathri Radhakrishnan

    Partner
    Hitachi Ventures

    Gayathri is currently Partner at Hitachi Ventures. Prior to that, she was with Micron Ventures, actively investing in startups that apply AI to solve critical problems in the areas of Manufacturing, Healthcare and Automotive. She brings over 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience across product management, product marketing, corporate strategy, M&A and venture investments in large Fortune 500 companies such as Dell and Corning and in startups. She has also worked as an early stage investor at Earlybird Venture Capital, a premier European venture capital fund based in Germany. She has a Masters in EE from The Ohio State University and MBA from INSEAD in France. She is also a Kauffman Fellow - Class 16.

  • Author:

    Rochan Sankar

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Enfabrica

    Rochan is Founder, President and CEO of Enfabrica. Prior to founding Enfabrica, he was Senior Director and leader of the Data Center Ethernet switch silicon business at Broadcom, where he defined and brought to market multiple generations of Tomahawk/Trident chips and helped build industry-wide ecosystems including 25G Ethernet and disaggregated whitebox networking.

    Prior, he held roles in product management, chip architecture, and applications engineering across startup and public semiconductor companies. Rochan holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Wharton School, and has 6 issued patents.

    Rochan Sankar

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Enfabrica

    Rochan is Founder, President and CEO of Enfabrica. Prior to founding Enfabrica, he was Senior Director and leader of the Data Center Ethernet switch silicon business at Broadcom, where he defined and brought to market multiple generations of Tomahawk/Trident chips and helped build industry-wide ecosystems including 25G Ethernet and disaggregated whitebox networking.

    Prior, he held roles in product management, chip architecture, and applications engineering across startup and public semiconductor companies. Rochan holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Wharton School, and has 6 issued patents.

  • Author:

    Abhijeet Gulati

    Head of AI, Senior Director of AI & ML Engineering
    Mitchell International

    Abhijeet Gulati is the Head of AI & Senior Director of Engineering at Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit. Abhijeet is an accomplished technologist with over two decades of experience in the semiconductor, wireless, software & technology industry, focusing on AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Generative AI and SaaS solutions. He is a driven Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and business intelligence leader.

    As the Head of AI at Mitchell International, Abhijeet has spent the past 5 years improving InsureTech inefficiencies, minimize decision biases, developed proprietary, differentiated enterprise scale AI products and an intelligent open platform that democratizes adoption of AI in enterprise business workflows. Abhijeet has extensive experience directing large-scale initiatives involving R&D, business & product strategy, operations, and advanced video, image and data analytics. Abhijeet has authored several patents on the application of AI in InsureTech industry. Abhijeet sits on the board of several AI standards, Ethical & Responsible AI committees.

    Abhijeet Gulati

    Head of AI, Senior Director of AI & ML Engineering
    Mitchell International

    Abhijeet Gulati is the Head of AI & Senior Director of Engineering at Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage (APD) business unit. Abhijeet is an accomplished technologist with over two decades of experience in the semiconductor, wireless, software & technology industry, focusing on AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Generative AI and SaaS solutions. He is a driven Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and business intelligence leader.

    As the Head of AI at Mitchell International, Abhijeet has spent the past 5 years improving InsureTech inefficiencies, minimize decision biases, developed proprietary, differentiated enterprise scale AI products and an intelligent open platform that democratizes adoption of AI in enterprise business workflows. Abhijeet has extensive experience directing large-scale initiatives involving R&D, business & product strategy, operations, and advanced video, image and data analytics. Abhijeet has authored several patents on the application of AI in InsureTech industry. Abhijeet sits on the board of several AI standards, Ethical & Responsible AI committees.

  • Author:

    Hooman Sedghamiz

    Director of AI & ML
    Bayer

    Hooman Sedghamiz is Director of AI & ML at Bayer. He has lead algorithm development and generated valuable insights to improve medical products ranging from implantable, wearable medical and imaging devices to bioinformatics and pharmaceutical products for a variety of multinational medical companies.

    He has lead projects, data science teams and developed algorithms for closed loop active medical implants (e.g. Pacemakers, cochlear and retinal implants) as well as advanced computational biology to study the time evolution of cellular networks associated with cancer , depression and other illnesses.

    His experience in healthcare also extends to image processing for Computer Tomography (CT), iX-Ray (Interventional X-Ray) as well as signal processing of physiological signals such as ECG, EMG, EEG and ACC.

    Recently, his team has been working on cutting edge natural language processing and developed cutting edge models to address the healthcare challenges dealing with textual data.

    Hooman Sedghamiz

    Director of AI & ML
    Bayer

    Hooman Sedghamiz is Director of AI & ML at Bayer. He has lead algorithm development and generated valuable insights to improve medical products ranging from implantable, wearable medical and imaging devices to bioinformatics and pharmaceutical products for a variety of multinational medical companies.

    He has lead projects, data science teams and developed algorithms for closed loop active medical implants (e.g. Pacemakers, cochlear and retinal implants) as well as advanced computational biology to study the time evolution of cellular networks associated with cancer , depression and other illnesses.

    His experience in healthcare also extends to image processing for Computer Tomography (CT), iX-Ray (Interventional X-Ray) as well as signal processing of physiological signals such as ECG, EMG, EEG and ACC.

    Recently, his team has been working on cutting edge natural language processing and developed cutting edge models to address the healthcare challenges dealing with textual data.

  • Author:

    John Almasan

    Senior Managing Director, Head of AI & Emerging Tech
    TIAA

    Dr. John Almasan is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading global tech teams and building large-scale data, AI, and cloud platforms for prominent companies such as TIAA, McKinsey & Co., American Express, Bank of America, and Nationwide Insurance. With deep expertise in multi-cloud big data engineering, machine learning, and data science, John is a hands-on practitioner and passionate about enabling the acceleration of AI adoption.

    As an adjunct professor at various universities and a member of Arizona State University's Executive Board of Advisors, John is committed to preparing the next generation to meet the future's skillset needs and demands. He focuses on employee cross-training and actively engages in teaching and mentoring students in the field.

    John holds two master's degrees in Engineering and Statistics, a Doctor of Business Administration, and has over 20+ patents credited to his name. He has received several awards throughout his career for his contributions to the technology industry.

    John Almasan

    Senior Managing Director, Head of AI & Emerging Tech
    TIAA

    Dr. John Almasan is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading global tech teams and building large-scale data, AI, and cloud platforms for prominent companies such as TIAA, McKinsey & Co., American Express, Bank of America, and Nationwide Insurance. With deep expertise in multi-cloud big data engineering, machine learning, and data science, John is a hands-on practitioner and passionate about enabling the acceleration of AI adoption.

    As an adjunct professor at various universities and a member of Arizona State University's Executive Board of Advisors, John is committed to preparing the next generation to meet the future's skillset needs and demands. He focuses on employee cross-training and actively engages in teaching and mentoring students in the field.

    John holds two master's degrees in Engineering and Statistics, a Doctor of Business Administration, and has over 20+ patents credited to his name. He has received several awards throughout his career for his contributions to the technology industry.

  • Author:

    Sakyasingha Dasgupta

    Founder & CEO
    EdgeCortix

    Sakya is the founder and Chief Executive officer of EdgeCortix. He is an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologist, entrepreneur, and engineer with over a decade of experience in taking cutting edge AI research from ideation stage to scalable products, across different industry verticals.  He has lead teams at global companies like Microsoft and IBM Research / IBM Japan, along with national research labs like RIKEN Japan and the Max Planck Institute Germany. Previously, he helped establish and lead the technology division at lean startups in Japan and Singapore, in semiconductor technology, robotics and Fintech sectors. Sakya is the inventor of over 20 patents and has published widely on machine learning and AI with over 1,000 citations. 

    Sakya holds a PhD. in Physics of Complex Systems from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, along with Masters in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh and a Bachelors of Computer Engineering. Prior to founding EdgeCortix he completed his entrepreneurship studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Sakyasingha Dasgupta

    Founder & CEO
    EdgeCortix

    Sakya is the founder and Chief Executive officer of EdgeCortix. He is an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologist, entrepreneur, and engineer with over a decade of experience in taking cutting edge AI research from ideation stage to scalable products, across different industry verticals.  He has lead teams at global companies like Microsoft and IBM Research / IBM Japan, along with national research labs like RIKEN Japan and the Max Planck Institute Germany. Previously, he helped establish and lead the technology division at lean startups in Japan and Singapore, in semiconductor technology, robotics and Fintech sectors. Sakya is the inventor of over 20 patents and has published widely on machine learning and AI with over 1,000 citations. 

    Sakya holds a PhD. in Physics of Complex Systems from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, along with Masters in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh and a Bachelors of Computer Engineering. Prior to founding EdgeCortix he completed his entrepreneurship studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Author:

    Neeraj Kumar

    Chief Data Scientist
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    As the Chief Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Neeraj leads a talented team of scientists and professionals in addressing critical challenges in energy, artificial intelligence, health, and biothreat sectors. With over 15 years of experience in quantitative research and data science, he specializes in developing innovative solutions and managing multidisciplinary teams focused on multimillion-dollar programs at the intersection of fundamental discovery and transformative AI-driven product development.


    His expertise spans Applied Math, High-Performance Computing, Computational Chemistry and Biology, Health Science, and Medical Therapeutics, enabling his to guide his team in exploring new frontiers. He has a deep understanding and application of Generative AI, AI Safety and Trustworthiness, Natural Language Processing, Applied Mathematics, Software Engineering, Modeling and Simulations, Quantum Mechanics, Data Integration, Causal Inference/Reasoning, and Reinforcement Learning. These competencies are crucial in developing scalable AI/ML models and computing infrastructures that accelerate scientific discoveries, enhance computer-aided design, and refine autonomous decision-making.

    Neeraj Kumar

    Chief Data Scientist
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    As the Chief Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Neeraj leads a talented team of scientists and professionals in addressing critical challenges in energy, artificial intelligence, health, and biothreat sectors. With over 15 years of experience in quantitative research and data science, he specializes in developing innovative solutions and managing multidisciplinary teams focused on multimillion-dollar programs at the intersection of fundamental discovery and transformative AI-driven product development.


    His expertise spans Applied Math, High-Performance Computing, Computational Chemistry and Biology, Health Science, and Medical Therapeutics, enabling his to guide his team in exploring new frontiers. He has a deep understanding and application of Generative AI, AI Safety and Trustworthiness, Natural Language Processing, Applied Mathematics, Software Engineering, Modeling and Simulations, Quantum Mechanics, Data Integration, Causal Inference/Reasoning, and Reinforcement Learning. These competencies are crucial in developing scalable AI/ML models and computing infrastructures that accelerate scientific discoveries, enhance computer-aided design, and refine autonomous decision-making.

  • Author:

    June Paik

    Founder and CEO
    FuriosaAI

    June Paik is the founder and CEO of FuriosaAI, a company specializing in AI accelerator design for data centers, with operations in Santa Clara and Seoul. With over 20 years of experience in both academia and the industry, June worked on the design and engineering of CPUs, GPUs, and memory systems at AMD and Samsung. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At FuriosaAI, June leads the company in innovating the core AI accelerator product and technology, aiming to enhance data center performance and efficiency.

    June Paik

    Founder and CEO
    FuriosaAI

    June Paik is the founder and CEO of FuriosaAI, a company specializing in AI accelerator design for data centers, with operations in Santa Clara and Seoul. With over 20 years of experience in both academia and the industry, June worked on the design and engineering of CPUs, GPUs, and memory systems at AMD and Samsung. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At FuriosaAI, June leads the company in innovating the core AI accelerator product and technology, aiming to enhance data center performance and efficiency.

  • Author:

    Sunghyun Park

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Rebellions

    Sunghyun Park is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rebellions, a leading AI chip company based in South Korea. After gaining experience at prominent organizations like Morgan Stanley, Intel, and SpaceX, Park drew upon his expertise in chip design to co-found Rebellions in 2020, choosing to leverage South Korea's robust semiconductor ecosystem. As an MIT alumnus, Park has guided the company's release of two innovative AI chips and secured over $210 million in funding within just three and a half years, solidifying Rebellions' position as a pioneer in the AI infrastructure space.

    Sunghyun Park

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Rebellions

    Sunghyun Park is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rebellions, a leading AI chip company based in South Korea. After gaining experience at prominent organizations like Morgan Stanley, Intel, and SpaceX, Park drew upon his expertise in chip design to co-found Rebellions in 2020, choosing to leverage South Korea's robust semiconductor ecosystem. As an MIT alumnus, Park has guided the company's release of two innovative AI chips and secured over $210 million in funding within just three and a half years, solidifying Rebellions' position as a pioneer in the AI infrastructure space.

  • Author:

    Hira Dangol

    Vice President, AI/ML & Automation
    Bank Of America

    Industry experience in AI/ML, engineering, architecture and executive roles in leading technology companies, service providers and Silicon Valley leading organizations. Currently focusing on innovation, disruption, and cutting-edge technologies through startups and technology-driven corporation in solving the pressing problems of industry and world.

    Hira Dangol

    Vice President, AI/ML & Automation
    Bank Of America

    Industry experience in AI/ML, engineering, architecture and executive roles in leading technology companies, service providers and Silicon Valley leading organizations. Currently focusing on innovation, disruption, and cutting-edge technologies through startups and technology-driven corporation in solving the pressing problems of industry and world.

  • Author:

    Karl Freund

    Founder & Principal Analyst
    Cambrian AI Research

    Karl Freund is the founder and principal analyst of Cambrian AI Research. Prior to this, he was 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).

     

    Karl Freund

    Founder & Principal Analyst
    Cambrian AI Research

    Karl Freund is the founder and principal analyst of Cambrian AI Research. Prior to this, he was 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).

     

  • Author:

    Rashmi Gopinath

    General Partner
    B Capital

    Rashmi Gopinath is a General Partner at B Capital Group where she leads the fund’s enterprise software practice in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, and AI/ML sectors. She brings over two decades of experience investing and operating in cutting-edge enterprise technologies. She led B Capital’s investments in over 24 companies such as DataRobot, FalconX, Clari, Phenom People, Synack, Innovaccer, Labelbox, Fabric, 6Sense, Highspot, Pendo, Starburst, OwnBackup, Figment, Perimeter81, Zesty, among others.

    Rashmi was previously a Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she led investments globally in enterprise software and sat on several boards including Synack, Innovaccer, Contrast Security, Frame, UnravelData, Incorta, among others.

    Prior to M12, Rashmi was an Investment Director with Intel Capital where she was involved in the firm’s investments in startups including MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB), ForeScout (Nasdaq: FSCT), Maginatics (acq. by EMC), BlueData (acq. by HPE), among others. Rashmi held operating roles at high-growth startups such as BlueData (acq. by HPE) and Couchbase (Nasdaq: BASE) where she led global business development, product and marketing roles. She began her career in engineering and product roles at Oracle and GE Healthcare. She earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai in India.

    Rashmi Gopinath

    General Partner
    B Capital

    Rashmi Gopinath is a General Partner at B Capital Group where she leads the fund’s enterprise software practice in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, and AI/ML sectors. She brings over two decades of experience investing and operating in cutting-edge enterprise technologies. She led B Capital’s investments in over 24 companies such as DataRobot, FalconX, Clari, Phenom People, Synack, Innovaccer, Labelbox, Fabric, 6Sense, Highspot, Pendo, Starburst, OwnBackup, Figment, Perimeter81, Zesty, among others.

    Rashmi was previously a Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she led investments globally in enterprise software and sat on several boards including Synack, Innovaccer, Contrast Security, Frame, UnravelData, Incorta, among others.

    Prior to M12, Rashmi was an Investment Director with Intel Capital where she was involved in the firm’s investments in startups including MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB), ForeScout (Nasdaq: FSCT), Maginatics (acq. by EMC), BlueData (acq. by HPE), among others. Rashmi held operating roles at high-growth startups such as BlueData (acq. by HPE) and Couchbase (Nasdaq: BASE) where she led global business development, product and marketing roles. She began her career in engineering and product roles at Oracle and GE Healthcare. She earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai in India.

  • Author:

    Daniel Wu

    Course Facilitator
    Stanford University

    Daniel Wu is a technical leader who brings more than 20 years of expertise in software engineering, AI/ML, and high-impact team development. He is the Head of Commercial Banking AI and Machine Learning at JPMorgan Chase where he drives financial service transformation through AI innovation. His diverse professional background also includes building point of care expert systems for physicians to improve quality of care, co-founding an online personal finance marketplace, and building an online real estate brokerage platform.

    Daniel is passionate about the democratization of technology and the ethical use of AI - a philosophy he shares in the computer science and AI/ML education programs he has contributed to over the years.

    Daniel Wu

    Course Facilitator
    Stanford University

    Daniel Wu is a technical leader who brings more than 20 years of expertise in software engineering, AI/ML, and high-impact team development. He is the Head of Commercial Banking AI and Machine Learning at JPMorgan Chase where he drives financial service transformation through AI innovation. His diverse professional background also includes building point of care expert systems for physicians to improve quality of care, co-founding an online personal finance marketplace, and building an online real estate brokerage platform.

    Daniel is passionate about the democratization of technology and the ethical use of AI - a philosophy he shares in the computer science and AI/ML education programs he has contributed to over the years.

  • Author:

    Prasad Jogalekar

    Head of Global Artificial Intelligence and Accelerator Hub
    Ericsson

    Prasad Jogalekar

    Head of Global Artificial Intelligence and Accelerator Hub
    Ericsson
  • Author:

    David Kanter

    Founder & Executive Director
    MLCommons

    David founded and leads MLCommons, to make machine learning better for everyone through benchmarks, such as MLPerf, and building datasets and tools for data-centric AI.

    The mission of MLCommons™ is to make machine learning better for everyone. Together with its 50+ founding Members and Affiliates, including startups, leading companies, academics, and non-profits from around the globe, MLCommons will help grow machine learning from a research field into a mature industry through benchmarks, public datasets and best practices. MLCommons firmly believes in the power of open-source and open data. Our software projects are generally available under the Apache 2.0 license and our datasets generally use CC-BY 4.0.

    David Kanter

    Founder & Executive Director
    MLCommons

    David founded and leads MLCommons, to make machine learning better for everyone through benchmarks, such as MLPerf, and building datasets and tools for data-centric AI.

    The mission of MLCommons™ is to make machine learning better for everyone. Together with its 50+ founding Members and Affiliates, including startups, leading companies, academics, and non-profits from around the globe, MLCommons will help grow machine learning from a research field into a mature industry through benchmarks, public datasets and best practices. MLCommons firmly believes in the power of open-source and open data. Our software projects are generally available under the Apache 2.0 license and our datasets generally use CC-BY 4.0.

  • Author:

    Matthew Burns

    Technical Marketing Manager
    Samtec

    Matthew Burns develops go-to-market strategies for Samtec’s Silicon-to-Silicon solutions. Over the course of 20+ years, he has been a leader in design, applications engineering, technical sales and marketing in the telecommunications, medical and electronic components industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

    Matthew Burns

    Technical Marketing Manager
    Samtec

    Matthew Burns develops go-to-market strategies for Samtec’s Silicon-to-Silicon solutions. Over the course of 20+ years, he has been a leader in design, applications engineering, technical sales and marketing in the telecommunications, medical and electronic components industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

  • Author:

    Nikhil Sukhtankar

    Head of Product Conversational AI & Messaging Platforms
    PayPal

    Nikhil Sukhtankar

    Head of Product Conversational AI & Messaging Platforms
    PayPal
  • Author:

    Chris Jones

    Director of Product Management
    BrainChip

    Chris Jones, Director of Product Management at BrainChip, brings over 25 years of experience in technology solutions. He began his career at AT&T in data center solutions, later co-founding a pioneering video streaming platform. His entrepreneurial journey includes ventures in manufacturing/ecommerce, AI, SaaS, and robotics. Recently, he led Software Development at 3DEO and served as a Sr. Product Manager at Meta/Facebook, focusing on ML platform development. Chris holds dual BAs in Psychology and Computer Science from Thomas Edison State University, an MBA from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

     

    Chris Jones

    Director of Product Management
    BrainChip

    Chris Jones, Director of Product Management at BrainChip, brings over 25 years of experience in technology solutions. He began his career at AT&T in data center solutions, later co-founding a pioneering video streaming platform. His entrepreneurial journey includes ventures in manufacturing/ecommerce, AI, SaaS, and robotics. Recently, he led Software Development at 3DEO and served as a Sr. Product Manager at Meta/Facebook, focusing on ML platform development. Chris holds dual BAs in Psychology and Computer Science from Thomas Edison State University, an MBA from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

     

  • Author:

    Manoj Wadekar

    Hardware Systems Technologist
    Meta

    Manoj Wadekar

    Hardware Systems Technologist
    Meta
  • Author:

    Puja Das

    Senior Director, Personalization
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    Dr. Puja Das, leads the Personalization team at Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD) which includes offerings on Max, HBO, Discovery+ and many more.

    Prior to WBD, she led a team of Applied ML researchers at Apple, who focused on building large scale recommendation systems to serve personalized content on the App Store, Arcade and Apple Books. Her areas of expertise include user modeling, content modeling, recommendation systems, multi-task learning, sequential learning and online convex optimization. She also led the Ads prediction team at Twitter (now X), where she focused on relevance modeling to improve App Ads personalization and monetization across all of Twitter surfaces.

    She obtained her Ph.D from University of Minnesota in Machine Learning, where the focus of her dissertation was online learning algorithms, which work on streaming data. Her dissertation was the recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph D. Fellowship Award.

    She is active in the research community and part of the program committee at ML and recommendation system conferences. Shas mentored several undergrad and grad students and participated in various round table discussions through Grace Hopper Conference, Women in Machine Learning Program colocated with NeurIPS, AAAI and Computing Research Association- Women’s chapter.

    Puja Das

    Senior Director, Personalization
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    Dr. Puja Das, leads the Personalization team at Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD) which includes offerings on Max, HBO, Discovery+ and many more.

    Prior to WBD, she led a team of Applied ML researchers at Apple, who focused on building large scale recommendation systems to serve personalized content on the App Store, Arcade and Apple Books. Her areas of expertise include user modeling, content modeling, recommendation systems, multi-task learning, sequential learning and online convex optimization. She also led the Ads prediction team at Twitter (now X), where she focused on relevance modeling to improve App Ads personalization and monetization across all of Twitter surfaces.

    She obtained her Ph.D from University of Minnesota in Machine Learning, where the focus of her dissertation was online learning algorithms, which work on streaming data. Her dissertation was the recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph D. Fellowship Award.

    She is active in the research community and part of the program committee at ML and recommendation system conferences. Shas mentored several undergrad and grad students and participated in various round table discussions through Grace Hopper Conference, Women in Machine Learning Program colocated with NeurIPS, AAAI and Computing Research Association- Women’s chapter.

  • Author:

    Tom Sheffler

    Solution Architect, Next Generation Sequencing
    Roche

    Tom earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Engineering with a focus on parallel computing architectures and prrogramming models.  His interest in high-performance computing took him to NASA Ames, and then to Rambus where he worked on accelerated memory interfaces for providing high bandwidth.  Following that, he co-founded the cloud video analytics company, Sensr.net, that applied scalable cloud computing to analyzing large streams of video data.  He later joined Roche to work on next-generation sequencing and scalable genomics analysis platforms.  Throughout his career, Tom has focused on the application of high performance computer systems to real world problems.

    Tom Sheffler

    Solution Architect, Next Generation Sequencing
    Roche

    Tom earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Engineering with a focus on parallel computing architectures and prrogramming models.  His interest in high-performance computing took him to NASA Ames, and then to Rambus where he worked on accelerated memory interfaces for providing high bandwidth.  Following that, he co-founded the cloud video analytics company, Sensr.net, that applied scalable cloud computing to analyzing large streams of video data.  He later joined Roche to work on next-generation sequencing and scalable genomics analysis platforms.  Throughout his career, Tom has focused on the application of high performance computer systems to real world problems.

  • Author:

    Mo Haghighi

    Distinguished Engineer
    Discover Financial Services

    Dr Mo Haghighi is a director of engineering/distinguished engineer at Discover Financial Services. His current focus is hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, application modernisation and automating application/workload migration across public and private clouds. Previously, he held various leadership positions as a program director at IBM, where he led Developer Ecosystem and Cloud Engineering teams in 27 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to IBM, he was a research scientist at Intel and an open source advocate at Sun Microsystems/Oracle. 

    Mo obtained a PhD in computer science, and his primary areas of expertise are distributed and edge computing, cloud native, IoT and AI, with several publications and patents in those areas.

    Mo is a regular keynote/speaker at major developer conferences including Devoxx, DevOpsCon, Java/Code One, Codemotion, DevRelCon, O’Reilly, The Next Web, DevNexus, IEEE/ACM, ODSC, AiWorld, CloudConf and Pycon. 

    Mo Haghighi

    Distinguished Engineer
    Discover Financial Services

    Dr Mo Haghighi is a director of engineering/distinguished engineer at Discover Financial Services. His current focus is hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, application modernisation and automating application/workload migration across public and private clouds. Previously, he held various leadership positions as a program director at IBM, where he led Developer Ecosystem and Cloud Engineering teams in 27 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to IBM, he was a research scientist at Intel and an open source advocate at Sun Microsystems/Oracle. 

    Mo obtained a PhD in computer science, and his primary areas of expertise are distributed and edge computing, cloud native, IoT and AI, with several publications and patents in those areas.

    Mo is a regular keynote/speaker at major developer conferences including Devoxx, DevOpsCon, Java/Code One, Codemotion, DevRelCon, O’Reilly, The Next Web, DevNexus, IEEE/ACM, ODSC, AiWorld, CloudConf and Pycon. 

  • Author:

    Brett Simpson

    Co-Founder & Senior Analyst
    Arete Research

    Brett 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 & Senior Analyst
    Arete Research

    Brett 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.

  • Author:

    Paul Karazuba

    VP of Marketing
    Expedera

    Paul is Vice President of Marketing at Expedera, a leading provider of AI Inference NPU semiconductor IP. He brings a talent for transforming new technology into products that excite customers. Previously, Paul was VP Marketing at PLDA, specializing in high-speed interconnect IP, until its acquisition by Rambus. Before PLDA, he was Senior Director of Marketing at Rambus. Paul brings more than 25 years of marketing experience including Quicklogic, Aptina (Micron), and others. He holds a BS in Management and Marketing from Manhattan College.

     

    Paul Karazuba

    VP of Marketing
    Expedera

    Paul is Vice President of Marketing at Expedera, a leading provider of AI Inference NPU semiconductor IP. He brings a talent for transforming new technology into products that excite customers. Previously, Paul was VP Marketing at PLDA, specializing in high-speed interconnect IP, until its acquisition by Rambus. Before PLDA, he was Senior Director of Marketing at Rambus. Paul brings more than 25 years of marketing experience including Quicklogic, Aptina (Micron), and others. He holds a BS in Management and Marketing from Manhattan College.

     

  • Author:

    Sanchit Juneja

    Director, Big Data & ML/AI
    Booking.Com

    Sanchit Juneja has 18+ years of Tech Leadership Experience in tech and product roles across The US, South-east Asia, Africa, South-east Asia, and Europe with organizations such as Booking.com, AppsFlyer, GoJek, Rocket Internet, and National Instruments. Currently Director- Product (Big Data & ML/AI) with Booking.com 

    Sanchit Juneja

    Director, Big Data & ML/AI
    Booking.Com

    Sanchit Juneja has 18+ years of Tech Leadership Experience in tech and product roles across The US, South-east Asia, Africa, South-east Asia, and Europe with organizations such as Booking.com, AppsFlyer, GoJek, Rocket Internet, and National Instruments. Currently Director- Product (Big Data & ML/AI) with Booking.com 

  • Author:

    Maria Barisano

    Managing Director and Partner
    Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

    Maria Barisano is a Managing Director and Partner, based in the San Francisco office. She has been with BCG since 2013. As a core group member of BCG's Technology Media and Telecommunication (TMT) Practice Area, she works mainly for companies in the technology / high-tech industry.

    Maria is leading the Women in Tech effort on the West Coast within BCG. Maria consistently engages with numerous high-profile women C-suite personnel in the tech industry. Maria is immensely knowledgeable in a broad set of topics, with a strong focus on growth/Go To Market acceleration.

    Maria Barisano

    Managing Director and Partner
    Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

    Maria Barisano is a Managing Director and Partner, based in the San Francisco office. She has been with BCG since 2013. As a core group member of BCG's Technology Media and Telecommunication (TMT) Practice Area, she works mainly for companies in the technology / high-tech industry.

    Maria is leading the Women in Tech effort on the West Coast within BCG. Maria consistently engages with numerous high-profile women C-suite personnel in the tech industry. Maria is immensely knowledgeable in a broad set of topics, with a strong focus on growth/Go To Market acceleration.

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