2012 Keynote Addresses
Tuesday - October 30
Simon Segars, EVP and General Manager Processor and Physical IP Divisions, ARM
Presentation Title: Technologies Shaping Our Future
Abstract: Since the industrial age, technology has been a driving force in shaping our world. In the microprocessor space advancements in processor design has enabled the industry to deliver the performance and power improvements required to run the mobile applications we are becoming dependent on in our daily life’s. Have we reached the limits of process and processor advancements? This presentation will review the latest advancements in processor and process design and provide insight into what the future holds, including some exciting new achievements in CPU design and some unique perspectives from ARM Partners.
Speaker Bio: Simon Segars joined the Board in January 2005 and was appointed EVP and General Manager of the Processor and Physical IP Divisions in March 2012, having previously run the Physical IP Division since September 2007. Before that, he has been the EVP for the Engineering, Worldwide Sales and Business Development Divisions during his tenure. He joined ARM in early 1991 and worked on many of the early ARM CPU products. He led the development of the ARM7 and ARM9 Thumb® families. He holds a number of patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures. He is a director of SOI Industry Consortium and a director of EDA Consortium.
Jack Sun, VP, Research & Development and Chief Technology Officer, TSMC
Presentation Title: An Ecosystem of Innovation
Speaker Bio: Dr. Sun is TSMC’s Vice President of Research and Development, and Chief Technology Officer. While at TSMC, he has led the successful expansion and acceleration of the logic and mixed-signal/RF technology roadmap, and driven advanced technology initiatives from 0.18-micron to today’s leading edge 28nm process.
Wednesday - October 31
Dr. Jonathan Koomey, Consulting Professor, Stanford University
Presentation Title: Why Ultra-Low Power Computing Will Change Everything
Abstract: Long-standing trends in the energy efficiency of computing and communications, combined with ever increasingly clever ways to harvest ambient energy (light, motion, or heat), promise to make ultra low-power mobile sensors and controls ubiquitous. Harvesting background energy flows opens up the possibility of mobile computing devices operating indefinitely with no external power source, and that means an explosion of available data from almost every device on our planet. These developments highlight the promise of what Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of management at MIT, calls "nanodata," or customized fine-grained data describing in detail the characteristics of individuals, transactions, and information flows. This talk will describe the driving forces behind these trends and present real-world examples illustrating their implications for our ability to understand and respond to the world around us.
Speaker Bio: Jonathan Koomey is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, worked for more than two decades at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (2003-4 and Fall 2008), Yale University (Fall 2009), and UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group (Fall 2011). Dr. Koomey holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and an A.B. in History of Science from Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of ten books and more than 150 articles and reports. He's also one of the leading international experts on the economics of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of information technology on resource use. He is the author of Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving, which has been translated into Chinese, Italian, and (soon) Korean, and Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs (both from Analytics Press).
Samsung Industry Address:
Presentation Title: Enabling the Super Devices of Tomorrow
Thursday - November 1
Warren East, CEO, ARM
Presentation Title: Low-Power Leadership for a Smarter Future
Abstract: Innovation throughout the ARM partnership has resulted in products which have shaped our lives, transforming the way we work, our recreation and how we interact with society.
Speaker Bio: Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to set up ARM's consulting business. He was Vice President, Business Operations from February 1998. In October 2000, he was appointed to the Board as Chief Operating Officer and in October 2001 was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Before joining ARM, he was with Texas Instruments. He is a chartered engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He has an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University and is a member of the UK Trade and Investment Executive Board for Technology, responsible for driving the UK's trade and investment objectives in the telecoms and IT sectors. He is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of De La Rue plc.
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