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  • Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    Center 
    | Santa Clara, CA

Keynote Speakers

This year's keynotes were selected to inspire and challenge chip, board and systems designers as well as help prepare them for the challenges ahead. The lineup is aimed to cover the full engineering lifecycle, from concept and creativity to testing, securing and tips for entrepreneurial success. See below for this year's keynotes.

Zoltan Cendes

Founder

Ansoft Inc.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 12:00-12:45

In this forward looking keynote, Dr. Zoltan Cendes, founder of Ansoft (acquired by ANSYS in 2008), will share his insights on how signal integrity simulation has been turned inside out with electromagnetic field simulation.

Click here for his biography.

Turning Signal Integrity Simulation Inside Out

Elyse Rosenbaum

Director

NSF Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML)

Wednesday, Feb 1, 12:00-12:45

Simulation verification is an essential step in bringing complex electronic systems to manufacturing, yet the number of variables often makes it impractical. Explore how behavior modeling, strengthened by machine learning, can provide the solution.

Click here for her biography.

Machine Learning: An Enabling Technique for Electronics Modeling and Design Optimization

Doug Seven

Connected Things Lead

Azure IoT, Microsoft

Thursday, Feb 2, 12:00-12:45

The automotive industry is in the midst of a massive transformation, and advancements in electronics are at the forefront. Driving this are a number of key trends including high speed connectivity to the car, new models of car usage and ownership, and of course autonomous driving. To meet these demands, developers need strong cloud-based assets, global capabilities and enterprise B2B tools that deliver end-to-end solutions everywhere people go.

In this keynote Doug Seven, Microsoft’s Principal Group Program Manager – Things That Move, explores the company’s view of the connected car space and describes how industry players can evolve their offerings from providing simple connectivity to enabling full autonomy. Doug will show how coming advances can inspire new business models and driver experiences that also have a positive impact on the relevant public infrastructure.

Click here for his biography.

The Internet of Things That Move – Connected Cars & Beyond

2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Al Eisaian
Al Eisaian
CEO, IntelinAir, Inc

Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne
President Tektronix

 Paul Kocher
Paul Kocher
Chief Scientist, Cryptography Research Division Rambus

 

Past DesignCon keynote speakers of recent years


Thomas Lee
Thomas H. Lee
Stanford University

Karen Bartleson
Karen Bartleson
Synopsys

Alex LidowAlex Lidow
Efficient Power
Conversion Corporation

Dr. Hermann Eul
Dr. Hermann Eul
Intel

Eileen Bartholomew
Eileen Bartholomew
XPRIZE

Thomas Pawlowski
Thomas Pawlowski
Micron Technology

Bill Swift
Bill Swift
Cisco

Jonah Alben
Jonah Alben
NVIDIA

Mike Santori
Mike Santori
National Instruments

Prith Banerjee
Prith Banerjee
HP

Joe Macri
Joe Macri
AMD

Ilan Spillinger
Ilan Spillinger
Microsoft

Harold Hughes
Harold Hughes
Rambus

Ron Nersesian
Ron Nersesian
Agilent Technologies
(now Keysight Technologies)

Ivo Bolsons
Ivo Bolsons
Xilinx