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COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
17-18 September, 2019

““I think this conference is turning out to be great in the sense that the density of companies attending it is phenomenal. All of the top notch companies are here, not fully disclosing what they’re doing but at least you get their philosophy and you get some insight from the CEOs and CTOs.””

Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft

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Aims of the 2019 Summit

The inaugural AI Hardware Summit sold out in 2018 and is the premier premier event for the AI chip ecosystem.

The 3 core aims of the Summit are:

  1. To assemble the critical mass of the global industry to promote innovation and adoption of silicon & systems for processing deep learning, neural networks & computer vision.
  2. To serve as the venue where the technology roadmap of emerging AI hardware is analyzed and updated each year.
  3. To connect silicon & systems vendors & hardware innovators to customers, partners, ML researchers & investors.
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Why Attend

Take advantage of over 9 hours of dedicated networking time to meet key industry leaders, whilst also exploring:  

  • Luminary Keynotes: Unique perspectives from industry luminaries in hardware (John Hennessy), AI (TBC) and investment (Lip-Bu Tan).
  • Innovations and Optimizations of Silicon & Systems for AI Training & Inference: Presentations and product launches from C-level executives from AI chip start ups, semiconductor companies and systems OEMs.
  • Training & Inference at Hyperscale & AI Accelerators in the Data Center Hardware Environment: Deployment & maintenance of AI infrastructure in data centers, hardware requirements for training & inference at scale.
  • Inference in Client (Edge) Computing: Applications for AI accelerators in cameras, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles etc.
  • Beyond Compute: AI’s Impact on Memory, Storage & Networking: Innovations in HBM, on-chip memory and NVM, I/O bottlenecks, data transfer & high-speed interconnects.
  • The Impact of Future ML Models on Hardware Design: Machine Learning co-design, robustness & reprogrammability, model standardization & interoperability.
  • AI Chip Design & Commercialization: Design, testing & manufacturing, form factors & routes-to-market.
  • Financial & Industrial Analysis: Market growth and maturity, VC investment trends & dynamics, the commoditization of the inference market, benchmarking & metrics.

“Two overarching efforts are indispensable in this AI chip development frenzy: objectively evaluating and comparing different chips (benchmarking), and reliably projecting the growth paths of AI chips (road mapping).” 

White Paper on AI Chip Technologies: Tsing Hua University & Beijing Innovation Center for Future Chips, December 2018.

The Speakers

 

John L. Hennessy

Chairman
Alphabet Inc.

John L. Hennessy is the Chairman of Alphabet Inc., Board Member of Cisco Systems, the former President of Stanford University, a co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems & Atheros, and a recent Turing Award laureate for his pioneering development of RISC architecture, alongside David Patterson. Dr. Hennessy was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 2012 and was appointed a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2007, among a multitude of accolades for his leadership in the field of computer science, architecture & engineering.

John L. Hennessy

Chairman
Alphabet Inc.

John L. Hennessy

Chairman
Alphabet Inc.

John L. Hennessy is the Chairman of Alphabet Inc., Board Member of Cisco Systems, the former President of Stanford University, a co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems & Atheros, and a recent Turing Award laureate for his pioneering development of RISC architecture, alongside David Patterson. Dr. Hennessy was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 2012 and was appointed a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2007, among a multitude of accolades for his leadership in the field of computer science, architecture & engineering.

In 2016, he co-founded the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, which has a $750 million endowment to fully fund graduate students at Stanford for up to three years.

 

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems & Chairman: Walden International

Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is a Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Chairman of Walden International. Mr. Tan serves as the Chairman on the Board of SambaNova Systems, Inc., and has been the Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems Inc. since January 2009, serving as its President from January 2009 to November 2017. Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A.

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems & Chairman: Walden International

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems & Chairman: Walden International

Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is a Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Chairman of Walden International. Mr. Tan serves as the Chairman on the Board of SambaNova Systems, Inc., and has been the Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems Inc. since January 2009, serving as its President from January 2009 to November 2017. Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. 

 

Naveen Rao

CVP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao is corporate vice president and general manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation.

Naveen Rao

CVP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao

CVP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao is corporate vice president and general manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation.

Trained as both a computer architect and neuroscientist, Dr. Rao joined Intel in 2016 with the acquisition of Nervana Systems. As chief executive officer and co-founder of Nervana, he led the company to become a recognized leader in the deep learning field. Before founding Nervana in 2014, Rao was a neuromorphic machines researcher at Qualcomm Inc., where he focused on neural computation and learning in artificial systems. Rao’s earlier career included engineering roles at Kealia Inc., CALY Networks and Sun Microsystems Inc.

Rao earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University, then spent a decade as a computer architect before going on to earn a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Brown University

 

Dr. Kai Yu

Co-Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai YU is founder & CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., dedicated to revolutionizing AI processors and solutions for autonomous systems. He is an internationally recognized expert in deep learning and general AI, a member of National Council of Next-Generation AI Strategy Planning, by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, a prestigious group of technology leaders of the country, the deputy secretary general of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) .

Dr. Kai Yu

Co-Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai Yu

Co-Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai YU is founder & CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., dedicated to revolutionizing AI processors and solutions for autonomous systems. He is an internationally recognized expert in deep learning and general AI, a member of National Council of Next-Generation AI Strategy Planning, by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, a prestigious group of technology leaders of the country, the deputy secretary general of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) .

Before founding Horizon Robotics in July 2015, he was Deputy Head of Baidu Research. He founded Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL) in January 2013, the first AI lab in China industry, and he is known as the founder of Baidu autonomous driving project. The teams led by Dr. Yu have won three Baidu Highest Achievement Awards for three times. Prior to joining Baidu, he took various key R&D roles in Germany and U.S.A. for 12 years, i.e., Senior Research Scientist at Neural Computation Department Siemens Corporate Technology, Head of Media Analytics Department of NEC Labs America, Adjunct Faculty at Computer Science Department of Stanford University.

Dr. Yu has received many awards, including No.1 place of ImageNet Challenge 2010
No.1 place of PASCAL VOC 2009and Best Paper Runner-up Award of ICML-2013. He also published dozens of research papers with a very high number of citations (more than 15,000). Dr. Yu has been the previous Area Chair of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). In 2011, he taught a class CS121: Introduction to AI in Stanford University.

He received his B.Sc and M.Sc in E&E from Nanjing University, China, and Ph.D in Computer Science at University of Munich, Germany.

 

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

 

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures
 

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Flex Logix’s NMAX platform excels at getting high hardware utilization at batch=1, which is critical for edge applications. Most of the new information is in the 2nd half of the slide deck.

NMAX delivers from 1 to 100+TOPS, as you need, at 10x lower cost and 3-5x lower power than existing solutions because we get 50-80% MAC utilization on tough models, meaning we need less silicon area, and we achieve it with 10x less DRAM bandwidth, meaning less DRAM cost and system power.

 

 

Eric Baissus

CEO
Kalray

Eric spent 8 years at Texas Instruments where he led the development of various chip designs and reference solutions. In 2002, Eric founded and led Open-Plug as CEO and CTO, until its acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent in 2010. OpenPlug was a pioneer and a leader in the area of software framework for mobile phones, having products shipped in millions of devices and Fortune 100 customers such as Sony-Ericsson or Intel.

Eric Baissus

CEO
Kalray

Eric Baissus

CEO
Kalray

Eric spent 8 years at Texas Instruments where he led the development of various chip designs and reference solutions. In 2002, Eric founded and led Open-Plug as CEO and CTO, until its acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent in 2010. OpenPlug was a pioneer and a leader in the area of software framework for mobile phones, having products shipped in millions of devices and Fortune 100 customers such as Sony-Ericsson or Intel. After the acquisition of Open-Plug by Alcatel-Lucent, Eric Baissus became VP R&D and VP Innovation of Alcatel-Lucent Application Enablement and was located at Palo Alto USA. In 2014, Eric returned in Europe and joined Kalray, a French spin-off of CEA research lab,  as CEO. In 4 years, he turned Kalray into the pioneer of intelligent processors. As a real technological breakthrough, “intelligent” processors have the capability to analyze on the fly, and in an intelligent manner, a very large amount of information, and make decisions and interact in real-time with the outside world. These intelligent processors will be extensively deployed in fast-growing sectors such as new-generation networks (intelligent data centers) and autonomous vehicles, as well as healthcare equipment, drones and robots. Kalray listed on Euronext Growth in June 2018, and raised around 44 Million Euros, the largest fund raising on Euronext Growth since its inception.

Passionate about new technologies and about turning high-tech innovation into business, Eric Baissus occupies several board positions.  He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris France) and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (Paris France).

 

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.

 

Emily Watkins

AI Solutions Architect
Pure Storage

Emily Watkins

AI Solutions Architect
Pure Storage

Emily Watkins

AI Solutions Architect
Pure Storage
 

Justin Butler

Partner
Eclipse Ventures

Justin Butler

Partner
Eclipse Ventures

Justin Butler

Partner
Eclipse Ventures
 

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)
 

Albert Meixner

Head of Software Infrastructure
Nuro

Albert Meixner is the Head of Software Infrastructure for Nuro, a Mountain View-based robotics company focused on local goods delivery.

Before joining Nuro he spent a decade working at the intersection of software and hardware in areas spanning GPUs, data center storage, networking, and most recently developing mobile image processing and machine learning accelerators at Google.

Albert earned a Dipl. Ing. in Computer Science from the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg Austria and a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University.

 

Albert Meixner

Head of Software Infrastructure
Nuro

Albert Meixner

Head of Software Infrastructure
Nuro

Albert Meixner is the Head of Software Infrastructure for Nuro, a Mountain View-based robotics company focused on local goods delivery.

Before joining Nuro he spent a decade working at the intersection of software and hardware in areas spanning GPUs, data center storage, networking, and most recently developing mobile image processing and machine learning accelerators at Google.

Albert earned a Dipl. Ing. in Computer Science from the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg Austria and a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University.

 

 

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

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

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

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

 

Ian Buck

VP & GM
Tesla Data Center Business: NVIDIA

Ian Buck is vice president of NVIDIA's Accelerated Computing business unit, which includes all hardware and software product lines, third-party enablement, and marketing activities for GPU computing.

Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 and created CUDA, which remains the established leading platform for accelerated-based parallel computing. Before joining NVIDIA, he was the development lead on Brook, which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

Ian Buck

VP & GM
Tesla Data Center Business: NVIDIA

Ian Buck

VP & GM
Tesla Data Center Business: NVIDIA

Ian Buck is vice president of NVIDIA's Accelerated Computing business unit, which includes all hardware and software product lines, third-party enablement, and marketing activities for GPU computing.

Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 and created CUDA, which remains the established leading platform for accelerated-based parallel computing. Before joining NVIDIA, he was the development lead on Brook, which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

Buck holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in computer science from Princeton University.

 

Ching Hu

Staff System Architect, Autonomous Vehicle
Argo AI

Ching Hu

Staff System Architect, Autonomous Vehicle
Argo AI

Ching Hu

Staff System Architect, Autonomous Vehicle
Argo AI
 

Chris Nicol

Co-Founder & CTO
Wave Computing

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of Wave Computing and the lead architect of the DPU architecture incorporated into Wave’s Deep Learning Computer. In addition to his duties as CTO, Chris leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.

Chris Nicol

Co-Founder & CTO
Wave Computing

Chris Nicol

Co-Founder & CTO
Wave Computing

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of Wave Computing and the lead architect of the DPU architecture incorporated into Wave’s Deep Learning Computer. In addition to his duties as CTO, Chris leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.

Prior to Wave, Chris was Chief Technology Officer, Embedded Systems at NICTA, an Australian ICT R&D organization he helped to establish, where he supported over 20 R&D projects across 5 labs in hardware and software development for intelligent, secure, robust and power efficient embedded systems. Prior to NICTA, he founded Bell Labs Research in Australia and Agere Systems in Australia and he worked for AT&T Bell Labs, New Jersey.

He received the PhD degree from the University of New South Wales and the MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is an inventor on 21 U.S. patents. He has served on the TPC of ISSCC twice, and is serving his second term on the TPC of IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design.

 

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain
 

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf
 

Eric Chung

Principal Researcher & Manager
Microsoft

Eric Chung

Principal Researcher & Manager
Microsoft

Eric Chung

Principal Researcher & Manager
Microsoft
 

Gordon Hirsch-Wilson

Co-Founder & CEO
RAIN Neuromorphics

Gordon is a co-founder and the CEO of Rain Neuromorphics, an AI startup developing neuromorphic hardware - physical chips that that can operate faster and with far less power than current implementations of software-based neural networks. Through biologically inspired architectures and algorithms, RAIN Neuromorphics envisions a future where all devices are independently intelligent.

Gordon Hirsch-Wilson

Co-Founder & CEO
RAIN Neuromorphics

Gordon Hirsch-Wilson

Co-Founder & CEO
RAIN Neuromorphics

Gordon is a co-founder and the CEO of Rain Neuromorphics, an AI startup developing neuromorphic hardware - physical chips that that can operate faster and with far less power than current implementations of software-based neural networks. Through biologically inspired architectures and algorithms, RAIN Neuromorphics envisions a future where all devices are independently intelligent.

 

Gregor Stewart

VP, Data Science
Medallia

Gregor Stewart

VP, Data Science
Medallia

Gregor Stewart

VP, Data Science
Medallia
 

Jimmy Pike

SVP & Senior Fellow, Servers and Infrastructure Systems
Dell EMC

Jimmy D. Pike is a Senior Vice President and Senior Fellow at Dell EMC and serves as a senior system architect and technologist in the office of Dell’s Server and Infrastructure System’s CTO. In addition to his duties as an “at large” technologist, he focuses on high-performance computing, machine learning, and edge computing.

Jimmy Pike

SVP & Senior Fellow, Servers and Infrastructure Systems
Dell EMC

Jimmy Pike

SVP & Senior Fellow, Servers and Infrastructure Systems
Dell EMC

Jimmy D. Pike is a Senior Vice President and Senior Fellow at Dell EMC and serves as a senior system architect and technologist in the office of Dell’s Server and Infrastructure System’s CTO. In addition to his duties as an “at large” technologist, he focuses on high-performance computing, machine learning, and edge computing.

A longtime industry figure with more than 50 patents, Jimmy has served in various executive and technology roles:
• An analyst at the analyst firm of Moor Insights & Strategy
• Chief Architect of Dell’s Enterprise Solutions group and HPC lead technologist
• Chief Architect and Technologist for Dell’s Data Center group.

Jimmy has as also served in various other leadership roles at Intel, AT&T, NCR, and Harris Corporation.

 

John Lee

VP & GM, Semiconductor Business Unit
ANSYS

John Lee

VP & GM, Semiconductor Business Unit
ANSYS

John Lee

VP & GM, Semiconductor Business Unit
ANSYS
 

Jonathan Ross

Co-Founder & CEO
Groq

Jonathan Ross is Groq’s technical founder and CEO. Prior to founding Groq he began what became Google’s TPU effort as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the original chip. Jonathan next joined Google X’s Rapid Eval Team, the initial stage of the famed “Moonshots factory”, where he devised and incubated new Bets (Units) for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Jonathan studied mathematics and computer science at NYU’s Courant Institute, and in his second year was the first Computer Science undergraduate to complete courses restricted to PhD students.

Jonathan Ross

Co-Founder & CEO
Groq

Jonathan Ross

Co-Founder & CEO
Groq

Jonathan Ross is Groq’s technical founder and CEO. Prior to founding Groq he began what became Google’s TPU effort as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the original chip. Jonathan next joined Google X’s Rapid Eval Team, the initial stage of the famed “Moonshots factory”, where he devised and incubated new Bets (Units) for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Jonathan studied mathematics and computer science at NYU’s Courant Institute, and in his second year was the first Computer Science undergraduate to complete courses restricted to PhD students.

 

Junli Gu

VP, Autonomous Driving
Xiaopeng Motors

Junli Gu

VP, Autonomous Driving
Xiaopeng Motors

Junli Gu

VP, Autonomous Driving
Xiaopeng Motors
 

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic
 

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

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

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

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

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

Accomplishments during his career include:

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

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

 

 

Lingjie Xu

Director, Applied AI Architecture
Alibaba Cloud

Lingjie Xu is a director of Alibaba Cloud and he is in charge of heterogeneous computing infrastructure, including GPUs and AI ASICs. His team is currently focusing on applied AI architecture and SW/HW interplay. On September 2018, he launched AI Matrix benchmark suite for deep learning. Before joining Alibaba, he held various senior management and architect roles in NVIDIA, AMD and Samsung.

Lingjie Xu

Director, Applied AI Architecture
Alibaba Cloud

Lingjie Xu

Director, Applied AI Architecture
Alibaba Cloud

Lingjie Xu is a director of Alibaba Cloud and he is in charge of heterogeneous computing infrastructure, including GPUs and AI ASICs. His team is currently focusing on applied AI architecture and SW/HW interplay. On September 2018, he launched AI Matrix benchmark suite for deep learning. Before joining Alibaba, he held various senior management and architect roles in NVIDIA, AMD and Samsung.

 

Márton Fehér

SVP, Hardware
AIMotive

Márton Fehér

SVP, Hardware
AIMotive

Márton Fehér

SVP, Hardware
AIMotive
 

Michael Stewart

Principal
Applied Ventures LLC

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D. is a 15-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working for more than a decade in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel Research, after moving to Applied Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Applied Materials.

Michael Stewart

Principal
Applied Ventures LLC

Michael Stewart

Principal
Applied Ventures LLC

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D. is a 15-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working for more than a decade in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel Research, after moving to Applied Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Applied Materials.

Michael leads the investment thesis in AI hardware for Applied Ventures, as well as leveraging his experience in advanced materials, chemicals, and other “whitespace” investments to drive growth in markets beyond core semiconductor technology. Michael serves as board observer for several Applied Ventures portfolio companies, and his most recent investment was with Electroninks, an innovative developer of high performance metallization inks for display and printed electronics technology.

Prior to joining Applied Ventures, Dr. Stewart was co-founder of JUSE LLC, a consumer electronics focused startup, and the inventor of the low cost CRAFT Cell for silicon photovoltaics. He has developed high volume manufacturing products for crystalline Si solar and semiconductor device fabrication. He is an expert in silicon materials science, surface chemistry, and post-CMOS electronics, as well as chemicals and materials for electronics and biotechnology applications.

Dr Stewart holds a PhD in Chemistry from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business), and is listed as an inventor on over 40 US and world patent publications.

 

Misha Smelyanskiy

Director
AI System Co-Design Group

Misha Smelyanskiy is a Director of AI System Co-Design Group at Facebook. The group delivers innovative, high-performance optimizations of key AI services on existing platforms, as well as co-designs future AI systems at datacenter scale.  Before joining Facebook in early 2017, Misha spent 13 years at Intel. First at Intel Parallel Computing Labs, leading application-driven parallel architecture research, which resulted in significant contribution to the definition of Intel first Many-Integrated Core architecture.

Misha Smelyanskiy

Director
AI System Co-Design Group

Misha Smelyanskiy

Director
AI System Co-Design Group

Misha Smelyanskiy is a Director of AI System Co-Design Group at Facebook. The group delivers innovative, high-performance optimizations of key AI services on existing platforms, as well as co-designs future AI systems at datacenter scale.  Before joining Facebook in early 2017, Misha spent 13 years at Intel. First at Intel Parallel Computing Labs, leading application-driven parallel architecture research, which resulted in significant contribution to the definition of Intel first Many-Integrated Core architecture. And later as the director of Exascale SW/HW co-design group, working with external HPC and Machine Learning customers to derive system-level hardware. Misha has published 50+ papers in top-tier architecture, supercomputing and ML conferences and journals. Misha won Green500 competition in 2012, developed world fastest distributed quantum system simulator in 2016, and was 2014 Gordon Bell Award Finalist.

 

Patrick Soheili

VP Product Management & Corporate Development
eSilicon

Patrick Soheili

VP Product Management & Corporate Development
eSilicon

Patrick Soheili

VP Product Management & Corporate Development
eSilicon
 

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber
 

Sumit Gupta

VP, AI, HPC & Machine Learning
IBM

Sumit Gupta

VP, AI, HPC & Machine Learning
IBM

Sumit Gupta

VP, AI, HPC & Machine Learning
IBM
 

Victoria Rege

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore

Victoria Rege

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore

Victoria Rege

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore
 

Yichen Shen

Co-founder and CEO
Lightelligence

Yichen Shen is a co-founder and CEO of Lightelligence. He received his PhD degree in Physics from MIT in 2016, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Through his PhD, Yichen has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 10 US patents, including first authored papers in ScienceNature Photonics, and ICML (the top machine learning conference). In 2017, Yichen received Forbes 30 under 30 Global and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) China.

Yichen Shen

Co-founder and CEO
Lightelligence

Yichen Shen

Co-founder and CEO
Lightelligence

Yichen Shen is a co-founder and CEO of Lightelligence. He received his PhD degree in Physics from MIT in 2016, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Through his PhD, Yichen has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 10 US patents, including first authored papers in ScienceNature Photonics, and ICML (the top machine learning conference). In 2017, Yichen received Forbes 30 under 30 Global and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) China.

 

Ziad Asghar

Vice President, Snapdragon Roadmap Planning and AI, XR & Competitive Strategy
Qualcomm

Ziad Asghar

Vice President, Snapdragon Roadmap Planning and AI, XR & Competitive Strategy
Qualcomm

Ziad Asghar

Vice President, Snapdragon Roadmap Planning and AI, XR & Competitive Strategy
Qualcomm
 

Steven Woo

Rambus Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus

Steven Woo

Rambus Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus

Steven Woo

Rambus Fellow and Distinguished Inventor
Rambus
 

Bryan Bowyer

Director of Engineering
Mentor

Bryan Bowyer leads the HLS Product Design team in the Digital Design & Implementation Solutions' Division of Mentor, A Siemens Company. Bryan has created a wide range of hardware using HLS, from FFTs to AXI Interfaces in C++ and SystemC, and has worked on HLS tools for the past 20 years. Bryan received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University

Bryan Bowyer

Director of Engineering
Mentor

Bryan Bowyer

Director of Engineering
Mentor

Bryan Bowyer leads the HLS Product Design team in the Digital Design & Implementation Solutions' Division of Mentor, A Siemens Company. Bryan has created a wide range of hardware using HLS, from FFTs to AXI Interfaces in C++ and SystemC, and has worked on HLS tools for the past 20 years. Bryan received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University

 

Robert Gendron

Corporate Vice President for Product Marketing & Business Development
Vicor

Mr. Gendron is the Corporate Vice President for Product Marketing & Business Development at Vicor Corporation. Vicor is focused on delivering 48V high density/high efficiency power module products within datacenter, industrial, LED lighting, and automotive applications. Prior to joining Vicor, Mr. Gendron has held senior marketing and sales roles at various semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor, International Rectifier, and Volterra. Mr.

Robert Gendron

Corporate Vice President for Product Marketing & Business Development
Vicor

Robert Gendron

Corporate Vice President for Product Marketing & Business Development
Vicor

Mr. Gendron is the Corporate Vice President for Product Marketing & Business Development at Vicor Corporation. Vicor is focused on delivering 48V high density/high efficiency power module products within datacenter, industrial, LED lighting, and automotive applications. Prior to joining Vicor, Mr. Gendron has held senior marketing and sales roles at various semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor, International Rectifier, and Volterra. Mr. Gendron also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of New Hampshire Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Mr. Gendron holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, a M.B.A. from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire, and is a registered Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Justin Potuznik

Senior Principal Engineer and Architecture Lead
Optum Technology

Justin Potuznik is a Senior Principal Engineer and Architecture lead with Optum Technology. Justin has been with Optum/UHG for 9 years. He is one of the founders of the Optum Technology Center. Justin is generally regarded as a thought leader and strategic visionary in the areas of focus he maintains: GPU/DL, hyper-converged computing, Big Data & Analytics, Genomics/HPC infrastructure and containerized infrastructure.

 

Justin Potuznik

Senior Principal Engineer and Architecture Lead
Optum Technology

Justin Potuznik

Senior Principal Engineer and Architecture Lead
Optum Technology

Justin Potuznik is a Senior Principal Engineer and Architecture lead with Optum Technology. Justin has been with Optum/UHG for 9 years. He is one of the founders of the Optum Technology Center. Justin is generally regarded as a thought leader and strategic visionary in the areas of focus he maintains: GPU/DL, hyper-converged computing, Big Data & Analytics, Genomics/HPC infrastructure and containerized infrastructure.

 

 

Eitan Medina

Chief Business Officer
Habana

Eitan Medina

Chief Business Officer
Habana

Eitan Medina

Chief Business Officer
Habana
 

Mr. Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

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

Mr. Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

Mr. Ingolf Held

CEO
GrAI Matter Labs

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

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN

AI Hardware Summit Audience Breakdown

Past attendees include: 

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What's different to 2018?

  • 4 hours extra networking time.
  • Improved representation from AI hardware value chain.
  • Whole second floor of Computer History Museum.
  • All presentations to be made available to registered attendees on day 1 of the conference.
  • 15+ extra speakers.
  • 10+ extra partners.
  • Deep dive workshop sessions.
  • Improved on-site experience (branding, catering, networking).

Headline Partner

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Headline Media Partner

Event Partner

Media Partners

Interested in a media partner pass?

This year we have a very limited number of press passes available to attend the event. If you regularly cover the AI chip industry and want to stay at the cusp of innovation and hear the latest product and company launches, get in touch. 

Contact: Stephanie Wright, Marketing Director, [email protected] 

Become a Sponsor

Kisaco Research provides the much needed platform on which industry executives can network, connect and learn from each other as well as meet potential industry partners.

Far from the typical ‘meet-and-greet’ exhibition experience, you – as a sponsor or exhibitor – will be positioned as a partner of the event with a focus on the benefits of your product and brand, rather than just a name on an exhibition list.

With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at partner@kisacoresearch.com.

Highlights from 2018

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TESTIMONIALS

AI Hardware Summit Testimonials

The Agenda

We're delighted to be returning to the Computer History Museum this year with an all-start speaker line-up.

Please complete your details to receive a copy of this year's agenda to explore topics being covered. 

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Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

We accept the following cards through Worldpay:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Primary Market – Chip Companies, OEMs, Data Centers, Enterprise
$1499
Early bird ends 19th July 2019, standard price $1899
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
To increase your brand presence, contact Ben Edwards, [email protected]
Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Financial Services & Investors
$2199
Early bird ends 19th July 2019, standard price $2499
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
To increase your brand presence, contact Ben Edwards, [email protected]
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Venue

COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

We're very excited for the AI Hardware Summit to be returning to the Computer History Museum, CA.

With a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world.

Find out more

Need accommodation? We recommend one of the below nearby hotels: 

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View, 390 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043  (1.3 miles from CHM)
  • Hotel Vue, 64W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040  (3 miles from CHM)
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA94306  (4 miles from CHM)

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Accessibility:

We are committed to making our event accessible for everyone. If you are traveling for the event, Cloud of Goods provides mobility scooter rentals, wheelchair rentals, and other mobility solutions. They will deliver directly to you at the event, your hotel, the airport, or any other place of your choosing. Event attendees will receive a 20% discount when they use the code: RENTGEAR032

Visit: https://www.cloudofgoods.com/  

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