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SMART TECHnology World 2013 is less than a week away and we are excited to announce new additions to our roster of premier speakers on Thursday, May 30th:

  • Wind River's Gareth Noyes, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development – Mr. Noyes manages corporate strategy and M&A activities. He has led all acquisitions for Wind River since 2005, including the acquisition of Wind River by Intel in 2009.
  • Intel's Kumar Balasubramanian, General Manager of Intelligent Solutions – Mr. Balasubramanian focuses on the Internet of Things and has held technical and management positions in strategic software enabling, microprocessor architecture, and silicon design.
  • Midokura's Ben Cherian, Chief Strategy Officer – Mr. Cherian manages corporate strategy to implement Midokura' s vision to provide a more flexible, customizable and adaptable network infrastructure for companies worldwide through network virtualization.
  • Micron's Tom Eby, Vice President of Embedded Solutions—Mr. Eby manages embedded memory market business and strategy. He'll examine the critical role embedded memory plays in today’s global network of intelligent systems, such as in ADAS technology and smart meter sensors, and outline key memory strategies to secure, protect and future-proof design investments.
  • Spansion's Tom Trill, VP of Marketing – Mr. Trill manages segment and platform marketing and is responsible for developing and managing positioning strategy across embedded market segments, including Automotive, Communications, Consumer, Enterprise and Industrial.

We're also pleased to announce the final line up of speakers for our deep dive discussion sessions on Friday, May 31st:

Transparent Computing: Natural Interfaces for the Client and Beyond

  • Ilan Spillinger is Microsoft's Corporate VP driving XBOX console management, including the newly announced XBOX ONE.
  • Mike Nash is HP's VP in the Consumer PC and Solutions Group that is responsible for the creation and strategic direction of HP's consumer PC roadmap.
  • Dr. Achin Bhowmik is Intel's Director of Perceptual Computing and leading Intel's efforts to add human-like sensing and perception capabilities to computing devices.

Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) - The Rise of the Machines

  • John Lizzi is GE Software's Manager of the Distributed Intelligent Systems Lab, which focuses on research at the intersection of Machine-to-machine (M2M), Intelligent Systems and Robotics.

Intelligent Systems and the Cloud & Mobile Infrastructure

  • Kenneth Duda is Arista Network's Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering. He is the lead architect of Arista Networks EOS operating system and the co-author of network virtualization specifications including VXLAN with VMware and NVGRE with Microsoft.
  • Greg Ness is CloudVelocity's VP of Marketing and was among the first to point out network and security issues with virtualized IT infrastructures and then emerging cloud operating models.
  • Ashish Shah is Vello System's Director of Product Strategy and Product Line Management with more than 12 years of experience in product management, marketing, and engineering in the data center, networking, and storage industry.

Deep Dive sessions are exclusive opportunities for Intelligent System technology providers to engage both an expert analyst in a focus area and one or more major end users who decide how Intelligent Systems technology is deployed in that area.

Our deep dive speakers are these end users and they will share their years of experience and provide insights on the requirements that define the intelligent systems market and the Transparent Computing, M2M, and Cloud and Mobile Infrastructure segments.


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