Justification Toolkit

ARM TechCon 2016 is the perfect marketplace to experience the leading event for ARM ecosystem professionals. The conference event is dedicated to uniting hardware engineers, software developers, and other industry partners working with ARM-based technology.

We have highlighted some key points and included a sample letter here to help you effectively communicate the value of your participation at ARM TechCon to your approving manager.

Key Reasons to Attend

Knowledge Benefits

The future of embedded systems is within ARM’s reach. This event is driven by innovation and backed by 12 years of experience. ARM TechCon has an abundance of opportunities to enhance your career including panels, demos, teardowns, and networking sessions.

Conference Program Benefits

Unlock a huge, nine-track program devoted to leading education across embedded software and hardware development; the Internet of Things; silicon design; contextual processing; and more. This is your chance to get exclusive hands-on training experience and focus on ARM-related applications critical to your career.

Here are ARM TechCon 2016 Technical Tracks:
Click on each track below for more detail.

Embedded Software Development
As time-to-market pressures increase, the need to embrace and exploit productive, efficient and smart software development rises. Learn the latest techniques and technologies in debug, multicore software, Linux/Android operating systems, compilation tools, languages, methodologies, optimization, performance tuning and exception handling.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving into a vast system of small, single-purpose, low-power devices that must communicate reliably and efficiently. In the IoT track, learn about sensor fusion, the integration of big and small data, IFC, distributed analytics, communications protocols and the challenges of wearables systems design.
Networking, Infrastructure & Servers
The rise of big data has focused attention squarely on enterprise networking and servers, including those deployed in cloud infrastructure. In the Networking Infrastructure & Servers track, sessions will focus on how ARM technology-based systems and subsystems can be optimized-for-purpose, from networking, IFC, and HPC to storage server platforms, heterogeneous systems and open source systems.
Automotive, Industrial & Functional Safety
Nowhere has electronics design revolutionized product development more than in the automotive and industrial sectors. Get insight and instruction into some of the most interesting engineering challenges of today, including real-time signal processing, machinery control, embedded vision, functional safety and robotics.
Graphics technologies are being adopted in new applications areas by engineering teams hungry for competitive edge. This ARM TechCon track focuses on the latest insights into mobile GPU, GPU compute, power efficient GPU and virtual reality technologies.
Silicon Design
The march to ultra-deep submicron nodes continues unabated, increasing engineering teams’ need for insights into design productivity so they can remain competitive. The Silicon Design track offers the latest information into verification, performance tuning, mixed-signal design, silicon debug, hardware acceleration, FPGA, bus and interconnect architectures and chip-to-chip design techniques.
Contextual Processing
Contemporary systems design requires engineering teams to consider where, how and why data is being processed to ensure maximum efficiency. The Contextual Processing track dives deeply into considerations for audio, embedded vision, sensor control, sensor fusion, interfacing, machine vision processing and relevant considerations for engineers.
High-Efficiency Systems
Efficiency was once the sole domain of mobile, battery-constrained systems. This is no longer the case, as energy-efficiency concerns span electronics systems from the cloud out to the edge nodes. The High-Efficiency Systems track will examine power-efficient software and hardware design, sub-volt silicon design, battery life maximization and energy harvesting.
Trust & Security
Today’s design ecosystem is rooted in connection at all levels, but these new connections come with significant trust and security considerations. The Trust & Security track details the latest information on provisioning, authentication, encryption, trusted HW/SW, mobile payment, DRM, BYOD, virtualization, and secure boot technologies, among others.


Networking Benefits

Meet and interact with 4,500 industry professionals and technical experts in the ARM ecosystem. Connect with hardware engineers, software developers, and other industry partners working with ARM-based technology to find resources on tackling specific challenges that are similar to your own.

Expo Hall Benefits

This is the perfect opportunity to source from over 115 exhibitors offering solutions you need, including chip design, development tools, graphics, multimedia, processors, secure services and the BEST part—it’s all under one roof.

Justification Tips

ARM TechCon is a can’t–miss event, and we want to help you persuade your employer. You will experience a full year of benefits in the form of new and greater knowledge and practical skills and techniques that you can apply directly to your job. The most effective way to gain approval is to focus on what you will bring back to the organization to demonstrate return on investment.

Here are additional tips on getting your employer’s support for attending:

  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues or team members to share what you learned. They will get the benefits of your attendance, too.
  • If you purchase a conference pass, you will have access to all conference proceedings — session handouts and videos to share with your colleagues back at the office.
  • Explain what you plan to get out of attending and how that will benefit your work, projects and organization.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.
  • Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses.


For general questions please reach out to Sr. Marketing Manager Ian Doyle at Ian.Doyle@ubm.com.
For registration questions please reach out to armregistration@ubm.com.