2017 Keynote Speakers
Free for all pass types, Arm TechCon’s eight keynotes explore Arm’s strategic vision for the electronics and computing industry. Along with a compelling lineup of invited speakers, Arm’s senior executives will offer insights you can’t afford to miss.
Tuesday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
There Is Lots More to Come
Chief Technology Officer, Arm
This year, a private company landed a recycled rocket from space, vertically, on a floating sea platform with pinpoint accuracy. This kind of breakthrough is what keeps pioneers like Mike Muller so excited about the future.
At TechCon 2017, he will look at the amazing feats of engineering that have captivated him over the last year and some of the things being advanced that will open up new realms of possibility. He will also explore how we must deepen foundations in areas like security to anchor trust in the technology-enhanced world as well as how engineers themselves are benefiting from advances in areas such as AI to make processes faster, more efficient and secure. This is why he remains confident there is lots more to come.
Tuesday, October 24, 9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
The Road to 1 Trillion Devices: Simple, Secure and Scalable
President IoT Services Group, Arm
The Internet of Things aims to create a world where billions of devices and trillions of connections will enable companies to better manage their businesses and offer new services to their customers. This is a world that must be built on securely connected and managed devices based on a robust service delivery platform. The Internet of Things represents a huge opportunity for the technology sector with new innovations capable of transforming experiences for businesses and consumers alike. Dipesh Patel will talk about how Arm is already helping companies with their IoT journey and share Arm’s plans for future value-creating capabilities for multiple markets.
Tuesday, October 24, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Why Is IoT So Hard?
Journalist, SKT Labs
For more than 15 years, Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology for publications such as Fortune, Gigaom and MIT Technology Review. The last four years have seen her immersed in the Internet of things, turning her home into a living lab and writing about her experiences through a popular podcast. This year at Arm TechCon, Stacey will put forward ideas on how to tackle some of the key challenges the industry is facing in a host of areas and how solving them can unleash the power of a trillion smart connected devices. What problems need addressing most urgently? What technology must be created and available for all? What will business models look like? How will the technology transformation coming change us?
Wednesday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Chief Executive Officer, Arm
Arm is at the heart of a partnership which has shipped more than 100B chips and it is expected that the next 100B will follow in the next four years. But the future is not just about numbers, we need to think about the impact of making our world smarter. As we go about humanizing technology – making it more intuitive to our needs – we must think about the ripple effect on society. If robots resemble us, can they replace us? Which technologies should we prioritize and how do we ensure we are enhancing the world and not just changing it? We need technology answers and we need to spark new debates and Simon Segars will bring his own personal view on why the decisions we make today will be so critical in governing what tomorrow looks like.
Wednesday, October 25, 9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Avoiding a Hacker’s Paradise
Chief Executive Officer, Arm
Cyber Psychologist, University of Dublin
New York Times Contributor (Moderator)
Hacking has become a full-time career option, a weapon of mass disruption and a way of compromising privacy on a global scale. The billions of connected devices being bought by businesses and consumers every year is expanding the attack surface at a rapid rate. So, are individuals and industry dealing with the challenge of protecting their devices from cradle to grave? If not, what needs to change and how quickly? Do we now need a more human-centered approach to how we design and engage with technology that reduces our vulnerability to threats and makes us more empowered?
Mary Aiken specializes in the impact of technology on human behavior, and has written extensively on issues relating to the intersection between humankind and technology – or as she describes it “where humans and technology collide”. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector on an international basis. Mary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Geary Institute for Public Policy, and Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, and has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies, from INTERPOL to the FBI and the White House. Her research interests include cyber-security, organized cybercrime, cyberstalking, technology-facilitated human trafficking, and the rights of the child online. She the Director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network, and is a member of the advisory board of the Hague Justice Portal – a foundation for international peace, justice, and security. Her groundbreaking work inspired the CBS television series CSI: Cyber. She is based in Ireland.
Don Clark has written about the technology sector for nearly four decades, including 23 years at the Wall Street Journal and most recently as a freelance contributor to the New York Times. He worked for six years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and seven years at the San Francisco Chronicle before joining the Wall Street Journal in 1993. He was raised in Pasadena, Calif., and received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Wednesday, October 25, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
How to Hack a Human
Cybersecurity Consultant, Founder cyber.uk
Jessica Barker from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take an interesting perspective on the world of hacking – asking why humans are particularly susceptible to social engineering. Why is it so easy to persuade people to give away sensitive information, subverting the security measures built into the systems we are using every day? Are we naïve or just too nice? We need to understand how human nature works, why we are potential more hackable than any machine, and use that to engineer better system security which fits with the way we behave in the real world.
Thursday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Process Technology Limbo
Last year, we gave Greg Yeric 15 minutes to talk about the latest thinking on state-of-the-art silicon process technologies. The result was a rollercoaster ride covering the difficult, the really hard and the near impossible. In response to popular demand, we have given him twice as long this year to update us on the most exciting developments and future ideas for silicon manufacturing wizardry that will keep driving our industry forward.
Thursday, October 26, 9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
How to Build & Connect a Trillion Things
Fellow & Director of Technology, Arm
Exponential growth in the number of internet-connected things will lead us to a world where the weight of machine-to-machine conversations will vastly exceed communications between people, or people and devices. It is a world built on the back of a trillion deployed devices and the realization of a journey. We will have asked and answered fundamental questions about the kind of technologies and materials required to create a hyper-connected future. Arm Research specialize in thinking beyond what is currently possible and working out the leaps required to deliver on a grand vision. Rob is one of Arm’s key technology evangelists and he will be sharing his opinions on the short and long term future for our industry and society. How we will both drive future change and be changed by it.
Thursday, October 26, 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Architects of Possible
President, IP Products Group (IPG), Arm
Arm is the architect enabling the technology sector to make any future possible. As TechCon 2017 draws to a close, Rene Haas sums up the week and talks about the investments Arm is making to deliver compute-based transformation across all sectors, working with a multitude of partners to deliver the most secure, efficient and cost-effective product systems and services. What will the short and long term future look like for the Arm partnership as it designs a matrix of connected devices based on the most pervasive advanced compute architecture ever created.
2016 Keynote Speakers
CEO and Chairman of the Board, SoftBank Group Corp.
Senior Security Engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Center
Chief Arm Architect and Technical Lead for RHEL Server, Red Hat
Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation