Keynote Speakers

The ARM TechCon 2016 keynote speakers were selected to inspire the software and hardware communities as well as help prepare them for the challenges ahead—you won’t want to miss the insights they’ll share.


Tuesday, October 25 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Masayoshi Son, CEO and Chairman of the Board, SoftBank Group Corp.

ARM and SoftBank: A Joint Vision of the Future

Masayoshi Son
CEO and Chairman of the Board, SoftBank Group Corp.

Mr. Son founded SoftBank Group Corp. in September 1981 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 1986. Mr. Son serves in various capacities within SoftBank’s portfolio of companies, including Chairman of SoftBank Corp. (the Japan-based telecommunications operator).
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In addition, Mr. Son sits on the board of directors of Yahoo Japan Corporation and served as its Chairman from 1996 until 2015, which was established as a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Son has also served as Chairman of the Broadband Association in Japan and of The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiative Foundation. Mr. Son received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Son also currently serves as a Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

Simon Segars, CEO, ARM

Simon Segars
CEO, ARM

Simon Segars, CEO, has been at the heart of transformational change in the technology industry for 25 years. He led the development of early ARM processors for the world’s first digital mobile phones and now spearheads ARM’s vision for smart and connected technologies that create better social, economic, education and health prospects for all.
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Before being appointed CEO in July 2013, Simon held several leadership positions within ARM’s engineering and business development teams. He lives in California’s Silicon Valley, but spends much of his time meeting leading influencers in the world’s technology hubs in the US, Europe and Asia.

He serves on the Boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), and as a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Simon holds a number of patents in the field of embedded CPU design and earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex as well as an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester.

Tuesday, October 25 | 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Mike Muller, CTO, ARM

Can Your Healthcare Provider be Trusted?

Mike Muller
CTO, ARM

Mike Muller was appointed chief technology officer in October 2000 and joined the board of directors in 2001.
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Mike was one of the founding members of ARM and has held leadership roles in many parts of the company.

Before joining ARM, Mike worked for Orbis Computers and had the responsibility for hardware strategy and development of portable products at Acorn Computers.

In July 2012, he became director of Intelligent Energy Holdings PLC and Infinite Energy, Inc.

 

Greg Yeric
Keynote will be preceded by this Technical Introduction

Moore’s Law: Where are we and which way are we going?

Dr. Greg Yeric
ARM Fellow

Greg Yeric earned Ph.D. in Microelectronics at The University of Texas at Austin in 1993.
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For the last 8 years, ARM Fellow Greg Yeric has been with ARM Holdings in Austin, Texas, where he leads the Future Silicon Technology group within ARM Research. His group’s activities include novel technology incubation, design-technology co-optimization and predictive technology.

Greg began his career at Motorola’s Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratories in the area of semiconductor process integration, subsequently working at TestChip Technologies, HPL Technologies, and Synopsys, in the areas of test structures, technology development, and yield analysis.


Wednesday, October 26 | 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Simon Segars, CEO, ARM

Partnership for Enhancing the Human Experience

Simon Segars
CEO, ARM

Simon Segars, CEO, has been at the heart of transformational change in the technology industry for 25 years. He led the development of early ARM processors for the world’s first digital mobile phones and now spearheads ARM’s vision for smart and connected technologies that create better social, economic, education and health prospects for all.
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Before being appointed CEO in July 2013, Simon held several leadership positions within ARM’s engineering and business development teams. He lives in California’s Silicon Valley, but spends much of his time meeting leading influencers in the world’s technology hubs in the US, Europe and Asia.

He serves on the Boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), and as a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Simon holds a number of patents in the field of embedded CPU design and earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex as well as an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester.

Jem Davies
Keynote will be preceded by this Technical Introduction

A Vision for Vision and Imaging Technologies

Jem Davies
ARM Fellow, Vice President of Technology

Jem Davies is a fellow and vice president of technology.
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In addition to setting the future technology roadmaps for graphics, video, display and imaging, Jem Davies, ARM Fellow and Vice President of Technology, is also responsible for technological investigations of a number of acquisitions, including most recently that of Apical, leading to the formation of ARM’s Imaging and Vision group. Davies has previously been a member of ARM’s CPU Architecture Review Board and he holds four patents in the fields of CPU and GPU design. He has worked in Cambridge since he graduated from the University of Cambridge and ran his own business there for eighteen years. Most recently has been at ARM for thirteen years.

Wednesday, October 26 | 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Raspberry Pi: A Portrait in Innovation

Eben Upton
Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Dr. Eben Upton CBE is a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, serves as the CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd, its trading arm.
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In an earlier life, he founded two successful mobile games and middleware companies, Ideaworks 3d and Podfun, held the post of Director of Studies for Computer Science at St John’s College, Cambridge. He holds a BA in Physics and Engineering, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and an MBA, from the University of Cambridge.


Thursday, October 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Charlie Miller, Senior Security Engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Center

Automotive Security: A Hacker’s Eye View

Charlie Miller
Senior Security Engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Center

Recognized globally for his ability to identify vulnerabilities in consumer products, Dr. Charlie Miller is “one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth”, according to Foreign Policy.com.
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Currently the Senior Security Engineer at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, Dr. Miller has made waves within the field of automotive security for his work alongside research partner, Chris Valasek. First demonstrating that with direct access to a vehicle, the physical systems of a Ford and Toyota could be controlled by an attacker, he then expanded this research to show that these attacks could be done remotely. Dr. Miller and Valasek made headlines and exposed serious security flaws in automobiles with their remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, in which they obtained physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away; the results led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles.

Dr. Miller previously served on Twitter’s computer security team after five years as a computer hacker for the National Security Agency. The 4-time winner of the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition, Dr. Miller has publicly demonstrated many security exploits, specifically of Apple products and is the first person to remotely hack the iPhone, as well as the Android smartphone (on the day it was released).

He is the co-author of three books, including iOS Hacker’’ Handbook, and has been featured in a range of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Forbes.

 

Thursday, October 27 | 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Jon Masters

The Wonderful World of Open Source: How collaborative, community-powered innovation is changing our modern world

Jon Masters
Chief ARM Architect and Technical Lead for RHEL Server, Red Hat

Jon Masters is Chief ARM Architect and Technical Lead for RHEL Server at Red Hat. Masters has been a Linux developer for more than 20 years, since beginning university at the age of 13.
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He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including “Building Embedded Linux Systems,” and an upcoming title on porting Linux to new processor architectures. An accomplished musician and hiker, he also enjoys running marathons among his many other hobbies.