This year, ARM TechCon is all about ideas, inspiration, and innovation surrounding the ARM platform and community, and our keynote speakers will be aligned to that precise theme as collectively they map out a strategic direction for the future of ARM and your role in it! Don’t miss the opening keynote on Day 1, Wednesday, October 1, as ARM CTO Mike Muller provides a roadmap for the ARM architecture that is the must-attend session at this year’s ARM TechCon. If you’re a veteran of the ARM community, you know that Mike’s presentations are as informative as they are entertaining. A straight-shooter and no-holds-barred presenter with an intimate understanding of the future of ARM and the ARM architecture will lay out a roadmap that will help you better understand how you can contribute your own ideas and innovation to your area of interest. Mike will be joined by Peter Hutton, ARM’s Executive Vice President and President of the Products Group. Pete will bring his own expert knowledge and provide details on such areas as ARM processors, graphics, video and display technology; system IP; and development tools.
Wednesday afternoon brings an intriguing and unique panel keynote, discussing the challenges and opportunities inherent with building the infrastructure that supports all the amazing advancements in ARM-based consumer and business technologies. These components — the networks, storage, and compute power — are enabling disruptive innovation, and on Wednesday afternoon we have a panel of experts in the ARM partner ecosystem who will discuss their impact on different points in the value chain — and what your role can be.
Then, on Thursday morning, you can’t miss the keynote from ARM CEO Simon Segars, who will provide you with the company’s strategic vision, business impact, and partner benefits. And he may even bring along a surprise guest or two to say a few words!
On Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 pm, we welcome an exciting speaker as keynoter: One of Time Magazine’s 100 “World’s Most Influential People,” Erica Kochi, Innovation Officer for UNICEF, will be keynoting ARM TechCon 2014.
A world-famous technology innovator, Kochi co-founded and co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit and is the senior innovation advisor to UNICEF’s executive director. The Innovation Unit supports UNICEF’s 135 country programs in the practical application of design and technology to strengthen international development outcomes. Kochi’s keynote will address how raising awareness that “deploying cell phones into undeveloped countries isn’t enough,” and that there are supporting technologies and infrastructure needed. That represents both an opportunity to do good, as well as real business opportunities.
But we’re not done. We cap off an amazing conference of unprecedented keynote speakers by welcoming world-renowned Chris Anderson, who many people know as the author of “The Long Tail” and former editor of “Wired” magazine, but who has embarked on an exciting new venture as CEO of 3D Robotics. His new company focuses primarily on robotics and drone technologies, many of which are based on the ARM architecture. Chris has also recently published the very timely book “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.” And you’re likely to see this keynote from vantage points you’ve never imagined, including from above, as Chris deploys one of his company’s popular camera-equipped drones for a demo. Be sure to smile and wave as the device hovers overhead! But Chris will talk more about other uses for robotics and drone technologies, how the maker movement is evolving more into a mass market approach, and how the ARM community can help propel these exciting technologies forward.
Wednesday, October 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“The ARM Roadmap – 2014 and Beyond”
Mike Muller was appointed chief technology officer in October 2000 and joined the board of directors in 2001.
Mike was one of the founding members of ARM and has extensive knowledge within marketing and business development, having worked as vice president for both divisions at ARM.
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.
Pete was appointed executive vice president and president of product groups in January 2014.
He is a member of the ARM executive committee and is responsible for the development and delivery of ARM’s main business lines including: ARM® processors, graphics, video and display technology; system IP; development tools; partner enablement; ARM Artisan® physical IP and the ARM architecture.
Pete joined ARM in 2008 and has held senior positions within the processor and media processing divisions.
Prior to ARM, Pete ran corporate engineering for Wolfson Microelectronics, he was also general manager for processors at ARC International and a group director for Cadence Design Systems where he implemented a large number of ARM based designs.
Wednesday, October 1 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“Infrastructure Reimagined: Winners and Losers”
Panelist: Benjamin Wesson, VP, IoT Product Management, Oracle
While many have focused on the requirements for the next generation of “shiny” consumer devices, there are some massive disruptive forces that are changing the nature of the infrastructure equipment that delivers this rich content. These include:
- Changes to the value chain: Google delivering fiber services to cities across America, the emergence of powerful companies that use servers as the revenue generating asset with different requirements than traditional enterprises
- An increased shift towards software implementations and indeed deployment of open source software
- The realization (as opposed to the promise) of new processing, storage, and networking technologies
History has taught us that market disruptions create challenges and opportunities. This panel, which will feature distinguished speakers from companies that represent different points of the value chain, will share perspectives as to how this market will evolve over the coming five years and which types of companies will be best positioned to capitalize on these new opportunities.
Thursday, October 2 – 9:30 am – 10:20 am
“Intelligent and Invisible: What’s Next for Technology?”
As computing becomes more and more pervasive, consumers are increasingly focused on the services and experiences their devices enable, while seemingly less interested in the technology inside. So our challenge as an industry is to continue providing more intelligent and more powerful solutions to deliver those experiences, while making the underlying technology more invisible and less intrusive. This requires new levels of efficiency targeted toward specific applications that can already be seen across the industry. And this trend only accelerates going forward as intelligence and connectivity find their way into every conceivable application across consumer, industrial, and infrastructure deployments. The challenge is on.
Simon Segars was appointed chief executive officer in July 2013. He was previously ARM’s president.
Simon joined ARM in 1991 and became a member of the Board in 2005. His previous roles at ARM have included being executive vice president of the processor and physical IP divisions. He also held the role of executive vice president within the departments of engineering, worldwide sales and business development.
Simon was instrumental in the development of early ARM CPU products such as the ARM7™ and ARM9™ families. Simon holds numerous patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures.
Thursday, October 2 – 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“Technology Innovation for Social Good”
Erica Kochi co-founded and co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, a group tasked with identifying, prototyping and scaling technologies and practices that improve UNICEF’s work on the ground. Erica also serves as Senior Innovation Advisor to UNICEF’s Executive Director. The Innovation Unit supports UNICEF’s 135 country programmes in the practical application of design and technology to strengthen international development outcomes.
UNICEF Innovation has recognized success in innovative design of international development solutions. Erica was named to the TIME 100 “World’s Most Influential People” List in 2013. Other examples of this work include the Digital Drum, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011, and gold and silver International Design Excellence (IDSA) Awards.
Friday, October 3 – 9:30 am – 10:20 am
“Maker to Mass Market: Drones, Robotics, and the Next Industrial Revolution”
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012, he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong, and New York.
Anderson is the author of the New York Times bestselling books “The Long Tail” and “Free” as well as the new “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.”
Awards include: Editor of the Year by Ad Age (2005). Named to the “Time 100,” the newsmagazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2007). Loeb Award for Business Book of the Year (2007). Wired named Magazine of the Decade by AdWeek for his tenure (2009). Time Magazine’s Tech 40 — The Most Influential Minds In Technology (2013). Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers (2013).
Anderson founded GeekDad, BookTour, and a few other companies he says are “now lost in the mists of time.”
His background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
Anderson says, “In my misspent youth (more of my twenties than I should admit) I was a bit player in the DC punk scene and amusingly, a band called REM.” You can read more about that here.
He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and five children.