Keynote Speakers

ARM® TechCon™ 2013 will feature five keynote speakers during the conference and expo. These visionary leaders will cover the latest innovations, trends and developments in technology that are shaping and disrupting the future.

Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00AM-9:15AM


Tom Lantzsch
Executive Vice President, Strategy

Keynote Introduction

Tom Lantzsch was appointed executive vice president of strategy in July 2012.
Tom is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of ARM, including evaluation of new business opportunities and external investments.

Tom joined ARM in 2006 as vice president of marketing for the physical IP division. In 2009 he became executive vice president of corporate development and joined the Executive Committee in 2010.

With more than 25 years of experience, Tom has held numerous executive positions in both Fortune 500 companies and early stage startups. His previous roles include CEO of StarCore and executive positions (sales, marketing and operations) in four countries at Motorola. He started his career with Texas Instruments.

Tuesday, October 29 | 9:15AM-10:15AM


Martin Fink
CTO and Director of HP Labs
Hewlett-Packard Company

Martin Fink is CTO and Director of HP Labs. As the company’s exploratory and advanced research group, HP Labs is responsible for anticipating IT trends to address the complex issues that will face our customers and society over the next decades.

Fink’s research team spans a wide range of technical disciplines and touches all aspects of HP’s businesses. Working closely with HP’s strategy teams and the business group research and development teams, HP Labs is focused on commercializing the company’s intellectual property to drive and accelerate the innovation agenda for the company.

Over his career at HP, Fink worked in a wide range of roles from customer support to consulting to leading the company’s Linux efforts. Most recently, Fink was senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Business Critical Systems and Converged Application Systems.

Prior to that, as head of the NonStop Enterprise Division, Fink was responsible for the development, delivery, and marketing of the HP Integrity NonStop family of servers, database, and middleware software and solutions. He oversaw the Atalla Security Products line of network security processors for banking, Internet, and enterprise applications. Finally, he led the overall open source and Linux strategy across HP, helping the company gain external market leadership in Linux.

Fink joined HP in 1985 and spent his first 10 years in field operations in Canada, holding a variety of positions in hardware and software support, consulting, and telecom sales. In 1995, he moved to HP’s Ft. Collins, Colo., site where he held a number of research and development leadership positions.

Fink has an MBA from Colorado State University, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma, and is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce. He is also the author of The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source, published by Prentice Hall. He graduated in electronics engineering from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.

Keynote Presentation:

The New Style of IT

It’s an exciting time to be in technology. The IT industry is at a major inflection point driven by four generation-defining trends: the cloud, social, Big Data, and mobile. These trends are forever changing how consumers and businesses communicate, collaborate, and access information. And to accommodate these changes, enterprises, governments and fast growing companies desperately need a “New Style of IT.” Shaping the future of IT starts with a radically different approach to how we think about compute – for example, in servers, HP has a game-changing new category that requires 80% less space, uses 89% less energy, costs 77% less–and is 97% less complex.  There’s never been a better time to be part of the ecosystem and usher in the next-generation of innovation.

Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00AM-10:00AM

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Simon Segars
Chief Executive Officer

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 and is a director of the SOI Industry Consortium and the EDA Consortium.

Keynote Presentation:

ARM’s CEO, Simon Segars speaks about his vision for transformative technology in the Internet of Things (IoT), data center and mobile.

Wednesday, October 30 | 4:30PM-5:00PM

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Daniel Kraft
Health Science Innovator

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation. Dr. Kraft chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director and curator for the FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.

Dr. Kraft is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics following residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed Stanford fellowships in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation, and extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications, medical device, immunology and stem cell-related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Kraft recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on connected, data driven, and integrated personalized medicine. He is the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.

Daniel is an avid pilot and serves as an officer and flight surgeon with an F-16 Squadron in the California Air National Guard. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.

Keynote Presentation:

The Future of Technology in Health and Medicine: Game-Changing Lessons For Every Industry

From the perspective of leading physician, scientist, and innovator Daniel Kraft, this keynote examines rapidly emerging, game-changing, and convergent technology trends and how they’re not only changing the face of Kraft’s field of healthcare and medicine in the next decade, but also how exponential growth of technologies – from processor layers to the system level – can impact many different industries. Kraft will provide a deep dive into how emergent fields such as low-cost personal genomics, crowd-sourced data, molecular imaging, wearable devices and mobile health, synthetic biology, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and regenerative medicine are transforming healthcare, and have the potential to enable clinicians, empower patients, and deliver better care and outcomes at lower cost.

Watch Daniel Kraft’s TED Presentation

Wednesday, October 30 | 5:00PM-5:45PM

 Keynote Presentation:  ARM CEO Insights

Join us for an insightful discussion with CEO Simon Segars on what lies ahead for the ARM platform and get a chance to shape the discussion by submitting your questions via Twitter (#ARMkeynote).


Thursday, October 31 | 9:00AM-9:10AM

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Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Events
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Best in Show Awards


Thursday, October 31 | 9:10AM-9:30AM

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John Cornish
Executive Vice President and General Manager, System Design Division

John Cornish was appointed executive vice president and general manager of the system design division in 2009.

John joined ARM in 1998 as director of European marketing. From 2002 to 2007, he led the processor division’s marketing team, including the definition and launch of the Cortex family of cores.

Prior to joining ARM, he was with Texas Instruments and held a variety of chip design and marketing roles.

John holds five U.S patents for the design of PC chipsets.

Keynote Presentation:

IoT-It’s the Little Things That Matter

With the emergence of cloud services, data analytics, low cost connectivity and pervasive intelligence, the embedded world is undergoing a transformation.  It is no longer a discussion of what IoT will be, but how quickly IoT models will be deployed, and how much value they can bring to different sectors.  Underneath all of this, though, is the reality of deploying technology and supporting IoT developers.  ARM and our ecosystem are committed to delivering a solid IoT foundation based on open standards, diversity, and choice. By focussing on the little things – small, low-cost, low-power devices, and the infrastructure to support them — together we can accelerate market growth. Join us as ARM outlines the future of IoT.


Thursday, October 31 | 9:30AM-10:00AM


Nandini Ramani
Vice President, Java Platform

Nandini Ramani is a Vice President at Oracle responsible for the Java platform. Her charter is focused on revitalizing core Java technology. This involves delivering platform and tools for Java SE, Java ME, Java Card and Embedded platforms.  She is responsible for strategy, product management and development for the Java Platform and OpenJDK, the opensource implementation of Java. This entails developing the core software platform, associated tools & services and creating an ecosystem through developer programs with partners. Prior to Oracle, Nandini Ramani was with Sun Microsystems where she held several development positions in both in hardware and software.

Keynote Presentation:

Enabling Compelling Services for IoT

The Internet of Things will only truly succeed through the successful deployment of value added services and by improving efficiencies. Java enables these services with ease of deployment and leverages an extensive, vibrant developer community that can focus on deploying applications across a range of products from memory-constrained ARM Cortex® M based sensors to high performance ARM Cortex® A class devices. Hear how ARM and Oracle are collaborating to enable this developer community to reap benefits for the Internet of Things.