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

Mike Muller
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.
Speaker Bio

Mike Muller is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Arm. He joined the company’s Board of Directors in 2001. Mike has extensive knowledge of marketing and business development, having worked as executive vice president for both divisions during his time at Arm. Before founding Arm, Mike worked for Orbis Computers and was responsible for hardware strategy and development of portable products at Acorn Computers. In 2012, he became a director at Intelligent Energy and Infinite Energy.


Tuesday, October 24, 9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


The Road to 1 Trillion Devices: Simple, Secure and Scalable

Dipesh Patel
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.
Speaker Bio

Dipesh Patel joined Arm in 1997 and has held senior management positions working primarily in system-on-chip (SoC) related roles, including vice president of technology for physical IP and director of research. Dipesh has served as the EVP of incubation businesses at Arm, ensuring the development of new businesses to create solutions to drive the Internet of Things. Dipesh also served as EVP of technical operations and was in charge of the ARM infrastructure used for IP development. Before this, he was general manager of Arm’s Physical Design Group.


Tuesday, October 24, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.


Why Is IoT So Hard?

Stacey Higginbotham
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?
Speaker Bio

For 15 years, Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology for publications such as Fortune and Gigaom. She hosts The Internet of Things Podcast and publishes the weekly IoT-based Stacey Knows Things newsletter and StaceyOnIoT.com. She is particularly excited about the Internet of Things, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence — and she has turned her home into a living lab.


Wednesday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.


Humanizing Technology

Simon Segars
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.
Speaker Bio

Simon Segars, Arm CEO, has been transforming the technology industry for 25 years. Simon led the development of early Arm processors for the world’s first digital mobile phones. He now spearheads Arm’s vision for smart and connected technologies that create better social, economic, educational, and health prospects for all. In June 2017, he was elected to the board of directors for SoftBank, which acquired Arm in 2016. 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 he spends much of his time meeting leading influencers in the world’s technology hubs in the U.S., Europe, and China.


Wednesday, October 25, 9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.



Don Clark

Avoiding a Hacker’s Paradise

Simon Segars
Chief Executive Officer, Arm

Mary Aiken
Cyber Psychologist, University of Dublin

Don Clark
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?
Speaker Bio

Simon Segars, Arm CEO, has been transforming the technology industry for 25 years. Simon led the development of early Arm processors for the world’s first digital mobile phones. He now spearheads Arm’s vision for smart and connected technologies that create better social, economic, educational, and health prospects for all. In June 2017, he was elected to the board of directors for SoftBank, which acquired Arm in 2016. 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 he spends much of his time meeting leading influencers in the world’s technology hubs in the U.S., Europe, and China.

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

Jessica Barker
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.
Speaker Bio

Dr. Jessica Barker advises corporations and governments across the defense, health, financial, and retail sectors on how they can keep their information safe while getting the most out of it. Specializing in awareness-raising communications, Jessica also designs bespoke, engaging, and interactive learning and development packages and undertakes research projects, such as analyzing online security through the lens of consumer attitudes and behaviors.


Thursday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.


Process Technology Limbo

Greg Yeric
Fellow, Arm

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.
Speaker Bio

Dr. Greg Yeric began his career at Motorola’s Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratories in the area of semiconductor process integration. He subsequently worked at TestChip Technologies, HPL Technologies, and Synopsys in the areas of test structures, technology development, and yield analysis. For the last eight years, Greg 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. He earned his Ph.D. in microelectronics at The University of Texas at Austin.


Thursday, October 26, 9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.


How to Build & Connect a Trillion Things

Rob Aitken
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.
Speaker Bio

Dr. Rob Aitken is an ARM Fellow responsible for technology direction at ARM Research. He works on a variety of topics including distributed systems, low power design, technology roadmapping, and next generation memories. He has worked on more than 15 Moore’s law nodes and has published over 80 technical papers. Rob joined ARM as part of its acquisition of Artisan Components in 2004. Prior to Artisan, he worked at Agilent and HP. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. Rob is an IEEE Fellow and serves on a number of conference and workshop committees.

 


Thursday, October 26, 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Architects of Possible

Rene Haas
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.
Speaker Bio

Rene Haas is the president of Arm’s IP Products Group (IPG) and a member of the Arm Executive Committee. Rene took over management of IPG in January 2017 and is responsible for all IPG activities, including product development, engineering, sales, marketing, and commercial operations. Rene was previously Arm’s chief commercial officer in charge of global sales and marketing, a position he held since October 2015. Prior to that, he served as the vice president of strategic alliances.

 


2016 Keynote Speakers

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

Simon Segars, CEO, Arm
Simon Segars
CEO, Arm

Mike Muller, CTO, Arm
Mike Muller
CTO, Arm

Charlie Miller, Senior Security Engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Center
Charlie Miller
Senior Security Engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Center

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

Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Eben Uptonn
Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation