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AI Hardware & Edge AI Summit Europe
18-19 June, 2024
London, UK

Our 2024 Speakers...

 

Marc Tremblay

VP & Distinguished Engineer
Microsoft

Marc is a Distinguished Engineer and VP in the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Microsoft. His current role is to drive the strategic and technical direction of the company on silicon and hardware systems from a cross-divisional standpoint. This includes Artificial Intelligence, from supercomputer to client devices to Xbox, etc., and general-purpose computing. Throughout his career, Marc has demonstrated a passion for translating high-level application requirements into optimizations up and down the stack, all the way to silicon.

Marc Tremblay

VP & Distinguished Engineer
Microsoft

Marc Tremblay

VP & Distinguished Engineer
Microsoft

Marc is a Distinguished Engineer and VP in the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Microsoft. His current role is to drive the strategic and technical direction of the company on silicon and hardware systems from a cross-divisional standpoint. This includes Artificial Intelligence, from supercomputer to client devices to Xbox, etc., and general-purpose computing. Throughout his career, Marc has demonstrated a passion for translating high-level application requirements into optimizations up and down the stack, all the way to silicon. AI has been his focus for the past several years, but his interests also encompass accelerators for the cloud, scale-out systems, and process technology. He has given multiple keynotes on AI Hardware, published many papers on throughput computing, multi-cores, multithreading, transactional memory, speculative multi-threading, Java computing, etc. and he is an inventor of over 300 patents on those topics.

Prior to Microsoft, Marc was the CTO of Microelectronics at Sun Microsystems. As a Sun Fellow and SVP, he was responsible for the technical leadership of 1200 engineers. Throughout his career, he has started, architected, led, defined and shipped a variety of microprocessors such as superscalar RISC processors (UltraSPARC I/II), bytecode engines (picoJava), VLIW, media and Java-focused (MAJC), and the first processor to implement speculative multithreading and transactional memory (ROCK – first silicon). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences from UCLA and his Physics Engineering degree from Laval University in Canada. Marc is on the board of directors of QuantalRF.

 

Tom Mason

Chief Technology Officer
Stability AI

Tom Mason

Chief Technology Officer
Stability AI

Tom Mason

Chief Technology Officer
Stability AI
 

Greg Ombach

Head of Disruptive R&T Technology & Engineering, Senior Vice President
Airbus

Dr. Grzegorz (Greg) Ombach is a highly accomplished and visionary senior executive passionate about driving innovation and change. Throughout his career, he has led the development and implementation of game-changing innovations that have disrupted industries and driven growth. With a truly global outlook, having worked at various companies e.g. Siemens VDO, Qualcomm, Airbus across Europe, the USA, and China, he specializes in creating innovative solutions that meet customers' needs and transform industries.

Greg Ombach

Head of Disruptive R&T Technology & Engineering, Senior Vice President
Airbus

Greg Ombach

Head of Disruptive R&T Technology & Engineering, Senior Vice President
Airbus

Dr. Grzegorz (Greg) Ombach is a highly accomplished and visionary senior executive passionate about driving innovation and change. Throughout his career, he has led the development and implementation of game-changing innovations that have disrupted industries and driven growth. With a truly global outlook, having worked at various companies e.g. Siemens VDO, Qualcomm, Airbus across Europe, the USA, and China, he specializes in creating innovative solutions that meet customers' needs and transform industries.

As the Head of Disruptive Research and Technology at Airbus, Greg focuses on accelerating the development of disruptive technologies and solutions that can shape the future of aerospace. He collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify emerging trends and opportunities and develops strategies that drive innovation and continuous learning across all Airbus divisions.


Greg's leadership and commercial expertise have led to his success in high-tech
innovations, change, and commercialization. As the Chairman of the Board of Directors at AdvEn Industries Inc, he has helped transform the company from a research and development startup to a disruptive growth company with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and industry-leading patented and patent-pending technologies for next-generation batteries, energy storage systems, and other applications.

Greg is a dynamic leader passionate about managing technological innovation from ideation to broad market adoption. His ability to drive transformative change across multiple industries has earned him a reputation as an effective and inspiring leader who thrives in dynamic environments. With a track record of leading game-changing innovations, Grzegorz has the potential to transform industries and is a respected leader in the field of innovation and change.

 

Charles Phiri

Executive Director/Principal Architect AI/ML Innovation
JP Morgan

Charles Phiri

Executive Director/Principal Architect AI/ML Innovation
JP Morgan

Charles Phiri

Executive Director/Principal Architect AI/ML Innovation
JP Morgan
 

Dylan Curley

Engineering Manager
Google

Dylan Curley has spent the majority of his career in AI from a software engineering background. He focuses on large scale AI systems infrastructure, automation, scaling, and reliability. These days Dylan manages a team of SREs (reliability engineers) at Google, who are responsible for the vast majority of AI systems across Alphabet including launching & operating the latest advances in Generative AI (Bard, Workspace, Search, YouTube, etc). He has also spent time working on AI for medical research and astrophysics, and advises startups in AI.

Dylan Curley

Engineering Manager
Google

Dylan Curley

Engineering Manager
Google

Dylan Curley has spent the majority of his career in AI from a software engineering background. He focuses on large scale AI systems infrastructure, automation, scaling, and reliability. These days Dylan manages a team of SREs (reliability engineers) at Google, who are responsible for the vast majority of AI systems across Alphabet including launching & operating the latest advances in Generative AI (Bard, Workspace, Search, YouTube, etc). He has also spent time working on AI for medical research and astrophysics, and advises startups in AI.

 

Sokratis Kartakis

Principal ML/MLOps/LLMOps Specialist Solutions Architect EMEA
Amazon Web Services

Sokratis Kartakis

Principal ML/MLOps/LLMOps Specialist Solutions Architect EMEA
Amazon Web Services

Sokratis Kartakis

Principal ML/MLOps/LLMOps Specialist Solutions Architect EMEA
Amazon Web Services
 

Paul Dongha

Group Head of Data and AI Ethics
Lloyds Banking Group

Paul Dongha

Group Head of Data and AI Ethics
Lloyds Banking Group

Paul Dongha

Group Head of Data and AI Ethics
Lloyds Banking Group
 

Kai Zenner

Head of Office, Digital Policy Advisor
European Parliament

Kai Zenner

Head of Office, Digital Policy Advisor
European Parliament

Kai Zenner

Head of Office, Digital Policy Advisor
European Parliament
 

Galina Sagan

Prinicpal
Hitachi Ventures

Galina Sagan is a Principal at Hitachi Ventures, a global venture fund (with >600m USD AUM) with Hitachi being a single LP. Galina specializes in Enterprise SaaS B2B and digital investments. Some of the relevant deals include Trustwise AI, Archetype AI, Rescale and WekaIO. Formerly a Senior Investment Associate at Speedinvest, a pan-European early stage fund with > €1 billion AUM.

Galina Sagan

Prinicpal
Hitachi Ventures

Galina Sagan

Prinicpal
Hitachi Ventures

Galina Sagan is a Principal at Hitachi Ventures, a global venture fund (with >600m USD AUM) with Hitachi being a single LP. Galina specializes in Enterprise SaaS B2B and digital investments. Some of the relevant deals include Trustwise AI, Archetype AI, Rescale and WekaIO. Formerly a Senior Investment Associate at Speedinvest, a pan-European early stage fund with > €1 billion AUM.

Galina has been recognized as one of GCVs Rising Stars in 2022.

 

Manoj Saxena

Founder and Executive Director
Responsible AI Institute

Manoj Saxena

Founder and Executive Director
Responsible AI Institute

Manoj Saxena

Founder and Executive Director
Responsible AI Institute
 

Salam Al Mosawi

SVP Growth
Nscale

Salam Al Mosawi

SVP Growth
Nscale

Salam Al Mosawi

SVP Growth
Nscale
 

Sakyasingha Dasgupta

Founder & CEO
EdgeCortix

Dr. Sakyasingha Dasgupta is the founder and CEO of Edgecortix, Inc. He is an AI and machine learning technologist, entrepreneur and engineer with real-world experience in taking cutting edge research from ideation stage to scalable products. Having worked at global companies like Microsoft, IBM Research and national research labs like RIKEN and Max Planck Institute, in his more recent roles, he has helped establish and lead technology teams at lean startups in Japan and Singapore, in robotics & automation and Fintech sectors.

Sakyasingha Dasgupta

Founder & CEO
EdgeCortix

Sakyasingha Dasgupta

Founder & CEO
EdgeCortix

Dr. Sakyasingha Dasgupta is the founder and CEO of Edgecortix, Inc. He is an AI and machine learning technologist, entrepreneur and engineer with real-world experience in taking cutting edge research from ideation stage to scalable products. Having worked at global companies like Microsoft, IBM Research and national research labs like RIKEN and Max Planck Institute, in his more recent roles, he has helped establish and lead technology teams at lean startups in Japan and Singapore, in robotics & automation and Fintech sectors.

After spending more than a decade in research and development in diverse areas like, brain inspired computing, robotics, computer vision, hardware acceleration for AI, wearable devices, internet of things, machine learning in finance and healthcare, Sakya founded EdgeCortix, a deep-tech startup automating machine learning driven AI hardware & software co-design for an intelligent distributed edge ecosystem.

Sakyasingha recently took part in a webinar titled "Software, The Elephant in the Room for Edge AI Hardware Acceleration" - register for free to watch on-demand here

 

Asim Shah

Generative AI Research Engineering Lead
Citi Bank

Asim Shah

Generative AI Research Engineering Lead
Citi Bank

Asim Shah

Generative AI Research Engineering Lead
Citi Bank
 

Ola Tørudbakken,

Director AI Systems
Meta

Ola has 30 years of experience building distributed systems and high-performance networking across AI, HPC, Enterprise and Telco. 

Ola Tørudbakken,

Director AI Systems
Meta

Ola Tørudbakken,

Director AI Systems
Meta

Ola has 30 years of experience building distributed systems and high-performance networking across AI, HPC, Enterprise and Telco. 

Ola currently serves as Director of AI Systems at Meta. Previously Ola was SVP Systems at Graphcore, driving their 2nd generation AI systems. Ola came to Graphcore through the acquisition of Skala Technologies, an AI startup he co-founded. Prior to Skala, Ola worked as Chief Architect of Networking and Netra Servers at Oracle. Ola joined Oracle through the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. At Sun, Ola served as Distinguished Engineer, amongst many things responsible for the famous 3456-port Magnum Infiniband Switch now on display in the Computer Museum, Silicon Valley. Prior to Sun Ola was at Dolphin ICS, acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2000. Ola started his career as a research scientist at SINTEF, a Norwegian industrial research organization.

Ola is a recognized industry expert in distributed systems, holds over 48 patents, has published several papers in leading publications, and participated in numerous standardization bodies. Ola holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from University of Oslo in 1994

 

Walid Hadid

Big Data Integration Partner
The Weir Group

Walid Hadid

Big Data Integration Partner
The Weir Group

Walid Hadid

Big Data Integration Partner
The Weir Group
 

Euan Wielewski

Machine Learning Lead
NatWest

Euan Wielewski

Machine Learning Lead
NatWest

Euan Wielewski

Machine Learning Lead
NatWest
 

Christoph Spohr

Lead Architect Big Data Platform
Volkswagen

Christoph Spohr

Lead Architect Big Data Platform
Volkswagen

Christoph Spohr

Lead Architect Big Data Platform
Volkswagen
 

Jürgen Weichenberger

VP of AI Strategy & Innovation
Schneider Electric

Jürgen Weichenberger

VP of AI Strategy & Innovation
Schneider Electric

Jürgen Weichenberger

VP of AI Strategy & Innovation
Schneider Electric
 

Matthew Burns

Technical Marketing Manager
Samtec

Matthew Burns develops go-to-market strategies for Samtec’s Silicon to Silicon solutions. Over the course of 20+ years, he has been a leader in design, technical sales and marketing in the telecommunications, medical and electronic components industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

Matthew Burns

Technical Marketing Manager
Samtec

Matthew Burns

Technical Marketing Manager
Samtec

Matthew Burns develops go-to-market strategies for Samtec’s Silicon to Silicon solutions. Over the course of 20+ years, he has been a leader in design, technical sales and marketing in the telecommunications, medical and electronic components industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

 

Anton Abrarov

Head of AI and Data Science
Norilsk Nickel

Anton Abrarov

Head of AI and Data Science
Norilsk Nickel

Anton Abrarov

Head of AI and Data Science
Norilsk Nickel
 

Stylianos Venieris

Senior Research Scientist
Samsung AI

Stylianos Venieris

Senior Research Scientist
Samsung AI

Stylianos Venieris

Senior Research Scientist
Samsung AI
 

Dimitri Metzger

Digital, Data, & IT for Medical AI R&D
Merck

Dimitri Metzger

Digital, Data, & IT for Medical AI R&D
Merck

Dimitri Metzger

Digital, Data, & IT for Medical AI R&D
Merck
 

Maximilian Stauder

Head of Computer Vision & AIoT
Schwarz

Maximilian Stauder

Head of Computer Vision & AIoT
Schwarz

Maximilian Stauder

Head of Computer Vision & AIoT
Schwarz
 

Andrew McMahon

Head of MLOps
NatWest Group

Andrew McMahon

Head of MLOps
NatWest Group

Andrew McMahon

Head of MLOps
NatWest Group
 

Mo Haghighi

Distinguished Engineer
Discover Financial Services

Dr Mo Haghighi is a director of engineering/distinguished engineer at Discover Financial Services. His current focus is hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, application modernisation and automating application/workload migration across public and private clouds. Previously, he held various leadership positions as a program director at IBM, where he led Developer Ecosystem and Cloud Engineering teams in 27 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mo Haghighi

Distinguished Engineer
Discover Financial Services

Mo Haghighi

Distinguished Engineer
Discover Financial Services

Dr Mo Haghighi is a director of engineering/distinguished engineer at Discover Financial Services. His current focus is hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, application modernisation and automating application/workload migration across public and private clouds. Previously, he held various leadership positions as a program director at IBM, where he led Developer Ecosystem and Cloud Engineering teams in 27 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to IBM, he was a research scientist at Intel and an open source advocate at Sun Microsystems/Oracle. 

Mo obtained a PhD in computer science, and his primary areas of expertise are distributed and edge computing, cloud native, IoT and AI, with several publications and patents in those areas.

Mo is a regular keynote/speaker at major developer conferences including Devoxx, DevOpsCon, Java/Code One, Codemotion, DevRelCon, O’Reilly, The Next Web, DevNexus, IEEE/ACM, ODSC, AiWorld, CloudConf and Pycon. 

 

Sally Ward-Foxton

Senior Reporter
EETimes

Sally Ward-Foxton has been writing about the electronics industry for more than a decade. As a freelance journalist she has published articles in EE Times, Electronic Design Europe, Microwaves & RF, ECN, Electronic Specifier: Design, IoT Embedded Systems, Electropages, Components in Electronics and many more. She also supplies technical writing and ghostwriting services to several of Europe's leading PR agencies. She holds a Masters' degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Sally Ward-Foxton

Senior Reporter
EETimes

Sally Ward-Foxton

Senior Reporter
EETimes

Sally Ward-Foxton has been writing about the electronics industry for more than a decade. As a freelance journalist she has published articles in EE Times, Electronic Design Europe, Microwaves & RF, ECN, Electronic Specifier: Design, IoT Embedded Systems, Electropages, Components in Electronics and many more. She also supplies technical writing and ghostwriting services to several of Europe's leading PR agencies. She holds a Masters' degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

 

Elio Van Puyvelde -

CIO
Nscale

Elio Van Puyvelde -

CIO
Nscale

Elio Van Puyvelde -

CIO
Nscale
 

Sandeep Bakshi

Head of Europe Investments
Prosus Ventures

Sandeep Bakshi

Head of Europe Investments
Prosus Ventures

Sandeep Bakshi

Head of Europe Investments
Prosus Ventures
 

Prof. Eiman Kanjo

Visitng Professor TinyML
Imperial College London

Prof. Eiman Kanjo

Visitng Professor TinyML
Imperial College London

Prof. Eiman Kanjo

Visitng Professor TinyML
Imperial College London