5G + AI + EV + Compute + Memory


Arete is excited to announce our inaugural virtual tech conference covering the big five tech hardware trends over the next 2-3 years.


March 3rd & 4th


We will be drawing on senior industry and C-level executives from the semiconductor, telecom, handset and automotive industries. Join us for a unique mix of keynotes, fire-side chats, round-tables, and break-outs.

We will draw on industry leaders to understand the following topics:

  1. What are the defining secular growth themes in tech that are 2-3 years away from scaling up.
  2. EVs and connected cars: QCOM's role in the new car to cloud business and how to think about V2X, virtual modems etc for the Automotive market?
  3. Industrial IOT: How to catalyse this market and how does this get sized?
  4. 5G RAN, O-RAN and what is the market opportunity for private networks?
  5. US vs China: Government support around building 5G eco-system in US, the strategy around QGOV etc.
  6. mmWave: Steps to building out a footprint and how to think about RF attach in new markets like modules, automotive, etc?
  7. AI: Long term trends and investible applications. NVDIA set to dominate?
 
 
 
 
 

Confirmed Speakers

Cristiano Amon

President & CEO-Elect, Qualcomm

Cristiano Amon

President & CEO-Elect, Qualcomm

Cristiano Amon serves as president of Qualcomm Incorporated and is a member of the Qualcomm’s executive committee. In this role, he is responsible for Qualcomm’s semiconductor business (QCT), which includes Mobile Handsets, RF Front End, Automotive and IoT, and the Company’s global operations.

As President of Qualcomm, Amon has steered development of a leading and differentiated product roadmap, spearheaded Qualcomm’s 5G strategy as well as its acceleration and global roll out and driven the expansion and diversification of the business to serve multiple industries. Amon has also overseen the successful execution of M&A to augment Qualcomm’s capabilities and accelerate growth in key areas, including RF Front End, Connectivity and Networking.

Before assuming his current role, Amon served as president of QCT. Prior to that, he held several technical and business leadership positions, including overall responsibility for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platforms. Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer.

Amon has also served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom Inc.

Amon holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is the Co-Chair of the Council for IoT at the World Economic Forum's Center for 4th Industrial Revolution (C4IR).

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Akash Palkhiwala

CFO, Qualcomm

Akash Palkhiwala

CFO, Qualcomm

Akash Palkhiwala serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this role Palkhiwala leads the global financial organization, IT and investor relations. Palkhiwala also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

Palkhiwala served as senior vice president and finance lead for QCT for four years, with responsibility for finance and accounting for all chipset products and segments including Mobile, RF Front End, Compute, Auto, Connectivity and Networking and IoT.

Palkhiwala joined Qualcomm in 2001, and during this time has held several finance leadership roles including treasurer, financial planning & analysis and corporate development. He has been part of the senior finance leadership team for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the company, Palkhiwala was an analyst at KeyBank.

Palkhiwala holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering in India and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.

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Simon Segars

CEO, ARM

Simon Segars

CEO, ARM

Since joining Arm as one of its first employees, Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive compute technology the world has ever seen.

Simon led the development of early ground-breaking Arm processors – the Arm7 and Arm9 – powering the world’s first digital mobile phones. He played a key role in developing industry standards, and his engineering work led to him being granted several embedded-systems patents. He became vice president of engineering in 2001, and before being named as Arm CEO in July 2013, he held several other strategy positions including global head of sales. He was personally responsible for expanding the company’s U.S. business and strengthening its leadership and relationships in California’s Silicon Valley, where he still lives with his family.

Simon helped steer the company through the 2016 acquisition by SoftBank, and, in June 2017, was elected to serve on the SoftBank board. He also sits on the boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), TechWorks and is a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Simon earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex and an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester. In recognition of his extraordinary lifetime accomplishments and his impact to the global tech industry, Simon was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex.

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Inder M. Singh

CFO, ARM

Inder M. Singh

CFO, ARM

Inder M. Singh is Executive Vice President and CFO of Arm and leads the global finance organization as well as corporate IT operations and enterprise security teams. He joins Arm after having served as CFO for Unisys Corp., helping to accelerate organic growth and profitability, while also leading strategy and M&A functions.

Inder has held senior financial leadership roles at top Fortune 50 companies, including Cisco Systems, Comcast and AT&T and brings key experience in M&A, IPOs, driving internal innovation strategies and external investment portfolio management.

Inder serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Board of Directors at Affinity FCU, a US financial services firm. He also advises start-ups as a member of Columbia University’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He has also served as an advisor on national security and critical infrastructure matters.

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Ian Buck

VP & General Manager, Accelerated Computing, NVIDIA

Ian Buck

VP & General Manager, Accelerated Computing, NVIDIA

VP / General Manager, of NVIDIA's Tesla Data Center Business. A $2B business unit which includes Tesla GPU products for the data center and AI. Tesla and CUDA power supercomputers in the world and are powering the deep learning AI revolution used by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba, IBM, and others.

Inventor of CUDA, the established standard for GPU Computing worldwide. He built the engineering team from two people into international and matrixed organization in numerical libraries, compilers, system software, IDEs, profilers, debuggers, APIs, QA, build and release, and AI frameworks.

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Pardeep Kohli

CEO, Mavenir

Pardeep Kohli

CEO, Mavenir

Pardeep is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mavenir, where he is leading the transformation of network economics for 4G/5G with the evolution to 100% software networks for CSPs. He is a serial entrepreneur bringing innovation and industry-leading solutions to the Wireless and Telecom market. Prior to Mavenir, Pardeep was CEO of Xura, which he joined after Xura acquired Ranzure Networks, an early stage 5G and Cloud RAN solutions company that Pardeep founded in 2016.

Before leading Ranzure, Pardeep was President and CEO of Mavenir Systems, guiding the company growth through multiple rounds of venture funding and a successful IPO (NYSE: MVNR) in November 2013, as well as the acquisition by Mitel in 2015. Mavenir was the first to bring virtualization and software-defined networking to mobile core networks, and the company brought significant innovation to 4G LTE networks.

Prior to Mavenir Systems, Pardeep was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Spatial Wireless, which was acquired by Alcatel in 2004. Spatial Wireless was the leading vendor of wireless Softswitch, and brought significant innovation to the circuit switched mobile core. Pardeep has been quoted in major national publications including CNBC, the Economist, Forbes and Fast Company as well as wireless publications including Mobile World Live, RCR Wireless, SDX Central and Wireless Week.

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Terry Hungle

CFO, Mavenir

Terry Hungle

CFO, Mavenir

Terry is the Chief Financial Officer for Mavenir, responsible for all financial operations and processes within the company. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Imagine Communications Corp. where he was responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Imagine’s financial operations and planning. He has over 40 years of business experience, principally in telecommunications. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at Mitel Mobility Inc. (formerly known as Mavenir Systems, Inc.) from April 2008 through April 2015. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Navini Networks, Inc. and prior to Navini, Terry also served as Vice President of Corporate Planning with Spatial Wireless Inc., where he led the successful merger transaction with Alcatel.

Prior to Spatial, Terry successfully held a number of senior finance and controllership positions, both domestically and internationally, including that of Chief Financial Officer for Nortel Networks Corporation, where he has guided and supported business growth and development, defined business structures and led projects that improved overall liquidity of Nortel Networks, in operations and capital structuring. He began his finance career with Peat, Marwick Mitchell, Chartered Accountants and Imperial Oil Limited, both in Canada.

He has served as a valued member of various boards of directors and sub-committees. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Centina Systems, Inc. and Orchestra Technology. Terry holds a Diploma in Accountancy from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Canada and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

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Bejoy Pankajakshan

CSO, Mavenir

Bejoy Pankajakshan

CSO, Mavenir

Bejoy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Mavenir. He is responsible for the development and communication of Mavenir’s technology and product strategy, as well as facilitating execution of the corporate strategic initiatives. In this role, Bejoy will lead and orchestrate strategic alignment of Mavenir’s product portfolio across all functions and stakeholders and engage external business and industry experts on product & technology strategies that support accelerating innovation across the company’s products. Previously he led the Product Line Management and Solution Architecture teams at Mitel Mobile (Mavenir).

Bejoy has extensive mobile and telecommunications experience with leadership positions in Technology Development, Product Strategy, Network Engineering and Design. He had led multiple industry-first innovations including spearheading the world’s 1st launch of VoLTE service by MetroPCS in August 2012 and the 1st North American RCS launch in October 2012.

Bejoy is backed by solid credentials including MS, MBA, CCIE and 25 granted patents.

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Santiago Tenorio Sanz

Head of Group Network Architecture, Vodafone

Santiago Tenorio Sanz

Head of Group Network Architecture, Vodafone

Yago leads the Network Architecture team in Vodafone, whose role is to define the Fixed and Mobile Network Strategy for all markets, represent Vodafone at all industry bodies and drive the Network architecture and the vendor selection for the Access, Transmission, Transport and Core Network as well as for the Service Layer. Aside to his role in Vodafone Yago is the Chairman of the TIP Board, where Vodafone also chairs an important number of projects.

His team is located in Madrid, Newbury, London, Milan and Ivrea and their current most important mission is to lead the company into the Network as a Platform transformation, shape the 5G evolution, including AI and Low Latency services and keep driving Open RAN in the industry.

Prior to this role, Yago was CNO in Vodafone UK (2010-2013) where he led the transformation of the team supporting acquisition of C&W, resulting on fastest launch of the company’s 4G Network, and outstanding performance during the London 2012 Olympics.

Before that, he was CTO in Vodafone IE (2009-2010), delivering a turnaround programme that moved the NW from 4th in Ireland to undisputed 1st position.

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Nigel Toon

CEO, Graphcore

Nigel Toon

CEO, Graphcore

Nigel is co-founder & CEO of Graphcore. Nigel was CEO of two VC-backed silicon companies before founding Graphcore; Picochip, which was sold to Mindspeed in 2012 and most recently, XMOS, in which Graphcore was incubated for two years before being established as a separate entity in 2016.

Before that he was co-founder of Icera, a 3G cellular modem chip company, where he led Sales and Marketing and was on the Board of Directors. Icera was sold to NVIDIA in 2011 for $435M.

Prior to Icera, he was Vice President and General Manager at Altera Corporation where he spent 13 years and was responsible for establishing and building the European business unit that grew to over $400m annual revenues.

He was a non-executive director at Imagination Technologies PLC until its acquisition in 2017 and is the author of three patents.

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Rodrigo Liang

CEO & Co-Founder, SambaNova

Rodrigo Liang

CEO & Co-Founder, SambaNova

SambaNova Systems is a computing start-up focused on building machine learning and big data analytics platforms. SambaNova's software-defined analytics platform enables optimum performance for any ML training, inference or analytics models.

Rodrigo is CEO and co-founder. Prior to joining SambaNova, Rodrigo was responsible for SPARC Processor and ASIC Development at Oracle. He led the engineering organization responsible for the design of state-of-the-art processors and ASICs for Oracle’s enterprise servers.

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Ed Chan

SVP, Verizon Communications

Ed Chan

SVP, Verizon Communications

Ed Chan is the Senior Vice President and Chief Network Engineering Officer at Verizon Communications, the multinational telecommunications conglomerate and the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider. He assumed the role in December 2018.

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Dr. Hao Zhong

CEO, ScaleFlux

Dr. Hao Zhong

CEO, ScaleFlux

Dr. Hao Zhong is a passionate technology innovator and entrepreneur that has been contributing numerous cutting edge technology and product in data storage and computing industry. Since Oct 2014, Hao, as the CEO, co-founded ScaleFlux that is leading the computational storage subsystem development in the industry.

Prior to ScaleFlux, Hao was a Sr. Director at Fusion-io where he led the flash memory technology team and enabled LDPC technology in industry leading PCIe SSDs. Prior to Fusion-io, Hao was with SandForce as an engineering director working on SSD controller chips. Prior to SandForce, Hao was an architect at LSI working on hard disk drive read channel product and the key contributor to the industry first 40nm LDPC read channel chip in 2008. Hao received his Ph.D degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Chun K. Hong

CEO, Netlist

Chun K. Hong

CEO, Netlist

Chun K. Hong is one of the founders of Netlist and has served as president, chief executive officer and director since our inception. Prior to Netlist, Mr. Hong was president and chief operating officer of Infinilink Corp., a communications software company based in Irvine, CA. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Viking Components, Inc., a memory manufacturing company based in RSM, CA. From 1983 to 1998, Mr. Hong held various management positions at LG subsidiaries in South Korea and in the U.S. He received a B.S. degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.S. degree in technology management from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School sof Management.

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Mark Louison

SVP Networks Division, Samsung

Mark Louison

SVP Networks Division, Samsung

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Yves Bellego

Director of Network Strategy, Orange

Yves Bellego

Director of Network Strategy, Orange

Yves Bellégo, began his career in 1988 in IT engineering. In 1991, he joined the research centre of France Telecom, where he worked on the standardization of GSM. He accompanied the phases of GSM and UMTS deployment and expansion with various positions in radio engineering within France Telecom, Nortel and Orange. In the past years he was director of spectrum strategy and planning in Orange, and chaired the spectrum groups of the GSMA and NGMN. He is currently director, network technical strategy at France Telecom Orange Group.

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Andrew Till

GM of Automotive, Trustonic

Andrew Till

GM of Automotive, Trustonic

Trustonic is a world leader in hardware backed mobile device security, app protection and secures a range of mission critical in vehicle systems. Trustonic has c.100 employees, with its headquarters in Cambridge, UK and offices in a number of international locations. Trustonic counts the world’s leading car manufacturers, financial institutions and mobile operators as customers, as well as every tier 1 Android handset manufacturer. We empower mobile operators to manage devices remotely, controlling fraud or theft. We enable the automotive industry to expand its digital services while ensuring the security of critical operations. Our patented security technology is embedded in c.2 billion devices worldwide – created initially from a joint venture between ARM & Gemalto, Trustonic is now an EMK portfolio company.

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Clint Brown, Rubén Caballero, Luis Pineda, Brian Crutcher, Glen Riley, Peter Gammel

RF Industry Expert Panel

Clint Brown, Rubén Caballero, Luis Pineda, Brian Crutcher, Glen Riley, Peter Gammel

RF Industry Expert Panel

Clint Brown, Resonant Board Member
Clint Brown served as Director of Business Development Mobility Wireless Connectivity at Broadcom. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales, business development and marketing experience, specializing in semiconductor-based wireline and wireless communication technologies, including 802.11 WLAN, Bluetooth, FM, GNSS, NFC, Wireless Charging, Ethernet, Home Phoneline Networking (HomePNA), and Analog Modems. Mr. Brown has also been a Wi-Fi Alliance Board Director since 2005 serving as Treasurer and Vice Chairman.

Rubén Caballero, Resonant Board Member
Mr. Caballero has been serving on Resonant’s Board and Advisory Board since 2019. Rubén is currently the Corporate VP of Engineering, Devices & Technology, in the Mixed Reality & AI Division at Microsoft. He previously served as Vice President of Engineering at Apple where he was one of the founding leaders of the iPhone hardware team and later expanded his role to include iPad, Apple Watch, Macintosh and all other hardware products.

Luis Pineda, Resonant Board Member
Luis Pineda brings to Resonant more than 32 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Pineda retired from a successful 18-year career at Qualcomm's multi-billion-dollar Semiconductor business. As a founding member of Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, he led product management, marketing, and business development through its early start to industry market share leader for mobile phones, tablets, and infrastructure. Mr. Pineda is also an executive advisor for several high-tech companies both public and private.

Brian Crutcher, Resonant Board Member
Brian Crutcher has been serving Resonant in an advisory capacity since 2019. Mr. Crutcher spent 23 years at Texas Instruments, Inc. and served in executive positions ranging from Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Member of Board of Directors, as well as Senior Vice President of Analog Products and Embedded Processors. He is currently operating Brian Crutcher Consulting, LLC focused on management consulting and advising.

Glen Riley, Resonant Board Member
Glen Riley joined the Advisory Board in 2020. Mr. Riley spent 15 years in several key executive positions at TriQuint Semiconductor, which merged with RFMD in 2015 to form Qorvo, Inc. His last role at Qorvo was General Manager of the Filter Solutions Business Unit responsible for developing discrete and integrated module BAW and SAW devices for mobile phones. He has over 32 years of experience in the semiconductor industry growing businesses in the RF, foundry, optical, and storage markets.

Peter Gammel, Resonant Board Member
Peter Gammel has been serving on our Advisory Committee since February 2020. Mr. Gammel served as Chief Technology Officer for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in June 2011 as part of Skyworks' acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor. At SiGe, he served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Engineering at Renaissance Wireless and Chief Technology Officer at AdvanceNanotech and for Agere Systems' Analog Products Business. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.

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And many more to be confirmed shortly.