2016 Keynote Speakers

The DesignCon 2016 keynotes were selected to inspire and challenge chip, board and systems designers as well as help prepare them for the challenges ahead. The lineup aims to cover the full engineering lifecycle, from concept and creativity to testing, securing and tips for entrepreneurial success.


Tuesday, January 19 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Al Eisaian

CEO | IntelinAir, Inc

The Key Building Blocks in Surviving/Thriving in the Era of Exponential Technologies

With a rich entrepreneurial history, Eisaian’s career and expertise has run the engineering gamut. Beginning as a hardware test engineer and advancing through product and business unit management, Eisaian is currently the CEO of IntelinAir, Inc. an aerial information analytics firm, the fifth company he has co-founded.



Wednesday, January 20 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Pat Byrne

President | Tektronix

Reduce Time to Market with Better Workflow Integration from Simulation to Test

With more than 24 years of experience in the test and measurement industry as both a technologist and a business leader, Byrne has held leadership positions in everything from market and business development to R&D, technology development, marketing and more. Byrne currently serves as President of Tektronix, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement devices.



Thursday, January 21 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Paul Kocher

Chief Scientist, Cryptography Research Division | Rambus

Silicon Foundations for Security

An acclaimed data security researcher and entrepreneur, Kocher is credited with co-authoring the widely-used SSL 3.0 standard, discovering side channel cryptanalysis, and leading the development of differential power analysis security countermeasures built into nearly 10 billion chips made annually. He is currently Chief Scientist at Rambus.



Thomas H. Lee

Thomas H. Lee
Stanford University

Ron Nersesian

Karen Bartleson
Synopsys

Alex Lidow

Alex Lidow
Efficient Power
Conversion Corporation

Hermann Eul

Dr. Hermann Eul
Intel

Eileen Bartholomew

Eileen Bartholomew
XPRIZE

Thomas Pawlowski

Thomas Pawlowski
Micron Technology

Bill Swift

Bill Swift
Cisco

Jonah Alben

Jonah Alben
NVIDIA

Mike Santori

Mike Santori
National Instruments

Prith Banerjee

Prith Banerjee
HP

Joe Macri

Joe Macri
AMD

Ilan Spillinger

Ilan Spillinger
Microsoft

Harold Hughes

Harold Hughes
Rambus

Ron Nersesian

Ron Nersesian
Agilent Technologies
(now Keysight Technologies)

Ivo Bolsons

Ivo Bolsons
Xilinx