April 5-7, 2022|Santa Clara Convention Center| Santa Clara, CA

DesignCon 2021 Keynotes

Mike Fitton
VP, Data Platforms Group & GM, Network Business Division, Intel
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Beyond 5G: The Need for End-to-End Programmability

Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Time: 11 -11:45 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom

Abstract:
5G has tremendous potential to enable revolutionary services as technologies come together — from the rise of AI, to the emergence of the edge, to a tsunami of Internet of Things data, and transformed 5G networks. As we look to what is coming beyond 5G, we will see some of the same trends writ large as well as new requirements. The emergence of vertically targeted and private networks could revolutionize how adjacent businesses operate (industrial, government, medical, etc) but will exert stringent requirements in terms of latency and reliability. 6G will see the convergence of compute and communication and will continue to stress our ability to deliver increasing performance within constrained power envelopes.

Furthermore, deployment models have changed from only dedicated appliances to also encompass virtualized, and now cloud native, implementations. This keynote will explore how the plethora of solutions and emergence of new demands will drive the dual requirements of scalability and programmability to address the necessary portfolio breadth in a timely and power-efficient manner.

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Mark Wehde
Chair, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
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The Future of Healthcare is at the Edge

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 10:20-11 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom

Abstract:
The recent pandemic has accelerated the transition from our traditional hospital-centric medical care system to a more virtual, distributed care. Customer expectations, rising cost, and the value-based care reimbursement models are creating an environment that is ripe for disruption. This shift is being enabled by advances that heavily leverage the latest technologies around AI, deep learning, data analytics, genomics, home-based healthcare, and robotics. And none of that is possible without incredible advances is computational power, communications, and data storage. Conventional wisdom implies that the cloud is the future of healthcare – and for much of healthcare innovation may be – but the future of medical device innovation is really at the edge.

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Indu Vijayan
Director of Product Management, AEye
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Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Sensing What Matters

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Time: 10 -10:45 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom

Abstract:
Autonomous and automated vehicles are coming to a road near you, and whether it’s a truck, car, train, or delivery bot, it’s a moving machine that will need to intelligently sense and safely navigate its surroundings. What is the current market for autonomous vehicles, what are the growth drivers, and how does the industry solve the most challenging edge cases inhibiting broader rollouts? AEye Director of Product Management Indu Vijayan will discuss AI-driven sensing and how that technology is helping vehicles see smarter, respond faster, and accelerate adoption of autonomous features.

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