AI Hardware Summit | Kisaco Research
The industry event for the AI chip ecosystem
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
18-19 September, 2018
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The Speakers

 

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems
 

Chris Nicol

Co-Founder & CTO
Wave Computing

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of Wave Computing and the lead architect of the DPU architecture incorporated into Wave’s Deep Learning Computer. In addition to his duties as CTO, Chris leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.

Chris Nicol

Co-Founder & CTO
Wave Computing

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of Wave Computing and the lead architect of the DPU architecture incorporated into Wave’s Deep Learning Computer. In addition to his duties as CTO, Chris leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.

 

Dr. Kai Yu

Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai Yu is a co-founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc. He is an internationally-recognized pioneer and leader in deep learning and artificial intelligence. He was the founder and Head of Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), the first and most established artificial intelligence R&D center in China's industry. Dr. Yu has been elected to China's “Top 1000 Talents”, a prestigious group of technology leaders in the country. He has published around 60 papers with more than 13,000 citations.

Dr. Kai Yu

Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai Yu is a co-founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc. He is an internationally-recognized pioneer and leader in deep learning and artificial intelligence. He was the founder and Head of Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), the first and most established artificial intelligence R&D center in China's industry. Dr. Yu has been elected to China's “Top 1000 Talents”, a prestigious group of technology leaders in the country. He has published around 60 papers with more than 13,000 citations.

 

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning and AI Design Group
Synopsys

Thomas Andersen is leading Machine Learning and AI Technology at Synopsys. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Stuttgart and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry, starting his career at IBMs TJ Watson Research Center, followed by managing Synthesis and P&R R&D at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. Thomas is currently focused on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design.

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning and AI Design Group
Synopsys

Thomas Andersen is leading Machine Learning and AI Technology at Synopsys. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Stuttgart and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry, starting his career at IBMs TJ Watson Research Center, followed by managing Synthesis and P&R R&D at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. Thomas is currently focused on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design.

 

Victoria Rege

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore

Victoria Rege

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore
 

Yi Shan

CTO & Partner
DeePhi

Yi Shan

CTO & Partner
DeePhi
 

Eitan Medina

Chief Business Officer
Habana

Eitan Medina

Chief Business Officer
Habana
 

Naveen Rao

VP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao

VP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel
 

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems
 

Sarah Guo

Partner
Greylock Partners

Sarah Guo

Partner
Greylock Partners
 

Gary Brotman

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Product Management
Qualcomm

Gary Brotman

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Product Management
Qualcomm
 

Richard Terrill

VP, Operations
ThinCi

Richard Terrill

VP, Operations
ThinCi
 

Alexandra Wright-Gladstein

Co-Founder & CEO
Ayar Labs

Alexandra Wright-Gladstein

Co-Founder & CEO
Ayar Labs
 

Handol Kim

General Manager, Quadrant AI Business Unit
D-Wave Systems

Handol Kim

General Manager, Quadrant AI Business Unit
D-Wave Systems
 

Gordon Hirsch-Wilson

Co-Founder & CEO
RAIN Neuromorphics

Gordon is a co-founder and the CEO of Rain Neuromorphics, an AI startup developing neuromorphic hardware - physical chips that that can operate faster and with far less power than current implementations of software-based neural networks. Through biologically inspired architectures and algorithms, RAIN Neuromorphics envisions a future where all devices are independently intelligent.

Gordon Hirsch-Wilson

Co-Founder & CEO
RAIN Neuromorphics

Gordon is a co-founder and the CEO of Rain Neuromorphics, an AI startup developing neuromorphic hardware - physical chips that that can operate faster and with far less power than current implementations of software-based neural networks. Through biologically inspired architectures and algorithms, RAIN Neuromorphics envisions a future where all devices are independently intelligent.

 

Reza Zadeh

Founder & CEO
Matroid

Reza Bosagh Zadeh is Founder CEO at Matroid and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His work focuses on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. Reza received his PhD in Computational Mathematics from Stanford under the supervision of Gunnar Carlsson. His awards include a KDD Best Paper Award and the Gene Golub Outstanding Thesis Award. He has served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Microsoft and Databricks.

Reza Zadeh

Founder & CEO
Matroid

Reza Bosagh Zadeh is Founder CEO at Matroid and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His work focuses on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. Reza received his PhD in Computational Mathematics from Stanford under the supervision of Gunnar Carlsson. His awards include a KDD Best Paper Award and the Gene Golub Outstanding Thesis Award. He has served on the Technical Advisory Boards of Microsoft and Databricks.

 

Anush Mohandass

VP, Marketing & Business Development
NetSpeed Systems

Anush Mohandass

VP, Marketing & Business Development
NetSpeed Systems
 

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain
 

Emily Watkins

AI Solutions Architect
Pure Storage

Emily Watkins

AI Solutions Architect
Pure Storage
 

Yangqing Jia

Director AI Infrastructure
Facebook

Yangqing is a Research scientist director at Facebook, where he leads a team of talented researchers and engineers to build the general-purpose, large-scale AI platform for all Facebook's applications. The system serves as the backbone of Facebook AI products, such as ranking, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, mobile AI, and AR.

Prior to Facebook, he was a research scientist at Google Brain, where he worked on computer vision, deep learning, and the TensorFlow framework.

Yangqing Jia

Director AI Infrastructure
Facebook

Yangqing is a Research scientist director at Facebook, where he leads a team of talented researchers and engineers to build the general-purpose, large-scale AI platform for all Facebook's applications. The system serves as the backbone of Facebook AI products, such as ranking, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, mobile AI, and AR.

Prior to Facebook, he was a research scientist at Google Brain, where he worked on computer vision, deep learning, and the TensorFlow framework.

 

Kushagra Vaid

GM and Distinguished Engineer, Azure Infrastructure
Microsoft

Kushagra Vaid

GM and Distinguished Engineer, Azure Infrastructure
Microsoft
 

Liam Madden

Senior Vice President, Hardware & Systems Product Development
Xilinx

Liam Madden is Senior Vice President of Hardware and Systems Product Development at Xilinx. He leads a global team of about 1,000 engineers and oversees the strategy, design solutions, priorities and execution specific to the growth of all Xilinx Hardware and System solutions, including silicon, packaging, evaluation systems and embedded software. Madden led the development of the highly successful 28nm, 20nm and 16nm programmable families.

Liam Madden

Senior Vice President, Hardware & Systems Product Development
Xilinx

Liam Madden is Senior Vice President of Hardware and Systems Product Development at Xilinx. He leads a global team of about 1,000 engineers and oversees the strategy, design solutions, priorities and execution specific to the growth of all Xilinx Hardware and System solutions, including silicon, packaging, evaluation systems and embedded software. Madden led the development of the highly successful 28nm, 20nm and 16nm programmable families.

 

Tapabrata Ghosh

Founder & CEO
Vathys

Tapabrata Ghosh

Founder & CEO
Vathys
 

Ian Bratt

Distinguished Engineer & Director of Technology, ML
ARM

Ian Bratt is a Distinguished Engineer at Arm, where he leads the Machine Learning Technology group. Previously, Ian worked as an architect on several generations of Arm Mali GPUs, during a high-growth period which culminated in Arm partners shipping over 1B Mali GPUs in 2016. Prior to Arm, Ian worked at the pioneering multicore startup, Tilera. Ian has worked on CPUs, GPUs, memory systems and SoC architecture. He holds an S.M. from MIT and has 23 granted US patents. 

Ian Bratt

Distinguished Engineer & Director of Technology, ML
ARM

Ian Bratt is a Distinguished Engineer at Arm, where he leads the Machine Learning Technology group. Previously, Ian worked as an architect on several generations of Arm Mali GPUs, during a high-growth period which culminated in Arm partners shipping over 1B Mali GPUs in 2016. Prior to Arm, Ian worked at the pioneering multicore startup, Tilera. Ian has worked on CPUs, GPUs, memory systems and SoC architecture. He holds an S.M. from MIT and has 23 granted US patents. 

 

Sumit Gupta

VP, AI, HPC & Machine Learning
IBM

Sumit Gupta

VP, AI, HPC & Machine Learning
IBM
 

Junli Gu

VP, Autonomous Driving
Xiaopeng Motors

Junli Gu

VP, Autonomous Driving
Xiaopeng Motors
 

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

Karl Freund is Moor Insights & Strategy’s consulting lead for HPC and Deep Learning. His recent experiences as the VP of Marketing at AMD and Calxeda, as well as his previous positions at Cray and IBM, positions him as a leading industry expert in these rapidly evolving industries. Karl works with investment and technology customers to help them understand the emerging Deep Learning opportunity in data centers, from competitive landscape to ecosystem to strategy.

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

Karl Freund is Moor Insights & Strategy’s consulting lead for HPC and Deep Learning. His recent experiences as the VP of Marketing at AMD and Calxeda, as well as his previous positions at Cray and IBM, positions him as a leading industry expert in these rapidly evolving industries. Karl works with investment and technology customers to help them understand the emerging Deep Learning opportunity in data centers, from competitive landscape to ecosystem to strategy.

 

Cade Metz

Technology Correspondent
New York Times

Cade Metz

Technology Correspondent
New York Times
 

Larry Chao

Partner
Silicon Catalyst

Larry Chao

Partner
Silicon Catalyst
 

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)
 

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D.

Principal
Applied Ventures

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D. is a 15-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working for more than a decade in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel Research, after moving to Applied Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Applied Materials.

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D.

Principal
Applied Ventures

Michael P. Stewart, Ph.D. is a 15-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working for more than a decade in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel Research, after moving to Applied Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Applied Materials.

 

Mohammad Rastegari

CTO, Xnor.AI & Research Scientist, Allen Institute for AI

Mohammad Rastegari

CTO, Xnor.AI & Research Scientist, Allen Institute for AI
 

Ian Buck

VP & GM
Tesla Data Center Business: NVIDIA

Ian Buck is vice president of NVIDIA's Accelerated Computing business unit, which includes all hardware and software product lines, third-party enablement, and marketing activities for GPU computing.

Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 and created CUDA, which remains the established leading platform for accelerated-based parallel computing. Before joining NVIDIA, he was the development lead on Brook, which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

Ian Buck

VP & GM
Tesla Data Center Business: NVIDIA

Ian Buck is vice president of NVIDIA's Accelerated Computing business unit, which includes all hardware and software product lines, third-party enablement, and marketing activities for GPU computing.

Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 and created CUDA, which remains the established leading platform for accelerated-based parallel computing. Before joining NVIDIA, he was the development lead on Brook, which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

 

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic

Mike Henry

Co-Founder & CEO
Mythic
 

Brett Simpson

Co-Founder & Partner
Arete Research

Brett Simpson

Co-Founder & Partner
Arete Research
 

Lin Yang

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
GyrFalcon Technology

Dr. Lin Yang received his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Tsinghua University and his PhD in Electronics Engineering at UC Berkeley. His areas of research include image processing, neural network, image recognition, and deep learning processor. Dr. Yang played a crucial role in inventing Cellular Neural Network (CNN) in 1988, and China's digital video broadcasting terrestrial (DVB-T2) standard in 2005.

Lin Yang

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
GyrFalcon Technology

Dr. Lin Yang received his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Tsinghua University and his PhD in Electronics Engineering at UC Berkeley. His areas of research include image processing, neural network, image recognition, and deep learning processor. Dr. Yang played a crucial role in inventing Cellular Neural Network (CNN) in 1988, and China's digital video broadcasting terrestrial (DVB-T2) standard in 2005.

Why Attend

The AI Hardware Summit is the first and only conference dedicated solely to the ecosystem developing hardware accelerators for neural networks and computer vision.

Join 250+ senior technology leaders from AI chip start-ups, semiconductor companies, system vendors/OEMs, data centers, end users, financial services, investors and fund managers, to build a comprehensive architectural roadmap of the emerging AI chip market.

Take advantage of unique networking opportunities to meet key industry leaders 1-2-1, whilst also exploring:  

  • Innovations and Optimizations of High-Performance Chip Architectures: GPUs, ASICs & TPUs, FPGAs…
  • Alternative Approaches: hybrid digital/analog computing, neuromorphics & neuromemristive systems, quantum computing.
  • The Role of Software: assistance software, software frameworks, ecosystems, and applications. Generating user-friendly native code and linking open source machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow & Caffe.
  • Industry Developments: Start-up & Corporate R&D, Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital investment trends, strategic acquisitions & partnerships.

Forecasts predict that the AI (chipsets) market is expected to grow from USD 7.06 Billion in 2018 to USD 59.26 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 35.5% from 2018 to 2025 (Business Wire, 2018), the chip market is no longer standing still. As we approach a paradigm shift in computing, there is little doubt that a combination of the processing units currently in development will accelerate AI research and development, far beyond the capabilities of current platforms.  There is need for sharing knowledge on the best way to turn this shift into an opportunity and roadmap the future ahead.

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Who Will Be There

15%
Semiconductor Companies
15%
Data Centers
15%
Systems Vendors/OEMs
10%
AI Chip Start-Ups
10%
Enterprise
10%
VCs
10%
Financial Services
5%
Consultants & Service Providers
10%
System IP Companies

Semiconductor Companies

Data Centers

Systems Vendors/OEMs

AI Chip Start-Ups

Enterprise

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Financial Services

Consultants & Service Providers

System IP Companies

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Friday, July 20, 2018 to Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Venue

Computer History Museum,1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

We're very excited to launch the AI Hardware Summit in the Computer History Museum, CA.

With a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world.

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Need accommodation? We recommend one of the below nearby hotels: 

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View, 390 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043  (1.3 miles from CHM)
  • Hotel Vue, 64W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040  (3 miles from CHM)
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA94306  (4 miles from CHM)

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