AI Hardware Summit 2020 | Kisaco Research

THE INDUSTRY EVENT FOR THE AI HARDWARE ECOSYSTEM

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COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
29-30 September, 2020

“I think this conference is turning out to be great in the sense that the density of companies attending it is phenomenal. All of the top notch companies are here, not fully disclosing what they’re doing but at least you get their philosophy and you get some insight from the CEOs and CTOs.”

Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft

Aims of the AI Hardware Summit

  1. To assemble the critical mass of the global industry to promote innovation and adoption of silicon & systems for processing deep learning, neural networks & computer vision.
  2. To serve as the venue where the technology roadmap of emerging AI hardware is analyzed and updated each year.
  3. To connect silicon & systems vendors & hardware innovators to customers, partners, ML researchers & investors.
1000
Attendees across portfolio
100+
Leading speakers across portfolio
3
Industry Leading Summits

Why Attend

  • Luminary Keynotes: Unique perspectives from industry luminaries in hardware (John Hennessy), AI (TBC) and investment (Lip-Bu Tan).
  • Innovations and Optimizations of Silicon & Systems for AI Training & Inference: Presentations and product launches from C-level executives from AI chip start ups, semiconductor companies and systems OEMs.
  • Training & Inference at Hyperscale & AI Accelerators in the Data Center Hardware Environment: Deployment & maintenance of AI infrastructure in data centers, hardware requirements for training & inference at scale.
  • Inference in Client (Edge) Computing: Applications for AI accelerators in cameras, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles etc.
  • Beyond Compute: AI’s Impact on Memory, Storage & Networking: Innovations in HBM, on-chip memory and NVM, I/O bottlenecks, data transfer & high-speed interconnects.
  • The Impact of Future ML Models on Hardware Design: Machine Learning co-design, robustness & reprogrammability, model standardization & interoperability.
  • AI Chip Design & Commercialization: Design, testing & manufacturing, form factors & routes-to-market.
  • Financial & Industrial Analysis: Market growth and maturity, VC investment trends & dynamics, the commoditization of the inference market, benchmarking & metrics.

“Two overarching efforts are indispensable in this AI chip development frenzy: objectively evaluating and comparing different chips (benchmarking), and reliably projecting the growth paths of AI chips (road mapping).” 

White Paper on AI Chip Technologies: Tsing Hua University & Beijing Innovation Center for Future Chips, December 2018.

Advisory Board

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner
M12 (Microsoft Ventures)

Gadi Singer

VP & GM, Inference Products
Intel

Carey Kloss

VP & GM, Training Products
Intel

Karl Freund

Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC
Moor Insights & Strategy

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Cliff Young

Software Engineer
Google Brain

Marc Tremblay

Distinguished Engineer
Microsoft

Victoria Rege

Director of Alliances & Strategic Partnerships
Graphcore

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

Rick Merritt

Staff Writer
NVIDIA

Early Confirmed Speakers

 

Vinod Khosla

Founder
Khosla Ventures

V​inod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor, and technology fan. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful technology investments in software, AI, robotics, 3D printing, healthcare and more​.  Mr. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology-based businesses. ​Mr.

Vinod Khosla

Founder
Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla

Founder
Khosla Ventures

V​inod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor, and technology fan. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful technology investments in software, AI, robotics, 3D printing, healthcare and more​.  Mr. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology-based businesses. ​Mr. Khosla is driven by the desire to make positive impact through using to technology to reinvent societal infrastructure and multiply resources.  He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

 

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems, a venture-backed stealth-mode startup located in Los Altos, California. He leads a team of phenomenal people with a track record of building products that profoundly changed the largest markets in tech.
Prior to co-founding Cerebras Systems, he was co-founder and CEO of SeaMicro. SeaMicro (acquired by AMD for $355 million) was the pioneer in low power server technology. SeaMicro changed the trajectory of the server industry by inventing the high density, lower power, microserver category.

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew Feldman

Co-Founder & CEO
Cerebras Systems

Andrew is a co-founder and CEO of Cerebras Systems, a venture-backed stealth-mode startup located in Los Altos, California. He leads a team of phenomenal people with a track record of building products that profoundly changed the largest markets in tech.
Prior to co-founding Cerebras Systems, he was co-founder and CEO of SeaMicro. SeaMicro (acquired by AMD for $355 million) was the pioneer in low power server technology. SeaMicro changed the trajectory of the server industry by inventing the high density, lower power, microserver category.
Prior to co-founding SeaMicro, he was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Force10 (acquired by Dell for $800 Million) Networks, and Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Corporate Development for Riverstone Networks (NASDAQ: RSTN) from inception through IPO.
Andrew holds a B.A. and MBA from Stanford University.

 

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Flex Logix’s NMAX platform excels at getting high hardware utilization at batch=1, which is critical for edge applications. Most of the new information is in the 2nd half of the slide deck.

NMAX delivers from 1 to 100+TOPS, as you need, at 10x lower cost and 3-5x lower power than existing solutions because we get 50-80% MAC utilization on tough models, meaning we need less silicon area, and we achieve it with 10x less DRAM bandwidth, meaning less DRAM cost and system power.

 

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

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 has worked directly with datacenter end users, OEMs, ODMs and the industry ecosystem, enabling him to help his clients define the appropriate business, product, and go-to-market strategies. He is also recognized expert on the subject of low-power servers and the emergence of ARM in the datacenter and has been a featured speaker at scores of investment and industry conferences on this topic.

Accomplishments during his career include:

  • Led the revived HPC initiative at AMD, targeting APUs at deep learning and other HPC workloads
  • Created an industry-wide thought leadership position for Calxeda in the ARM Server market
  • Helped forge the early relationship between HP and Calxeda leading to the surprise announcement of HP Moonshot with Calxeda in 2011
  • Built the IBM Power Server brand from 14% market share to over 50% share
  • Integrated the Tivoli brand into the IBM company’s branding and marketing organization
  • Co-Led the integration of HP and Apollo Marketing after the Boston-based desktop company’s acquisition

Karl’s background includes RISC and Mainframe servers, as well as HPC (Supercomputing). He has extensive experience as a global marketing executive at IBM where he was VP Marketing (2000-2010), Cray where he was VP Marketing (1995-1998), and HP where he was a Division Marketing Manager (1979-1995).

 

 

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

 

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber

Samar Dalal

Senior Manager (TLM), Architecture & Design
Uber
 

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.

 

Julien Simon

Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist
Amazon Web Services

As the Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist, Julien focuses on helping developers and enterprises bring their ideas to life. He frequently speaks at conferences, blogs on the AWS Blog and Medium, and runs an AI/ML podcast.

Julien Simon

Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist
Amazon Web Services

Julien Simon

Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist
Amazon Web Services

As the Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist, Julien focuses on helping developers and enterprises bring their ideas to life. He frequently speaks at conferences, blogs on the AWS Blog and Medium, and runs an AI/ML podcast.

Prior to joining AWS, Julien served for 10 years as CTO/VP Engineering in top-tier web startups where he led large Software and Ops teams in charge of thousands of servers worldwide. In the process, he fought his way through a wide range of technical, business and procurement issues, which helped him gain a deep understanding of physical infrastructure, its limitations and how cloud computing can help.

Last but not least, Julien holds ten AWS certifications.

 

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN

AI Hardware Summit Audience Breakdown

Past attendees include: 

2019 Headline Partner

2019 Platinum Partner

2019 Gold Partner

2019 Headline Media Partner

2019 Event Partner

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Highlights

 

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The Agenda

We're delighted to be returning to the Computer History Museum next year with an all-start speaker line-up.

We're still working on the 2020 agenda, please complete your details to receive a copy of the 2019 agenda to explore the type of topics that will be covered. 

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Conference Packages

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If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 to Friday, July 24, 2020
Primary Market – Chip Companies, OEMs, Data Centers, Enterprise
$1499
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
To increase your brand presence, contact Ben Edwards, [email protected]
Thursday, September 26, 2019 to Friday, July 24, 2020
Financial Services & Investors
$2199
2 day conference pass
Refreshments, breakfast & lunch
Networking opportunities
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Venue

COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

We're very excited for the AI Hardware Summit to be returning to 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.

Find out more

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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