Keynoters at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) over the years have included engineers, inventors, programmers, industry moguls, physicists, scientists, astronauts, explorers, cartoonists, sci-fi authors, musicians, politicians, manufacturers, analysts, futurists, and industry (and cultural) icons. As varied as embedded systems are, so too have been the ESC speakers and keynoters. The DESIGN West conference staff needs your ideas for keynote addresses and conference speakers.
Again, if you want to help pick our DESIGN West keynoter, to speak this April at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., click on the link to vote in our survey.]
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EE Times. DESIGN West brings together seven co-located engineering summits, including ESC.
1) Mark Zuckerberg
2) George Takei
3) Marissa Mayer
4) Larry Ellison
6) Scott Adams - cartoonist and creator of "Dilbert"
7) Jimmy Carter (he has an engineering degree)
8) Montel Williams
9) The Rutan brothers
Dr. Jonathan Clark, former NASA space shuttle crew surgeon who designed the space suit Felix Baumgartner used to recently break the 50 year old high altitude jump record, breaking the sound barrier in the process.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.