Mayank Mangla is ADAS imaging architect at Texas Instruments. He has been a key member of the TI imaging team since the early days of digital imaging. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of digital camera systems including color science, optics, software and calibration processes. Currently he is focused on ramping ISPs into automotive applications and enabling new imaging applications with versatile feature set TI SoCs such as the TDA3x.
Associate Consultant of Smithersat
CEO of Vision Markets
After several executive positions in B2B Sales and Marketing, Dr.-Ing. Ronald Mueller founded Vision Markets in 2014 with the mission to support companies to grow in the Imaging field. Quickly, Vision Markets became the leading Marketing and Management Consulting Company dedicated to the global Machine Vision industry. With a team of currently 8 co-workers Vision Markets has already supported over 55 SMEs as well as multi-billion dollar companies from Tokyo to Vancouver. The quality of the offerings derives from the technical know-how of imaging technologies, the market expertise built since 2002, and the executive management experience of its consultants. On this basis, Vision Markets enables its clients to grow with strategic consulting services in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, and Corporate Acquisitions. Operational outsourcing services like recruiting, public relations management, writing of marketing content, and digital marketing are complementing the portfolio. Furthermore, Ronald is member of several Machine Vision innovation award juries.
Director R&D Camerasat
Peter Centen is Vice President R&D, Cameras for Grass Valley, A Belden Brand and he has over 30 years of experience in managing innovation in imaging technology. During his time with Grass Valley, Peter has been instrumental in transitioning the camera manufacturer from CCD-imagers to CMOS imagers across the entire product range, which enabled the present-day HD, 4K and HDR imaging. He was the inventor of HD-DPM technology for which Thomson/Technicolor was awarded an Emmy in 2003. In 2016 he received the David Sarnoff award for his work in imaging. He holds a BSc an MSc with honors and a Ph.D. He is a member of the IEEE and SMPTE and has published over 65 journal and conference articles in related fields and has presented his work at dozens of international conferences.
Senior Principal Pixel Design Engineerat
Dan McGrath has worked for 37 years specializing in the device physics of silicon-based pixels, CCD and CIS, and in the integration of image-sensor process enhancements in the manufacturing flow. He chose his first job because it offered that “studying defects in image sensors means doing physics” and has kept this passion front-and-center in his work. He has pursued this work at Texas Instruments, Polaroid, Atmel, Eastman Kodak, Aptina, BAE Systems, and GOODiX Technology and has worked with manufacturing facilities in France, Italy, Taiwan, and the USA. His publications include the first megapixel CCD and the basis for dark current spectroscopy (DCS).
Marketing Director Americasat
Gloria Putnam joined Gpixel in 2019 to direct the company’s marketing activities in the Americas and accelerate its growth in scientific, industrial, professional video and VR/AR imaging applications. During her 16 year career at Eastman Kodak/Truesense Imaging/ONSemi, she built and led an international organization for applications engineering, business development, product marketing, strategic marketing, and demand planning to support the growth of the CCD business and the integration of the acquired National Semiconductor automotive business, and later the ONSemi industrial CMOS sensor business and the previously Aptina security sensor business. Recently, Gloria has been enjoying refamiliarizing herself with the scientific imaging market and related applications, and exploring emerging areas like the use of AI in pathology. She holds B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an M.S. degree in Physics from California State University, Fullerton.
VP of Product Marketingat
Abhay Rai is VP Product Marketing at Visteon. He was previously Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing, working at the Automotive Innovation center of Sony Electronics San Jose CA.
Abhay has extensive experience in automotive sensing and systems. Abhay started his career as analog design architect, designing low power, low noise human interface sensors that touch millions of hands every day. Abhay has worked in 5 different countries and managed many design and system teams.
Abhay received MSEE from Colorado State University and Executive MBA from University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of business.
Sr. Manager, Engineering and R&Dat
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Suraj Bhaskaran leads the Engineering and R&D group at the Cameras & Imagers business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific located in Liverpool, NY. Suraj received his Bachelor of Science (1996) and Master of Science (2000) in Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY, USA). For the past 17 years, Suraj has been working on advancing Thermo Fisher’s camera technology by taking advantage of the unique features of the Charge Injection Device (CID). These camera systems are used for scientific and radiation hardened applications, helping keep the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
Senior Camera Engineerat
Boyang Zhang is a senior camera engineer at Cruise. He is responsible for specification, validation, and development of camera sensors for Cruise’s autonomous vehicles.
Accelerated Tech, Inc
Joshua is an architect in the image signal processor and video input group at NVIDIA. He is responsible for research and development on various units within the ISP itself, as well as the design of the surrounding crossbar logic that receives data from the rest of the system. His experience working in the automotive environment drives his view of a system as a whole, rather than as a set of individual parts. Joshua holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Eiichi Funatsu is Sr. Director of Technology Management Group in the CTO Office, OmniVision. His team is responsible for defining the image sensor technology roadmap, introducing new technologies to the company and making product concepts using new technologies. He has been in the image sensor field more than 25 years and has a wide range of experience from image sensor design, wafer process, algorithm to camera systems.
He started his career with intelligent image sensor R&D in Mitsubishi Electric. In 2001, he joined Sony and led the product design and business development of CMOS Image Sensors in Moiblephone segment. He and his team obtained the customers one by one and grew the Mobilephone CMOS Image Sensor business to the No.1 in the market. In 2012, he joined OmniVision and led the Mobile Marketing group. He has been in the current position form 2017.
He got the Ph.D degree from Tokyo University, Japan, in 2005 based on the work done in Mitsubishi Electric.
Vice President Automotive Business Developmentat
Robert Bloomquist is Director of Automotive Marketing at Xilinx where he has a global role driving strategic opportunities directly with automotive OEMs, developing inbound and outbound marketing and supporting the sales team with the positioning of Xilinx’s key value propositions.
He brings more than two decades of automotive expertise to his position at Xilinx. Prior to Xilinx, Bloomquist spent eight years at Texas Instruments where he lead an OEM-focused sales team that saw numerous industry-leading infotainment and ADAS design wins. Additionally, he held automotive positions at National Semiconductor and initially started at Maxim Integrated where he pioneered its entrance into the automotive market as a founding member of the company’s automotive business unit.
Bloomquist sits on the 2019 IS Auto Americas advisory board where he helps to define the conference themes and speaker tracks. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Michigan.
Director of Business Development, SensL Divisionat
Bahman Hadji has over ten years of experience working with sensing devices for medical, consumer, and automotive applications. In his current role with the SensL Division of ON Semiconductor’s Intelligent Sensing Group, he is focused on bringing to market high-performance sensors used in LiDAR systems and enabling the LiDAR technology ecosystem to leverage ON’s product portfolio. Prior to joining ON Semiconductor in 2017, he held product engineering and product marketing management roles at Aptina Imaging and OmniVision Technologies. Bahman obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering and Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees both from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Vice-President of Strategic Marketingat
Paul K. Gallagher is currently the Vice-President of Strategic Marketing for Airy3D. He has over 30 years of industry experience, having held executive and product leadership roles at the top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of imaging sensors including Samsung Electronics Company, OmniVision Technologies, Micron Technology (Aptina/ON Semi), Pelican Imaging, and ST Micro (VLSI Vision). Mr. Gallagher was most recently at LG Electronics in San Jose where he working to develop the company’s organic imager program. He continuously drives to open new markets and technology uses within imaging, and is an advisor to numerous imaging companies.
Senior Technical Leaderat
Valeo Vision Systems
Senthil Yogamani is an Artificial Intelligence architect and technical leader at Valeo. He is currently focused on research and design of AI algorithms for various modules of autonomous driving systems. He has over 14 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning including 11 years of experience in industrial automotive systems. He is an author of 66 publications and 43 patents. He serves in the editorial board of various leading IEEE automotive conferences including ITSC, IV and ICVES and advisory board of various industry consortia including Khronos, Cognitive Vehicles and IS Auto. He is a recipient of best associate editor award at ITSC 2015 and best paper award at ITST 2012.