2017 IS Auto America Speakers: Exclusive Content from Technical Experts

High level program featuring world leading experts in automotive imaging- Meet a few of this year's speakers.

The 2017 agenda is entirely market-tested, researched and updated to ensure we deliver exactly what our delegates want to hear. We also have an  Advisory Board   made up of industry experts who provide program direction.

  • Dr Markus Adameck

    General Manager Development Panasonic Industrial Europe GmbH

    Markus Adameck is General Manager at Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe since 2014. Panasonic is one of the worldwide leader in automotive Camera Systems. He supports the European Panasonic Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Business and is in charge for Customer Project Management and Development.

    Markus has around 20 years’ experience in Development of ADAS Camera Systems supporting Object Recognition and Classification. He introduced first Single-Chip CMOS camera into automotive. In his professional career he was working for several Tier1 suppliers like Hella (2002), Magna Electronics (2006), and Continental (2012). Markus received his Physics Diploma in “Nonlinear Optics” and his PHD for the Development of “High Speed 3D Camera Scannig Systems” in Hamburg Germany.

  • Jerome Barczykowski

    Product Line Manager – Autonomous Systems D3 Engineering

    Jerome Barczykowski is the Product Line Manager for Autonomous Systems at D3 Engineering.  Jerome is responsible for setting direction of the services and products within D3’s Autonomous Systems group.

    Jerome’s background includes embedded hardware and software, advanced motion control, and product development roles.  Jerome holds a BSEE degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MS degree from University of Rochester.

  • Dr. Sven A. Beiker

    Founder and Managing Director Silicon Valley Mobility

    Dr. Sven A. Beiker is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, a consulting and advisory firm serving startups, venture / consulting firms, and corporations to understand trends in mobility. The firm specializes in market sizing and implementation roadmaps for mobility topics. Dr. Beiker brings to bear his well over 20 years of experience gained during his tenure at McKinsey & Company, Stanford University, and the BMW Group. In addition to his consulting business, Dr. Beiker is a Lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where he instructs students on strategies for startups and corporations in the field of automated, connected, electrified, and shared mobility. He also serves as the Automotive / Mobility Advisor for the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Lecture Notes in Mobility of Springer Science+Business Media.

  • Dr. Petronel Bigioi

    Senior Vice President Engineering & General Manager FotoNation

    Dr. Petronel Bigioi is Senior Vice President of engineering and general manager of FotoNation, a business unit of XPERI Corporation. In this role, he leads a 100+ engineering team developing image processing solutions to address various problems in the digital still camera, mobile phone and other related markets. FotoNation technology can be found in more than 2.9 billion imaging devices worldwide.


    Petronel got his B.Sc. in electronics engineering (1997) from Transilvania University, Brasov. Petronel also holds a couple of master degrees in ASIC design (Transilvania University, Brasov, 1998) and Networks and Communications (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2000). Petronel obtained his Ph.D. in electronics from Transilvania University (2005), his work being recognized by Romanian academy of science with a “Gheorghe Cartianu” award.


    Petronel has over 40 presented and published papers and more than 500 granted and published U.S. and international patents to date. Petronel is a IEEE fellow with over 20 years of experience in the digital still camera and mobile phone industries, working in both image processing and connectivity. A co-founder of several succesfull companies (including FotoNation), he is also a pioneer of digital camera connectivity, a co-author and actively involved in the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards.


    Married, father of four, Petronel enjoys photography, playing ping pong and is a music aficionado in his spare time. 

  • Ronny Cohen


    Mr. Cohen has 30 years’ experience in the hi-tech industry. He co-founded Comsys, a wireless communication start-up. Comsys distributed about $100M to its shareholders. Mr. Cohen earned a B.Sc. with honors in Physics and Mathematics, and holds twelve patents.

  • Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz

    CTO / co-founder Nexar

    Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz is Nexar’s co-founder and CTO. At Nexar, his team is using terascale computer vision and deep learning to capture and analyze millions of hours of real-world driving in order to make our roads safer. Before Nexar, Bruno was a Yahoo Senior Fellow. In his last role at Yahoo he was overseeing the development and delivery of Yahoo’s personalization, ad targeting and native advertising teams; prior roles at Yahoo included chief architect for Yahoo’s cloud and platform, and chief architect for international. Prior to joining Yahoo, Bruno founded OneSoup, later acquired by Synchronica. Before that, Bruno held roles as an enterprise architect for Fidelity Investments, and as manager in Accenture’s Center for Strategic Research Group. Bruno holds a MSc degree in Transportation Science (Operations Research) from MIT, where he was also a researcher affiliated with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab.

  • Nicholas Gagnon

    Business Development – Automotive LeddarTech

    Nicholas Gagnon is responsible for the Business Development – Automotive OEM segment at LeddarTech.  His experience cumulates 25 years in marketing, sales and business development of optical telecommunications and laser system technologies.

    At LeddarTech, his role is to build a partnership with the ADAS and HAD communities to share the benefits and headways of the patent-protected LeddarCORE® advanced signal processing technology and the Leddar® Integrated Circuits. 

  • Jeff Gohman

    Co-Founder and President Theia Technologies

    Jeff Gohman is co-Founder and President of Theia Technologies. Theia Technologies was founded in 2006 to bring new lens technologies to market. Theia designs, manufactures and sells megapixel lenses, including ultra-wide rectilinear lenses based on our patented distortion correction technology, award-winning Linear Optical Technology ®. This patented technology is used in cinema, security, machine vision, AUV, and space applications. One such lens is currently on its way to the asteroid belt beyond Mars.

    Jeff is the chief optical designer at Theia and holds 41 patents in optical systems including low distortion lenses, projection systems, and heads-up-displays for aircraft.

    Prior to Theia, Jeff’s roles included Research Scientist and Optics Department Manager for InFocus Systems, and Optical Engineer for Flight Dynamics (now Rockwell Collins).

    Jeff holds degrees in Physics and Political Science from the University of Oregon. Jeff is married and the father of two daughters. When not busy with family and business, Jeff loves piloting small aircraft and enjoys playing guitar.

  • Anand Gopalan

    CTO Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.

    Anand Gopalan is Velodyne LiDAR's Chief Technology Officer. In this capacity he is responsible for the advanced product development and technology development that will power Velodyne's next generation LIDAR products.

    Anand is a seasoned technology executive with experience building and leading world-wide engineering organizations for the development of products in consumer, networking and enterprise domains. He has grown and managed organizations through deep and dynamic business model transitions and successfully delivered on a wide array of high-speed mixed signal, optical and RF products.

    Anand comes to Velodyne from Rambus where he was the VP of Engineering responsible for all chip and IP development activities for the Memory and Interfaced Division. In that capacity he was responsible for a global engineering team spread across multiple locations in North America and India that developed a variety of IP and products for Tier 1 ASIC and OEM customers. Prior to Rambus Anand spear-headed world-wide analog/Mixed signal design at Megachips Inc.

    Anand holds a BE degree in Electronics from Mumbai University as well as MS and PhD from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Electrical engineering and Microsystems engineering.

  • Munir Haque

    Director, Automotive Functional Safety, Automotive Innovation Centre Sony Electronics Inc.

    Munir Haque is a Director of Functional Safety for automotive CMOS image sensors at Sony Electronics, USA. Prior to joining Sony Electronics, USA, Munir Haque worked as a design engineer, Design Project Manager of APS-C image sensors for mirrorless cameras and Product Engineering Manager for automotive and industrial image sensors where he and his team supported all major automotive Tier 1’s and OEMs in USA, Europe, Japan and Korea in resolving complex quality and safety related issues. As a Director of Functional Safety at Sony Electronics, USA, Munir is responsible for defining and executing Functional Safety strategy for automotive image sensors in USA leveraging his experience in Design, Test, Product, Manufacturing, Quality engineering as well as supporting USA customers with Functional Safety related activities to make sure that Functional Safety is implemented and supported as per customer’s expectations.

  • Peter Hasenkamp

    Director of Supply Chain Lucid Motors

    Peter Hasenkamp is Lucid’s Director of Supply Chain, responsible for sourcing, selecting, and ensuring the quality of Lucid’s key suppliers, and managing the global logistics strategy between supply chain and manufacturing.

    Prior to joining Lucid, Peter was Director of Vehicle Systems Purchasing at Tesla, where he established and executed the initial ground-up strategic sourcing plan for the Model S, helped recruit the team responsible for all procurement and supply chain management operations, and launched the product and supply base in a record three-year timeframe.

    Peter previously spent ten years in product development at Ford Motor Company, working in Engineering and Program Management leadership roles on various car programs in both Detroit and in Europe.

    Peter holds a B.A. in Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College.

  • Steven Hong

    Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Steven is a two time entrepreneur and investor - he is currently a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) where he is a member of the “HardTech” hardware investing team, focused on Sensors, Autonomous Systems, AI/Machine Learning, IoT, 3D Printing, and Cloud Infrastructure. 

    Steven is also a co-founder of Oculii Corp (Imaging Radar for Autonomous Systems) and Kumu Networks (Self Interference Cancellation for Full Duplex Wireless) where he was responsible for fundraising, product management, IP strategy, business development, and marketing. Prior to Kumu, Steven worked at McKinsey and Uber as a management consultant, where he specialized in M&A diligence and expansion strategy.

    Steven holds a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

  • Akhilesh Kona

    Senior Analyst, Automotive Electronics & Semiconductor IHS Markit Technology

    Akhilesh Kona covers the area of automotive semiconductors and sensors with a focus on autonomous cars, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and body electronics. He is primarily responsible for market research on sensors and semiconductors content including various technology trends and architectural developments in the field of autonomous cars. Before joining IHS, Akhilesh worked in the automotive semiconductor industry at Freescale and also on embedded systems for industrial automation at CMC Limited. Akhilesh has a Master's degree graduate in Electrical Engineering from Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

  • Dr. Subrata Kundu

    Senior Researcher & Team Leader Hitachi America, Ltd.

    Dr. Subrata Kundu is a senior researcher and team leader at R&D division of Hitachi America, Ltd. He has been with Hitachi America, Ltd. since 2013 and currently responsible for leading the team that is developing and implementing algorithms for realizing advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Prior to Hitachi, Dr. Kundu worked as a Postdoc Fellow at the Toyota Technological Institute and University of Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include ADAS, robotics, and driver monitoring systems. 

  • Ben Landen

    Director of Business Development DeepScale

    Ben is DeepScale’s Director of Business Development. DeepScale develops perception software for advanced/autonomous driving and specializes in efficient and flexible deployment of accurate deep neural networks.

    Ben's career has been fully dedicated to automotive technology. Ben joined Maxim Integrated during the early stages of the company's automotive business expansion, which enabled him to garner expertise over the gamut of automotive product development, business management, sales/marketing, and quality. Ben has held P&L responsibility for a variety of infotainment and ADAS semiconductors, which are deployed in vehicles all over the world. Ben holds a BSEE from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) and an MBA from Berkeley-Haas

  • Darren Liccardo

    Engineering Executive and Angel Investor N/A

    Darren Liccardo is an engineering executive and venture capitalist.  He co-founded DJI’s silicon valley office and served as VP of Engineering.  Prior to joining DJI, Darren has worked as an aerospace and automotive engineering leader, most recently as the Director of Tesla’s autopilot engineering group.  Previously, he lead BMW’s North American efforts on autonomous driving research and technology scouting from their silicon valley outpost, The BMW Technology Office. Prior to his automotive positions, Darren was the Director of Inertial Systems for Crossbow Technology, a startup that developed the first FAA-certified solid-state inertial navigation system for aircraft navigation.  Darren holds 10 issued and pending patents covering a range of sensing, perception, and state estimation technologies for robotic systems. Darren has a B.S. and M.S. in EE and CS from UC Berkeley, where he did research under Prof. Shankar Sastry on UAV sensing and control systems.

  • Stanley Liu

    Senior ADAS Application Engineer, Radar Fusion Tech Lead Texas Instruments

    Stanley Liu is a Senior ADAS Application Engineer at Texas Instruments. He is currently leading the development of Radar Fusion projects, which include Satellite Radar fusion for Parking Assistance and Camera Radar fusion for Pedestrian/Vehicle Detection. He is also a customer support lead for North America ADAS customers working with major automotive Tier 1 and OEMs.


    Stanley has over 16 years’ experience in SW product development on TI processors with heterogeneous architecture, specializing in device drivers, power management and multi-core framework. He received his Master's degree in EE from North Carolina State University.

  • Dragos Maciuca

    Technical Director, Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center Ford Motor Company

    Dragos Maciuca is the Technical Director at Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto.  He is an experienced engineer and management professional, with more than 20 years of professional experience in Silicon Valley spanning a breadth of industries including automotive (BMW and Nissan), consumer electronics (Apple), semiconductor manufacturing (KLA-Tencor) and aerospace (Lockheed Martin).  He has extensive experience advising startups, developing and commercializing products, collaborating with universities and leading cross-functional teams. Dragos holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

  • Mayank Mangla

    ADAS Imaging Architect Texas Instruments, USA

    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.

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  • Alexandre Marian

    Director, Automotive Practice AlixPartners

    Alexandre has more than 10 years of experience in strategy and operations for automotive and industrials players. He is passionate about the future of mobility and has worked along the value chain from suppliers to manufacturers and aftermarket players. Alexandre has consistently demonstrated the skills needed to help companies transform operations and drive growth. Prior to joining AlixPartners, he was a consultant at Roland Berger and a project manager at Renault, where he launched new vehicles. Alexandre has an MBA with distinction from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is fluent in French and proficient in German. 

  • Arthur Orduña

    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Avis Budget Group Inc.

    Arthur Orduña was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Avis Budget Group Inc., a leading global provider of mobility solutions, in August 2016. In this role, Mr. Orduña is responsible for leading innovation globally across all of the Company’s brands to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to keep pace with changing customer expectations and to foster a culture of innovation to drive the business forward.

    Before joining Avis Budget Group, Mr. Orduña served as Chief Innovation Officer for The ADT Corporation, where he was responsible for building the strategic roadmap for new and existing solutions, defining product architecture and positioning ADT as a partner of choice for key technology companies.  Prior to joining ADT, Mr. Orduña worked for Canoe Ventures, LLC, a joint venture founded by the top six U.S. cable companies, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and then Chief Product Officer.

    Mr. Orduña has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He also attended the MFA Graduate Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Huei Peng

    Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Mcity University of Michigan

    Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of electrified vehicles, and connected/automated vehicles.

    In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMWV—for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center—Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles in US and China. 

    He currently serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. He has served as the PI or co-PI of more than 50 research projects, with a total funding of more than 45 million dollars. He has more than 250 technical publications, including 110 in referred journals and transactions and four books. His h-index is 63 according to the Google scholar analysis.  The total number of citations to his work is more than 15,000.  He believes in setting high expectation and helping students to exceed it by selecting forward-looking and high-impact research topics.  One of his proudest achievements is that more than half of his Ph.D. students have each published at least one paper cited more than 100 times.

    Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China

  • Lorant Pocsveiler

    Head of US Office AImotive

    Lorant Pocsveiler is heading the US Office of Aimotive Inc. He is interested in applications of Artificial Intelligence & Neural Networks, autonomous driving being a prime example. Other areas of Lorant’s professional experience and interest include: Strategy and Business Development, Business Operations, Business & Technology Consulting.

    Prior joining Aimotive, Lorant worked for Ingram Micro, Microsoft, Nokia and Capgemini in various roles that made him live in 4 countries and took him to many others.

    When not staring at a computer he enjoys martial arts, home improvements and hiking.

  • Sravan Puttagunta

    CEO and Co-founder Civil Maps

    Sravan is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Civil Maps, an autonomous vehicle technology company that enables cars to have Cognition through AI, 3D mapping, advanced localization, and crowdsourcing.  As CEO, Sravan is executing on a vision for safer, smarter, fully autonomous driving. With his direction, the company has raised $11 million from investors such as Ford, SAIC, and the Stanford-StartX fund. It is on track to triple revenue from last year and is providing key technology to several major automakers. Sravan sets the business direction and leads the company’s technology teams, who are developing innovative ways for cars to localize in six dimensions (6D) and crowdsource 3D maps at continental scale. In his previous work, Sravan invented video fingerprinting for linear broadcast TV to track viewing habits and developed software that runs in more than 160 million TVs. He has written substantial portions of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for cars which map the world in 3D. Sravan holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Patrice Roulet

    Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of Technology Immervision

    Based in Canada, Patrice heads ImmerVision’s engineering as well as, contributes to IP growth and the adoption of ImmerVision’s 360° panomorph technology by global corporations. He has overseen the integration of 360° imaging technology in numerous consumer electronics, surveillance, automotive, aerospace, medical and broadcast products.  Recently, he has led the miniaturisation of the panomorph 360° technology for smartphones, tablets, wearables and IoT devices.

    Back in 2000 in France, after completing his Master’s degree in image processing and computer graphics, Patrice joined the INRIA and contributed to their research in robotic surgery simulation field. In parallel, he co-founded ImmerVision, a company dedicated to 360° optics and imaging technology. With his conviction that 360° technology could be applied everywhere, he contributed to the development of 360° panomorph optical and imaging technology.

    Beyond technology, Patrice believes that innovation is propelled by human beings, partnerships and alliances - he has collaborated with a large ecosystem of partners in the optics industry like Fujifilm, CBC Computar, Tamron and Kolen, and in the silicon industry like Marvel, Intel, Qualcomm, Sony, Samsung, HiSilicon, NXP and OmniVision.

    In addition, Patrice is an avid surfer, international traveller and always seeks to make new connections.

  • Anshuman Saxena

    Director, Product Management and Product Line Manager Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    Anshuman Saxena serves as a director of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., working specifically with the Automotive Driver Assistance Solutions team. Since 2015, he has been leading the Snapdragon™ System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Software products development for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Prior to joining Qualcomm Technologies, Anshuman held business development and system engineering roles at Texas Instruments, focusing on machine vision based ADAS and video surveillance solutions.

    Anshuman has 16+ years of experience in product development, specializing in imaging, audio, video and vision systems. Anshuman received his Masters of Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

  • Richard Schram

    Technical Manager Euro NCAP

    Richard Schram studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, after which Richard continued to working at TNO Automotive. He got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development in both the passive and active safety field.

    Since 2010, Richard is Technical Manager of the European New Car Assessment Program, where he is the technical lead for protocols currently in place as well as the development of future requirements for both passive active safety test- and assessment protocols.

  • Patrick Shehane

    Senior Director of Imaging and Software Intel Corporation

    Patrick Shehane is the Senior Director of the imaging algorithms and software teams at Intel.  Over the past two decades Patrick’s focus has gone from 3D graphics hardware to cameras and imaging products. His responsibilities span algorithm development, core ISP delivery into Intel’s chips, all the software layers that come together to form the final product, and close work with Intel’s customers to deliver a high quality solution. Patrick’s teams deliver and validate Windows, Android, Linux and Chrome solutions.  These end to end solutions go into everything from thin laptops with high image quality requirements to surveillance and automotive cameras.

  • Boris Shulkin

    Vice President, Research and Development Magna International Inc.

    Boris Shulkin was named Vice President for Magna International’s Corporate Engineering and Research & Development group in January 2014. In this role, Shulkin is responsible for technology incubation and product strategy, technical due diligence and intellectual property assessment of new technologies and high-tech startups.

    Shulkin has more than 21 years of experience in the automotive industry. He began his career in the auto industry in 1995 as a simulation engineer and through an acquisition joined Magna in 2003.
    Shulkin holds doctoral and graduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics. Shulkin also holds multiple patents related to manufacturing and process design.

    He resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He and his wife have four children.

  • Ramkrishna Swamy

    Senior Applications Engineering Manager Samsung Semiconductor Inc.

    Ramkrishna Swamy is a Sr. Applications’ Manager as part of Samsung’s System LSI group based in San Jose, CA.  In this role, Ram helps customers to integrate existing Samsung automotive and mobile CMOS image sensors into various applications and define new products to direct and sustain the ecosystem.  Prior to joining Samsung, he served as a Product Engineering manager for Aptina and ON SEMI image sensor divisions leading image sensor validation and system characterization for a portfolio of high performance Consumer/Mobile and Industrial segment sensors from NPI through to mass production.  Ram’s experience working with numerous customers reiterates the importance of differentiation in the market when cost, schedule and performance are near par.  He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada and now resides with his wife and 2 children in San Jose, CA.

  • Michael Thomas

    President Navitar

    Michael Thomas was appointed President of the Navitar family of companies after the acquisition of Hyperion Development and AMF Optics in February 2016. Michael was co-founder and a partner of Hyperion Development, co-owner of AMF Optics and is an accomplished optical engineer specializing in supply chain development and custom optical design for emerging imaging applications.

    Michael started his career as a lens designer and optical engineer with Optics 1, Inc, in Westlake Village, CA and worked on numerous optical design and engineering projects In 1992, he joined Optikos Corporation, an engineering services and instrumentation company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as Senior Lens Designer and Fabrication Supervisor.

    In 1996, Michael launched his own optical design and OEM lens company called Optical Product Development, Inc. (OPD) and worked with numerous start-ups in virtual reality, 3D projection, high resolution displays and free space laser communication.

    Michael was a co-founder of Moment Lens Co., a Seattle-based start-up company manufacturing high quality lens attachments for a variety of smartphone platforms. Michael previously sat on the company’s Board of Directors. Moment products are now being sold by Apple, Inc. as a photography lens accessory for iPhones.

    Michael is a graduate of The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

  • Giri Venkat

    Technical Marketing, Automotive and Vision ON Semiconductor

    Giri has been responsible for defining and delivering video processing and analytics solutions across a range of markets from consumer to automotive. He is currently responsible for Image Sensor Technical Marketing for the Automotive Solutions Division of ON Semiconductor. He has been involved with machine vision, graphics and imaging for over 20 years. Giri has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Temple University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University. 

  • John Wheatley

    Division Scientist, Display Materials & Systems Division 3M

    John Wheatley is a Division Scientist in the Display Materials & Systems Division of 3M Company where his responsibilities include new platform development, intellectual property, and strategic planning relating to optical technologies.  He is an inventor on over 100 US patents relating to optical materials and systems.  He is located at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Joshua Wise

    Image Signal Processor Architect NVIDIA Corporation

    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. 

  • Alvin K. Wong

    Vice President, Automotive Innovation Center Sony

    Alvin Wong is Vice President for Sony’s Automotive Innovation Center located in Silicon Valley.  Wong has over 20 years of management experience leading business units in the semiconductor market segments.   Most recently, he lead the marketing efforts for the Automotive Scanning Division at ON Semiconductor (acquired Aptina Imaging) and achieved the #1 Automotive market share for CMOS Image Sensors.  Prior experiences include VP of Marketing and Business Development for Spansion in which he developed a corporate human machine interface strategy and was also VP/GM of Leadis Technologies (acquired by IDT) where he ran the Touch Business Unit and introduced the world’s first 1 layer ITO with multi-touch capabilities for capacitive touch screens.   Wong has also held vice president positions at Xceive Corporation and Infineon Technologies, along with several key positions at Philips Semiconductor. He completed his Executive Management Program at Indiana University Graduate School of Business and holds a B.S.E.E. from San Jose State University.

  • Tim Wong

    Technical Marketing for Autonomous Vehicles NVIDIA Automotive

    Tim Wong leads the Self-Driving Technical Marketing team for NVIDIA Automotive. Tim works with our customers, partners and suppliers to enable autonomous vehicle technology using our DRIVE PX platform and artificial intelligence for high-quality, robust and flexible self-driving solutions.  Before joining NVIDIA, Tim was the president of the MHL Consortium where he drove the adoption and licensing of MHL technology into more than 900 million smartphones, displays and accessories.  Tim received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University in 1986, his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1988, and his Mini-MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the AT&T School of Business in 1995.