2015 CIE-SF Annual Conference Dinner Banquet Keynote Speaker

Kevin Lo Web
Mr. Kevin Lo,Google Fiber GM


Kevin Lo is the General Manager of Google Fiber. Kevin runs the day-to-day operations of Google Fiber, Google’s gigabit fiber-to-the-home network, and leads WiFi initiatives such as Google’s partnership to provide WiFi in U.S. Starbucks stores.

Before joining Google, Kevin was the COO of M2Z Networks, a wireless service provider. He also served as the CFO and COO of Navisite Inc where he led the successful turnaround of the publicly traded telecom services company. Kevin was also the founder and CEO of two software companies, both of which were acquired in the 2000s.

Prior to that, Kevin was a strategy consultant at Bain & Co and got his start in software programming as a research assistant at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Kevin received his AB from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar.

When Kevin’s not working at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA (or traveling around to work in Google Fiber cities), you can find him training for a triathlon, reading to his kids or working with non-profit organizations focused on implementing technology in education.

 

  

2015 CIE Annual Conference Afternoon Technical Program
Theme: Infrastructure for a Smart World
智能物聯, 智慧生活
探索撼動未來的新興科技

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Sunil Pandit, Director, Clinical Science at Affymetrix

 Biography: Sunil D. Pandit, Ph.D., recently assumed the position of Director of Science at Affymetrix, Inc. Dr. Pandit was a Senior Manager in the Next-generation diagnostics business at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and has 10+ yrs of experience in diagnostics industry. At Siemens, he was responsible for research and early development activities, including efforts for novel assay and technology development for companion diagnostics and their transfer to IVD development or as Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). Previously, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in public and private sector at National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and as a CLIA lab Director at Vircolabs, Inc (JNJ). Dr. Pandit has extensive experience in the fields of Genomics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Imaging and Cancer Biology. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, New York, and completed his postdoctoral research in Human genetics and Genomics from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

 
Talk Title: DNA Microarrays - Current Technology and Clinical Applications

Abstract: DNA microarrays or gene-chips has revolutionized the field of Genomics allowing analysis of thousands of genes simultaneously in a single experiment. It is a powerful technology that was able to address many biological questions that were not approachable previously. Affymetrix, Inc. is a pioneer and a world leader in microarray technology and microarrays have been utilized extensively for gene expression analysis, mutation analysis and to detect copy number variations (CNVs). Since the sequencing of the Human genome in 2003, the DNA sequencing technology has rapidly evolved and the cost of sequencing has gone down exponentially. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) methods have facilitated rapid sequencing and analysis of many organisms. The access to whole genome DNA sequence information for microorganisms, plants, and animals have further enabled rapid design of DNA microarrays and analysis of entire genomes for any species including Humans. In this presentation, the speaker will provide an overview of the current microarray platform technology and will discuss its clinical applications.

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Luke Peterson, Director of Research & Strategy, Imagination Technologies

Biography: Luke Peterson is the Director of Ray Tracing R&D at Imagination Technologies, one of the world’s top three silicon IP companies, providing the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Luke joined Imagination in 2010 with the acquisition of Caustic Graphics Inc., a company he founded along with several other engineers from Apple, to build the next generation GPU.

Talk Title: The Design and Use Cases of a Graphics Processing Unit Designed for Ray Tracing

Abstract: As Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have evolved from dedicated graphics processors with limited flexibility into versatile and efficient stream processors, the use cases have exploded in number and variety and today include applications from bioinformatics to simulating the weather. In this talk, we will explore a further step in this evolution: the addition of dedicated hardware to enable algorithms that were previously too inefficient for use in any but the most specialized markets. The poster child for this advancement is ray tracing. For 3 decades, ray tracing has been the gold standard for offline computer graphics and Hollywood special effects. Ray tracing works by modeling the physics behind light, starting at a light source, bouncing through an environment, and ultimately finding its way to a virtual camera or eye. For this reason, it is capable of recreating all of the subtle details that make the difference between a scene that looks like a video game and a scene that looks like real life. Unfortunately the computational cost of ray tracing has kept it confined to the data center. When these next generation GPUs become mainstream in phones and tablets, we will be getting close to the future where interactive 3D content that indistinguishable from movies

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Michael Hendricks, Product Line Manager, Automotive, Altera Corp

Biography: Michael Hendricks is Automotive Product Line Manager at Altera Corporation responsible for Altera’s global automotive business and strategy. Altera is a leading supplier of programmable semiconductors and related products that enable electronic systems companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate and differentiate in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs with embedded processor systems, and CPLDs in combination with software tools, intellectual property, embedded processors and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to over 12,000 customers worldwide.

Prior to joining Altera in 2012, Michael held various positions in product management and product marketing at Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor. Michael earned his BSEE from the University of California at Santa Cruz with highest honors.

Title of Talk: How Electronics will Drive the Automobile of the Future… and Shape Our Lives

Abstract: The automobile is the second most expensive item an individual will purchase after their home, and it is increasingly comprised of electronic content. In this talk, we will examine the rise of electronics in the vehicle and how this trend is impacting the way cars are designed, purchased and used. The Mercedes Benz S-Class has greater than 100 million lines of software code and about 20 million lines of code in its navigation systems alone. This compares to only about 1.7 million lines of code in the F-22 Raptor and about 6.5 million lines of code in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In Hollywood they say “Lights, camera, action!” In the automotive world they may soon be saying “Camera, radar, LIDAR, GPS, drive!” Audi, BMW, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan have all gone on record predicting a driverless car in their showrooms by 2020. We will look behind the scenes to see how these sensors and powerful electronic computing “brains” are replacing human eyes in next-generation automated-drive vehicles, and how services such as Uber and Google’s driverless car may impact if or how we buy cars in the future. We will also explore how trends in automotive, such as the electric vehicle, are impacting adjacent industries.

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Nick Chong, Head of Product Marketing at Zoom Video Communications

Biography: Nick Chong is responsible for product strategy, thought leadership and global market evangelism as Head of Product Marketing at Zoom. He has an extensive background in technology, market development, sales execution and pursuit of customer satisfaction. Prior to Zoom, Nick was the founder of the first Emerging Technology business unit at Cisco Systems in India. He led business incubation, technology acquisition and go-to-market strategy. Nick also held senior leadership roles as Director of Product Management at Perfigo (acquired by Cisco) and Director of Technical Support at Intruvert (acquired by McAfee). Both network security solutions (NAC and IPS) attained the #1 market leadership positions and evolved to become critical stakes of the $3Bn network security market. Nick holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University.

 

Title of Talk: The Shift to Software-Defined Communications - Business Voice, Video, & Collaboration on the Cloud

Abstract: Business communication tools are rapidly evolving from traditional hardware systems to software-defined cloud solutions. There are architectural, system, and standards considerations when creating a massively scalable cloud platform for voice, video, and collaboration. The general shift to software-defined cloud solutions have a significant impact to the end-user, solution provider, and hardware manufacturer.
Biography: Nick Chong is responsible for product strategy, thought leadership and global market evangelism as Head of Product Marketing at Zoom. He has an extensive background in technology, market development, sales execution and pursuit of customer satisfaction. Prior to Zoom, Nick was the founder of the first Emerging Technology business unit at Cisco Systems in India. He led business incubation, technology acquisition and go-to-market strategy. Nick also held senior leadership roles as Director of Product Management at Perfigo (acquired by Cisco) and Director of Technical Support at Intruvert (acquired by McAfee). Both network security solutions (NAC and IPS) attained the #1 market leadership positions and evolved to become critical stakes of the $3Bn network security market. Nick holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University.

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