CASPA eLetter: No. 123, October 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017

CASPA Annual Conference Dinner Banquet

CASPA 2017 Annual Conference Dinner Banquet

Artificial Intelligence has seen resurgence in recent years fueled by the advance in computational power, algorithms and large amount of data, which are propelled by the semiconductor chip technology. AI technology in-turns is transforming the way businesses operate and how people engage with the world, which creates new demand for semiconductor industry. We have brought together best of AI and Semiconductor worlds for the coming CASPA Annual Conference to be held at Santa Clara Convention Center. You would see keynote speeches from pioneering companies such as Intel/ARM/NVIDIA/Cadence/Lam Research and CEOs from new ventures in this field such as Cognite Ventures, PlusAI, AutoX, Pintuitive and StreamMosaic. Don’t miss this major event in the Silicon Valley. Come and discover the technology frontier and market driving forces that are changing our industry future.

Time: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Venue:Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
Register: here

Startup Roadshow (Pitch & Demo)

  • 09:30 - 10:00: Registration & Networking
  • 10:00 - 10:05: Introductory Remarks
  • 10:05 - 11:05: Startup Pitches (6 companies)
  • 11:05 - 11:15: Break
  • 11:15 - 12:15: Startup Pitches (6 companies)
  • 12:15 - 12:20: Wrap up

Technology and Applications include:
IoT, Wearables, Sensors, Biometrics, Data Analytics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality / Augmented / Immersive Reality, Gaming, High Definition Audio, Wireless Communication, Wireless Power, Energy Storage & High Resolution Semiconductor Measurementp

Annual conference

  • 12:00 - 13:00: Registration and Networking
  • 13:00 - 13:30: CASPA Board of Director Election
  • 13:30 - 13:35: Welcome from CASPA President
  • 13:35 - 13:40: Introduction of CASPA from Vice President
  • 13:40 - 15:50: Keynote Speech:
         Accelerating AI from the Cloud to the Edge
         Wei Li, VP, Intel
         Distributed Machine Learning for Large-scale IoT Systems
         Rob Atiken, Fellow, ARM
         Machine Learning in Advanced Automotive Quality
         Guna ZPonnuvel, Director, NVIDIA
         Intelligent Systems for Electronic Design Automation
         David White, DE, Cadence
         Pixels, Deep Learning and Startups: the revolution in ubiquitous imaging
         Chris Rowen, CEO, Cognite Ventures
  • 15:50 - 17:00: Panel Discussion: Semiconductor & AI Fusion
         Moderator: Mario Morales, VP, IDC
         Deep Learning - Powering Autonomous Driving
         David Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, PlusAI
         Democratizing Autonomous Driving with Affordable Cameras and AI
         Jianxiong Xiao, CEO, AutoX
         The XMT processor for AI
         Xingzhi Wen, CEO, Pintuitive
         Transforming the Semiconductor Industry with AI and Machine Learning
         Jeff David, CEO, StreamMosaic
         Equipment Intelligence is more than AI
         Alan Berezin, MD, Lam Research

Dinner Banquet

  • 17:00 - 18:15: Registration & Networking
  • 18:15 - 19:00: Opening with Traditional Band & Dinner Banquet
  • 19:00 - 19:15: Retiring Board of Directors Service Recognition Awards
  • 19:15 - 19:45: CASPA 2017-2018 Leadership Transition
  • 19:45 - 20:15: Executive Keynote Speech
         Founders, Builders, and New Leaders Propel the Global Electronics Manufacturing Industry
         Ajit Manocha, President and CEO, SEMI
  • 20:15 - 20:30: 2017 Student Scholarship Award
  • 20:30 - 21:30: Prizes Drawing and Networking

Ticket Session Access Chart:

TimeEventTicket Price($)
10/27/2017 18:30 - 20:00Silicon Valley-China Meetup160
10/28/2017 10:00 - 12:00Startup Pitch100
10/28/2017 12:00 - 13:00VIP Lunch100
10/28/2017 12:00 - 17:00Annual ConferenceFree
10/28/2017 17:00 - 18:00VIP llounge Session400
10/28/2017 17:00 - 21:30Dinner Banquet120

Speakers Bio:

Summary of CASPA Major Events

Following links include presentation materials for previous major CASPA events during the 2016 - 2017 term:

Thank you for your kind attention and generous support. We look forward to seeing you at CASPA events.


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