Keynotes


We had exciting Keynotes for 2016, please read on and check back later for 2017.

2016 KEYNOTES: Opening Address: Honorable Oscar Goodman (Las Vegas Mayor Emeritus), Gary Shapiro (President of CTA)

When: Saturday, 1/9/16 9:00-9:30 AM
Where: Room: N255/257/259

“Programming for the IoT”, Peter Hoddie, Marvell Semiconductor

When: Saturday, 1/9/16 9:30-10:30 AM
Where: Room: N255/257/259
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Bio
As VP of the Kinoma Platform, Peter Hoddie runs the tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell.
In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma as a start-up to develop a next-generation virtual software platform. Kinoma products became known fo rcombining a thoughtfully designed user experience with leading-edge technology. Kinoma software was widely deployed by Palm, Sony and Sling Media. Kinoma was acquired in 2010 by Marvell.
Prior to Kinoma, Peter founded Generic Media (in 2000) to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the firston-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic Media, Peter, in partnership with Sony, helped to create the gMovie Player, the leading video technology for Palm handhelds.
For nearly a decade previous to Generic Media, Peter played a central role at Apple as Chief QuickTime Architect. He defined, built and promoted Apple’s trailblazing QuickTime technology. While at Apple, he was awarded the designation of Distinguished Engineer for his work.
Peter has contributed to the MPEG-4, JPEG-2000 and SMIL standards. He is named as an inventor on 10 issued patents.

Scott Jenson, Product Manager, Google, “Exploring the world beyond mobile: The physical web”.

When: Saturday, 1/9/16 13:40-14:40 PM
Where: Room: N255/257/259
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Bio
Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 20 years. He worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He was the director of Symbian’s DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognima, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco.
Scott returned to Google working on the Chrome team in November 2013.
As a battle-scarred veteran of the software industry, Scott has shipped a consumer spreadsheet, been a part of 2 Mac OS releases, 5 Newton product cycles, 4 commercial web site revisions, designed 3 different mobile phone UIs, sworn at innumerable mobile browsers, and has over 20 patents.

Petronel Bigioi, Senior Vice President, Engineering & General Manager, FotoNation, “Mobile Computer Vison and Computational Photography”

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When: Sunday, 1/10/16 9:00-10:10 AM
Where: Room: N255/257/259

Ibuka Award: Steven Sasson

When: Sunday, 1/10/16 12:10-13:10 PM
Where: Room: N255/257/259
Steven J Sasson (Steve Sasson)

Digital Camera Inventor (Kodak, 1975)
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Joining Kodak in 1973, Steven Sasson worked throughout the seventies as an individual contributor in the Kodak Apparatus Division research laboratories and he engaged in a number of early digital imaging projects. Among these was the design and construction of the first digital still camera and playback system in 1975.
During the 1980’s, Steven served as a group leader and individual contributor for a number of digital imaging projects in the consumer products advanced development area. Among these was the first mega pixel digital camera utilizing DCT compression that stored images to flash memory cards.
During the first half of the 1990’s, Steven served as the chief engineer on the “Colorease” printer project which produced Kodak’s first high volume page size thermal printer that served as the basis for the introduction of Kodak’s self service kiosk program. During this timeframe, he was the development manager for the emerging thermal printing platform within Kodak.
In 1996, Steven was named development manager of Output Systems for Kodak’s Professional Products organization. This organization developed and introduced a number of groundbreaking products, which included two families of thermal printers that provided the output engines for the large kiosk placement that occurred during this time. In addition, printers based on AgX, laser thermal and inkjet marking technologies were commercialized in support of the professional photography and graphics markets.
In 2001, he transitioned to the position of R&D development manager for the Retail Photofinishing Platform. This organization delivered the Digital Lab System software platform that was used to control the complete workflow on several partner minilabs around the world
In 2004 Steven moved to the Corporate Commercial Affairs (CCA) organization within Kodak where he served as the project manager for a major Intellectual Property litigation. Steven testified at a number of International Trade Commission litigation hearings on behalf of Kodak during this time. He continued to work in the Intellectual Property Transactions (IPT) group at Kodak until his retirement from Kodak in February 2009. Presently Steven is independent intellectual property consultant in the field of Digital Imaging.
Steven was born and raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn N.Y. He was the middle child of a family of three boys. His parents, never having the opportunity to attend college themselves, strongly encouraged higher education. Steven, as well as both brothers, attended the Brooklyn Technical High School that was a specialized public high school in New York City that focused on scientific and technical studies. Throughout high school, Steven had an intense interest in electronics and drove his parents crazy with all of the discarded TV’s and radios he dragged home from around the neighborhood so he could salvage electronic components for his home projects. With these parts and those purchased on his frequent trips to “Radio Row” in Manhattan, Steven designed and built radio receivers, stereo amplifiers and transmitters in his basement. He obtained his amateur radio license as a teenager and further challenged his parents by putting up large antennas on the roof of the family’s rather small row house in Brooklyn.
After graduating from Brooklyn Technical H.S., Steven attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy N.Y. where he undertook the study of Electrical Engineering. In 1973, he graduated with a BS and a Masters degree in electrical engineering. During the summers of his college years (’68 –’73), he had several jobs that included being a “runner” on Wall Street (before Email!) and editing the alumni book for RPI. His first paying summer technical job was working for a consulting engineer in Little Falls, N.J. as a draftsman.
After graduating from RPI Steven joined Eastman Kodak Company as an electrical engineer working in an applied research laboratory in the Apparatus Division. He has worked at Kodak for 35 years.
Steven is married to Cynthia who is from Elnora Indiana, a small town in the southern part of that state. She graduated from Indiana University and also worked for Kodak as a systems analyst before retiring in 2010. They have two children, Michael (28) and Jennifer (25). The family lives in Hilton N.Y., which is a suburb of Rochester. Steven enjoys playing basketball and jogging, in spite of the present state of his 65 year old knees.

Publications:
“Thirty Years of Digital Photography Development at Eastman Kodak Company” – Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Fulfillment 2007
(March 3-5, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada)

Keynote; Martin G. Kienzle

When: Sunday, 1/10/16 13:10-14:10
Where: Room: N255/257/259
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Bio
Martin Kienzle is working at the T. J. Watson laboratory of the IBM Research Division. He is leading the development of Internet of Things strategies for IBM Research, and coordinating projects across the global IBM labs. In his role as relationship manager for IBM Research with electronics industry customer, he is aligning the strategic objectives with the emerging technology trends and needs in industry.
Recently, Martin led the development of the IoT topic of the IBM Research Global Technology Outlook. He also has been leading the development of platforms for delivering managed services for IoT devices, and developed many thought leading demonstration projects with customers, from IP TV portals to smart home and connected health proofs-of-concept. Prior to his focuson IoT projects, Martin led many projects in the digital media space.
Martin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Informatik from the University of Karlsruhe. Martin is a member of the IBM Industry Academy.

Abstract
The Internet of Things provides a vast diversity of data sources that can help us to understand our environment and make more intelligent decisions. Cognitive technologies help us to move beyond statistical big data analytics to build semantic models addressing specific situations for specific people at specific locations. These models allow us to use rich context data to evaluate individual situations, predict their evolution, and make better decisions.

This presentation will give an overview of cognitive technology developments and highlight specific use cases that are being evaluated in proofs-of-concept.

Keynote: Ariel Garten (InteraXon) Tim Mullen (Syntrogi Inc): “Brain Computer Interface: Present and Future”

When: Monday, 1/11/16 9:00-10:00 AM
Where: Room: N255/257/259
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Ariel Garten is the co-founder and Chief Evangelist Officer at InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is an award-winning, easy-to-use brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind. Muse senses your brain activity like a heart monitor senses your heart and sends that information to your phone or tablet - giving you real time feedback of what your brain is doing moment to moment.

Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. No mere science nerd, Ariel is a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003 and sold across North America; and has had her work displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel is also trained as a psychotherapist with her own private practice, focusing on clients with anxiety disorder. Ariel’s unique combination of science and art is integral to the design of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain sensing technology. Ariel and Muse: the brain sensing headband are regularly lauded in global media, including CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, CNET, CNBC, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal Tech and more, for creating what VentureBeat calls “the most important wearable of 2014”.

Tim Mullen, CEO, Syntrogi (aka QUSP)
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Keynote: Donghoon Lee

When: Monday, 1/11/16 13:10-14:10 PM
Where: Room: N255/257/259
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Aug 2014 to Present SK Hynix, ICHEON, KOREA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF SYSTEM IC SEGMENT

Apr 2011 to Jun 2014 Analog Devices, Inc, NORWOOD, MA
VICE PRESIDENT, CONSUMER SEGMENT

May 2002 to Dec 2010, SAMSUNG ELECTONICS, SUWON, KOREA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEDIA SOC
(in May 2005, promoted from Vice President)

Mar 1997 to April 2002, TOSHIBA AMERICA ELECTRONICS COMPONENT SAN JOSE, CA
DIRECTOR, MULTIMEDIA SoC ENGINEERING

May 1995 to Mar 1997
PHILIPS SEMICONDUCTORS, SUNNYVALE, CA
DEPARTMENT HEAD, SYSTEMS LABORATORY

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SENIOR MANAGER, COLLABORATIVE SERVICES NASD
(in Jan 1995, promoted from Manager; in June 1992, promoted from Advisory Manager)

May 1987 to Aug 1990, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MI
RESEARCH/TEACHING ASSISTANT, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

Sep 1983 to Sep 1985, HEWLETT-PACKARD COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
MEMBER OF TECHNICAL STAFF, COLORADO TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIVISION