AI Hardware Summit 2019 | Kisaco Research

Alphabet Chairman, John L. Hennessy, to open AI Hardware Summit with Luminary Keynote

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COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
17-18 September, 2019

““I think this conference is turning out to be great in the sense that the density of companies attending it is phenomenal. All of the top notch companies are here, not fully disclosing what they’re doing but at least you get their philosophy and you get some insight from the CEOs and CTOs.””

Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft

Why Attend

The inaugural AI Hardware Summit sold out in 2018 and is the first and only conference dedicated solely to the ecosystem developing hardware accelerators for neural networks and computer vision.

Join 600+ senior technology leaders from AI chip start-ups, semiconductor companies, system vendors/OEMs, data centers, end users, financial services, investors and fund managers, to build a comprehensive architectural roadmap of the emerging AI chip market.

Take advantage of unique networking opportunities to meet key industry leaders 1-2-1, whilst also exploring:  

  • Innovations and Optimizations of High-Performance Chip Architectures: GPUs, ASICs & TPUs, FPGAs…
  • Alternative Approaches: hybrid digital/analog computing, neuromorphics & neuromemristive systems, quantum computing.
  • The Role of Software: assistance software, software frameworks, ecosystems, and applications. Generating user-friendly native code and linking open source machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow & Caffe.
  • Industry Developments: Start-up & Corporate R&D, Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital investment trends, strategic acquisitions & partnerships.

Forecasts predict that the AI (chipsets) market is expected to grow from USD 7.06 Billion in 2018 to USD 59.26 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 35.5% from 2018 to 2025 (Business Wire, 2018), the chip market is no longer standing still. As we approach a paradigm shift in computing, there is little doubt that a combination of the processing units currently in development will accelerate AI research and development, far beyond the capabilities of current platforms.  There is need for sharing knowledge on the best way to turn this shift into an opportunity and roadmap the future ahead.

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Full conference days
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Leading speakers
600+
Tech leaders & investors
15+
Dedicated networking hours

Highlights from 2018

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WHO WILL BE THERE

Meet 600+ Senior Technology Leaders in:

  • Corporate Leadership & Strategy

  • Start-up Founders, CEOs & CTOs

  • VPs, Senior Directors, Principals and Chiefs: Data Science, Hardware and Systems Architecture, Engineering & Integration, Data Center Infrastructure

  • Heads, VPs & Senior Management: Applied Machine Learning,
    Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Autonomy, Computer Vision

  • Financial Analysis, Portfolio Management

  • Corporate and Financial Venture Capital

…all attendees will be within the following categories: Semi-conductor companies, Data centers, Systems Vendors/OEMs, AI Chip Start-Ups, Enterprise, System IP Companies, VCs, Financial Services or Consultants & Service Providers

Past attendees include: 

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The Speakers

 

John L. Hennessy

Chairman
Alphabet Inc.

John L. Hennessy is the Chairman of Alphabet Inc., Board Member of Cisco Systems, the former President of Stanford University, a co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems & Atheros, and a recent Turing Award laureate for his pioneering development of RISC architecture, alongside David Patterson. Dr. Hennessy was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 2012 and was appointed a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2007, among a multitude of accolades for his leadership in the field of computer science, architecture & engineering.

John L. Hennessy

Chairman
Alphabet Inc.

John L. Hennessy is the Chairman of Alphabet Inc., Board Member of Cisco Systems, the former President of Stanford University, a co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems & Atheros, and a recent Turing Award laureate for his pioneering development of RISC architecture, alongside David Patterson. Dr. Hennessy was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 2012 and was appointed a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2007, among a multitude of accolades for his leadership in the field of computer science, architecture & engineering.

In 2016, he co-founded the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, which has a $750 million endowment to fully fund graduate students at Stanford for up to three years.

 

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems & President: Walden International

Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is a Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Chairman of Walden International. Mr. Tan serves as the Chairman on the Board of SambaNova Systems, Inc., and has been the Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems Inc. since January 2009, serving as its President from January 2009 to November 2017. Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A.

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO
Cadence Design Systems & President: Walden International

Mr. Lip-Bu Tan is a Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Chairman of Walden International. Mr. Tan serves as the Chairman on the Board of SambaNova Systems, Inc., and has been the Chief Executive Officer at Cadence Design Systems Inc. since January 2009, serving as its President from January 2009 to November 2017. Lip-Bu focuses on semiconductor/components, cloud/big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Singapore, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. 

 

Naveen Rao

CVP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao is corporate vice president and general manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation.

Naveen Rao

CVP & GM, Artificial Intelligence Products Group
Intel

Naveen Rao is corporate vice president and general manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation.

Trained as both a computer architect and neuroscientist, Dr. Rao joined Intel in 2016 with the acquisition of Nervana Systems. As chief executive officer and co-founder of Nervana, he led the company to become a recognized leader in the deep learning field. Before founding Nervana in 2014, Rao was a neuromorphic machines researcher at Qualcomm Inc., where he focused on neural computation and learning in artificial systems. Rao’s earlier career included engineering roles at Kealia Inc., CALY Networks and Sun Microsystems Inc.

Rao earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University, then spent a decade as a computer architect before going on to earn a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Brown University

 

Dr. Kai Yu

Co-Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai Yu is Co-Founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., one of China’s leading AI companies, that recently raised a $600 million Series B round. He is an internationally-recognized pioneer and leader in deep learning and artificial intelligence. He was the founder and Head of Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), the first and most established artificial intelligence R&D center in China's industry. Dr. Yu has been elected to China's “Top 1000 Talents”, a prestigious group of technology leaders in the country. He has published around 60 papers with more than 13,000 citations.

Dr. Kai Yu

Co-Founder & CEO
Horizon Robotics Inc

Dr. Kai Yu is Co-Founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., one of China’s leading AI companies, that recently raised a $600 million Series B round. He is an internationally-recognized pioneer and leader in deep learning and artificial intelligence. He was the founder and Head of Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), the first and most established artificial intelligence R&D center in China's industry. Dr. Yu has been elected to China's “Top 1000 Talents”, a prestigious group of technology leaders in the country. He has published around 60 papers with more than 13,000 citations. In 2011 as an adjunct faculty, he taught a class “CS121 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence at the Computer Sciences Department of Stanford University.

 

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

Kunle Olukotun

Co-founder and Chief Technologist
SambaNova Systems

Kunle Olukotun is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.

In 2017 Olukotun and Chris Ré founded SambaNova Systems. SambaNova Systems has developed a disruptive next-generation computing platform to power machine learning and data analytics.

 

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Cheng Wang

Co-Founder & SVP, Architecture & Engineering
Flex Logix

CHENG WANG. Senior VP Engineering: Architecture, Software, Silicon. Originally from Shanghai, PRC. BSEECS, UC Berkeley. Cheng has led the architecture, silicon implementation and software development for eFPGA over two generations from 180nm-16nm and now neural inferencing. Two years as VLSI designer at Zoran. MSEE, EE PhD UCLA: designed 5 FPGA chips from 90nm to 40nm. 2013 Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award. 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Multiple patents at UCLA and Flex Logix.

Flex Logix’s NMAX platform excels at getting high hardware utilization at batch=1, which is critical for edge applications. Most of the new information is in the 2nd half of the slide deck.

NMAX delivers from 1 to 100+TOPS, as you need, at 10x lower cost and 3-5x lower power than existing solutions because we get 50-80% MAC utilization on tough models, meaning we need less silicon area, and we achieve it with 10x less DRAM bandwidth, meaning less DRAM cost and system power.

 

 

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Andersen

Head of Machine Learning & AI Design Group
Synopsys

Dr. Andersen heads the artificial intelligence and machine learning design group at Synopsys, where he focuses on developing new technologies in the AI and ML space to automate the future of chip design. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry. Dr. Andersen started his career at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, followed by managing synthesis/place-and-route engineering at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.

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Venue

COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

We're very excited for the AI Hardware Summit to be returning to the Computer History Museum, CA.

With a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world.

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Need accommodation? We recommend one of the below nearby hotels: 

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View, 390 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043  (1.3 miles from CHM)
  • Hotel Vue, 64W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040  (3 miles from CHM)
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA94306  (4 miles from CHM)

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