New Keynote speaker

Craig Davis will do the Opening Keynote.

Craig is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for High-end and mid-range FPGAs at Intel PSG, and as such probably just the right person for an opening keynote at FPGA-forum.

Closing keynotes from leading Norwegian companies

The closing keynotes for FPGA-forum 2018 are now decided:

Day 1: Closing Keynote:

  • Tomra, Presenter TBD
    The story of TOMRA. From a small Norwegian start-up to a large international company with a global footprint.
    TOMRA was founded on an innovation for return of empty beverage containers more than forty years ago. In a small shed in Asker, Norway, the brothers Petter and Tore Planke created a solution to a problem: a local grocer wanted a machine that could quickly and easily take back empty bottles. This was the beginning of TOMRA.
    Today TOMRA is much more than just reverse vending machines. The company also brings its expertise in sensor-based technologies to other areas – like food sorting, municipal waste recycling, and mining.
    A spirit of entrepreneurship, a passion for innovation and a focus on finding solutions guide TOMRA to this day. From the world’s first reverse vending machine in 1972, all the way to providing the most innovative sensor-based sorting solutions today, TOMRA has continuously redefined what it means to be innovative.

Day 2: Closing Keynotes:

  • Erik N. Steen, Chief Engineer, GE Cardiovascular Ultrasound
    Vivid E95 with cSound – A highly flexible system architecture
    – GEVU history/background
    – Quick introduction to cardiovascular ultrasound
    – Product introduction of Vivid E95 and overall architecture
    – The role of FPGAs in our system architecture (both passed and present)
    – Thoughts for the future
  • ARM, Presenter TBD
    ARM Mali graphics processors, the history and the technology
    Abstract to come

Intel will present the Opening Keynote at FPGA-forum 2018

Frank Foerster, Senior Director EMEA Sales, Programmable Solutions Group, Intel Corporation will present

Accelerating a Smart and Interconnected World’ 

on Wednesday morning February 14, 2018.

The world has entered the era of intellectualization and interconnection. The data center and cloud closely connect a vast array of devices, systems, and networks. With the deep deployment of Internet of Things (IoT), this fundamental transformation will affect not only single network connection nodes but also nearly all embedded and mobile electronic product systems. Therefore, many new diversified applications are born, and their development needs great programmatic flexibility, high performance, and high energy efficiency. Learn how Intel system design technology promotes the development of artificial intelligence, smart cities, industrial IoT and embedded vision and facilitates the building of the smart interconnected world.