2017 A.M. Turing Award Winner; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the RISC-V Foundation; UC Berkeley
Keynote Speech: A Golden Age for Computer Architecture
David Andrew Patterson (born November 16, 1947) currently work as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the RISC-V Foundation. He is also the Pardee Professor of computer science, Emeritus at UC Berkeley. He is noted for his pioneering contributions to the RISC and RAID. His work has been recognized by about 35 awards for researching, reaching and service, including the institute of Electrical and electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association Computing Machinery (ACM), National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
During 2003-05, he served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for the U.S. President (PITAC).
For 2004-06, he was elected president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
In addition, he was also chair of the CS Division in the EECS department at Berkeley, the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Architecture and the Computer Research Association.
In 2006, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Computing Research Association.
In 2007, he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for fundamental contributions to engineering education, advances in computer architecture, and the integration of leading-edge research with education."
In 2008, he won the ACM Distinguished Service Award, the ACM-IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award, and was recognized by the School of Engineering at UCLA for Alumni Achievement in Academia.
On March 21, 2018, he was awarded the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award jointly with John L. Hennessy for developing RISC.
Chief Strategy Officer, Softbank Robotics
Keynote Title: The Future of Robotics: How AI will Power"IT"
Steve Carlin leads SoftBank Robotics America and is the Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he acts as the General Manager for the America's team and oversees global marketing, product and strategy.
Carlin most recently came from Facebook where he held the role of Global Head of Strategy – Gaming. In this role, he drove the global strategic vision for the company’s Gaming Business and was an external thought leader to the gaming industry. Prior to joining Facebook, Carlin was the Senior Director of Marketing and Insights for Ubisoft, the third largest video game publisher in the world. He also held a series of roles in sales, shopper marketing, brand management, and strategy at Energizer and Procter & Gamble.
Carlin is a dual US and Canadian Citizen and holds a BA in Geology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA(with Honors) in Marketing and International Business from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. He has also studied at Cornell, HEC business school in Paris and the UIBE business school in Beijing.