Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Agenda
14:00
A big data analysis of IoT trends in Europe
  Phillip Christie, Principal Scientist, imec
A big data analysis of IoT trends in Europe
Phillip Christie

Phillip Christie
Principal Scientist
imec

Abstract
As both an international research institute and a provider of silicon foundry access to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), imec has a unique perspective on the European high tech landscape. In addition to providing foundry access and support, the research culture at the core of our organization leads us to quantify and analyze both business and technology trends in new emerging markets that we serve. Our role as a silicon broker gives us access to a fully indexed business database of over 300 companies going back ten years and a technology database containing over 3 TBytes of information, covering 10 foundry technology generations from 500nm to 16nm. Perhaps more importantly, the high degree of segmentation and fragmentation we observe in our high growth SME application domains, means that the business and technology trends we observe may be used as leading indicators. In this presentation we will report the results from a new imec data-mining initiative to combine business intelligence with technology analysis to quantify leading trends in SME IoT markets.

Biography
After seventeen years as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA, Phillip Christie joined Philips research in 2002, leading teams integrating low power chip design and fabrication processes. In 2009 he joined imec and currently leads a team responsible for business and technology strategy for the IC-link division, which provides SMEs and universities with access and design support for advanced electronic and optical semiconductor technologies.

14:30
Innovation@Vodafone: 5G&Internet of Things
  Hartmut Kremling, chairman, Vodafone Enterprise Plenums
Innovation@Vodafone: 5G&Internet of Things
Hartmut Kremling

Hartmut Kremling
chairman
Vodafone Enterprise Plenums

Abstract
Fast and reliable networks are a prerequisite for the "Internet of Things". Therefore international researchers, technology companies and representatives from all industries are making developments together for the foundations of the network technology of the future at the 5G Lab Germany in Dresden. 5G will enable a comprehensive real-time communication. Speeds in the gigabit range and latencies of 1 millisecond will thus be a reality.

Biography
As Vodafone Ambassador, Hartmut Kremling coordinates numerous innovation projects and cooperates with colleges and universities at home and abroad. Born in Saxony he enjoys a close partnership with the Technical University of Dresden, where Vodafone has more than 20 years of supporting the Chair for Mobile Communications Systems.

14:50
How innovation and eco-system in Europe can enable future requirements in automotive electronics
  Paul Boudre, Chairman and CEO, SOITEC
How innovation and eco-system in Europe can enable future requirements in automotive electronics
Paul Boudre

Paul Boudre
Chairman and CEO
SOITEC

Abstract
Exciting new applications such as autonomous cars are driving electronics industry growth and contributing to innovations. Today's automobile designs have nearly 100 microprocessors; this number is expected to double in just five years (according to Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research).

Automotive electronics is a large market and is going through a major transition, as cars have increased computing power in both the drive train and the dashboard, for advanced driving assistance and infotainment for example. On the way to the autonomous car, increasing functionalities and new features will require the most advanced technologies while reliability, low-power and cost remain key. A European innovation like FD-SOI technology is a key enabler to meet future requirements in automotive electronics, such as high reliability, excellent soft-error performance, and well-managed leakage in high temperature environment (150°C).

In addition, Europe has a leading position at all levels in the automotive industry. Automotive electronics is a great opportunity for Europe to provide a unique value proposition throughout the whole value chain, from substrate to cars manufacturers, giving Europe strong leading position on this growing market.

Biography
Paul Boudre joined the company in 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer with effect from 16 January 2015.

A semiconductor-industry veteran of more than 30 years, Paul Boudre gained extensive international experience through his previous positions managing industrial operations for IBM Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Motorola Semiconductor, and Atmel. From 1997 to 2006, he managed European operations for KLA-Tencor, one of the world's top five semiconductor equipment manufacturers. He was subsequently appointed Vice President for both the US and Europe.

Paul Boudre holds a graduate degree in chemistry from France's Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse.

15:20
Gender aspects in innovation practices: status and opportunities
  Martina Schraudner, Head of Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Fraunhofer IAO
Gender aspects in innovation practices: status and opportunities
Martina Schraudner

Martina Schraudner
Head of Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation
Fraunhofer IAO

Abstract
Dynamic markets require quick solutions and creative ideas. Seeking to holistically tap innovation and market potential, both the perspectives of women and men must be accommodated. Our recent research results show: The underrepresentation of women in STEM subjects explains the small number of high-tech founders only partially. Women involved in ideation and creation processes often take a "place in the second row ".

Biography
Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner is the Head of Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation. Her research focuses on methods, instruments and processes to make diversity accessible and manageable for organizations and companies. Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner is a member of several national and international selection committees.

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