The MIT Startup Exchange team is excited to announce that we will be taking our virtual Demo Day on the road and bringing it live to California! This one-day gathering will bring disruptive innovation to the forefront, with compelling lightning talks from MIT-connected startups and keynote presentations from industry leaders and MIT faculty. Some of the crucial and transformative areas that will be covered include energy and sustainability, manufacturing and robotics, supply chain, mobility, digital transformation, fintech, life science, human-AI collaboration, and work of the future.
Silicon Valley and a changing landscape present a significant opportunity to join the conversation, with featured startups showcasing their groundbreaking technologies and solutions for industry. We will also look at successful startup-corporate collaborations, emerging technologies, growth acceleration, and much more. Don’t miss it!
Online pre-registration is closed. Walk-in registration is available on-site.
Rebecca McCathern is the Head of People at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., and is responsible for leading a comprehensive plan for employees, including compensation, benefits, training and development, and talent acquisition.
Rebecca is a key player on the leadership team leveraging data insights for decision-making, developing leadership capabilities, building effective strategies, and advising leaders to achieve results. She is passionate about elevating the employee experience through inclusion and equity programs and building cultures that align with the business strategy.
Rebecca is a recognized thought leader, executive advisor, and expert in organizational design and human resources. Previously at VMware and Cisco, Rebecca has led global teams and spearheaded digital employee experience programs, business transformations, and more than 26 acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures.
She has been a certified yoga instructor (CYT) since 2010, and following her participation in a mindfulness leadership retreat in 2017, she combined her HR and yoga expertise to champion mindfulness in the workplace.
Rebecca is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Human Resource Management from Regis University, where she graduated cum laude.
Mr. Glickman joined the Industrial Liaison Program in January 2000, serving as the MIT liaison for companies worldwide, and joined the senior management of the office in 2005.
Prior to joining ILP, Todd was Assistant Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the professional society for meteorologists, which is based in Boston. At AMS, Todd's responsibilities included strategic planning for conferences, headquarters' liaison with AMS member boards and committees, support to the AMS Council, and public relations. In addition, Todd was Managing Editor for the AMS Glossary of Meteorology (2nd edition).
From 1979 to 1994, Todd held a variety of positions with WSI Corporation of Billerica, MA, including Manager, New Product Development, Media Marketing Manager, and Manager of the Government Program Office. WSI was a pioneer in the development of real-time weather information, providing value-added information and workstations for clients in media, aviation, industry, academia, and government. Some of Todd's projects included development of the weather data/information infrastructure for The Weather Channel; the introduction of digital satellite and radar imagery for television; planning and implementation of a network of weather briefing systems for the Federal Aviation Administration; and serving as liaison with the National Weather Service and professional organizations. In addition, Todd was instrumental in helping to develop the public-private partnership between the weather information industry and the Federal government.
Concurrently, Todd has a more than 30-year career as a radio meteorologist, and has been heard on dozens of stations nationwide. Today, he can be heard occasionally on all-news WCBS Newsradio-88 in New York City. He has chaired numerous meteorological conferences and symposia, and served on a number of boards and committees for the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval for Radio Weathercasting in 1979, and was elected a Fellow of the AMS in 1997.
Todd's interests include transportation systems of all types, and he is an officer and past-trustee of the Seashore Trolley Museum of Kennebunkport, Maine. At MIT, Todd an officer and trustee of the Technology Broadcasting Corporation, which oversees the campus radio station WMBR-FM. He also volunteers as the academic advisor to a group of MIT freshman.
Dr. Taegyun Moon joined Corporation Relations in October 2021 as Program Director. Moon will be working in the Life Science group.
Dr. Moon left his current position as Chief Strategy Officer at Aspen Imaging Healthcare in Plano, TX. In his role at Aspen, he has led new business development and, among other accomplishments, launched a new product through his partnership with Samsung. With some authorized overlap with Aspen, Moon also led strategy and business development for NeuroNexus Technologies (a University of Michigan spinoff) in Ann Arbor. Before that, he spent more than five years with Samsung Economic Research institute in Seoul as a Principal Research Analyst focusing on medical devices, pharma, and the digital health industries. Other positions held include Consultant at Boston Consulting Group (Seoul), Associate at McKinsey & Company (Seoul), CEO Jingfugong Food Inc. (Qingdao, China), and Research Assistant in the Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Michigan.
Moon earned his B.S. and M.S. both in Mechanical Engineering at the Korea University in Seoul, and his Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He speaks Korean (native) and Chinese in addition to English.
Martin Scott is a Senior Technologist and Vice President supporting Samsung Catalyst Fund (SCF), Samsung Electronics’ multi-stage venture capital fund investing in deep-tech infrastructure and data-enabled platforms. He also provides Strategy and Industry insights to the Samsung Semiconductor Innovation Center more broadly. Martin’s technology and business experience spans four decades of R&D, manufacturing, and general management where he was instrumental to the creation and scaling of a wide range of integrated circuit and optoelectronic products.
Previously, Martin was CTO at Rambus where he was responsible for long range development strategies and also SVP/GM of the Security Business. Prior to that, he co-managed Enterprise Storage at PMC-Sierra following the acquisition of the Storage Networking Business from Agilent Technologies.
Earlier in his career, Martin held a variety of management positions at Hewlett Packard and Agilent including Worldwide Manufacturing Manager for the Integrated Circuits Business Unit and was named ASIC Business Unit Manager in 1998. He holds 6 patents and was responsible for some of the early correlations of crystalline defects and semiconductor device behavior.
Martin holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.
Andrew McAfee is the Co-Director of the IDE and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management,
His research investigates how information technology changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also focuses on how computerization affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. In addition to having numerous papers published, McAfee also writes a widely read blog, which is at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. Prior to joining MIT Sloan, McAfee was a professor at Harvard Business School. He has also served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. McAfee received his doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT. He speaks frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and has taught in executive education programs around the world.
In this time of profound technological change and intense competition, what kinds of companies are going to win? In this talk, Dr. McAfee gives his answer. The winners will be those that follow the geek way: an interlinked set of practices that allow a company to be simultaneously agile, innovative, and efficient. These practices were largely developed at tech companies on the West Coast of the US, but they are spreading widely. The geeks have given the company an upgrade.
Ariadna Rodenstein is a Program Manager at MIT Startup Exchange. She joined MIT Corporate Relations as an Events Leader in September 2019 and is responsible for designing and executing startup events, including content development, coaching and hosting, and logistics. Ms. Rodenstein works closely with the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) in promoting collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry, as well as with other areas around the MIT innovation ecosystem and beyond.
Prior to working for MIT Corporate Relations, she worked for over a decade at Credit Suisse Group in New York and London, in a few different roles in event management and as Director of Client Strategy. Ms. Rodenstein has combined her experience in the private sector with work at non-profits as a Consultant and Development Director at New York Immigration Coalition, Immigrant Defense Project, and Americas Society/Council of the Americas. She also served as an Officer on the Board of Directors of the Riverside Clay Tennis Association in New York for several years. Additionally, she earned her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from New York University, with coursework at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City, and her M.A. in Sociology from the City University of New York.
Katie is the Founder and CEO of Claira, a competency analytics platform helping companies understand their workforce and hire better. Before starting Claira, Katie spent 10 years in global workforce development, where it became clear that customers and the market were ready for a more precise, inclusive future of work. Katie regularly speaks and writes on a variety of topics including diversity hiring, ai ethics, and automation impact on the workforce.
Previously, Katie worked for the United States Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice, Executive Office of the President, The White House and the State of Michigan. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA from the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Hope College. She also played and coached volleyball for 20 years.
Jay Liu is the Co-Founder and CEO of CoCoPIE.ai, a venture backed startup that enables real time AI on mobile and edge devices based on its breakthrough full stack optimization technology. Jay has more than two decades of cross-functional leadership experience creating and bringing disruptive technologies to the market spanning AI/ML, Cloud, SaaS, and mobile wireless, across an impressive pedigree of high-growth startups and enterprises including one IPO and five successful acquisitions.
Previously, Jay held positions as VP of Product at Zapata Computing, a Quantum AI software company and Harvard spinoff; Head of Edge AI at NanoSemi, an MIT spinoff acquired by MaxLinear; VP of Product Strategy at NS1, a provider of network automation SaaS solutions acquired by IBM; and Senior Director of Marketing Strategy at Turbonomic, an application resource management software company acquired by IBM. Earlier, as the Director of CTO and Product Management at VCE and Dell EMC, Jay led the development and execution of the company’s product and go-to-market strategy for its category-defining product portfolio, and helped the company grow its revenue six times to $3.6B. Prior to VCE, Jay led the creation of an award-winning mobile SaaS product and its GTM execution as the GM at Brightcove through its IPO, and led M&A and venture investment at Cisco’s Corporate Development Group.
Jay started his career as an engineer and has conducted research in computer vision at the National AI Lab in Tsinghua University. Jay holds an MBA from MIT, an MS in Computer Science from Harvard University, and a patent in cloud computing.
Zixiao Pan serves as President of Butlr, a cutting-edge space occupancy and traffic intelligence provider enabled by its proprietary people-sensing platform. Zixiao carries decades of experience in IoT hardware, supply chain, business development and strategy across a variety of industries. Prior to Butlr, Zixiao was the Chief Revenue Officer at PCH International, a global product development and supply chain company serving many of the world’s most famous brands. She was Vice President of Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX, a $25 Bn Fortune 500 company), and before that, a lead engineering consultant at US’s largest scientific and engineering consulting firm, Exponent (NASDAQ: EXPO). Zixiao also works as an advisor for multiple venture capital firms and deep tech start-ups. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
Tom Gurski has innovated and rigorously engineered solutions to bring beneficial technologies to life over a 23 year career. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and has made impacts across multiple sectors including alternative energy, medical devices, global sanitation, and electric mobility.
Tom founded Carbyne Enterprises, a product development and engineering consultancy, and Blue Dot Motorworks, a climate tech startup. At Blue Dot he singlehandedly conceived, designed, prototyped, and funded the development of the first universal retrofit technology for converting existing vehicles into plug-in hybrids. Tom has also extensively modeled global and regional EV adoption scenarios, the fleet turnover implications, and the resulting emissions in order to demonstrate to the world the need for additional solutions beyond the production of new EVs.
Lifeng Wang is the co-founder and CEO of Eion Technologies Inc., a MIT spin off technology company in battery material recycling. Before this, Mr. Wang served as COO of Yintai Investment, a family office in Los Angeles, that invests in high tech, media and real estate. Mr. Wang was also the founder and CEO of Xing Xing, a computer animation studio based in China ranked top 25 animation studios in Asia by Animation Magazine. He also served as executive director of Wuxi Film Studio and managed its film investment fund.
Mr. Wang was admitted to the Special Class for Gifted and Talented Youth at the University of Science and Technology of China when he was 14, and received his M.Sc. in Computer Graphics from The University of British Columbia when he was 20.
Ross is the CTO of Transaera, a startup developing a new class of ultra-efficient air conditioning systems. Transaera is on a mission to cut the cost of ownership of air conditioners by more than half using a combination of novel materials and systems. Ross is the principal inventor of Transaera’s enabling technology which uses materials with nano-scale pores to remove moisture from the air, dramatically reducing the energy consumption of air conditioning.
Prior to joining Transaera, he worked as a design engineer for GE aviation. He earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT with a thesis on high efficiency desiccant based dehumidification and cooling.
Robert is a Chief Technology Officer and co-inventor of the core technology behind C2Sense’s medical diagnostic, product authentication, and sensing lines of business. Robert holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from Glasgow University (Scotland, U.K.), Ph.D. from UMass-Amherst, and a DARPA-sponsored postdoc at MIT. He has over twenty years of industrial experience developing and commercializing optically-based sensing systems, including the Fido product line of trace explosives detection equipment. He has published 13 peer-reviewed papers and is a co-inventor on 28 patents/patent applications with experience in all stages of the lifecycle of a startup company, including IPO and acquisition.
Aceil Halaby is the Founder and COO at Bloomer Tech, a company addressing sex-differences in cardiovascular care for women by using Augmented Garments (AG) for personalized healthcare. She graduated with an MS in Engineering and Management from MIT 's Integrated Design and Management program. Her research at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence focused on forecasting productivity in product teams. Her prior experience includes leading a design team that assisted the firm's growth from $125M portfolio to $4B per annum. Her teams’ contributions were aimed at improving the livability factors within smart/connected cities and mixed-use structures with 10,000+ daily user engagements. She has also been recognized by Forbes, MIT Tech Review, Cheddar and Bostinno.
Together with her other founder, Alicia Chong Rodriguez, their company is ushering in a new age of personalized healthcare, disease prevention, and management. Using patented augmented clothing and novel digital biomarkers, Bloomer Tech works with providers to reduce high rates of hospital readmissions, undertreatment, and underdiagnosis that can cause sudden deaths in often overlooked populations. Their vision is to increase access and inclusivity in cardiovascular research and treatment without changing a woman's lifestyle or leaving her health to chance.
The Bloomer Tech founders met at MIT and became the first venture funded startup focused on solutions for cardiovascular disease and stroke in women. Their patented technology platform leverages more than 20 years of evidence-based research showing sex and ethnicity-related differences in the cardiovascular system. This enables women, researchers, and care providers to learn from each individual's unique physiology and provide data-driven care remotely. The company was named to the Forbes list of 50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech.
With Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees from MIT in Computer Science and electrical engineering, Mr. Spencer began his professional career designing digital systems at Doc Edgerton's EG&G, Inc. (now system | one). After managing EG&G's Graphics Engineering, he joined Litton Industries as Engineering VP, led the development of the tri-service AN/UXC4 tactical MFP, and became division President where he affected a financial turnaround. On Litton's corporate staff, he did strategic reviews of Litton's office product subsidiaries. Muirhead plc (UK graphic arts) recruited him to run Canadian & US subsidiaries. Mr. Spencer raised venture capital to found Data Recording Systems and develop the first 10002 dpi solid-state laser printer; he sold the company to ECRM (laser scanners) and licensed technology to DuPont/Xerox.
One challenging assignment was testing the productivity of multi-vendor digital presses in actual use. In 1989 he founded an independent test lab for the print and imaging industry, SpencerLab(dba), that continues to perform quality and reliability analyses for firms such as the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). After developing the Operations Research methodology, tests revealed significant productivity loss along the workflow due to excessive operational downtime. Mr. Spencer created another company to convert the methodology into a software solution that significantly reduces cost through real-time operational insight (one customer increased production by over 30%), SpencerMetrics LLC.
Mr. Spencer has served on the board of Xerox Technology Ventures portfolio company PixelCraft (graphic arts scanners); as an advisor to LiquidPixels, Inc. (Internet imaging); cofounder/Angel/ Director of PowerSystems International (tactical power; now Hunter Defense Technologies); and as an advisor to Israeli startup Portalis (graphic arts copiers). He also serves on the MIT Club of Long Island board and provides occasional expert/legal consulting for clients such as Apple, Brother, Epson, and HP. He is an inventor/co-inventor on ten patents. Happily married for nearly 55 years, they have two wonderful sons and three grandchildren.
Ashwini is an entrepreneur, former CISO and security expert. She is the co-founder and CEO of Eydle, an AI and cybersecurity startup that protects enterprises from scams. Previously, she held the roles of CISO, Director of Research and Lead Architect at TransUnion-backed Spring Labs. She has led engineering and product development at companies such as Qualcomm and Appian. Ashwini has a PhD and master's degrees in computer science and security from TU Munich, Carnegie Mellon and IIT Bombay. She has authored over 25 research articles. Her research has been recognized by the Federal Trade Commission, has been used to support a seminal privacy-related case in the US Supreme Court, and has been cited in the Big Data and Privacy report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Her work has been covered by the popular press including NPR, Scientific American and New Scientist.
Rebekah Miller joined the Office of Corporate Relations team as a Program Director in March 2022. Rebekah brings to the OCR expertise in the life sciences and chemical industries as well as in applications including sensors, consumer electronics, semiconductors and renewable energy.
Prior to joining the OCR, Rebekah worked for over a decade at Merck KGaA, most recently as a Global Key Account Manager in the Semiconductor division. Rebekah also served as Head of Business and Technology Development for the Semiconductor Specialty Accounts, during which time she led strategic planning and technology roadmapping.
While at Merck KGaA, Miller established a strong track record in industry-university partnerships, corporate entrepreneurship, and innovation management, with experience in roles spanning Technology Scouting, Alliance Management, and New Business Development. Early in her career, she led early phase R&D projects as a member of the Boston Concept Lab, which focused on technology transfer from academia.
Miller earned her B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in Chemistry, with a Designated Emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. She first joined MIT as a postdoctoral associate in the Bioengineering and Material Science Departments.
Elisabeth Reynolds is a Partner in Unless, an investment firm focused on industrial transformation, and a Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She was Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development at the National Economic Council until October, 2022. During her time at the White House, she helped lead the Administration’s work on supply chain challenges, national manufacturing strategy, regional economic development and the broader industrial policy agenda. Before working in the Biden Administration, Reynolds was the executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center and co-led, with Professors David Autor and David Mindell, the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. In both roles, she worked on manufacturing-related issues including growing innovative firms to scale and technology adoption by small and large firms.
Lenny Mendonca is the former chief economic and business advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom. He is also a senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a lecturer on inequality at the Stanford Business School, and chair and primary owner of the Coastside News Group.
He founded McKinsey’s US state and local public sector consulting practice and led the firm’s knowledge development efforts, overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council.
Over the course of his career, he has helped dozens of governments, corporate, and nonprofit clients meet their most difficult management challenges. He was formerly the chair of New America and Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and chair of Fuse Corps. He is chair emeritus of the Bay Area Council and their Economic Institute.
He also previously served as the vice chair of Common Cause, the vice chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, and a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development. He served on the boards of Fidelity Charitable, Western Governors University, UC Merced, the Educational Results Partnership, the College Futures Foundation, California Competes, the Opportunity Institute, Commonwealth Club, the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, and theguardian.org.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees for Junior Statesmen of America, and the advisory boards of Y Analytics, QB3 and the Haas Center at Stanford University.
The Future of Data and Super Computing are among the top research initiatives currently ongoing at MIT. Both have significant impact on the most diverse industry sectors. Each breakout session features an MIT faculty/researcher as well as an industry guest speaker. Speakers will share the breakthrough technologies being developed across campus, and practical use cases. The sessions will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Taylor is the technology policy director of MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative. In this role, he leads the development of this interdisciplinary field of research to help policymakers address cybersecurity and Internet public policy challenges. He is responsible for building the community of researchers and students from departments and research labs across MIT, executing the strategic plan, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Initiative.
Taylor's current research focuses on three areas: leveraging cryptographic tools for measuring cyber risk, encryption policy, and international AI policy.
Taylor was previously a senior economist at the OECD and led the organization’s Information Economy Unit covering policy issues such as the role of information and communication technologies in the economy, digital content, the economic impacts of the Internet and green ICTs. His previous work at the OECD concentrated on telecommunication and broadcast markets with a particular focus on broadband.
Before joining the OECD, Taylor worked at the International Telecommunication Union, the World Bank and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (United States). Taylor has an MBA from MIT and a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Zafer Sahinoglu is currently the General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center (MELIC Ventures), which was launched in April 2020 as the innovation and investment arm of Mitsubishi Electric in North America. He is also serving as VP Innovation at Mitsubishi Electric US (MEUS). In MEUS, he has developed and launched SaaS businesses and new products in the fields of energy management, infrastructure monitoring, touchless interfaces, connected vehicles. He has led and managed product design and agile product development, built new business models, developed technology strategies, and bundled these steps into customized processes with continuous innovation.
Zafer was a senior principal research scientist in MERL between 2001 and 2016. In his MERL years, he was an inventor on more than 80 patents, co-authored more than 100 international journal and conference papers, made more than 50 key contributions to international standards including ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4a UWB PHY and MAC, IEEE 802.15.4e MAC, and MPEG 21. His technical expertise includes deep learning, stochastic signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, ultra-wideband and OFDMA wireless communications, and indoor localization and tracking, biomedical signal processing, and Li-ion battery modeling. He has written two books on wireless communication and localization systems published by Cambridge University Press.
Zafer received his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, in years 2002 and 1998, respectively; and M.B.A. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013.
Dr. Vijay Gadepally is a senior scientist and principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, a Visiting Scientist with MIT Connection Science, and works closely with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). At Lincoln Laboratory, Vijay leads the research efforts of the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center. Vijay also serves as a Technical Advisor to Radium, a cloud computing company. Vijay holds M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University and a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. In 2011, Vijay received an Outstanding Graduate Student Award at The Ohio State University. In 2016, Vijay received MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Early Career Technical Achievement Award and in 2017, Vijay was named to AFCEA's inaugural 40 under 40 list. Vijay’s research interests are in supercomputing, cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and high-performance databases.
Application domains such as autonomous vehicles, recommender systems, airborne platforms use a variety of hardware platforms for the various phases of their lifecyle. Training AI models may occur in the high-performance computing or cloud environments but deployed to edge or serverless platforms. There are numerous differences between these platforms and many questions of efficiency and performance that arise when moving from one system to another. For example, what is the “right” hardware platforms to use when moving an application from the datacenter to edge platforms? The “right” platform my depend on the need to maximize power efficiency, maximize computing performance, or other application demands that are dynamic in nature. Our research has focused on developing new machine learning tools that can be used to help tailor hardware settings for different AI and scientific computing tasks. In this talk, I will discuss work related to improved power efficiency for datacenter and edge platforms, methods to include edge platforms such as serverless computing for HPC, and machine learning based strategies to tune heterogenous computing platforms for recommender systems. Finally, I will discuss environmental and carbon footprint impacts of high performance computing along with a community drive to standardize reporting.
Manisha Gajbe is Principal Engineer at SAL (System Architecture Lab) within SAIT(Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) since October 2022. She is responsible for application performance analysis and modeling on Samsung's next generation Supercomputer.
Prior to joining Samsung, Manisha was with Intel for 7 years, focusing on the Data Analysis/diagnostic strategy for At-Scale Customers, and also support At-Scale Technologies and at Design and Engineering Group responsible for the technical ownership and strategic decision-making of OS content across market segments in Mfg. Before joining Intel, she worked 12+ years in HPC working on optimization and analysis of scientific applications, system, and application benchmarks with various high speed and low latency interconnects, mathematical libraries and tools. During this period, she worked with IBM TJ Watson Research Center and Software Labs, National Center for Supercomputing Applications the University of Illinois, Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (India). She graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 with Computational Science and Engineering degree. She has authored more than 20 publications, and served as technical program, peer-review, and conference committee member for various international conferences along with internal conferences.
A growing number of classical HPC applications - modeling and simulation applications - are bottlenecked due to insufficient memory bandwidth. At the same time, AI applications, which are forming an increasingly important part of HPC, and compute in general, are often bottlenecked because of insufficient communication (node to node) bandwidth. In this talk, Manisha Gajbe will discuss the research we are undertaking to design the hardware and software architecture for HPC and AI applications to obtain the next level of exponential increase in performance. Gajbe will suggest a path forward based on leveraging tightly integrating memory and compute, called Memory Couple Compute (MCC), and describe the interesting design space that needs to be considered to make this architecture a reality. The architectural space is broad, so a key aspect of our investigation involves codesign involving application developers and system software with key users. Gajbe will describe how these architectural decisions can be influenced by codesign. A successful effort on this front will produce a MCC capability that has the potential to be the next discontinuity in HPC and AI.
Schneider Electric Ventures, a visionary $1 billion Corporate Venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA, leads the way in sustainability, Energy Management, and Industry Automation. Grégoire Viasnoff, a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris, joined Schneider Electric in 2009 and quickly rose to prominence, driving business development across Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Africa. With remarkable achievements in Energy Management and spearheading the global deployment of the EcoStruxure IoT platform, Grégoire now serves as the Global Incubation Vice President, nurturing three new ventures annually and advising influential companies such as SmartD (https://smartd.tech/) , StockPro (https://www.stock-pro.fr/), Tradify (https://www.tradifyhq.com/), Grain (https://www.grainecosystem.com/). Witness the transformative impact of Schneider Electric Ventures under Grégoire Viasnoff's visionary leadership.
In this session, we will explore how sustainability has become the essential foundation for shaping the work landscape of tomorrow.Discover how integrating sustainable practices and principles can drive innovation, enhance productivity, and create a resilient and thriving operating model. Gain valuable insights, and real-world examples that will empower you to embrace sustainability as the driving force behind a prosperous and sustainable future of work.
Jason has more than 25 years of experience driving new business opportunities in the Conversational AI space, specifically focused on the powerful interplay between AI, employees and customers.
Jason has proven success in driving new business strategies as well as building, inspiring and motivating high performing teams. Jason’s experience spans a number of different sectors including Retail, Technology, Utilities, Federal, SLED, Healthcare, Banking and Financial Services with a heavy focus on large scale enterprise companies in each vertical.
Prior to joining Cogito Jason held leadership and growth positions with Kore.ai, Interactions, and SmartAction.
Winnie Tsou is currently a Sr. Director atFujitsu’s Technology Strategy Unit, where she leads multiple teams to develop Fujitsu’s technology plan and long-term strategy. Ms. Tsou has over 25 years of international experience in IT industry with various positions in engineering, marketing, strategy, and management at Fujitsu, IXI Mobile, Na Software and Berksford. Ms. Tsou received a BS in Physics from National Taiwan University, and a MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.
In 2018 MIT launched the Task Force on the Work of the Future to understand how emerging technologies are changing the nature of human work and the skills required—and how we can design and leverage technological innovations for the benefit of everyone in society. In this session, speakers from academia, a tech startup, and investment will share their views on trends and the impact of the growing adoption of new technologies in the workplace.