John Pitzer is a Managing Director, Global Technology Strategist, Technology Sector Head and Semiconductor Analyst at Credit Suisse. Mr. Pitzer joined Credit Suisse in March of 2000 and has maintained a top 3 Analyst ranking in external polls including Institutional Investor, Greenwich Survey and Bloomberg. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Pitzer also held analyst positions at Prudential Volpe Technology Group, Deutsche Bank Alex-Brown and Needham & Company.
CEO and Chairman
Dan is CEO and Chairman of VLSIresearch inc. He is a recognized authority on the semiconductor industry, winning SEMI’s Sales and Marketing Excellence Award1 in 2012 for “empowering executives with tremendous strategic and tactical marketing value” through his e-letter, The Chip Insider® his book Maxims of Hi-Tech, and his many interviews of executives.
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Stephen Ezell is vice president, global innovation policy, at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He focuses on science and technology policy, international competitiveness, trade, manufacturing, and services issues. He is the coauthor of Innovating in a Service-Driven Economy: Insights, Application, and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012). Ezell comes to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he cofounded in 2003 to study the practice of innovation in service industries. At Peer Insight, Ezell led the Global Service Innovation Consortium, published multiple research papers on service innovation, and researched national service innovation policies being implemented by governments worldwide.
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Falan represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis. In pursuit of this goal, he works closely with SIA staff and member companies, federal statistical agencies, domestic and international companies and business associations, international organizations, foreign government officials, and the academic and think tank community.