Director of Global Business Development for Manufacturing & Industrial
Jerry Chen is Director of Global Business Development for Manufacturing & Industrial at NVIDIA.
Over 20+ years at NVIDIA Jerry has led initiatives in scientific HPC, AI, graphics, and founded NVIDIA’s Inception Program for startups. He has spoken at international events on a variety of topics including AI, Smart Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0.
Prior to NVIDIA Jerry has been a developer for Abaqus (now part of SIMULIA™ at Dassault Systèmes). He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Corporate Vice President of AI Product Management
Ramine Roane currently holds the position of Corporate Vice President of AI Product Management at AMD in San Jose, CA, where he works on AI integration across all AMD platforms. In 2022, he was the VP of Data Center acceleration within the Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group. Before the merger between AMD and Xilinx, Ramine served as VP of Software & AI product management at Xilinx, overseeing projects like Vivado Design Suite, Vitis, and Vitis AI. His career has seen him at EDA companies including Synopsys and Mentor Graphics. He holds a Masters in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France.
Distinguished Architect and Head of AI Strategy
Stelios heads Synopsys’ Artificial Intelligence Strategy in the Office of the President, where he researches and applies innovative machine-learning technology to address systemic complexity in the design and manufacturing of integrated computational systems. In 2020, Stelios launched DSO.ai™, the world’s first autonomous AI application for chip design. A transformational technology, DSO.ai has been adopted by 9 of the top-10 semiconductor companies worldwide and has scaled well past 200 commercial tape-outs. Stelios has more than 20 years of experience in chip design and EDA software and has founded two companies in this space. Stelios holds an M.S. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California.
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association
Robert Casanova is the Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where he directs SIA’s statistics, data analysis, and industry research. Prior to joining SIA, Robert was an Industry Analyst and commodities expert at the U.S. International Trade Commission where he was responsible for research and market analysis of the semiconductor, robotics, and AI industries. Robert also worked on the staff of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), where he handled the Senator’s International Trade, Small Business, and Indian Affairs legislative portfolio. Robert received a M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).