Emerging Tech SIG: The Silicon Automobile



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Technology SIG


    Presentation Overview

    For a long time, visionaries have been heralding the day when computers would break their chains and escape the desktop. When in the words of Mark Weiser, computing would be "ubiquitous" and when, in the words of Neil Gershenfeld, "things would start to think." In the past few years, we've seen this start to happen. From cellphones to Segways, devices are growing smarter and more capable. And, in the past year, it's become clear that the next domain to fall is the cabin of your car. Come join a panel of experts, hosted by Dave Briccetti, as they talk about the rise of the Silicon Automobile.


    About the Moderator

    Dave Briccetti

    Dave Briccetti, owner of Dave Briccetti Software Consulting, is a contract software developer, currently working in Java and Python on educational software. He also teaches computer programming to kids.

    The Silicon Automobile panelists

    John Nagle, Darpa Grand Challenge 2005 Competitor

    Ajay Juneja, founder and CEO, Speak With Me, Inc.

    Speak With Me provides spoken language interfaces for embedded systems and consumer electronics. Ajay is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science where he also participated in the research that Speak With Me, Inc. is based off of.

    Mark Chambers, Intel

    Intel Auto Products Division: Mark Chambers has been with Intel for the past 7 years and is part of the Software Marketing organization within Intel's Infrastructure Processor Division (IPD). Mark is the software product marketing and business manager for the In-vehicle Infotainment market segment team. Mark is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Computer Engineering. In-vehicle Infotainment, with different usages and platforms depending on consumers' demands. Platforms include embedded head-units, Ultra Mobile PCs, and hand-helds with seamless connections to digital home and digital enterprise. Issues specific to the vehicle around safety, simplicity and security.

    Raffi Krikorian, Founding Partner, Synthesis Studios, Inc (http://www.synthesisstudios.com)

    Raffi Krikorian: Raffi is a founding partner of Synthesis Studios, a technological design and consulting firm with extreme breadth and with projects ranging from interactive television to web crawling and aggregation, from embedded solutions to mobile media. As part of his work with the Studios, Raffi consults and leads research and development for mp3car.com, the foremost leader of Consumer based in-car computation, and the developers of Streetdeck. Raffi gets to oversee mp3car.com's projects and technical relationships that are six to twelve months out. He has also made a career out of disassembling and reassembling everything and anything and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program examining the side effects of our digital lifestyle (by hacking, amongst other things, computer and telephone networks, and RFID tag readers). Previously, as a student, Raffi developed distributed/mobile software agent infrastructures while also investigating human perception of sound in zero gravity through a NASA program. He finished off his studies by researching and building tiny embedded Internet Zero nodes, while also teaching students "How To Make (Almost) Anything". Raffi earned a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees from MIT and the MIT Media Lab.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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