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Agustya Mehta

Director of System Platforms

As Director of System Platforms within Meta's Reality Labs hardware organization, Agustya Mehta leads a cross-discipline engineering team responsible for early development platforms for augmented reality. Prior to Meta, Agustya led the hardware team at Nauto (driver safety / autonomous vehicle startup), led electrical engineering teams at Microsoft (HoloLens), and held electrical engineering design roles at Apple (iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6) and Microsoft (Xbox 360 S, Kinect). He holds a number of patents related to his work on consumer electronics. Agustya received his SB in Physics, SB in Electrical Engineering, and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Henrik Mannesson

GM of Grid Infrastructure, Industrial Systems

Henrik Mannesson is the general manager for Grid Infrastructure at Texas Instruments. He works alongside his team to help customers solve design challenges in smart meters, solar energy, EV charging and grid automation with the goal of making the grid greener, smarter and more resilient. Henrik holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering and Bachelor of Science in business administration from Lund University, Sweden.

Oliver Dial

CTO of Quantum

Oliver is well known for his work in coherence, gate fidelity and increasing yield for large superconducting quantum processors, as well as for groundbreaking results in semiconductor singlet-triplet qubits and quantum Hall experiments. His broad quantum physics background and keen interest in developing practical quantum systems helped shape the development of IBM's 20-qubit quantum processor, which was the world's most advanced of its time and started the device pipeline for IBM Quantum premium systems. Oliver led work to standardize how quantum experiments are run and recorded, ultimately forming the basis of IBM's quantum backend code. His leadership in external quantum computing programs is widely recognized, and he is regarded as IBM's trusted voice on quantum hardware research.

Jack Kang

SVP of Business Dev. & Customer Experience at SiFive

A member of the founding team at SiFive, Jack oversees the Business Development (BD), Customer Experience (CX), and Corporate Marketing groups at SiFive. He is responsible for strategic business initiatives and partnerships, technical pre-sales activities and post-sales support, and corporate messaging and campaigns at SiFive. Prior to SiFive, Jack held a variety of senior business development, product management, and product marketing roles at NVIDIA and Marvell with a long track record of successful, large-scale design wins. Jack received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and has over 20 U.S. patents from his time as a CPU design engineer.

Rich Simonsic

Executive Vice President at Microchip

Rich Simoncic is the executive vice president of Microchip Technology. Rich has held ascending management-level positions with Microchip since its inception in 1989. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Microchip’s Analog & Interface Products Division (APID) since the division was formed in July 2001. Since 1989, Simoncic has established numerous empowered teams that have improved or developed systems and device/manufacturing process technologies for several Microchip Business Units. He is also credited with implementing progressive statistical and training techniques that have brought world-class manufacturing yields to Microchip’s manufacturing operations. Rich founded Microchips entry into Analog products in 1998. The analog business now represents 25% of Microchips’ annual revenue, as a result of a series of acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

Russ Garcia

CEO at Menlo Micro

Mr. Garcia has more than 30 years of experience in the electronic systems and semiconductor industries with a proven track record in executive leadership positions in both public and private companies. As CEO of Menlo Microsystems (Menlo Micro), Russ oversees the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on leadership, technology innovation and customers. Prior to Menlo Micro, Russ founded nGeniSys, an investment and consulting firm focused on the electronics, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries.

Michael Knight

President & CEO at Endries International

Influencer and thought leader, Michael Knight, spent more than 30 years in the electronics industry working for electronic component manufacturers and distributors ranging from start-ups to global, public companies. Today Michael is President and CEO of Endries International, a leading supplier of industrial fasteners and related materials to some of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for Macrofab, an innovator in Manufacturing as a Service that is modernizing the way that electronics OEMs design and build their products.

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