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Mark PitchfordMark Pitchford
Field Applications Engineer - LDRA

Mark Pitchford has over 25 years' experience in software development for engineering applications, the majority of which have involved the extension of existing code bases. He has worked on many significant industrial and commercial projects in development and management, both in the UK and internationally including extended periods in Canada and Australia. Since 2001, he has specialized in software test and works throughout Europe and beyond as a Field Applications Engineer with LDRA. You can email Mark for more information.

Rae MorrowRae Morrow
Managing Director - Wall Street Communications, Creative Practice

Rae Morrow is the Managing Director for the Wall Street Communications Creative Practice. Before joining the company in 2002, she had more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for the semiconductor industry with some industry leading Silicon Valley companies. She has served as senior marketing communications manager for the Discretes Division of Fairchild Semiconductor, Cahners MicroDesign Resources, and the Vishay Siliconix marketing department. You can email Rae for more information.

Bob FrostholmBob Frostholm
VP Business Development - Wall Street Communications, Microelectronics Group

Bob Frostholm is VP Business Development at Wall Street Communications Microelectronics Group. Bob has held Sales, Marketing, and CEO roles at established and startup Analog Semiconductor Companies for more than 35 years. Bob was one of the original marketers behind the ubiquitous 555 timer chip. After 12 years with Signetics-Phillips, Fairchild and National Semiconductor, he co-founded his first startup in 1984, Scottish based Integrated Power, which was sold to Seagate in 1987. Bob is the author of several technical articles and white papers. You can email Bob for more information.

Guillaume LargillierGuillaume Largillier
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer - Stantum

Guillaume Largillier, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Stantum, has presented at major industry events such as Siggraph, SID, Microsoft Display Summit, Interactive Displays Conference, and Emerging Display Technologies Conference. He also regularly serves the French Ministry of Research as an expert in his field. You can email Guillaume for more information.

Carolina BlanchCarolina Blanch Perez del Notario
Research Engineer - imec, Belgium

Carolina Blanch Perez del Notario was born in Pamplona, Spain. She received her M.S degree in Telecommunications Engineering in Spain and an M.S. in artificial intelligence from the KatholiekeUniversiteit Leuven. Since 2002 she has been working as a Research Engineer at IMEC, Belgium. Her research interests include video coding and transmission, cross-layer optimizations, and run-time resource management techniques. You can email Carolina for more information.

Rogier BaertRogier Baert
Research Engineer - imec, Belgium

Rogier Baert was born in Vinkel, The Netherlands. He received his M.S in Electrical Engineering from TU Eindhoven. Since 2006 he has been working as a Researcher at imec, Belgium. His research interests include simulation, optimization, and design-space exploration of integrated circuits and systems.

Maja D'HondtMaja D'Hondt, PhD
Team Leader for Embedded and High-Performance Systems - imec, Belgium

Maja D'Hondt was born in Antwerp, Belgium. She obtained a M.S in Computer Science and PhD from the VrijeUniversiteitBrussel, Belgium. Before joining imec she worked on a research project with ASML in Amsterdam and obtained a full research position at INRIA in France. Since 2007 she is a team leader in imec where her team develops middleware for embedded and high performance systems.

Shawn PrestridgeShawn Prestridge
Senior Field Applications Engineer - IAR Systems

Shawn Prestridge has served as IAR System's Senior Field Applications Engineer since 2008. Shawn has worked in the software industry since 1993 and prior to joining IAR Systems he held the position of Embedded Hardware/Software Engineer with Texas Instruments as well as doing Embedded Development as the owner of Ministry of Software. Shawn's research interests are primarily focused in Cryptology and he specializes in Large Number Theory, Quantum Cryptography, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Number Field Sieve Computing and Communication Encryption. Shawn's degree work includes a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Mathematics, an MS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Software Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering specializing in Quantum Cryptography, all with Southern Methodist University in Dallas. You can email Shawn for more information.

Øyvind JanbuØyvind Janbu
CTO - Energy Micro

Øyvind Janbu co-founded Energy Micro in 2007 and has been the company's CTO since its inception. He has more than 12 years semiconductor industry experience, covering research, development and management. Øyvind previously held key positions with Chipcon, working on digital and analog design, embedded microcontroller design, and ZigBee software. He was a contributing editor for the IEEE 802.15.4-2006 wireless PAN standard, and he holds an MSEE from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. You can email Øyvind for more information.

Fawzi BehmannFawzi Behmann
Director of Marketing and Strategic Advisor - Power.org

Fawzi Behmann has over 30 years experience in telecommunications and data communications. His roles have included product management, marketing leadership, program management, and software development. Currently he is the Director of marketing and Strategic Advisor at Power.org. Prior, Mr. Behmann was the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale, and he was also the chair of the marketing committee of Power.org. You can email Fawzi for more information.

Casey WeltzinCasey Weltzin
Product Manager - National Instruments

Casey Weltzin is a Product Manager in the Real-Time and Embedded software group at National Instruments, with special focus on FPGA, multicore, and virtualization technologies. He holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can email Casey for more information.

Rob EvansRob Evans
Technical Editor – Altium Limited

Rob Evans is a Technical Editor at Altium. He studied Electronic Engineering at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 20 years experience in the electronics design and publishing industry including several years as Technical Editor for Electronics Australia magazine. You can email Rob for more information.

Binay BajajBinay Bajaj
Senior Product Marketing Manager – Atmel Corporation

Binay is a senior product marketing manager at Atmel with a focus on touch products, new product development and introductions, strategic partner alliances with diverse OEMs and vendors in the mobile, consumer and PC industry. He has extensive experience in product management and strategies, engineering, and technical marketing. His previous work experiences were at Synaptics, MIPS, Intel and National semiconductor. You can email Binay for more information.

Ville-Veikko HelppiVille-Veikko Helppi
Product Marketing Manager – Mentor Graphics Corporation

Ville-Veikko Helppi is a product marketing manager for the Mentor Embedded Division of Mentor Graphics. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Embedded Systems) and a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Oulu in Finland. You can email Ville-Veikko for more information.

Jason WilliamsonJason Williamson
Director of Marketing – Altia, Inc.

Since joining Altia in 1998, Jason Williamson has participated in everything from research and development to consulting and project management. Mr. Williamson earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a B.S. in Engineering Math and Computer Science and an M.S. in Engineering in Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisville. While pursuing his degrees, Mr. Williamson worked in the healthcare and information technology fields, providing a variety of programming, system administration, and web page authoring services. You can email Jason for more information.

Voices of Industry
Exploring the Embedded World from the Inside Out

The Voices of Industry channel is a convenient forum for industry and engineering leaders to share their thoughts, observations, and insights about the challenges and opportunities facing embedded developers. The contributors comment on the industry and technology trends that are influencing how tools and techniques are evolving and enabling teams of hardware, software, and system developers to design and build more complex systems in an increasingly connected world. Robert Cravotta moderates this channel.

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