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Jean-Pierre Giacalone will present a keynote  at 9:10 titled :

“From Advanced Driving Assistance Systems to Autonomous Drive: The complexity challenge”


Jean-Pierre Giacalone

Renault, ADAS/AD Systems Architecture

Jean-Pierre has got his engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, d’Electrotechnique, d’Informatique et d’Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT), in 1985. He has 30 years of experience in Video processing, Video Analytics and Wireless Displays Systems as well as in Digital Signal Processing. His domains of expertise include Hardware, Software, system integration and System-On-Chip micro-architecture. He joined Intel Corporation in  2008 where he is a Principal Engineer. Jean-Pierre is the owner of 16 patents in the fields of video, video conferencing, and DSP.


AbstractIn this talk we will review the main challenges related to building an autonomous driving vehicle, relating those to current ADAS solutions. We will travel through complexity aspects, validation disruptions, safety implications and power consumption trends that come with creating such an autonomous driver. And we will conclude with actions call to the local eco-system and academic world.

Rod Watt will present a keynote at 13:20 titled :

“Advanced IP solutions to enable the autonomous automotive revolution”

 Rod Watt

arm, Director, Vehicle Arch & System Analysis

Rod Watt has over 20 years experience in electronics industry in the field of high speed digital design and analog circuitry. Extensive knowledge of systems design especially high end microprocessor systems. He is responsible for the design and development of many of the telecom industry’s most complex and innovative solutions.

As Director System Architecture, he is responsible for various markets including Automotive, IoT, Healthcare, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Network Operators and Security.