CASS TECHNOLOGY DAY


Porto Alegre - MAY 10th, 2019


ABOUT

CASS Technology Day invites the electronic and information technology industry, entrepreneurs, researches and students who are motivated by innovation and entrepreneurship to a working session. This year the event is mainly dedicated to the Internet of Things, a new world of opportunities.

Your opportunity to learn experiences and tools to achieve your venture

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

May 10th: Porto Alegre, Brasil


  • Palestrante: Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys, Chile
  • Resumo: Technology is part of our life; topics such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, etc. are part of our current language. We can read articles about technology and the impact on our current life almost daily. New technological startups are created on a daily basis and some of them are very successful. Unfortunately our region, Latin America, is not a major player of this transformation. We continue to sell commodities (natural resources) and to buy products form other countries as we did in the past. The 4th industrial revolution is already there, however once again we are not ready and we will see how the world evolve on this new revolution without our participation as a major player. This talk will present and historical and economical view of our industry compared to other countries that become developed countries during the second half of the 20th century. Then the talk will focus on current trend and how the Latin American region is facing the 4th industrial revolution. Finally, the talk will present some challenges to overcome to convert the region on a major player.
  • Bio: Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is doing his PhD on IoT for Smart Agriculture at IMS lab, University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development. He has published several papers in IoT, EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, IoT, and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE).
  • Palestrante: Raul Camposano, CEO Sage-DA, Partner Silicon Catalyst, Lecturer Stanford University
  • Resumo: The recent resurgence of chip design is the consequence of several developments. The most obvious one is the need of high performance, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence regarded widely as a new "killer app”, but also the need of low power for edge devices often referred to as “Internet of Things (IoT)”. Somewhat paradoxically, a second cause lays in the end - or at least the slowing down - of Moore’s law: If technology can’t deliver increasing performance, lower power and diminishing costs, then design has to, as argued eloquently in Hennessy and Patterson’s Turing Award Lecture “A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture”. Third, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) has matured sufficiently to enable the design of semiconductors comprised of tens of billions of devices at a reasonable cost. This is achieved not only by cutting-edge optimization and analysis algorithms, but by extensive use of pre-designed blocks known as “Intellectual Property (IP)" and the introduction of system-level tools. The talk ends with a brief perspective on how Latin America can participate in this bonanza.
  • Bio: Raúl is currently the CEO of Sage, a startup in physical design tools for semiconductors. He is also a partner at Silicon Catalyst, an incubator for semiconductor solutions, and lectures on EDA and Machine Learning Hardware at Stanford. He was previously the CEO of Nimbic, a startup acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014. Raúl spent most of his career with Synopsys, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager. Prior to joining Synopsys, Raúl was a Director for the German National Research Center for Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Paderborn, and a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Raúl holds a B.S and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. He has published over 70 technical papers and written and/or edited three books on electronic design automation. Raúl has contributed significantly to building the design community serving on numerous editorial, advisory and company boards. Raúl was also an Advisory Professor at Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 and to the board of directors of ESDA (aka EDAC, the EDA Consortium) in 2012.
  • Palestrante: Carlos S. Baradello, PhD - HULT International Business School
  • Resumo: This lecture deals with the recent phenomena of Startups which achieve valuations in excess $1B in record time, while they are still private (before they go public). Using a term of an equally rarely seen mythological creature, these Startups are called Unicorns. First reported by Tech Crunch in 2013, this topic has gained high visibility due to a cover article published by Fortune in early 2015 followed by similar articles covered by other media outlets. This lecture address three fundamental principles that most unicorns exploit enabled by new exponential technologies, democratic access to markets and highly leveraged services by exploiting technology platforms and reducing asymmetries of information between providers and their clients.
  • Bio: Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investor, advisor, public speaker and university professor. A leading innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner, Carlos draws his understanding from his broad global business and academic experience, deep technical knowledge and understanding of the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to gain key lessons for high-growth ventures to scale globally.Carlos' interests include new global business creation, venture funding, business acceleration for "born global" startups and global scaling for “foreign born” startups in emerging economies. He is a practitioner of these concepts, as a Co-Founder/GP of ALAYA Capital Partners, a pioneer VC fund in Argentina and Chile, and Founder/Managing Partner of Sausalito Ventures, an enabler for Latin American ventures to scale globally. In addition, he is public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world.In addition, Carlos has teaching responsibilities across four continents as a member of the faculty at Hult International Business School, the Danish Technical University (Denmark), CENTRUM Católica (Peru) and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), etc. He was the founder of the groundbreaking Silicon Valley Immersion program, while serving as Associate Dean for Global and ExecutivePrograms at the University of San Francisco.After earning his Engineering Degree from Argentina’s Catholic University of Cordoba, Carlos earned his MSc from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (USA). For over 30 years, Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior executive roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO 1996) and Motorola, where he was the company’s Corporate Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Hehas authored over 50 technical and management papers and has been awarded six USA/EU patents for his inventions.You can read more about Carlos in his regularly updated blog: www.carlosbaradello.com. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM.

BIOS

Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys, Chile

Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is doing his PhD on IoT for Smart Agriculture at IMS lab, University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development. He has published several papers in IoT, EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, IoT, and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE).


Raul Camposano, CEO Sage-DA, Partner Silicon Catalyst, Lecturer Stanford University

Raúl is currently the CEO of Sage, a startup in physical design tools for semiconductors. He is also a partner at Silicon Catalyst, an incubator for semiconductor solutions, and lectures on EDA and Machine Learning Hardware at Stanford. He was previously the CEO of Nimbic, a startup acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014. Raúl spent most of his career with Synopsys, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Manager. Prior to joining Synopsys, Raúl was a Director for the German National Research Center for Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Paderborn, and a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Raúl holds a B.S and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe. He has published over 70 technical papers and written and/or edited three books on electronic design automation. Raúl has contributed significantly to building the design community serving on numerous editorial, advisory and company boards. Raúl was also an Advisory Professor at Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 and to the board of directors of ESDA (aka EDAC, the EDA Consortium) in 2012.


Carlos S. Baradello, PhD - HULT International Business School

Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investor, advisor, public speaker and university professor. A leading innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner, Carlos draws his understanding from his broad global business and academic experience, deep technical knowledge and understanding of the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to gain key lessons for high-growth ventures to scale globally.Carlos' interests include new global business creation, venture funding, business acceleration for "born global" startups and global scaling for “foreign born” startups in emerging economies. He is a practitioner of these concepts, as a Co-Founder/GP of ALAYA Capital Partners, a pioneer VC fund in Argentina and Chile, and Founder/Managing Partner of Sausalito Ventures, an enabler for Latin American ventures to scale globally. In addition, he is public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world.In addition, Carlos has teaching responsibilities across four continents as a member of the faculty at Hult International Business School, the Danish Technical University (Denmark), CENTRUM Católica (Peru) and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), etc. He was the founder of the groundbreaking Silicon Valley Immersion program, while serving as Associate Dean for Global and ExecutivePrograms at the University of San Francisco.After earning his Engineering Degree from Argentina’s Catholic University of Cordoba, Carlos earned his MSc from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (USA). For over 30 years, Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior executive roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO 1996) and Motorola, where he was the company’s Corporate Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Hehas authored over 50 technical and management papers and has been awarded six USA/EU patents for his inventions.You can read more about Carlos in his regularly updated blog: www.carlosbaradello.com. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM.


LOCATION

Porto Alegre

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Convention Center (Building 43413)
Campus do Vale, Bloco IV
Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500
Porto Alegre, Brasil

ORGANIZATION

General Chair:
Ricardo Reis, UFRGS
CASS Rio Grande do Sul Chair:
José Azambuja, UFRGS
CASS Rio Grande do Sul Vice-Chair:
Raphael Brum, UFRGS