Olivier Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
MSc in Civil Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1999-2001, as Business Development Manager, Industry to Industry, San Francisco, an online business marketplace. 2003, Co-Founder, Club Airways, a pan-European airline charter service based in Geneva. 2002-03, consulting projects, Mercer Management Consultants. 2003-09, with Schindler Group, first as Assistant to the President, then as Manager, Logistics and Supply Chain for the company’s high-end product lines for the Asian market. With the World Economic Forum: 2010-11, led the Technology Pioneers Programme, Geneva;2011-2015, Executive Director, China, responsible for the development in the Greater China Region, based in Beijing; oversaw the development of relationships with leading Chinese businesses, government entities, and academic institutions; since Sept. 2015, Head of Business Engagement; leads the relationships with the Forum’s 1,000 business members and partners; responsibilities include ensuring that the Forum’s Partners are actively engaged in its various events and initiatives, and integrating them in the Forum’s various communities; also oversees the Technology Pioneers Programme aimed at young start-ups globally, and the Family Business Community.
Anushka Patchava, Expert Advisor, United Nations (CEFACT) Healthcare; Global Digital Health, AI and Blockchain Strategist, United Nations
Dr Anushka Patchava is an experienced strategist having supported the commercialisation of several pharmaceutical assets and the implementation of digital strategies in the Healthcare and Lifesciences sector. Prior to this, Anushka received her Medical Degree from University of Cambridge, and has practiced in both the UK (NHS) and US (Harvard) health systems. She has a particular interest in architecting data-driven environments and is passionate about creating a Connected Care ecosystem; harnessing IoT, 5G, Blockchain and Digital Therapeutics to drive data-fluidity and improve patient outcomes.She has advised a variety of health related seed and early stage start-ups, drawing upon her unique experience to bridge the interface between physician, patient, payer and policy. She has worked across cross-functional and cross-sector teams, driving conscious collaboration and agile methodologies to disrupt legacy systems and behaviour with deliberate digital design.She holds qualifications in a breadth of areas including Digital Strategy and Leadership, Value Based Healthcare (Harvard Business School), Innovation (Stanford Business School), Digital Marketing and Analytics (Google Squared) and most recently, Intermediate Python.Her role as an healthcare expert advisor to the United Nations (CEFACT) is focused on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, and her ideas and experience will be shared in an upcoming book chapter on the role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.
Over the past decade, digital health technologies have been ever increasing in number and funding – with real opportunity to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiencies. This session highlights the changing role in healthcare – shifting from reactive to proactive, from sick care to health care system and shares a vision of Connected Care, a vision in which the electronics sector has a huge role to play. It outlines what is required to bring this vision to life, addresses the readiness of global markets for the adoption of new technologies and discusses how conscious collaboration between providers, payers, clinicians and other sectors can catalyse the move from vision to reality.
Berthold Hellenthal, Head of Audi Comprehensive Semiconductor Strategy, AUDI AG
Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Africa, Research and Director, IBM Research
Dr. Alessandro Curioni is an IBM Fellow, Vice president of Europe and director of the IBM Research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition to leading the IBM Research activities in Europe, he is also responsible for the global research in IoT and Security. Dr. Curioni is a world recognized leader in the area of high performance computing and computational science where his innovative thinking and seminal contributions have helped solve some of the most complex scientific and technological problems in healthcare, aerospace, consumer goods and electronics. He was a member of the winning team recognized with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2013 and 2015. Dr. Curioni received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Chemistry and his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. He started at IBM Research - Zurich as a PhD student in 1993 before officially joining as a research staff member in 1998. His most recent position has been the head of the Cognitive Computing and Computational Sciences department. In 2017 he was named a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Hubert Lakner, Executive Director, Fraunhofer IPMS
The global digitization of all branches and value chains will henceforth only be possible with novel powerful computer systems. New generations of data centers and server farms are necessary for super-fast cloud computing. Additionally, next generation computers require decentralized, mobile, compact and highly efficient processor performance classes and will be used for edge computing and sensor nodes.As the conventional downsizing approach in processor development according to Moore’s Law is no longer sufficient, new concepts are required to allow ultra-fast processing, especially for artificial intelligence applications. Disruptive and highly innovative concepts that are based on artificial neural networks and neuromorphic processors for quantum computing will supersede the currently utilized “Von-Neumann-architecture”. The neuromorphic architecture is characterized by a large number of interconnections and parallel processors, tight collocation of processor and memory, high data transfer bandwidth and very low power consumption.The classic separation of hardware and software will be eliminated and therefore holistic system concepts could lead to novel solutions in the industrial sector. Coordinated developments in hardware-software-co-design enable solutions for future applications, e.g. autonomous driving. At the same time, existing and new systems need protection against cyber-attacks and have to be trustworthy. Thus, research into new architectures, design and manufacturing processes for computers and systems with a secure trust anchor, so called trusted electronics, is required.
Sundar Ramamurthy, Group Vice President, Applied Materials
Sundar Ramamurthy, Ph.D. was appointed general manager of the Front End Products (FEP) Division at Applied Materials, Inc. in November 2009 and appointed vice president in May 2010. He has P&L responsibility for a number of product lines, including Epitaxy and Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition, Gate Stack and Oxidation, Plasma Doping and Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP).Dr. Ramamurthy previously was general manager of the RTP and Plasma Doping product lines. Under his direction, the company maintained its industry-leading RTP position while realizing share gains in the advanced annealing segment with the introduction of the first Applied Materials laser annealing product.Prior to general management roles, Dr. Ramamurthy held positions of increasing responsibility in the business unit, including director of Technology, manager of Customer Applications and Process Engineering, program manager, process development engineer and implementing cost reduction and continuous improvement processes. He joined Applied Materials in 1996 as a new college graduate.Dr. Ramamurthy holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B. Tech. in metallurgical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and has more than 20 patents granted or pending.
Semiconductors will continue to transform virtually all industries in the future – the AI and Big Data era is driving endless demand for compute and storage devices. New materials and architectures will be required to address gaps in technology roadmaps, especially for specialty semiconductor devices. Innovation in materials processing, surface/interface engineering, and time-to-yield are core to offer solutions for these inflections. Collaboration across the value chain and new engagement models for accelerating applications adoption will be necessary to shape the industry for the future.
Carlos Mazure, IEEE Fellow, Chairman & Executive Director, SOI Industry Consortium
Dr. Carlos Mazure,Chairman and Executive Director of SOI Industry Consortium since July 2014.& EVP, Advisor to the CEO, at Soitec since April 2019EVP & CTO, Head of Corporate R&D at Soitec from January 2001 through March 2019IEEE Fellow, 34 years of experience in Semiconductor Industry. Carlos is recognized internationally as an industry influencer and opinion leader.As Chairman and Executive Director of the SOI Industry Consortium, he helps expand the market opportunities for the SOI industry through promotion of SOI platforms in the semiconductor ecosystem.Prior to Soitec, Carlos headed the ferroelectric FeRAM program at Infineon (Munich, Germany), and initiated Infineon/Toshiba FeRAM Alliance. Earlier he worked for IBM/Infineon DRAM Alliance (Fishkill, NY); and before at APRDL, Motorola (Austin, Texas) on BiCMOS ultra fast SRAMs.Carlos holds two doctorates (University Grenoble, France; Technical University Munich, Germany). Authored/co-authored 120+ technical papers, holds 100+ US patents.Member of several international advisory committees and company boards.