The technical program and complete list of keynote speakers for both locations of Advantest’s VOICE 2019 Developer Conference have been finalised. For the first time, the conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona (May 14-15) and Singapore (May 23) under the unifying theme "Measure the Connected World and Everything in It.”
“The semiconductor industry is using technology to build a smarter world,” said Adam Styblinski, technical chairman of the VOICE 2019 Developer Conference and AMD product development engineer. “With presentations on hot topics including 5G, MIMO and mmWave advancements, VOICE 2019 keeps attendees up to date on cutting-edge technologies and the testing challenges they present.”
The heart of VOICE continues to be its comprehensive learning and networking opportunities comprised of a technical program featuring more than 90 presentations across both locations with submissions from authors representing 28 companies and 10 countries; Partners’ Expos; social gatherings; Technology Kiosks; and stimulating keynote speakers.
This year’s technical tracks will focus on device/system level test, the internet of things (IoT), test methodologies, hardware and software design integration, the latest hot topics and – for the first time in 2019 – test solutions enabled by Advantest’s T2000 platform. Each location will host a technology kiosk showcase offering attendees the opportunity to interact directly with Advantest product experts.
The general session on May 14 in Scottsdale will include an Advantest technology discussion panel moderated by Hans-Juergen Wagner, senior vice president of the SoC business group and managing executive officer at Advantest. Four of the company’s leading test experts – Rich Lathrop, Hagen Goller, Masayuki Suzuki and Koichi Tsukui – will sit on the panel and field questions from VOICE attendees.
On the second day of VOICE in Scottsdale, the program will feature two keynote speeches by dynamic technology leaders. The first speaker, Dr. Walden “Wally” Rhines, CEO emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens Business, is a recognised spokesperson for the semiconductor and EDA industries.
The second keynote speech, sponsored by EAG Eurofins Engineering Science, will be given by Dr. Hugh Herr, renowned engineer, biophysicist and leader of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics Group.
For VOICE Singapore, the featured keynote speech on “Industry 4.0: Preparing for the Future of Work” will be delivered by Mark Stuart, co-founder of Anagram Group, a global corporate-training company based in Singapore that won the British Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 "Future of Work" award for contributions in developing future-ready leaders and transforming organisations through innovation.
Stuart is a speaker, trainer and executive coach specialising in leadership and innovation. He works with more than 170 government and corporate clients in Singapore, Asia and the UK across a wide range of industries.