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iPhone or Wallet – Which one do you go back for?

iPhone or Wallet – Which one do you go back for?
by Daniel Nenni on 10-08-2014 at 7:00 am

 As a professional conference attendee I see a direct correlation between the number of people attending and the quality of the keynotes. Let’s face it, it’s all about the keynotes so you had better get some big names if you want more than your friends and family to show up. In this regards the upcoming CASPA event will probably be one of the most attended of its kind, absolutely. My beautiful wife and I will be there and I hope to see you there too. It would be a pleasure to meet you and be sure and tell my wife how famous I am because sometimes she forgets.

Also Read: Bouncing Between iPhone and Android

Today CASPA hosted a lunch for the press and speakers which I greatly appreciated. A free lunch is always nice but networking with the speakers prior to the event is truly enlightening. Candid conversations are the best way to understand what people are saying but also why they are saying it. One of the more interesting questions asked was: “If you left home without your wallet or your phone which would you go back for?” This has happened to me more than once and I always go back for my phone but not my wallet. Other than a driver’s license, everything is in my phone which brings us to the topic of this weekend’s conference:

Intelligent and Secured Living in a Connected World

Keynote Speakers:


  • Michael Hurlston, Executive Vice President, Broadcom – ” Powering the Internet of Things: Wireless Connectivity”
  • Raja Koduri, Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing, AMD – ” Visual Computing and Applications for Surround Computing”
  • Jim Finch, Vice President Business Development, Imagination Technologies – “Virtualization Enhances Security in Sensor Nodes”
  • Gary Miliefsky, CEO, SnoopWall LLC – “Is Digital Privacy Possible?”

    Panel Speakers:


  • Gary Miliefsky, CEO, SnoopWall LLC
  • Tareq Bustami, Vice President & General Manager, Product Management, Freescale – “Solving the Networking Puzzle From IoT to SDN and Everything in Between”
  • Rakesh Mehrotra, Advisory Principal, Semiconductors, PwC – “The Impact of IoT on Semiconductor Companies”
  • Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials, Inc. & – “Energy Storage and Energy Harvesting Technologies for Sensors and IoT”

    Dinner Speaker:

    Executive Keynote: Simon Segars, CEO, ARM
    “Choice, Collaboration, and Innovation”

    In a world with billions of connected devices, the proliferation of intelligent devices has created a market for entirely new solutions based on the Internet of Things (IoT). This rapid growth in the number of intelligent devices presents many challenges, including significant impact on the architecture of M2M (machine to machine) services. There are many opportunities to extract value from the data generated in the connected world, but with these come possible risks to personal and enterprise security. Valuable data must be protected, from the data center to the network’s edge, while still being instantly available to users.

    Our line up of distinguished industry experts will provide us greater insight into how their respective companies are addressing these challenges to enable all of us to enjoy “Intelligent and Secured Living in a Connected World”.

    October 11, 2014 (Saturday), 12:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA
    Conference Registration: Here, Open to all, cost = FREE

    Founded in 1991, CASPAhas developed into the largest Chinese American semiconductor professional organization worldwide. CASPA consists of individual members, corporate sponsors, board of directors, board of advisors, board of volunteers, and honorary advisors. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, CASPA has 9 local chapters worldwide: Austin & Dallas Texas; Phoenix Arizona; Portland Oregon; HsinChu Taiwan, Pearl River Delta (Hong Kong, ShenZhen), Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. CASPA also forms alliance with other associations to promote welfare of its members.

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