Embedded VISION Europe 2017


The first edition of the Embedded VISION Europe conference offers top-noche speeches
held by internationally well known specialists and drivers in the embedded technology field.

The presentations are structured in three thematic blocks,

  • Embedded Vision Processors
  • Image Acquisition
  • Software Tools

We are very proud to announce the already confirmed speakers as follows:



Alexey Myakov
, Chief Computer Vision Advocate at Intel Corporation

Alex serves as Chief Computer Vision (CV) Advocate at Intel. In this role he contributes to collaboration across Intel with regards to all aspects of CV and DL, works with IoTG’s BUs on various markets’ and customers’ CV requirements as well as drives data related activities across Intel. He joined Intel in July, 2016 through acquisition of Itseez Inc (widely known as a developer and supporter of OpenCV) by Intel.
Formerly the CEO of Itseez, he joined Itseez in 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) with a mandate to grow business and turn the company around by focusing it on products vs services. Alex got a diverse technological and business backgrounds. He ran 3 start-up companies in the biomedical field (early cancer diagnostics) from 2003 till 2006 and worked as a VP, Business Development/Sales at the software company MERA from 2006 to 2013.

He holds BSc and Msc in Physics, and did post graduate studies at the Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and University of Texas at Austin in Physics and electrical/biomedical engineering respectively.


Raj Talluri
, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies

Raj Talluri serves as senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), where he is currently responsible for managing QTI’s Internet of Things (IoT) business. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product management of mobile computing, Sense ID 3D finger print technology and Qualcomm Snapdragon Application Processor technologies. Talluri has more than 20 years of experience spanning across business management, strategic marketing, and engineering management.

He began his career at Texas Instruments (TI), working on media processing in their corporate research labs. During that time, Talluri started multiple new businesses in digital consumer electronics and wireless technologies. He also served as general manager of the Imaging and Audio business for five years, where he led the development of successful digital signal processing technologies for various consumer electronics devices. Later, Talluri was named general manager of the Cellular Media Solution business in TI’s Wireless Terminals Business Unit. In this role, he led the successful launch of TI’s OMAP3 and OMAP4 application processor platform for smartphones.

Talluri holds a Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Master of Engineering degree from Anna University in Chennai, India and a Bachelor of Engineering from Andhra University in Waltair, India.
He has published more than 35 journal articles, papers, and book chapters in many leading electrical engineering publications. He has been granted 13 U.S. patents for image processing, video compression, and media processor architectures.
Talluri was chosen as No. 5 on Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2014.


Alexander Schreiber, Principal Application Engineer at MathWorks

'Deep Learning and Vision Algorithm Development in MATLAB Targeting Embedded GPUs'

Alexander Schreiber joined the Application Engineering department of MathWorks Germany in 2008 and works as Principal Application Engineer and Technical Account Manager. He covers application areas of autonomous systems design, HW/SW co-design, automatic code generation and verification (HDL, C). Prior to joining MathWorks he worked as ASIC Library Designer, ASIC Designer and Project Manager for EDA and semiconductor companies. He holds a M.Sc. equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart.


Antonio Gomes, Product Manager at Awaiba, Member of AMS Group

'Miniaturization of digital eyes, micro camera modules for IoT and other embedded vision solutions'

Antonio Gomes studied a M.Sc. equivalent degree in Electronic and Telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro, he has in 2007 join Exatronic Lda. as development engineer for Custom Embedded Systems projects. In 2010 he joined Awaiba GmbH as Project Manager for CMOS Line Scan Product Line projects, by 2012 in the same role of Project Management he as lead NanEye Product (Micro Camera Modules) packaging related projects with focus on medical application, in 2014 he led Awaiba GmbH to the ISO 9001:2008 certification acting as Quality Manager, by 2016 after integration into ams corporation he has assumed the position he currently holds, Product Manager for the Micro Camera Modules at ams.


David Moloney, Director Machine Vision Technology, NTG at Intel Corporation

'Low-cost Edge-based Deep Learning Inference and Computer Vision in Consumer and Industrial Devices'

David was formerly the chief technology officer of Movidius, which he founded in 2005 with Sean Mitchell.
He has a BEng in electronic engineering from Dublin City University and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in the area of FPGA-based HPC for computational fluid dynamics. He has worked in the semiconductor industry internationally for the past 28 years with Infineon in Germany, STMicroelectronics in Italy, ParthusCeva (Ceva-DSP) and Frontier Silicon in Ireland.
Moloney has 31 granted patents and numerous publications. He acts as a reviewer for IEEE, a communications magazine, and for the EU Commission on programmes such as ARTEMIS. He has collaborated on many EU initiatives, including the Eyes of Things (EoT) Horizon 2020 project. His interests include: processor architecture; computer vision algorithms; hardware acceleration and systems; hardware and multiprocessor design for DSP communications; and HPC and multimedia applications.


Giles Peckham, Regional Marketing Director at Xilinx

'reVISION Accelerating Embedded Vision and Machine Learning applications at the Edge'

Giles has more than 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, starting with the design of ASSPs for consumer applications at NXP before moving on to FAE and marketing roles for gate array and standard cell products and finally a sales role in the same organisation. Whilst at Xilinx, he has held a number of technical and commercial marketing roles in EMEA and now runs a global marketing team from his office in London.
Giles holds a BSC in Electronic Engineering and Physics from Loughborough University, UK and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.


Dr. Hans Ebinger, Vice President Sales at ESPROS Photonics

'High performance imaging for time-of-flight and spectral sensing'

Hans Ebinger holds a Physics degree from the University in Marburg, Germany and graduated in the field of Surface Science. He worked for 15 years in the thin film equipment industry for production of optical discs and photovoltaic panels. His career path includes positions in R&D, product management, sales and managing director positions. From 2011-16 he was CEO of precision optics player SwissOptic in Heerbrugg.
Since 2016 he is responsible for business development at ESPROS Photonics. The revolutionary OHC15L technology of ESPROS allows highly NIR light sensitive devices. ESPROS has developed a portfolio of Time-of-Flight distance sensors for automotive or industrial applications and offers custom imager design including foundry services.


Dr. Harris Gasparakis, Expert technologist at AMD

'How to get the best out of heterogeneous system architectures for vision applications'

Harris Gasparakis, Ph.D., is currently tasked with architecting the implementation of popular machine learning and vision frameworks on HSA platforms using AMD's open source HSA stack (ROCM). He led OpenCV's initial OpenCL implementation and sponsored the development of OpenCV 3.x transparent API, and has been overall engaged in Computer Vision strategic planning, ISVs, and AMD Ventures companies, including providing technical leadership and oversight in the development of the AMD Gesture and AMD Face Login product lines, among others.
With a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics from YITP at SUNYSB, Dr. Gasparakis has 25 years of innovation, typically in highly proprietary environments, including multiple computer vision consulting engagements (e.g. Gtech, Sensable). He is also credited with enabling real-time volumetric visualization and analysis in Radiology Information Systems (Vital Images, Terarecon), including the first commercially available virtual colonoscopy system (Vital Images). As a Director at Boston Scientific and Stereotaxis he was responsible for developing cutting edge medical technology incorporating image and signal processing with AI and robotic control. He also assisted select start-ups (VP Product development at CardioInsight, CTO at Cleveland Medical Polymers) focusing on imaging applications in their early stages.


Jochem Herrmann, President of the EMVA

'Embedded Vision Standards'

Jochem Herrmann is Chief Scientist and co-founder of the Dutch camera manufacturer Adimec.
He is responsible for the future technologies on Adimec’s roadmap (2-5 years ahead). New technologies can be developed in house, but also in joint R&D projects with industrial partners and universities, often in European programs like FP7, CATRENE and Medea+.
In June 2013 he was elected into the EMVA Board in which his primary working field is planning, development and dissemination of standards for the Machine Vision industry.


Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO at Silicon Software

'The brain in the Machine Vision camera – embedded FPGA imaging in practice'

Klaus-Henning Noffz, studied Physics at and received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg with his thesis about detection systems with multiple FPGAs. In 1997 he founded Silicon Software together with Dr. Ralf Lay. Within the group of FPGA experts at Silicon Software, cutting-edge series of off-the-shelf and OEM hardware and software products and innumerous programming customizations were developed and implemented.
Silicon Software is member of the AIA, EMVA, VDMA and HCI, additionally engaged in the standardisation groups for Camera Link, Camera Link HS, CoaXPress and GigE Vision. Since 2012, Klaus-Henning Noffz is member of the board of the VDMA, Germany (Machine Vision), responsible for standardisation and member of the advisory board of the VISION exhibition, Landesmesse Stuttgart. He was in charge of the report of the embedded Vision study group for recommendations of standards in embedded Vision. Silicon Software is also responsible for the extensions in GenICam standard for fulfilling embedded Vision requirements.


Marco Jacobs, Vice President Marketing at videantis

'Demystifying embedded vision processing architectures'

Marco Jacobs has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor IP industry and video/imaging applications. At videantis, he is responsible for corporate and product marketing and works with key semiconductor manufacturers to bring novel, higher-quality computer vision and video applications to its customers. Prior to joining videantis, Marco was VP of marketing at Vector Fabrics, director of multimedia marketing at ARC, held management positions at semiconductor startups Silicon Hive (acquired by Intel) and BOPS, and was a software architect at Philips.
Marco studied computer science at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds 7 issued patents.

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Olivier Despont, ViDi Product Marketing Specialist at Cognex

'Deep learning for machine vision'

Passionate by innovative and cutting-edge technologies, Olivier Despont spent the last 3 years working for ViDI systems SA, a swiss leading AI software company developing the business and setting up the sales channel to promote its Deep Learning Software in Asia and North America.  Following the recent acquisition Olivier is now the Product Marketing Specialist for Deep Learning at Cognex. 
Olivier holds a Master degree in Management from Fribourg University (Switzerland) and Napier University in Edinburgh (Scotland).


Paul Maria Zalewski, Product Line Manager at Allied Vision Technologies

'Bringing machine vision performance to embedded systems – Camera Modules with advanced image pre-processing for Embedded Vision'

Paul Maria Zalewski is a product management professional at Allied Vision Technologies. Paul is the visionary behind a new camera platform for the embedded world, which initial idea was started with a novel approach of camera design.
Previously, Paul worked in various positions in Marketing and Business Development for leading tech companies in Germany, Denmark and the United States. He graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from Muenster University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
When he is not illustrating new pyramids for the thousandth time to help people understand his strategy thoughts, you can find him riding a racing bicycle along the Elbe dike, going to photograph the daily life of Hamburg residents or spending time with his friends and family.


Dr. Thomas Däubler, CTO at NET New Electronic Technology

'New image processing paradigma in embedded vision:  Camera-integrated 3D laser triangulation'

Thomas Däubler joined NET New Electronic Technology GmbH as CTO in 2015. He shapes NET’s roadmap incl. industrial and medical cameras under consideration of new technologies and market demand.  In future, NET’s open camera concept will provide a wider basis for camera-embedded vision solutions. Prior to joining NET, Thomas worked in product development, product management, and business development for test systems and machine vision solutions.
He holds a PhD in physics from University of Potsdam.


Dr. Vassilis Tsagaris, CEO at IRIDA Labs

'Democratizing deep learning – a low cost food product identification approach designed for embedded devices'

Vassilis Tsagaris founded IRIDA Labs in 2009 with the aim to bridge the gap between a camera and a human eye by bringing visual perception to any device, making embedded computer vision accessible to everyone. Today, as CEO of IRIDA Labs he is responsible for corporate strategy, business partnerships and business development worldwide. IRIDA Labs is partnered with large international companies like Qualcomm, Cadence and CEVA (all NASDAQ listed) and has a client basis in Europe, China and USA.
Prior founding IRIDA Labs, he has worked as a researcher, post-doc researcher or project manager for about ten European and National R&D projects for the academic and company sector. He has BSc. in Physics and a PhD in Computer Vision and Data Fusion from the University of Patras, Greece, and has published more than 30 journal and conference papers.

 * further speaker announcements to follow



closed since 8 Oct 2017
Registration 28 Feb – 8 Oct
Meeting Selection 4 Sep – 8 Oct
Event 12 Oct – 13 Oct
Language English
Venue Stuttgart, Germany
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 118
Meetings 87
Australia 1
Austria 9
Belgium 10
Canada 3
Denmark 2
France 12
Germany 91
Greece 2
Ireland 1
Israel 2
Italy 9
Japan 5
Korea, Republic Of 2
Netherlands 5
Poland 2
Russia 1
Slovak Republic 1
Slovenia 4
Spain 3
Sweden 1
Switzerland 9
United Kingdom 12
United States 3
Total 190
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