John Baekelmans is Managing Director & Vice President at imec. As Managing Director for the Netherlands, he is responsible for the overall business and operations. Imec NL develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensing solutions, innovative health solutions and flexible electronics in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories.
Before imec, John spent 21 years at Cisco where he held various global leadership positions within Engineering, Services and the M&A departments and has authored numerous US and European patents. John was also the co-founder of a Belgian residential solutions startup called fifthplay. Before Cisco, John designed, implemented and operated large PBX-networks at Siemens.
John obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and is a former Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). In his spare time, he is engaged in Belgium’s National fast response rescue team to assist in global disasters. He loves to ski, is an advanced scuba diver and currently lives in Eindhoven.
Len Sheynblat is currently a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where he is leading the next-generation UI Hearables project. Prior to that he was a technology lead at the Emerging Business Unit managing the portfolio of 12 businesses. In the previous 15 years at Qualcomm Mr Sheynblat directed the efforts of integrating sensors into wireless devices and led the engineering team responsible for deployment of wearable devices focusing on the real-world use cases. Prior to Qualcomm Mr. Sheynblat served as a Chief Architect at SnapTrack, a pioneer of Assisted GPS technology. In 1996 Mr. Sheynblat was honored as an Inventor of the Year by the Peninsula Intellectual Property Law Association.
Adrian Arcedera is Vice President of MEMS and Sensors of Amkor Technology. Adrian joined Amkor in 1997, and has served in various positions in product and business development and management of Amkor’s chip scale products, including leading the platform development for Amkor’s ChipArray® package. Currently Adrian is responsible for the business and platform development for MEMS & sensors packages and PBGA products. Prior to joining Amkor, Adrian was a materials engineer for Motorola in the Philippines. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of the Philippines. He then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in May 1991 and August 1996 respectively.
Amit Marathe, Ph.D. is the head of SoC/Module Technology and Reliability Engineering team supporting all projects across Hardware Programs in Google at X (formerly Google X/Alphabet). He joined Google X/Alphabet in 2016 in the Central X Supplier Development Organization. In addition to developing new Suppliers & technologies to enable moonshots, he also led the silicon/packaging quality & reliability activities and supplier interface for all projects within X.
Prior to X Amit led and managed the Technology & Reliability Development Organization at AMD (which later transitioned to Global Foundries (GF), where he continued to lead the technology qualification of advanced nodes (16nm FinFETs & beyond) as well as Assembly/Packaging Reliability & Modeling. He also worked for Microsoft where he managed the Silicon/Packaging Operations & Reliability Org for all of Microsoft Hardware.
David Ramahi has been an investor and member of the Optomec Board of Directors since 1998. In 2002, he joined the Company full time to lead its transition from initial technology development to commercial sales. Under Mr. Ramahi’s leadership, Optomec has set and executed a focused business strategy that has led to profitability and high revenue growth. More recently, he has overseen the expansion of the product portfolio to include Additive Manufacturing hardware and software solutions that are uniquely targeted at 3D Printed Electronics and the Internet of Things. Prior to Optomec, Mr. Ramahi was based in Belgium as the Director of European Sales for Rosetta Technologies, and following a successful acquisition acted as Director of European Major Accounts for Engineering Animation. Mr. Ramahi received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rajeev Rajan is the Vice President of Marketing and Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), Automotive, and New Markets at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He drives the thought leadership, business management, vertical markets strategy, product marketing, executive messaging, and commercialization initiatives that bridge the market segments and solutions with GF’s products portfolio.
Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Rajeev was Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing at Qualcomm Life Inc, where he led the product management and strategy for the company’s Medical IoT and Digital Health. Rajeev is the Founder and CTO of 2net™, a Digital Health start-up, which became the multi-million dollar Qualcomm healthcare company. Additionally at Qualcomm, he has held multiple technology, engineering, product, marketing, and strategy roles.
Rajeev holds a BS in Physics from St. Xavier’s College and a MS in Computer Science from Sardar Patel University, in Gujarat, India. He received his Executive MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, CA and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
E. Jan Vardaman is President & Founder of TechSearch International. She is the editor of Surface Mount Technology: Recent Japanese Developments, co-author of How to Make IC Packages (published in Japanese by Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun), a columnist with Circuits Assembly Magazine, and the author of numerous publications on emerging trends in semiconductor packaging and assembly.·She served on the NSF-sponsored World Technology Evaluation Center study team involved in investigating electronics manufacturing in Asia and on the US mission to study manufacturing in China.·She is a member of IEEE CPMT, IMAPS, SMTA, and SEMI.·She was elected to two terms on the IEEE CPMT Board of Governors.·She received her BA in Economics and Business from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1979·and her MA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981.·Before founding TechSearch International, she served on the corporate staff of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), the electronics industry’s first pre-competitive research consortium.
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