Iâ€™m very pleased to announce that IBMâ€™s Dr. Gary Patton will provide the keynote talk at The ConFab on Tuesday, June 24th. Gary is Vice President of IBMâ€™s Semiconductor Research and Development Center in East Fishkill, New York. He has responsibility for IBMâ€™s semiconductor R&D roadmap, operations, and technology development alliances, with primary locations in East Fishkill, New York, Burlington, Vermont, and the Albany Nanotech Research Center in Albany, New York. During his career at IBM, Dr. Patton has held various management and executive positions in IBMâ€™s Microelectronics, Storage Technology, and Research Divisions, including positions in technology and product development, manufacturing, and business line management. Dr. Patton received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.
After Garyâ€™s keynote, weâ€™ll have a panel session focused on R&D collaboration. Moderated by Scott Jones of Alix Partners, the panel will include Rory McInerney, VP of the platform engineering group at Intel; Chris Danely, the Managing Director and global coordinator for J.P. Morganâ€™s semiconductor research team; and Mike Noonen, co-founder of Silicon Catalyst, the industryâ€™s first semiconductor startup â€śincubatorâ€ť.
It promises to be a very interesting morning! The ConFab will be held Juen 22-25 at The Encore at The Wynn in Las Vegas.