Ride with the Verify Seven at DVCon 2017

Ride With The Verify Seven
The Next-Gen Verification Leaders on EDA, Technology –– Making It in Today’s Environment
Monday, February 27th, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm, at the Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA.
(Following the DVCon Expo Booth Crawl.)

Verify Seven

EDA is characterized by technology innovation from a continuous supply of new small companies. This event featured seven of these verification leaders who have grown their companies from startups to medium-sized industry players with strong customer portfolios, while driving serious technology innovation. Together, they represent the next generation of verification technology, collectively covering Formal Verification, Acceleration, Emulation, VIP, Portable Stimulus and Tool Innovation. These are the heavy hitters!

Attendees enjoyed drinks and snacks with these leaders, then listened to a panel discussion where the experts expressed their thoughts on making it as a small company in EDA, what’s coming in verification, and what can end-users expect in the future. Attendees also participated in a Q&A, exchanging ideas on how we can improve this industry.

The event was held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA from 7pm to 8:30pm, immediately after the DVCon  Expo Booth Crawl.

Video and photos coming soon!

The Verify Seven:
Jim Hogan Jim Hogan, Private Investor, Vista Ventures, LLC. (Moderator)

Jim is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC. Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years gaining experience as a senior executive and board director in electronic design automation, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science and IT companies.

Andy Stein Andy Stein, Vice President of North America Sales, Avery Design Systems

Mr. Stein has had more than 25 years of sales management experience in the EDA industry at companies such as Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys , as well as helping several startup companies grow their business which led to successful acquisitions. Mr. Stein started as an IC design engineer for TRW after completing both an M.S.E.E and B.S.E.E, graduating in the top 1% of his class from the University of Illinois in 1986.

Adnan Hamid Adnan Hamid, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Breker Verification Systems

Adnan is the founder CEO of Breker and the inventor of its core technology. Under his leadership, Breker has come to be a market leader in functional verification technologies. The Breker expertise in the automation of self-verifying testcases is setting the bar for the completeness of verification for system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Adnan holds twelve patents in test case generation and synthesis. He received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Phil Moorby Phil Moorby, Chief Architect, Montana Design

Phil Moorby has 40 years experience with numerous startups and large EDA companies. He is renowned as the inventor of Verilog, for which he was awarded the ESD Alliance Phil Kaufman Award in 2005, and is a Computer History Museum 2016 Fellow Award Honoree. He is currently Chief Architect at Montana Systems.

Raik Brinkmann Raik Brinkmann, President and CEO, Onespin Solutions

Dr. Raik Brinkmann, co-founder of OneSpin Solutions, was named president and CEO in May 2012, with overall responsibility for leading the company and its business growth worldwide. He brings to this role more than 15 years of broad expertise in management, verification and industrial R&D, having served at companies in both Europe and the U.S. Dr. Brinkmann holds a Diplom Informatiker (equivalent to a master's degree in computer science) from the Clausthal Technical University, Germany and a Dr.-Ing. (equivalent to a Ph.D. degree) from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Prakash Narain Prakash Narain, President and CEO, Real Intent

Dr. Prakash Narain’s career spans IBM, AMD and Sun where he got hands on experience with all aspects of IC design, CAD tools design and methodology. He was the project leader for test and verification for UltraSPARC IIi at Sun Microsystems. He was an architect of the Mercury Design System at AMD He has architected and developed CAD tools for test and verification for IBM EDA. Dr. Narain has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where his thesis focus was on algorithms for high level testing and verification.

Rick Carlson Rick Carlson, Vice-president, worldwide sales, Verific Design Automation

Rick Carlson is a 23-year EDA veteran of the electronic design automation (EDA) industry joining Verific from AccelChip, where he held a similar position. Prior to AccelChip, Carlson held positions as vice president of sales for Averant, Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), Escalade, now part of Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: Ment), and EDA Systems. Carlson also founded the EDA trade organization the EDA Consortium in 1987. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago.

Date: Location:
  Monday, February 27th, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Verification Discussion
Doubletree Hotel
Oak/Gateway Ballroom
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Event Sponsors:  
  ESD Alliance Logo ESD Alliance Logo