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Time Program Item  
12:00 p.m. Registration Opens/Networking Lunch  
1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Jalal Bagherli, CEO, Dialog Semiconductor; Chairman, GSA EMEA Leadership Council

1:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: Growing a Start-Up into a Global Powerhouse

Sir Robin Saxby, founding CEO & Chairman, ARM

View presentation (PDF 1.8MB)

This Keynote will share how a small engineering team pioneered a new technology and business model, transforming a start-up into a global powerhouse.

Sir Robin Saxby
1:45 p.m. Start-up Pitch Session:
CogniVue - Presentation not Available
DisplayLink - View Presentation (PDF 1.5MB)
2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Funding the Future

This Panel will outline existing and new funding models and trends for building scale in the semiconductor industry; from corporate spin-offs, to venture capital and corporate venture funds, to new models that aim to help increase efficiencies and lower costs for start-ups.

Moderator: Asaf Homossany, Managing Director, EMEA, NASDAQ OMX


Asaf Homossany
  Heinz Martin Esser
  • Abdul Guefor, Managing Director, Intel Capital Treasury, Intel Capital EMEA
Abdul Guefor
  Gerry Maguire
  Andreas Olofsson
3:00 p.m.

Start-up Pitch Session:
DecaWave - View Presentation (PDF 465KB)
DelfMEMS - View Presentation (PDF 1.5MB)

3:15 p.m. Networking Break  
3:30 p.m.

Case Studies: Success Stories in Funding, IPOs and M&As

This Panel will examine the lessons learned from semiconductor companies which have successfully completed funding rounds, went public and were acquired, and how their experiences are relevant in today's landscape.

Moderator: Nigel Toon, President & CEO, XMOS


Nigel Toon

  Phil Delansay
  Mike McAuliffe
  Dr. Ronald E. Reedy
4:30 p.m.

Start-up Pitch Session:
MinDCet - View Presentation (PDF 527KB)
Moortec - View Presentation (PDF 928KB)
Neul - View Presentation (PDF 1.1MB)

4:45 p.m.

Keynote Address: Building Valuable Deals: A Corporate Mindset

Sergio Levi, Vice President, Corporate Development, Strategy & M&A, CSR - Presentation not Available

This Keynote will discuss how different M&A approaches have contributed to corporate performance, and the importance of a repeatable process to successfully execute inorganic opportunities.

Sergio Levi
5:15 p.m.

Start-up Pitch Session:
UltraSoC - View Presentation (PDF 365KB)
Vector Fabrics - View Presentation (PDF 800KB)
Xsilon - View Presentation (PDF 524KB)

5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Reception