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Lars Reger, CTO & Executive VP of NXP

Lars Reger is executive vice president and chief technology officer of NXP Semiconductors. As CTO, Lars is responsible for managing new business activities and R&D in the focus markets of automotive, industry 4.0., internet of things (IoT), mobile, and connectivity & infrastructure.

Before joining NXP, Lars gained deep insight into the microelectronics industry with a focus on the automotive sector. He began his career with Siemens Semiconductors as product engineer in 1997. His past roles at Infineon included head of the process and product engineering departments, project manager for mobile system chips, and director of IP management. Prior to joining NXP as head of automotive strategy in 2008, he was responsible for business development and product management within the connectivity business unit at Continental. In December 2018, Lars was appointed CTO and has since then been responsible for the overall technology portfolio of NXP. Since April 2019, he has been a board member of the committee for digital economy, telecommunications and media in the German Industry Association. Lars is also on the board of directors of ITS World Congress and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Lars earned a degree in physics from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt in Bonn and an MBA from London Business School.

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Nitin Dahad, European Correspondent EE Times

Nitin Dahad is Editor-in-Chief of embedded.com, and correspondent for EE Times and EE Times Europe. As an electronic engineering degree graduate from City University in London in 1986, he has held roles as an engineer, journalist, entrepreneur, startup mentor and government advisor. He was part of the startup team that launched 32-bit microprocessor company ARC International in the U.S. and took it public, and co-founder of The Chilli, a publication which had influenced in the tech startup scene in the early 2000s. He’s also worked with National Semiconductor, GEC Plessey Semiconductors, Dialog Semiconductor and Marconi Instruments, and fabless companies such as Coresonic, IDENT Technology, and Jennic. As a specialist advisor with U.K. government, he spent several years promoting technology and helping build inter-governmental and trade body relationships in the U.S., Brazil, Middle East & Africa, and India.

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