The purpose of the GSA Global Advisory Group is to assist the GSA executives and the Board of Directors in strategic planning to aid the GSA in achieving its vision to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services.
The GSA is a leading industry organization that provides a unique neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. The GSA has expanded its ecosystem representation by inviting software, services, system and solution companies as well as end market companies to join its existing semiconductor members. The Advisory Group will provide insights and thought leadership and help the organization broaden its benefits to meet the unique needs of these new membership categories.
Nissan Global Foundation
Dr. Haruyoshi Kumura was appointed Fellow in charge of Technology Intelligence of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in April 2009.
He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Master’s course of Mechanical Engineering in March of 1981 and joined Nissan Motor. After assuming several management positions in Nissan’s Powertrain and Environment Research Laboratory, he became General Manager in the laboratory in 2003. His appointment to Vice President in charge of Nissan Research Center in 2005 was quickly followed by his promotion to Corporate Vice President in 2006.
He holds a doctor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Yokohama National University.
VP of Engineering and Business Development
Dhiraj is VP of Engineering and Business Development at Cerebras Systems. Dhiraj has over 20 years of executive leadership experience directing large, high-performing engineering teams at Intel, AMD and startups like SeaMicro and NexGen. Prior to Cerebras, Dhiraj was CTO and VP Architecture for Intel’s $20B Data Center business. Before Intel, he was an integral part of the executive leadership team as VP Engineering at SeaMicro prior to its acquisition by AMD, after which he continued at AMD as Corporate VP and GM of the Server Solutions division. Dhiraj serves as an advisor to several VC-backed companies and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Xiaoning Qi is the Vice President of Alibaba Group. Earlier he was CEO of C-Sky Systems which was acquired by Alibaba. Previously, he held senior management and technical positions in companies such as Intel, working on integrated circuit devices, micro-processor design and platform electrical design for semiconductor systems. Additionally, he was Chairman and President of the Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association, USA. Currently, he is a member of Asia-Pacific Leadership Council, Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), a member of the CEO Council, GSA and a board member of Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC). Xiaoning has published more than fifty technical papers, one book, one book chapter, more than two dozens of invited talks and holds two US patents. He is a reviewer for numerous IEEE Journals and international conferences. Xiaoning Qi received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Mallik Tatipamula
CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley, Group Function Technologies & Architectures
Ericsson Silicon Valley
Dr. Mallik Tatipamula, CTO of Ericsson Silicon Valley, Group Function Technologies & Architectures, is responsible for innovation, incubation, technology direction & leadership efforts focusing on 5G, distributed cloud/edge compute, SDN/NFV, AI/ML and Internet-of-Things (IoT). He closely works with the Silicon Valley ecosystem, and collaborates with universities, Ericsson Business & Market Areas and Customers.
Prior to Ericsson, Mallik held several leadership positions at F5 Networks, Juniper, Cisco, Motorola and Nortel in building, scaling teams and businesses across enterprise, data center, and telecom/service provider segments. Over 28 years of experience in cross functional general management, defining vision, strategy and driving thought leadership in the industry as a CTO.
He has PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication engineering and networking technologies from University of Tokyo, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, correspondingly.
He is a spokesperson to industry analysts, press/media, and a coauthor of 2 books, 100+ patents and publications. He is a Fellow of IET (UK) and senior member of IEEE. His biography appeared in Marquis “Who’s who in science and engineering”. Mallik has delivered lectures on “networking technologies” at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and University of Tokyo. He is a visiting professor at Center for 5G Research at King’s College London.
Mallik serves on advisory boards for several start-ups and is closely engaged with several VC firms. He serves on Governing Body of Evanta/Gartner SF Bay Area CIO council. He delivered several keynote/panel presentations at SDN World Congress, NFV World Congress, Open Networking Summit (ONS’2012), and Mobile World Congress among others. Notably, Mallik received Executive of the Year in 2016 for his contributions to Telco NFV.
General Manager and Distinguished Engineer
Kushagra Vaid is the general manager and distinguished engineer for Hardware Infrastructure in the Microsoft Azure division. He is accountable for the architecture and design of compute and storage platforms, which are the foundation for Microsoft’s global cloud-scale services. He and his team have successfully delivered four generations of hyperscale cloud hardware that have been deployed at massive scale across a global fleet of datacenters hosting a diverse set of workloads such as public cloud (Microsoft Azure), machine learning, internet search (Bing), big data analytics, cloud gaming (Xbox Live) and online productivity (Office 365). These hyperscale system designs have been fully open sourced and contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Vaid is an active participant in OCP and has influenced several aspects of OCP policy and system specifications. He has published several papers for international research conferences and holds over 30 patents in the field of computer architecture and datacenter design.
Before joining Microsoft, he was a principal engineer at Intel, where his responsibilities included driving the technology direction for Intel’s Xeon microprocessors and platforms. He started his career as a CPU design engineer and architected enterprise-class CPUs and platforms for over a decade at Intel.
Senior Director of Autopilot Hardware
Ganesh is currently the Senior Director of Autopilot Hardware at Tesla and where he has been since 2016. Prior to Telsa, Ganesh was the Senior Director of Design Engineering at AMD, with responsibility of leading many generations of CPU designs and products including Ryzen,Excavator,Piledriver, Bulldozer family of cores using bleeding edge process technologies and managed a design team of over 200 world class engineers. Ganesh got his masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has a bachelor of engineering in electronics from the University of Mumbai.