Trusted IoT Ecosystem Security (TIES)
Solutions Working Group Projects
Connected MCUs, MPUs, or System ICs are powering the IoT revolution. Securing such complex systems requires the use of vetted security architectures and security certifications at all levels.
Growing applications for autonomous cars and functional safety require secure end-to-end solutions with on-chip sensors, standard trust anchors, and secure chip-to-cloud infrastructure to analyze fleet data and enable IoT services from the “chips inside” automotive systems.
Trust is critical in electronic devices today ranging across product lifecycles and touching almost every part of electronic subsystems. Semiconductors represent a foundational component of trust as security has shifted to the left into the semiconductor manufacturing process where provenance is established.
Trusted traceability and digital transformation of the Electronics supply chain including design, manufacturing, deployment, field use and de-commissioning is essential for securing critical infrastructure and enabling new revenue streams for all stakeholders in the IoT value chain.
Board of Directors
TIES Board Chair
Tom has many years of experience in management, strategy and engineering in EDA, semiconductors, embedded systems, enterprise software and IoT applications. Tom is the Board Chair of TIES. Previously, Tom was the head of TrustChain Business at Siemens focusing on supply chain security and traceability solutions from chip-to-device and device-to-cloud with ecosystem partners that enabled new business model. Tom has held various executive, management, business strategy and marketing positions in large companies and startups including, Digital Equipment, Cadence, Synopsys, AmmoCore Technology and Forte Design Automation. His experience includes IoT Device Supply Chain Security & Trust, Enterprise Software, Product Lifecycle Management, Cloud & IoT Applications, Big Data Analytics, Microelectronics & Embedded Systems, High-Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Semiconductors and Electronic Design Automation.
Principal Product Manager, Mission Engineering
Brian Knight is a Principal Product Manager for Autonomy, Space, Critical Industry, and Innovation (ASCII) at Microsoft. He concentrates on incubation and innovation programs for mission engineering, including developing strategic solutions in hardware supply chain security to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and provenance of microelectronic systems.
Previously, Brian supported trusted and assured microelectronics for the U.S. Government, including the research, development, and transition of end-to-end security solutions based on zero-trust principles and quantifiable assurance. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Director of Cybersecurity, Authenta™
Jeff Shiner is currently driving an ecosystem of silicon-to-cloud partnerships as the Director of Cybersecurity for the Authenta™Cloud Platform at Micron. In this role, he is fostering collaboration on industry best practices for the scalable security models needed to monetize dynamic revenue streams on connected products. During his over 25 years in the semiconductor industry, Jeff brought emerging technologies to market for companies such as AMD, Spansion and Cypress. Jeff has deep domain knowledge in the market validation of disruptive technical and operational advancements that benefit both OEMs and end users.
VP and General Manager for Rambus Security
Neeraj is the VP and General Manager for Rambus Security, where he leads the Secure Silicon IP and Provisioning products that protect over 9 billion customer devices annually. He has over 20 years of semiconductors experience in compute and security domains. Before joining Rambus, Neeraj founded Kryptos Solutions, where his team built an ultra-secure endpoint platform for high-risk government applications. Prior to that, Neeraj was the VP Engineering at NXP Semiconductors, responsible for leading design-wins for NXP’s NFC based secure payment platform. Neeraj also held various engineering positions at IBM and Intel working on gaming processors, and CPU products.
Neeraj graduated with a Master of Technology degree in Solid State Materials from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. He attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, California
Head of Crypto and Security
Wolfgang Steinbauer, born in 1971 in Graz, holds a master degree in electronic engineering from the Technical University in Graz.
He started his professional career at Austria Microsystems and joined Philips/NXP in 2000.
Starting as system engineer working on modelling and definition of RF design requirements. Leading several developments as project and team lead.
Since 2007: Lead of development teams developing products for Banking, E-Government, Infrastructure and Automatic Fare Collection. Responsible for product definition, supported features, project execution and product quality. Ensure best in class products and drive for efficient and reliable product development. Interface to key customers in terms of product definition.
Since end 2013: Head of Crypto and Security team leading the NXP security related activities like IP development, Architecture, Vulnerability Analysis and Certification.
He is also part time teacher at the University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum on different security related topics.
Director Semiconductor Strategy
Robert Bosch GmbH
Stefan Joeres has been Director Semiconductor Strategy of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2014. Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, on April 15, 1977, he is married and has two children. He studied electrical engineering and information technology at the RWTH Aachen (Germany). He graduated as Dipl.-Ing. and received a Phd degree summa cum laude in 2008 about system simulation for high-frequency circuits at the RWTH Aachen.
2009-2014: Purchasing manager for various semiconductor products, Germany | Robert Bosch, Corporate Purchasing
Since 2014: Responsible for the group-wide strategy and business segment development for semiconductors components and sensors. | Robert Bosch, Automotive Electronics division
Senior Director of Secure Devices, Emerging Business Group
Chowdary Yanamadala currently serves as senior director of secure devices part of the Emerging Businesses Group at Arm. He is responsible for advancing Arm’s security solutions in the market and incubating new business opportunities in the security space. Before Arm, Chowdary served as CTO and SVP of business development of ChaoLogix, which was acquired by Arm in 2017.
Chowdary previously served as a business director at Maxim Integrated, where he was responsible for leading and advancing the Embedded Security Business Unit. Before this, he was the director of IC design within Maxim, leading the design and market introduction of several successful product lines. He holds an MBA from Cornell University, plus is trained in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University and Osmania University. Chowdary also serves as an advisor for startups in the areas of IoT, data analytics, and clean energy.