Trusted IoT Ecosystem Security (TIES)
Board of Directors
Chair of IoT Security Working Group Board
Head of Business and Ecosystem for Trusted Silicon and Supply Chain
Tom drives strategy and alliances for trusted IoT device lifecycle management at Mentor, a Siemens Business, enabling suppliers to monitor their products in the supply chain, gather analytics on their usage, provide secure updates and securely provision their features in the field to enable Hardware-as-a-Service business models. 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.
Distinguished Engineer & Managing Director, Azure Sphere
Galen Hunt founded and leads the Microsoft team responsible for Azure Sphere. His team’s mission is to ensure that every IoT device on the planet is secure and trustworthy. His team’s work in device cybersecurity is grounded in evidence-based research published in Dr. Hunt’s The Seven Properties of Highly-Secure Devices.
Previously, Dr. Hunt pioneered technologies ranging from confidential cloud computing to light-weight container virtualization, type-safe operating systems, and video streaming. Dr. Hunt was a member of Microsoft’s founding cloud computing team. Dr. Hunt holds over 100 patents, a B.S. degree in physics from University of Utah and Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Rochester.
Senior Director of Segment Marketing for Embedded Business Unit
Amit Gattani is the Senior Director of Segment Marketing for Embedded Business Unit at Micron Technology. In this role, he is actively involved in driving Micron’s strategy and business in various IoT (Internet of Things) Segments like Industrial IoT, Consumer IoT and Connected Auto markets. Amit founded and leads Micron’s Authenta™ initiative, with the mission to enhance security and trust across IoT devices, services and the supply-chain.
Amit has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and solutions businesses, both from marketing and engineering sides. Before joining Micron, he held executive roles at startups Woxi Media and Akros Silicon, and senior management roles at Intel and Level One Communications.
He holds a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India), a MSCE from University of California Santa Barbara, and an MBA from University of California Davis. He has 8 issued patents, and authored various conference/journal papers, seminars and media articles on broad industry topics.
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.