How Technology really advances — Reflections on the 50th anniversary of Moore’s law

The Intertrust Distinguished Lecture Series kicks off 2016 with a talk by Dr. David P. Maher.

When:  Noon-1pm, Friday, January 29th
Where: Intertrust Lunch room

Abstract

This talk presents two points of view about the advancement of technology. The first I refer to as “Intel’s view,” which emphasizes the role of VLSI, Moore’s law and massive capital investment in huge high-tech foundries. The second, is my view, which emphasizes advances in algorithms, computational models and “necessity as the mother of invention.” During the course of this talk, I’ll trace the evolution of secure digital voice technology from its inception to today, to see how each point of view fares. Finally, I’ll show how a small company such as Intertrust can make a huge difference in the evolution of technology.

Bio

David Maher is the Executive VP and CTO of Intertrust. With over 30 years of experience in secure computing, he has shaped the company’s research and development. Before joining Intertrust in 1999, he was chief scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems, head of the Secure Systems Research Department, and security architect for AT&T's Internet services platform. After joining Bell Labs in 1981, Maher developed secure communications, information vending and e-commerce systems. He was chief architect for AT&T's STU-III secure voice, data and video products used by the White House and Department of Defense for top-secret communications. In 1992, Maher became a Bell Labs Fellow in recognition of his accomplishments in communications security. Maher holds multiple patents in secure computing; has published papers in the fields of mathematics and computer science; and has consulted with the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Maher holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Lehigh University. He has taught electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science at several institutions.

Redesigning Peer to Peer Live Video Streaming

February 20 at noon

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Peer to peer live video streaming presents a number of very challenging problems involving digital security, efficiency, and especially low latency. Those necessitate a ground-up redesign of peer discovery, scheduling, and congestion control. In this talk, Cohen will present details of how to achieve just that.

Speaker Bio  Bram Cohen, Chief Scientist and Founder, BitTorrent, Inc.

Bram Cohen is the Chief Scientist and Founder of BitTorrent, Inc. and the creator of the BitTorrent file distribution protocol, which he grew to be a third of all Internet traffic before taking any funding. He is currently working on BitTorrent Live, a new protocol to enable limitless scaling of live video content on the Internet. 

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Hardware Security Cores for Content Protection

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Requirements for content protection  are changing, as consumers want more flexibility in watching a wide range of content and as attack vectors change in response to new technologies. Embedding strong content protection hardware in device chipsets meets these challenges and  meets new industry requirements for protecting premium content. Hardware security cores can work flexibly with both DRM and CAS software and provide a strong backstop to software security. Hardware security cores from multiple vendors are available in a range of devices currently in production and will only increase in availability and use. This talk will provide an overview of hardware security cores and how they can be used to protect content.

Speaker Bio  Ben Levine, Director, CRI

Benjamin Levine is the Technical Director for Secure Semiconductor Solutions at Cryptography Research Inc. in San Francisco, where he has worked since 2008. His focus is on hardware security cores for content protection applications. He was previously Director of Engineering at Rapport, a fabless semiconductor startup producing massively parallel reconfigurable processors for signal, image, and video processing. Before his work in industry he served as research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Telecom in Silicon Valley

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Hidden in the high-tech industry within Silicon Valley is a growing number of telecom companies. In fact, more telecom and wireless innovation is built, funded, and discovered in the Silicon Valley than any other geography in the world. This discussion will show you how the world's major telcos, telecom vendors, and telecom startups are capitalizing on this critical mass of local innovation.

Speaker Bio  Liz Kerton, President, Silicon Valley Telecom Council

Liz Kerton is a technology and telecom marketing expert with a 20-year entrepreneurial history - from retail and wholesale to online and manufacturing.  Building on 15 years experience working with telecom companies, successfully marketing and launching many new services, new product lines, and even new companies, she started Telecom Council of Silicon Valley in 2001 - a community of telecom industry insiders who are focused on telecom innovation. Through 30+ meetings each year, the Telecom Council now connects 1000s of executives from 100s of companies, including 20+ global fixed and wireless telcos. 10 years later, in 2011, she spun 20+ off the Autotech Council which connects auto makers and their Tier 1 vendors with innovation and entrepreneurs. Ms. Kerton speaks English, French, Spanish and Japanese, has a MA in Diplomacy from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and was voted one of the Silicon Valley's most influential women in 2012 by the San Jose Business Journal.

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Technology M&A Market

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The Mooreland team will discuss the global technology mergers and acquisitions market.   Market highlights and the activity levels for the past 10 years will be analyzed and  perspectives will be shared on the current state of the market.  Furthermore, a market break down will be presented by both sector and geography.  Finally, market trends will be presented based on what the Mooreland team is seeing in their current project portfolio.

Speakers 

Bio Paul Milek, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners - Silicon Valley

Paul is a Managing Director in Mooreland Partners Silicon Valley office.  He joined Mooreland in 2007 having over 18 years of experience in investment banking and finance within the communications and digital media technology sectors.  Prior to Mooreland, Paul was a Principal with SVB Alliant's Global M&A Group and a Vice President with Broadview International LLC, where he specialized in M&A advisory within the communications technology sector.  His transaction experience includes completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements and restructurings.  Paul began his career in Silicon Valley with KPMG Peat Marwick within the firm’s Information, Communications and Entertainment business where he practiced public accounting. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in accounting and an MBA from the Anderson School at the UCLA with an emphasis in corporate strategy and finance. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Bio Keleman Papp, Vice President, Mooreland Partners - Silicon Valley

Kelemen joined Mooreland Partners in 2011.  He brings over 10 years of experience in technology investment banking and financial services.  Prior to Mooreland, Kelemen was a Vice President at Rutberg & Company, where he advised clients in the mobile and digital media sectors on a range of both domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A, Private Placements, Divestitures, among others.  Prior to joining Rutberg, Kelemen spent several years working in product development for FinTech companies.  He helped launch both Curian Capital, a managed accounts platform for custom portfolios, and FOLIOfn, an Internet-based trading platform that enables dollar-based investing.  Kelemen also helped facilitate the spinout of the NASDAQ by assisting FINRA in the development of the Alternative Display Facility (ADF), an SRO display-only market center.  Kelemen holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BBA in Information Technology from The College of William & Mary.

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Building Connectivity Across Africa

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All kinds of jobs require steady connectivity, even when infrastructure is spotty due to wireless connections, intermittent power, or devices that can’t share connections. Seeing this, Ushahidi set out to redesign connectivity for the world we live in - Africa.  As we laid out what such a device would look like - physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices, enough backup power to survive a blackout - we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office, we have multiple devices, and we are all constantly on the move.   We designed the BRCK for the changing way we connect to the web around the world, from cafes-hoppers in San Francisco to struggling coders in Nairobi.

Speaker Bio  Nathaniel Manning, Director of Strategy, Ushahidi and BRCK

Nathaniel’s work orbits around the theme of developing technology that makes the world a better place. Nathaniel is the Director of Business and Strategy at Ushahidi. Nat also helps run business development for the BRCK, a redesign of connectivity for the developing world. He was previously a Presidential Innovation Fellow, and then the first Chief Data Coordinator at USAID. The role involved working to develop tools and strategies for liberating data to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation for international development.

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Building an Electric Car from the Ground Up

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Building practical skills in a mixed undergraduate engineering group takes a surprising amount of effort and covers an astonishing range of competences. The building of a competition electric car to the specifications of the SAE Formula in the span of three academic quarters is discussed and covers all the aspects of this soon to be completed vehicle. The car has a torque vectoring power train and is highly dependent on the sensor arrays. We measure acceleration in three dimensions and compute yaw rates coupled to steering demand and slip ratios to determine the torque loading for each motor. With an applied torque of over 250 ft-lbs at each driving wheel, the car will exhibit a 0-60 time of under 3 seconds. There are currently over 3,500 component parts in the mechanical assembly drawings. Everything is done by the students, including the cutting and welding of the chassis assembly and the suspension.

Speaker Bio  Roland Williams, Founder, IPR Matters & Visiting Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Prof, UC Davis

Dr. Roland Williams is a visiting professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept at UC Davis and has taken the lead in making the car team a very visible element of the UC Davis Engineering program. An electronic engineer by training, Roland has gained a significant breadth of experience. He is a named inventor on 17 US patents and has developed three world-first products during his career, a 3 channel portable cellular system deployed with the US military, a three dimensional geophone for seismic survey work and an embedded Chinese language text entry system  for cellular telephones. He has served as COO for two companies and has gained a wealth of intellectual property litigation experience. In addition to his instructional work at UC Davis, Roland is an active certificated flight instructor as well as being a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. He earns a living by offering intellectual property consulting services and engineering design services.

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Personal Robotics – Meet “Romo"

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Your smartphone may feel like a friend — but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. Keller Rinaudo will talk about and demo Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions.

Speaker Bio  Keller Rinaudo, CEO/Founder, Romotive

Keller Rinaudo is CEO and co-founder of Romotive, which is working to build the world's first affordable personal robots. Prior to Romotive, Keller worked at BCG and rock climbed professionally.  A graduate of Harvard, Keller is a published author in Nature Biotech and built computers out of RNA and DNA that can operate in human cells. Find him on Twitter @kellerrinaudo.

 

Romotive Homepage

Romo TED talk

 

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Kick Start a HW Project

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Have you ever thought of making a hardware product, but never had the opportunity or resources to make it happen? Today hardware development is exploding, and it is now cheaper and easier than ever to start your own hardware project from idea to prototype to production. I will walk through just how cheap and easy it can be, and I will use a few of my personal experiences as an example of how anyone can develop hardware products if open to the challenge.

Speaker Bio  John Gildred, VP-Product Management, Intertrust

John Gildred is Vice President of Product Management at Intertrust Technologies Corporation.  Previously, John served as Senior Vice President at Pioneer Electronics for eight years where he launched major products for Pioneer and Sony (OEM) including the first generation Blu-ray and the award-winning Kuro plasma television.  John also founded Indrema, an open source game console for independent game developers, and OpenSoft, an award-winning consumer Internet communications software company. John has held several CE industry forum leadership positions, including Vice Chair of UPnP Steering Committee, Chair of CEA Home AV Networking Group, IEEE and IETF representative for Pioneer. John has also served as a senior technology consultant to several Fortune 500 companies.

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Digital Identity Technology

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Traditional Identity has been focused on authentication and protection. The US market opportunity is ~$2B and has evolved from software and hardware products to include cloud based identity services.

Digital identity is rapidly becoming a new digital asset class with internet, commerce, mobile and social identities enabling over $50 Billion in adjacent market revenue.  Internet identities (Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon) are evolving into the incumbent choices for user engagement into mCommerce, eCommerce, M2M, and mobile media services.  

Ecosystems that enable internet identities pose a significant threat to Verizon entry into these markets and further disintermediate Verizon from its consumers.

Verizon Identity services are fragmented with different platforms for FiOS, Wireless and Enterprise services.

To combat this immediate risk Verizon must standardize its identity platform for its 100 million users and enable mobile digital identity to be used in adjacent markets.

By 2020 personal digital identity will grow to enable over $400 Billion in adjacent market revenue in the US. We foresee 6 primary applications for digital identity: process automation, user enablement, personalization, enhanced delivery, personal data driven R&D and secondary monetization sources.

The combination of Verizon brand, network assets, consumer and enterprise customers, place Verizon is in a unique position to be the trusted broker of digital identity data between its consumer and enterprise customers. However this doesn't mean we develop the solutions ourselves. We need to bring together and integrate the external innovations.

If Verizon is to participate in the digital identity asset class Verizon must invest in an identity platform and engage in a new trusted relationship with its consumers and enterprise customers.

 

Speaker Bio  Ash Evans, Dir of Corporate Strategy, Verizon

Ash has more than a 15 years experience in digital identity and access management services and has held senior level management roles at Verizon and SAIC.  Ash works across the Verizon companies and associated verticals (enterprise, medical, automotive, etc..) to unify identity management services and plan for the next generation of access management technologies.

 

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