ABOUT THE EVENT
The value chain for chip design and production is undergoing a transformation with new expectations for value delivery and a greater focus on differentiation. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing chip design requirements, and companies must keep up with the latest developments to stay ahead of the competition. New use cases are emerging that demand innovative solutions from the chip industry.
We explored the challenges and opportunities with industry experts and thought leaders and provided insights and strategies for success in this dynamic landscape.
On June 8 2023, Applied Materials Greece presented
Atoms to Algos : Driving Chip Innovation across the Value Chain
The Atoms to Algos speaker series brings together industry experts, researchers, and innovators to discuss the latest developments in the field of broad chip innovation and explore ways to drive growth and collaboration across the value chain.
The participants had the chance to hear how the industry is responding to these changes and discuss strategies for driving chip innovation across the value chain.
Atoms to Algos was hosted by Think Silicon, an Applied Materials company based in Greece. Think Silicon is a leading ultra-low-power GPU IP provider for embedded systems.
The date of the next event will be announced soon!
|Atoms to Algos II: Chips, Chiplets and the Future of Semiconductor Industry, Kostas Mallios (Applied Materials)||
Atoms to Algos II: Moore's Law is Dead, New Opportunities and Challenges, Chronis Xekalakis (NVIDIA)
|Atoms to Algos II: Building the Foundation for the Next Wave of Innovation, Dino Bekis (Qualcomm)||
Atoms to Algos II: Astypalea project, Thanasis Konistis (VW)
|Atoms To Algos II: Panel discussion - Driving Chip Innovation Across the Value Chain||
Atoms To Algos II: Panel discussion - The Future of Tech in Greece
For additional information, please contact Georgia_Protogerou@amat.com
Corporate Vice President & General Manager
Kostas Mallios is Corporate Vice President for Applied AI at Applied Materials, Inc. He is responsible for accelerating the implementation of Applied’s strategy to pursue new opportunities in the $10T AI market inflection.
Kostas brings broad business and technical knowledge spanning a number of technology sectors. He spent much of his career at Microsoft, as General Manager. In Microsoft’s Product and M&A groups, he led product development, growth strategies including deal execution and integration for multibillion dollar acquisitions. Kostas also served as Vice President of R&D at Intellectual Ventures, a $9B invention capital fund. In the last ten years he has led several companies to record breaking exits and served on multiple company Boards leading growth and transformation.
Kostas co-founded PJ Tech Catalyst VC fund with Piraeus Bank and the EIF and has independently led several private equity deals in the US, Europe and Greece.
Kostas has an MBA in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Marketing Management from Siena College.
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect
Polychronis Xekalakis is currently the Chief Architect for NVIDIA's custom cores, where he drives the development of NVIDIA's next generation CPUs. Prior to this, he has been a principal architect for various CPU cores at both NVIDIA and Intel. Polychronis holds a Dipl. of Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh. He has 11 granted patents and has published extensively in the fields of CPU and GPU architecture and micro-architecture.
VP & GM, Wearables & Mixed Signal Solutions Business Unit
Dino Bekis is the vice president and general manager of the wearables and mixed signals solutions business unit for Qualcomm Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for leading two critical expansion platforms for Hearables/Shareables and Smart Watch/Wearables, the broad portfolio of power management solutions, and our security product offerings. Bekis started his career as an engineer, and for more than 25 years, has helped define new technologies, create new businesses, and drive the expansion and scaling of existing product lines.
As a senior leader and technologist, he delivers on and executes business strategies to develop new wireless connectivity technologies and turn these core investments into long-term sustainable franchises that drive industry innovation. Under Bekis’ leadership, his team drove increases in revenue and helped capture leading share in mobile customer’s Wi-Fi platforms, built an industry-leading client portfolio and roadmap and partnered with teams to drive new platform solutions. These and other investments have positioned the company as the frontrunner as wireless connectivity has become ubiquitous.
Prior to this role, Bekis was the vice president of Marketing for the IP Group at Cadence Design Systems, where he was responsible for product marketing, business development and operations for Cadence’s entire commercial IP product portfolio.
Before joining Cadence, Bekis worked almost 10 years at Broadcom Corporation in a series of progressively senior management roles including vice president for the Wireless Connectivity division, leading the largest line of business representing 25% of company revenue. In this role he spearheaded Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC/eSE, 60GHz and a variety of ASIC solutions for the mobile market. Through his efforts, the company launched several new technologies and businesses that enabled the group to take the lead in driving corporate growth.
Throughout his years of enterprise, networking, and consumer market experience, Bekis has shown agility in taking a combination of new markets and new technologies and turning them into high-velocity businesses at Broadcom and in prior roles at PMC-Sierra, Inc. and IBM Corporation. At the forefront of several commercial technology introductions in the mobile space and prior to that advanced metro-optical architectures for network operators, Bekis was also a critical part of the small core leadership team that led the IBM Microelectronics Division (now part of Global Foundries) to become one of the largest merchant semiconductor players.
Bekis holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, Bekis holds a Master of Business Administration from Marist College.
Associate Partner, Software & Automotive sector at
Julia Werra is an Associate Partner out of McKinsey’s Berlin office. Julia serves the automotive supply chain on semiconductors – from shortage, to supply chain management as well as shaping the next-generation automotive semiconductor roadmap.
Julia is the author of the article “Semiconductor shortage: How the automotive industry can succeed”.
Director of After Sales & New Business Development at
Thanasis Konistis, an executive with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive market, is Director of After Sales & New Business Development at Kosmocar SA, a leading Automotive Importer Group in Greece which represents the brands Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini & Ducati of the Volkswagen Group. Kosmocar, through its automotive brands portfolio and its new e-bikes operation under Kosmoride brand, is setting e-mobility at the forefront of its future development, through the launch of a new generation of electric vehicles & mobility services.
Product Development Director
Think Silicon, An Applied Materials company
Iakovos has over 20 years of experience in the Computer Graphics and Semiconductor industry. As CTO of Think Silicon, he builds multidisciplinary teams codesigning HW and SW that deliver Ultra Low power Graphics Processors to market. He has a strong technology track record in bringing new technology innovation from concept to implementation and subsequently to commercial products. He has worked for Advanced Rendering Technology in the UK and USA, where he co-engineered the first Ray Tracing Graphics Engine chip and in Greece where he successfully led teams of engineers in Atmel's Multimedia and Communication Business Unit to the tape out of numerous devices that reached mass production in the multimedia and wireless markets. He has a D.Phil from the Centre for VLSI and Computer Graphics of the University of Sussex, UK and is a member of IEEE since 1996.
Panagiotis holds a degree in Financial and Banking Management from the University of Piraeus. During his studies he worked in the International Fund of Investment Funds Group in Greece and was the Head of Corporate Partnerships at AIESEC in Greece, the largest student organization in the world.
Panagiotis joined Endeavor in 2012 and until 2018 he worked on the development of the network, overseeing the process of selecting prospective entrepreneurs and managing a portfolio of 14 major entrepreneurs in Greece, owners of successful companies such as Workable, FrezyDerm, Ergon, Konva, Christodoulou Brothers, Metamaterial Inc and others. Panagiotis was also the Head of the Global F&B Community, a community of 80 Endeavor entrepreneurs with a high impact from 30 countries working in the F&B industry. Through the association and cooperation of all entrepreneurs, he organized F&B initiatives and events around the world to help the community develop its entrepreneurial actions and skills. Since 2018 is the Managing Director of Endeavor Greece.
Prior to becoming MD, Panagiotis led the creation of first ever global community of entrepreneurs in Endeavor. Responsible for the content, group activities, mentoring opportunities and synergies of a community of 80 Endeavor Entrepreneurs/Founders that work in the Food & Beverage sector. These entrepreneurs are leading high-growth companies in 30 countries, from CPGs in US to large scale food service chains in Brazil and Indonesia.
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For additional information, please contact Georgia_Protogerou@amat.com