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Keynote Speakers

Dipti Vachani

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Line of Business
Arm Limited

Keynote Presentation

"Software Defined Vehicles and Their Impact on The Future of Mobility"

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Riverview Ballroom


Dipti leads the organization responsible for delivering Arm-based solutions driving new opportunities in automotive. Previously, Dipti served as Vice President and General Manager of the Product Management and Customer Enablement division in the IoT Group at Intel. At Texas Instruments, Dipti held several leadership positions and led the creation of the company's Sitara brand of Arm MPUs. Dipti is on the Women's Leadership Council for the Global Semiconductor Association. She holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M, an Executive MBA degree from the University of Texas, and is a graduate of the Executive Education programs at Stanford, Harvard, and Cambridge business schools.

Dr. Kelly Senecal

Co-Founder and Owner
Convergent Science

Keynote Presentation

"In Pursuit of Zero"

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Riverview Ballroom


Dr. Kelly Senecal is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford and a co-founder and director of the Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3). Kelly is a Fellow of SAE and ASME. Kelly has long been an advocate of creating cleaner propulsion systems, with particular focus on CFD and HPC to enable faster design. Starting with his TEDx talk in late 2016, he has been promoting a diverse mix of transportation technologies through invited talks, articles, and social media. Kelly is co-author of the new book “Racing toward zero: the untold story of driving green,” available from SAE.

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