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Online Panel: Interesting IoT Technologies for the Future


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11/17/21 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

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Online Panel Series

Title: Online Panel: Interesting IoT Technologies for the Future

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: Skyworks Solutions, Renesas Electronics America, Richardson RFPD and Sierra Wireless

This panel will explore some of the interesting IoT technologies being enabled by 5G and low power networks such as agriculture applications, drone and autonomous systems, autonomous vehicles, medical applications, security/safety and more. New developments in component design and test for low power operation will be covered.

Moderator: Gary Lerude, Editor, Microwave Journal
Panelist: Sri Sridharan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Panelist: Jay Johnson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America
Panelist: David Beck, IoT Strategic Marketing Director, Richardson RFPD
Panelist: Olivier Pauzet, VP of Product & IoT Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Panel Participant Bios:

Moderator – Microwave Journal

Gary Lerude, Editor

Gary Lerude serves as the editor of Microwave Journal after spending most of his career in the RF semiconductor industry. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. He's most proud of his role as a “midwife” aiding the birth of GaAs MMICs and their adoption by defense and commercial markets. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Sri Sridharan, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Sri Sridharan is a senior product marketing manager for IoT at Skyworks Solutions, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for developing several IoT market segments and defining innovative RF front-end solutions based on leading wireless connectivity technologies. A published author and award-winning product definer, he has held various roles from systems and applications engineering to product marketing spanning a 20-year career at Skyworks, IBM, pSemi, and MTI.

Sri has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at San Diego, and a Certificate of Marketing from the University of California at Irvine.

Renesas Electronics America

Jay Johnson, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Jay Johnson is currently the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Renesas Wireless MCU products within the IOT Business Division. His career in the semiconductor industry spans over 40 years in sales, Business Development and Product Marketing leadership at numerous companies including Intel, AMD, ST Micro and Texas Instruments. His work launching companies into the embedded Arm® microcontroller market with VLSI Technology, Sharp Micro, Cirrus Logic and Atmel is recognized throughout the electronics industry. Jay’s current emphasis is on enabling new markets with wireless SOCs for IoT, Medical, Home Appliance, Building Automation, Industrial and Metering market segments. In addition, he has led the company’s expansion with Ecosystem partnerships solutions with MCUs, cellular and Bluetooth® technology. He holds a BS EET degree from Kansas State University and an MBA and lives in Silicon Valley with his wife Gail, 3 (of their 6!) children and 2 granddaughters.

Richardson RFPD

David Beck, IoT Strategic Marketing Director

David Beck is the IoT Strategic Marketing Director at Richardson RFPD where he is responsible for Richardson RFPD’s IoT product and solution offering.

David has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry, with a focus on IoT and wireless connectivity. Prior to joining Richardson RFPD, he was Vice President of Marketing at Symmetry Electronics and held various engineering roles at National Instruments, Raytheon, and Texas Instruments. David holds a BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Sierra Wireless

Olivier Pauzet, VP of Product & IoT Solutions

As VP of Product & IoT Solutions at Sierra Wireless, Olivier Pauzet is responsible for Sierra Wireless’s IoT Solutions device and cloud portfolio.

Olivier has more than 20 years of experience in building and growing businesses globally in the IoT industry. He has led multiple senior management positions at Sierra Wireless in marketing, market strategy and business development. Prior to these roles, Olivier was managing sales, businesses, and strategic programs in Asia Pacific for almost a decade at Wavecom. Olivier started his career at Airbus in North America.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master in Electrical Engineering from CentraleSupelec.