Disruptive technologies and trends are affecting the embedded market and providing device manufacturers in the industrial sector with a significant opportunity to improve both their devices and their businesses. Taking advantage of technical and industry trends in multi-core processors and virtualization represent a significant opportunity for competitive advantage. Please join us in this panel discussion moderated by Richard Nass, Director of Media/Content for TechInsights, where some of the areas to be discussed are:

  • What is driving the trend in multi-core and virtualization?
  • How to reduce costs through hardware consolidation?
  • What are some ways of improving device performance?
  • How to upgrade applications more cost effectively throughout the product lifecycle

Richard Nass
Director of Media/Content

Rich's key responsibilities include setting the content direction for all properties within TechInsights. This includes EE Times, EETimes.com, Embedded Systems Design magazine, Embedded.com, the global Embedded Systems Conferences, and all custom events. Rich also handles the editorial for EE Times Europe and Embedded Systems Design Europe. He's been in the Electronics OEM industry for over 20 years. Before taking on the top editorial role for TechInsights, Rich oversaw the Embedded and Custom groups, and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering Web sites. Prior to that, he spent six years as the Editor-in-Chief of Portable Design magazine, where he drove the editorial to new heights while launching a magazine and technical conference in China. Preceding that, Rich was a Technology Editor with Electronic Design magazine. He holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Jens Wiegand
General Manager, Industrial and Medical
Wind River

Jens Wiegand is general manager for Wind River's Industrial and Medical market segments. Jens brings over two decades of high-tech industry expertise in automation, embedded computing, and defense sectors. He has held various positions in development, advanced technology and strategic marketing. Jens earned an Electronic and Data Communications degree from the Advanced Technical College of Munich.

Mark Chambers
Software Product Marketing Manager

Mark Chambers has over 15 years of experience in the embedded and real-time software industry as both a software developer as well as a product marketing manager. At Intel, Mark Chambers is currently responsible for software product marketing for Intel's Industrial segment. Prior to Intel, Mark held software development positions at Level One Communications and United Defense. Mark holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.