DVCon events stick with virtual format and add speakers

By Chris Edwards |  No Comments  |  Posted: October 13, 2021
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The 2022 Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition United States (DVCon US) has opted to stick with a virtual platform for its event to be held in the spring and the organisers of the European event, which takes place later this month, have said it will use a more sophisticated version of the virtual 3D space debuted last year.

DVCon Europe, also sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, has lined up two additional keynote speakers in a program that runs on 26th and 27th October, followed by the SystemC Evolution Day on 28th. All presenters at the conference will be available in the virtual space after their papers, panels or plenaries. Avatars will be more sophisticated. For example, with some of the pre-built avatars it is now possible for attendees to choose to ’share’ their cameras, allowing the attendee’s ‘live’ face to appear as part of their avatar.

The two new keynotes are from Dr Petra Färm, product thinker and talk show host at Tolpagorni Product Management, who will present “Speed Layers: managing the exponential change of technology”, and Andreas Riexinger, automated-driving product manager at Robert Bosch GmbH, with a presentation entitled “The mobility of the future is software defined – can open technologies help?”

These two speakers join previously announced keynotes from Rashid Attar of Qualcomm Technologies and Elektrobit India’s Satish Sundaresan.

DVCon US 2022 will be held February 28th to March 3rd, 2022 also as an online event. “Due to the uncertainty of how COVID will continue to impact our ability to travel and gather in person in the coming months, we’ve made the decision to make our 2022 conference a virtual event,” said Vanessa Cooper, DVCon US 2022 general chair. “It’s important that our exceptional technical material is accessible by all who would like to attend DVCon.

“With the knowledge our team has gained planning and executing virtual DVCons in both Europe and the U.S., we’ve learned a lot more throughout the year. Improvements have been made to the platform, there will be more networking opportunities and easier connection with exhibitors.”

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