DAC 2015 SKY TALKS

DAC 2015, the 52nd Design Automation Conference, featured Sky Talks, which engaged participants in discussions of cutting-edge and current topics:

  • Women, leadership and technology, with Anita Borg Institute CEO Telle Whitney

  • Security challenges in the Internet of Things, with Charles Hudson, Comcast Cable's Executive Director of National Governance

  • Using Virtual Platforms for Continuous Integration, with Jakob Engblom, Product Line Manager at Wind River Systems

  • Trends in Functional Verification, with Harry D. Foster, Chief Scientist for Mentor Graphics' Design Verification Technology Division

  • IoT marketing and service opportunities, with Ali Sebt, President and CEO, Renesas Electronics America

  • The expanding role of electronics in automotive platforms, with Maik Herzog, Director of EDA, Automotive Division, Infineon Technologies AG

  • Increasing security requirements of FPGAs, with Sean Atsatt, Architect and CTO office member at Altera Inc.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.