Getting Hacked Via Your Fridge or, the IoT Security Imperative

CIE-SF (CHINESE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS) and CINA (Chinese Information and Networking
Association) will co-host this Seminar featuring IoT Security.  All CIE-SF and CINA 
members and non-members are cordially invited to attend this very informative seminar.
“Getting Hacked Via Your Fridge or, the IoT Security Imperative”
Amit Rohatgi
President and CEO, prpl Foundation
Sep. 04, 2014 (Thur.) 7:00 - 8:30 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134. (Free parking)
Free admission for CIE-SF or CINA members, $5 for non-members
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We've all heard the continuing news about or been victims of hacked passwords, data breaches, identity theft and lost privacy, because our heavy reliance on Internet connectivity. Our digital world necessitates ever improving security. But now we're on the cusp of a major revolution where our appliances, cars, clothes and the very fabric of our lives (no pun intended) are also connected. Software and silicon designers must take active design measures for ensuring user data. In this talk, Amit Rohatgi, president of the prpl Foundation, will outline the market and technical challenges as well as the essential measures in the design phase for securing our ever-more-connected digital world. He will also discuss why open-source is appropriately suited for addressing theses challenge and how the prpl Foundation is tackling this from the ground-up.

Speaker Bio:
Amit Rohatgi founded the prpl Foundation in May 2014 while at Imagination Technologies, where he was responsible for creating and driving strategic marketing vision and strategy encompassing all key vertical markets including mobile, digital home, networking and storage, as well as IoT. At Imagination, he was also responsible for setting direction in terms of key mobile partners and ecosystem including strategic OEMs and carrier relationships. Mr. Rohatgi was instrumental in Google’s adoption of the MIPS architecture for Android and Android Wear. He was also responsible for forging an 11-year relationship with Oracle to push Java optimization for MIPS32 and MIPS64.
prpl Foundation was created to push innovation in the IoT, big data, and  analytics space, focusing on the code portability and virtualization. Imagination, Qualcomm, Broadcom, PMC, Cavium, Lantiq, Ikanos, Ingenic, Ineda and Nevales Networks are members in prpl.  
Prior to creating prpl, Mr. Rohatgi joined Imagination in 2013 when the company acquired MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of CPU IP. At MIPS, Mr. Rohatgi was Vice President of Mobile Solutions, and was instrumental in the company’s partnership with Google that led to the adoption of the MIPS architecture in Android.
Prior to joining MIPS in 2011, Amit spent 12 years as Senior Staff Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm Inc., a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. Mr. Rohatgi has deep engineering expertise spanning a diverse background in multimedia and physical layer embedded systems, modem design, mobile chip architecture, DSP firmware and security architectures. He has filed numerous patents in video compression.
Mr. Rohatgi holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, with a focus in information theory and digital signal processing.

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