Dr. Riccardo Mariani

VP Industry Safety NVIDIA

Riccardo Mariani is VP Industry Safety at NVIDIA. Before, he was an Intel Fellow and the chief functional safety technologist in the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation. Based in Pisa, Italy, he wass responsible for defining strategies, roadmaps and technologies for Internet of Things applications that require functional safety and high performance, including transportation and industrial systems. He was also the functional safety global domain lead for Intel’s CISA Architecture Working Model Initiative. Mariani joined Intel in 2016 with the acquisition of Yogitech S.p.A., a leading provider of functional safety technologies. As Yogitech’s chief technology officer and co-founder, he invented the company’s flagship faultRobust technology and related products. Mariani led Yogitech to pioneer the certification of semiconductor intellectual property for the highest level of safety integrity, and to introduce electronic design automation tools specific to functional safety, known as the Design-for-Safety paradigm. Before founding Yogitech in 2000, Mariani was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica S.p.A. His responsibilities in that position included leading high-reliability topics in projects with the CERN research center in Geneva. A recognized expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability, Mariani regularly contributes to industry standards efforts, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors. He also speaks frequently at industry conferences, lectures at universities and coordinates functional safety topics for projects funded by Italy and the European Union. Mariani has co-authored a book and authored or co-authored more than 70 papers related to functional safety, high-reliability circuits, design for testability, advanced design techniques and asynchronous circuits. He holds multiple patents in the field of functional safety, with additional patents pending. Mariani earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics, both from the University of Pisa in Italy. He has won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements.

Focus Day & Pre-opening

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

10:30 AM Challenges in AI/ML for safety critical systems

AI/ML/DL is used with various critical roles in autonomous vehicles. As a consequence, Functional safety as also safety of the intended functionality need to be carefully considered. The talk will provide examples on the related challenges, at HW, SW and algorithm levels, and from specification, design, verification and validation point of views. It will be highlighted what is currently covered by existing (ISO 26262) or upcoming (ISO 21448, UL4600) standards and which gaps are still to be fully understood. The talk will also give an overview of ongoing and future initiatives on safety critical AI.

Conference Day One

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

8:40 AM Welcome Panel Discussion – Part 1 | Settling in with the 2nd ISO 26262 edition and preparation for the 3rd

• First thoughts and feedback on real life implementation from International WG members
• Introduction of the timeline for the 3rd edition and when to expect the next ISO meetings
• What should new interested parties know for getting involved
• Setting up the conference expectations and key areas to be addressed 

9:10 AM Welcome Panel Discussion – Part 2 | Assumptions vs expectations: How to address complexity in electronic product development

• During this second part of the panel discussion, we welcome on the stage representatives from Tier 1s and OEMs for addressing concerns in product complexity and traceability.
• An opportunity for car maker representatives to discuss challenges they currently face with electronic suppliers.
• Safety mechanisms vs product availability: Is there such thing as too much safety? What are the expectations of car makers on system availability for highly automated features 

Conference Day Two

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Riccardo .

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