Mr. Patrick Soheili

Mr. Soheili
has over 20 years of increasing success at industry leading companies. He is currently President and CEO of Cradle Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company developing the industry’s first commercially viable Multi-core DSP (MDSP) for next-generation multimedia applications.

He brings extensive sales and marketing experience in driving explosive revenue growth coupled with valuable startup experience from both the entrepreneur and investor perspective. Most recently he was president and CEO of Softcoin, a marketing platform technology and applications start-up. Mr. Soheili was also one of the founding partners of Barrington Partners, a technology focused Venture Capital firm from 1998 to 2001. As one of four founding General Partners, Barrington funded 14 technology start-ups. Prior to Barrington, he was Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Invox Technology.

Mr. Soheili was a senior executive with Altera Corporation during their meteoric rise from 1989 to 1997 principally as Director of Sales for the Western Region. He was instrumental in growing Altera from a small unknown company to a recognized industry giant.

While at Advanced Micro Devices from 1986 to 1989, Mr. Soheili ran marketing for AMD’s I/O products group, growing the business 300% over this period by securing major wins at Sony, IBM, HP, Maxtor, and Apple. From 1982 to 1986 he was a product specialist with TRW Electronics Components Group representing the LSI Products Division in Northern California.

Mr. Soheili completed his Bachelors, Mathematics (Physics) from University of California, Santa Barbara (and Bristol, UK), and holds an MBA from Purdue University.

  Dr. U. B. Desai
    Dr. Desai is associated with Sigpro Systems Pvt Ltd as The Chief Mentor and Advisor.

Dr. Desai Professor at EE Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, with 27+ years of experience in teaching and industrial consulting in Advanced Signal Processing, Wireless Communication and Computer Vision.

Here is a brief overview of Awards, Honors and Affiliations of Dr. Desai:

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • INSA Fellow (Indian National Science Academy)
  • Fellow, INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering)
  • Fellow, IETE (Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers)
  • Member Technical Advisory Board, Microsoft Research Lab., India
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (Jan 2000- Dec.2001) General Co-Chair for the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Jan. 1998.

  • International Liaison for Asia Pacific, and Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for Video Processing for International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2002.
  • Area Chair (Innovative Applications for the Developing World) for Asian Applied Computing Conference, October 2004, Nepal.
  • Associate TPC Vice Chair (PHY/MAC) for IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference  (WCNC) 2005.
  • Vice-President Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Director on the Board of Indian American Education Foundation 
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE Bombay Section, 2005
  • Member of DSP Technical Committee for IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Sciences, CSIR, New Delhi, India.
  • Member, Editorial Board of European Association of Signal Processing - Signal Processing Journal EURASI-SP
[See the http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~ubdesai for a detailed profile of Dr. Desai.]
  Mr. Pravin Desale

Mr. Pravin brings 15 years of experience in ASIC design, Verification and product development. Mr. Pravin is currently a Country Manager and Director of Engineering at Metta Technology where he is responsible for the overall management for ASIC product lines. Prior to Metta, Mr. Pravin worked at Crimson Microsystems managing a design team to develop Telecom Access SOC Platform. Prior to Crimson, he worked at Parama Networks (founding team), which was acquired by Bay Microsystems. At Parama, Mr. Pravin was a key member of development of the world's first ADM-on-a-chip platform as well as product management functions. Prior to Parama, Mr. Pravin held ASIC management positions at EWD where he helped setup the VLSI infrastructure and yield improvements towards production of data communications SOCs. Prior to EWD, he worked at Mediamatics (founding team), which was acquired by National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM), where he was responsible for designing video decode, audio presentation engines and product engineering of complex multimedia SOCs. Pravin holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from College of Engineering, Pune, India.

  Dr. Vladimir Mesarovic
Dr. Vladimir Mesarovic is DSP Program Manager with 12+ years of experience in companies such as Cirrus Logic and Connexant.

He has many publications in the areas of signal and image processing.

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