Robert Owen – Principal Consultant
Robert Owen created and directed three of the world’s leading industry to university programs: for Texas Instruments, Imagination Technologies, and RS Components. In parallel, he created and ran a successful media business. In 2019 he returned to Imagination to revive and reposition the Imagination University Programme (“IUP”), focused on the “silicon engines” of GPUs (Graphics Processors), NNAs (Neural Network Accelerators), and a RISC-V-based family of CPUs. The application of these engines is driving urgent need for new education materials which provide hands-on learning using industrially-proven technologies. These materials enable teachers of the next generation of engineers and programmers, to understand how to solve real-world problems with these exciting technologies. Now in his 29th year in the field of Industry-to-Academia collaboration, Robert has unique insight into this market, and a formidable global network of relationships.
Rupert Baines – CMO of Codasip
Rupert is a seasoned start-up entrepreneur and CEO. He has founded a number of technology companies and had three successful exits. He is now CMO of Codasip, developing RISC-V processors. He was CEO of UltraSoc (sold to Siemens – a deal done over lockdown!), and before that was CMO at Picochip (now part of Intel).
Helen Duncan – Marketing Consultant
Helen Duncan is a marketing consultant, writing and advising on the RF, wireless and semiconductor industries. After an early career as a microwave design engineer, she was marketing manager for two global semiconductor manufacturers, then editor of Microwave Engineering Europe. She has a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and member of the IET, IEEE and CIPR.