SEMICON West 2015


The Internet of Things and the Next Fifty Years of Moore’s Law


Doug Davis
Senior Vice President
General Manager,Internet of Things Group


On the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, we are poised to see the next stage what has arguably been the most consequential prediction of modern technology.  In 1965, Gordon Moore understood that the integrated circuit would usher in the era of modern computing.  Today we are seeing the Internet of Things not only expand the possibilities of computing, but fundamentally redefine it.


Much has already been written about how the Internet of Things will fuel a new economy of connected devices, analytics, and automation.  But Intel’s Doug Davis, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Internet of Things Solution Group, believes the consequences are game-changing for almost every part of the economy.  “The Internet of Things has the capacity to solve the greatest social and business challenges of our time,” says Davis.  “This is far bigger than making a dumb device smart.”


Davis has been instrumental in driving Intel’s success in the embedded processors over the past 20 years. Today he leads a worldwide organization responsible for applying Intel Architecture to a broad spectrum of market segments, including industrial automation, retail, aerospace, automotive, and other intelligent systems applications.


In his talk, Davis will argue that the ability to create smart buildings, connected machinery, or even intelligent cars is only part of what we should expect from the Internet of Things.  Because of the enormous amount of real-time, actual information we can produce, it is reasonable to start thinking about how smart and connected systems can tackle the management of booming urban centers, address the needs of millions of baby boomers with aging parents, or create agricultural systems that feed the world’s escalating population.  


At Semicon, Davis will address all of these challenges and more in his keynote, sketching out what we can expect from the next 50 years of computing.   He will also describe how the most innovative organizations will be able to become leaders in putting the power of this technology to work.

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