Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience and 15 years of Internet of Things experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He leads the group focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers.
Robert Blum is Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Intel’s Silicon Photonics Product Division. Prior to joining Intel, Robert was Director of Strategic Marketing at Oclaro Inc., and held various Director of Product Management and Marketing roles for Oclaro’s telecommunications products and consumer laser portfolio. Before joining Oclaro, Robert was Product Line Manager for optical transmission components at JDS Uniphase Corporation and held various engineering and marketing management roles at Gemfire Corporation, all in California.
Rich Wise leads patterning technology development for the Lam Research Corporation. Prior to joining Lam Research in 2014, he led patterning and plasma etch development for the IBM corporation microelectronics division. Dr. Wise has published numerous technical articles and holds over 90 patents in the field of plasma processing, patterning, and advanced semiconductor technology. He serves on the executive committee and as conference co-chair for the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference.