Since joining Arm as one of its first employees, Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive compute technology the world has ever seen.
Simon led the development of early ground-breaking Arm processors – the Arm7 and Arm9 – powering the world’s first digital mobile phones. He played a key role in developing industry standards, and his engineering work led to him being granted several embedded-systems patents. He became vice president of engineering in 2001, and before being named as Arm CEO in July 2013, he held several other strategy positions including global head of sales. He was personally responsible for expanding the company’s U.S. business and strengthening its leadership and relationships in California’s Silicon Valley, where he still lives with his family.
Simon helped steer the company through the 2016 acquisition by SoftBank, and, in June 2017, was elected to serve on the SoftBank board. He also sits on the boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), TechWorks and is a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Simon earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex and an MSc in computer science from the University of Manchester. In recognition of his extraordinary lifetime accomplishments and his impact to the global tech industry, Simon was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex.
ST Liew is Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Qualcomm’s business in Taiwan and South East Asia. In this role, Liew is responsible for leading all business and operations functions for Qualcomm in these regions. Prior to this, Liew served as Vice President and President of Qualcomm Taiwan. Liew has more than 30 years of experience leading business and engineering teams in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, Liew was President of Acer Smart Product Business Group and Co-President of Acer’s BYOC New Business Group, which focused on smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. Under his leadership, smartphone and tablet volumes grew several folds. Prior to that, Liew was the Associate Vice President of Acer’s EMEA Smartphone Business Unit.
Before joining Acer, Liew worked at Motorola where he held several business and technical roles, including leading Motorola’s design centers as well as in product management, product development, manufacturing and test engineering. Liew spent many years in Motorola responsible for a variety of R&D projects ranging from walkie-talkie, pagers and cellular products in markets throughout the world.
Liew received his MBA from the National University of Singapore, and holds a BSc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.
Jim believes that knowledge can be transformed into value. He founded ADLINK Technology Inc. in 1995, and has since then led the company to grow continuously, providing solutions to drive data-to-decision applications across industries. As the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ADLINK, Jim is dedicated to lead the company to offer a variety of building blocks and both generic and market-specific Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms to serve the measurement, automation, infotainment, healthcare, transportation, communications, and defense/government verticals. With Jim’s leadership the company has demonstrated successful business growth strategies with an average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%, far surpassing that of its larger, more established competitors, and has achieved many industry firsts as well as continued to expand recognition of its business acumen and high quality solutions. Headquartered in Taipei Taiwan, ADLINK is a global company with a local touch, and will continue to grow with customers and expand the partner ecosystem for years to come.