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Join us at Linaro Connect, where innovation meets collaboration!

Discover the future of ARM open-source software, network with industry leaders, engineers, and ARM software experts, and donā€™t forget the Linaro Connect hacking sessions.

Letā€™s connect, learn, and innovate together.

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Madrid, Spain

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John Thompson

Senior Director, Sof...
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John is Senior Director of Software and Ecosystems in the IoT Line of Business at Arm, where he is responsible for delivering an IoT software strategy and products to fulfil the requirements of a diverse range of solutions from computational storage to smart vision. Prior to this, John was responsible for IoT software standards including initiatives such as Arm SystemReady IR.


MAD24-200K2 Accelerating Edge AI Innovation



  • Wednesday, 15 May 09:20 - 09:40
  • Room: Keynote | Zaragoza III+IV

As the common denominator in IoT, Arm architecture is taking a leadership role in enabling a transformative journey towards edge computing and scaling the AI and ML edge opportunity. John explains Armā€™s plans to be at the forefront of growth in IoT as the edge AI ecosystem consolidates on Arm. With the recent launch of Ethos-U85, theĀ Ethos NPU family, sits alongside the highly successful HeliumĀ Cortex-M instruction set, delivering the highest performance and efficiency for ML workloads. John also explores how the Corstone reference design platform is enabling faster time to market for our most innovative partners and offers a holistic approach to differentiated IoT design, delivering rapid innovation to provide ever richer hardware diversity and optimal performance for the widest variety of edge use cases. Finally, addressing the challenges of deploying AI and ML across such device diversity, John presents some of the software solutions and common standards that are removing the friction from deployment, enabling the product lifecycle support for underpinning regulatory compliance alongside rapid growth.