Dr. Burkhard Huhnke, Event Emcee
Vice President, Automotive Business Development, Synopsys
Burkhard Huhnke recently joined Synopsys from Volkswagen Group, where he was the Senior VP of Product Innovation and E-Mobility for North America. He held several senior management positions at Volkswagen, including Member of the Board for product engineering at Volkswagen’s factory in Tennessee, General Manager for Electronics Integration in Germany, and Executive Director of R&D in Palo Alto. His experience includes e-mobility/mobility services, electronic integration from hardware in the loop to vehicle road tests, Darpa Grand Challenge, and NVIDIA/Google Earth integration for the Audi A8.
Dr. Huhnke holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany.
Distinguished Engineer, NVIDIA
Jonathan E. Colburn is currently a Distinguished Engineer at NVIDIA working on DFT methodology and test quality for a variety of products. He is an expert user of Synopsys’ TetraMAX ATPG solution, having used it for more than 15 years. Prior to joining NVIDIA, he worked at HPL on tools for yield analysis and prediction. He was a member of the program committee for VTS 2018, and the technical committee for this year’s Silicon Valley SNUG. He has also served as a member of the IEEE 1149.10-2017 and P1838 standards working groups. Mr. Colburn holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Dr. Akio Hirata
Chief Engineer, Panasonic
Akio Hirata is currently a chief engineer at Panasonic Industrial Systems and Technologies. He is a project leader for developing Panasonic’s complete design environment that is suitable for ISO 26262. Prior to joining Panasonic, Dr. Hirata earned a Doctor of Engineering degree from Kyoto University in Japan.