Executive Perspective Presentation: This Changes Everything — Why Computer Vision Will Be Everywhere

Tuesday, May 2, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Summit Track: 
Business Insights

Computer vision, or teaching machines to see, will be revolutionary – it will change everything. Beyond the obvious markets where it is having an immediate impact, such as automotive and security, computer vision provides opportunities to improve the functionality of many classes of devices in numerous other markets such as smart buildings and smart cities – and to create completely new applications, products and services.

For example, today there are awkward communication barriers between the digital world and the real world where we humans live.  Along with speech recognition, speech synthesis and new imaging technologies, computer vision will knock down those barriers completely.  Removal of the current barriers between the digital and real worlds will enable unprecedented ease-of-use for powerful devices and enable new ways of using technology.

This talk will give a personal perspective on the impact of computer vision in diverse markets – from IoT and wearables, through mobile and automotive, right up to data centers – revealing some of the new business models being enabled along the way.


Tim Ramsdale

General Manager, Imaging and Vision Group, ARM

Tim Ramsdale is the General Manager for the Imaging and Vision Group within ARM. He has worked in imaging, vision and multimedia since 2001, when he was part of the founding team of Alphamosaic in the UK. Since then he has led global IP development within Broadcom, leading the cellular SOC team, before moving to ARM to lead the Engineering team in the Media Processing Group.  Now, as General Manager of the Imaging and Vision Group, formed from the acquisition of Apical, his most recent interest is teaching computers to see.

Based in Cambridge, but working from Loughborough, Tim holds 11 patents in the fields of processor design, multimedia and IC design. He has an MBA from London Business School, University of London and a MEng from Imperial College, London.

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