Executive Perspective Presentation: Leveraging Edge and Cloud for Visual Intelligence Solutions

Summit Track: 
Business Insights

For many computer vision systems, a critical decision is whether to implement vision processing at the edge or in the cloud. In a growing number of cases, designers are choosing to use both edge and cloud processing, which opens up the possibility of leveraging the strengths of both approaches. But determining the best mix of edge and cloud processing for an application can be challenging because the trade-offs are often complex and subtle, involving numerous factors such as latency, cost, bandwidth and power consumption. In this talk, we’ll explore the advantages of combining edge and cloud processing for visual intelligence, and outline ways that solution developers can optimize their applications for the right blend.

Speaker(s):

Salil Raje

Senior Vice President, Software and IP Products Group, Xilinx

Salil Raje is Senior Vice President of Software and IP Products Development. He leads a global team of about 1,000 engineers and oversees the strategy, design solutions, priorities and execution specific to the growth of Xilinx Software and IP. Raje led the introduction of the Vivado Design Suite in 2012 – a grass roots effort to modernize the design flow that resulted in Xilinx achieving design tools and IP leadership and improved customer productivity. He is also responsible for leading initiatives around Vivado HLx and SDx development environments that allow customers to adopt higher level abstraction flows and are instrumental in the company’s expansion efforts in the data center market, machine learning and vision-based applications.

Raje is a 13 year veteran of Xilinx. Prior to joining Xilinx, he was CTO, then CEO, of Hier Design Inc. which he co-founded in 2001. At Hier Design, he was responsible for introducing a hierarchical design and design planning tool, PlanAhead, to the FPGA design community. While CEO, he oversaw the acquisition of Hier Design by Xilinx Inc. in 2004. Prior to Hier Design, Raje was a Director at Monterey Design Systems responsible for placement and silicon virtual prototyping technology. He started his career at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York working in High Level Synthesis.

Raje holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Northwestern University. He holds eight patents in the areas of electronic design tools, ASIC and FPGA designs and has authored over 15 industry recognized research papers.

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