Literally everyone in the electronics industry is aware of IEEE. Though may not have been deeply involved, for sure every electrical, electronics engineer’s professional life has been touched by IEEE. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. As many would know, Karen  Bartleson is becoming president of IEEE in 2017 and she is the IEEE president-elect in 2016! We at VerifNews are thrilled to bring her views on DVCon India to our readers.

DVCon India is barely 18 days away. Lot of international delegates are expected to be part of this mega event at Bangalore. We at VerifNews have been passionately running a countdown in 2015 and 2016 to DVCon India. The countdown series, a brain-child of Serial women entrepreneur Mrs. Ajeetha Kumari,  is intended to bring views from across the industry and academia on what they want to see at DVCon India and the industry outlook in general.


Counting Down To DVCon India

Below is what Karen Bartleson (KB) thinks about DVCon India 2016!

[VN] Can you share your experience with DVCon in general please?

[KB] As a distant Past General Chair, I’ve seen DVcon grow from a small, focused event to an international and renowned conference. It continues to bring strong technical content and valuable networking opportunities.

[VN] What would like to see/add to DVCon-India?

[KB] Continued strong technical content and valuable networking opportunities.

[VN] How do you find the Design-Verification community in India?

[KB] India has a vibrant high tech industry that continues to flourish.

[VN] What are your views on this year and next year growth about semiconductor industry? India in particular?

[KB] I am optimistic about the growth of the global semiconductor industry, including that in India.

 About the speaker:

Bartleson Karen IEEE

Karen Bartleson is honored to be the 2016 IEEE President-elect, 2017 IEEE President. She has 35 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, specifically in electronic design automation. Her last position was senior director of corporate programs and initiatives at Synopsys. Her responsibilities included technical standards development, software tool interoperability, software quality, relationships with universities and research institutions worldwide, compute platform product support, and customer engagement through social media.

Prior, she was CAD manager at UTMC (United Technologies Microelectronics Center), responsible for the design system to create high-reliability ASICs. Before, I worked at Texas Instruments as logic analysis manager, responsible for TI’s logic simulation.

On the IEEE Board of Directors, she chaired and led the development of the strategic plan for the IEEE Internet Initiative committee, to raise IEEE’s influence in the areas of Internet governance, security, and privacy policy development. She was also a member of the IEEE strategy committee, overseeing the role of IEEE in global public policy. As President of the IEEE Standards Association, she led a new strategic plan, furthered the OpenStand paradigm of market-driven standardization, and finalized IEEE’s membership in the Global Standards Collaboration.

Karen has published numerous articles about standards and universities. She is the author of “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards: Practical Insights for Creating Technical Standards”, [Synopsys Press, 2010] and the blog, “The Standards Game”. In 2003, she received the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award.
She earned a B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1980.