Keynote: Invited Talk: Collaboration and adoption Accelerate with RISC-V International with Live Q&A

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Calista Redmond, RISC-V International, US


RISC-V is gaining momentum within industries, across domains, and around the globe. Calista will detail the growth drivers that compel collaboration and adoption, the industries gaining traction, and the outlook on the bright future of RISC-V as an open ISA of choice for existing and new workloads.


Calista Redmond, RISC-V International, USCalista Redmond is the CEO of RISC-V International with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond RISC-V International. Prior to RISC-V International, Calista held a variety of roles at IBM, including Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem where she led strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas included execution of commercialization strategies, technical and business support for partners, and matchmaker to opportunities across the IBM Z and LinuxOne community. Calista’s background includes building and leading strategic business models within IBM’s Systems Group through open source initiatives including OpenPOWER, OpenDaylight, and Open Mainframe Project. While at IBM, she also drove numerous acquisition and divestiture missions, and several strategic alliances. Prior to IBM, she was an entrepreneur in four successful start-ups in the IT industry. Calista holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.