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Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS) 2021 Announces Speaker Line-up for Virtual Conference

The Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS) today announced its first set of speakers for the inaugural virtual event, scheduled for June 17, 2021. Based on LDRA’s long-running annual conference, ESSS brings together embedded technology enthusiasts, industry thought leaders and regulators worldwide to share emerging trends, best practices, technical deep dive, and practical examples on empowering the development of safe and secure embedded systems.


In addition to Ian Hennell, Operations Director of LDRA, confirmed speakers and their presentations include:


Technical Panel : Next-gen Technologies: Safety and Security Implications


Dr Nigel Tracey, Vice President – RTA Solutions, ETAS, Germany
Suresh Kumar R, CTO CCS India & Digital Incubators, GE-Healthcare, India
Bill. St. Clair, Director – US Operations, LDRA, USA
Shinto Joseph, Director – South East Asia Operations, LDRA, India


Industrial Cybersecurity System (ICS) defenses what is next?


Felipe Sabino Costa, LATAM Industrial Cybersecurity (IACS) Expert, Brazil


MISRA C in the ISO 26262 Context


Andrew Banks, Chairman of the MISRA C Working Group, Technical Specialist, LDRA, UK


UNECE WP.29 Regulations for Automotive Security – A View from India


Khushwant Pawar, Head, Cybersecurity Solutions – Mobility, ETAS, India


Balancing the Load of a Safety Critical Multi Core System


Mohamed Zuhair, Electronics Engineer, TASKING, India


Challenges in Testing & Certification of AI-ML based systems in Aerospace


Shashi Kumar P, Principal Engineer – Certification, Honeywell Aerospace, India
Koilpillai George, Chief Engineers – Software, Honeywell Aerospace, India


Do All Your Build Tools Need To Be Qualified?


Chris Tapp, Chairman of the MISRA C++ Working Group, Technical Specialist, LDRA, UK


Hardware Enablers for Security in Industrial IoT


Mini TT, Principal Engineer, ABB, India


FACE Standard Verification and Validation for Safety Environments


Ehsan Salehi, Field Application Manager & FACE™ VA, LDRA, USA


System Safety Enhancement using Fault Tolerant Design


Manju Maheve, System Safety Engineer, Collins Aerospace, India
Priya Peter, System Safety and Reliability Engineer, Collins Aerospace, India


Verification Activities to be Considered for Achieving IEC 62304 Compliance


Anil Kumar N.G, Sr. Technical Manager, LDRA, India


“The deep-dive technical sessions from industry experts across the aerospace & defence, automotive, industrial, and medical domain offer an ideal mix of insights into the growing significance of implementing safe and secure practices and technologies in embedded systems,” Hennell said. “While we’ll miss being in-person this year, we expect even more within the embedded community will benefit from these valuable virtual sessions and the networking opportunities that everyone has grown to expect at ESSS.”


The virtual conference platform will offer industry-focused tracks and allow myriad networking opportunities for attendees and speakers with chat room features and live Q&As. For more information and to register for free, please visit