Bill Dally — one of the world’s foremost computer scientists and head of NVIDIA’s research efforts — will deliver the keynote address during GTC China, the latest event in the world’s premier conference series focused on AI, deep learning and high performance computing.
Registration is not required to view the keynote, which will take place on Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Pacific time (Dec. 15, 10 a.m. China Standard time). GTC China is a free, online event, running Dec. 15-19.
Tens of thousands of attendees are expected to join the event, with thousands more tuning in to hear Dally speak on the latest innovations in AI, graphics, HPC, healthcare, edge computing and autonomous machines. He will also share new research in the areas of AI inference, silicon photonics, and GPU cluster acceleration.
In a career spanning nearly four decades, Dally has pioneered many of the fundamental technologies underlying today’s supercomputer and networking architectures. As head of NVIDIA Research, he leads a team of more than 200 around the globe who are inventing technologies for a wide variety of applications, including AI, HPC, graphics and networking.
Prior to joining NVIDIA as chief scientist and senior vice president of research in 2009, he chaired Stanford University’s computer science department.
Dally is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery. He’s written four textbooks, published more than 250 papers and holds over 120 patents, and has received the IEEE Seymour Cray Award, ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award and ACM Maurice Wilkes Award.
Following Dally’s keynote, five senior NVIDIA executives will describe how the company’s latest breakthroughs in AI, data science and healthcare are being adopted in China. The panel discussion will take place on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7:10 p.m. Pacific (Dec. 15 at 11:10 a.m. CST).
GTC China Highlights
GTC is the premier conference for developers to strengthen their skills on a wide range of technologies. It will include 220+ live and on-demand sessions and enable attendees to ask questions and interact with experts.
Many leading organizations will participate, including Alibaba, AWS, Baidu, ByteDance, China Telecom, Dell Technologies, Didi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur Electronic Information, Kuaishou, Lenovo, Microsoft, Ping An, Tencent, Tsinghua University and Xiaomi.
Certified instructors will provide virtual training for hundreds of participants in the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. DLI seats are currently sold out.
NVIDIA Inception, an acceleration program for AI and data science startups, will host 12 leading Chinese startups in the NVIDIA Inception Startup Showcase. Attendees will have the opportunity to see presentations from the 12 CXOs, whose companies were selected by winning a vote among more than 40 participating startups.
For more details and to register for GTC China at no charge, visit www.nvidia.cn/gtc/.