Farhad Mafie is President and CEO of Savant Company Inc., a technology marketing company in Irvine, CA. Savant specializes in marketing and sales of high-tech HW/SW and semiconductor IC/IP products, SoC/ASIC services, as well as providing targeted technical- and business-related training seminars and conferences globally. He has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and computer businesses and more than 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He is the former Vice President of Sales Engineering and Marketing at Toshiba Semiconductor where Biometrics was one of the vertical markets that were targeted by Farhad’s System Solution initiative. He has also worked in strategic marketing, project and design engineering at Lucent Technologies, Unisys, and MSI Data. Farhad has a MS and a BS degree in Electronic Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. He is an author and a translator, and his articles have been published in a variety of journals and Web-based magazines on technology and political affairs. In 2003, he published the biography of Iranian poet and Nobel nominee who lived in exile, Nader Naderpour (1929-2000), Iranian Poet, Thinker, Patriot. Farhad is also Editor-in-Chief for the CRC Press SoC Design and Technologies Book Series, which includes (1) Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design and (2) Design of Cost-Efficient Interconnect Processing Units. Farhad is an active member of IEEE, and he is the chair of IEEE Orange County Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), as well as IEEE Orange County Entrepreneurs’ Network (OCEN). He is also a member of two University California Irvine (UCI) Advisory Committees: Communication System Engineering and Embedded System Engineering Certificate Programs.
Advisory to Optimum Biometric Labs,
Martin has been working at Telenor Sweden with multi platform system and service monitoring since 1998. He has a keen eye for breaking down Service Level Agreements into the core variables that needs to be monitored. Responsibilities ranging from mission critical enterprise UNIX systems management to managing solutions like HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and Up.time on Solaris, HP-UX, Tru64 and different Linux and Windows platforms. Since 2005, Martin is an OSS System Engineer. He is now focusing on Performance Management in the Mobile 2G/3G/4G mobile network.