SaaS & Cloud Computing EDA Roundtable @ DVCon

I’ve been writing about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing as relates to EDA for some time now. Then back in January I made a New Years resolution to organize a SaaS EDA roundtable at the 2009 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon).  About a month ago I asked for volunteers and several of you have stepped up to help. Now, just a week before DVCon, I’d like to formally announce the event.

The SaaS and Cloud Computing Roundtable will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Wed Feb 25th in the Monterey/Carmel rooms at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel. This is immediately following the DVCon reception down the hall, so grab a drink and a bite and then wander on over.

SaaS and Cloud Computing are 2 of the hottest trends in the Information Technology and software industries. Some EDA companies have already put their toes in the water. This roundtable will explore the following question: Are they trailblazing the future of the industry or are they chasing an empty fad?

The format will consist of 5 brief (< 10 minute) presentations from people involved in various perspectives in SaaS and cloud computing for EDA:

This will be followed by an open, and hopefully lively, discussion.

I’m greatly looking forward to this event, especially since I get to collaborate with such a high-powered team and I have no idea what to expect. I truly believe that this could be one of the more interesting events at DVCon this year.

I hope to see many of you there.

harry the ASIC guy


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8 Responses to “SaaS & Cloud Computing EDA Roundtable @ DVCon”

  1. […] now have an opportunity to discuss these topics face-to-face at a panel moderated by Harry Gries next week at DVCon.  Why DVCon?  Because verification could be one of the early adopter […]

  2. […] Harry believes this too, and has stuck his neck out far enough to land the moderating job for a panel discussion (OK, roundtable) at DVCon of his own creation, Wednesday Feb. 25th.  If you’re in town, and […]

  3. This sounds promising. Have you solicited Mentor Graphics ?

  4. Hi Jacob,

    I’d love to have Mentor Graphics participate in this discussion. Let me know and I’m sure we can work it out.



  5. Some how we at “The Digital Electronics Blog” are going to miss this event big time reason being that we are in india and absolutely no scope to plan a travel or even make it beyond the US consulate unless we have some kind of a “genuine” sponsorship.

  6. harry says:

    We’re hoping to record the event and post it for those who cannot attend. Still working out the technical details so I won’t promise, but I’m hopeful.

  7. […] like to follow up on my last post regarding the upcoming Cloud Computing / SaaS (CC/SaaS) Roundtable at DVCon before it happens this week (BTW, Harry – no mention on the DVCon […]

  8. EDA: Alive says:

    […] attend this session. If not, I’m sure someone from Xuropa will be there. Just like my EDA SaaS and Cloud Computing Roundtable last year, it’s not part of the regular program. It will be held Tuesday evening Feb 23rd from […]

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