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Mark Dunnett, embeddedpro

Mark is known for being an insightful and entertaining speaker who is sure to launch proceedings in style with his own unique flair. A trusted semiconductor professional with extensive industry knowledge and skills in all aspects of embedded systems.


A strong communicator in oral, written and technical training situations with a positive, 'can-do' attitude, Mark brings this knowledge to clients through service company Mark Dunnett Limited, and trading as embeddedpro®. Technical skills include embedded 'C', Cortex-M architectures, boot loaders, low-level peripheral drivers, embedded operating systems and all aspects of embedded security for the IoT. 

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Jonathan Pallant, Ferrous Systems

Jonathan is a senior Embedded Systems engineer and trainer with a background in telecommunications devices and secure radio systems. He specialises in low-level firmware, encryption and security, and helping teams improve their software development skills. Jonathan has made satellite modems, hands-free kits, personal proximity warning systems and more.

In his spare time, Jonathan is founder-member of the Rust programming language’s Embedded Working Group, but also an accomplished C and Python programmer. Jonathan has been elected to St Ives Town Council twice (2016 and 2018) and served as Town Mayor of St Ives in 2020/2021.

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Lee Stacey, u-blox AG

Lee is an IoT product evangelist for u-blox and has been with the Thingstream IoT platform team since 2018. He started his tech journey back in the 1990s as an apprentice electronics engineer and has worked in a wide array of industries including AV, IT, rail, and aerospace.

When he's not talking about IoT, you'll probably find Lee in a recording studio working on that difficult second album.

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Helena Dunne, QA Systems

Helena has been involved with embedded technologies for over 15 years, identifying and implementing disruptive technologies and techniques to solve embedded industry challenges. Her experiences range from large scale project management when leading the development process for the reservation and check-in system at Eurostar, to spreading best practices at Cadence Design Systems, developing their bespoke training courses for analogue and digital design tool specifications at various academic institutions and industrial engineering teams. 


More recently Helena has enabled significant standard compliance process improvements for application and device verification, at safety critical embedded software clients of QA Systems.

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Peter Gliwa, Gliwa embedded systems

From the establishment in 2003 up to now, Peter is the acting partner of GLIWA embedded systems. For several years, he developed the timing suite T1 and today he coaches several international customer projects with respect to embedded timing and RTOS. He is the author of the book 'Embedded Software Timing' published in 2021 and in four languages. Peter was AUTOSAR work package leader of AUTOSAR ARTI.

Prior to his activities at GLIWA, he worked for ETAS as a developer and later product manager for the RTOS ERCOSEK. From 2001 to 2006, he was also lecturer for the subject “microcomputer technology”. Peter studied Electronic Engineering at the Berufsakademie Stuttgart.

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Joseph Yiu, Arm

Joseph Yiu joined Arm in 2001 and has many years of experience with Arm IP (Intellectual Property) development. He has worked on a number of processor design projects including the Arm Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M0 processors, as well as a wide range of products including the Cortex-M System Design Kit, AMBA Design Kits, PrimeCells and CoreSight components.


Joseph is specialised in the Cortex-M processor technology, microcontroller system level design and has extensive knowledge in related areas including software development for the Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers, embedded applications, FPGA development and System-on-Chip design technologies.

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Kieran Slorach, Renesas

With a B.Eng from Glasgow University and an M.Sc from the University of Strathclyde, Kieran has spent the last 25 years working with a wide variety of microcontrollers in applications of every kind. From developing with the first 8-bit PICs in the 1990s and Motorola CAN MCUs in the 2000s, Kieran joined Renesas in 2007 and has since honed his skills in embedded design with everything from 10-pin RL78s to multi-core Arm Cortex-A55 Multimedia Microprocessors.

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Dave Greenhill, Infineon / Hitex (UK) Ltd

Dave has worked in the electronics industry since leaving school in 1982. He initially served a four year Technical Apprenticeship at Froude Consine in Worcester before taking the position as a Technician in the R&D Department. Subsequently he remained in the R&D departments at 3 other companies before joining Hitex as a Technical Specialist in 1997.


He initially provided support for the Intel 386EX processor before focussing on the Infineon families of processors. Dave has been providing Infineon microcontroller FAE support for distribution customers in the UK since 2007.

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Andrew Banks, LDRA

Andrew is a Technical Specialist at LDRA with more than 25 years’ experience of high-integrity real-time/embedded software development. A Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, he graduated from the University of Lancaster in 1989, and has
spent most of his career within the aerospace, defence and automotive sectors.


Andrew is committed to standards development - he has been involved with MISRA since 2007 and has been Chairman of the MISRA C Working Group since early 2013; he is the Chairman of the BSI “Software Testing” Working Group; and an active participant in other BSI, ISO, IET and SCSC work, including the recent revision of ISO 26262.