Ghoshank Patel is a product marketer for NXP Network Edge Processing Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Over the last 2 decades, Dr. Steven Thoen has been involved in the development and marketing of various integrated wireless audio and data streaming solutions. Throughout his career, he has held various roles spanning from R&D to innovation management, program management and marketing. Today, Steven is NXP's global Product Marketing Manager for the Hearables segment portfolio, consisting of MiGLO NFMI products as well as the upcoming audio-over-BLE solutions. When not at work, he enjoys playing the guitar with his band (www.dclive.be), sports such as mountain biking and skiing, as well as traveling.
Robert Thompson is Global Director i.MX Ecosystem. He focuses on developing the ecosystem to enable customers to get to market as fast and competitively as possible. Robert is an industry expert in consumer electronics with over 20 years of experience in diverse regions, including Europe, Brazil and the US.
Ho Wai is an engineer at heart and a strategist by profession. She is a team player, team leader and a team builder. She believes in Tech for Good - doing well while doing good. Ho Wai is a technology and semiconductor veteran for 30+ years. She started with Philips Research in The Netherlands, and moved to US to join Philips Semiconductors, which became NXP Semiconductors.
She has worked in a wide range of disciplines from product development to engineering management to business development and now in strategy. In her role as VP strategy, she (co-)led a number of M&A divestiture and integration projects. Since 2020, she represents NXP as a sponsor and a volunteer judge at Extreme Technology Competition (XTC) which is a worldwide competition for startup companies in the theme of “Technology for Good”.
Ho Wai graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, and got her master’s degree in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, through a Philips scholarship. She is (co-)author of 13 granted US and European patents, and 11 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 3 technical articles in trade journals.