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NXP summit highlights safety and security issues

New Delhi, October 8 2020: NXP India, part of the world leader in secure connectivity solutions has  organized its  9th Mega Tech Summit- Security & Safety Week . With the theme ‘Are Safety and Security a source of competitive advantage for next-generation products’ the virtually held event shed light on how in the hyper-connected and constantly evolving Indian automotive sector, safety and security technologies should be given due importance.   

Cybersecurity and functional safety, multilevel stakeholder collaboration & engagement, and sparking innovation through incentives, were identified as the pathway to an indigenous automotive ecosystem.

The four-day long virtual event comprised of multiple engaging keynotes by NXP Global leaders starting with Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Connectivity & Security, Henri Ardevol, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Processing, Lars Reger, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer and Steve Owen, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

The Summit comprised of an  industry panel discussion which broached the pressing need of cybersecurity and functional safety for automotive and steps that should be taken in a fast-digitalizing automotive sector. The panel discussion comprised of distinguished leaders from industry, government, and academia who shared insights on the dire necessity of instituting robust security mechanisms, creating public awareness, keeping pace with tech advancements, being ahead in the race against unethical programmers and malicious hackers, and above all, a cooperative ecosystem to foster innovation.The panel comprisedby Lars Regar, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NXP Semiconductors, Dr. KR Murali Mohan, Mission Director, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Dr. Manan Suri, Associate Professor, NVM and Neuromorphic Hardware Research Group, IIT Delhi, Satish Sundaresan, Managing Director, Electrobit India and Mohan Krishna Raj, VP & Global Head, UX Heuman Design, Harman International.

Said Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, and India Managing Director, NXP Semiconductors, who moderated the panel discussion: “Collaboration is the key to a secure & connected future. At NXP, we are working with academia, start-ups, and government to boost the ecosystem to be able to cater to create a vibrant ecosystem in the country and proactively address the most important technology challenges.”