Keynote Speakers


Dr. Debendra Das Sharma

Intel Senior Fellow and co-GM Memory and I/O Technologies,

Data Platforms and AI Group, Intel Corporation


Dr. Debendra Das Sharma is an Intel Senior Fellow and co-GM of Memory and I/O Technologies in the Data Platforms and Artificial Intelligence Group at Intel Corporation. He is a leading expert on I/O subsystem and interface architecture.

Dr. Das Sharma is a member of the Board of Directors for the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) and a lead contributor to PCIe specifications since its inception. He is a co-inventor and founding member of the CXL consortium, co-leads the CXL Board Technical Task Force, and is a leading contributor to CXL specifications. He co-invented the chiplet interconnect standard UCIe and is the chair of the UCIe consortium.

Dr. Das Sharma has a bachelor’s in technology (with honors) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds 180+ US patents and 450+ patents world-wide. He is a frequent keynote speaker, plenary speaker, distinguished lecturer, invited speaker, and panelist at the IEEE Hot Interconnects, IEEE Cool Chips, IEEE 3DIC, SNIA SDC, PCI-SIG Developers Conference, CXL consortium, Open Server Summit, Open Fabrics Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, Intel Innovation, and Universities (CMU, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, UIUC, UC Irvine). He has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2019, the IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award in 2021, the first PCI-SIG Lifetime Contribution Award in 2022, and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award in 2022.


Nagaraju N Kodalapura

Lead Offensive Security Researcher

IPAS, Intel Technology India Private Limited


Title of Talk: Embedded Systems Security

Abstract: In this tutorial, the presenter shall provide a quick introduction to embedded systems security and the market needs. Then we shall discuss about the role of secure boot in enabling embedded system security, its associated properties and a brief introduction to technology offering by Intel corporation in this space. Then we shall focus on some of the emerging threats, attacker motivations and potential attack scenarios in this area by taking TOCTOU (Time of Check and Time of Use) attack as an example, followed by Q & A.

Bio: Nagaraju N Kodalapura is the Lead Offensive Security Researcher within IPAS (Intel Product Assurance and Security) organization of Intel Technology India Private Limited. He has been working with Intel Corporation for about 20+ years and has been working in the security research space for more than 14 years. He received his M.S. degree in Digital Design and Embedded Systems from Manipal University, India.

Nagaraju is a IEEE Senior Member publishing his security research work in security conferences like IEEE, Black Hat and other renowned venues and he holds 5 Intel patents.

​​​​​​​Nagaraju leads a team of offensive security researchers focusing on Confidential Computing and Virtualization technologies targeting cloud/datacentric platforms and his primary area of research includes Hardware, Firmware and Software Security analysis and research. He is passionate about spirituality, technology and hardware security.