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Chris Rowen

Chris Rowen

VP, Engineering, Cisco


Chris is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist known for his groundbreaking work developing RISC microprocessors, domain-specific architectures and deep learning-based software.

As Vice President of Engineering for Webex Collaboration AI, Chris leads an engineering and product team focused on building smarter, clearer and more seamless speech, audio, visual and relationship intelligence experiences.

Before joining Cisco, Chris was the cofounder and CEO of speech science technology company BabbleLabs, which was acquired by Cisco in 2020. Prior to that, he founded the processor licensing company, Tensilica, and led it as CEO before it was sold to Cadence in 2013.

Chris holds greater than 40 U.S. and international patents, an MSEE and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He was recognized in 2015 as an IEEE Fellow for his work in microprocessor architecture.

Speaking Sessions

AI Expo 2022

AI Expo 2020

November 3, 202011:40am - 12:40am

VC Panel AMA

Future of AI Hardware