Wind River Presents Premier Conference Series for Safe and Secure Intelligent Systems

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Apr. 19, 2011 – Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has launched its aerospace and defense regional conference series, Advancements for 21st Century Warfare: Safe and Secure Intelligent Systems. The conference series will showcase the latest in safety and security solutions for aerospace and defense suppliers, with keynotes from industry experts, as well as demonstrations of leading-edge safe and secure platforms. The series kicks off April 21 in Dallas, Texas, with additional dates and cities through the coming months.

Conference keynotes include sessions from world-class experts in robotics evolution and cyber security. Dr. Peter W. Singer, author and senior fellow and director at the Brookings Institution, will present the keynote session "Wired for War: Understanding the Challenges of the Robotic Evolution.” In addition, cyber security and threat intelligence leaders from McAfee Inc. will deliver the keynote “Innovations in Cyber Security to Address 21st Century Challenges.”

“Avionics and defense intelligent systems are increasingly automated, connected, mobile and reconfigurable, and this will require cutting-edge capabilities to ensure these systems remain safe and secure,” states Chip Downing, senior director for aerospace and defense at Wind River. “Wind River delivers optimized embedded solutions that meet a wide range of safety and security requirements. By coupling our proven technologies with powerful insights from industry leaders during these conferences, Wind River continues to advance its leadership in the aerospace and defense market.”

The Wind River aerospace and defense conference series includes parallel education tracks covering the latest safety and security certification standards. The event also includes demonstrations of leading-edge safe and secure platforms from partner technology companies that expand the COTS capabilities of Wind River platform solutions.

The following are the education tracks:

  • Track 1: Safety-Critical Certification: Standards Update and Architecture Innovations–including updates regarding DO-178C and safety cases for certification

  • Track 2: Innovative Security Solutions to Meet Medium and High Assurance– including a review of the latest security features in new silicon technology and embedded solutions

By engaging with top industry experts, attendees will better understand the changing landscape for next-generation intelligent platforms based upon multi-core silicon. The conference provides the opportunity to learn more about advanced architectures for certified systems that are efficiently and economically expandable to consolidated multi-OS and, multi-core platforms. Additionally, attendees can expect technical deep dive discussions, exploring topics such as consolidated platforms that reuse existing components to compress the time and expense of new certification cycles, methods of deploying commercial off-the-shelf technology to meet the requirements of future systems being proposed by the U.S. Department of Defense, and reshaping government infrastructures to handle warfare in the 21st century.

The following are the North America dates of the conference series:

  • April 21: Dallas, Texas

  • April 26: Huntsville, Ala.

  • May 17: Washington, D.C.

  • May 25: Boston, Mass.

  • June 7: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

To learn more about Wind River’s 2011 Aerospace and Defense Regional Conferences and to register to attend, visit

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at or

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