Chet Babla | Arm

Vice President Automotive and IoT Line of Business

Chet is vice president of Arm’s automotive business, leading a team focused on delivering the safe, scalable technology required for current and next-generation automotive applications that are redefining the future of mobility, including powertrain, digital cockpit and advanced driver assistance (ADAS). In his role, Chet and his team work closely with automotive partners from across the ecosystem, including OEM carmakers, tier 1 subsystem integrators, silicon providers, and software and tools suppliers, to ensure Arm is developing solutions that meet the changing requirements of this rapidly evolving market.

Chet joined Arm in 2017, and before focusing on automotive he led Arm’s security and cellular IoT initiatives. Prior to Arm, Chet was at MediaTek, where he led the EMEA business development, sales, and customer support teams, and also established MediaTek’s first steps into the European automotive industry. Chet has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years in a variety of technical and commercial roles, starting his career as an RF and analog chip designer. Chet has also advised the UK government on its ICT trade and investment strategy.

14:40 - 15:10

Thursday, November 19

The transformative shift towards software-defined functionality in vehicles


A key trend that we see in autonomous systems is the drive towards software-defined functionality, which is being enabled by increases in computing power, and facilitated by the ability to abstract software from the underlying hardware. This emerging design configuration is causing a fundamental shift in the way software is deployed into the embedded space and is allowing cloud-native technologies to be adopted into the vehicle architecture. This presentation will discuss the concept of the “Software Defined Vehicle”, the challenges facing software-defined functionality and the solutions to aid software to deploy multiple services including those for real-time and safety.