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Confidential Computing for Generative AI

June 6, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom Salon B

Generative AI is changing the world in spectacular ways, most of which we have yet to experience. One significant barrier to its widespread adoption is the concern over the exposure or leakage to the LLM providers and outside parties of confidential/proprietary prompts and data during fine-tuning, as well as integrity concerns over the trustworthiness of the results. At the same time, enabling the power of generative AI to be used on user everyday personal data or enterprise data can bring unprecedented productivity. In this panel, industry experts leading confidential computing and/or secure AI will discuss the exciting opportunities, and associated challenges, with using confidential computing for generative AI.

About the speakers

Raluca Ada Popa

Raluca Ada Popa

Associate Professor, Computer Science, UC Berkeley, and Co-Founder, Opaque Systems, UC Berkeley, Opaque Systems

Raluca Ada Popa is an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. Raluca co-founded and co-directs the RISELab and SkyLab, labs aiming to build secure intelligent systems for the cloud and for the sky of clouds, respectively, and the DARE program for promoting diversity and equity. As faculty, she was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award 2021, a Sloan Research Fellowship, J. Lepreau Best Paper Award, Distinguished Paper Award, J. and D. Gray Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Computer Science, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, NSF CAREER, Bakar Faculty Fellowship, and was selected to the list of 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. She has been a co-founder and the President of Opaque Systems and co-founder (and served as CTO) of PreVeil.

Daniel Rohrer

Daniel Rohrer

VP Product Security, Architecture, and Research, NVIDIA

Daniel Rohrer is VP of Software Product Security, Architecture, and Research at NVIDIA. In his 24 years at NVIDIA, he's led efforts to enhance AI security, deliver GPU confidential computing, and advance research efforts in secure platform design. Daniel has taken his integrated knowledge of "everything NVIDIA" to hone security practices, explore novel cybersecurity solutions, and help deliver some of the world's most advanced and trustworthy computing platforms.

Nelly Porter

Nelly Porter

Director of Product Management, Encryption & Trusted AI, Google

Nelly Porter is a Confidential Computing Lead at Google with more than 10 years of experience in platform security, viruses, PKI, crypto, authentication, and the authorization field. She is working on multiple areas in Google, from root-of-trust, Titan, to the Shielded and Confidential Computing. She holds 25 patents and defensive publications. Prior to working at Google, Nelly spent some time working at Microsoft in the virtualization and security space, at HP Labs advancing clustering story, and at Scientix (Israel) as a firmware and kernel driver engineer. She has two sons, both of whom are in the computer science field, and one of them is working for Google.

Anand Pashupathy

Anand Pashupathy

Vice President and General Manager Security Software and Services Division, Intel Corporation

Anand Pashupathy is Intel's Vice President and General Manager of Security Software & Services Division in the Software and Advanced Technology Group. He leads a team of senior executives to deliver security software technologies and services that activate and differentiate silicon security features while cultivating a high standard of security and operational and cultural excellence. Anand is also responsible for Intel's confidential compute vision, strategy, and execution. Previously, Anand has held many engineering, program-wide, and General Manager leadership roles at Intel. Additionally, Anand has been granted six patents. Anand is a strong advocate for women and underrepresented people in technology. He also serves as the Executive Sponsor for an internal employee resource group. For his advocacy and leadership contributions to diversity and inclusion, Anand received the 2023 Global Diversity and Inclusion Achievement Award for Executive Advocate for D&I. Outside of work, Anand and his family love to travel and experience cultures from around the world. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He has been with Intel since the 1990s.

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

Steve Wilson has worked in data protection for 28 years, holding R&D leadership and principal adviser roles with Constellation Research, Lockstep Consulting, Baltimore Technologies, KPMG, PwC and Cybertrust. Steve’s research spans data protection infostructure, verifiable credentials, public key cryptography, hardware security, smartcards and smartphones, the “Identity of Things” and privacy. He has ranked amongst the world's most influential thinkers in digital identity for the past decade