Riccardo Mariani

Riccardo Mariani, head of industry safety at NVIDIA, is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety. He is responsible for driving safety alignment across the NVIDIA automotive and embedded teams, including industrial, robotics, and healthcare. Riccardo develops cohesive safety strategies and cross-segment safety processes, architecture, and products that can be used across NVIDIA AI-based hardware and software platforms. He has leadership positions in international standardization initiatives such as being co-convenor of MT 61508-1/2, convenor of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42/JWG 4 on Functional Safety and AI systems, and project leader of the recently published ISO/IEC TR 5469 and of the new ISO/IEC TS 22440 on Functional Safety and AI. He is also the chair of the IEEE Functional Safety Standards Committee. He received the 2021 Ron Waxman DASC Meritorious Service award and the 2023 IEEE TCHS Outstanding Leadership Award.
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Edge Computing

Using the Power of AI to Make Factories Safer

As industrial automation increases, safety becomes a greater challenge and top priority for enterprises.  Safety encompasses multiple aspects:  System... 5 MIN READ