Joseph Fernando is a Principal Architect within ARM's IoT Vertical Markets business group with over twenty-five years of hands on, end-to-end software architecture, development, product/program management and leadership experience. With his emphasis on Telecare he actively participates in multiple standard alliances and committees driving architectural solutions from Silicon to Cloud. His contributions include the collaboration with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) to develop an implantable ARM Cortex processor based System On Chip (SOC) for Bi-directional Brain Computer Interfacing (BBCI) that would help address debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.
Previously, Joseph worked in the capacity of Head Innovator and Technical Advisor to T-Mobile's IoT & M2M business group. During his tenure at Microsoft he has driven initiatives to enhance software architecture, design and development practices and has helped the company successfully ship over nineteen software products - ranging from robotic/real time systems to enterprise/cloud solutions to productivity/developer tools & platforms to media solutions, to embedded systems. He holds several seven patents in the areas of computation and extensible platforms. Further, he has helped architect and release two major revisions of enterprise-class n-tier web applications and cloud services during his tenure at Vertafore. He earned his undergraduate degree from Knox College with a double major in Computer Science (Honors) and Physics; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University. His graduate research was in the area of adaptive controls.