ESSS 2021 Virtual Conference Brings Embedded Community to the Forefront

Over 1500 People Joined Online for a Day of Talks, Technology Demonstrations, and Networking

BENGALURU, India, June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — More than 1500 embedded community members joined the sixth edition of the Embedded Safety & Security Summit held virtually this month. That is a significant increase compared to the attendance of previous ESSS in-person events, demonstrating the expanding need to employ the latest technologies and methodologies to ensure the safety and security of future-ready embedded systems.


With a theme of “empowering the development of safe & secure embedded systems,” the first virtual ESSS featured a keynote roundtable discussion, “Next-Gen Technologies: Safety and Security Implications.” This was followed by 20 sessions divided into four industry tracks: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Industrial and Medical. The sessions featured 29 speakers from leading organizations and committees across the globe.

ESSS 2021 session presentation videos will be available on the Embedded Safety & Security (ESSS) YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

Ian Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA, welcomed the attendees, which included representatives from multiple industries, regulatorary agencies, and government bodies: “We chose to launch the virtual edition of the ESSS conference because we need to be resilient in these unprecedented times. Due to the paradigm shift in how we live and work, using technologies that enable remote collaboration, safety and security has become paramount.”

The highly interactive virtual platform gave the attendees a unique online event experience. The platform included discussion halls for each industry track, a partner lobby, and a dedicated networking zone. In addition, a gamification feature encouraged attendees to earn points by exploring all areas of the event. The partner lobby included the latest product and technical information from leaders in safe and secure future-ready embedded systems. Attendees were able to initiate a chat, call, and even do a video call with booth managers, ensuring that the networking opportunities were on par with an in-person event.

“Our goal this year was to design a platform that enables embedded enthusiasts worldwide to participate and access information from the safety of their homes,” said Shinto Joseph, Director – Southeast Operations, LDRA and ESSS moderator. “It was such a pleasure to interact and listen to industry experts from different domains who made the event possible. Each session echoed the theme of developing safe and secure embedded systems.”

The sixth edition of the Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS) 2021 was supported by Green Hills Software as platinum partner, ETAS as automotive track partner; TASKING and Ansys as gold partners and Kovair as a silver partner. Major industry bodies and association such as IEEE SA, IESA, SIATI, ASDC, ISA Pune, SEA and MedTech participated as supporting partners.

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About ESSS®

Focusing on the safety and security aspects of critical embedded systems, the Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS) is an event designed for the embedded community to learn, share, and collaborate on next-generation technologies and the latest methodologies for ensuring the safety & security of future-ready embedded systems. LDRA drives this successful initiative with support from partners, clients, industrial & professional bodies, and government agencies. Learn more at


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