CIE-SF 2017 Annual Conference links

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Virtual Reality Experiences For Sports – The Fundamentals and the Opportunities 5/17 (with Demo)

The Intel True VR platform delivers the most immersive VR experiences with live and video on-demand content viewing as well as in-game highlights to bring in-stadium experiences to life for fans from any location. In this talk, Dr. Jayaram will describe the end-to-end solution and will talk about some of the building blocks. This completely new viewing experience has been deployed at prestigious sporting events such as the NCAA March Madness Championship. Dr. Jayaram will have a VR headset on site before and after the talk for the audience to view the content.

Time:  5/17/2017  6:30PM (Wed.)

Venue: Imagination Technologies Cafeteria Room, 3201 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA

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Speaker: Uma Jayaram, Managing Director, Intel True VR

Dr. Uma Jayaram is the Managing Director of Engineering and Operations for Intel True VR, a live-event virtual reality platform that is part of the Intel Sports Group. Previously, she was the Co-Founder and COO of VOKE VR. The company was acquired by Intel in November 2016.

A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Jayaram has been on the founding teams of three technology companies. In addition to being a co-founder of VOKE, Dr. Jayaram was a co-founder of Integrated Engineering Solutions, a company providing customized engineering software solutions. She also co-founded Translation Technologies, a company that provides feature-based translations between CAD systems.

Dr. Jayaram has deep expertise and global recognition in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and engineering applications. She has published and lectured extensively on these topics. She was an Associate Professor at Washington State University and was the Associate Director of the Virtual Reality Lab at Washington State University,

One of the first women to receive an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Uma has also been inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her contributions to virtual reality and engineering as well as earning a “Lifetime Achievement” award by the International Society of Agile Manufacturing (ISAM).



Soft Skill Training II: Effective Communication and Personal Branding 4/29

Our speaker will come from CIE Dallas Chapter and will share with you on what she learned from years of soft skill coaching. This is a follow-up program from our 10/29/2016 Soft Skill Training: Leadership and Personal Networking event.

On 4/29, you can learn and practice key skills to be effective in your business communications in a variety of settings such as presentations, meeting discussions, networking interactions, and interviews. The goal is to equip you to navigate and climb the corporate ladder or lattice, to be a better manager in leading your team and working with others, and build your personal brand.

What is effective communication?
How do you deliver the message clearly and effectively?
What is the message sent with certain facial expressions, tone, body language, and posture? How could you improve them?
How could you disagree and express your different opinions in meetings effectively?
How do you prepare ourselves to do public speaking?  For interviews?
How do you communicate in private to achieve a goal?  How to express criticism?  Affirmation?
How do you want to improve your communication skills?
How do you build your personal brand?

Time:  4/29/2017  1:30PM (Sat.)

Venue:  Cadence Building 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose

We will ask you $5 for early bird online registration. The entrance fee will be $10 if you do on site registration. We want to cover the taxi fee of our speaker and the cost of hosting this event.

Thanks for the sponsor from LeTV, we will give away more than one LeTV Box U4 to audiences who join this event. The value of LeTV Box U4 is $79.99.



Elaine Kung, Director, AT&T

Board of Directors, VP of HR, Advisor to Young Professionals, CIE-DFW Chapter

Elaine Kung’s career at AT&T spans over 30 years, from technical R&D at Bell Labs, business marketing in a wide range of telecom products to operations. She has achieved millions in revenues and delivered profitability initiatives. Her recent career moves went from wireline, mobility, fiber broadband, analytics, and now to network on demand and service integration. She received AT&T-sponsored executive education from Columbia, Cornell, and Wharton. Elaine graduated from Cornell with B.S. in Electrical & Materials Science Engineering, from Princeton with M.S. in Electrical Engineering. She frequently speaks at conferences, universities, churches, nationwide events in the States and in Asia. She serves as board member and advisor to various organizations including CIE-USA/DFW. Elaine was recognized by such awards as the WOC (Women of Color) STEM Career Achievement Award, Successful Women in Business, Most On-Fire Manager. Elaine’s journey is a remarkable turn coming from a very poor family, living on the edge, then 30 years later, living the American dream.



The IoT Revolution -Time to get connected 5/3

By 2020, Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to connect 50 billion devices and attract over $6 trillion of investment. Nothing of this magnitude has happened since the Industrial Revolution a century ago. Our personal and professional lives will change in ways unimaginable. IoT revolution combined with Big Data and machine learning will pave the way for the emergence of Artificial Intelligence. Plus, Industrial IoT (IIoT) will dramatically change manufacturing, servicing, and supply chain creating green, highly efficient, smart machines and factories. Are you and your organization prepared to capitalize and succeed in this new emerging world of IoT?

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Time: 3/May, 6:15 pm

Place: IngDan Experience Center
Suite 250, 4500 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

This is a co-hosted event between Northeastern University, Chinese Institute of Engineers and IngDan. This is a free event with panel discussion and cases demo.

6:00 - 6:45 Registration and networking
6:45 - 7:00 Open remark
7:00 - 8:00 Panel discussion
8:00 - 8:10 IoT program introduction
8:10 - 8:30 IngDan IoT gadgets Demo
8:30 - Closing


Panel discussion topics:

1) The hottest applications of IoT; The Security & Safety concerns
2) How IoT & Big Data are propelling Machine Learning and AI
3) Talents & Skills needed for the IoT industry to thrive

Gary Coman, Director of Learning Engineering and Business Development, Cisco

Dr. May Wang, CTO and Co-founder, ZingBox

Dr. William Kao, Director of Board Member, CIE

Moderator: PK Agarwal, Dean and CEO, Northeastern University - Silicon Valley



Gary Coman
Cisco Corporate Affairs

Gary Coman pursues life as a passionate, problem solving technologist and adventurous player in the Internet of Things.

Gary leads the Learning Research and Development organization for Corporate Affairs, the Corporate Social Responsibility group for Cisco.  Gary’s teams develop simulation software, assessment systems, and learning games, packaged in comprehensive learning experiences for Cisco Networking Academies and other programs.  The team also works with Education Innovators to leverage new teaching and learning models centered on the domain of the Internet of Things.     

Over a 20 year career in the Information Technology industry, Gary has held various Executive, Technical, and Business Development positions with Cisco while living in Asia, Europe and North America.  Prior to joining Cisco he managed Systems Engineering for GeoTel Communications, served as Director of Telecommunications for PCServiceSource, and as a Systems Analyst for Fidelity Investments.

Gary holds advanced degrees in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.



Dr. May Wang

CTO & Co-founder of ZingBox

Dr. May Wang is chief technology officer (CTO) and Co-founder of ZingBox. May was previously the Head of Asia Pac Research and a Principal Architect in the Cisco CTO office, leading the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. She was responsible for driving new technology initiatives. Her work focuses on real-time large data analysis, cybersecurity, and next generation network architecture.  She developed various algorithms and systems that are now part of many Cisco products.

May also serves as a Venture Partner at SAIF, a $4B Private Equity firm. She is on advisory board of several VC firms and tech companies, as well as a Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs member.  May has authored a book of biographies titled “Women Executives in Silicon Valley” and was the 10th President of NACSA, a high-tech professional organization with over 4,000 members.

May has been the recipient of numerous awards including Silicon Valley Women of Influence.  May received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.


Dr. William Kao

Director of BOD, CIE-SF


Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems.
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight US software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design.
Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Kao current interests include the subjects of Energy, Environment and Education.
He teaches and is a frequent lecturer on various Emerging Technologies. In the past five years  he has given over 50 talks and seminars on  various emerging technology topics such as Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.

PK Agarwal,

Dean and CEO, Northeastern University - Silicon Valley


He also serves as the Chairman of Future 500, a Bay Area-based pioneer in the area of global sustainability. Formerly, he was the CEO of TiE Global, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across 61 cities in 18 countries. Prior to TiE, P.K served as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Technology Officer for the State of California. He has also been in executive and management roles with ACS (now Xerox), NIC Inc., and EDS (now HP).

PK (as he is famously known) helped pioneer the use of Internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area, dating back to Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1995. He had the unique distinction of having a U.S. national annual award named as the “P.K. Agarwal Award for Leadership in Electronic Government.” He also served as the president of the National Association of State CIOs and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an adjunct faculty at USC and USF.