11/28 The progress of the processor: how the brain made with silicon bringing us to the era of AI

Time: Tuesday, Nov 28, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017cpu.eventbrite.com

 

Historical Survey of Processing elements focusing on Computing since last 30 years.  This presentation will explore origin of Early Personal Computing Devices to today's Mobile Compute platforms.  I will compare and contrast CPU, DSP, FPU, and GPU and how they've changed over the years.

 

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John Min, Solution Engineer

MIPS Tech Inc.

Previous Director of Processor Technology Marketing, Imagination Technologies

 

John Min is Director of Processor Technology Marketing at Imagination. He joined the company as Director of Solution Engineering with the acquisition of MIPS Technologies, Inc. in 2013. At MIPS, Min was Solution Architect Director. Previously, Min held senior technical roles at HP, LG Electronics and other CPU focused companies. He has spent his career in the processing field for both DSPs and general purpose CPUs. Min holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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Soft Skill Training V: Persuasive Presentations: A Path to YOUR Success 11/29

Time: Wednesday, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017skv.eventbrite.com

There are more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations made each day. We spend approximately 15 million person hours per day viewing presentations. This equates to a staggering $252 million a day in terms of productivity.

The data point further fortifies that effective presentation skills have become a critical and required professional competency for achieving key goals and influencing the decisions and actions of your audience. Yet many research and surveys indicate that designing and delivering presentations at or near the top of most feared activities.

This introductory session provides an introduction to basic skills and methods needed to comfortably plan, structure, and deliver business presentations for productive outcomes.

You would also get some key insights on how to change your presentation for culturally diverse audiences, important stakeholders, and different delivery formats.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN?

  • Identify the objective of your presentation
  • Define the structure of the presentation
  • Define the visual design for each slide
  • Understand why storytelling is important 

Speaker: Neschay Kummar

Learning and Development Manager at Cisco

 

Neschay Kummar is a Learning and Development Manager with Cisco Systems. In his role and his career journey of 17 years, he has create learning solutions and trained more than 10,000 of individuals which range from early in career to executives. He possesses a deep expertise in Instructional Design, Presentation Design, Body Language, and Personal Branding. He hold various certification in the space of learning and development, resume writing, and personal branding. He is also a certified to run various psychometric assessments which help to create rapid career success paths for individuals and team.
 
Neschay is deeply passionate about enabling the success of individuals. His diverse experience in working across industries, business functions, and regions, experience in working in HR for more than a decade, and a strong connect to Asian culture, he understands the ground realties very well and is able to provide solutions which are outcome-based and which translate into measurable impact.
 
Neschay is based at San Jose and live there with his 6 year old son and his wife. In his spare time, Neschay loves to read books, play games, and work-out in the gym.

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/neschay/ 

 

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10/17 Emerging Technology - Artificial Intelligence: Current Trends, New Applications

 

Time: Tuesday, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017aioct.eventbrite.com

AI has been largely conceptual for years. We are now into the “AI wave” of technology
(following in order web, social, and mobile) and this is a wave that seemingly benefits the largesttech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Uber, Tesla which have large datasets and large user bases to deploy this technology with.

In this two hour presentation the speaker will give an overview of the field of AI, and cover the latest trends in machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning and many AI application areas.

But why AI now, after so many years?

It is not one thing, but a number of things happening simultaneously, that is causing this
explosion of interest.


1.Better algorithms. Research is constantly coming up with better ways to train models and machines.
2.Better GPUs. The same chips that make graphics come alive on your screen are used to train models, and these chips are improving rapidly.
3.More data. The Internet and humanity’s use of it has produced a massive data set to train machines with.
4.Cloud services. Companies are now offering cloud based services to developers which allow them to access artificial intelligence “as a service” .


The latest hot trends in AI are machine learning (self, no human programming needed), deep learning via neural networks, and a technique called reinforcement learning, a way for machines to learn specific tasks through extreme trial and error.

 

Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao

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 currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability
courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension.


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, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation,
AR/VR, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D Printing.

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9/2 web seminar: How to learn

As of all of us know, we have all been told to 'learn' but no one has ever thought us on 'HOW to LEARN'? With my more than 17 years of experience in learning and development and deep expertise in the neuroscience of learning, I also conduct workshops on scientific approaches to  learning and how to unlock the genius inside all of us. Hance the name of the organization - Genius Unlocked :)!  I have applied my education, professional certifications, and experience while working with various Fortune 100 and 500 organization to create a learning offering to Unlock the Genius by learning the science behind learning. 

 

This saturday, I am doing a open webinar - Learn HOW to study smarter and leave competition far behind and WHY it's a secret only few know? 

 

Registration Link: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238462965/0c873b76b1 

 

I would love to have all of you, your family members, and friends on this free webinar. Post this webinar, I would roll-out a very experiential and scientifically based training curriculum of 6 weeks where I would conduct 4 90 minute session on How to Study Smarter and Not Harder. This would also be 100% FREE. 

 

This is a very powerful session which I have facilitated number of times in the past. Some of the results are:

  • Understand how YOU would learn best
  • Noticeable reduced stress levels of students
  • Improvement in marks by more than 400% 
  • Ability to memorize numbers, facts, or concepts instantly
  • Ability to retain & maintain your memories forever
  • Ability to create marked differentiated performance in the eyes of teachers & peers
  • Dramatic increase in the self and goals one can achieve

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