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?


To register, visit http://cieingdanneiot.eventbrite.com

Time: 3/May, 6:00 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.

AGENDA
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

Panelist:
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

 

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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.

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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.

Registration: https://ciesfsoftskill2comm.eventbrite.com

Speaker:

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.

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Graphene: The Wonder Material of the 21st Century

Date: March 15, 2017 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA

 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphene-the-wonder-material-of-the-21st-century-tickets-32387470797?aff=eac2

Abstract: The need to make products faster, stronger, smaller and lighter is driving the development of new and enhanced materials with properties out of reach of prior generations. If the 20th century was the age of plastics, the 21st century seems set to become the age of graphene.

Graphene is a honeycomb-like lattice made of a one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms. It is 100 times stronger than the strongest steel in the world and is almost transparent. While being the thinnest, lightest, and strongest known material, it offers flexibility and extremely high electrical and thermal conductivity. Due to its unique properties, graphene has turned into a hot topic both in the industry and in academia. With these unique features, graphene has found applications in flexible and wearable electronics and antennas, pressure sensor design, flexible displays, optoelectronics and data communication systems, medical and bioengineering technologies, photovoltaics, and rechargeable batteries.

In this 2hour presentation Dr. Kao will discuss what is graphene, its structure, its electrical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, and optical properties, some production methods, and its many applications in semiconductors, electronics, biomedical and biological engineering,  lightweight/strong composite materials, optical electronics, water filtering, solar cells, energy storage, computer displays, etc.

 

Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He workedin the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 yearsholding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence DesignSystems.

 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight 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, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.

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From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics and Beyond

Date: Feb 15, 2017 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
 
Abstract:
No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day.
Predictive analytics is the practice of extracting information from existing data sets in order to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends.
Applied to business, predictive models are used to analyze current data and historical facts in order to better understand customers, products and partners and to identify potential risks and opportunities for a company. It uses a number of techniques, including data mining, statistical modeling and machine learning to help analysts make future business forecasts.
Though predictive analytics has been around for decades, it is a technology whose time has come. More and more organizations are turning to predictive analytics to increase their bottom line and competitive advantage. Why now?
  • Growing volumes and types of data, and more interest in using data to produce valuable insights
  • Faster, cheaper computers
  • Easier-to-use software
  • Tougher economic conditions and a need for competitive differentiation
In this seminar, Dr. Kao will present these current topics of interest, data mining, and the evolution of business analytics from descriptive, to predictive, to prescriptive methods, and their many applications. Future cognitive analytics trends will also be briefly covered.
 
Speaker Bio:
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 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 Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.

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