Energy Storage III - From Battery to AI Powered Energy Storage

Time: 9/15 (Sat) 12:00PM - 16:00PM

Venue: 250 West Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA 95134

Registration: https://energystorage3.eventbrite.com (Lunch Included)

Abstract: This is the third of a series seminar on Energy Storage. In the first two seminars, we invited, CA state energy policy makers, investors, successful entrepreneurs, industrial company directors to talk about the policy, technology, applications, and business model. In this seminar, two speakers will review the latest battery technologies of Lithium Battery and Flow Battery respectively, and the third speaker will talk about an interesting application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on energy storage, and how AI powered energy storage can help to reduce energy bill.
 
Energy storage is considered as an emerging technique which can help to solve some challenges which renewable energy brings to the power grid. It becomes a very hot topic for government policy makers, investors, researchers and scientists, utility companies, and many industrial companies. In California, in response to RPS mandates for increased renewable penetration, Assembly Bill 2514, in conjunction with CPUC rulings, has called for 1.3 GW of flexible energy storage to be incorporated into the energy mix by the three California IOUs during the next few years.

Speakers: 

Linh Tran, Director of Sales for Residential Energy Storage Markets in North America, LG Chem

Linh Tran is the Director of Sales for Residential energy storage markets in North America.  Linh's professional background includes R&D engineering for US homeland security, utility demand response programs and software analytic sales. She has earned her MBA from California State Univ., East Bay.  Linh is responsible for the successful deployment LG Chem’s first home battery in North America, called RESU.

Britt Shaw, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Primus

Britt Shaw is Senior Manager of Business Development at Primus Power, a California-based original equipment manufacturer of long-life, long-duration and low-cost flow batteries. In her role, she is responsible for business development activities related to grid-scale storage use cases, utility solicitation proposals, commercial and industrial solar plus storage projects, as well as research on EnergyPod sustainability and end of life management. Prior to her work at Primus, Britt coordinated USAID-funded geothermal energy technical assistance programs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania as a program coordinator for the U.S. Energy Association. Ms. Shaw holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors (BS) in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University.

Cecilia Zhou, Director, Grid Service Program, STEM

Cecilia Zhou leads the Grid Services and Utility Programs team that oversees the operational strategy and execution of utility and partnership programs. She has over 10 years of experience in the electricity industry, having started her career in wholesale electricity and transmission trading at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading. Prior to Stem, she managed Demand Response programs at utilities in the Southeast, Southwest, California, and New England at EnerNOC. Cecilia immigrated from China in high school and is the first in her family to go to college, earning a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College.

 

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Soft-Skill IX: Effective Time Management

Date: Sept 22, 2018 (Sat.) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 9:30 am)
Venue: ZGC Innovation Center, 4500 Great America Parkway,Santa Clara,Ca 95054
 
 
How do we wear all these hats?  We often have more responsibilities than we have time for.  We ask how we can better manage our time, how to work with both efficiency and effectiveness.  We actually need to learn how to manage ourselves and our lives.  We’ll discuss what the common time wasters are and how to avoid them, differentiate between Important versus Urgent, how to set our goals and prioritize our work aligned to our goals.  We’ll learn how to A.I.M. and realize our goals, living a satisfying and fruitful life.  
 
 
Speaker:
Elaine Kung, Board of Directors, VP of HR, Advisor to Young Professionals, CIE-DFW Chapter
AT&T Product Marketing Director (retired) 
 
Elaine Kung came from a very poor family, living on the edge, 30+ years later, living the American dream.  Her family immigrated from Hong Kong to Maryland as refugees in 1980.  Elaine met her husband Dominic at Cornell University where she earned her B.S. in Electrical & Materials Science Engineering.  AT&T sponsored Elaine for M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton.  Elaine started with Bell Laboratories, then advanced through various technical and business leadership roles, retired from her 33 years of rewarding career as the Product Marketing Director for Software Defined Network.
 
Elaine was recognized by such awards as the WOC (Women of Color) STEM Career Achievement Industry Award, Successful Women in Business, Most On-Fire Manager.  Elaine and Dominic have been happily married since 1986.  AT&T relocated them from NJ to Dallas in 2013, they retired and moved to San Diego in January 2018.  They have two grown children: Grace, Christopher and his wife Charlene, they are all working in CA.
 
During the 4.5 years in Dallas, Elaine took on active leadership roles in the CIE/USA-DFW chapter as a Board member, VP of HR, speaker, workshop leader and mentor.  In addition, Elaine and Dominic have been serving for non-profit entities in roles such as speaker, advisor, mentor, teacher, deacon, board member and chair, church elder, and for children / youth / family / women / workplace / refugees / Stephen ministries, universities, organizations and STEM in the States and in Asia.  Elaine is frequently invited to speak on leadership, career development, marriage, parenting, and various life skills for all ages. 
 

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2018 Emerging Technologies, and the Technology Hype Cycle

Talk Title: “2018 Emerging Technologies, and the Technology Hype Cycle”  
Date: Sept 5, 2018 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
 
Come and learn about the newest emerging technologies.
 
Talk Title: “2018 Emerging Technologies, and Technology Hype Cycle”  by Dr. William Kao
Talk Abstract:
An “Emerging Technology” is any technology that is predicted will happen soon, but, for whatever reason isn't quite 'finished yet'. When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what's commercially viable?
The Technology Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.
The 2018 Hype Cycle (just published in mid August) focuses on the set of new technologies (30+) that is showing promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years.
 
This two hour seminar will present the newest set of emerging technologies with an overview of each technology. Some of the technologies include: General AI, flying autonomous vehicles, smart robots, blockchain, digital twin, biochips, augmented reality, 4D printing, smart dust, 5G, neuromorphic hardware,etc.
Don’t miss this highly educational and informative talk.
 
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, and 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  teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. 
Dr. Kao current interests are the latest Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing.

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What Is All The Fuss About Blockchain? - Blockchain use cases and benefits

Time:  09/12/2018  6:30 PM (Wed)
Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140 (free parking) San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2018bc.eventbrite.com


Abstract: As BlockCypher has enabled companies to launch blockchain projects for almost 5 years, Karen will share examples of projects and insights into what has worked and not worked. In this session, she'll share demonstrations and examples:

- Healthcare

- IoT

- Energy

- Financial services

- Loyalty/Rewards management

Speaker: Karen Hsu, Chief Revenue Officer at BlockCypher

Bio: Karen Hsu is Chief Revenue Officer at BlockCypher. With over 20 years of experience in technology companies, Karen is co-inventor of 5 patents and has worked in a variety of engineering, marketing and sales roles to bring new products to market. She has worked on Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and CRM solutions at companies including IBM, Siebel Systems, Informatica, and SugarCRM. She has also worked closely with standards organizations such as SWIFT, NACHA and ACORD. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Karen co-founded BASES, one of largest student run organizations at Stanford today dedicated to entrepreneurship. Karen has a Bachelors of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

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