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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Soft Skill VIII, Presentation ROI

Time: Tuesday 8/14, 6:30 pm  networking, 7:00 pm present
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Registration: https://ciesf2018sk8.eventbrite.com


About this workshop:

Each speaking opportunity can generate money, support, and reputation for your organization. The key is always being prepared to present to key audiences such as investors, sponsors, and the press, just to name a few examples.

What are the specific skills we can borrow from successful presenters?  They deliver their pitches with precision, emotion, and connection. Precision allows the the presenter to effectively educate the audience.  Emotion allows the presenter to demonstrate their commitment and passion. Connection allows the presenter to earn the support of their audience.

In this interactive workshop, you will develop these three presentation skills so that you can deliver your pitches with precision, emotion and connection.  These skills will help you consistently deliver pitches that generate more money, support, and positive reputation from your audiences.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Clearly identify the outcomes (ROI) from your presentations

  • Deliver presentations with precision to optimize learning

  • Deliver presentations with emotion to ignite audience interest

  • Establish and maintain a solid connection with your audience

  • Create a connection between your audience and your vision

  • Answer your audience’s 3 most important questions

  • Create a solid foundation for your message to support every high stakes presentation


Speaker: Ruth Uribes

Speaker Bio:
Ruth Uribes is an Executive Communications Coach with Heroic Voice Academy. She has helped train and coach a variety of CEO’s, leaders, and entrepreneurs speak heart into their messages by empowering them to use their heroic voice, and deliver powerful messages to their audiences.
Initially studying to become a doctor, she now uses her unique background of over 15 years in leadership development, cultural relations, and event production consulting as part of her expertise in developing clients to connect with their audiences.
Ruth also utilizes her experience from sports, modeling, and marketing to also give her clients a unique advantage. Combining tactics from her background and experience, she is calculated and intentional in the success of her clients.
Ruth is based in San Jose, enjoys creating music playlists, art, and connecting to nature.

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Design Driven Innovations: Introduction to Design Thinking

Have you heard about Design Thinking? Do you know that top-tier business schools such as Stanford and Harvard are offering Design Thinking classes? Join us on Aug 16th to find out why Design Thinking has become such a trendy topic. Stanford University Design Thinker and the former Director of SAP's Design and Co-Innovation Center, Tina Tuan will share her knowledge and actual projects involving Design Thinking to demonstrate how “good thinking” can bring “good business.”

This event is hosted by CIE-SF (http://cie-sf.org/) and co-organized by NTUAA (National Taiwan University Alumni Association) of Northern California (https://www.ntuaa-norcal.org/). It’s a free event. Please register at https://ciesf2018design.eventbrite.com or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

您聽過史丹佛和哈佛商學院的熱門課程「設計思考」Design Thinking 嗎?設計思考是一種「創新」的思維模式,成功結合人們的需求、科技的發展,與有效的商業模式。講者段岱佳是史丹佛出身的 Design Thinker、SAP (2016富士比排行世界第三大軟體公司) 矽谷設計創新中心總監,曾帶領團隊為全球多家知名企業推動創新專案。設計思考已廣泛並成功地應用在各領域,8/16 (四)晚上,段岱佳將以包含科技、工程、醫療等創新領域的應用實例分享「好設計就是好生意」! 熱愛創新熱愛思考的朋友們千萬不要錯過。

本活動由中國工程師學會 (http://cie-sf.org/) 主辦,北加州台灣大學校友會(https://www.ntuaa-norcal.org/)協辦。活動不收費,請先上網註冊,連結如下 https://ciesf2018design.eventbrite.com 或email至This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract: Good design is good business. Design thinking is a creative methodology that brings together: technology, business, and human desirability. Design thinking is behind many successful innovations, from consumer products to organizational transformations.  In this talk, Tina will give an introduction to design thinking, and share her real-world experiences in leading innovation projects in the global enterprise to create design-driven innovations.

Time:  08/16/2018  6:30 PM (Thurs)

Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140 (free parking) San Jose, CA 95134

Speaker: Tina Tuan, Co-Founder, Design Thinking Foundry

Bio: Tina is a Stanford-trained engineer, design thinker, and educator. She has served leadership positions in product management and design management, at prominent Silicon Valley tech companies. On her role as the Director of SAP's Design and Co-Innovation Center, she led a global team using design thinking to drive innovations at 500 global enterprises. Tina and her team have received international acclaims, including Red Dot Awards, Interaction Awards, UX Awards, and several design patents. In 2017, Tina co-founded Design Thinking Foundry, focusing on innovation consulting and design thinking training. With offices in Silicon Valley and Greater China, Tina works with global clients to reimagine their digital transformation journey through the power of design thinking.

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