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, 6:00 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.

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


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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.