2017 Technology Predictions and Forecast

Date: Jan 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA

Talk Title: “2017 Technology Predictions”  by Dr. William Kao

Talk Abstract:  It is the beginning of the year 2017. What is the technology forecast for the year?

What are the technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2017?

In this two hour seminar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is predicting for 2017. He will cover what major firms and institutions such as Gartner, Forbes, Forrester Research, Computer World, Time Magazine are saying about this year: trends, facts and figures,  some predictions, projections and prognostications.

Some of the technologies covered include: AR/VR, AI and machine learning, Big Data, IoT, Intelligent machines, drones, self driven cars, EVs, 3D printing, etc.

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 including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented Reality, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.

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