Soft Skill Training V: Persuasive Presentations: A Path to YOUR Success 11/29

Time: Wednesday, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017skv.eventbrite.com

There are more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations made each day. We spend approximately 15 million person hours per day viewing presentations. This equates to a staggering $252 million a day in terms of productivity.

The data point further fortifies that effective presentation skills have become a critical and required professional competency for achieving key goals and influencing the decisions and actions of your audience. Yet many research and surveys indicate that designing and delivering presentations at or near the top of most feared activities.

This introductory session provides an introduction to basic skills and methods needed to comfortably plan, structure, and deliver business presentations for productive outcomes.

You would also get some key insights on how to change your presentation for culturally diverse audiences, important stakeholders, and different delivery formats.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN?

  • Identify the objective of your presentation
  • Define the structure of the presentation
  • Define the visual design for each slide
  • Understand why storytelling is important 

Speaker: Neschay Kummar

Learning and Development Manager at Cisco

 

Neschay Kummar is a Learning and Development Manager with Cisco Systems. In his role and his career journey of 17 years, he has create learning solutions and trained more than 10,000 of individuals which range from early in career to executives. He possesses a deep expertise in Instructional Design, Presentation Design, Body Language, and Personal Branding. He hold various certification in the space of learning and development, resume writing, and personal branding. He is also a certified to run various psychometric assessments which help to create rapid career success paths for individuals and team.
 
Neschay is deeply passionate about enabling the success of individuals. His diverse experience in working across industries, business functions, and regions, experience in working in HR for more than a decade, and a strong connect to Asian culture, he understands the ground realties very well and is able to provide solutions which are outcome-based and which translate into measurable impact.
 
Neschay is based at San Jose and live there with his 6 year old son and his wife. In his spare time, Neschay loves to read books, play games, and work-out in the gym.

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/neschay/ 

 

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10/17 Emerging Technology - Artificial Intelligence: Current Trends, New Applications

 

Time: Tuesday, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017aioct.eventbrite.com

AI has been largely conceptual for years. We are now into the “AI wave” of technology
(following in order web, social, and mobile) and this is a wave that seemingly benefits the largesttech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Uber, Tesla which have large datasets and large user bases to deploy this technology with.

In this two hour presentation the speaker will give an overview of the field of AI, and cover the latest trends in machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning and many AI application areas.

But why AI now, after so many years?

It is not one thing, but a number of things happening simultaneously, that is causing this
explosion of interest.


1.Better algorithms. Research is constantly coming up with better ways to train models and machines.
2.Better GPUs. The same chips that make graphics come alive on your screen are used to train models, and these chips are improving rapidly.
3.More data. The Internet and humanity’s use of it has produced a massive data set to train machines with.
4.Cloud services. Companies are now offering cloud based services to developers which allow them to access artificial intelligence “as a service” .


The latest hot trends in AI are machine learning (self, no human programming needed), deep learning via neural networks, and a technique called reinforcement learning, a way for machines to learn specific tasks through extreme trial and error.

 

Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao

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 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, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation,
AR/VR, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D Printing.

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9/2 web seminar: How to learn

As of all of us know, we have all been told to 'learn' but no one has ever thought us on 'HOW to LEARN'? With my more than 17 years of experience in learning and development and deep expertise in the neuroscience of learning, I also conduct workshops on scientific approaches to  learning and how to unlock the genius inside all of us. Hance the name of the organization - Genius Unlocked :)!  I have applied my education, professional certifications, and experience while working with various Fortune 100 and 500 organization to create a learning offering to Unlock the Genius by learning the science behind learning. 

 

This saturday, I am doing a open webinar - Learn HOW to study smarter and leave competition far behind and WHY it's a secret only few know? 

 

Registration Link: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238462965/0c873b76b1 

 

I would love to have all of you, your family members, and friends on this free webinar. Post this webinar, I would roll-out a very experiential and scientifically based training curriculum of 6 weeks where I would conduct 4 90 minute session on How to Study Smarter and Not Harder. This would also be 100% FREE. 

 

This is a very powerful session which I have facilitated number of times in the past. Some of the results are:

  • Understand how YOU would learn best
  • Noticeable reduced stress levels of students
  • Improvement in marks by more than 400% 
  • Ability to memorize numbers, facts, or concepts instantly
  • Ability to retain & maintain your memories forever
  • Ability to create marked differentiated performance in the eyes of teachers & peers
  • Dramatic increase in the self and goals one can achieve

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10/25 Manufacturing: The Future is Artificial Intelligence

Manufacturing is undergoing a quiet revolution. Humans have been difficult to compete with so far because they have excellent vision and manipulator systems (eyes and hands) that can be endlessly re-trained, but data output options are really slow: handwriting, typing, or speaking. Machines on the other hand, are getting better at both vision and manipulation, but the key advancement is that they can communicate at the speed of light.

Manufacturing intelligence is an inevitable evolution of the automation and analytics trends in the space today. Making just one unit that is high-quality is hard; designing a process that can make thousands or millions, over and over again, is even harder. This field is still nascent, with the first of these machine-learning algorithms just starting to hit the marketplace from companies like Cognex and Instrumental.

Date and Time: Oct 25 2017 18:30 to 21:00 PDT

Location: 2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134 (Free Parking)

Registration: https://ciesf2017ai.eventbrite.com

Speaker: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky

Bio: "Anna-Katrina is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. After spending over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on manufacturing lines, she started Instrumental to build an intelligent quality system to modernize manufacturing. Instrumental customers range from startups to Fortune 500s and span consumer electronics, apparel and more."

She allows us to post part of her talk. Video link: https://youtu.be/TcoQ9eoSSBA

And She gave us an inspired advice. Video link: https://youtu.be/BJ5q_kbasGE

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9/12 2017 Emerging Technologies, the Gartner Hype Cycle, and Technology’s Exponential Growth Rate

Emerging technologies are those technical innovations which represent progressive developments within a field and are characterized by radical novelty, relatively fast growth, prominent impact, and uncertainty. Their most prominent impact lies in the future and they may represent a significant, competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years.

In this two hour talk Dr. Kao will first introduce the Gartner Hype Cycle, which provides a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and chief innovation officers should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios. Dr. Kao will explain the five phases of the Hype Cycle: technology trigger, peak of inflated expectations, trough of disillusionment, slope of enlightenment, and plateau of productivity.

The speaker will then present a brief overview of current emerging technologies including AI, machine learning, deep and reinforcement learning, new types of new computing: quantum, edge, cognitive, affecting; smart dust, 4 - D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, human augmentation, connected homes, autonomous cars, digital twin, 5G, volumetric displays, brain- computer interface, conversational user interface, robotics, nanotube electronics, software defined security, etc.

Finally he will discuss the currently exponential growth rate of technology and the impact of its compounding effect for the rest of the 21st Century

DATE AND TIME

Tue, September 12, 2017    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134

REGISTRATION

https://ciesf2017etsept.eventbrite.com

Speaker: Dr. William Kao

Dr. 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 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, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, AR/VR, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D Printing.

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