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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Soft Skill Training IV: Unleash Your Career and Personal Success with Non Verbal Advantage 8/19

This four hours training is worth $100 ~ $200. Today you can get this training with a fraction of the cost.

George Bernard Shaw said:

 “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

 In these times of change and business challenges, we cannot afford to live under this illusion. We also know that communication is key to being a trusted advisor and on coming across as Credible, Capable, and Compatible to your customers, managers, stakeholders, and team members. Effective verbal communication is also dependent upon aspects such as culture and nationality.

 However, the interesting data point is that focus is usually on verbal communication, even though words only comprise 7% of the communication. Remaining 93% of communication comprises of non-verbal communication of which body language comprises - 55% and tone - 38%. Hence, there is a mode of communication, the potential of which is largely untapped.

 This training would focus on science behind non-verbal communication and enable you with very powerful and proven frameworks, tools, and techniques of non-verbal communication, which would greatly improve the effectiveness of your communication and the impact you would make as a trusted advisor to your customers and stakeholders.

 After completing this training, you would be able to:

  1. Understand the neuroscience, which drives the use of non-verbal communication modes and its interpretation.
  2. Use the 5 cardinal rules to accurately decode the body language of their stakeholders and what’s on their mind.
  3. Understand the neuroscience, which drives the use of non-verbal communication modes and its interpretation.
  4. Use the 5 cardinal rules to accurately decode the body language of their stakeholders and what’s on their mind.
  5. Observe postures, gestures, micro-gestures of others and self to accurately interpret the messages in non-verbal communication and flex the communication style.
  6. Apply advanced techniques and tips of meeting seating, eye contact, congruence, mirroring, imprinting, handshakes, building rapport etc.

This session would be followed by a 90 group coaching session over a web conferencing solution where we would review the concepts learned and also address questions from the participants.

Time:  8/19/2017  1:00PM - 5:30PM (Sat.)

Venue: ZGC Innovation Center @ Silicon Valley 4500 Great America Parkway. Santa Clara CA

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleash-your-career-and-personal-success-with-non-verbal-advantage-tickets-35734623220

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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