2022 Technology Trends and Predictions

Date: Jan 12, 2022 (Wednesday)  6:00 - 7:30 pm



Talk Abstract

What are the new technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2022?

In this webinar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is forecasting for 2022. The webinar will cover what major institutions such as Gartner Research, Forbes, and others are saying about 2022 technology trends and predictions for the year.

Some of the topics to be discussed will include

1.     Updates on perennial technologies such as AI, 5G, IoT, Edge Computing, Predictive Analytics, Facial Recognition and Voice Search.

2.     New topics such as Metaverse, NFT, Low and No code solutions, and neuromorphic chips.

3.     Current/New trends: Datafication, Automation, Digitalization, Virtualization, Security, Governance.

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 on IC CAD 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.

Dr. Kao currently teaches Clean Technology and Emerging Technology courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. 

He has given more than 90 seminars in the past ten years on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing. and Satellite Communications.

Dr. Kao is a Technology Watcher, Learner and Teacher.

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