Date: Sept 15, 2022 (Thursday)  6:30 - 8:30 PM

Place: ITRI Seminar Room, 2880 Zanker Road, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95134.

Please note that ITRI has moved to new Building and suite, and there is a direct entrance from the back side parking lot.

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Talk Abstract

August is here, and so is the new Annual 2022 Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies!

Gartner has distilled more than 2,000 technologies into 25 key emerging 

technologies that have the potential to move the needle for early adopters over the next two to 10 years.

This year Gartner has grouped  the new emerging technologies  along three themes: 1. Expansion of immersive experiences,2.  Acceleration of AI Automation and  3. Optimization of technologist delivery. 

Technologies to watch in the immersive experiences category include metaverse, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Web3, digital humans, digital twin of the customer.

In AI automation, they have focused on technologies  like autonomic systems, causal AI, generative design AI, and machine learning code generation.

For technology delivery optimization, technologists will rely on new ways to deliver digital products and services, including: computational storage, data observability, open telemetry, cloud data ecosystems, cloud sustainability, cybersecurity mesh architecture, and industry cloud platforms.

In this seminar Dr. Kao will present the latest 2022 Emerging Technology Hype Chart, explain what a hype chart is and many of the new technologies on the chart.

Come and join us to learn more about new technologies such as Metaverse, Non Fungible tokens, digital twins, Causal and Generative AI, Web 3, as well as  sustainability, observability, and viability concepts.

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 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 the 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. 

Over  the past ten years Dr. Kao has given more than 100 seminars on various Emerging Technologies subjects including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities,  Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing. the Metaverse and Satellite Communications.

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