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ROLM: From Fruit Shed to Fortune 500
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
ROLM revolutionized two industries: military computers and telecommunications. Its Great Place to Work philosophy imprinted a work/play culture that remains the hallmark of Silicon Valley today. Katherine Maxfield’s entertaining talk will reveal ROLM’s challenges and innovations, its triumphs and missteps, and the frustrations faced after IBM bought it in the biggest deal Silicon Valley had ever seen.
Camera Array Technology Through Time
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Tim MacMillan will present the rich history of the design and use of camera arrays in the worlds of photography and cinema effects, starting with the genesis of motion pictures nearly 150 years ago. He will chart the design philosophies that led him to explore the modern technologies enabling this effect, and he will also look at how the new wave of imaging technologies are enabling new and surprising applications. Disruptive technologies have caused dramatic changes in computing technology for decades, often in unacknowledged ways. In this talk, Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar will paint a picture that puts these changes into perspective, and which shows how this series of disruptions have set a course that has evolved from the mainframe to the current smartphone, mobile and cloud computing world.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Conference: Flash Memory Summit
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
IEEE-CNSV will have a booth on the Exhibit Floor at this event, thus providing CNSV members with a great vehicle for publicizing their skills as well as the merits of our organization. CNSV members also receive special pricing for this conference, and two CNSV members will be awarded full conference admission as well. Many aspects of this event are FREE, so register now on the conference website. This talk will describe the search for a second genesis of life in our Solar System, which is a search for a material system that enables Darwinian evolution but also represents a separate origin from life on Earth. This is a dinner meeting, with attendance requiring pre-payment. This talk will identify some of the current technology enablers for the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as some of the remaining software obstacles required to allow pervasive connection of IoT devices to the Internet - particularly regarding an Internet-centric operating system that is geared toward a low-power environment.

BigDataSIG Pre-Meeting: Fraud Detection with Sequence Mining on a Big Data Platform
Pranab Ghosh will present a talk on machine learning using Hadoop and Storm, as well as an actual use case of credit card fraud detection with sequence mining on a Big Data platform. This talk will describe a new class of computational optical sensors and imagers that do not rely on traditional refractive or reflective focusing, but instead on special diffractive optical elements integrated with CMOS photodiode arrays. Images are not captured as in traditional imaging systems, but rather computed from raw photodiode signals. Because such imagers forgo the use of lenses, they can be made unprecedentedly small - as small as the cross-section of a human hair.

IP SIG Pre-Meeting: Valuing Intellectual Capital
A talk by Dr. Gio Wiederhold on topics as included in the 2013 Springer Verlag book Valuing Intellectual Capital: Multinationals and Taxhavens. This event will be a panel discussion about the differences between Japanese and American culture from the perspective of electrical engineers. The panel of five will include two CNSV members, and will be moderated by CNSV member and independent consultant Sean Murphy. Topics discussed will include the findings of a select committee of the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which is co-chaired by panel organizer Takahide Inoue, and which has been trying many different and fairly drastic changes in an attempt to revive the Japanese semiconductor industry. This live interactive tutorial will cover how to use LinkedIn to build your personal brand and sell your consulting services. Come with plenty of questions and learn how best to find new consulting leads and better your consulting career.
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