Thursday, March 30th, 2017

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Rora Van den Bulcke and Thomas Soetens from Immersive Design Studios talked about the use of GPUs and projection systems as media sources for very large are displays in public venues. The latest capabilities enable public VR. VR is interesting for artists, but should not require a [...]

April 20, 2015, Cloud Security Alliance, San Francisco—Philippe Courtot from Qualys talked about global security and privacy as being an intertwined pair. Both are being threatened while users want more of each of them. The two concepts are parallels to Doctors without Borders in that they are working in areas of greatest need. To prevent [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—A trio of pundits and technologists talked about the drivers and markets for 4k TV sets. Paul Gagnon from NPD Displaysearch joined Graham Loveridge from Pixelworks and Mick Grover from Sharp in a set of presentations. Gagnon noted that the market is growing for all types [...]

February 25, 2014, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Dwayne Melancon from Tripwire presented the concept of games as the framework for security. Many of the user interfaces can use Diablo as the pattern for the UI. Game players depend upon various de facto standards for game interfaces. The games have methods and models that provide the elements [...]

October 24, 2013, Robo Business, Santa Clara, CA—Dan Kara from Myria RAS looked at the various components that comprise a robotics system to develop a sense of the industry growth. The high fragmentation and emerging technologies adversely affects the reporting functions. Now, robotics seem to have a wide range of capabilities from specialized and dedicated [...]

September 24, 2013, IEEE SCV CESoc, Santa Clara, CA—Shane Dyer from Arrayent talked about developing products that can do their functions and not have some type of computer interface. This issue is becoming increasingly important as we approach the Internet of Things that are all on line and connected. Many new non-computer product categories are [...]

 February 27, 2012, Cloud Security Alliance Summit, San Francisco—Mike McConnell from Booz Allen Hamilton and former director of the NSA and former Director of National Intelligence talked about protecting state secrets in the cloud. As the drivers of technology and standards brings about changes, we have to add economics as another driver, because we need [...]

 December 1,2011, Printed Electronics USA 2011, Santa Clara, CA—James Zunino from the U.S. Army RDECOM provided an overview of printed materials capabilities and current prototypes for Army applications. This R&D group partners with many other government, academic, and industry research organizations to expand the military capabilities for printed electronics. This group is in charge if [...]

 October 12, 2011, IPSO Alliance, Santa Clara, CA–The IPSO Alliance had Bo Begole from PARC talk about changing business models and technologies that will change the way people interact with their worlds. These new models will cause more independent R&D companies to form to address the many changing requirements. Once devices know your location, they [...]

 June 22, 2011, PCI-SIG, Santa Clara, CA—Richard Solomon from LSI provided a background and history of peripheral component interconnect (PCI) in a talk PCI-SIG developers conference. In 1992, PCI was developed as an alternative to other bus structures to enable plug-and-play of computer peripherals. The first incarnation used a 32-bit, 33 MHz bus and was [...]