Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

September 24, 2015, Churchill Club Awards, Redwood City, CA—The Churchill award for game changer: for indispensable technology and business innovation was presented to LinkedIn. Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Co. talked with Allen Blue, co-founder, LinkedIn. Lund stated that the increased personal connections needed innovations in both technology and business practices. LikedIn changed the way [...]

September 24, 2015, Churchill Club Awards, Redwood City, CA—The Churchill Club awarded Elizabeth Holmes as 2015 global benefactor for irrepressible vision and positive impact on society. In a fireside chat with Channing Robertson from Stanford she described her motivations and inspirations for her work. Robertson noted that she was a very assertive student, even as [...]

August 10, 2015, Los Angeles—Joichi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talked about the interdisciplinary research center, and how it works to transcend boundaries. The Lab considers R & D as a function for learning without the normal constraints of departments and fields of study. The Lab is comprised of 24 groups, each [...]

July 2015 – At Semicon West in San Francisco, Leti summarized there current activities in the semiconductor and electronics arena. They had a total of six presentations lead off by their CEO Marie Semeria. Marie presented the high level view of the company including their innovation strategy. As a centralized research facility, partnership is support [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—In-Byeong Kang from LG Display presented a forward and backward looking view of the display industry in the symposium’s third keynote. The trends and drivers for change are more easily viewed from a historical perspective. Over the past 20 years, displays have changed many parameters, [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Brian Krzanrich from Intel talked about the coming revolution in man-machine interfaces in the SID’s first keynote address. The era of immersive interactions will be as significant as any previous changes in electronic systems. The industry and society are on the cusp of a major [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA– Kurt Moore from Texas Instruments talked about automotive functions and how they are changing by adding more semiconductor technologies. These technology changes are also driving the auto manufacturers to reconsider their primary objectives and business models, as the industry drivers become greener, safer, and still more fun. [...]

May 21, 2015, Imagination Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Sir Hossein Yassale from Imagination talked about changes in the industry and markets, driven by trends in computer vision, security, virtual and augmented realities, connectivity, and application portability. Mostly functions interact with people leading to changes in existing markets while increasing and changing them. Some of the emerging [...]

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Eric Johnson from Re/Code discussed the changing landscape of augmented reality technologies. Panelists were Stefano Baldassi from Meta, Conor Russomanno from OpenBCI, Brian Selzer from Daqri, and Dave Chavez from zSpace. The panelists were in general agreement that the line between AR and VR are [...]

May 6, 2015, NeuroGaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Jim Gatta from the legal firm Pillsbury considered the evolving interfaces and emergence of sensory gaming platforms. Panelists were Tan Le from Emotive, Richard Marks from Sony Playstation Magin Labs, David Holz from Leap Motion, and Nick Thomas from Immersion. The nature of changing interfaces [...]