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Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Conscious Objects: The Impact of RFID 1

RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) has become a part of everyday life in recent years. This talk will provide an overview of RFID, from its origins up through the current state-of-the-art. It will also provide insight into how RFID's newest capabilities will enable an inter-connectivity of everyday objects that will change our world even more.

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Architecting the Internet-Of-Things 2

While the current job market is hopefully improving, last year found many talented and motivated people looking for opportunities. This talk will describe how one group of people came together, found an opportunity with a low cost of entry, formed a company and -- despite greatly underestimating the task -- brought a product to market.

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Moore's Law, The Microcomputer and Me 3

As a way of describing the historic increase in density of integrated circuits, Moore's Law has contributed dramatically to the growth of electronics in the world today. Several of the contributing factors during 1960-2000 will be described in this talk, along with how these factors are just as important today.

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Mass Storage: What the Future Holds / CNSV Annual meeting 4

This talk will give perspective on the current status and outlook for all key mass storage technologies: Solid State, Magnetic and Optical Storage, as well as integrated storage systems.

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 - 9:00 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. Attorney and CNSV member Jonathan J. Sweet will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the law pertaining to copyright and trademark.

Kendall R. Waters, Ph.D., Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          How Many Consultants Does It Take to Create a Medical Device? 5

This talk will examine the many and varied roles of consultants at one medical device start-up commercializing a minimally invasive imaging system and catheter. The types of consultants employed have a variety of engineering backgrounds, including hardware, software, mechanical, process, and quality. A critical factor in making the match between the consultant and the company is the professional network.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm          What Music is Original in the Digital Age? 6

Judith Finell will discuss ways in which contemporary technology poses challenges and risks for composers and producers in film, TV, recording, advertising, toy, machine, media and video game businesses. She will also discuss the issues arising from the blurring of lines between musical creators, performers, and producers, as well as some of the legal, forensic, and business strategies that have evolved to address this new reality. Musical examples from copyright cases and other musical matters will be played.

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. A panel of six CNSV members will discuss what they have done to continue finding consulting work in recent times.

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. If you have an invention, or are just thinking about one, you will learn the right time to begin your patent filing process, what you should do prior to filing, and how to handle the process once you have submitted your patent application.

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm          How to Be an Effective Technical Consultant by Speaking the Language of Business 7

In this talk, John Levy will describe what he has learned about how business people think, and how having this understanding can help you become an effective consultant.

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