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Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm          

This was a very special IEEE-CNSV-sponsored Open House at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) located in San Jose City Hall. IEEE-CNSV members along with IEEE members and their guests learned about and got a tour of the resources offered at this new regional office, including the public search room, patent examiner meeting rooms, and the PTAB hearing room.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            
Location: SEMI 

This talk will provide a primer of graph databases and graph-compute engines, and will describe how companies such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn use these as a strategic tool in their businesses.

Early SIG Meetings (Special Interest Groups) :

Autonomous Vehicles SIG (AV-SIG): Key Autonomous Vehicle Technologies for Precise Location & Realtime Mapping


Josh Pederson , Ayla Networks
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Today, the core focus of data in IoT typically revolves around leveraging data at scale from deployed devices to understand consumer usage, upsell new services, provide higher quality support, and more. However, device manufacturers can greatly benefit from leveraging data before devices are deployed at scale.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Why does Silicon Valley produce revolution after another? Conventional wisdom credits big visions, great management and a history of success, but conventional wisdom is wrong. Silicon Valley’s unique edge is built on the rubble of failure, poor management and a crucial third ingredient – myth.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

With IoT's opportunities come the greatest security challenges we have ever seen. This talk will delve into these challenges by focusing on the technological, operational and organizational considerations in numerous areas.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will then address the current state of the art in Mixed Reality (MR) based on work that began well before the VR bubble, and how that work is now beginning to bear fruit. The future of content delivery will be 2D, but the future of content capture and creation will be 2D, 3D and 4D.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

We hear the terms smart product, connected product and IoT product used interchangeably all the time, but do these terms all mean the same thing? The answer is a resounding NO! Attend this talk to take away a base understanding of what IoT is and what it’s capable of.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm          

An IEEE Milestone for SHAKEY the Robot was dedicated on Feb. 16 at the Computer History Museum in Mtn. View, CA. This is the first milestone in the areas of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Mark J. Nitzberg , Caruma Technologies, Inc.
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

In this talk, Dr. Mark Nitzberg will provide his engineering overview of autonomous driving, and will describe its greatest technical challenges. He will also discuss the companies in this field, and the technologies that they each hope will allow them to crack the code.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

If you’re building or using Internet-connected devices, you need to know the key role blockchain technology will play in how we work with these devices. Come and learn the basics of blockchain, hear the range of possible uses, and see what is available today.

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