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IEEE Consumer Electronics Society 2018 CES Download (learn the latest trends in Wearable, IoT, Imagining, AR/VR and Storage devices)

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2018 CES Download

Bill Orner – Startup : Imaging Technologies, VR/AR

Joseph Wei – Venture Partner, Skychee Ventures: Wearables and IoT for Consumers

Tom Coughlin – President Coughlin Associates: Storage Devices and Technologies

Meeting Place

NVIDIA Endeavor, 2788 San Tomas Blvd., Santa Clara (See map photo below)

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6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Talk

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Q&A and Networking

Admission Fee: Open to all to attend 
(Please register in advance due to NVIDIA security policy. If you cannot register in advance, you can still show up at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. Allow extra time for NVIDIA security sign in.)

Non-IEEE members – $10
IEEE members – $5
IEEE CES and IEEE Student members – Free

(If you wish to be a member of IEEE, click here)

This is our annual sharing of the new and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. This event has proven to be a very popular one to attend for people that are in the industry or just have a curiosity. See photos and hear explanations about some of the highlights and major themes, as well as some of the weird and unusual items that always seem to appear at CES. Additionally, there are a number of related events that are held just before and after CES that will be talked about, including Showstoppers, Digital Experience, Storage Visions, and ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics)

Speaker Bios:

Bill Orner – First employee of a startup. Previously Bill was the Director of Advanced Engineering at GoPro (www.GoPro.com), a manufacturer of sports video cameras. Mr. Orner’s 30 years in the CE industry includes working for Philips, Transmeta, MIPS, Lexicon as well as several startup companies. He has a BSEET from Northeastern University and a MSTEM from Pepperdine University. Mr. Orner is a member of the IEEE and SMPTE, he currently serves as the secretary of the IEEE CE Society and also involved with standards committees for CTA, USB and VESA.

Joseph Wei – is a Venture Partner of Skychee Ventures (www.skychee.ventures), previously, he co-founded Lab360 (www.Lab360.com), a hardware incubator that provides investment, mentorship, and business acceleration for early stage startups. Prior to Lab360, he founded SJW Consulting Inc., a strategic consulting firm advising global 1000 technology and financial clients on technology trends and product strategy. He led several new businesses at Inventec, SGI, NEC and DEC (acquired by Compaq/HP) that pioneered innovative products, and, generated over $500 million in revenue He is a senior member of IEEE, Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section, Board member and Chair of the CE Society, SCV.

Tom Coughlin – President of Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com), a market analysis and consulting company focused on storage technology used in a variety of areas, including consumer electronics. Tom also runs the Storage Visions conference, held each year just before CES in Las Vegas, and also the Creative Storage conference. Tom is also a past Chairman of the IEEE CES Santa Clara Valley chapter, and is currently on the chapter’s executive team.


January 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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NVIDIA, Building E
2800 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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