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2019 Meetings

Month Topic Speaker (s) Slides Videos
February 21st Panel: Consumer electronics/IoT devices security Suresh Marisetty, ARM Inc.

Jasper Van Woudenberg, Riscure North America

January 24 2019 CES Download Joseph Wei, Skychee Ventures

Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates

2019 IEEE CES Download – josephwei



2018 Meetings

Month Topic Speaker (s) Slides Videos
October 23rd The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0 Cesar Johnston, Energous Corp.
September 25th Two Talks: ECC Memory in Automotive Solutions / Deep Learning with AWS DeepLens Michael Wang, ISSI

Nagajyothi Nookula, Amazon AWS

Aug. 28th IEEE Hardware Startup & Innovation Symposium Jack Kang, SiFive

Ryan Cousins, Krtkl

Dr. Ekta Dang, U First Capital

Josh Su, SK Hynix


Jack IEEE Hardware Startup & Innovation Symposium


July 24th Lunch & Learn: T-Skin wearable w/gesture control for AR/VR, Robotics, & Drone
May VTA Presentation on Downtown San Jose BART

Start-up Pitch Contest at Women-in-Engineering International Leadership Conference

Dennis Ratcliffe, VTA Deputy Director, Engineering and Program Delivery




March Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable Kevin Zhao (Profusa)
February Insider Secrets of a Robotics & Consumer Electronics Design Consultancy by Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (co-sponsored by CE Society)
January CES Download Bill Orner 2018 IEEE CES Download – billorner
Joseph Wei 2018 IEEE CES Download – josephwei
Tom Coughlin 2018 IEEE CES Download – Tom Coughlin

2017 Meetings

Month Topic Speaker(s) Slides Video

‘Tis the Season to Give! IEEE & SHPE-SV Volunteers

October How consumer product like Google’s Pixelbook benefit from NVMe Storage? Zhiping Yang, Sr. Hardware Manager, Google Inc. How consumer product like Google’s Pixelbook benefit from NVMe Storage?
September Emerging Wireless Technologies for IoT Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems  Wireless for IoT Wireless for IoT – 1

Wireless for IoT – 2

August Khronos Standards for Neural Network Acceleration and Deployment Radhakrishna (Radha) Giduthuri, AMD Khronos Standards For Vision
July Device Data in IoT: Use it Early and Often Josh Pederson, Director of Product Management, Ayla Networks IEEE_Data_Usage_in_IoT_072517
Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch


Joseph Wei, Chair, IEEE CE Society; Founding Partner, Lab360 HW Incubator

Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; CEO, Watercity

Brent Brownell, GM, Cybrid Technologies

Matt Thompson, Lead Scientist, Tri Alpa Energy


Axiom Energy, CURB, GridX, NovaSolix, SolarGaps, Sprimo, Rayvio, Alea Labs, Cedar Marine, Abricate, Flow Labs, Pintail Power, Oceana Energy, Ener Allies

IEEE Intro

Keynote 1 – Metering and water conservation

Fireside chat 1 – CYBRID Slides



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June Tour to Ericsson Silicon Valley Experience Center
Ultra-efficient, ultra-small, silicon power control and protection switches to extend operating time of your wearables, mobile devices, and IOT products.
Gene Rutkevich Ultra-efficient power control
March The New Era of Quantified Heart Movement

The Realities of Selling Hardware

Callie Yan Xue , CEO and Co-founder, Welbean

Dana Madlem (V.P. Services,  Rush Order)

Quantified Heart

Rush Order – Hardware Realities

Quantified Heart
February Set-Top Box – Architectural Trend Towards Smaller, Faster, Cheaper Hoan Tran (Micron) Set Top Box – Smaller, Faster, Cheaper Video
January 2017 CES Download Bill Orner

Tom Coughlin

Joseph Wei

Bill Orner

Tom Coughlin


Bill Orner

Tom Coughlin

Joseph Wei

2016 Meetings

Month Topic Speaker(s) Slides Video
December Bluetooth 5 Michael McDonald (Toshiba)
October GPUs & Deep Learning at scale Robert Ober (NVIDIA) NVIDIA
September Cassia Networks Felix Zhang (Cassia Networks) Cassia Cassia
August AR-VR Harsha Nagaraju (Micron) Interactive AR/VR
July The Memory of Cars Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Associates)
June Cypress Semiconductor Solutions for IoT and Wearables David W. Blevins (Cypress) Cypress
May Maker Faire Download Shomir Dighe, Joseph Wei 2016 Maker Faire
April Virtual Reality with Stereoscopic Cameras: Algorithms for Immersive Playback Adam Rowell (Lucid) Lucid IEEE Talk
March Pabellon advances Nikola Tesla’s wireless power transfer experiments to a new level Alex Rubin (Pabellon) Pabellon Pabellon
February Future of Urban Transport Dr. Nathan Jauvtis (Bolt Motobike) Bolt Part1  Part2
January CES Download Bill Orner (GoPro)

Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Associates)

Joseph Wei (SJW Consulting, Inc.)

Bill Orner

Tom Coughlin

Joseph Wei

Bill Orner

Tom Coughlin

Joseph Wei


For 2015 and earlier meetings, please visit Archived Meetings.