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April 19th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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Marieann Shovlin  

Marieann Shovlin

Marketing Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613

Present a Speaker Series:

Integrating Quality into Emerging Technologies - Big Data & Analytics


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Session Four - Big Data & Analytics 

Speaker Topic: Big Data & Analytics

 April 19, 2018

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 Program Description

The fast moving change environment we live in has presented many challenges to our population - from how we manage job and industry losses to how we educate our work force to survive in the changed environment and how we plan our business strategy to succeed in the new world we have created. This series will address four areas of technology emerging in Silicon Valley and related Silicon geographiesover a six month period: Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Virtual & Augmented Reality and Robotics.

Each of these events will be addressing quality challenges in these technology areas and will consist of a Keynote speaker, an expert panel, and a social get together. 

Session Four: Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 5 - 8 pm on Big Data & Analytics

Axel Kloth Big Data

Keynote Speaker Axel Kloth, President & CEO at Scalable Systems Research Labs Inc. 

Keynote Speaker: Axel Kloth

Axel is a Founder, CEO, CTO & VP of Engineering, Scalable Systems Research Labs and a proven force in the parallel processing, multiprocessor systems, interconnects and switches entrepreneurial space. Scalable Systems develops and sells a family of massively parallel coprocessors with standard API's to solve the "Big Data" and numerically intensive problems. These coprocessors work with standard a variety of standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs).

The combination of coprocessors and standards-based applications programming interfaces enable linear scaling. This includes applications in data analysis including social data, financial modeling, crash test simulations, weather forecast, business process optimization and mapping of the human brain. 

Axel has authored or co-authored over 20 patents and 5 books and is an invited repeat speaker to the Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, the Flash Memory Summit and m ultiple IEEE conferences.

Panel members: Dan Esbensen, a co-Founder of Touch Technologies and co-Founder of the California Health Medical Reserve Corps and LearOnMobile, and Da-Qi Ren of Futurewei Technolgies (high performance computing for big data applications) and ITU Staff. The panel Moderator is Indra Desai.



5:00 - 5:30 - Registration & Networking
5:30 - 6:30 - Speaker: The Internet of Things

6:30 - 7:00 - Break, Light Dinner & Networking
7:00 - 7:45 - Panel Discussion
7:45 - 8:00 Networking   

Note: Registration for this Session ends at 4pm April 18th.

Cancellation Policy: no refunds will be available unless you notify us before Wednesday night at midnight.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team and ITU Staff hope to see you all at our Speaker Series!

Douglas has many years of experience as a consultant, manager, and engineer in the computer and software industries . In addition to teaching, he provides organizational assessments, strategic quality planning, and test planning services. His recent technical work has focused on equivalence class analysis, test oracles, and advanced test automation architectures. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, holds credentials for teaching Computer Science at the college level, and has taught management, technical, and quality assurance related university classes for several Universities on both coasts. He has been very active in the Section's activities; teaching classes, leading the Software TAG (SSQA), and he holds the distinction of being ASQ's SV Section Chair twice. He is also a founder, Lead instructor, and Past President of the Association for Software Testing (AST), an international professional society.