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Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5:30 to 8 pm
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International Technological University (ITU) 
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Marieann Shovlin  

Marieann Shovlin

ASQSV & ITU Liaison, Innovation 
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613

Presents a Panel Discussion on:

Integrating Quality Into Emerging Technologies Artificial Intelligence, Innovation & You - how will you be impacted by AI?

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Experts on Artificial Intelligence Theory & Practice will share their experience at the ITU Auditorium. 

Panelists are Dr. Ming-Hwa Wang & Mr. Arijit Das professors at ITU and industry expert Jeetu Lakhotia, CEO and founder of Locus . The panel Moderator is Indra Desai. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a “new normal” for our world today. It has been featured on Frontline, taught in schools, used on the factory floors, search engines and online shopping. In our world of massive data, AI recognizes patterns from vast amounts of data providing insights, predicting outcomes, and making complex decisions. It can also lead to fake news and political complications.

Our panelists will discuss and share their theories and experiences in AI and take audience questions after their presentation.

Ming-Wa Wang Dr. Ming-Hwa Wang got his Ph.D in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1991 and worked full-time at hi-tech industry for 28 years. At the same time, he also taught at the Computer Engineering Department of Santa Clara University as a part-time adjunct professor. Starting 2007, Ming-Hwa joined International Technological University and serves on the core faculty.

Ming-Hwa work experience includes engineer, project lead, manager, and director. He also co-founded a startup and served as VP of R&D. Currently he works as the director of data science and engineering at a startup company in Menlo Park. Almost all courses Ming-Hwa taught were at the Graduate School including cloud computing, big data, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, information retrieval, semantic web, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, etc.

Arijit Das is a computer scientist with an MSCS degree from Oregon State University. He started his career as an IBM mainframe programmer working with COBOL, DB2 and VSAM file systems. He moved on to Oracle Relational Database technology on UNIX servers. Most of his early work experience was with service industries in the Philadelphia tri-state area. For the last 2 decades he has been part of the Research faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He has been teaching courses in computer science and working on applied research projects in the areas of Database and Big Data technologies (for various Department of Defense entities). He is a frequent speaker at Oracle user group events. At ITU he is an adjunct faculty at the computer science department. Arijit sees the growth of AI as a tool in the analysis of data and with it the ever increasing role of the data engineer.

  Jeetu Lakhotiam  CEO and founder of Locus Jeetu Lakhotia, CEO and founder of LocusJeetu is an entrepreneur, technology leader and a patent holder with over 25 years of experience in data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies. At Locus, he is the CEO and responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction and operations. Jeetu has created several innovative products in the analytics market that have generated over $500 million in revenue. He has been recognized for his achievements through various leadership and innovation awards.


Please join us Tuesday evening, December 3 at ITU. The evening will begin and end with networking and refreshments.

More information on the ASQ SV website

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 December 3, 2019

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5:30 - 6:00 - Registration & Networking
6:00 - 7:15 - Panel - Artificial Intelligence, Innovation & You

7:15 - 7:30 - Break, Refreshments & Networking
7:30 - 8:00 - Panelists & Audience Q & A

 Note: Registration for this Session ends at 4pm Dec. 3.

Cancellation Policy: no refunds will be available unless you notify us before Monday 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.