2021 Technology Trends and Predictions
Jan 19, 2021

Talk Abstract:

What are the technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2021? 

In this webinar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is predicting for 2021. The webinar will cover what major institutions such as Gartner, Forbes, Forrester Research, are saying about 2021 trends and some predictions for the year. Some of the topics to be discussed will include AI and Machine Learning, 5G, IoT, AR/VR, Augmented Data Analytics, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Blockchain, Self Driving Vehicles, and Cyber Security, etc. 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems. 

Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, and was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Emerging Technology courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. He has given more than 80 seminars in the last ten years on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G and 3D Printing.