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Bob Linscheid - Keynote SpeakerPresident & CEO - San Francisco Chamber of Commerce | Twitter
Bob Linscheid is President & CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the largest and most inclusive business membership organization in San Francisco. Before joining the Chamber in 2013, Linscheid served as Managing Director of Innovate North State, the leading innovation catalyst organization in Northern California working to grow innovative companies and boost economic competitiveness. In addition to founding his own management consulting company, Linscheid has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Chico Chamber of Commerce, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Antioch Chamber of Commerce.
Lonny Brooks, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Dept of Communications, CSUEB
Dr. Brooks studies how organizations (especially forecasting think tanks), interaction designers, and college youth envision the future of media and information technologies. This research brings together his interests in the social and cultural impacts of new media and the distribution of societal stories we invent to forward, mitigate, or restrain technological and scientific invention.
James Houpis, Ph.D.Provost, CSUEB
James L. J. Houpis, provost and vice president of academic affairs for California State University, East Bay.
Houpis was named dean and professor of geological and environmental sciences at CSU Chico in 2001, and from 2003-2007 was director of the university’s Bidwell Environmental Institute. Previously, he served as a professor of environmental sciences at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill., where he directed the Environmental Sciences Program from 1998-2001.
Houpis received his bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences in 1978 and his doctorate in forest science in 1989 from UC Berkeley. He earned a master’s degree in biology in 1984 from San Diego State University. He was an environmental scientist and project leader in the Health and Ecological Sciences Division for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1986 to 1996. From 1991-1993, he was an adjunct professor in biological sciences at CSU Chico.
Sanjiv GoyalPresident & CEO - Droisys
Sanjiv Goyal, President/CEO and co-founder of Droisys, established it’s presence in the US market in 2003, expanded globally to European and Latin American markets, and has entered new verticals markets.
He has held various positions from Project Manager to CEO in many organizations IBM, Autonation, Mastech, GM, and RMS, where he managed teams responsible for corporate strategy, business development, project management, and finding creative solutions. His focus on building and maintaining a disciplined operational infrastructure for Droisys allowed the company to form alliances as well as make strategic investments into other technology start-ups in the U.S and India.
Mr. Goyal had led the IIT Delhi Alumni Entrepreneur Mentoring Program and continues to support education-focused causes and charitable organizations.
Nancy YuenSoftware Engineer, Google
Ms. Yuen earned her M.S. in Computer Science from CSUEB while working full time for Glimmerglass Networks, and Google. Her specializations include embedded systems, system bring up, bios and kernel development. Most recently she is working on video delivery infrastructure.
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Scott AmyxFounder & CEO A+M | LinkedIn
Scott is the founder & CEO of A+M, a wearables digital agency specializing in smart wearables strategy and development. As a Silicon Valley industry expert in smart wearables, Scott explores the intersection of enterprise implications and consumer decisions of adopting wearable technologies.
Seasoned innovator and entrepreneur with a track record of success building both startups and established brands. Seasoned executive with 18 years of experience managing complex mobile and technology projects, product innovation, top-line growth and P&L. Experienced in identifying and capitalizing upon market opportunities to introduce new products, reposition existing ones, and drive earnings growth in highly competitive markets. Managed double-digit million dollar client engagements. Unique combination of strategic leadership, consensus building, and execution skills.
Green Cat CollectiveSand Noise Device | TwitterFacebook
The Sand Noise Device or SND is both a complex generative music system as well as a novel and intuitive interface for influencing and interacting with this system. The interface consists of a table height box filled with sand, an array of sensors, an overhead projector, and several internally lit tangible objects. The sensors are used to track object position, object color, and sand topography. The projector is used to provide visual feedback. Sound is provided by a multi-channel loudspeaker system arranged around the box.
The various parameters that determine the functionality of the SND’s generative music system are influenced by the user’s interactions with the sandscape and provided tangible objects. By manipulating the sand and objects the user is able to influence various aspects of the generative music system.
The audio aesthetic of the SND tends more towards the textural than the melodic. Traditional western music standards (e.g. tonal harmony, 12TET, and homophony) are not given much emphasis in the design of the generative music system. The SND is intended to produce music more in line with something like Silver Apples of the Moon than Switched on Bach.
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Roger W. Doering, Ph.D.Professor of Engineering, CSUEB | LinkedIn
Dr. Doering completed his Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley as well as his B.S. in Systems Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, with honors.
Currently, Dr. Doering is a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering along with a Computer Engineering Degree Academic Adviser as well as a member of the Academic Senate.