The Future of Everything
Featuring talks with industry experts, CSPA explores the state of technology in a variety of fields and how those fields can develop and evolve alongside the software that has become ubiquitous in our modern world.
The Future of Sustainability Pt.II
Sustainability is a global imperative. California Software Professional Association (CSPA) is thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated panel discussion on The Future of Sustainability (Part II), where industry leaders, renowned experts, policy makers and influential investors will converge to share their insights and drive impactful changes. Our Esteemed Moderator, Ron Erd, brings his wealth of experience and expertise to guide our discussion towards innovative solutions. Ron is a Growth Executive and 5x CEO with 20 years of P&L leadership.
Our Distinguished Panelists include:
Greg Tanaka, founder and CEO of an AI startup Percolata which provides Forecast as a Service (FaaS). Percolata is funded by Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, and others. Greg is a Palo Alto City Councilman and US Congressional candidate.
Dr Sarah Placella is a scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. Sarah is Founder and CEO of Root Applied Sciences which informs farmers of airborne pathogens in agriculture.
Koichi Arimitsu, General Manager of Energy and Environment at Venture Lab Niterra Group with a $100M fund focusing on mobility, energy & environment, and health.
The Future of Sustainability
California Software Professional Association (CSPA) is thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated panel discussion on the future of sustainability; where industry leaders, renowned experts, and influential investors will converge to share their insights and drive impactful changes. Our esteemed Moderator, Ron Erd, brings his wealth of experience and expertise to guide our discussion towards innovative solutions. Ron is a Growth Executive and 5x CEO with 20 years of P&L leadership. Our panelists include:
Wade Bitaraf, founder of Energy & Sustainability practice at Plug and Play. Wade works closely with entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leaders, and investors with a focus on the energy industry value chain.
Silicon Valley: Past, Present, and Future (Part II)
By popular demand, we are delighted to present Part II of "Silicon Valley: Past, Present, and Future” hosted by California Software Professional Association (CSPA). Please join us as we bring together three exceptional leaders—Daniel Kottke, Dr. Ekta Dang, and Axel Kloth—for an engaging and thought-provoking fireside chat
Silicon Valley: Past, Present, and Future
California Software Professional Association is honored to bring you legendary Daniel Kottke & Keith Koo to share SV's Past, Present and Future in an interactive thought-provoking fireside chat. CSPA is a volunteer based, 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1988. Our mission is to promote leadership, entrepreneurship, and education among our professional members across all segments of the technology community.
The Future of Music and Generative AI
Freedom Preetham is the founder and CEO of Kena.ai, a first asset-backed, decentralized marketplace for music. Kena uses advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to teach music to people on behalf of creators and redistribute the wealth to said creators. They will be discussing the role of collaborative AI in the music industry and the ways that the advancing technology can be applied to the field.
The Future of Fashion and Fashion Tech
Founder and CEO Abby Sugar will be in conversation with Shawn Flynn, Investment Banker and Host of the Silicon Valley Podcast, about the future of fashion, next generation consumers and how they're shopping, and the impact of technological advances on fashion in the real world and the metaverse - what are they, and why are they significant?
The Future of APIs for Accelerators in Open Source
CSPA is proud to present Dr Axel K. Kloth, President and CEO of Abacus Semiconductor Corporation and Shaw Flynn, Investment Banker and Host of the Silicon Valley Podcast. Dr Axel will discuss the Future of APIs for Accelerators in Open Source and Shawn will moderate the conversation.
The Future of DEFI Regulations
The decentralized finance, or DEFi, exploded over the last year, with a total value locked of around $90 billion. As a new paradigm of finance, characterized by being open, permissionless, and disintermediated, DeFi is currently going through an experimental phase, operating with no or minimal regulation compared with traditional, centralized finance.
The Future of Software Design: Intelligent Processes and Methodology
Marc Andreessen famously said that "Software is eating the world" in 2011. Now AI is eating software. The software industry will continue to grow and become one of the largest industries of the future. In this presentation, Dr. Tieren Zhou, founder of the hybrid Agile Development Methodology SpecDD, will share his research and experience on making agile processes scalable and balanced.
The Future of Finance: Decentralized Finance
Unlike centralized finance, decentralized finance (DeFi) enables consumers to conduct loans, derivatives, exchanges, trading, earn interest, et el without intermediaries such as banks. As a disruption of the current financial system using blockchain technology, DeFi has reduced transaction costs, improved financial services, enhanced security and eliminated intermediaries. It will have a huge impact on the way we manage wealth and circulate money.
The Future of the Web: Reinstalling the Big Missing Features
Marc Andreessen says the web has a BIG missing feature - Annotation. The ability to layer knowledge on web pages was always supposed to be part of the web, but Netscape dumped it in 1995 because of commercial and tech reasons. A better future of the web is possible. The Overweb is the next level of the web - a trust layer over the webpage that enables people to go visible and layers knowledge and interactions on webpages. Over any content on a webpage, there can be worlds of information, interactions, transactions, and experiences.
The Future of Remote Education
Curriki (curriculum + wiki) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, building tools that enable open access for all to the technologies that can transform the way educational experiences are designed, created, and delivered to the 21st Century student. A technology leader driven to improving the educational opportunities and breaking down the barriers that divide those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not.
The Future of Clean Tech
Mr. Westly will talk about the revolutions occurring in smart energy, mobility and buildings. We are all concerned about global warming, Steve will talk about which companies are reshaping our future. As a former Tesla Board member, Steve will talk about how Tesla will continue to reinvent the auto industry and which companies have the potential to be the next Tesla!