SIP Presents: Technology OF The Next Decade

Friday, May 6, 2005
Time: 07:00 PM
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The Society of Iranian Professionals

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Technology OF The Next Decade

Dr. Hong-Tai Chou & Dr. Mostafa Ronaghi,

Consolidation (i.e. mergers & acquisitions) and commoditization (as reflected in out-sourcing) of a high-tech industry are strong indications of impending transition for the industry. Recent acquisitions of PeopleSoft by Oracle, and Sprint by Nextel are preludes to seismic changes of the high-tech landscape.
Yesterday’s science fictions are tomorrow’s reality. Many exciting and breath-taking advancements
in technologies are already taking shape as part of the next technology revolution. In this opening program for 2005, Dr. Hong-Tai Chou and Dr. Mostafa Ronaghi will share their views and observations of the major
trends and opportunities in the areas of Biotech, Material Science, IT and Nanotech.
Dr. Hong-Tai Chou, received his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from University of Wisconsin -Madison. He also received an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Sciences, both from UW-Madison. Prior to his graduate study, Dr. Chou received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
Mostafa Ronaghi, Ph.D. moved to Sweden in 1988 for academic education. He received B.Sc. in biomedical chemistry from the University of Kalmar, and was awarded Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1998 describing the invention of Pyrosequencing technology. After a short postdoctoral period at the Royal Institute of Technology, he joined Stanford University. Currently, his research is focused on NanoBiosensors, disease association studies and tools development for biological studies. from National Taiwan University.

Location:Sheraton Hotel, FAZ Ballroom
1108 N. Mathilda Ave. Sunnyvale, Ca
Tel. 408 752-8000
May 6th, 2005, Time 7:00 PM
Tickets: Members $10, NonMembers $15

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