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CES 2020 Download – Jan 23rd

January 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

IEEE Consumer Technology Society Santa Clara Valley chapter brings to you exciting talks on 2020 CES Download

Date and Time

Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


Nvidia Building E

2800 Scott Boulevard

Santa Clara, CA 95050


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food, Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Talk, duration: 60 – 90 mins
8:00 pm – 9 pm: Q&A and Networking

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-ces-download-tickets-87595479437

This is our annual sharing of the new and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. This event has proven to be a very popular one to attend for people that are in the industry or just have a curiosity. See photos and hear explanations about some of the highlights and major themes, as well as some of the weird and unusual items that always seem to appear at CES. Additionally, there are a number of related events that are held just before and after CES that will be talked about, including Showstoppers, Digital Experience, Storage Visions, and ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics)


Joseph Wei – Managing Director, Technology VenturesWearables and IoT 

Tom CoughlinPresident, Coughlin Associates: Storage Devices and Technologies

Valerie Antkowiak Founder, AppMyHomeSmarthome  

Speaker Bios:

Joseph Wei

Joseph Wei is the Managing Director of Technology Ventures, (www.techventures.co), an advisory company to global corporations and startups. Previously, he co-founded Lab360, a hardware incubator that provides investment, mentorship, and business acceleration for early-stage startups. Joseph also held executive positions at Inventec, NEC, SGI and DEC (both are acquired by HP).  He is a senior member of IEEE, past-Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section, Board member and past-Chair of the CE Society, SCV, and Founder of the IEEE Silicon Valley Startup SIG.

Tom Coughlin on Storage Devices and their Applications

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant. He has over 38 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies. Coughlin Associates consults, publishes books and market and technology reports and puts on digital storage-oriented events. He is a regular storage and memory contributor for forbes.com and M&E organization websites. He is an IEEE Fellow, Past President of IEEE-USA and is active with SNIA and SMPTE. For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com

Valerie Antkowiak

Valerie Antkowiak is the Founder of AppMyHome and has been marketing technology for more than two decades, from gas chromatography to educational software to processors and platforms. Her degree in journalism helps her translate geek-speak to real language and she never gets tired of discussing the business of technology and how it continues to change the world.

Valerie spent 18 years at Intel Corporation, in a wide range of sales, marketing, business development and engineering management roles spanning enterprise, mobile, and healthcare. After experimenting with home automation for years, Valerie and her husband founded AppMyHome to help others realize the benefits of smart home technology.

Valerie earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and her MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Business at Michigan State University. Outside of the smart home, Valerie enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and cycling. She raises money for cancer research with Team in Training and is a veteran of eight bike rides around Lake Tahoe and currently preparing for her second Olympic triathlon in April.


January 23, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm