Disruptive Technologies

Explore the Future of Silicon Valley Technologies

Monday, August 6, 2018
Presented by PK Agarwal   

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PK Agarwal

Abraham Lincoln’s age-old assertion that “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” is an apt metaphor for our times and a truism for the Silicon Valley. We are at a unique juncture in time where technology is fueling disruption at a pace and scale not witnessed before. Those sticking to status quo are likely on a path to the dust heap of history. Technology coupled with globalization is disrupting and turning virtually every business upside down. It is also creating unimaginable opportunities for individuals and enterprises who are looking ahead and betting on the future.
PK Agarwal is a storyteller who sees the constantly changing future. For those willing to embrace change, opportunities abound, PK will help us look at the future of the Silicon Valley and its highly perishable commodities. We will work together in teams to imagine/design what future technology might look like and what new tools will possibly be required. Our rapidly changing technology is reshaping our personal and professional lives in profound ways. This is an excellent opportunity to expand our imagination.

Key Take-aways…
1 – Learning the key technologies that will shape the future
2 – Explore new tools needed in the future
3 – Design in group what the future will look like

Event Agenda:

• 5:30 pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30 pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-7:45 pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00 pm – Social hour across street at Dish N Dash (optional)

 Speaker’s Bio:

P.K. Agarwal serves as the Regional Dean and CEO of Northeastern University–Silicon Valley.
He also serves as the Chairman of Future 500, a Bay Area-based pioneer in the area of global sustainability. Formerly, he was the CEO of TiE Global, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across 61 cities in 18 countries. Prior to TiE, P.K served as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Technology Officer for the State of California. He has also been in executive and management roles with ACS (now Xerox), NIC Inc., and EDS (now HP).

PK (as he is famously known) helped pioneer the use of Internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area, dating back to Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1995. He had the unique distinction of having a U.S. national annual award named as the “P.K. Agarwal Award for Leadership in Electronic Government.” He also served as the president of the National Association of State CIOs and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an adjunct faculty at USC and USF.
PK is an alum of IIT Delhi and UC Berkeley.

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Date(s) - 08/06/2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

International Technological University (ITU)