Brain theory and the future of data

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DATE :  Wednesday, October 17th, 2012   ABSTRACT :  Data is moving from a store-and-analyze paradigm to a stream-and-act paradigm. The only way to capture the value in large number of data sources is to stream data to self-building models that generate business actions without human intervention. This, coincidentally, is fundamentally what brains do. Numenta has created Grok, a streaming prediction engine that ushers in the new paradigm automated business processes. Grok is built on an advance in neocortical theory that teaches how to create self-building models from data streams. In this talk Jeff Hawkins will briefly describe the science behind Grok and show how Grok is being applied to applications such as energy demand response and IT applications.
VENUE :  KPMG - 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Buffet Dinner, Networking & Exhibition
6:00-6:45pm Company Presentations
6:45-7:30pm Speaker Presentation, Q&A
Networking & Exhibition
Jeff Hawkins, Co-founder, Numenta

Jeff Hawkins is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, and author. He was a founder of two mobile computing companies, Palm and Handspring, and was the architect of many computing products such as the Palm Pilot and Treo smartphone. Throughout his life Jeff has also had a deep interest in neuroscience and theories of the neocortex. In 2002 he founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, a scientific institute focused on understanding how the neocortex processes information. The institute is now located at U.C. Berkeley. In 2004 we wrote the book "On Intelligence" which describes progress on understanding the neocortex. In 2005 he co-founded Numenta, a startup company building a technology based on neocortical theory. It is his hope that Numenta will play a catalytic role in the emerging field of machine intelligence. Jeff Hawkins earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1979. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003.

Alex Shubat

Dr. Alex Shubat has more than 25 Years of experience in the Design, Management and Executive Roles in the Technology industry. He is currently an investor, Board Member and an Executive Advisor to a number of startups. He is a member of the Band of Angels and Silicom Ventures. Alex co-founded Virage Logic in 1996 and served as the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until Sept 2010 when the company was acquired by Synopsys. During his tenure as the CEO, the company doubled in revenue, grew profitability, gained market share through both organic and inorganic product expansion, completed three acquisitions and expanded its global footprint. Prior to taking on the role of president and CEO, he served as COO and CTO. Prior to co-founding Virage Logic, he served as director of engineering at WaferScale Integration, a provider of Programmable Microcontroller Peripherals (subsequently acquired by ST). Alex is serving on the Santa Clara University Industry Advisory Board and he served on the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Board of Directors. He has an executive M.B.A. from Stanford University, a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.


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