Three Minutes with Robotic Dexterity Panel Chair Stefano Foresti

From warehouse operations to surgical operations, robots are lending a helping hand like never before. But just how nimble are they, and how far does the technology have to go for them to be fully useful in the industry? To explore this topic further, VLAB Executive Stefano Foresti is leading the coordination of panel on April [...]

By | 2018-04-23T23:21:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Minutes with Robotic Dexterity Panel Chair Stefano Foresti

A Get-to-Know with VLABer Michelle Tsing, Founder of Robotics for Good

Long-time VLAB Volunteer Michelle Tsing recently chaired a panel on the entrepreneurial community’s favorite cocktail party conversation topic, the meteoric rise and rocky life of Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. The panel “ICOs and the Token Economy: Disruption or Deception?”, a sell-out event, took place on February 27 at the Stanford Faculty Club. The panelists [...]

By | 2018-04-19T20:51:19+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Get-to-Know with VLABer Michelle Tsing, Founder of Robotics for Good

Meet Sangam Sangameswara, Event Chair and Company Founder

Sangam Sangameswara, founder of several companies and event chair of the upcoming “Young Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Living The American Dream” event on January 30 was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger Michelle McIntyre. During their lively chat, they discussed his motivation for success, his time working with Intel Founder Andy Grove, the reasons why Mahatma Gandhi and [...]

By | 2018-01-26T17:09:41+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Sangam Sangameswara, Event Chair and Company Founder

Remembering Mark Duncan, a VLAB paragon

We lost a great friend, mentor, and VLAB executive. Mark Duncan passed on, December 24, 2017. He leaves a legacy at VLAB, in the tech industry, and in the arts. Mark was a non-judgmental, compassionate, cheerful and generous friend. He loved to create things and solve problems (e.g. software, writing, marketing). He was forward-looking. Mark had [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:01:56+00:00 January 15th, 2018|VLAB, Volunteers|Comments Off on Remembering Mark Duncan, a VLAB paragon

Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Chair, Vivek Kumar, known for his positivity and ready-to-change-the-world mindset, was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger, Michelle McIntyre. Vivek had a lot to say about the application of artificial intelligence, why VLAB works, his early days with the organization, and whom he admires the most and why. 1. Silicon Valley is a special place partially [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:54:42+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

When Blue River Technology co-founder, Jorge Heraud, joined the VLAB AgTech panel in September 2015, little did we know his company would be acquired two years later by the company seated next to them on the stage. Blue River was recently acquired by Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment for $305 [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:55:15+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

Deep Learning + The Human Genome = Deep Genomics

The human genome project was completed 14 years ago at a cost of approximately $3B.  Today, gene sequencing tests are available to consumers for under $1,000.  As more people are tested, data is available that may forever change the healthcare industry.  Using AI / Deep Learning and genomic data sets, Deep Genomics is ready to [...]

By | 2017-06-19T11:11:01+00:00 June 19th, 2017|AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning|Comments Off on Deep Learning + The Human Genome = Deep Genomics

Meet the Teenaged Co-Chairs of the Sports Analytics Event

According to Research and Markets analysts, the sports analytics industry is expected to reach 3.97 billion dollars over the next five years. However, controversy is involved: athletes feel concerned about who has the right to their personal data, but many experts have speculated that this data could help determine player salaries and draft. On May [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:13:45+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet the Teenaged Co-Chairs of the Sports Analytics Event

A Few Quick Facts About Immunotherapy

VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS  Can't make it to Menlo Park?  LIVESTREAM TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE, TOO!  Immunotherapy is getting a lot of attention in the news as rapid research and development are speeding new discoveries to clinical trials and to market.  While most of the focus seems to be on cancer treatment, [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:09+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Biotech, Events|Comments Off on A Few Quick Facts About Immunotherapy

The Vulnerability of IoT: Deep Thoughts from an Expert

The speed of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is creating opportunities for startups developing IoT security solutions. But at what cost? VLAB Blogger Michelle McIntyre sat down with Ravi Prasad, chair of VLAB’s IoT Security: High Stakes for Billions of Devices event happening Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-8:30 pm at SRI International Conference Center, to discuss [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:09+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Volunteers|Comments Off on The Vulnerability of IoT: Deep Thoughts from an Expert