Emerging Tech SIG: Digital Living - Transition Themes



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Technology SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Digital Living - Transition Themes 2005: Themes, Implications, Strategies & Technologies

    This presentation covers six themes in the Digital Home industry:

    • 2nd Gear - defines the stages of the S-Curve, where the Digital Home industry is at, and some of the implications.
    • IPTV on the Radar - Bill Gates woke up the U.S. industry to something the rest of the world has noticed for some time now.
    • Not just HDTV-Ready - the term "HDTV-Ready" will soon be synonymous with snake oil, see why.
    • Evolving Displays - some exciting new technologies are on the immediate horizon.
    • Serving it up - the "Media Server" is diverging into many segments, some of which will survive.
    • Portable Experiences - iPod clones and Phones are chasing the rainbow to see who can put the most stuff in your pocket.


    About the Presenter

    Gary Sasaki

    Gary Sasaki finds growth opportunities through a creative look at markets and technology.

    His focus is on finding and helping to initiate billion dollar opportunities in digital consumer electronics and digital imaging. Topics include HDTV, digital cameras & video, codecs, digital recording media, AV networking standards, content creation and management, digital right management, digital cinema and many others. Topics that are followed, but not focused on include mobility, location-based services, automotive telematics, and independent living.

    Gary was in HP for 30 years, including HP Labs in Strategic Business Development for over 10 years. HP Labs offered a rich mix of cutting edge technology and a central point to work with any HP business division or outside company. Dozens of technologies, multiple industries and countless ideas for new businesses were evaluated.

    Before joining HP Labs, Gary was an HP division R&D Manager leading over 100 professionals. The lab had three separate product lines, each #1 in their market worldwide. Other positions in HP include R&D Section Manager, Project Manager and Product Marketing.

    He received his BSEE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley; attended the Brookings Institution, and had other coursework in Stanford and HP. Gary is an officer in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley chapter.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation



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