Distinguished Speaker Series with Jerry Fiddler



  • Envisioning the Connected World

    Join us between from 6:00-7:00pm for light snacks and a networking reception.

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    Jerry Fiddler, Founder, Board Member - Wind River


    Introduction By

    Ann Winblad, Co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

    Co-hosted by the Computer History MuseumCSPAACM San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network, South Bay Chapter

    In the not-too-distant future, the majority of electronic devices will be connected via the Internet or wireless protocols, bringing convenience and simplicity to daily living, but adding layers of technology and complexity to devices we use everyday. Jerry Fiddler will offer a glimpse to his vision of the future: "The Connected World." He will discuss how this "world system" will evolve through the convergence of multiple technologies resulting in one, giant interoperable system. The audience will learn that the road to the connected world is wide open, and that today marks the beginning of a new era in the embedded industry.


    Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!


    Speaker Bio: Jerry Fiddler

    Jerry Fiddler is founder and member of the board of Wind River. Since its establishment in 1981 in a Berkeley garage, Wind River has grown to become the leading provider of embedded software worldwide. Fiddler sits on several corporate boards, including Tensilica, Axis, Crossbow and Nanochip, as well as a number of advisory and non-profit boards. He has worked actively both with students and in an advisory capacity at a number of universities, including University of California, Berkeley, Wharton, and University of Illinois. He was also a member of the first NRC national study of networked embedded systems. He received a BA in music and photography, and an MS in computer science, both from University of Illinois.

    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium

    3333 Coyote Hill Road

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks

    7:00-9:00pm Program




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    $20 Non-members

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