IEEE Consumer Electronics Society CES 2016 Download01/26/2016 - 01/26/2016

CES 2016 Download


Joseph Wei - Managing Director Lab360- Wearables for Health and Sports, Personal Robots and IoT for Consumer
Tom Coughlin - President Coughlin Associates - Storage
Bill Orner - Imagination Technologies - Image Capture Devices


Meeting Place NVIDIA - 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Click here to see overhead photo of venue
Meeting Time

January 26, 2016

Meetings start at 6:30pm with pizza & drinks.
The talk starts at 7:00pm, and the meeting ends at 9:00PM.

Fees paid at door

Non-IEEE members - $10
IEEE members - $5
IEEE CES and IEEE Student members - Free

This is our annual sharing of the new and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. This event has proven to be a very popular one to attend for people that are in the industry or just have a curiosity. See photos and hear explanations about some of the highlights and major themes, as well as some of the weird and unusual items that always seem to appear at CES. Additionally, there are a number of related events that are held just before and after CES that will be talked about, including Showstoppers, Digital Experience, Storage Visions, and ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics)

Speaker Bios:  

Joseph Wei  is the Managing Director of Lab360, an incubator that provides investment, mentorship, and business acceleration for early stage startups focusing on IoT, wearable, and other smart, connected hardware solutions. Lab360 is supported by Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU), one of the leading Internet companies in China. Joseph is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist and mentor. Prior to Lab360, he founded SJW Consulting Inc., a technology and business strategy consulting firm advising global 1000 technology and financial clients on technology trends and product strategy. He has led several new businesses that pioneered innovative products, and, generated over $500 million in revenue when he held executive positions at Inventec Corp. (a top 5 ODM from Taiwan), Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), NEC and DEC (acquired by Compaq/HP). He is recognized for his expertise in wearables, IoT, Cloud computing, and is a frequent speaker and author on these topics. He is a senior member of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association with over 400,000 members, the Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section with the world's largest number of IEEE chapters and members, and the Past Chair/Vice Chair of the Consumer Electronics Society. He is an advisor to several startups, as well as a mentor to AngelHack HACKcelerator and RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator.

Tom Coughlin   -   President of Coughlin Associates (, a market analysis and consulting company focused on storage technology used in a variety of areas, including consumer electronics. Tom also runs the Storage Visions conference, held each year just before CES in Las Vegas, and also the Creative Storage conference. Tom is also a past Chairman of the IEEE CES Santa Clara Valley chapter, and is currently on the chapter's executive team.

Bill Orner - Director of Advanced Hardware for GoPro, a manufacturer of sports video cameras.  Mr. Orner’s 30 years in the CE industry includes working for Philips, Transmeta, MIPS, Lexicon as well as several startup companies.  He has a BSEET from Northeastern University and a MSTEM from Pepperdine University.  Mr. Orner is a member of the IEEE and SMPTE, he currently serves as the secretary of the IEEE CE Society and also involved with standards committees for CTA, USB and VESA.