My friends have been asking why my writing has ceased. Frankly, with the devastating loss of my wife, I no longer have the motivation or ability to write. It has been very difficult adjusting to life without my soulmate; you never realize how much your partner means to you until you lose him or her. I encourage all of you to cherish what you have and make the most of every moment, because life is unpredictable.
The only thing I have been able to focus on in the past few months is research on how to defeat cancer and help others in need. I feel obliged to do all I can to prevent others from suffering as Tavinder did, it is the only thing that gives me purpose. In helping other cancer patients, I have learnt a lot more about how devastating cancer can be and how antiquated, corrupt, and screwed up our medical system is. Many cancers—and other diseases— for which we currently have no adequate treatment may soon be curable; medicine is reaching a tipping point thanks to advancing and converging technologies. I outlined some of the advances in this lecture. Continue reading
AAPN’s annual meeting featured impressive keynote speakers, including strategic futurist Nancy Giordano, and provided lots of opportunities for networking and developing business relationships in the apparel supply chain.Continue reading
Lee was also the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.Part of her responsibilities while serving with the Department of Commerce was to advise the president on domestic and international intellectual property matters.
Lee greatly influenced the Silicon Valley USPTO.In 2012, Lee served as thefirst director of the Silicon Valley USPTO. Before that, she served on the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee, advising the USPTO on patent policies.
Lee was an IP power house in the Silicon Valley.Lee was named the Best Bay Area IP Lawyer and one of the Top 100 most influential women in the Silicon Valley by theSan Francisco Business Timesand theSan Jose Business Journal.
Lee has also served as deputy general counsel for Google.Lee served as the company’s first Head of Patents and Patent Strategy. During her time at Google, Lee built Google’s patent portfolio from only a few patents to over 10,000!
She has plenty of experience being a leader.Before Google, Lee was a partner at Fenwick & West, where she represented leading high-tech firms such as Cisco Systems, Logitech, Apple, and Sun Microsystems.
Lee is well versed in electrical engineering and computer science with degrees from MIT.Prior to becoming a lawyer, Lee worked as a computer scientist at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Lee grew up in the heart of the Silicon Valley.Lee grew up in Saratoga, California, and after going away for college, she returned to the Bay Area to earn her law degree from Stanford University.
She has a surprising skill.Fun fact: Lee trained for 16 years as a classical ballet dancer.
First he was a well-known optimist in Silicon Valley, now Vivek Wadhwa warns against the downsides of technology.“Social media is used as a weapon against ourselves and we are unhappy about it.”
Vivek Wadhwa has made a huge turn in recent years. The legendary entrepreneur, writer and keynote speaker originally made his name as one of the most prominent ‘cheerleaders’ of Silicon Valley. He was closely involved with Singularity University, an almost evangelistic club that has been hammering on the huge promises of the technological revolution in recent years. He taught at Stanford University, the Silicon Valley nursery school, and wrote optimistic books and columns about the future.
Thanks to Clark Quinn, Ph.D., we have a wonderful visual image of Nancy Giordano’s talk at this year’s #LSCon. It is fascinating to see how the future, learning, work, and leadership are interconnected. Thank you Clark.