Vice President of Strategic Research, salesforce.com
Please join us for the first of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2017 bi-monthly evening program series.
6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking
7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation
8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned
Turning the Moore's-Law crank to automate existing activities has impressive returns, but they are nowhere near the breakout opportunities available from data-driven and AI-augmented initiatives that redefine entire industries. Salesforce's global VP of Strategic Research will share observations and recommendations based on work with dozens of organizations that are on the leading edge of making the magic real.
Peter Coffee is Vice President of Strategic Research at salesforce.com (http://salesforce.com/), where he interacts with IT managers, software developers and policymakers on a global basis.
Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues. Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company’s first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques.
He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University; he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.
This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.