April 27 & 28 2023

HKN TechX is IEEE-HKN’s premier technical conference and networking event, focused on emerging technologies and their applications, and inspiring attendees to become the next generation of engineering leaders. Expert leaders in their fields to present thought provoking, engaging and inspiring sessions, conduct meaningful discussions and share insights with the next generation of industry professionals.

Take a look (below) at the speakers and topics we’re bringing you at this year’s event!

Keynote Speaker

Dejan Milojicic

IEEE Fellow

Member of Mu Nu Chapter, Politecnico Di Torino

Dejan Milojicic  is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Milpitas, CA. He leads research on Future Architectures and is the Principal Investigator of the Heterogeneous Serverless Computing that spans Hewlett Packard Labs. In his HP(E) career, he contributed to numerous research efforts spanning software, distributed computing, systems management, and HPC. Dejan led large industry-government-academia collaborations, such as Open Cirrus for the HPC in Cloud program and New Operating System for The Machine program. Dejan has written over 240 papers, 2 books and 79 patents. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Engineer, and HKN and USENIX member. Dejan was on 8 PhD thesis committees, and he mentored over 100 interns. He founded and taught Cloud Management class at San Jose State University.

 Dejan was President of the IEEE Computer Society (2014), IEEE presidential candidate (2019), editor-in-chief of IEEE Computing Now and IEEE Distributed Systems Online and he has served and continues to serve on many editorial boards, technical program committees and steering committees.  Previously, Dejan worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia. He contributed to novel systems software and parallel and distributed systems that were deployed throughout Europe. Dejan received his Ph.D. from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany; and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia.


Keynote Address: Technology and Mega Trends Predictions

No one can say with high certainty what path the future will take. However, we have learned from the recent past the importance of predictions, as accurate as we can make them. Whether and when to close and then open economies in presence of COVID, how to quickly modify supply chains and replace oil and guess imports, how to sequence genes for new vaccines, and many others, are becoming essential questions to answer for humankind’s existence. Technology plays a central part in these deliberations, for example, performing large-scale simulations of virus spread, applying additive manufacturing for replaceable parts in the absence of supply chains, achieving digital transformation of the energy sector, and many others.

IEEE Future Directions Committee (FDC) and its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) have been conducting Megatrends research and the IEEE Computer Society has predicted technologies for more than 10 years. The predictions are formulated annually in the form of a report, with the scorecard released at the end of each year. Two diverse cross-geography and cross-technology teams respectively formulated Megatrends and individual Technology Predictions for the year 2023. The FDC IAB team has identified three key megatrends: digital transformation, sustainability, and virtualization/artificial general intelligence. The IEEE CS team has unveiled its top 19 technology trends that are anticipated to dominate in 2023, with the top three: remote healthcare and wearables; augmented reality; and software for edge-to-cloud continuum. Megatrends and Technology Prediction are meant for a broad audience and their findings are reported in the form of press releases with a target audience of 200 million. In this talk, we will present megatrends and technology predictions for the likelihood of their success, their impact on humanity, maturity, relative market adoption, and the horizon to broad adoption.

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