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Networking Event Talk – “Safe Advanced Mobile Power”, San Diego


Networking Event for Young Professionals and Students

with featured talk on

“Safe Advanced Mobile Power”

Thursday, January 22 at 6 pm


Network and be inspired by young professionals and students from across the San Diego area in this joint YP/SPAx event featuring Thomas Coughlin, Vice President of Future Directions for IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and our 2015 IEEE Region 6 (Western USA) Director.   

Agenda:  Networking with appetizers from 6 onwards, with a 25-minute stand up talk at 6:45.

About the Featured Talk:

The featured talk during this networking event will discuss the Safe Advanced Mobile Power initiative and how it will lead to more sustainable power sources and mobile consumer electronic products, while meeting important requirements for safety, sustainability, manufacturability and cost.. Slower technological development in mobile power technology is limiting the application of many new and potentially revolutionary applications.   Mobile device power is in need of its own version of something like “Moore’s Law.” We are currently at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in novel battery technologies will accelerate the IoT by ushering in a plethora of new applications. Features that utilize ‘always ON,’ enabled by higher energy mobile power sources, will revolutionize the IoT’s ability to interact with its surroundings and provide a virtual extension of human knowledge and influence in ways we do not yet fully appreciate. Likewise the availability of more mobile device power would enable the operation of additional hardware such as multiple radios in simultaneous use and wide-spread use of technologies such as micro-projectors or continuous recording in common mobile devices. This presentation will survey mobile power alternatives available today, what is needed to meet this objective, including safety, sustainability and manufacturability; and activities underway to bring this initiative into existence.


About the Speaker:

Thomas M. Coughlin is President, Coughlin Associates and a widely respected storage analyst and consultant.  He has over 30 years in the data storage industry.  Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:  The Essential Guide, published by Newnes Press.  Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, and other reports. Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE Society, and other professional organizations. He is VP of Future Directions for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society as well as 2015-16 Director for IEEE Region 6. He is serving his third term as a member of the CE Society BoG and was Vice President of Operations for three years. Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference, a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference. He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit. He has a PhD in EE from Shinshu University, and MSEE from the University of Minnesota as well as a BS in Physics from the same school.


Date: Thursday, January 22

Time: 6-8:30

Register:  Space is limited; register at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/31543 — free to members and student members, $5 for others.


Location: University of San Diego, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Room E, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego

Directions: Use the West Entrance at Marian Way off of Linda Vista Rd and building is first one on right at top of hill.  Parking is nearby and free with no permit required after 5 pm.


Contact: Dr. Kathleen Kramer k.kramer@ieee.org for more information.


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